fce Montgomery County

  1. 2030A Cumberland Heights Road
  2. Clarksville TN 37040
  3. Tel: (931)648-5725
  4. Fax: ( 931)648-5725
  5. Email: mmpile@utk.edu
  1. Smith Trahern Mansion
  2. 1st & McClure Street
  3. Clarksville TN 37040
  4. Tel: (931)648-9998
  5. UT Extension of Montgomery County
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LIA Registration 2020 Updated Humphreys Co January Cluster Training
WR Newsletter  January 2019 
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I just wanted to say well done to everyone who assisted with ensuring that the 36th Annual Sweetheart Cake Bake was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who contacted bakers and sponsors – we are on our way to meeting our goal. As of right now, the preliminary number of cakes entered is 131 (note: this is not an official number). We had sponsors that gave significant donations, such as Rotary Club and more.

A huge thank you to:

• The Mansion Players for debuting the “Richview Play” created by Cathy Howard, Maddie Montague, & Sidney Sensing – it was   so entertaining!
• Martha Pile and Carolyn Wagner for decorating the Grand Hall with umbrellas and creating beautiful tablescapes
• Betty Blackwell for overseeing that bakers had thank you cards to be delivered to cake sponsors
• Pat Woods for serving tea to guests as they stopped by to view the log cabin
• Lee Bittinger for capturing photos of all the great moments that took place
• Sango Club for ensuring a smooth in-take process for cakes being dropped off
• Doris Fairrow for welcoming guests and ensuring name tags/labels were distributed correctly and  efficiently
• Beverly Guinn and Martha Pile who worked late nights ensuring registration forms, money, and labels  were printed and ready  to go for the event
• Pamela and Annie Albaro, Martha Pile, Debby Johnson for assisting with the assembly of the log cabin
• Pamela Albaro for assisting with meal setup and serving, and our table hosts for their graciousness  when  serving our guests
• Brenda Harper and Betty Cole for leading the team in event breakdown, and thank you to everyone  who assisted with event  cleanup
• Those who delivered cakes to sponsors
• Debby for greeting, introducing, and training our judges, and for taking care of all the things behind-the-  scenes in the Iris room  when judges are deliberating
• Martha Pile for creating the program, and for sending thorough updates (and for keeping me focused  and  organized)
• Pamela for emceeing most of the day, and thank you for Martha and Brenda giving timely updates  on/from the  2020 Vision  Committee
• Martha for securing our guest speakers: Ellen Kanervo, Kathy Jay, and Cathy Howard’s mother and  grandmother
• Delinia Storr for leading the event’s devotion and securing our wonderful musician Imogene Burnett
• Club presidents for encouraging members to secure bakers and sponsors
• Nancye Britton for securing the most sponsors and bakers
• Lee Bittinger for baking the most cakes this year
• Those who arrived early to assist with last-minute final touches before the event, and those who stayed  late to  ensure the  mansion was in good shape after the event
• Those who provided educational displays for the event

I hope I didn’t leave anyone out, but if I did please send me an e-mail to let me know, I want to be sure everyone gets the recognition they so deserve. Great job, team – your dedication and hard work is very much appreciated! Please find a list of winners to share with your fellow club members and event participants.

Many thanks,

Tamera Adjei
Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Sciences
Montgomery County
1030 Cumberland Heights Rd Ste. A
Clarksville, TN 37040

931-648-5725 Office
tadjei@utk.edu | montgomery.tennessee.edu

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Interested in Planting a Yellow Garden? Brief History: The movement began in Seneca Falls New York in 1848. and ended on a hot summer day in Nashville when we became the 36th state needed for Ratification. Thus we are called the “Perfect 36 “ and called “The War of Roses.” Those who were for Votes for Women wore yellow roses and those against wore red roses .

Help Celebrate Votes for Women and the importance of Tennessee's role in winning the vote for American women. We have a “Hello Yellow” public and private flower garden project for1) businesses, 2) organizations and 3) households.. They can be planted in flower beds, pots and gardens. This the second year for the contest and by 2020 we want the town planted yellow. If you want to participate just e-mail your picture made any time during the year at the flowers best, (one picture only please for each entry) to mmpile@utk.edu on or before August 1, this year. Your pictures will be posted in one of the 3 categories by Aug 12, on the 2020 Vision” Celebration of Women’s Vote Facebook and you can go to this site between Aug 12 through to Aug 26,/Womens Equality Day to vote for you favored Hello Yellow Garden. For a list of yellow flowers or Questions?? please Contact one of us.
•Beverly Guinn 931-220-7563 beverly.guinn@gmail.com
•Katie Smith 931-641-5893 kfsmith@clarksville.com
•Martha Pile 931-648-8476 mmpile@utk.edu
Thank you in advance for participate/sharing this information

Martha M. Pile
UT Extension Volunteer and
Retired Extension Agent
PR/Tourism Chairman Smith Trahern Mansion
2020 Vision Co-Chair to Celebrate Women's Vote

PLEASE SHARE-it will take a lot of request to get this change. We want to request that the find a grave web site offers a yellow rose on the site where you can leave a flower. It is a good place to do research if you have not been there and there is no charge. If enough of us do it we may be able to get this idea done for our 100th Celebration for Votes for Women.

Here is link to the site: https://www.findagrave.com/
I sent a request through the "Website Feedback" at the bottom of the page.
There is a mailing address in the help section.
Thanks Brenda Harper for the idea and information.

Martha M. Pile
UT Extension Volunteer and
Retired Extension Agent
PR/Tourism Chairman Smith Trahern Mansion
2020 Vision Co-Chair to Celebrate Women's Vote

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Contact Delinia Storr or Elenora Mallory

Announcing Warfield fce Club's "War Chest!" is available for showing/opening at you next event or meeting". The second picture is a Votes for Women" pin created by Jim's Jeams that has been purchased. Warfield will also be accepting your tired, your poor, your broken jewelry for re-purposing and the you can buy our one of a kind/designer jewelry with all funds going to the "Tennessee Triumph Statue" says Warfield fce Club President Delinia Store. Ask her about this project and plan on viewing the jewelry soon.
A war chest is a reserve of funds used for fighting a war/conducting a campaign. The campaign is to donate to the "Tennessee Triumph” our Montgomery County Statue to commemorated the 100th Year of Votes for Women.
The Statue of Liberty has a picture attached to remind us on this statue if a woman and of the most recognizable poem “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction. In the early 1900's and after Lazarus’ death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. Warfield will be collected these funds and will donate the sum each year to add to the Tennessee Triumph War Chest!

Congratulations to all the Family and Community Education Clubs educational/fund raising/awareness efforts and events; Hillwood fce was the first with a Votes for Women Tea this Spring that made well over $1,000. They have set the bar for us all to see if we can raise that each year. Sango is in the middle of creating a Cookbook. Country Living has "Change for Change" jars to Celebrate what has been done. They have made many jars for us all and any other group to have to pass around at each meeting. IF YOUR CLUB/ORGANIZATION NEEDS AN IDEA TO HELP BRING AWARENESS TO VOTES FOR WOMEN AND TO RAISE FUNDS "The 2020 Vision" Committee has a great willingness to help facilitate a fund raiser for you and your group. Our goal would be for at least 90% of funds raised would go to the fund raiser to be an officially recognized fund raiser no matter how big or small.

Great Time at Centennial Park again this year and yesterday we had several new Family and Community Education Members fill in the gap for those out of town. Good lunch, great fun and the umbrellas provided much needed signage and shared.
"We have not forgotten our trip to Seneca Falls New Your, (where it all started) headed up by Barbara..we will get to it. Maybe after the Anniversary to celebration all the success for TN.

Martha M. Pile
UT Extension Volunteer and
Retired Extension Agent
PR/Tourism Chairman Smith Trahern Mansion
2020 Vision Co-Chair to Celebrate Women's Vote

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NAFCE: "Empowered women build better lives through friendship, practical knowledge, leadership and advocacy. These qualities attract new members who join to become more caring and involved citizens. "2017 Membership Form".

WHAT IS FCE: fce is a grassroots organization who are concerned with issues before they become leading social issues. Welcome to our network of women and men who are taking a stand for families who are determined to change their communities for the better and who are enriching their own lives and who are empowering others to reach the same dreams. Read More

The Agricultural Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Family and Community Educators of Montogmery County, Clarksville, TN
What is F.C.E. ?

It is a group of people which meet regularly to share friendship, fellowship, and learning to improve the quality of family life. They share common concerns making life better for themselfs and their families.
For Information about a club in your Area call:
Montgomery County Extension Office
1030A Cumberland Heights Road
Clarksville, TN 37040 Tel: (931) 648-5725

Most Family and Community Education meetings and training sessionsmeet in the Smith-Trahern Mansion. For more information about the mansion, or if you would like to volunteer to work in the mansion call: (931)648-9998

F.C.E. Creed

As Family and Community Educators of the United States we will strive to promote a better way of life for all through fellowship, continuing education and service; to provide guidance in our homes and communities for the uniting of people to make the world a better place in
which to live.
May we have pride in our roles as peacemakers and may our hearts be filled with joy as we serve. Let us always be concious of the needs of others and be strenghtened

by the "Divine Light" that guides us all.
Mrs. Jean Beard Kestner Tallahassee, FL
Family and Community Education is in Partnership with the
University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service.

Work is done with Family and Community Educators, Child Care Providers Entrepeneurs and the Smith/Trahern Life Skills Center. We seek researched solutions and deliberate understanding for community issues. Montgomery/County is an active part of a District, State, and National Association Country Woman of the World

The Agricultural Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer