Today is Giving Tuesday. Make a difference in the lives of children. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Thanksgiving from our Kiwanis Family to yours. ... See MoreSee Less
At our Nov. 15th, 2022 meeting, we had the privilege of presenting Donna Webb, Special Olympics Director of Area 22, a check in the amount of $2,256.00. In addition, we also presented a $1,100.00 check to Dr. Sarah Kile, Loudon HS Key Club Advisor and Dylan, senior at Loudon HS. Dylan is the Vice President of Key Club. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who supported our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. You made it a success. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to all. Thanks for supporting the pancake breakfast.
Mark your calendars. Purchase your tickets. Kiwanis Tellico Village Pancake Breakfast - November12th, 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
Andrew Wallace received his Amtryke October 5, 2022. What a perfect day at East Tennessee Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Andrew's tricycle was the 82nd Amtryke provided by our Kiwanis Club. Andrew was born 24 weeks prematurely, resulting in serious mobility issues. The Rehabilitation Center has provided ongoing therapy to improve Andrew's motor skills. Now 4 years old, it was determined that a therapeutic tricycle configured specifically for Andrew would help continue his progress and independence. Andrew's greatest wish is to be able to play with his brothers and be a art of his families activities.
The Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village has been helping families make the wish of mobility come true for their children the past twelve years. Each child is evaluated by a physical or occupational therapist to determine the specific Amtryke to best serve the child’s needs. The cost of a tricycle is typically between six hundred and a thousand dollars but there is no cost to the receiving family. The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center has been assisting the Tellico Village Kiwanis Club’s Amtryke Project. They notify us of children who are candidates for assistance. We sincerely appreciate their support on this important project; making a difference in the lives of children. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Amtryke Presentation to 4 year old Andrew Wallace will be televised today on Channel 8 WVTL CBS at 6 o'clock. The presentation took place at the East Tennessee Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center; marking our club's 82nd tryke to a special needs child. Andrew and his family are guaranteed to touch your heart. ... See MoreSee Less
5th Annual Car Wash was held October 1, 2022. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser. ... See MoreSee Less
On Sept. 23rd at Loudon Elementary, our volunteers were busy packing individual bags of nutritious snacks. Each bag contains items from the four food groups. On Friday's when school is in session, teachers confidentially distribute the bags to disadvantaged students. ... See MoreSee Less
5th Annual Car Wash - October 1st. ... See MoreSee Less
Every Thursday during the school year, our Kiwanians take on the role of Librarian for kindergartners at Lenoir City Elementary School. The Project is appropriately titled Lending Library.
The little ones look forward to taking out books to read with their parents over the weekend.
Our Kiwanians look forward to the interaction with the students. The smiles make their day! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 3rd is our Annual Golf Tournament. This is our club's biggest fundraiser. Thank you to all our sponsors. Thank you to the golfers who have signed up to play. Here's to a very successful, fun-filled day.
All together now, chant - NO RAIN - NO RAIN - NO RAIN. ... See MoreSee Less
Kiwanis Delivers 3 More Buddy Benches. This Project shows no signs of slowing. The week of August 22nd, Buddy Benches were presented at Dogwood Terrace, Lenoir City, First Steps Day Care in Oakridge and Blount County Library.
Back in the summer of 2019, our Kiwanis Club approved the “A Bench for Caps Program”. Also, commonly known as “Buddy Bench”. The ultimate purpose of a Buddy Bench is to help reduce social isolation. If a child is having a difficult day, they sit on the bench. This is a signal to others that they need a “buddy”.
Our club’s initial goal was to present one bench to one school each year. We wanted every elementary school in Loudon County to eventually have a Buddy Bench. That goal was accomplished in December of 2021. The program continues expanding; branching out into new counties and organizations. Currently we are working this program in Anderson, Blount, Loudon and Monroe counties. We hope to expand to Roane County.
Our member, Kevin Meyer, is the program’s Project Leader. He presented the idea to our club and is responsible for its success. Thank you Kevin. You are an inspiration and an incredible Kiwanian.
The bottlecaps are received from numerous sources, including community, parents, family, friends, neighbors, churches and civic groups. Sponsor donations received cover the production cost of the benches. Thank you all for making this program a success.
It takes 200 pounds of non-recyclable plastic lids and bottle caps to create a bench. Non-recyclable plastic which would have end up in landfills. Kevin collects, sorts, weighs and delivers the plastic to Greentree Plastics located in Evansville, Indiana. The company converts the plastic via an extrusion process into a bench. Kevin waits patiently as the bench is created. He drives back to Tellico Village with the finished Buddy Bench. The final steps include, scheduling presentation of the Buddy Bench to the recipient and the bench delivery courtesy of Kevin.
This extensive process has taken place 20 times over the course of 3 years. That equals 4,000 pounds of plastic lids and bottle caps kept out of landfills. 4,000 pounds of plastic turned into beautiful Buddy Benches.
Easing the feelings of loneliness with Buddy Benches – priceless! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Sweetwater Kiwanis Club for hosting a Kiwanis Picnic in the Park Get Together. What a great time filled with fun, food and fellowship. Our Tellico Village Kiwanis members enjoyed the hospitality and wonderful blue grass entertainment provided by Ham and The Boys. ... See MoreSee Less
On July 28th, 2022, the Tellico Village Kiwanis Club once again conducted its popular Back-to-School Clothing Gift Card Program at the Lenoir City Wal-Mart. The Club is especially indebted to our corporate sponsor, Malibu Boats, for its generous support of the event.
Held in collaboration with the Family Resource Centers of the Lenoir City and Loudon County Schools, fifty young students received gift certificates to shop for new clothes for the upcoming school year. The program is co-chaired by Kiwanians Jerry & Laura Wrubel.
Susan Fox and several colleagues from Lenoir City Schools were in attendance, as was Cindy Purdy from Loudon County Schools. Donna Tallent represented Malibu Boats.
Wal-Mart Store Manager Laurie Babb and her staff were invaluable in making the event run smoothly.
The program is intended to make that very special first day of school even more special. Based on the plentiful smiles evident that day, it was a rousing success! ... See MoreSee Less
You are welcome to join us anytime, Sharon Barhorst. Enjoy your time in TN.
I enjoyed the meeting this past Tuesday. You made me feel welcome.
FREE Shred Truck Event for residents of Tellico Village. Sponsored by Prosperity Partners. Labor provided by members of Kiwanis.
July 15th Tugaloo Beach Parking Lot next to Pavilion. 10:00 a.m. until Noon. 5 box limit per vehicle.
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