December 2018 Issue

CPWC will celebrate its 50th anniversary
 February 2020!

Seasons Greetings CPWC Members!

As we move from the season of gratitude into the season of giving, we'd like to express our thanks for the November program. Special thanks to Row Henson, the author who joined us at our November meeting to share her stories of her life in France with her dog Mac, the miraculous work of the UGA Veterinary hospital, and her experience of becoming an author. Thank you Ellie Lacey for connecting us with Row, and to the whole Programs team for putting together another great meeting.

Looking forward, we are preparing for our annual CPWC holiday gift and cookie exchange on December 14th at Beverly Dozier's beautiful home. Our charity and programs committees worked together to add an exciting twist to the event; a Kendra Scott Jewelry pop up shop benefiting Kidz2Leaders! Christina Cummings from Kidz2Leaders is joining us on to talk about the important and impactful work of the charity. We are pleased and honored to announce that The Federal Loan Bank is giving $3,000 to Kidz2Leaders in honor of CPWC, providing an inspiring kick off to our fund raising. Participation in the gift and cookie exchanges at the December meeting are optional. To join in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift, valued at $20 or less. To make things interesting, opened gifts can be stolen a couple of times before being retired. If you plan to exchange cookies, bring three dozen cookies and a separate container in which to take home 3 dozen cookies. 

On Saturday, December 15th at Mt. Bethel Church, The Savvy Evening Group is giving back by volunteering at the Kidz2Leaders annual holiday party. Volunteers are needed from 9am-1pm, and are welcome to volunteer for less then the full three hours. All CPWC members are welcome to volunteer. Please email to sign up. 

Sunday, December 16th is the annual CPWC/CPCA Yule Log celebration and bonfire at McFarland Park from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Come to see Santa, play games, enjoy cookies & hot chocolate, and join in celebration with your neighbors. Please sign up to help!

As we look forward to 2019, we are grateful for the efforts of Missy Malmberg, Heather Reese, and the charity team, to realize their vision for the February 9the Night of Hope gala. Event tickets, raffle tickets, and sponsorships are already available for purchase at    We can use your help to solicit auction donations. You can access the donor forms here. If you have any questions please contact Missy or Heather. 

2018 is coming to a close and winter approaches. We hope this season of light in the darkness finds you and yours wrapped in love, connected to peace, and shining with...Hope!

Belinda Vogel
Janet Thomas

We look forward to a wonderful Night of Hope on February 9, 2019! Please click on the link for all the details and to purchase tickets.

ProgramProgram Lunch: December 14th: Hope is a Gift

"Hope is a Gift" -- Our annual gift & cookie exchange! Please bring a plate of three dozen cookies (and a take home container) and a wrapped gift in the amount of $20 or less. Gifts can be seasonal or not. Decorations, fun serving dishes & trays, jewelry, and scarves are some of the items exchanged at past events.

If you would prefer not to participate in the swaps, just bring your merry self for some holiday cheer! Also, this year features a Kendra Scott jewelry pop up shop! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kids2Leaders! They can take cash, check or credit and you can take the item home with you at that time. If you want to order a piece, they can take orders and send it ladies.
RSVP By Dec. 12!  Register Here!
You can view the schedule for all 2018-2019 Program Meetings here!

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
Daytime Book Club

Dec 10
The Daytime Book Club will meet on Monday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 AM at Susie Stewart's home. This will be our Holiday Party, for which we all bring a dish to share; lunch-brunch type dish or salad or dessert.  We will discuss "The Woman at the Window" by A. J. Finn.  If you can join us, please contact Susie Stewart at 770-953-1028. 

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

Dec 11 & 18
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!
Bible Study
Dec 13, 20, 27
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
Bridge Club
Dec 12
The Bridge Group will meet on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:00 at Atlanta Country 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.
Program Luncheon & Cookie Swap


Dec 14 "Hope is a Gift" -- gift & cookie exchange! Please bring a plate of three dozen cookies (and a take home container) and a wrapped gift in the amount of $20 or less. Gifts can be seasonal or not. Decorations, fun serving dishes & trays, jewelry, and scarves are some of the items exchanged at past events.
Savvy Evening Group

Dec 15
We are planning a hands-on charity opportunity in place of our usual December meeting. 

Kidz2Leaders is having its annual holiday party at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 15 and can always use help in hosting a successful event for the children and relatives of an incarcerated family member.

The party is from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm with volunteers needed from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. RSVP to Pat Iaffaldano.
Yule Log

Dec 16
Join us for the neighborhood Yule Log Christmas celebration and bonfire at McFarlane Park, hosted by CPWC and CPCA. This year's event is planned for Dec. 16, 2;30-4:30 pm. Santa and his elves always welcome extra hands to help with the hot cocoa, cookies and games. 

A Sign Up Genius has been created to make volunteering quick and easy!

Please contact  Janie Kissling 404-483-2838 if you have questions about this fun neighborhood tradition! 
Ho Ho Ho!
Girl's Night Out

Save the date: Jan 10th
Save the date for the upcoming Girls Night & Paper Flower Making Party - January 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm. It will be at Missy's house: 4530 Ponte Vedra Drive.

Evening Book Club

Save the date: Jan 29th
The group will next meet on January 29th at Cathy Snyder's home to discuss "Never Stop Walking" by Christina Richardson.

No December meeting, but there will be a wonderful discussion of A Place at the Table. Please contact Trish Chapman if you'd like to join in the warm and spirited discussion.
Hiking Club

No Hike this Month
If you would like to contribute $10-20 to the hiking basket to be auctioned off at the Gala, please give your money to Jean Dole or Trish Wenger.  

There has been interest in a one-night Hiking outing in March or April. Not the Hike Inn Experience, but possibly driving somewhere to do a hike and then spend the night at a motel, bed and breakfast, or a lodge.   If you have any suggestions on where this could be, please let Jean know.  

Please save this date for our 3rd annual Hike Inn experience: October 20-22!!  It will be 2 nights again.  If you are interested, be thinking of a roomie and write it into your calendar now.  More information later!  Thanks and Happy Holidays!
Play Group

No Meeting this Month
The Play Group recently had a fun girls night out! They went to YEBO ski Haus for drinks and dinner. 
Please contact Alisa Alloy or Jillian Miller for details on this group!

Yard Yard of the Month

The Garden Club would like to congratulate  Julie and Anthony Grasso  on 4483 Blackland Drive for the December Yard of the Month winners!
SunshineSunshine Committee

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).

sympathyIn Sympathy

To Marianne Bogan's family and friends. 
cpcaCPCA News

If you have questions, please email Janie Kissling .

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