tellico village computer users club 

  Loudon, Tennessee

Welcome to the Tellico Village Computer Users Club

An exciting new on-line membership and activity management system for all Villagers.
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Annual TVCUC Picnic Reservation

The annual TVCUC membership picnic will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:00 pm at the Tugaloo pavilion. To make a reservation, please fill in the form below with your first and last name(s), number of people who will be attending, and your email.  Additional information will be available in the newsletter and at the general meeting.
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Recent Group Tours:

On Tuesday Februrary 28th 2017, several TVCUC members attended a tour of the Hi-Flux Isotope Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 


Our  guides were Bruce Seifkin and Barbra Pendland (front right)  who gave an excellent explanation of it's operation and uses from chemical analysis that has been done for the FBI that is 1000 times better than what is typically available to CSI labs to helping in creating last year the new chemical element Tennesseeium.


For more information about tours, visit the Group Tour Page

The April 4th 2017 General Membership meeting drawing winners were . . .

From left to right:
Jim Blaker, Jane Salmon, Joanne Meyer and Chuck Anderson

General Membership Meeting June 7th 2016, 5:00 pm and it was a picnic!  The weather was perfect, the setting superb, and no one left hungry.  Thank you from all of us to John and Eleanor Kish for chairing this TVCUC event.

August 18th 2016 Graphite Reactor tour group with Bob Filip.

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On Tuesday September 13, 2016 TVCUC members attended a seminar at the ORNL Climate Change Science Institute. The presenter was Dr. Rich Norby and his presentation was on the Project AMAZON FACE. This study will assess the effects of increased atmospheric CO2 on the ecology and resilience of the Amazon Forest.


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Cord cutting is a bigger bargain
than ever.....

 

Cable TV apologists keep offering the same tired defense against cord cutting. When will they learn?  Read the complete story here:
http://www.techhive.com/article/3116329/streaming-media/cord-cutting-is-a-bigger-bargain-than-ever.html

May 3rd 2016 Program, "Cutting the Cord"  Alternatives to Cable Television.

“Cutting the Cord” Alternatives to cable, satellite & more.  Program (from left to right) by Gary Robertson, Gary Nye, David Crowden & Jim Foss.  A recent Money Magazine Article discusses various ways and reasons to "Cut the Cord".   Our May 3rd 2016 program presented two case studies by Tellico Village residents and their experiences.  Click here to review the entire slide presentation.  Gary Nye can be contacted at 865 408.9995.

TVA River Forecast Center

On Tuesday May 3, 2016, members of the Tellico Village Computer Users Club participated in a tour of the TVA River Forecast Center. It's amazing how the TVA monitors and manages to control flooding in the Tennessee River Watershed covering in parts of seven states. This center is staffed around the clock, 365 days a year with one primary goal in mind: to keep us safe from a flood.

Our tour guide was Charles Chappell, pictured near the wall of computer monitors. We want to thank the TVA for their cooperation in this information presentation, we all enjoyed it and learned about the measures that the TVA uses to protect us. The TVA mission is to; control floods, support water navigation, provide energy, water quality, economic development and water recreation. All this at no taxpayer expense, it derives all its revenues from the sale of electricity!

Joe Michniacki
CUC Tour Coordinator
FYI:
  • For Scanner information go to Member Services page.
  • TAP (Technology Access Program) accepts empty ink cartridges, computers, monitors, and printers for refurbishing and distribution.
  • Bring your usable equipment to TAP, 244 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774.  (Ritchie Rd - intersection #10, Lakeside Plaza Bldg 2, lower level under the former Grinderz.)
  • TAP is staffed by volunteers so call ahead 865 332-5313 to make sure there will be someone to receive your donation
  • Sign up for Tour(s) on the Group Tours page.