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July 20, 2021
POA News
   Upcoming POA Meetings

   Board Meeting Tomorrow
   Trash Pickup Update
   Questions and Answers
   Governmental Affairs Committee
   Tanasi Basin Lighting
   Street Sign Project

   Loudon County Clerk
   Did You Know?
Clubs & Organizations
   Tellico Players
   Hiking Club
   Men's Softball League
   Lion's Club
   Tennis Club
   Art Guild
   Public Library


   Recreation Summer Hours
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Click here to see the meeting schedule for July 2021.

All advisory committee meeting agendas are posted to the
POA website prior to their meeting. Please visit the committee's page to view the agenda. 

July 21st, 1:30 p.m., Board Meeting
Please click here to view the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting tomorrow, July 21st. This meeting will be open for property owner attendance, though it will be limited to a maximum of 60 spectators. 

The meeting will also be available to watch live at 1:30 pm on TVB's YouTube channel here. As always, a chat feature is available for attendees to ask questions or make comments. The chat messages will be addressed during the live meeting. 

As always, all Board meetings are recorded and available to view on the POA website.
Our Public Works Department will soon continue its goal to reduce energy expenses for Tellico Village by converting the dock lights in Tanasi basin to LED light sources. The 65 existing units will be retrofitted with LED kits that use only 115 watts. This will reduce the energy used by 56 of the units that consume 200 watts each and 9 of the units that consume 300 watts each by 45%.
Other projects currently under way or planned by Public Works are conversion to LED light sources in our buildings.
Any questions can be referred to Chad Johnson (Public Works) or Bill Busch (PSAC)."
The new trash pickup contractor Republic Services has answered a few questions that have been lingering after they took over our trash collection. While the trash services will not change, trash and recycling will be picked up on the same day and will follow the same schedule. The invoices will now be sent from Republic Services. TVPOA Public Works management is meeting with Republic's general manager periodically to ensure our quality of service remains through the change of ownership. Please contact Republic Services at 865-270-6005 if you experience any issues with your trash service. Republic will soon be reaching out to property owners regarding autopay.
Do you have questions? Other Villagers may have the same question! Don't hesitate to ask us. We occasionally receive questions that we feel might be beneficial for all Villagers to see answered.

Q: What is POA 101 and how do I sign up?

A: Held every other month, POA 101 is a new resident orientation presented by a few members of the POA staff and a Board member, and is recommended for all new Tellico Village property owners. The presentation will last about 1 hour and attendees will receive a plethora of helpful information via email and a goody bag. Reservations are required! Please RSVP to Amanda Parks at

The next POA 101 meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd at 2pm on the top floor of the Yacht Club. 

For those who would prefer watching from home, we will also offer a live stream of this meeting. Please email Amanda Parks at if you'd like to be added to the email list for the live stream information. Those who watch via live stream can come by the Welcome Center to retrieve their goody bag anytime following the session.

No matter if you're new to the Village or a seasoned resident, no question is too big or small. Please email questions to

The Public Works Department will start the final phase of installing the new decorative street sign posts the week of July 19th.
They will go in the following order: 
County Redistricting
According to state law, Loudon and Monroe Counties are required to reapportion their county commission districts this year based on the 2020 U.S. census.  In general, each county must have at least 9 commissioners.  However, depending on a district’s population it can have up to 3 commissioners.

Loudon County: As presently structured, Loudon County has 7 districts and 10 commissioners.  District 1 (which incudes Loudon City) has 2 commissioners, District 2 (which incudes Lenoir City) has 2 commissioners, District 5 (west of Lenoir City) has 2 commissioners and Districts 3, 4, 6 and 7 each have 1 commissioner.  The Loudon County portion of Tellico Village comprises almost all of District 7.  There has been some unofficial discussion that this year’s redistricting could expand the Tellico Village district area to allow for 2 commissioners.
The Loudon County Redistricting Committee will have its first meeting on August 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Loudon County Office Building located at 100 River Rd, Loudon, TN. The public is welcome to attend.

Monroe County: As presently structured, Monroe County has 4 districts and 10 commissioners.  District 1 (which incudes Sweetwater) has 3 commissioners, District 2 (which incudes Madisonville) has 3 commissioners, and District 3 (which incudes Tellico Plains) has 3 commissioners, and District 4 (which incudes Vonore and all of Kahite) has 1 commissioner. 
The Monroe County Redistricting Committee has not set the time for its first meeting. The public will be welcome to attend.

Meals on Wheels
Loudon County: Meals on Wheels in Loudon County is administered by the Mid-East Community Action Agency, according to nutrition manager Nancy Steele, located in Lenoir City and a volunteer driver from Tellico Village delivers meals here. To be placed on the route, a person should call 865-248-8661 ext. 247 and complete a 20-minute assessment by telephone. The program also provides a weekly "well-check visit" to ensure clients are safe. (When funds are limited, applicants with low income are given priority.) 

Monroe County: Monroe County's applicants have to be 60 or older. Applicants need to call the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority at 423-318-6936 and ask for Diane or Elizabeth to schedule an eligibility assessment by telephone. The agency asks for donations, but if applicants can afford to pay ($7 a meal for 4 times a week), they can be added to services within a week.
The Recreation Department has all sorts of summer water activities available!

Kayak the Cove - If you are a Recreation member & are comfortable on a kayak, join us to paddle around the cove Tuesdays from 9am-11am.
Kayak 101 - Kayak 101 offers some education and guidance for kayaking. So if kayaking is new to you but you've always wanted to try it out this is a great place to start. Thursdays from 9am-11am
Paddleboard 101 - Paddleboard 101 offers education and guidance on how to standup and use a paddleboard. Fridays at 9:00 am
Paddleboard Fitness - This class will challenge your body and balance. This one hour class incorporates elements of strength training and yoga all while atop your paddleboard. This class is not for beginners.
Fridays at 10:15 am
Meet at Tugaloo Beach. Participants must be Recreation Members or have a guest pass. Please sign up for these activities at

Loudon County Clerk is now open at Lakeside Real Estate Group on THURSDAY of each week:
9:00-3:30 (closed 1:00-1:45 for lunch)
Wellness Center:
5:30 am – 7:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sunday)
Chota Recreation Center:
8:00 am – 7:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Friday & Saturday)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Sunday)
Join us on July 22nd at 11 am at Tugaloo Pavilion for this very special demonstration! 

On July 22nd at 11 am, local artist Jo Marie Brotherton will demonstrate how she creates beads and sculptural flowers using a torch (oxygen, gas mix),  rods of colorful glass and some simple tools. She will discuss the mysteries of lampworking.

Lampworking, also known as flameworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork in which a torch is used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. This glass making technique is used to create glass sculpture and artwork, beads, jewelry, ornaments, and small figurines.

For more information click here.
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Snow Falls/Buzzard Point
Distance: 10.4  miles  
Elevation Gain: 1575 feet
Rating: Difficult
Driving Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Leader: George Zola  614-937-0767
Depart at 8:00am from Lakeside Real Estate

Snow Falls is an in/out hike along the Cumberland Trail in Dayton, TN.  The trail begins along a creek and has 2 interesting bridge crossings.  It then begins a long steady climb on switchbacks to the top.  After a rock hop across the creek,  we’ll make it to the falls.  The falls are viewed from the top and only the most adventurous will climb to the bottom where you can walk under the falls.  On our return we will detour to Buzzard Point for another beautiful view.

"Crime novels put the balance back in life...Evil is punished, and the good guys mostly win after solving their puzzle," explains bestselling mystery writer David Baldacci, regarding the growing popularity of crime fiction.
The library is hosting its Mid-Summer Book Sale, featuring $1 MYSTERIES, on Saturday July 31st, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon in the Courtyard.  Mystery lovers will be in their element as they select from hundreds of page-turning, puzzle-solving, bestseller books, each for only $1.   In addition, other genres will be available for purchase, most priced $1 - 4, including History, Government & Politics, General Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Health.  Find incredible deals on greatly-reduced Books on CDs, Music on CDs, and DVDs.  Cash or check only.  300 Irene Lane, (865) 458-5199,

Tickets on sale for Tellico Players August production of Suite Surrender

Reserved seats are available at $21 each for the Tellico Community Players August production of Michael McKeever’s hilarious farce, Suite Surrender.  Tickets are on sale on the Tellico Community Players website: (Click on tickets to purchase.)

Performance dates for Suite Surrender will be Thursday-Sunday, August 5-8 and Thursday-Sunday, August 12-15.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinee performances begin at 1:30 PM.  The Tellico Community Playhouse is at 304 Lakeside Plaza, off Richey Road, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. 
After each of the Friday performances, immediately following the play, the audience is welcome to remain in the theater for a 30-minute Talk-Around with the Suite Surrender cast and crew.  Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into what is involved in creating a character and putting on a play.
The story:
It is 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel – bringing with them assistants, luggage, and a legendary feud with each another.  Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance until they are somehow assigned to the same suite.  Mistaken identity, overblown egos, double entendre, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of classic farces akin to those enjoyed in the 30s and 40s.  If you ever have enjoyed a quality farce like Noises Off or Lend Me a Tenor, you definitely will enjoy Suite Surrender.
The cast:
Otis: John Swenson
Francis: Ira Massie
Bernard S. Dunlap: Steve Mayberry
Mrs. Everett P. Osgood: Jodi Moody
Dora Del Rio: Debbie Mayberry
Claudia McFadden: Barbara Kistler-Martin
Mr. Pippet: Joel Bonnan
Athena Sinclair: Sauni Rinehart
Murphy: Brittany Brooks Knapper

The production is directed by Tellico Community Players President Dennis Loy.  Rosie Sylvester is producer. The Players wish to thank the sponsor of Suite Surrender, Dr. Timothy Gardner, PC, Family Foot and Ankle Clinic of Knoxville. 
The Tellico Men’s Senior Softball League is scheduled to begin fall play, at the Loudon Municipal Park on Tuesday, Sept. 7th. The slow pitch, 7 inning league consists of 6 teams and they are looking for new players to fill anticipated vacancies. The league is open to all men age 55 (by 12/31/21) and over residing in Loudon and surrounding counties.  
All new players will be assigned to a team and are guaranteed to play. Cost of $ 35  includes fall season field rental, bats, balls and year end pizza party, etc. Games are played on Tuesdays at noon however team warmups/batting practice begin about 11:00 AM.  In addition to the Tuesday games, there are optional batting practices on Thursdays. All players must sign a Team Waiver Form from Loudon County Parks and Recreation. .
New players are required to attend at least one practice session on Aug. 17, 19, 24 or 26th. Players need a glove and are recommended to have softball shoes with rubber cleats.
There are some unique rules for this senior softball league that are intended to provide a margin of safety for the players. These include all bats/balls/bases are provided by the league, no contact rule for base running, ten players in the field, extra bases at first and home plate and no metal spikes. Most players have not played ball since their youth but enjoy the camaraderie and enjoy having a chance to keep active.

If you would like to learn more about the league, you are invited to attend a meeting for new players Tuesday, August 10th, 11:00 AM at the Chota Recreation Center in Tellico Village.
For additional information contact League Commissioner, John Hunter at 865-300-6058 or

Tellico Village Lions Club President Larry Elder recently announced that they had secured a $100,000 grant for Our PLACE from the Lions Clubs International Foundation. This is in addition to the $92,00000 that the club raised last summer and fall through Dollar-for-Dollar Community Match Campaigns in the Village. Lion Elder announced that the grant was secured in cooperation with the Loudon Lions Club Village who recently donated $8,000 to the fundraising efforts.

The Tellico Village Lions Club’s involvement with fund raising for Our PLACE began in late 2019 when Lion Elder attended several informational meetings on the plans to build Our PLACE. His attendance at these meetings convinced him that there was a need for a dementia day care center, given the aging of the population of Tellico Village and Loudon and Monroe County. He was also impressed with the detailed business plan that the OurPLACE committee had created to support not only the fundraising efforts but the ongoing operations of the center once it was built. When the Tellico Village Lions Club’s Board of Directors were formulating their 2020-2021 budget, $8,000 was designated as a donation to Our PLACE. In the summer of 2020, club members were asked to consider supporting the fundraising efforts with a personal donation. To encourage their participation the club agreed to match, dollar for dollar, each members donation. The Dollar-for-Dollar Match Campaign within the club raised $16,000. So impressed with the results, the club decided to launch a dollar-for-dollar match campaign within the Tellico Village Community in the Fall of 2020. The club distributed a flyer to all 4,200 Village homes announcing that the club would match dollar-for dollar all donations made to Our PLACE, up to a maximum of $10,000.  That campaign ended in late November with the club raising an additional $36,000 for Our PLACE.  Although the match campaign was officially over, the club continued to receive several very large anonymous donor donations.  As 2020 ended the Tellico Village Lions Club’s fundraising efforts for Our PLACE was $92,000. In mid-December, Lion Elder became aware of a grant program available through the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Similar to what the Lions had done locally, the LCIF had a Matching Community Grant program available to Lions clubs worldwide. The deadline for applying for the grant was February 1, 2021. Now the challenge was to locate an experienced grant writer to assist with the writing of the application. Jim Dezzutti, chairman of Our Place, was able to identify a local Village resident, Sharon Busch, who had spent her career writing grant requests. With a deadline for submission of the grant application fast approaching, Ms Busch, along with Dezzutti, Elder, and past Lions Club President Ed Roeber began the arduous process of completing the 60-page grant application. On January 29, 2021, the application was mailed overnight delivery to Lions Clubs International Foundation in Chicago. Over the next 4 months, LCIF requested clarification and additional documentation on information contained in the original grant application. In late May, the Board of Directors of LCIF meet to review the many applications received from Lions Clubs worldwide. In early June, 13 days before the ceremonial groundbreaking for Our PLACE, Lion Elder received word that the Lions application for the grant had been approved.

The Our PLACE facility, when completed, will provide a program of therapeutic activities for senior residents suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Its programs will, at the same time, provide respite care to these individual’s caregivers, and will add greatly to their quality of life.

The Tellico Village Lions are proud of their accomplishment in this effort. It would not have been possible without the support of residents of Tellico Village and the Lions Clubs International Foundation. A BIG THANK YOU to both for their support.

On July 14th, the Tellico Village Tennis Club held its first social event of the season. Over 60 members and their guests attended at Chota Recreation Center; 8 new players joined the Club during the party. Welcome! The Social provided the opportunity to meet other club players/spouses, enjoy some good food and play some social tennis.  Many raffle door prizes were handed out including tennis balls, Tellico Village Tennis Club T-shirts, a ball hopper and three embroidered Club hats.  A special thanks to TLTA for sponsoring the event.  Also, special thanks to Barb Eidenmuller and Carol Williams for arranging and serving all of the delicious food.  Plans are in the works to have another Social later in the fall. On another note: the Tellico Village Women's Doubles team won another victory this past week, keeping us undefeated in the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association league. We are in first place and loving it! Our next home match is July 26th at Chota Recreation Center, starting at 9am. Come on out and cheer on our team!
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