Jane Barker 
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial 


May 12, 2010 at 07:00 PM 
May 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM 

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens 
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, VA 22182-1992

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Silent Sentinel Award Reception 

Thank you for your interest in the 2010 Silent Sentinel Award Reception which will be held from 7:00-10:00 pm on May 12th at the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s 95-acre premier facility, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, Va.  The park will be in full bloom and can be easily seen from the glass-walled Atrium that features a two-thousand square foot skylight, indoor stream and fountain. “Washingtonian Magazine” voted the venue the top-ranked garden site in suburban Washington (

This is a fundraising event for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. The memorial will be located in Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Va., and will pay tribute to the women who endured harsh imprisonment to secure voting rights for women.

Veteran White House journalist and Hearst Newspaper columnist, Helen Thomas, will be honored with the Silent Sentinel Award for serving as an inspiration for equality. WUSA9-TV reporter, Peggy Fox will serve as mistress of ceremonies. The evening’s program will wrap up with the debut of the memorial’s conceptual design by architect Bob Beach.

Individual ticket prices: 

$75 per person which includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres

We are also looking for event sponsors so please consider pledging support at one of the following levels:

$1500 level:  8 tickets, web site mention, hotlink to web site, mentions in program, invitation, press release, newsletter and on signage at the event

 $1000 level:  6 tickets, web site mention, hotlink to web site, mentions in program, invitation, press release, newsletter and on signage at the event

$500 level:  4 tickets, mention in program and invitation

$250 level:  2 tickets, mention in program and invitation

We are also looking for silent auction donations.

All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

To register  by mail, please send a check made out to the Northern Virginia Regional Park  Foundation.  Include "Silent Sentinel Event" in the memo line and mail it to:

                                   Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation

                                   5400 Ox Road

                                   Fairfax Station, Va. 22039

      (*Please include a note with sponsorship information, the number of guests and their names)

We look forward to your participation in the efforts to build a memorial to the suffragists who provided the “turning point” in efforts to ratify the 19th Amendment allowing women the right to vote.

Thank you,

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Committee