November 2020 Issue

CPWC Members,
We can't think of a better month to APPRECIATE than the month of November....Here's a few thoughts to get you started...THANKSGIVING...

Apple Pie
New Friends
Corn stalks 

Invitations to Gather Virtually
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles
Instagram Posts

A Giant Hug of APPRECIATION to each of you for once again choosing to stay involved as we are now up to 192 members and counting!  

We hope you will all join us for our November Luncheon "Holiday Entertaining with Chef Colin" on Friday, November 13 at Atlanta Country Club as it promises to be spectacular!  WE SO APPRECIATE that Kendra Scott will be returning to the November Luncheon for a little early Holiday shopping!

Immediately following the November Luncheon we will visit with Michelle Jericevich - our Charity Chair. Michelle is also CEO of Great Prospects, Inc ...our chosen charity for 2020-2021.  We need you so please join us at 1:00 on November 13 at ACC as we make plans for a fun filled Gala evening "Party with a Purpose" on February 6, 2021 to see how you can be involved.  

Be sure that we have your birth day and month as the Sunshine Committee has found a new way to APPRECIATE YOU...sending BIRTHDAY Cards!  Birthdays can be sent to our Membership Chair Patty Pace ([email protected]).
Hats off to our many tenacious committee members as they have persevered... determined to make 2020 - 2021 GREAT ...and it's working!!!  You will find this newsletter full of creative ways to allow everyone to gather.  Don't forget to check out our website and FaceBook page to follow all the many events that have already occurred!

We SO APPRECIATE that you have chosen to be a part of an amazing group of women - all with different stories, interests and dreams - bound together by friendship and a desire celebrate and APPRECIATE the world around us.

With Appreciation,
Chris Cashman & Jean Ann McCarthy
CPWC Co-Presidents 2020-2021

Jean Ann McCarthy and Chris Cashman, your co-presidents

MemberSpotlightMember Spotlight
Janie Kissling - Thanks for the Memories!
(A letter of thanks from Janie)

As Comedian Bob Hope used to sing in his shows,"Thanks for the memories."
I was so touched by Julie's letter honoring me in last month's Member Spotlight.And, I appreciate the kind words of many friends.
I have loved being a part of the board of the women's club for nearly 30 years-in every job from Historian, Nominating Chairman for more times than I can count, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Interest Group Chair, Sunshine Chair, Advisory Board, Raffle Ticket Chair, Evening Group Chair, Blooming Investor Chair, VPresident, and President. I wanted to really "bloom" and "stay connected" with all of you dynamic, compassionate, smart, funny women.
I am so proud of our women's club. Where else can you find a neighborhood organization that has 200 members who can participate in so many diverse activities, plus hosts a charity fundraiser? Where else can you find a board that is committed to reaching out to new neighbors and helping hurting neighbors, providing fun activities for the children in the community, and organizing fun and informative programs for women to grow together?
When I was President in 1998-99, it was my desire to reach out to all the women in the whole Chattahoochee area and invite them to "bloom where they are planted" by joining our club. I loved that theme, and many others did too. I reminded them that God had planted them in our Chattahoochee garden, whether for a short time as a wild flower, a member who gets involved for a while like an annual, or a longtime member, like a biennial. And I reminded everyone that the beautiful blooming board members need the fertilizer and sunshine of a helping, supportive membership. The next year, my theme was "Make the Connection, Get Plugged In" I had begun many new interest groups the year before, like play group, yoga, walking, international, investors, crafts, garden group, newcomer coffees, family activities, evening group, couples dance group, and others, so women could get involved in something they enjoyed while meeting and bonding with others. I really wanted new neighbors to feel included and connected. I reminded the older members that just like the cord on a perfectly working lamp sometimes cannot reach an outlet to get plugged in and therefore can't light, new members need help in connecting so they can get plugged in. They need an extension cord, a longtime member, who can connect them to activities and groups.
So, as I leave the neighborhood, I want to encourage you members to continue to bloom and to continue to connect and plug in to all the activities that are available to you. Reach out to others. We are only as good as our connection with neighbors and our community. It is my prayer that you will continue to be a garden full of beautiful blooms for the whole community.
I love you all and will be back frequently, I hope.
Janie KIssling


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. Our September, October and November birthdays are below. To respect privacy, we will not publish dates in the newsletter, only that you are celebrating your birthday that month. 

September Birthdays

Patti BarnetteAnne Perry
Kelly Merrill
Susan StewartAbbie White
Karyn Porter
Julie LischerEleanor Cary

October Birthdays
Donna MacConnellAndrea Morie
Susan Fulkerson
Gitte Claud
Melissa NicolLibby Nabors
Susan Gavalis
Mari Mendoza
Dianne KasetaCarol Waddy
Leanne Lapp
Peggy Cannon
Sari JansenBeth Humphreys
Arleen Holliday
Julie Jenkins
Nell (Ludwig) SnipesPaula Rzucidlo
Kathy Kennedy

November Birthdays
Helen HeydPatty Pace
Terri McKendry
Beth Johnston
Deborah JuddJulie Lynch
Sharon Mrkonich

Jane MorganJennifer Chapin
Shannon Price

Missy MalmbergMelinda Stuk
Patricia Rossman

LuAnn WarrickLiz Hall
Mary Beth Saylor

Jennifer ColemanKaren Frantz
Cathy La Barbera

MembershipMembership Update

We APPRECIATE all of our members and look forward to spending time with you this year! Thank you for being flexible as we find new ways to gather and be safe. 

Please join me in welcoming our newest members. We are so glad to have them as part of our community. Please let us know if you have new neighbors who you would like to welcome to our group!

Kathy Mulhall
Sherri Calcagno
Angie Beattie

Be on the lookout for your new directory in the coming weeks! Be well!

Patty Pace
CPWC Membership

Feature1Community News

Please consider participating in the CPCA as an annual dues payer, a volunteer, a meeting attendee, and an interested neighbor. Click here to pay your dues online and also donate to McFarlane Park.

CPCA will provide the front entryways with winter plantings about the middle of October. 

Checks made out to the CPCA Beautification Fund can be sent to Trish Chapman at 4371 Classic Links Court.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

A note of thanks from Great Prospects! 

I just wanted to thank you soo soo much for the donations. Our participants absolutely loved them. I have attached some pictures below. 

Thanks for everything,

Feature2Pop Up Shop Benefiting Great Prospects!
In Appreciation of Family, our Daytime Program Meeting on November 13 features Atlanta Country Club's Chef Colin who will be sharing some "Thanksgiving leftover-inspired" dishes with us and a light tasting menu will be served. Also browse a Kendra Scott pop-up shop supporting our charity, Great Prospects. Just in time for the Holidays!
RSVP here by Friday, November 6 - very important as we need to provide a firm number in advance. (Covid 19 Precautions 4-6 ladies/table, similar to our Opening Luncheon.) 

Please also bring a donation for our monthly charity drive benefiting Great Prospects: gift cards to Michaels, Home Depot or Hobby Lobby.
For those unable to attend in person, online ordering is available on November 13-14. Use the giveback code GIVEBACK-05FU at checkout. Refer to the blog post here to ensure that Great Prospects receives 20% of each purchase! There is no minimum amount required to have a purchase go back to Great Prospects, and all purchases on November 13 or 14 using the code GIVEBACK-05FU will count for this fundraising event (including home goods and fine jewelry!)! Supporters also have the option to do curbside pick-up from the Kendra Scott store, allowing for quicker delivery than ordering online. Additionally, shoppers are welcome to call (404) 381-1852 on November 13 and 14 to place phone orders and schedule a pick up time that is convenient for them. The online event will be live November 13 at 12:00 AM and end at November 14 11:59 PM.  However, note that phone orders are only valid during actual store hours for those days (11:00 - 8:00 on November 13 and 14).

The giveback code and online event is available to non CPWC members, so please pass along to friends and family!

FamilyActivitiesFamily Activities

Even though our Spook-tacular Halloween event at McFarlane Park was cancelled, our merry band of Witches flew around delivering treats to all of our CPWC Kids!

A big shout out to our Co Chairs, Kristen Bernheim and Christy Santos-Kane along with their helpers, for delivering the delicious donuts from Duck Donuts

HikingOctober Hike Photos

Congratulations to the 14 hikers (many new faces!) who completed October's Island Ford Trail. We are hearing more and more that this outdoor activity is a wonderful, relaxed way to deepen friendships with other CPWC members.  See details below for our upcoming hike on November 10!

SavetheDateCPWC Run Walk 5K   
What a beautiful time of year to go for a Stroll...whether walking or running!  

Last month we completed our October 5K - The Atlanta Dogwood Festival - and yes Chris did beat her time of 12  hours for the last 5K! 
November finds us running the AJC Peachtree 10K.  Historically held July 4, many of you know it was postponed to November 26 and will be run virtually.  Participants can complete the 10K between the hours of 12:01 am and 1:59 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  Let us know if you are running and we can run "together" !
Christmas has a whole new spin and check out the swag...!  All you have to do is register through and run a 5K between December 19 - December 25 on a  course of your choosing.  What a great opportunity for a fun Family Activity over the holidays!
Please contact Susan Fulkerson or Chris Cashman for details. Hope to see you out and about!

See more upcoming events below!
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
5K Walk/Run Nov 26

Virtual AJC Peachtree 10K.  Participants can complete the 10K between the hours of 12:01 am and 1:59 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  
(click here for additional races or contact Susan or Chris
Bible Study
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    
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 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
Nov 9

The Daytime Book Club will meet at Susan Fulkerson's home on their outside terrace on Monday, 11/9 to discuss the book, Tell Me A Story by Cassandra King.
Please contact Susan Fulkerson for additional information. 
The daytime book club meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am at rotating homes.  Meetings are currently being held outside for social distancing. 
Evening Book Club 
Nov 17 
We have a short month this November 17 meeting.  it will be held at Janie Kissling's home.  Our book is The Dutch House by Ann Pratchett.  Please RSVP to Janie.  This will be Janie's last time hosting book club at her home on Atlanta Country Club drive as she is moving later in the month - not too far away.   
The Evening book club meets the last Tuesday of each month. Please contact Trish Chapman for additional information.  
Family Activities  
Watch for Details

Look forward to celebrating with you and your family!  Please contact Kristen Bernheim with any questions.
Yule Log - December 6 (3-430pm) 
Easter Egg Hunt - March 28 (3-430pm) 
Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck - May 26 (Time TBD) 
Nov 10 
The next Hike is Tuesday, November 10.   
Meet at trailhead at 9:30am - Vickery Creek Trail (where the Chattahoochee River meets Vickery Creek)  
Use this Address: 259 Riverside Rd, Roswell 30075      
This is NOT the usual Roswell Mill side (
estimated 16 min drive from ACC).   
Please bring a donation: Food goods for our community; 'Must Ministries' neighborhood pantries.  Specifically, Chunky Soups, canned fruit, canned meat and bagged rice (less than 5lbs) 

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 
 Nov 13 
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!  
Playgroup will be meeting, as usual, on the second Friday of the month November 13 at 10 am (weather permitting). We love to see new faces so please feel free to join us!
Hope to see you soon!
RSVP to Jillian Miller  
Email or Phone Jillian with questions (phone: 847-323-0248)
Savvy Evening Group
Nov 17 
The Savvy Evening group meets the third Tuesday of each  month.  On Tuesday, November 17, we will be joined by Diane Blake of Valerie Wilson Travel.  Diane will address the issues and challenges of travel in the time of coronavirus including what destinations are opening up and which may be closing down.  She will also advise us on ways to stay safe while traveling, whether it's on the road or by plane.  For those of you traveling for Thanksgiving, this will be timely information!  Please bring along any and all questions you have or let Pat Iaffaldano know of your questions in advance.  Diane enjoys an interactive format!
The meeting will be done on Zoom beginning at 6:45 for greetings followed by conversation with Diane at 7:00.  The call should conclude at approximately 8:30.
RSVP to  Pat Iaffaldano if you would like to participate.
This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm at Pat Iaffaldano or Chris Cashman's home...with a few exceptions.  We love to learn about a variety of topics. Our goal is to refresh your knowledge or introduce you to matters you may encounter in your week, month or year and give you tools to make a difference.  
When meeting in person, there will be featured wine & cheese from a selected country around the world.  Click here for a complete list of proposed programs for this year. 
Yoga Ongoing
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
The yoga interest group will meet for outdoor yoga at McFarlane Park on Tuesday 11/3 and Friday 11/6 at 1pm, weather permitting. Have a warm layer and/or a blanket for the end of class.  
Please contact Belinda Vogel if you need a yoga mat or props.  
Please bring a warm layer and/or blanket for the end of class. Maybe a warm hat if your head gets cold easily.  If you think your feet will be cold I suggest wearing a sock with a non-slip bottom. If you need a mat or yoga props, please email or text me and I will sterilize them and have them at the park for you.  
Zoom links are provided for online sessions. Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise communicated.    
Feature1 Book Club Photos
The Evening Book Club dressed up to discuss "Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo".  

Socially distant photos from the Daytime Book Club (October 12 meeting)  
Nancy & Zeenat talking books
Lovely leader Susan Fulkerson
Judy leading discussion with co-leader, Cooper the Book Dog
Melissa "en masqu"

Susan and Jean being Socially Distant

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

Couples Chef's Dinner Group
Community Liaison

CPWC Run/Walk 5K
First Friday  

Hiking Club

Garden Club
Globe Trekkers

Regina Wood

Play Group
Malinda Hlavenka

Savvy Women
Single Ladies
Sunshine Committee