March 2022 Newsletter
To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and welfare of at-risk children in the state of Georgia.
Moonlight Soiree
We are so excited about our Moonlight Soiree Gala!  We have an awesome DJ lined up to spin our favorite tunes and a silent auction that is sure to offer something for everyone. 

Most of us will find this year’s location at Ivy Hall at 85 Mill Street in Roswell to be convenient and easy to get to.  There is ample, free parking and a parking attendant will be on hand to direct you.  (No valet service.)

We will begin the evening in the Brookside Room on the lower level for hors d-oeuvres and cocktails while you peruse the silent auction offerings.  A candlelight dinner and dancing will then begin upstairs.  There is bar service both downstairs and upstairs.  Each guest will be given two drink tickets, followed by a cash bar.

PLEASE NOTE:  Ivy Hall does not accept credit cards.  Therefore, please plan to bring cash to pay for your beverages.  

There are still some areas where help would be appreciated:
  • Day-of assistance placing décor
  • Check-in (giving out programs and drink tickets)
  • Check-out (collecting payment for and distributing silent auction items)
  • Cleanup – help to gather décor items at end of evening

If you haven’t yet sent in your RSVP  to the Gala, please do so TODAY!  We would love to share the 
fun with all of you!  In fact, why not invite your friends?

Gala Co-chairs,
Pat Iaffaldano
Susan Fulkerson
Ready to have fun Bidding for auction baskets? For a catered Dinner Party? For getaways to Hilton Head, Fernandina Beach, or Nantahala Lake?
Get ready to bid for fanastic baskets: Family Fun, Special Date Night from the Burb to Peachtree, Ready for the Beach that includes his and hers Prada sunglasses!, Here Comes the Baby!  They are sure to please and catch your attention.
More information coming soon for bidding online whether at the Moonlight Soiree event or not!
Upcoming Events
Watch your inbox, a very special invitation is coming your way soon for the Circle for Children’s Purse Auction. This grand finale to the Circle’s fundraising efforts this year promises to be an event that you do not want to miss!! 

A light lunch is being planned and tickets will be priced to SELL!! The purse auction will be the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends, neighbors, tennis team or anyone who likes a good time to The Circle!! Sponsor a table and help us to make a big impact on The Circle’s donation to Devereaux and the Linda Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will be held in the newly remodeled ballroom at the Country Club of Roswell on April 12th at 11 am.

While you are thinking about the Purse Auction, we are still looking for some good handbags to offer in our sale. Please, please, please consider donating a bag from your closet to our cause. 

IF you have questions or want to donate a bag, please contact either Danielle Houret-Lam at or Polly Hogue at
Please join us for an
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Deep Roots Wine Market and Tasting Room
Downtown Historic Roswell - Plum Tree Village
1055 Canton Street, Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Our wine expert will educate us on the selected wines along with a charcuterie board to complement the wine flavors. In the event of rain, we will have the event inside their tasting room.

$40.00 per guest 
RSVP by April 15th -tickets can be purchased on our website
 If any additional information is needed, please contact
Mary Beth Wegener 770-356-3754 or
Please note the date for the Spring General Meeting has changed from May 3 to May 5.
We will be collecting items for the students at Devereux at the Spring General Meeting on Tuesday, May 5. Please bring brand name shampoos, body washes, conditioners and deodorants containing little or no alcohol (Dove and Axe are particular favorites), Puzzles (the harder the better) and card games. If you are unable to to attend the meeting, there will be a drop off box at the home of Heather Rees, 4461 Club Lake Circle, Marietta SE 30067. If you need to reach Heather at heatherrees27@gmail.comDrop off dates at Heather's house will be April 27 - May 1.
Devereux Update
A big THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped decorate the gym, serve food, drinks and goodies to the youth at Devereux. The youth enjoyed the Valentine dance and dancing to the tunes of a live DJ. It was so nice to see the youth smiling and having fun. Ones again I can't thank the Circle Women enough for your generosity for the items collected for the Valentine dance. A huge success! BJ's SUV trunk was filled twice with Valentine decorations the first time and then with cakes, cookies, brownies and candy the second time. The amount collected and delivered to Devereux was $1,331.59. This amount also included more men and women underwear, no show socks and cosmetic bags. A HUGE thanks to Heather for continuing to be the drop location for items that we collect for Devereux. Her help is never ending. She also created the the SignUpGenius for the Valentine dance. Thank You! Thank You!

The Valentine Dance at Devereux February 10 was a tremendous success. Numerous compliments!
Enjoy the pictures from the dance!
Hands on Volunteering Opportunities for Upcoming Events at Devereux

Spring Fling Dance Theme this Year: New York! New York!
Thursday, April 7, 2022 
Location: Gym Bldg 340
Set-up 2:30 – 4:00 pm  
4:00 – 6:00 pm event

SignUpGenius deadline to sign up March 25 and will be sent out in a separate email.

Ordering online? Add Guest Slip with your name and ship to Heather Rees's house 4461 Club Lake Circle, SE, Marietta, 30067. Drop off dates for Spring Fling Dance items at Heather Rees's house are March 30 – April 3.
Donations for Devereux for the 2021 – 2022

Now is a great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations! Our next collection of items for Devereux will be Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Spring General Meeting.

We will be collecting these items for the students at Devereux. Please bring these items to the Spring General Meeting Thursday May 5, 2022: Brand name shampoos, body washes, conditioners and deodorants containing little or no alcohol (Dove and Axe are particular favorites) Puzzles (the harder the better) and card games. If you are unable to to attend the meeting, there will be a drop off box at the home of Heather Rees, 4461 Club Lake Circle, Marietta SE 30067 Drop off dates at Heather's house will be April 27 - May 1. If you need to reach Heather at

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison BJ Wooldridge at either 678-571-1459 or
Membership Updates
New Member Spotlight
The membership Committee would like to introduce two of our new Junior Members. We are thrilled to have them join us this year in The Circle for Children

Kalen McDonald is a Florida State University alumnus who has been in Atlanta 3 years. She is an analyst at Home Depot corporate and previously worked in the fashion industry. She was introduced to The Circle through a sorority sister connection- Tri Delta women- Kaylen is looking forward to meeting everyone. When she is not working or volunteering you can find her at fetch park with her Australian Shepard or working out at F45.  

Kristen Graham has been in Atlanta for a while now! She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 where she was a member of Sigma Kappa and graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is currently a Merchandise Planner for The Home Depot, and before that was the Golf Shop Merchandiser at Cherokee Town and Country Club. When she is not working you can find her with her dogs, Kirby, and Kiwi, or with her friends trying out a new restaurant. Kristen can’t wait to meet everyone and looks forward to all of the good we do!
Long Range Planning
The response from the Circle membership has been absolutely overwhelming as many members have sent in names of favorite charities for us to consider as our next beneficiary. Our membership’s enthusiasm for this difficult but important task has helped to make the work the Long-Range Planning committee faces much easier.

Each charity nominated by Circle members has been sent a brief application to gauge their mission, financial needs, opportunities for hands-on help from Circle members and other important details. Currently Long-Range Planning committee members are going through the different submissions while simultaneously researching and vetting each organization.

Our next job will be to whittle down the many deserving groups to three or four finalists. The committee will then visit each of the finalists’ campuses as we strive to choose the best fit for The Circle. Lastly, we will be presenting our recommendation for our next beneficiary to both the board and the general membership.

As chair of the Long-Range Committee and a 30-year member of The Circle, I realize this process is often upsetting to many of our members. Our members have such big hearts for each of the different organizations we have helped throughout the years and find it hard to leave any of them behind. I have found, though, that each time we pick a new charity, we end up falling in love with them, just as we have all our other beneficiaries. There are so many worthy organizations in the Atlanta area and so many more children that need our help!

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact me, Danielle Houret-Lam, at
Scholarship Update
The Scholarship Committee is accepting scholarship applications thru March 25. While we expect to have applicants from Tullulah Falls School, and hope to have some from Devereux and CCYA, any eligible GA student may apply. If you know of a student facing financial hardship who plans to attend a GA college, university, or technical school, please share our Google application form with them.
Recent Events
Galentine's Tea
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.
March 1            Tricia Leuallen
March 11          Cathy Snyder
March 14          Carol Templeton
March 16          Melissa Stuk
March 17          Carolyn Polakowski
March 25          Gwen Oliver
March 26          Konni Minter
March 29          Doris VanWagenen
March 30          Charlene Rowe
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 if you would like to donate.
Circle Correspondence
Please send any Circle Correspondence to 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.
You will see an ad below for an upcoming Wacoal bra event at Dillard's. If you are out and about March 10th, it would be great for you to stop by and support Dillard's in this endeavor. They have been quite generous to The Circle with their Fashion Shows, their donations and support of our fundraising events.
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 you'll find the exact same low prices and vast selection as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Circle. uses your current Amazon account.

How Do I Get Started?
Click the button below to get started or on your first visit to 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 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 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.