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February 2, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
Property Owners Association
   Upcoming POA Meetings

   Board Meeting Tomorrow
   Parker Owen Retires 
   POA Names New CFO

   Brush and Leaves Procedures
   Tellico Village Broadcasting

Announcements
   COVID Vaccine Update
   Shred Day
Clubs & Organizations
   Muddy Boots
   Art Guild
   Shooting Sports Association
   The Public Library

Amenities
   Try the Trackman
   Kahite Pub Weekly Specials
 
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IMPORTANT POA UPDATES
UPCOMING POA MEETINGS
Click here to view the upcoming meeting schedule for February 2021.

In order for property owners to be included in committee meetings, we are hosting Zoom webinars for the POA advisory committee meetings. Please click the link specific to each meeting to connect. 


February 3, 1:30 p.m. Board Meeting
The meeting will be available to watch live at 1:30pm on TVB's YouTube channel here

February 4, 9 a.m. ACC (Architectural Control Committee)
Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://zoom.us/j/93243578780?pwd=QXhCVkViNGpJWlhITVM5Z0pPbnBDdz09
Password: 020703

Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +13126266799,,93243578780#,,,,0#,,020703#  or +19292056099,,93243578780#,,,,0#,,020703# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 
    Webinar ID: 932 4357 8780
    Password: 020703

February 5, 9 a.m. CAC (Communications Advisory Committee)
Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://zoom.us/j/92393950556?pwd=U01KTW5wbHNLcmhiQ3VjdThvQ29hUT09
Password: 679664

Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +13126266799,,92393950556#,,,,0#,,679664#  or +19292056099,,92393950556#,,,,0#,,679664# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 
    Webinar ID: 923 9395 0556
    Password: 679664

February 8, 3:30 p.m. GAC (Golf Advisory Committee)
Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://zoom.us/j/91800208447?pwd=WDVjeit0MjRja2tFcmdBRS9sV0NIUT09
Password: 901671

Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +19292056099,,91800208447#,,,,0#,,901671#  or +13017158592,,91800208447#,,,,0#,,901671# 
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799 
    Webinar ID: 918 0020 8447
    Password: 901671

 
BOARD MEETING TOMORROW
Please click here to view the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting on tomorrow, February 3, 2021. The meeting will be available to watch live at 1:30 pm on TVB's YouTube channel here.

As always, all Board meetings are recorded and available to view on the POA website.

PARKER OWEN RETIRES
After 9 years as TVPOA's Chief Financial Officer, Parker Owen has retired as of January 31, 2021. Parker and his wife Jan are returning home to Kingsport to enjoy their retirement. Due to COVID, a farewell gathering will be scheduled at a later date. At the most recent Board meeting, Parker was given recognition for his contributions and a special gift as a token of our appreciation. Parker accomplished many great things in his tenure as CFO.

We will share more about Parker's time here in the near future. 

CEO Winston Blazer recognizes Parker Owen for his contributions to the POA.

POA NAMES NEW CFO
The Tellico Village Property Owners Association is pleased to announce that it has named Kevin Ellsworth as its new Chief Financial Officer effective February 1, 2021. With over 30 years of experience, Kevin brings a wealth of leadership skills and success in building strategic financial plans along with nearly two years of working under former CFO Parker Owen, who retired this past week.

 

“I am thrilled to introduce Kevin as our new CFO. Over the past 21 months, he has made enormous contributions to our operations and I’m excited to see him step up into the role of CFO,” said Chief Executive Officer, Winston Blazer. “Kevin possesses the qualifications and expertise to grow TVPOA into an even greater, more financially sound organization to create a lasting impact on our Village for years to come.”
 

Kevin has been promoted from his prior role as TVPOA Controller. Kevin began his career in public accounting for Arthur Andersen in Chicago which led him to work as a Controller for First Chicago Trust and Investment management company for many years. Upon receiving his MBA, Kevin worked in healthcare in various accounting and leadership roles, most recently as CFO for Onco360, a specialty oncology pharmacy based out of Louisville Kentucky. After several successful private equity transactions, Kevin and his family moved to Knoxville, where he was the CFO for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.

Kevin is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois and Tennessee and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University (’88) and a M.B.A. from Northwestern University (’96).

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COVID VACCINE UPDATE
If you are 75 or older, please click on either the Loudon County or Monroe County link below to join the wait list for the COVID vaccine. While the wait list is lengthy, rest assured that by entering your information on your county’s specific website, you will be placed on the wait list as the vaccine becomes available.

Notes:

  • You must wait until your phase is active to register for the vaccine. Currently only those who fall under phases 1A1, 1A2, and ages 75+ are eligible for vaccination. 
  • This platform is for first-time registrants only. If you have already received your first dose of the COVID vaccine, you will be contacted when it is time for your 2nd dose. 

Loudon County: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/loudon-priority-list
Monroe County: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/monroe-priority-list

To register for the wait list, scroll to the bottom of the page and check the box that says “sign up” and then press the “submit” button below. The next page will ask for your name, email address, and which phase you are in. You must select a bubble in each of the 3 categories. Most will need to click on "75 and older" and then click the "not applicable" bubbles for the next two sections. If you do not have an email or if you are helping register someone who does not have an email, please enter “etrhoc.liaison@tn.gov.” Fake emails will not work. The quantity field at the top must be 1. All applicants must be entered individually.

If you have any questions, you may call the East Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 865-549-5343, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm excluding weekends and holidays.

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BRUSH AND LEAF PICKUP PROCEDURE
Each year, Public Works provides brush and leaf pickup services for Village residents.  Brush is picked up year-round and leaves are picked up November through February. The crew moves continuously throughout the Village year-round.
 
In order to make it more efficient for everyone, residents are no longer required to call in their pick-up requests. Public Works moves continuously which means they will visit each neighborhood within the Village and remove the debris. Please place brush and leaves into separate piles.
 
Public Works will start in Kahite and work through each neighborhood on their way to Coyatee.
 
If the crews get through the Village, they will start over again.
 
Brush should be at least three feet long, no more than six inches in diameter, and free from any metal objects. Piles should be placed along the street right-of-way in front of your home. No household trash, building material, grass clippings, shrubs or metal items will be picked up.
 
*REMINDER: brush not placed in the street right-of-way in front of your home will not be picked up. Please separate brush and leaves into separate piles.
 
Once again, no calls are required; simply put your brush out in your neighborhood and it will be picked up. We hope this process will make the brush removal system easier and more efficient for all residents. 
 
Leaves should be placed in the right-of-way in front of your home and it will be picked up. Public Works will not take leaves if they are bagged. If you wish to bag your leaves, you can put the bags out with your household garbage and they will take them.
 
If you have any questions about this procedure, call the Public Works office at (865) 458-4522.
 
 
 
*NOTE: While the goal is to pick up all brush and leaves in all neighborhoods each month, we may be slightly behind schedule due to the amount of brush or leaves. However, we will continue the route until it is completed and then we will start over. Please be patient and we will pick up the debris as soon as possible.
SHRED DAY RESCHEDULED
We are happy to announce that Loudon County Officials have re-scheduled Shred Day for February 10th at the Welcome Center. 
TRY THE TRACKMAN
Inclement weather days are the perfect opportunity to give our Trackman Simulator a try! Call the Toqua Pro Shop for availability at 865-458-6546 or email Charles Roffers at croffers@tvpoa.org.
 
$100 per foursome/18 holes
$50/hr practice session
Climate controlled
TELLICO VILLAGE BROADCASTING
This unusual time has caused us all to slow down, and maybe take advantage of some things that we just didn’t have the time for in a busier life.  Here’s an opportunity to peak into the lives of creative people who have been busier than ever. TVB would like to share this playlist for “HandMade”, a series of programs spotlighting artists in and around Tellico Village.  We feature artisans in the field of ironworking, art quilting,  painting on metal, stained glass, and wood carving.  Each video is 16 minutes or less.  Meet these creative people and maybe YOU will be inspired to unleash your own creativity when the pandemic eases, or think about purchasing a stunning piece of art!  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaRW-j-J504F6c37nwX2f3D1te-a2JVsO

Trees for Elephants
 After Christmas, TVB volunteer and Naturalist Club President, Lynda Parker, put out a solicitation for used Christmas trees to be donated and hauled to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  Lynda and her crew bundled up approximately 40 trees and made the 4 hour trip to Hohenwald, TN, to donate what would have ended up in a landfill, to a herd of 11 retired elephants, living in a natural habitat, where they enjoy herd, home, rest, and refuge after a life of performance and exhibition.  Find out what the elephants do with the trees (more than eat them!), how the animals end up here, and what this hidden-away Sanctuary is all about. A fascinating look at one of earth’s most magnificent animals!  https://youtu.be/xMuqUmGKGdE
 
KAHITE PUB WEEKLY SPECIALS
Monday- Soup & Full Grilled Cheese  $7
Tuesday- Caprese Flatbread  $9
Wednesday- Sweet & Sour Chicken Over Rice W/Broccoli & Egg Roll  Reservations Only 4-7  $12
Thursday- Steak Quesadilla  $9
Friday- Blackened Catfish Sandwich W/Sweet Fries  $10
Saturday- Italian Sub W/Fries  $9
Sunday- 2 Blueberry Pancakes W/Sausage or Bacon  $8
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Public Library at Tellico Village will be continuing bench-side pickup ONLY until February 16th. You may call 458-5199 or email tvlibrary.org@gmail.com to request items to be put out on the bench for pickup. 

Please note: the library will not be staffed for theses services on Monday February 15th due to the holiday.
UPCOMING EVENTS and MEETINGS
To learn about other happenings in Tellico Village and how to get involved, click below to visit Tellico Life.
Tellico Life

MUDDY BOOTS
When:
 Monday, February 8, 2021 (Rain Date- February 15, 2021) 

From: Depart Chota Center, Lakeside Realty Parking Lot, 9:00 AM  

Where: Seven Islands Birding Park

Distance: 5 miles total (note: there will be an option for those desiring to shorten to 4.0 mi) 

Elevation Gain: (the total of uphill climbing) 453 feet 

Rating: Mostly easy with occasional moderate elevation gains

Hike Leader(s):  Lisa and Don Worner (dlworner@msn.com) PH: 319-269-4839 

Brief Description of the Hike: We will be combining three trails for this hike.  The first trail, The Upland Loop (2.0 miles) includes a moderate climb in open pasture/meadow ground, to the top of a ridge with beautiful views of the French Broad River Basin.  We will then proceed onto the Island Loop which includes crossing the newly constructed pedestrian bridge onto the island where we will walk the Island Loop (1.6 miles), a level scenic walk along the river that potentially features many species of birds.  We will then return to the park center via the blacktop trail before proceeding onto the Hickory Ridge Trail (0.9 miles).  This woodland trail includes a moderate climb of 250 ft. to another scenic overlook before looping back to the original starting area.  This trail has many roots and some rocks and is somewhat more difficult, although still easy to moderate overall.  For those who would like to shorten their hike, or avoid the second hill climb, it is easy to return to your vehicle before beginning this segment.  The total trip distance, including connector trails, is 5 miles.   

The park is one of Tennessee’s newest, encompassing 416 acres along the French Broad River in Knox County. This peninsula features more than eight miles of natural trails, rolling hills, and views of the Smoky Mountains.  Drive time to the park is approximately one hour.  Parking is ample and readily available.   

HIKING BOOTS AND HIKING STICKS ARE RECOMMENDED.     
Bring ample water and trail snack if desired. 
Restroom information:  There are flush toilets at the trail head.   
 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM T.V. VISTORS CENTER TO SEVEN ISLANDS STATE BIRDING PARK: 
Proceed to I-40E, through Knoxville to exit 402 (Midway Rd). Turn right onto Midway Rd for 3.0 miles.  Turn left onto Kodak Rd for 0.4 miles.  Turn right onto Kelly Lane for 0.5 miles.  Road ends at parking lot for the Park  

COVID 19:   
We will be social distancing before, during, and after the hike.  Masks are recommended but not required while hiking.  Carpooling is discouraged.   

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ART GUILD OF TELLICO VILLAGE

ART JOURNAL COLLABORATIVE GROUP
New! Join us as we meet informally twice a month to exchange ideas and to share ideas about Art Journals with demonstrations of techniques. 
Date: Thursday February 11th and then every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month thereafter. 
Location:  On Zoom, until it is safe to meet in person.
Fee:  Free!   
This is a great group for beginners interested in learning art techniques as well as experienced artists.
More info: tellicoartguild.com/art-journal-collaborative-group
 
ART JOURNALING 101
An art journal is created in book form page by page like a written journal or diary but it incorporates colors, images, patterns, and may include a variety of materials in addition to words. Cindy Moser will lead a two-hour class to get you started.
Date: Tuesday February 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: On Zoom
Fee:  $20 for AGTV Members; $25 for Non-Members.
More info: tellicoartguild.com/introduction-to-art-journaling
 
VIBRANT WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Join award winning Texas watercolor artist, Soon Y. Warren, for a two-day workshop to create a vibrant watercolor of garlic in a step-by-step process. 
Date: March 24 & 25, 2021; 9 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: This will be a virtual workshop on YouTube Live and Zoom with access to the videos afterwards
Fee: AGTV Members: $100, Non-Members: $150
All experience levels are welcome!
More info: tellicoartguild.com/virtual-watercolor-workshop

tellicoartguild.com
SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION
The upcoming meeting of the Shooting Sports Association will be held on Tuesday February 16 at 5pm. We will meet on the 3rd floor of the the Yacht Club. Masks and distancing will be required. Our guest speaker will be Chris Bowen, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police in the Loudon County Sherriff’s office.
 
We meet the third Tuesday of each month, same time and place. Each month we cover a new topic of interest to those that enjoy shooting sports of any kind.
FOOD SERVICE FLYERS
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