April 2019 Issue

CPWC Members,

Happy Spring, a time full of new growth and hope! It's easier to be happy in the  warm and sunny weather, without rain in nearly every day's forecast. As nature starts to awaken and blossom, so do we. 

We are a busy, busy group on the move. This month our program is a Field Trip April 12 to the Atlanta History Museum. Please come! Our hiking group is heading to Blue Ridge for a day hiking trip and to visit with our friend and long-time member Donna Brown. And our Play Group recently headed to Morgan Falls. Everyone seems to be getting out and about!

We will be out and about on April 14 in McFarlane Park for our annual egg hunt, this year featuring a petting zoo thanks to the creativity of our Family Programs team. Bring your kids, grandkids, or neighbor kids to enjoy an afternoon in our local park. 

Thanks to Paula Rzucidlo for hosting our March program. Kroger's wine selections and Murray's cheeses helped to make it, once again, one of our most loved and popular programs of the year. The Abbey Glass pop up shop was an elegant and fresh addition to the day. Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Simple Needs of GA. We collected 6 small appliances, and over $200 in cash and gift cards. 

The Evening Savvy Women's Group met at Pat Iaffaldano's home where our speaker shared her path to a debt free life of financial freedom.  She was full of relevant and clever tips on how to intentionally spend and save, increasing our financial savvy. 

CPWC is full of savvy, thoughtful and capable women, some of whom are nominated to serve on the executive board next year. We are pleased to present the slate of CPWC officers for next year in this newsletter. If you have input, opinions or questions before the new board is ratified in May,  please contact Janet or  Belinda .  We'd be happy to hear from you.  Special thanks to our nominations committee for the care and work it takes to thoughtfully craft our board!  And thank you to all those who serve and help throughout our year in so many ways!  It's a joy to see and get to know such a diverse and fun group of people. 

As we enter the later part of our women's club year, we encourage you to participate in a group or activity you don't typically attend.  It's a wonderful way to meet a new segment of our members and to expand our community.  If you'd rather not go on your own, know there are many of us who have felt the same way.

Please let one of us, or another member you feel comfortable contacting, know, and we will make every attempt to come with you!

May these last couple of month of 2018-2019 programs be filled with the vibrancy of Spring and our dynamic members.

With hope...
Belinda  and Janet
Slate2019-2020 Nominations Slate

The Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club Nominating Committee consisted of five members appointed by the President, including Jean Ann McCarthy (Chair) , Amber Strong, Janie Kissling, Lesli Asiello and Lindsey Mabey. The Nominations Committee is extremely pleased to present the attached slate of Officers, Interest Group and Standing Committee Leaders. In accordance with our by-laws we are emailing the slate of proposed candidates in the month of March.

If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions about the slate, please contact Janet or Belinda prior to the April 12 program meeting.

Thank you to everyone who stepped up in a leadership position to carry our Club into its 50th year!

View Slate
MarchApril 12 Field Trip: Hope Has No Boundaries

Hope has No Boundaries -- Field Trip and Luncheon. Join us Friday, April 12th as we explore the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead and the newly restored Cyclorama and other exhibits. Lunch will follow. Gather at ACC at 8:45 am to carpool. 


The CPWC hosts a wide range of Interest Group meetings each month. Below is a list of each group's upcoming activity. Please join us!

Interest Group Date Details
First Friday

April 5
The next  First  Friday is on April 5th from 7-11pm at the home of Kristine and Jeff Ward ( 4240 Blackland Dr). 

Hoping for nice weather for game night! RSVP or come last minute. Bring an appetizer and your favorite beverage.

April 9, 16, 23, 30
The Yoga Interest Group meets on Tuesdays at 11:30 am, at the home of Linda Pace. Beginners welcome! There are mats available to use or bring your own. 

Please enter Linda's home at 4853 Rivercliffe Dr. via the garage and proceed to the lower level. Please park on only one side of the street!  Please contact  Linda Pace  or  Belinda Vogel  for questions or if you are interested!
Hiking Club
April 25

Oct 20-22: Hike Inn

Our last hike will be a "field trip" hike on April 25. We will be hiking Big Canoe with Donna Brown, who has retired to that area. She has been checking out some fun and scenic hikes in the area and would love to have us join her. Meet at the ACC parking lot at 9 am to carpool to her home in Big Canoe. Estimated arrival time to her home is 10:30 am and she will have coffee and muffins to share before we head out to the hike.

We will be hiking the Lake Trail (easy) then Lower and Upper Falls Trails (moderate). There will be stops for pictures at waterfalls and bridges at creek crossings. At this point the group will decide if we want to continue on the Nancy Womack trail (more difficult). You will need to bring a sack lunch to bring on the hike. We plan to be done hiking around 4 pm and will head to the Clubhouse for dinner before returning to East Cobb. Estimated time to arrive back home is 8 pm.

Please let Jean Dole know if you will be joining for this hike Bring a sack lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water, hiking boots, and hiking poles if you have them.

Our 3rd annual Hike Inn hike is quickly filling up!  We have 9 hikers signed up already!! The dates are October 20-22. You do not want to miss this opportunity. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks and Happy Hiking!!

Jean Dole (404) 433-5551
Bible Study

April 4, 11, 18, 25
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
Daytime Book Club

April 11
The Daytime Book Club will meet on Monday, Apr. 11 at 10AM at Judy Winchell's home.  We'll discuss The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts.  If you'd like to join us, please contact Judy by Friday, Apr.  8.   

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Daytime Book Club, please contact  Susan Gavalis (678-427-8762). 
We meet at 10 am on the second Monday of each month, through May.
Evening Book Club

Please contact Trish Chapman if you'd like to join in the next warm and spirited discussion.
Savvy Women

Please join us for an evening that touches the heart...
Savvy Women 
Finding Joy and Passion in Busy & Changing Lives
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Home of Jeff & Chris Cashman
521 Oak Hill Circle, Marietta

Suggested Read:  The Year of Living Happy - Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World by Ali Worthington

Featured Wine & Cheese: Australia

We are so happy to welcome Jackie Dunagan from GROW Counseling. She will be highlighting many topics including Launching Young Adult Children, Empty Nesting and many other compelling topics. Please read her bio and be ready for what promises to be a fascinating discussion forum :))

Field Trip

April 12
Save the date for our upcoming morning CPWC Field Trip to the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead to view the newly restored Cyclorama and other interesting exhibits.
Family Activities

April 14 Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo!

Bring the whole family to this super fun neighborhood tradition! Enjoy our annual Easter egg hunt then stay for the adorable petting zoo and pony rides!

This exciting family event will held at McFarlane Nature Park, beginning at noon on Saturday, April 14th.
Bridge Club

Please contact Melissa Nicol (770-541-6168) if you would like to play that day or if you are interested in taking bridge lessons.
Play Group

Please contact Alisa Alloy or Jillian Miller for details on this group!

Garden Club

Cobb Master Gardeners Tour 2019

We will meet on Saturday, May 11th at 9 am at the ACC and carpool to all the gardens. Wonderful experience to be able to support the CCYA and be a part of the Cobb Master Garden Tour. Please rsvp to Lynn Thompson,  bltonpv@gmail.com .

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Yard Yard of the Month

The Garden Club would like to congratulate this month's Yard of the Month Winners: David and Brandi O'Haren, of 4140 Thunderbird Drive!

Pleas e contact our Sunshine Coordinators if you know of anyone who needs a little sunshine.

Kristine Ward (678-637-2658) or Lindsey Mabey (404-694-6341).

ContactInterest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! 

If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Janet, Belinda, or a member of the Programs Committee.
Bible Study       
Lettie Nixon
Book Club - Daytime
Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club

Community Liaison

First Friday  

Hiking Club

Garden Club
Family Activities
Deborah Watson

Girls Night Out 
Cynthia Dolezal

Globe Trekkers
Shea Amin

Regina Wood

Play Group

Jillian Miller

Savvy Women
Chris Cashman