Blue Grass and Boxed Lunch was the theme for our interclub Kiwanis meeting May 17th at Toqua Pavilion.
Weather was perfect. Food was excellent. Entertainment was great. However, the best part of the meeting was sharing this time with others; enjoying conversation and fellowship.
We were joined by 31 of our members. We welcomed 10 Kiwanis members from 5 additional clubs; Knoxville (downtown), Madisonville, Maryville, Newport and Oak Ridge. In addition, 5 residents from the village came to Discover what Kiwanis is all about.
Our Guest Speaker was Ronnie Raper; a longtime friend of our club. He provides free musical instruments and instructions to underprivileged middle school students. Ronnie and other band members entertained the group with music and song.
Our club presented Ronnie with a $600.00 to help purchase musical instruments for kids. Thank you Ronnie, for dedicating your time and talents to children in need. You are an inspiration to all.
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Today’s Community Day Event had perfect weather giving residents the opportunity to visit the tables of service organizations and churches in Tellico Village and surrounding areas.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Kiwanis Club table. We enjoyed speaking with you and sharing what Kiwanis is all about.
We invite you to attend a meeting. As our guest, lunch is on us. Our website contains information on upcoming meetings and the guest speaker.
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The Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village presented its 81st Amtryke therapeutic tricycle to a special needs child at Amherst Elementary School in Knox County on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
It was a special and uplifting occasion thanks to Caleb; the eight-year-old boy recipient. His parents and a sister were there to help Caleb’s classmates cheer him on as he quickly started pedaling his new trike around the school yard confidently and with determination. Steering was secondary in Caleb’s priorities but there is no doubt he’ll master that skill soon!
What makes all this so special and uplifting? Caleb was born with a genetic disorder the name for which is a six-letter acronym with each letter representing one or more medical problems or developmental issues. He has been battling and adapting to these challenges all his life. He is a special and inspiring child. None of the Kiwanis Club members will soon forget Caleb’s gratitude expressed with an insistent hug for each of them when the presentation was concluded.
The Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village has been helping families make the wish of mobility come true for their children for the past eleven years. A number of Amtryke models are available with specific features that address a child’s abilities and size. Each child is evaluated by a physical or occupational therapist to determine the specific Amtryke to best serve the child’s needs. Our club presents the tricycle to the child at no cost to the family. An Amtryke tricycle cost is typically between six hundred and a thousand dollars.
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Community Day is Friday, May 13, 2002. Yes, Friday the 13th!!
This event gives residents the opportunity to visit with representatives from service organizations and churches in Tellico Village and surrounding areas.
Please stop by the Kiwanis Club table.
Ask our members about Kiwanis. They are looking forward to telling you what makes our club unique.
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Ft. Loudon Regions Special Olympics Spring Games were back in full swing on Thurs., April 21, 2022 at Loudon High School.
Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village presented a check in the amount of $850.00 to Donna Webb, Director of Special Olympics. The Field and Track Events included: walks and runs in the 25, 50 and 100 meters, longest softball pitch, wheelchair races, bocce, javelin throw and relay races. What amazing competitors! Kiwanians had the privilege of handing out ribbons to the winners! ... See MoreSee Less
On April 7, 2022 Lenoir City Elementary School held New Student Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Kiwanians handed out information packets, directed parents and little ones to the registration room, and walked the new students through the halls to meet their teachers. Our members made the children feel comfortable. One member in particular gave out high-fives to everyone, turning frowns into smiles. ... See MoreSee Less
Kiwanis KY-TN Mid-Year Convention was held on March 25 and 26 in Lexington, KY. The fast paced two days were packed with numerous opportunities for the attendees.
Friday was filled with CLE Training, District and Committee meetings. There were two workshops covering current critical issues; Human Trafficking and Active Shooter. The workshops were eye openers. Facts you thought were true were not! Thank you Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire and Kentucky State Police Officer Gary Hall.
The banquet on Friday night was filled with conversation; thanks to Governor Lynn for replacing a speaker with live music. It was a welcomed change.
Saturday’s workshops began at 9:00 a.m. They covered Risk Management, Youth Protection, Membership, Fundraising with Duck Race-Gala-Online Auction, Revitalizing Your Service Projects and Fundraisers, Front Porch Chat, Stress and SLP’s.
Our club, Tellico Village Kiwanis, was part of the Revitalizing your Service Projects and Fundraisers workshop. The presentation covered our November 2021 Pancake Breakfast; including a PowerPoint and detailed handouts. Thank you to those who presented; sharing ideas and experience.
Our amazing club secretary continues to provide on-time complete Monthly Reports to the District; once again resulting in our club receiving an Award at the General Session.
Without a doubt, those who attended the Mid-Year Convention are thankful for the experience.
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Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep our Kiwanis members from "Serving the Children. Making a difference in the lives of children. One child and one community at a time."
March 4, 2022: Five Kiwanians packed bags of nutritious snacks; each bag contained items from the 4 basic food groups. Teachers distribute the bags, in a confidential manner, to disadvantaged students at Loudon Elementary School.
The main objective of Weekend Food 4 Kids is to provide healthy snacks to kids. Kids who would not have enough to eat over the weekend.
March 8, 2022: Tellico Village Kiwanis Members Rob Orkney, Dan Kuzdzal and Pat Humphrey visited with the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga.
The Chattanooga club had requested a presentation on our Amtryke Project. Their intent was to gain insight on re-starting
their Amtryke Project. Rob and Dan explained how our project operates. They shared perspective on the magnitude of need for Amtrykes. An Amtryke is a therapeutic tricycle ordered with specific features that address the child’s disabilities. Each child is evaluated by a physical or occupational therapist to help determine what special needs are necessary for the tryke.
These two incredible Kiwanis members have assisted 8 Kiwanis Clubs in Tennessee with developing an Amtryke Project for special needs children in their areas. Clubs include Alcoa, Athens, Johnson City, Knoxville, Maryville, Sevierville, Sweetwater and Tellico Plains.
March 9, 2022: Amtryke #80 was presented by Tellico Village Kiwanis Club at the First Baptist Church. Lane a six-year-old boy
who lost the use of his legs following an accident last year was the recipient. The therapeutic tricycle will give Lane the ability to be mobile with his own set of wheels. But best of all, he’ll be outside riding with his friends. The tryke will also allow Lane to build upper body strength for his wheelchair and self-care activities.
The Tellico Village Kiwanis Club purchases the tricycle, assembles it and presents it to a child at no cost to the family. An Amtryke purchase averages between six hundred and a thousand dollars. For the past eleven years, our club has been helping families make the wish of mobility come true for their children.
March 10, 2022: The Koinonia Sunday School Class and Tellico Village Kiwanis member Kevin Meyer, partnered with Green Tree Plastics to provide a Buddy Bench for the First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge Playground. The congregation collected 200 lbs. of plastic bottle caps. The Koinonia Class organized the effort and paid a nominal fee to purchase the bench. Kevin, sorted, weighed, transported and delivered the bench.
March 10, 2022: Lending Library is a program at the Lenoir City Elementary School for kindergarten students. The children check out a book weekly from the book carts with the help of our Kiwanis Club volunteers. Our club has been a part of this program from its
March 11, 2022: Four schools competed in a Battle of the Bridge Robotics Competition; Lenoir City Intermediate, Loudon North
Middle, Fort Loudon Middle and Philadelphia Middle.
Tellico Village Kiwanis Club initiated the Robotics/STEM Project in 2017. It began with just one middle school and has expanded to
the four schools who participated. Robotics/STEM is one of our club’s Signature Projects. What amazing, talented young adults.
Our future shines more brightly now.
March 15, 2022: Quarterly Commodities Delivery mission accomplished. 15 Kiwanian volunteers, 10 members from
the Knights of Columbus and Loudon County Sheriff’s Department received, sorted, and packed 192 bags of food. Each bag weighing
20 lbs. 32 households would receive six bags of food. Doing the math, 32 households x 6 bags = 192 bags. 192 bags weighing 20 lbs. = 3,840 pounds of food. Kiwanians then delivered the bags to residents at the Senior housing Complex; Spring Place Apartments in Lenoir City. What an outstanding group of individuals. We are proud of our Kiwanis members. Their dedication and commitment to helping others is beyond reproach.
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Kiwanis is true dedication for those who need our help.
Our members took part in Read Across America Day at Lenoir City Elementary School. Our club also presented a check in the amount of $1,092.00 to Don Maloney, Principal at the school and Susan Fox, Director of Lenoir City Family Resource Center. Donations made by our members covered the cost of 70 books for the library at the elementary school. ... See MoreSee Less
The Lt Governor of KY-TN Division 4 (Beth Mouse, a member of Tellico Village Kiwanis) held a Divisional Meeting at Donna’s Café in Madisonville this morning.
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Tellico Village Technology Assistance Program Donates Computers to Kentucky.The Tellico Village Technology Assistance Program. The (TAP) from Loudon, TN wanted to help the tornado victims of Kentucky. They reached out to our KT Governor Lynn Hutchison offering their service.
This group of wonderful volunteers restores donated computer systems and components. TAP gives these items to those in need free of charge. From its inception in 2007 through December 2021 TAP has delivered 9,111 computer systems benefitting 13,521 youths!
TAP working with Lee Locke, Lt. Governor of Division 17, donated 39 computers to the devastated tornado area in Kentucky. These computers will to be made available to the children in need.
Our heartfelt thanks to the hard-working volunteers of TAP for this incredible and much needed donation. Their partnership with Kiwanis continues to prove one again that "Kids Need Kiwanis Now More Than Ever."
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2021 What A Year! Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village members were faced with obstacles and challenges during 2021. In spite of everything thrown our way, our club's accomplishments were monumental!
Our members volunteered over 4,300 hours of their time and talents. We were able to make charitable contributions totaling over $52,000.
The links below will take you to our website. Come Discover what Kiwanis is All About.
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The attached video is from the Lions Academy in Isiolo County, Kenya. Two of our members funded a new school for the children in 2007. The orphanage is one of our Kiwanis Club projects. The video will melt your heart, guaranteed.
Click the link to read about the orphanage.
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Key Club Members, Loudon HS have been busy elves this December. They participated in a huge food pantry drive. They adopted 8 children through the Christmas Angel Project at Loudon High School. The members purchased new shoes for the kids. No doubt bringing smiles and joy when the gifts are opened. Thank you, Key Club Members. Thank you, Megan Senn, Key Club Coordinator. Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village is so proud to be affiliated with this club. The future is going to be a better place because of these incredible individuals. ... See MoreSee Less
In the summer of 2019, our club added a new project called Buddy Benches. One school, one bench each year was the initial goal, with the hope that every elementary school in Loudon County would eventually have a Buddy Bench.
Eaton Elementary was the only school left in Loudon County without a Buddy Bench. That ended today!
Julia Hurley, Just Homes Group Realtor, has graciously sponsored a number of the benches. She made today’s presentation possible.
Highland Park Elementary School in Lenoir City was the first school to join the program with K through 4th grade students participating. Elementary schools Steekee, Philadelphia , Lenoir City, Greenback were next to receive benches. Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School, Loudon Elementary School, Loudon High School followed. Tomorrow Vonore Elementary School will received their Buddy Bench.
The ultimate goal of a Buddy Bench is to help reduce social isolation. If a child is having a difficult day, they sit on the bench. It is a signal to other students and staff that they need a "buddy". Children are taught to sit together on the benches. No one should be left sitting alone.
Buddy Benches are made from plastic bottle caps that are not recyclable. It takes 20,000 plastic tops to make a bench. Our club collects the bottlecaps, members sort and weigh them. One of our members delivers the caps to Greentree Plastics in Evansville, IN, who converts the caps into a bench via an extrusion process!
The Buddy Bench Project is here to stay!
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Our members came together to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. What a fun filled evening complete with laughter, camaraderie, great conversations, excellent food, a sing-a-long, elves and Santa Claus. ... See MoreSee Less
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