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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
A total of 19 members from the various clubs were in attendance. The club presidents shared important and interesting facts. New ideas on fundraising, different projects being initiated, unique approaches to help increasing club membership were just a few covered topics. A very successful Divisional Meeting that resulted in camaraderie and networking indeed! ... See MoreSee Less
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