November 2018 Issue

CPWC will celebrate its 50th anniversary
 February 2020!

Well happy Fall, y'all! ...Finally!

We had a record number of people attending the monthly program meeting last month. Special thanks to Robin Lamonte of Rooms Revamped for leading an interactive, candid and fun discussion on design trends, decorating, and creating your story within your home! And as always, sincere thanks to our program team for their care in creating a warm and inclusive environment to gather. Our next program meeting will take place Friday, November 9th at 10:30 at Karyn Porter's home. The theme is Hope on Four Legs and the author of "Travels with Mac'n Row," Row Henson, will be with us! And we plan to have the directory available!

We had a large group at Chris Cashman's house for the Evening Group Savvy Women meeting where Donna Finlayson discussed recent tax changes, concerns and potential impacts. Really interesting and informative! Please plan to join us this month on November 20 when Mike Boyce, our County Commission Chairman, meets with our Evening Group Savvy Women to share the direction and impacts of county operations.

This Friday, November 2nd Kristine and Jeff Ward will host First Friday at their home at 4240 Blackland Drive. Plan to drop by! It's so casual you can decide the day of and just come! Just bring an appetizer to share and a beverage.

The hiking group's now-annual Hike In took place October 21-23! Eight of our members hiked over 8 miles together! But not to fear, they aren't always going so far, so please feel welcome to join in on the next hike scheduled for November 8.

Missy Malmberg and Heather Rees are leading our charity group in support of Camp Hope and Kidz2Leaders! There has been a lot of work and a healthy group of our members have joined the effort to plan for events and the gala. Evening Group's Savvy women are coordinating a service event for December 15th! Consider coming to help with the service day or the gala or both! Many hands make light work....and make for a lot of fun as well! 

We want to let you know about a new Interest Group, Single Ladies, for members living without partners. They are planing a dinner event on November 7th. 

Hats off to our Family Activities team of Heather Peck, Deborah Watson and Lesli Asiello for really turning up the dial on our Halloween gathering at McFarlane Park! Always an amazing event with neighbors and friends! From the taco bar to the magician, it was a wonderful event for all ages. 

We've highlighted here just a few of our groups and gatherings! Please feel very welcome to pop into any one of the activities; we would love to have you! Hope to see you soon! Happy Fall!

Belinda Vogel
Janet Thomas

ProgramProgram Lunch: November 9th: Hope on Four Legs

Join us Friday, Nov. 9 at the home of Karyn Porter (30 Gateside Place at 10:30 a.m.) 

Our presenter is the best selling author and well-known speaker Row Henson who will entertain, inform and inspire you. Her book, "Travels With Mac'n and Row" takes you along on her travel adventures with her dog Mac from their home in the south of France. Her second book, "Miracles on College Station" chronicles the amazing and inspirational journeys of Mac 's and other pets' medical treatments at UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Athens. These stories will touch your heart!

Row is a native Atlantan, holds a BA degree in business from UGA and retired after working 40 years in the Human Resource technology field with such firms as MSA/Dun & Bradstreet Software, PeopleSoft and Oracle. She holds the honor of being named first "Visionary of HR Technology".

Signed copies of Row's books will be available for purchase with check or credit card and will make great holiday gifts for family and friends. All proceeds go to Row's Charity Scholarship Fund for UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The first scholarship was awarded in 2018.

If you love and cherish your pets, you must meet and hear Row's " love story"!

You can view the schedule for all 2018-2019 Program Meetings here!

Upcoming Interest Groups and Events

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

Nov 2
Join us for Friendsgiving First Friday on Nov. 2 at 6:30 pm at the home of Kristine and Jeff Ward, 4240 Blackland Dr. Please bring an appetizer and your favorite beverage. Couples, singles, friends are welcome. 

Your RSVP is very helpful for our planning purposes, but if you find that you're able to come at the last minute, please do! Cheers!

Nov 6, 13, 20 and 27
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!
Single Ladies

Nov 7
"Single Ladies" will have its first evening social on November 7 at 6:30 PM at the home of Ellie Lacey (4612 Crepe Myrtle Circle). Dinner will be served.  Make new friends and help plan future fun events!

Please RSVP!
Bible Study

Nov 8, 15, 29
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.

Nov 8
We will hike West Palisades November 8.  Please meet in the ACC parking lot at 9am if you would like to carpool. RSVP to Jean Dole.
Program Luncheon

Nov 9
Join us Friday, Nov. 9 at the home of Karyn Porter, 30 Gateside Place at 10:30 a.m. for our  "Hope on Four Legs" program.  

Our presenter will be best selling author and well-known speaker Row Henson who will entertain, inform and inspire you. Read all about her and RSVP here
Couple's Chef Dinner

Nov 10
Join us Saturday, November 10 at 7 pm for a Italian Dinner featuring delicious creations and wine pairings from Chef Jamie Adams of Il Giallo. 

Our hosts are Jean Ann and Barry McCarthy, 410 Cherry Hill Cir. This event is for couples and singles! 

RSVP here before 11/6/18. We will limit the number of guests for this event due to space. Please contact Cathy Snyder with any questions.
Daytime Book Club

Nov 12
The Daytime Book Club will meet on Monday, Nov12th at 10AM at the home of Nancy Mitchell. 

We will discuss "Tracks: One Woman's Journey Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback," by Robyn Davidson. If you can join us, please contact Nancy Mitchell (770-850-0656), by Friday, Nov. 9th. 

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.
Bridge Club

Nov 14 & Dec 12
Due to the holidays, the Bridge Group will meet on Wednesday, November 14 and Wednesday, December 12. Both days 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.
Savvy Evening Group

Nov 20 & Dec 15
So Fun to see everyone for our September & October Gatherings! A BIG Thank you to Christine Cummings who inspired us with all the many ways Kidz2Leaders is making an incredible impact. Thank you also to Donna Finlayson for a very interesting and lively discussion on current Tax Opportunities. Only Donna can make the subject of Tax so Fun and Interesting!!! 

The next meeting on November 20th will feature Wine & Cheese from Germany! Hosted by Chris Cashman (521 Oak Hill Circle SE), the topic will be The Municipal 411.  Mike Boyce, Cobb County Commissioner, will be our speaker. Suggested Read - Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan & Adrian Woolbridge

Please plan to join us at the Hope4Christmas event on December 15th from 9 am to 1 pm at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church . This is a Family Reunion for Camp Hope 2018 participants. Counselors, volunteers, campers, and their families are invited to attend the event.
Evening Book Club
Nov 27
We will meet on Nov 27 at 7pm, at Jean Dole's home  (4047 River Ridge Chase)  to discuss "A Place at the Table" by Susan Rebecca White. We hope you will be able to make it. Happy reading!

Please contact Trish Chapman or Jean Dole for details. 
Play Group

Play Group has been getting together at last once a month and sometimes more. We recently gathered at the home of Kelly and John Dean for a Pumpkin Carving Halloween party. The Play Group Moms have started a "Moms' Night Out" once a month. The Dads have also gotten together for monthly dinners. We are in the planning stages of our November dinner.

In addition to monthly Moms'/Dads' Night Out, the Play Group parents have started taking turns hosting dinners at their homes.

Play Group is excited to welcome Malinda Hlevenka and her daughter, Harper, who just moved into the neighborhood!

Please contact Alisa Alloy for details on this group!

YardYard of the Month

The Garden Club would like to congratulate Pat and Paul Iaffaldano at4364 Classic Links Court, for having the November Yard of the Month!
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).

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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