Tellico Village, Loudon
Serving the Children of the World

Projects and Activities

Our Kiwanis club participates in a variety of projects throughout the year that involve fundraising, community service, and assisting children locally and worldwide.  Additionally, we have speakers at our weekly meetings to explore topics of interest to the membership. We engage in a number of social activities to share experiences, talents and our collective interests. All represent great opportunities for service, friendships and personal growth.

  • Pact
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  •    Parents’ As Children's Teachers
  •    Check out books to Kindergarteners for their parents to read to them
  •    Complete activity sheet with parent

 

  • RTI (Reading Tutoring Intervention)
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  •    Participate in the Rainbow Reading program at Lenoir City Elementary
  •    Tutor children under the direction of a teacher.
  •    An important program that has helped improve the progress of LCES to very high ratings.
  • Terrific Kids
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  •    This is an elementary school project designed to help students understand the importance of personal citizenship. Tellico Village clowns are involved in TK, we make 5 to 6 visits to several schools often every other month, 15 to 20 hours annually invested per member
  • Back to school gift cards
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  •    Working closely with the school Family Resource Centers, we provide retail gift cards to needy children. This assistance provides $100 per child and is intended solely for the purchase of new school clothes.
  • Robotics in the Classroom
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  •    Kiwanians collaborate with school administrators, faculty, and students in our community to develop science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills using Robotics and related technology. Funds from Kiwanis and our corporate partners are provided to purchase state-of-the-art equipment/materials to aid the students’ Robotics learning activities which develop and encourage team building skills, critical thinking, and design thinking. The Robotics effort in the schools is an investment in our students’ futures and prepares them at an early age in their education to excel and compete in the new technology that is quickly emerging in the work place. Young minds are receptive to these initiatives and the students quickly master these skills
  • Commodity Food Distribution:
  • Once each quarter, Kiwanis coordinates with the Mid-East government organization for the receipt, packing, and delivery of surplus government commodities to needy residents in Lenoir City. Kiwanis members do the delivery. Those receiving food are primarily low-income elderly or handicapped that are unable to pick up the food themselves. Recipients are qualified for this distribution through Mid-East.

 

 

Amtryke Program

 

 

 

 The Amtryke program is one of the club's signature undertakings.

An Amtryke is a tricycle specifically designed to match the special needs of a child with physical or mental challenges. The club works with physical therapists in the community to identify these special children for whom and Amtryk would be a benefit. The program has been recognized by the KY-TN District as well as Kiwanis International as an outstanding contribution to our kids.