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 2019 WR Newsletter  January 2019 

We had a great planning meeting on Monday to discuss the upcoming Cultural Arts/Fashion Revue and Awards Day event. I wanted to recap some of the points discussed so that you can share with others. Also, please remember to invite friends and community members to our awards day. This is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate all of the great work that is being done by fce here in the county, and is also a great way to get people involved in our organization.

Timeline:

Monday, April 15th – Cultural Arts/Fashion Revue & Awards Day setup at the mansion at 10 AM
          o Please bring your club exhibit/display you would like to

Tuesday, April 16th – Submit Cultural Arts/Fashion Revue entries and pictures (framed or unframed) for overall display from 10 AM to 2:30 PM
          o For cultural arts entries please see: Betty Blackwell and/or Linda Ellison
          o For fashion revue entries please see: Katie Smith and/or Bettina Nuckolls
          o Please donate new or gently used books for the Books for Newborns initiative (books can also be dropped off on Wednesday, April 18th)

• Wednesday, April 18th – Community Awards Day
          o Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Walk kick off – Begins at 5 PM
           Walk will bring focus to water sustainability and will launch the community quilt kick off
           Drop off your fabric cardboard bolts, or upholstery rolls and/or poster or shipping tubes for the log cabin for our sweetheart couple’s (Tanner and Brittney) Old Fashion Cabin Raising

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                    • Note: If you have brown paint or spray paint available for donation we would love to use it for painting the log cabin timber

          o Potluck Dinner to follow walk – Main Dish is Pulled Pork/Chicken Sliders (Dinner will start at 5:30 PM)
           Note: Please bring a side dish to event – work with club members to decide what to bring – if you have any questions please contact Pamela Albaro

          o Viewing of exhibits and displays during dinner (voting will also take place during this time)

          o Awards ceremony following dinner

          • Note: Cultural Arts/Fashion Revue and Pictures from the overall display can be picked up directly following the awards day ceremony.

I am excited about this event! The County Council and event chairs have worked super hard to put this together – great job everyone!

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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Cluster Training in Hickman Co. 

Meet at the mansion at 7:45 AM (in the front drive) depart at 8 AM. Registration is at 9:30 AM. Lunch is $10 at the door. Address: Centerville United Methodist Church, 103 College Avenue, in Centerville.
*Note: I am unable to attend the cluster training on the 5th.

Cultural Arts and Fashion Revue  

Submit your cultural arts entries on April 16th from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM at the mansion. Judging will take place on April 17th. Please drop off pictures (framed or unframed) of any woman whose shoulders you have stood on. The cost to enter a photo is fifty cents per entry, with unlimited entries.

Awards Day

Awards will be held at the mansion on April 18th at 5:30 PM. If you would like to make a dish or provide something for the meal, please let Pamela Albaro know – the main course will be pulled pork. Please ensure that your CVU’s and Master Club Awards are turned in ASAP so that you can be recognized on Awards Day.

Books for Newborns

Belmont fce club will be collecting new or very gently used books for donation on Awards Day (April 18th). Your participation with this effort means a great deal.

Cabin Raising 

We are planning an old fashioned cabin raising for our sweetheart couple – we are still needing plenty of cardboard tubes, if you have access to these or know of someone who does please be sure to let one of the County Council members know. Here is an example or visual of what kind of tubes we are collecting:

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Quilt Classes

If you are interested in taking quilt classes, the next quilt class will take place at the Extension Office this Saturday (April 6th) from 1 PM – 3 PM.

Creative Writing 

It’s not too late to turn in your CVU’s and creative writing. Tomorrow (April 4th) is the deadline to get this turned in. Lee Bittinger will be at the mansion from 10 AM to Noon ready to accept these items.

National Members’ Day Event  

Will be held on Tuesday, April 30th – we will carpool from the mansion to the Tennessee State Museum to view their impressive quilt exhibit. We will dine at the Farmers’ Market for lunch. Please note this is a national members’ event only, but you still have time to fill out the National Members application and pay your dues up until the day of the event. We will meet at the mansion front drive at 8:45 AM and depart from the mansion at 9 AM. If you are interested in attending please contact Debby Johnson.

Spring Fling Market at Riverview Inn 

Please join us on Friday, April 5th from 10 AM to 6 PM. See flier attached, we will have a popcorn bar, cake, punch, and a vision board party to revisit our intentions and smart goals for 2019. We will have producers and crafters at the event – so join the fun!

Thank you fce for all that you do for your club and your community. If there are any corrections or updates to the above information, I will be sure to send a follow-up e-mail.

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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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
mmpile@utk.edu
931-648-8476

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ON BEHALF OF WARFIELD FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION:
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
mmpile@utk.edu
931-648-8476


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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