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 

It was wonderful seeing many of you yesterday at L-I-A in Jackson – we had a wonderful time!
Please see the updated Cake Bake flyer Download here.
Please spread the word about the upcoming event, and let’s exceed last year’s total sponsors and bakers.
I know we can do it!

Welcome to 2020 – we made it, now let’s celebrate! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I am very excited about all of the wonderful opportunities the year has in store for us and our wonderful organization.

Here are a few updates for you to be mindful of:

• Friday, January 24th – Cluster Training in Humphreys County at the Waverly United Methodist church, 113 W. Main St. Waverly, TN 37185 (see flier attached).
o Cost for the training (which includes lunch) is $8
o Registration begins at 9:30 AM, we will depart from the mansion at 8:30 AM
o Snow date will be Friday, January 31st
o Sign-up sheet for the Cluster Training will be available on 1/7th

Other Announcements:

• Monday, January 20th – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday – Mansion & Extension closed this day

• 7 Habits for Highly Effective People class-series offered on 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Smith-Trahern Mansion. The cost of the class-series is $30, and includes all printed materials. There are only 10 spaces available. FCE members that serve as county council officers or club officers are strongly advised to attend this class-series. If you are interested in attending please send me an e-mail back. You don’t want to miss this training, led by certified instructor Rebekah Norman.

• Trees of Christmas Take-Down – January 2nd – January 6th (except in the Iris Room where the first Leader   Training will be held). Inside and outside decorations can be taken down, but please leave banister decorations up until after Cake Bake. If you are a room chairman, please contact those that put up a tree, and whenever possible get them to un-decorate and box up trees. Please make arrangements if you have someone that needs to come after hours (teachers etc). Also, when people come to take down their tree let them know about our Cake Bake happening Thursday, February 13th. ***Barbara or Martha if I need to add anything or make changes to the information regarding the take down of Trees of Christmas please let me know.***

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

I would like to congratulate all of the 2019 award winners. Thanks to everyone who submitted a cultural arts/fashion revue entry, helped with event setup, made a dish for the potluck, donated books to the Books for Newborns program, and to those who helped with event breakdown. I am proud of each and every one of you! Great job to the fce county council, event chairs and committees – well done!

Many thanks,

Don’t forget about the National Members’ event on Tuesday. Also, I wanted to inform you that the quilt exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum is a temporary exhibit, and will only be here until July 7th. Don’t miss out on this exciting, exploratory, educational opportunity. Check out the link below for more info on the Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts https://tnmuseum.org/temporary-exhibits/temporary%20exhibits/betweenthelayers.

•   There is no admission fee required for the museum.
•   For those that are driving carpoolers that day, the museum address is: 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd,     Nashville.
•   Free public parking lot – Between the museum and Farmers Market – if the parking area gets      full there is free 2 hour parking near/in farmers market area.
•   Link to dining options at the Nashville Farmers Market:    https://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org/market-house

Have a great weekend!

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

BOOK MARK - Cluster Training > read more Cluster Training Documents > read more Leader's Guide for Cluster Training - Failure is Impossible > read more Leader's Guide for Cluster Training - The Perfect 36   > read more Focus on Security

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

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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