Ongoing /Yearly Service Projects:
- Photo Screening
- Vision Screening – All Loudon County Students
- Free Eye Exams and Glasses for needy adults and students in Loudon County
- Eye Glass Recycling Collections
- Diabetes Awareness Screenings in Loudon & Monroe Counties
- Remote Area Medical
Solar Eclipse Glass Give-a-Way to Tellico Village Residents
In keeping with the club’s mission of serving the community and focusing on issues related to vision and the prevention and remediation of blindness. The Lions club purchased 3,000 pair of solar eclipse glasses in order to insure that village residents safely observed the Total solar Eclipse that took place in Tellico village on august 21, 2017/ The glasses were purchased with funds raised from various activities supported by village residents and were distributed “free of charge” to residents on Monday, August 7. The glasses conformed and met the Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2: Filters for direct Observation of the Sun. They also met Transmission Requirements of EN 1836:2005 (E) for an E-15 filter and Transmission Requirements of AS/NZS 1338.1:2012 filters for eye protection.
Free Health Screenings at the Good Samaritan Center
The Tellico Village Lions Club has teamed up with the Good Samaritan Center in Lenoir City to provide free monthly health screenings to Loudon County residents. In addition to providing ongoing vision and eye photo screening to the county’s children in the local schools, adults can now receive health screenings, that cover vision, glucose and blood pressure, twice a month at the Good Samaritan Center in Lenoir City. Screenings take place each month alternating between the fourth Tuesday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM and the 4th Thursday of each month 3:30-6:00 PM . Click on the photo above to see the Lions performing this much needed service.
Highway for Heroes Program
The Tellico Village Lions Club in cooperation with The State of Tennessee is sponsoring the Highways for Heroes Program in Tellico Village. This program offers a unique opportunity for Veterans to be able to take advantage of obtaining driver licenses and commercial driver licenses (CDL) services right in the comfort of their own community. On the first Thursday of each month (through August), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Tennessee mobile unit will be set up in the parking lot at the corner of Chota Road and Highway 444, immediately in front of the Lakeside Real Estate offices. Lions Club members will assist state officials in the issuing these services. Even though the program is designed to bring these services to Veterans, ALL Villagers are invited to participate.
Litter Pick-up along Tellico Parkway
Each month the Lions Club picks up litter on a 2 mile section of Tellico Parkway. Click on the picture below to see a pictures of Lions in action.
Habitat for Humanity Project
The home was built in Hope Haven, Loudon County and cost about $80,000 and involved hundreds of hours of volunteer time by many Lions. The funds wereraised by the Tellico Village, Lenoir City, and Loudon County Lions Clubs. LCIF in partnership with the Habitat organization provided additional funding for construction of the home. Ground breaking took place on December 3, 2013 and the dedication of the home took place on June 22, 2014. Click on the photo below to see additional photos in our photo gallery of the home being constructed.
Lions Exercise Stations at the Wellness Center Walking Paths
The Tellico Village Lions Club purchased and installed exercise stations on the walking paths at the Wellness Center. Click on the Lion logo below to see a video of this new amenity for the residents of Tellico Village.