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  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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Key Volunteers "2020 Vision" Celebrating the 100 th Year of Votes for Women, Family and Friends; Here is the latest flyer and hand out for the 2020 Vision Programs and other activities that we are working on. So good to have the youth component and activities developing. Barbara Beeman and Delinia Storr need this for this weekend and we have done our best to get these to her. Tamera Adjei is making some of the flyers and the half page is new and maybe she would also make copies of the half flyers would help too. We will just live with all mistakes this time and will be updating often.
Anyone can make their own copies or share this e-mail and I will post this on face-book soon. When I do please re-post ...one mansion post about the ceiling repairs reached over 50 people in just the first day...with you sharing there is no telling how many we could reach about this important part of our 2020 Vision Created to Celebrate the 100th Year of Votes for Women. Also if you are not a part of this project and want to be a Smith Trahern Mansion Player, work on developing materials, flyers, handouts and then passing them out to other groups and organizations that you participate in that might just need a program...that makes you and important team player.
Thank you one and all and no one could believe what you have done for this project and the many others that you give much leadership to.

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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Members and Interested others of the Montgomery County 2020 Vision Committee-here is information that is being shared with the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument supporters and some of you may have or certainly will donate to one or more events I decided to share this information on behalf of Debby Johnson, Michelle Newell, Heather Fleming and my self to keep you updated about other suffrage activities happening in Tennessee. The public unveiling of Knoxville’s second woman suffrage monument is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018 and might be something that was not local for Knox County but this statue of Burn's Mother was important to all women of Tennessee. They are having a short parade so we could all wear white.
Looking over the list of things they are doing for this special event the
August 8, "Febb Burn Day" passed unanimously the Tennessee’s House and Senate and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. This is a date we will want to add to our calendars and will try and let everyone know when it is official.
There is so much happening here in Montgomery County by so many and all across the state to celebrate the 100th year of Votes by Women and the special part Tennessee had to play mas the "Perfect 36." If you want to be involved here or across the state there are many fun ways you can help celebrate!

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

Dear Friends: This information is being shared with the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument supporters to keep you updated about other suffrage activities happening in Tennessee as we all look forward to 2020; the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

Second Suffrage Monument to be Unveiled in Knoxville on June 9th
Burn Memorial Commemorates Tennessee’s Place in Suffrage History

Knoxville, TN – A public unveiling of Knoxville’s second woman suffrage monument is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018 by the Suffrage Coalition. The new Burn Memorial will commemorate the historic vote of state legislator Harry Burn, and the important role of his mother, Febb, in winning the right to vote for American women.
The festivities will begin with an historic re-enactment suffrage parade up Gay Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade will be followed with a short program on Market Square at 4:30. suffrage. The unveiling at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market Square is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m.
The Burn Memorial is a powerful companion to the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial which already graces Knoxville’s Market Square. Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire crafted both Knoxville’s Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial unveiled here in 2006 and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument unveiled in Nashville in 2017. LeQuire is also known for the Tennessee's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Athena Parthenos, and Musica in Nashville.
A fundraising campaign is ongoing to raise the remaining $100,000 needed to install and maintain the memorial. Individuals or organizations can make donations to support the memorial. Engraved bricks that will be placed around Memorial are available for a suggested donation of$100. Individuals and organizations can have their names placed on the base of the Memorial: $1,000 suggested donation for individuals; $2,500 suggested donation for community groups; $5,000 suggested donation for businesses. The deadline for all engravings is May 15, 2018. More information is available online at suffragecoalition.org/engage-in-history/ or by contacting Wanda Sobieski at wsobieski@sobieskimesser.com.
The Suffrage Coalition has been hard at work with activities leading up to the official unveiling:
Febb Burn Day: The Suffrage Coalition presented and Tennessee’s House and Senate have unanimously passed a resolution to set aside August 18th as Febb Burn Day. The resolution is awaiting the Governor’s signature.
Student Suffrage Contest: A contest is under way for students in grades 5 through 12 to create a visual presentation about their favorite suffragist. The video or PowerPoint submissions must be received by April 12th. More information about the contest is available atsuffragecoalition.org/powerpoint-video-contest/.
Reception: A reception is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center to honor “those who persisted and sacrificed to win the vote for women.” Elaine Weiss, author of newly released The Woman’s Hour, will be present at the reception to sign copies of her book. The public can purchase tickets for the reception online at suffragecoalition.org.
Parade: An historical re-enactment Suffrage Parade kicks off the unveiling ceremony. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in the parade, beginning at 4:00 p.m. on June 9th. The parade will process from Main to Gay Streets, to Union Avenue to State Street, and will culminate on Market Square. Participants are encouraged to wear 1920s era dress or white clothes. More information and registration forms will be available shortly from the Suffrage Coalition website, suffragecoalition.org Wanda Sobieski atwsobieski@sobieskimesser.com.
The Suffrage Coalition is co-ordinated by local attorney Wanda Sobieski and is responsible for the development of the Burn Memorial, as well as the Tennessee Woman’s Suffrage Memorial. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the Suffrage Coalition is a 501c(3) nonprofit group and a special project of the East Tennessee Foundation. The Coalition works to locate, preserve, and educate regarding the history of women’s suffrage, especially in the state of Tennessee. More information about the Suffrage Coalition is available at suffragecoalition.org and on FaceBook at Suffrage Coalition.

Yvonne Wood
Wood Conference & Event Planning
405 Westland Drive
Lebanon, TN 37087
H: 615-444-9663 C:615-969-2857
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, President
Women's Economic Council Foundation, Vice Chair
Tennessee Delegate, Vision 2020
International Women's Forum
Advisory Board, IWPR Status of Women

Cake Bake

Congratulations and a job well done to all the key players, and fce clubs that helped to ensure that the 2018 Sweetheart Cake Bake, “Prisoner of Love” was a real success! FCE members baked cakes, secured bakers and sponsors, contacted judges, assisted with the event setup and cleanup, delivered cakes, and so much more – the list is extensive.
Listed are just a few of the fce members that donated their many gifts, talents, and time to the 33rd Annual Cake Bake; this is not a complete list of who contributed, or a complete representation of what all was achieved.
Lastly, a special note of thanks to our event speaker Jacque Hillman, Cake Bake judges, and dignitaries that played an integral role in this year’s Cake Bake. We appreciate all they do, and value their passion and support for the Smith Trahern mansion and Montgomery County fce.

Mansion Spring Cleaning is March 6th – 8th
National FCE Members Day is March 19th – more info to come
County Council meeting is March 22nd@10 AM

Event Flyer and Event Recap:
Martha Pile - Sango Club

Event Music:
Imogene Burnett - Warfield Club
Delinia Storr – Warfield Club

Event Setup:
Betty Cole – Sango Club
Judi Gardner – Sango Club
Willie Mae Miller - Hillwood Club
Barbara Beeman – Hillwood Club
Warfield Youth fce

Welcoming and training of Cake Bake Judges:
Debby Johnson – Sango Club

Mansion Report/Update:
Debby Johnson - Sango Club

Educational Exhibits & Activities:
Katie Smith - Sango Club
Tamera Adjei – Belmont Club
Linda Ellison – Sango Club

Event Decorations:
Lee Bittinger – Country Living
Martha Pile – Sango Club
Pat Smith – Sango Club

Event Record and Bookkeeping, Cake and Name Tags:
Pat Woods – Sango Club
Doris Fairrow – Hillwood Club
Ann Wentz – Hillwood Club

Cake Bakers of 2 or more cakes:
Betty Blackwell – Country Living
Judi Gardner – Sango Club
Martha Pile – Sango Club
Carolyn Johnson – NCOA Senior Worker
Carolyn Wagner – Hillwood Club

Most Sponsors secured:
Nancye Britton – Hillwood Club

Congratulations to all of the Cake Bake winners (listed below):

Cake Category   -   Baker   -   Sponsor

Chocolate Cake - Jane Morrison  - A&A Farms

Coconut Cake - Julie Reed  - Cheryl Castle Circuit Court Clerk

Pound/Chiffon/Sponge - Judi Gardner - Karen Edmunson

Fruit/Jam - Betty Cole - Scott Bryant

Cheesecake - Michelle Kowal - Johnson Memorials

Coffee Cake - Jane Morrison - Legends Bank

Miscellaneous - Mare Kilgore - Brandon McGirt

Italian Cream - Katie Smith - F&M Bank

Decorated Valentine - Donna Wagner - Joe McGeachy

Sweepstakes    -   Winner Donnie Johnson

Dear Martha and Ladies!

Thank you so much for your kind invitation to speak on Feb. 14!
As you can tell, I love talking about Sue Shelton White who was alone and courageous in everything she undertook.
There are many details about her that I don't have time to share in relatively short speeches; for example, she was appointed as head of the Tennessee Commission for the Blind. Her goal was to have schools for the blind so they could learn, and she created quite a strategy so the blind could succeed in life.
But the state's commissioners on the board said the blind couldn't learn; her plan was a waste of time and state funds. So after less than a year, Sue White told the governor she needed to focus her efforts elsewhere.
She was a brilliant, well-educated woman who believed in forward movement on all fronts. She also invited many black women across the state to join the suffrage forces as they gathered to create change.
She drafted legislation eventually passed by the Tennessee legislature: married woman's property act, mothers' pension law, and the old-age pension act. All were precursors to her writing the Social Security Act, along with Florence Armstrong, a university professor and economist, and Miss Sue's long-time friend.
Thank you so much for inviting us to become a part of Clarksville's 2020 Celebration! We are looking forward to posting regular reports on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail website about your efforts. Just keep us up to date and we'll handle it!
By the way, if you need me to speak at any other events, please feel free get in touch. I do need to know some weeks in advance. I've attached my bio and headshot in case you are interested. Please feel free to share.

Have a great weekend!
Jacque Hillman

Leader Lessons:
February- Money Personalities
Have you ever wondered why you handle money a certain way? Several factors contribute to the way you approach money management; part of your approach is rooted in upbringing and simply the way you think about money overall. However, did you know that you also have a money personality?
There are five money personalities. Your money personality has a big impact on the way you handle finances. Learning more about how you operate when it comes to your cash can improve not only the way you manage money, but also the way you interact with others — especially your partner.
Once you learn what prompts you to buy, spend, or do nothing, you have access to the keys to building financial health, wealth, and more satisfying interactions with others. The only way to improve money and spending habits is to get to the root of what motivates you financially. Here’s a quiz to help you figure out your money personality.
Adapted from: https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/quiz-whats-money-personality.html/?a=viewall

March- Focus on the Moment: A Program on Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the ancient practice of being completely aware of what is happening in the present. It means you experience life as it unfolds without judgment or preconceived notions.
Studies suggest that mindfulness practices may affect health; this includes better stress management, improved coping skills with chronic conditions, and a reduction in anxiety and depression. A major benefit of mindfulness is that it encourages you to pay attention to your thoughts, your actions and your body.
So, remember to BEE amazing, remain in the present, and take time for what matters most…YOU.

Important Dates in March:
America Saves Week

February 26th – March 3, 2018

Get in the savings habit by setting a savings goal and signing the pledge.
To sign the pledge and learn more visit: https://americasaves.org/for-savers/pledge

National Nutrition Month®
is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
"Go Further with Food" is the theme for 2018, and its importance is timely for many reasons. Whether it's starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you "Go Further with Food", while saving both nutrients and money.

"March is Extension Month in Tennessee! Established in 2015 by a proclamation from the Tennessee General Assembly, Extension Month celebrates the educational outreach, service, and economic impact achieved by Extension across the state."

Perfect 36, An American Musical - Information

As a continuing part of informing all Montgomery County and interested others in the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Women's Vote (and the creation of a local team of interested others that we call "2020 Vision"), I am sharing this exciting and cultural information with you and others so you might be in the loop of information and be able to share with others. See the PDF file below.
As we enter 2018 there is now officially only 2 years left until the 100th Year Celebration. he Mansion Players have been and will continue to be active in presenting a dramatic program on The History and Tennessee's part in giving women the right to vote.

Download or Read here.

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