Message from Meredith - March 2020

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March 2020
Photography by Mike Force Photography

What an interesting time we live in as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters formed just six months before the passing of the 19th Amendment, in which American women finally won the right to vote on August 18, 1920.

I love exploring history, especially women in history, so when my husband, Chuck, introduced me to his hometown of Seneca Falls, New York, back in 1980, I was totally captivated with it being the birthplace of Women’s Rights  and the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. On our July, 1982, visit home, as part of a humanity circle of one-hundred, I got to “cut (a portion of) the ribbon” opening day at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park located down the block from my in-laws’ home. What an honor.

Since 1998, this statue of three of the most noteworthy suffragettes, depicts Amelia Bloomer back in May 1851 introducing Susan B. Anthony (left) to Elizabeth Cady Stanton (right). It is by sculpture artist, Ted Aub, and stands honorably on the banks of Van Cleef Lake—the most photographed scene in the entire state. When travel takes you to upstate New York, don’t miss Seneca Falls, a significant place for women’s history.

This month we proudly present #WorldWiseWomen: German-born Ute Kleemann and from Jamaica, Dr. Marjorie Campbell. Both have fascinating talents and stories to share—and, don’t miss Taffie’s

                                                                          Enjoy the Read­—
                                                                          Meredith M. Deal

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