January 2022 Newsletter
To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and welfare of at-risk children in the state of Georgia
Upcoming Events
Invite your friends to attend our fabulous luncheon featuring a fun fashion show, presented by Dillard’s Perimeter Mall. All members are encouraged to bring one guest! Cost is $39.00 per person and you can RSVP by purchasing your ticket to attend on our website here or mail a check to:
Betts Fisher
3681 Bays Ferry Way
Marietta, Ga 30062

Wine will be available for purchase ($10 per glass - cash only). No checks will be excepted the day of the fashion show.
We will be collecting these items for the students at Devereux. Please bring these items to the Winter General Meeting 
Wednesday January 26, 2022: Women and Men Underwear, no show socks for Women and Men Please put a note in the bag with the donated items with an estimated amount of the donation or a receipt.

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 January 19 -23. If you need to reach Heather, heatherrees27@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please contact BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or bjwooldridge@bellsouth.net.
Annual Event
Volunteers Needed!
Our Moonlight Soiree fundraising event will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at Ivy Hall in Roswell. The evening will be highlighted by dinner, dancing and an exciting silent auction. To make this event the best it can be, there are several ways you can help: invitations, RSVPs, programs, sign-in, auction check-out and logistics. Please contact Pat Iaffaldano (patricia.iaffaldano@gmail.com) or Susan Fulkerson (sfulkerson6@gmail.com) to sign up.

Auction Committee!
If you would like to be part of the Auction Committee, please contact Cynthia Barr (cynthiabarr@bellsouth.net) or Krista O’Neal (kmcutlliff93@gmail.com).

Become a Sponsor and receive tickets to the Moonlight Soiree and the Patron Party!
We have planned a wonderful Patron Party (Cocktails and Comedy!) for our sponsors on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Please reach out to companies or individuals you feel may be interested in sponsoring our event. To become a sponsor, we ask for a donation of $1,000.00, $2,500.00 or $5,000.00. Please consider becoming a sponsor yourself! Cindy Formica (cindyformica@comcast.net) can provide you with sponsorship packets.

You can also click on our website and be a Sponsor or let your friends, families, associates and businesses know about The Circle for Children and our mission!!!!!! Learn more at www.circle4children.org/sponsorship.

****Auction Sign up Deadline: January 28th****
Devereux Update
A big THANK YOU for the 17 volunteers meeting at Devereux for the holiday wrapping party on December 16. It was a huge success. We had a great time wrapping the presents and know the youth at Devereux will enjoy unwrapping their gifts on Christmas morning. 

Vice President of Operations Gwen Skinner took 8 of the volunteers on a tour of the Devereux campus. Gwen did a fantastic job explaining the operations of Devereux and answering all The Circle members questions. We really appreciated Gwen taking time out of her busy schedule to be our tour guide. Thanks to Kimberly Johnson for taking pictures.
BJ Wooldridge helped decorate the cafeteria windows for the month of November and December and Dolly Fehd made the banners. The Circle helped provide the Thanksgiving and Christmas Day tablecloths and decorations for the tables in the cafeteria for both these special holidays. Just this simple gesture made such a difference to help spread holiday cheer throughout the cafeteria for the youth at Devereux.

A SignupGenius will be going out later in January to sign up for volunteers and items needed for the Valentine dance Thursday, February 10.
Donations for Devereux for the 2021 – 2022

Please look in your Circle membership packet that was sent out and you will find 2 important papers that list all the Donations for Devereux and Devereux Volunteer Events for the 
2021 - 2022. Mark your calendar or put them in your day planner.

Now is a great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations!
If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or bjwooldridge@bellsouth.net.

Mark Your Calendar Now: Valentine's Day Dance, February 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Membership Updates
The membership committee would like to introduce and welcome Kaylen McDonald and Kristen Graham as two additional junior members to The Circle. We would like to thank Emily Lemmy for sponsoring these two young ladies. Let’s get to know all our six new members and make them feel welcome. Be on the lookout for new member profiles beginning in the February newsletter.

Plans are being made for a visit to Tallulah Falls. Details to follow.

Wishing all a great new year and hoping to see everyone at the winter meeting on January 26th.

Tricia Leuallen and Charlene Rowe
2nd VP Membership
If you need a new name tag please contract Tricia Leuallen, tricialeuallen@gmail.com
Scholarship Update
The scholarship committee connected with our scholars at the end of fall semester. One of our sophomore scholars, who is at a new campus, responded with a gracious thank you note.
One last call for nominations of charities to consider as our beneficiary for 2022-2023.
Long range planning is researching children’s charities right now. If you have a charity you would like to nominate, please send name and any pertinent information you have to Danielle Houret-Lam at daniellehouretlam@gmail.com
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.
January 9 Sue Butler
January 13 Lane Cohen
January 29 Bridget Conner
January 20 Sally Davis
January 4 Sandra Jane Dye
January 15 Dolly Fehd
January 15 Ginny Haddock
January 3 Susan Harvin
January 31 Pat Iaffaldano
January 6 Nicole LaMontagne
January 26 Ginny Wolf
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 thecircle4children@gmail.com if you would like to donate.
Circle Correspondence
Please send any Circle Correspondence to thecircle4children@gmail.com 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 smile.amazon.com you'll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Circle. smile.amazon.com uses your current Amazon account.

How Do I Get Started?
Click the button below to get started or on your first visit to smile.amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com 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 www.kroger.com and login to access "My Account". Under "Community" select "Community Awards" then click the "link card" button. Then, search for "The Circle for Children" or enter number, CX636. You can also call Kroger at 1-800-562-4438 and they will sign you up over the phone.