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September 28, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
POA News
   Upcoming Meetings
   Long Range Planning Survey
   Truth Be Told
   Honors Award Deadline Extended
   Behind the Scenes
   Governmental Affairs Committee


Announcements
   Did You Know?
   Kahite Entrance/Exit Work
   Dock Cleaning
   Asphalt Maintenance
   TVVFD
   Tellicams
Amenities
   Recreation Maintenance
   Golf Dept Job Openings

Clubs & Organizations
   Oktoberfest 2021
   Blessing of the Pets
   Garden Club
   Woodworker's Club

   Tellico Players
   Village Quilters
   Women's Conference

   Walk to Remember
   Public Library
   Loudon Co. Office of Aging
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POA NEWS
UPCOMING MEETINGS
September 29th Yacht Club – Upper floor
9:00am – 10:30am FAC Workshop – Marketing
10:30am – Noon FAC Workshop – Admin

Budget meetings are livestreamed on YouTube here.

October 1, 9 a.m., CAC (Communications Advisory Committee)
POA Conference Room

October 4, 10 a.m., PSAC (Public Services Advisory Committee)
POA Conference Room

October 7, 9 a.m., ACC (Architectural Control Committee)
POA Conference Room
LONG RANGE PLANNING LAUNCHES SURVEY
LRPAC Launches Village-Wide Strategic Survey
The Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee has launched a Village-wide strategic survey to assist with the long-range planning for the Village.  As reported in the TELL-E-GRAM last week, this survey will provide updated data since the last survey was conducted in 2018.

The survey is available to all property owners and the LRPAC is hoping for a response from every household.  Data gathered will be analyzed, and a summary of results will be provided to the POA Board of Directors and all Villagers in early 2022. 

The survey is being conducted online using the link below and links will also be available on the POA and TellicoLife websites.  Depending on your answers, the survey will take 10-20 minutes.  Survey responses are anonymous and after you submit your answers, you’ll have the option to register for a drawing or sign up for possible future focus groups.

Villagers can take the survey on their computer, tablet, or smart phone.  The survey will be easier to navigate on a larger screen, so taking it on a computer will be easier than on your phone.  Villagers without online access can use the computers at the library or contact a member of the Long-Range Planning Advisory Committee for assistance.

You can learn more about the upcoming survey in a new video segment on the Tellico Village Network. Be sure to subscribe to TVN for news and stories of interest to Tellico Village.
 
Complete the 2021 Long Range Planning Survey
Your opinion matters!
TAKE SURVEY NOW
One response per household
Survey closes 10/31/2021

 
TRUTH BE TOLD
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: Does the POA have a policy regarding flags? 

A: No, the POA cannot regulate the display of flags of any kind on private property. However, flagpole locations must be permitted through the ACC department. For the guidelines on displays of signs and posters, please see our Political Sign Policy.

No matter if you're new to the Village or a seasoned resident, no question is too big or small. Please email questions to truthbetold@tvpoa.org.
HONORS AWARD DEADLINE EXTENDED
Time is almost out! The new extended deadline to make Honors Awards nominations is this Friday, October 1st. The 2021 Honor Awards Committee needs your help in identifying Tellico Village volunteers worthy of recognitionClick here to see a list of the categories. Not sure which one fits? The committee will entertain nominations to recognize individuals who do not fall into any of these categories, so don't worry about trying to make the individual fit the award description.

Click here to access the Honor Award nomination form. These are also available on the POA website, the Welcome Center, Chota Recreation Center, the Wellness Center, Yacht Club, as well as Tanasi, Toqua and Kahite clubhouses.
2018 Honor Awards Winners
Click here to see more photos and the full list of winners in each category.
 
BEHIND THE SCENES
Do you know who keeps the POA's technological infrastructure up and running? Meet the Information Technology staff: Kevin Alfont, Stephen Zell, and Tristan Johnson.
 
L-R: Kevin Alfont, Stephen Zell, Tristan Johnson
Kevin Alfont is the IT manager, responsible for all technical operations for the Property Owners Association and its facilities. From computers, servers, point of sale software, financial software, to security cameras on the docks, the IT Department handles an ever growing base of technical hardware and software and encounters unique and challenging opportunities every day. The opportunity to test and implement new technologies is the part of his job he enjoys the most, as well as working with a outstanding POA staff and membership. Kevin also says he loves to provide the most up to date technologies to POA members while maintaining cost effectiveness and innovation.
 
From Kevin: I was born and raised in a blue-collar, automotive manufacturing Indiana city. I studied two years to be a Catholic priest in Benedictine monastery before attending Ball State University and majoring in pre-medicine.  At the age of 22, I moved from Indiana to Arizona where I roped cattle and apprenticed as a rotogravure printing pressman eventually becoming a pressman in 1998. I moved to San Diego, California where I worked for two years before moving to Tennessee and entered Tennessee Tech where I completed a pre-Veterinarian program and also obtained a BS in Engineering. I choose to attend the University of Tennessee as a Graduate Research Assistant and obtained a M.S. in engineering rather than attend the UT  School of  Veterinary Medicine.
 
I have two wonderful children. One is an architect in Knoxville and one is beginning nursing school. I am married to Cynthia, my wonderful wife who is a Registered Nurse working in Hospice. She is a Filipino citizen who obtained her US citizenship last year. We enjoy travelling, golf, shooting sports, hiking, and outdoor activities.

Stephen Zell is the POA Network Administrator, charged with the management of our ever-expanding network. Other responsibilities include working with Kevin on design and implementation of new technology we can provide to our co-workers and property owners, as well as assist Tristan with any break-fix. Stephen says a normal day is hard to describe because with a team of our size, and an environment as complex as ours, we almost never do the same thing day to day. It could be spinning up and configuring a new server, rolling out new wireless access points at one of the POA facilities, or helping a user with an issue.

From Stephen: After obtaining a Bachelor's in Computer Network Systems, I started my career as a field service technician for Belk department stores. From there, I moved to a sysadmin position with Ripley entertainment, then I came here as the IT tech and have moved up to the Network Admin position. I started here in October of 2013, left briefly to take another position, then came back to the POA. My favorite part about my job is definitely the people. A close second would be the wide variety of tech that we get to work with day to day.
 
I was born and raised in East TN. I recently purchased a house and some property that I've been working on. Father of six amazing kids, the oldest is a student at Carson-Newman University, and the youngest is seven. Outside of work, I love to play guitar and nerd out with my kids on card games and table-top role-playing games.


Tristan Johnson is the Service Technician for the IT Department. He assists Kevin and Stephen with the implementation and repair of the many varieties of equipment we have at the POA. Some days include setting up new servers or fixing issues that arise on our staff machines. Tristan has been with the POA since February and says his favorite parts of his job are the kind people and the complexities of the network. 

From Tristan: I have a associates equivalent in Network Technician from Tennessee College of Applied Technology, I started my career at 19 with a company in Knoxville name Building System Technology, BST for short, Implementing and remodeling networks physically with wiring. For example, I’ve worked for Tennessee Air National Guard on a remodel of barracks, both KUB’s, Hoskins and Fleming, Fort Sanders on their new expansion of building 2, and many more business. My duties were pulling copper and fiber at the respected places.
 
I like to build chairs and knickknacks, and I am the only neighborhood IT person, so I help a lot of my neighbors when stuff happens. I also like to fish, hike, sight see and travel, not to far from my home in Vonore.

 
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Governmental Affairs Committee providing information on POA Board Election
Two POA board members will be leaving the Board of Directors: Bruce Johnson, and Carla Johnson. This leaves two vacant positions to fill. The candidates for villagers to vote to fill these positions are:
 
John Arguelles
Bob Brunetti
Walt Cook
Hussein Nijim
 
The Governmental Affairs Committee encourages you to use your Village directory to look up the contact information for these candidates and try to meet them.
 
Two of them will become part of the voice of the policy making for the Village for the next three years. Meet them over a drink or coffee/lunch.  Hold a meet and greet at your home encouraging your neighbors or friends to meet them.
 
Make sure you understand their positions on Village policy, finances, etc. to decide who to support.
 
Finally, get out and vote. The voter turn out for the Village is less than 25%.  However, we have a very vocal percentage when it comes to complaints. Let’s consider turning this around and getting the Village out to vote leading to less complaints in the future.

The Government Affairs Committee is charged with educating the Villagers and giving them information they need to make the best decisions for elections. Please click here for the POA Pie Chart that illustrates how our POA fees are allocated. 
 
This information is also provided on the POA website.  If you have questions regarding the allocation of funds, contact your board members or POA staff members.  Remember KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. 
 
Take note of the calendar dates to understand the election process in the village. If you have any questions on the process, contact POA staff.
 
October 28, 2021: All election materials to be mailed on this date (or the following business day) as stated in the election rules.
 
October 31, 2021: Election officially opens on VoteNet or by Paper Ballot at 12:01 a.m.
 
November 18, 2021: Ballots (Electronic and Paper) must be received by VoteNet by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Polls CLOSE at noon
 
November 19, 2021: Official announcement of election results begins at 2:00 p.m.
Election committee sends report of election results to Board of Directors for certification.
 
December 15, 2021: December Board Meeting – Certification of Election Results and Announcement of new Board members

Governmental Affairs Committee providing information on Loudon County Redistricting
 
Every 10 years following a census there is a redistricting of County, State and Federal voting districts.  We are in that process now.  There have been two meetings already regarding redistricting in Loudon County.  There is a meeting scheduled for a final vote on the redistricting plan for Loudon County for September 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. held at the Loudon County Annex, 601 Grove Street, Loudon, TN. For further information on the redistricting process and the final proposal to be voted on at the meeting go to: http://loudoncountyvotes.com

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Did you know TVPOA offers a welcome orientation called POA 101? 

Held every other month, POA 101 is 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 aparks@tvpoa.org.
The next POA 101 meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5th 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 aparks@tvpoa.org 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.
KAHITE ENTRANCE/EXIT WORK
Pavement Restoration Inc. (PRI) will start the paving project for the Kahite entrance and exit on Wednesday, September 29th. Flow of traffic will be directed through one lane and PRI traffic control workers will be onsite to get you in and out as smoothly and quickly as possible. Both lanes will be opened once the crew is finished each day.
 
This project will be completed by Monday, October 4th.

 
DOCK CLEANING
The POA is having a contractor pressure wash all the docks next week, starting around 9 am on Monday, October 4th. They will be washing all 21 docks. Please be considerate of this. Thank you.
ASPHALT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE - TOQUA COVES
King Asphalt Maintenance will be performing an application of Polymer Modified Masterseal (PMM) to some streets in Toqua Coves neighborhood. PMM is an asphalt sealer that will extend the lives of our roads and protect against damage. If you live in this area, this work may impact access to your driveway or may require an alternate route through your neighborhood. During this process we will need to close your road to give the product sufficient time to cure. Please become familiar with the maps below for specifics on the closure areas. Notice that each closure area will be closed during the day from approximately 7 AM until 7 PM over a two-day period. Closure dates are subject to change in the event of rain. 

The PMM schedule for Toqua Coves is scheduled starting September 29th through October 6th. 

Wednesday September 29th: Elokwa Way, Elokwa Trace, Elokwa Lane
Thursday September 30th & Friday October 1st: Amohi Way, Amohi Lane, Amohi Trace
Saturday October 2nd & Monday October 4th: Amohi Way, Amega lane, Amega Trace, Chogi Way, Chogi Lane
Tuesday October 5th & Wednesday October 6th: Chogi Way, Oonoga Way


Please click here to see maps and more detailed information. If the schedule changes, updates will be made to the Roads section of the Public Works page on the POA website. 

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VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Open House scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd has been canceled due to COVID-19. 

The Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department has an opening for a resident Board member. To be considered as a candidate for the TVVFD Board, you must submit an application packet. 

Application packets will be emailed to you by contacting Rose Koziara by email at Edandrose2@yahoo.com. The application deadline is October 4, 2021.

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TELLICAMS
www.tellicams.com is a webcam site operated by the TVPOA IT Department. 
 
Can you guess where the Mystery Cam is? Submit your guesses to kalfont@tvpoa.org. There will be a new location every week.

Last week's mystery cam was at the intersection of Tellico Parkway and Sequoyah Road.
AMENITIES
RECREATION MAINTENANCE
Our Recreation Department facilities are getting some much needed TLC and will be closed for the following dates as we perform maintenance, deep cleanings, and staff training.
 
The Wellness Center will be closed on October 2nd - October 5th. The Wellness Center will resume normal business hours on Wednesday October 6th.
GOLF DEPT JOB OPENINGS
Do you like golf or working outdoors? If so, you may want to consider joining the Golf Operations or Golf Maintenance Team. Please apply todaythere has never been a better time to be involved in golf. Click here for an application. Applications and/or resumes may be sent to to HR@tvpoa.org or dropped off at the POA Admin office.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
OKTOBERFEST 2021
The Tellico Village Lions Club will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest on Monday, October 4th at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. There are over 100 Take Out Dinner Tickets still available. Take-Out Service will be available from 5:00-6:00 PM. You need only drive up to the Yacht Club entrance and your prepared meal will be brought out to your car. The menu consists of: Brats/Sauerkraut/German Potato Salad/Beans/Condiments/Cookies. Takeout Tickets are $13 (doesn’t include beverage) and are available at Sloan's Home Center, Village Salon, and United Community Bank.
BLESSING OF THE PETS
The Tellico Village pet lovers community will gather on Monday, October 4, 5:30 pm, at the Toqua Pavilion, to bless the animals. The pastors at the Community Church at Tellico Village and Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church will officiate for this special service.
 
We are asking you to bring pet food, bleach, paper towels, or Dawn (blue) dish detergent donations to benefit Loudon and Monroe County Animal Shelters. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.  If your pet would not be comfortable in this type of social setting, please bring a photo for a special blessing.
 
If you have any questions, please call the Shepherd of the Lake church office 865-816-4756, Monday through Friday from 9-3pm.
GARDEN CLUB
The Tellico Village Garden Club will meet Thursday, October 7th at 12:30 at The Yacht Club. Harold Duckett, Architect, Interior Designer, and Knox Co Master Gardener will lead us through the process of planning, preparing, and planting an island garden bed to enhance our yards.
 
WOODWORKER'S CLUB
The Tellico Village Woodworkers Club will meet on Thursday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the Yacht Club. John Jordan will be the featured speaker, discussing bandsaw setup and use. Everyone is welcome!
TELLICO PLAYERS
Tickets on sale for Tellico Players October production of The Trip to Bountiful

Reserved seats are available at $21 each for the Tellico Community Players October production of Horton Foote’s play, The Trip to Bountiful, on the Players website: www.TellicoCommunityPlayhouse.org (Click on tickets to purchase.)

Performance dates for The Trip to Bountiful will be Thursday-Sunday, October 7-10 and 14-17.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinees begin at 1:30 PM.  The Tellico Community Playhouse is at 304 Lakeside Plaza, off Richey Road, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN. 
 
The story:
Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae.  Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies. While Ludie is at work and Jessie Mae is at the drugstore, Carrie escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma.  The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.
 
The play originally premiered in 1985 as a film, starring Geraldine Page and John Heard.
 
The cast:
 
Carrie Watts: Jennie Lee-Pace
Ludie Watts: Greg Helton
Thelma: Brittany Brooks Knapper
Jessie Mae Watts: Judie Douglas
Harrison ticket agent: Vern Russell
Houston ticket agent: Sauni Rinehart
Houston ticket agent: Susan Licata
The Sheriff: Len Willis
 
The production is directed by James Fisher. Rosie Sylvester and Sauni Rinehart are co-producers. The Players wish to thank the sponsor of The Trip to Bountiful, Jim and Ali Davis, Remax Excels in Tellico Village.
VILLAGE QUILTERS
The Village Quilters of Loudon, TN will be meeting October 8, 2021, at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church at 260 Wade Rd. West, Loudon, TN.  Social time is 9:15, meeting starts at 9:30.  Our program will be a white elephant sale this month...lots of nice items.
COMMUNITY CHURCH WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
All women are invited to attend the bi-annual Women's Conference featuring Margaret Feinberg, a prominent Christian teacher and speaker, hosted by Community Church. This will be a time of spiritual encouragement, fun and fellowship as we learn more about God. The Conference is Friday, Oct. 8th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday Oct 9th from 9:00 am – Noon.

You can attend in person or have virtual access to the conference. Virtual content access is available for 10 days after the event. The cost is $45 for either option. To sign up click here. For more information or if you have questions check out our church website www.tellicochurch.com.
WALK TO REMEMBER
Join us for the 2nd “Walk to Remember” on Saturday, Oct 9th benefiting Our PLACE – An Adult Day Center. “Walk” or “Hike” for Charity – all donations are 100% tax deductible. Select from 2 walks through Chota Hills streets, a hike around Wellness Center trails or a longer hike on the Toqua Loop. The walks and hikes will have scattered starts between 9 AM & 10 AM to help everyone keep a safe distance. We are asking for a minimum donation of $20 per person.  Afterwards, enjoy a wonderful home-made “smoothie” that our Rotary Club is famous for.
 
Consider having people sponsor you. Donations may be made on your behalf and we’ll keep a tally. Online reservations and more information at www.TrekDeTellico.com
 
All proceeds will benefit important programs for Our PLACE. These needs include: exercise equipment, audio-visual, sound system, personalized music & memory platforms, therapy games, etc. When completed in early 2022, Our PLACE will provide programs that enrich clients afflicted with Alzheimer's and Dementia and provide much needed relief for their caregivers. Donations and registration at www.TrekDeTellico.com.   
 
Thank you in advance for your generous support!
PUBLIC LIBRARY
Discover a Memoir Book Sale:
 
Memoirs can help us understand the people around us, one person’s story at a time.  According to author Jerry Waxler in his book Memoir Revolution, reading this genre “allows us to not only get out of our own world, but provide a wonderful opportunity to enter other people’s world.” 
 
The Public Library at TV is hosting its next courtyard Book Sale, Discovering a Memoir, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. – Noon.  Other genres will include Biographies, Sports, Animals, Arts & Crafts, Music & Photography and Humor.  There will be a BOGO Special for Fiction, Buy One and Get One of equal or lesser value FREE!  Most priced $1 - $4, cash or check.  Call for more information (865) 458-5199 or visit www.TVLibrary.org.
 
LOUDON CO OFFICE OF AGING
Loudon County Office of Aging to Provide Medicare Counseling


Fall Open Enrollment takes place from October 15 to December 7 and is the time of the year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options for calendar year 2022.     
 
Your Health and Drug Coverage choices for 2022 can be key in meeting your medical needs and pocketbook going forward.  Take this opportunity to review what changes your Medicare and Drug Plan provider have made for 2022 and what changes you should consider. 
 
To help you navigate coverage options the Loudon County Office of Aging provides Medicare counseling and enrollment with an insurance professional.  The counseling is without cost and provides unbiased information regarding your choices.
 
Medicare Counseling: Loudon County Senior Center, 901 Main Street, Loudon, TN
Weekly - Beginning Oct. 18th- Ending Dec. 6th
Call Senior Center at 865-458-5445 for Appointment
 
(Please bring your information regarding current coverage and a list of current medications)  
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