August 2021 Newsletter
To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and well-being of at-risk children in the state of Georgia.
Upcoming Events
Please note the Summer General Meeting will take place in the evening and not as a luncheon.
We will be collecting composition notebooks (no spirals) and word search game books (without staples) for the students at Devereux at the Summer General Meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be a drop off box at the home of Heather Rees, 4461 Club Lake Circle, SE, Marietta, 30067, between August 18 - 22. If you need to reach Heather, [email protected].

If you have any questions about this collection, please contact our Devereux Liaison BJ Wooldridge at either
678-571-1459 or [email protected].
Get Your Nature On!

Sunset Sips at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Thursday, September 23, 2021
6:00 -9:00 pm

Join us for a laid-back evening on the Great Lawn or Covered Outdoor Pavilion as we enjoy an evening of great music, great friends and great fun! This evening is the last one for the season at the Nature Center.

Explore the grounds before the concert… visit with Wildlife on the Wildlife Walk or Cool off on the shaded hiking trails!

Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) and Picnic
Cash Bar - Rain or Shine Event

For additional information call Mary Beth Wegener 779-356-3754 or [email protected]
Ladies it is that time of year that we focus on building our membership. Recruitment is extremely important. Please help us to build the membership. We need all types of ladies: leaders, workers and those that just want to have fun. We love them all and we want to help our members find a place for all to thrive. 

Please invite your potential new member(s) to

Meet and Greet High Tea for Potential Members
Sunday September 26
2:00 to 4:00
Indian Hills Country Club

Membership Co-Chairwomen, Tricia Leuallen and Charlene Rowe
Annual Event
Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 18th, 2021

Save the date on your calendar! Last year was a lot of fun and we raised over $20,000 and this year we want you to let your family and friends know, sign up to play, come out and volunteer at the event, have fun and raise even more money for Devereux and The Linda Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For Sponsorship and Golfer Registration forms check out the website at

Registration 10:00 AM and Shotgun Start 12:00 PM

Co Chairs Dr. Heather Tally and Kimberly Johnson are excited about our first fundraising event of the year and we want YOU to be a part of it - Sign up for the Golf Committee! Looking for help with spreading the word, sponsorship, registration/check in and day of the event volunteers. See Kimberly at the August General Meeting for more information and to join the fun email Kimberly at [email protected].
Devereux Update
A great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations! 
We will be collecting composition notebooks (no spirals) and word search game books (without staples) for the students at Devereux at the Summer General Meeting Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the Indian Hills Country Club. If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be a drop off box at the home of Heather Rees, 4461 Club Lake Circle, SE, Marietta, 30067, between August 18 - 22. If you need to reach Heather, [email protected].
If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison BJ Wooldridge at either 678-571-1459 or [email protected].
Mark Your Calendar Now
Friday October 29, 2021 11:30 am Set-up 1-4 Event  Devereux Harvest Festival - Hands On
Will need 10 volunteers for the event. Supplies for themed booth, set up for Harvest Festival, activity, snack or candy.
Purses Needed
It’s almost time for fall cleaning and that means heading into your closet and tossing those items you know you never use anymore!! While you are in there, take an extra look at all those purses you have lining your shelves and consider donating a few of them to the Circle’s 2nd Purse Auction. We are in desperate need of GENTLY used purses for our sale, the more valuable the better!! We will also gladly accept donations of new handbags!! If you have a donation, please contact me at [email protected] and I will arrange a pick up of the purse for you.

Also, mark your calendar so you can attend this fun afternoon of lunch, socializing and shopping. The Purse Auction is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 11 AM at Roswell Country Club.
Scholarship Update
Scholarship Committee members Diane Miller and Belinda Vogel attended the CCYA banquet on July 27. They awarded a scholarship to Alan Jones who is attending culinary school at the University of Kennesaw.

Current scholar Grace Brewer offered these works of gratitude in her scholarship reapplication form; “I am so grateful for this amazing scholarship and have become even more grateful during this time. I have been able to excel in school while not having to worry about how to pay for books or classes. This semester I started working in a research lab where I am now getting more hands-on experience with what I hope to do one day in my career! Thank you all again for your continued support and encouragement!”
Is There A Charity Close to Your Heart…………………?
………….. Besides the Circle for Children, of course! Our five-year commitment to Devereux Behavioral Health has flown by and will come to its conclusion at the end of this Circle year. Now is the time for us to start researching other worthy organizations for us to support in the future.

As Chair of Long-Range Planning, I am asking for our members to please send me names of groups to vet and consider as our new beneficiary. There are so many worthwhile and very needy charities out there who deserve our assistance. The only parameters are that they must serve at-risk children in the state of Georgia.

If you have any suggestions, please send them to me at [email protected] along with any supplemental information you may have.

If you are interested in working on this committee, please email me. I need four members from our membership at large. This committee will evaluate and visit prospective beneficiaries and present our recommendation to our members at the end of the year. It’s a great committee to serve on and become involved with.
Access the Directory online with new Password! The new 2020-2021 directory of active Circle members can now be viewed on our website. For the privacy of all members, the directory is password protected. You can access the directory under the membership tab on the website.
August 2    Donna Aycock
August 17   Kim Sherk
August 21   Page Morgan
August 22   Lucy Dorris
August 25   Kristin Harbison
If your birthday (month and day) is not in the new Circle directory, please email that information. We would love to acknowledge that special day.
Circle Celebration Fund
Can't think of a gift for a friend? Consider donating to the Circle Celebration Fund in their name. A lovely acknowledgment will be sent to the honoree informing them of the donation you made in their name. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to donate.
Circle Correspondence
Please send any Circle Correspondence to [email protected] for announcements of births, loss of loved ones, outstanding events or illnesses. Please include the individual's address so the corresponding secretary can send the appropriate correspondence. Also, indicate if the information should be posted in the newsletter.
What is Amazon Smile?
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Circle for Children every time you shop at no cost to you.  When you shop at you'll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Circle. uses your current Amazon account.

How Do I Get Started?
Click the button below to get started or on your first visit to you will be asked to select a charity. Type in The Circle for Children. Click the "select" box next to it. Click "agree" to confirm you have been informed that you must go to every time you make a purchase in order for the Circle to receive the charitable donation from Amazon.
Kroger Community Rewards will donate a portion of your grocery purchase total to The Circle for Children.

Please sign up for a Kroger Card the next time you're grocery shopping and link it to The Circle for Children.

To link your Kroger card go to and enter The Circle for Children number, 33533. You can also call Kroger at 1-800-562-4438 and they will sign you up over the phone.