March 2019 Issue

CPWC Members,
Thank you to everyone who supported Noche de Esperanza. Congratulations to Missy Malmberg, Heather Rees and Lynn Thompson for organizing a successful event, raising $37K for Kidz2Leaders and Camp Hope! We are truly grateful for everyone who contributed their time, talents, and donations.

There is one more opportunity to raise funds for Kidz2Leaders. Abbey Glass is hosting a Pop up Shop at our March 15 program meeting and will donate 10% of sales back to our charity. 

We are also collecting small appliances & Walmart gift cards this month for Simple Needs GA.  Their greatest current need is for new or gently used countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners. Simple Needs can also use DVD players, Irons, Ironing Boards, flat screen TVs, toasters, and Walmart gift cards. They have a limited capacity to accept cable-ready tube TVs if they are not prohibitively heavy. Bring your donations to the March 15 meeting or contact  Belinda  Vogel to arrange pick up.

The Pop Up Shop and Simple Needs Drive are part of Seeing the Glass as Half Full, our popular wine and cheese tasting program, hosted this year by Paula Rzucidlo. 

This month the Savvy Evening Group meets on March 19 at Pat Iaffaldano's home to hear from C haris Brown author of "Alt Money Choices, Securing Financial Freedom One Step at a Time". 

Read on for details about our active interest group schedule, and save the date, April 12, for our field trip to the Atlanta History Center. 

It's a pleasure to serve as your Co-Presidents, roles in which we get to see the vast amount of energy, connection, and Hope that you generate as CPWC members and beyond. It's inspiring and encouraging. We are honored to be working with you all to bring our community closer together.

Belinda and Janet
Charity Gala Summary and Pictures

We are thrilled to announce we raised  $37,000  for Kidz2Leaders at our Night of Hope Charity  Gala We sincerely appreciate our generous sponsors and amazing charity committee for a festive evening of wonderful food, dancing and celebrating.  The CPWC is grateful to all the volunteers willing to donate their time and resources to make a difference in our community.

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Missy Malmberg and Heather Rees;  Charity Co-Chairs 
Lynn Thompson;  Special Event  Advisory

RaffleRaffle Sales Continue Spreading Hope

With grateful thanks to all the supporters and purchasers of the raffle ticket sales, we are happy to report that nearly $4,700 was made for our wonderful cause, Kidz2Leaders!!!

Over 90 people bought a raffle ticket to support the women's club gala, Noche de Esperanza, Night of Hope. Interestingly, the 3 winners had each only bought one ticket. They  were Lynn Thompson, winner of 3rd prize of $100.00, a women's club member; Ann Dickson, 2nd prize winner of $250.00, who was a friend of one of the members; and Carrie  Kissling, 1st prize winner of $500.00, who is a family member of a club member. That highlights the idea that we should sell the tickets to family, friends, and members. We thank  Lynn and Jerry Thompson, who returned their winnings to the proceeds of the night.

The women's club theme for the year is HOPE. Our event was NIGHT OF HOPE. We were seeking to make money for CAMP HOPE. In addition, our second place winner, Ann Dickson, gave HOPE to  her niece, who is now able to give hope to her grandsons.  Thanks for helping to spread HOPE. And, may we all do so whenever we have the opportunity.

The CPCA will publish a newsletter soon and need help with some information. We usually have a story remembering neighbors who have passed away in the past year. Could you send names of anyone you know who has passed on in the past year in the neighborhood to

Also, we always need updates on our database. Folks are moving in and out  weekly, it seems. Please send the names of anyone who has moved in or out in the last year on your street or others you may know.

Thanks for the help.
Janie Kissling, Community Liaison
MarchMarch 15 Program Lunch:
Hope is Seeing the Glass Half Full

Friday, March 15 at 10:30 am -- "Hope is Seeing the Glass Half Full" Wine and Cheese Tasting

Always a popular Daytime program meeting, j oin us for delicious wine and cheeses on Friday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. Paula Rzucidlo's home, 4750 Rivercliff Landing. Wine and cheeses courtesy of Kroger and Murray's Cheese Shop. 

Hope to see you then.  Click here to RSVP

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
First Friday

Thank you to hosts Shea Amin and Bruce Ghomghani for a successful March 1st event!
March 5, 12, 19 and 26
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!
Hiking Club
March 14

Save the dates:

April 25 - Big Canoe

Oct 20-22: Hike Inn

We will hike the Yellow Trail at Sweetwater Creek State Park, on March 14, which is a popular hiking destination in the Atlanta area. The Yellow Trail leads through lesser known areas of this park, with ascents and descents, quiet forests, and views of the Manchester Mill without the crowds of people on the Red and White Trails. The hike is 3.5 mile lollipop loop and the difficulty is rated as moderate. Plan to meet at the ACC parking lot at 9am to carpool. Also, plan to bring a lunch to eat after the hike. There are picnic tables available. Sweetwater Creek State Park is about a  30-45 minute drive depending on traffic. Let me know if you plan to join us!

Our last hike will be a "field trip" hike on April 25. We will be hiking Big Canoe with Donna Brown, who has retired to that area. She has been checking out some fun and scenic hikes in the area and would love to have us join her. Meet at the ACC parking lot at 9am to carpool to her home in Big Canoe. Estimated arrival time to her home is 10:30am and she will have coffee and muffins to share before we head out to the hike. We will be hiking the Lake Trail (easy) then Lower and Upper Falls Trails (moderate). There will be stops for pictures at waterfalls and bridges at creek crossings. At this point the group will decide if we want to continue on the Nancy Womack trail (more difficult). You will need to bring a sack lunch to bring on the hike. We plan to be done hiking around 4pm and will head to the Clubhouse for dinner before returning to East Cobb. Estimated time to arrive back home is 8pm. Please let me know if you will be joining us for this hike. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water, hiking boots, and hiking poles if you have them.

Our 3rd annual Hike Inn hike is quickly filling up!  We have 9 hikers signed up already!! The dates are October 20-22. You do not want to miss this opportunity. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks and Happy Hiking!!

Jean Dole (404) 433-5551
Program Lunch

March 15
Friday, March 15 at 10:30 am -- "Hope is Seeing the Glass Half Full" Wine and Cheese Tasting

Always a popular Daytime program meeting, join us for delicious wine and cheeses on Friday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. Paula Rzucidlo's home, 4750 Rivercliff Landing. Wine and cheeses courtesy of Kroger and Murray's Cheese Shop. 

Bible Study

March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
Savvy Women

March 19

Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm at  Pat & Paul Iaffaldano's Home (4364 Classic Links Court, Marietta). 

Guest Speaker - Charis Brown (Director of of the Clark Howard Show)  highlighting her new book "Alt Money Choices: Securing Financial Freedom One Step at a Time"

Featured Wine & Cheese from Argentina

About Charis:  Charis is the author of two books and is the Director of , a daily deals website started by Consumer Expert Clark Howard. She speaks to groups about finance and faith, and loves sharing information that can help to improve people's lives. She lives with her husband of 9 years and cat in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. Book Review

RSVP to Chris at
Daytime Book Club

March 11 The Daytime Book Club will meet on Monday, Mar. 11 at 10 am at Bonnie Mann's home.  We'll discuss The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. If you'd like to join us, please contact Bonnie by Fri., Mar 8.   

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

Please contact Trish Chapman if you'd like to join in the next warm and spirited discussion.
Girls Night Out

Great success at Girls Night Out last month, where 15 of us gathered for dinner, drinks, skin care/make-up ideas sharing and  Elvis' advice on how to look extra glitzy! 

Stay tuned for our next event!

Field Trip

April 12
Save the date for our upcoming morning CPWC Field Trip to the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead to view the newly restored Cyclorama and other interesting exhibits.

Details to follow so make sure and read your emails!!

Family Activities
April 14 Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the whole family to this super fun neighborhood tradition!  Enjoy our annual Easter egg hunt then stay for the adorable petting zoo and pony rides!

Bridge 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.
Play Group

Please contact Alisa Alloy or Jillian Miller for details on this group!

Yard Yard of the Month

The Garden Club would like to congratulate this month's Yard of the Month Winners: Tom and Peggy Cannon; 151 Atlanta Country Club Drive!

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).

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