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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
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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Congratulations Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp ... See MoreSee Less
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's the Supermen of Kiwanis. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Father's Day from our Kiwanis family to yours. ... See MoreSee Less
NOT ON OUR WATCH!
Kids are curious, lovable and hilarious. They are also wild,
impatient and vulnerable.
Kiwanis members understand the necessity and required skills needed to protect children in our care and the knowledge to protect ourselves.
The number of children known to have suffered abuse in this area is staggering. In the last year alone, the Child Advocacy Center in Lenoir City provided over 2000 therapy sessions to child abuse victims and non-offending caregivers. It is estimated that 85% of children who were sexually abused never had that abuse reported. Subsequently they carry that burden for the rest of their lives.
Tellico Village Kiwanis Club conducts an annual review created to teach and reinforce steps necessary to protect children; as mandated by Kiwanis International. That review "Not on Our Watch" will take place at our June 21st meeting; Little Italy Restaurant, Tellico Village, 11:30 – 1:00. Our meetings are open to everyone. Come discover Kiwanis. As our guest, lunch is on us. Email: email@example.com
Children are the future. Keep them protected. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Kiwanis Club Celebrates Tellico Village Event checked off all the boxes. Weather cooperated- check. Food from Little Italy Restaurant was exceptional - check. Entertainment provided by Rick DePerrio was outstanding - check. Member participation was gratifying - check.
Our GUESTS were amazing - check. They were the reason for this get together. Thank you for attending. Thank you for your interest in our wonderful club. A special thank you to the Reinhardt's for the donation. It will be used in one of our club projects for kids. It was not expected but is so appreciated. Again, thank you all!
Kids Need Kiwanis Now More Than Ever! Kiwanis Needs You! ... See MoreSee Less
Kiwanis Club Celebrates Tellico Village! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Kiwanis Club's May Ladies Tea at The Neighborhood was in the starting gate ready to bring home a win.
Derby Day was the theme. The decorations were impressive; complete with Derby plates, vases of roses and horses. Put together by our Kiwanis gals.
As the ladies of the Assisted Living facility entered the room, they were given beautiful fascinators to wear during the tea.
They enjoyed all types of goodies; cookies, cheese cake bites, cupcakes, Kentucky Derby bars. Baked lovingly by the Kiwanis gals. Each of our guest received a decorated little box containing Godiva chocolates. A special treat prepared monthly by one of our gals. Drink of choice was hot tea, with or without mint. Unfortunately, we couldn't do mint julep!
Laughing, eating, drinking tea and talking, the residents had an enjoyable time. As did our Kiwanis gals.
The Ladies Tea for May crossed the finished line in first place! ... See MoreSee Less
The Kiwanis Club Trout in the Classroom Program came to a swimmingly great conclusion the school year. The program began in Sept. 2021 with the delivery of 200 Rainbow Trout eggs from the Tellico Trout Hatchery. The 50-gallon aquarium was setup in the STEM classroom at Loudon County Middle School, under the supervision of teacher, Joey Breedlove.
The students and Kiwanis members kept a close watch on the water quality, monitored chemicals; such as nitrate, nitrite and ammonia levels; and the tank temperature (52-55°), all critical to raising the fish.
On May 13th, a school bus filled with students from the school headed to Bald River Falls. There the students released 110 hardy trout survivors, known as fingerlings, into the river. Oakridge biologist, Trent Jeff, showed the students what fish in the wild eat for dinner (yuck)!
Following the release, the students continued on this amazing filed trip to the Tellico Trout Hatchery. An employee of the Hatchery gave the group food to fee the fish and explained how the hatchery stocks the local rivers.
This field trip is one of the only chances most of these kids get to visit the forest. What an educational and fund day for all. And an experience that won't be forgotten. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
The meeting could not have turned out any better. ... See MoreSee Less
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