January 2021 Issue

With 2020 behind us we have uncovered so many ways to APPRECIATE!  We have learned to embrace gratitude for each moment.  We have found peace and reassurance in the quietest of corners. We practiced unconditional acceptance more than ever and thankfulness for each and every moment we are able to be together.  We have become resilient when faced with challenge.  We have learned to give and receive in the cleverest of ways.  
 
Instead of letting our heart sink and disappointment loom, we have allowed creativity to blossom and where doors have closed, we have found windows to open.  Where we may have felt entitled, we now count every blessing and when working with others we have a newfound sense of compassion, patience and grace.  It seems as if 2020 actually allowed us new skills to discover uncharted waters.
 
May we waste no time in uncovering the magic of 2021!  
 
As this year unfolds please join us beginning with the month of January for a fabulous hike, our virtual daytime program meeting with an interior designer, a Zoom painting class, exciting adventures in book club, a 5K polar bear run, and much much more. Please see additional details below for registration links! 
 
Although our Gala will be canceled for this year, we will look forward to next year.  We will again be supporting Great Prospects for the 2021 - 22 year.
 
We so APPRECIATE your perseverance and unending zest for camaraderie in a year that has proven to be the most challenging year of our lives to date. Now come join us as we celebrate new beginnings!  
 
With Appreciation,
 
Chris Cashman & Jean Ann McCarthy
CPWC Co-Presidents 2020-2021

 
 
Jean Ann McCarthy and Chris Cashman, your co-presidents
 
BirthdaysBirthdays - Celebrating YOU!!!!

This is the first year we are spreading Sunshine birthday greetings. Each month, we will list members who have birthdays that month so that we can celebrate each other.  If you do not see your name listed and would like to be included, please email Patty Pace (Membership) with your birthday. To respect privacy, we will not publish dates in the newsletter, only that you are celebrating your birthday that month. 

January Birthdays
Christy Kane
Maribel Padra
Lisa Flynn
Johanna Jenkins CzarneckiSally Davis
Patty Frierson
Mary Ann Sergan
Anita Rainwater
Patricia Iaffaldano
Lisa Krueger
Lisa Enochs

Bonnie ConnorsKathleen Schnugg


January Daytime Program - Virtual Meeting  
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Pour your favorite cup of tea and light a fire.
We are staying safe in our homes this month for our Daytime Program Meeting.  
 
Join us for a Virtual Conversation with designer, Kimberly Fullerton on January 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM.
 
   
Log onto our Chattahoochee Plantation Facebook page to view the Live broadcast of Kimberly's informative discussion of all things beautiful
and her favorite home design trends.
 
Let us know if you have any questions.
 
 

SavvyJanuary Savvy Evening Program

Zoom Painting Class

Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM with our very own Talented CPWC Artist and long time member,  Maryam Shirazi.     
 
Please RSVP to Chris Cashman by Monday, January 11 so that we have time to purchase your supplies. There will be a $10 fee to cover supplies which will include the following:
  • 11"x14" canvas
  • Acrylic paint set
  • 1/2" wide brush
  • 1.5" wide brush
We will drop off the supplies on Monday, January 18 to your front door and can pick up a check addressed to CPWC for $10 at that time.   
 
We SO Appreciate Maryam's willingness to demonstrate her amazing technique and simply can't think of a more perfect way to bring color and cheer to a chilly January day!

CPCACommunityNewsCPCA Community News

To view the CPCA Newsletter online, click here. Please consider participating in the CPCA as an annual dues payer, a volunteer, a meeting attendee, and an interested neighbor.  (CPCA is separate from CPWC - see the website at cpcaeastcobb.org).


Click here to pay your CPCA dues online and also to donate to McFarlane Park (Cobb Land Trust).

Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

A Special ThanksSpecialFeature

Thank you to our Board Members who volunteer their time and talents.  Over the holiday break, each of our Board members received a small token of APPRECIATION - a vase of Paperwhite bulbs ready to burst, accompanied by a lovely blessing.


 
Although our February Gala is cancelled, we will continue to support Great Prospects in 2021-22.
 
Please visit the Great Prospects website to learn more about our charity. 

FamilyActivities
First Friday - Join us January 8th!

Ring in the New Year at First Friday on January 8 at the home of Jeff and Danna Vach. We will gather at 7 pm for a festive evening!

We will not serve food this month. Please bring your own beverage. Couples and singles are welcome. Your RSVP is a must. Hope to see you soon!

Click here to RSVP 


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CPWC Run Walk 5K Photos   
 
What a beautiful time of year to go for a Stroll...whether walking or running or golfing!  
 
Thanksgiving and Christmas had a new spin and check out the swag...!  Check our some of our photos from Thanksgiving and Christmas!  
 
Please contact Susan Fulkerson or Chris Cashman for details. Hope to see you out and about!
The Peachtree Road race was a bit different this year... 6.2 miles completed virtually on Thanksgiving day. To add to the challenge we decided to walk 18 holes of golf. All in all we made great time! 
Look at the fantastic swag from the Virtual ATL Christmas 5K! 
 
The Fulkerson family ran the Peachtree Roadrace 10K with their kids and grandkids! 6.2 miles with a stroller! 
 
Send us photos of you and your swag from your races!
See more upcoming events below!

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December Yule Log Photos



Santa stopped by our Yule Log event at McFarlane Park.
Festive Holiday Sweaters from our December Program Meeting

A few photos from our December Program Meeting at McFarlane Park.



 
The CPWC hosts a wide range of Interest Group meetings each month. You can find the upcoming events on the website under the Calendar  & Events menu item or click Calendar & Upcoming Events 
 
Below is also list of each group's upcoming activity. Please join us!
 
Interest Group
Date(s)Details
5K Walk/Run Jan 30 Susan and I are looking forward to running the JFBC Polar Bear 5K on January 30 with our CPWC Members.  Please see details and sign up here. We are already signed up and ready to go!

Thank you so much!
Chris & Susan
 
(Contact Susan or Chris with questions) 
 
Bible Study
Ongoing  
 
We meet Thursdays at the Atlanta Country Club from 10 am to 11:30 am.  Please RSVP. We'll be studying Scriptures from the Epistles which will include important truths to help us live victorious in this life. We would love to have you join us.  Please contact Lettie Nixon770 -953-2066    
 
Bridge 
Ongoing 
For those who are interested in BRIDGE LESSONS, there are two bridge clubs nearby where bridge lessons are offered.
 
Ruff n Sluff Bridge Club  770 973-7717
Not far, this side of the Big Chicken
1809 Roswell Road
Marietta GA  30062
 
Bridge Club of Atlanta  770 354-6033
Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, far left corner upstairs
4920 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs GA  30342
 
Bridge is a fun game that can be played on many levels.  Since it requires a multiple of four players, get several friends together and explore the potential at either of these clubs which are about six miles from where we live.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Nicol  (email) or 770-541-6168  
 
Canasta 
Ongoing 
Canasta is a fun game that stimulates your brain but also allows you to converse and get to know your neighbors and have fun during the game.  Partner play allows for more options but individuals can play too.   
 
We meet monthly on the second Thursday from September to August at 12-3 pm.  There is no need to commit to playing every month!  Contact Karen Frantz (email) or 770-715-7139  
 
Daytime Book Club
Jan 11



The Daytime Book Club will meet at Susan Fulkerson's backyard terrace on Monday, January 11, at 1:00 PM to discuss 
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles.
 
Please contact Susan Fulkerson for additional information. 
 
Daytime Program 
Jan 15  
Join us for a Virtual Conversation with designer, Kimberly Fullerton on January 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM.  Log onto our Chattahoochee Plantation Facebook page to view the Live broadcast of Kimberly's informative discussion of all things beautiful and her favorite home design trends.
 
Let us know if you have any questions.
Evening Book Club 
Jan 26 
 
The Evening Book Club will be meeting at the home of Debbie Judd on January 26 at 7:30 PM to discuss American Dirt  by Jeanine Cummins.
Family Activities  
Ongoing

Watch for Details

 
 
Look forward to ongoing activities later this year.  Please contact Kristen Bernheim with any questions.
 
Hiking
Jan 12 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In January, we're heading to the NEXT trail down the Chattahoochee river for 6 more miles! This is one of our longer, varied elevation hikes so bring your 'A' game to burn those holiday calories! 
 
 
Hiking boots, water and snack-on-the-go recommended.
 
This starts with a level walk with stunning views of the Chattahoochee River's rocky shoals, turning into grassy marshes, then rugged forest hiking increasing to 150 ft. elevation. We'll see a small secluded Cemetery and follow the Terrell Mill Creek back to the Chattahoochee river. 
 
Bring donation: Food goods for our community; 'Must Ministries' neighborhood pantries.
Specifically, Chunky Soups, canned fruit, canned meat and bagged rice (less than 5lbs) 
Congratulations CPWC hikers for collecting over 170lbs of food to date! 
 
Please let us know (RSVP) that you will be able to join in on the January fun!  
           
CDC guidelines: Carry and / or wear a mask. 6' to 10' of separation between hikers.   
 
RSVP to Trish so that you will be able to join in on the fun!
 
For a complete list of proposed hikes for 2020-2021, please click  
Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
 
 
Play Group 
 Jan 15  
Play Group will meet every second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Join us at an outside location given Covid concerns.
 
Calling all moms of young children!  
 
 
 
Hope to see you soon!
 
RSVP to Jillian Miller  
Email or Phone Jillian with questions (phone: 847-323-0248)
Savvy Evening Group
Jan 19   
Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM with our very own Talented CPWC Artist and long time member ...Maryam Shirazi.   
 
Please RSVP to Chris Cashman (excelnbe@me.com)  by Monday, January 11 so that we have time to purchase your supplies. There will be a $10 fee to cover supplies which will include the following:
  • 11"x14" canvas
  • Acrylic paint set
  • 1/2" wide brush
  • 1.5" wide brush
 
We will drop off the supplies on Monday, January 18 to your front door and can pick up a check addressed to CPWC for $10 at that time.  
 
We SO Appreciate Maryam's willingness to demonstrate her amazing technique and simply can't think of a more perfect way to bring color and cheer to a chilly January day.
 
Yoga Ongoing
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 AM  
Still teaching online via Zoom, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM.  
 
Please contact Belinda Vogel if you need a yoga mat or props.  
Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise communicated.    
 
 

ContactInterest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! 
 
If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Chris, Jean Ann, or a member of the Programs Committee.
Bible Study       
 
Book Club - Daytime
Book Club - Evening 
 
Bridge Club
 
Canasta

Couples Chef's Dinner Group
Community Liaison

CPWC Run/Walk 5K
First Friday  


Hiking Club

Garden Club
 
Globe Trekkers

Newcomers   
Regina Wood

Play Group
 
Malinda Hlavenka
 

Savvy Women
 
Single Ladies
Sunshine Committee
Yoga

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