October 2021 Newsletter
To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and welfare of at-risk children in the state of Georgia
Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 18th, 2021
10 am Check in opens  | 12pm Shotgun start

Co-Chairs Dr. Heather Tally and Kimberly Johnson are inviting you to be involved in our first fundraising event of the year! The Golf Tournament is 6 weeks away and we need everyone to be involved at some level.
 
Join us for a day of Golfing with a Purpose as we raise money for Devereux and The Linda Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Ask yourself - Have I truly done my best in securing a sponsorship or golfers??

We are asking you to please reach out:
 
* To businesses you frequent - ask them to sponsor the event for only $250 as a Hole Sponsor
 
* CALL and invite friends/family to Sign up and play
 
* Have you Husband sign up with 3 friends to play
 
* Asking business owners you know to Sponsor at one of the available levels
 
For Sponsorship and Golfer Registration forms check out the website at www.Circle4Children.org/golf-tournament
Call or email Kimberly with any questions 404-406-9495, kjohnson1035@yahoo.com        
Recent Events
Sunset Sips Social Event
Upcoming Events
***New Date for Fall General Meeting: November 2, 2021***
Deadline to RSVP is October 27
Please add to send check to
Betts Fisher
3681 Bays Ferry Way
Marietta, Ga 30062
OR
Pay Online by Wednesday October 27
At our Fall General Membership meeting, Athleta East Cobb will showcase ladies styles and trends perfect for Fall Travel and Around Town activities. Everyone who attends the general meeting will receive a discount coupon and be entered into a drawing for a free clothing item!

The store will have an assortment of clothes available for viewing as part of their presentation at the meeting.
We will be collecting these items for the students at Devereux. Please bring these items to the Fall General Meeting Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at the Old Vinings Inn 11:00 am. Women and Men Underwear (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large) and 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. It is so helpful when adding and submitting the total donation amount to Devereux and The Circle treasures. Thanks so much for your help!

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 October 27 -October 31. If you need to reach Heather, heatherrees27@gmail.com

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or bjwooldridge@bellsouth.net.
Membership
Our membership deadline to be included in the directory is approaching on October 15! Please remember to pay your dues and turn in your information sheet. Membership directories are being updated and we would love to include all our membership.

High Tea at Indian Hills Country Club was a fun event. We had an opportunity to meet some very lovely ladies who may join The Circle!

If you need a new name tag, please let Tricia or Charlene know.
As an FYI new members are welcome to join at any time.
Key Dates for New Members 

October 19, Tuesday, New Member Orientation 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Place TBD
If you need a new name tag let Membership know and we will order one for you. 

Let’s make this a great year. Giving and Growing for Georgia’s Children”
Annual Event
Devereux Update
Donations for Devereux for the 2021 – 2022

Now is a great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations!

We will be collecting items for Devereux again at our Fall General Membership meeting. Friendly reminder that if you are planning to order items online to shop early! Fed Ex and UPS are short staffed and are behind on many deliveries. Please consider shipping delays when placing your orders.

Also, Devereux is a non-profit organizations and for their accounting purposes I need to provide an amount with our donations from The Circle. Please put a note in the bag with the donated items with an estimated amount of the donation or a receipt. It is so helpful when adding and submitting the total donation amount to Devereux and The Circle treasures. Thanks so much for your help!

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or bjwooldridge@bellsouth.net.

Thanks,
BJ Wooldridge
Mark Your Calendar Now
 
We need 10 Volunteers and donated items for the Devereux Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (set up begins at 11:30 am). The theme this year is "Fall Spooktacular". The event will be an outdoor festival with carnival with an interactive themed booth We need volunteers to assist with passing out snacks and candy from our booth. Please wear a Halloween costume, Halloween sweatshirt or Halloween T-shirt. Sign up early on the SignUpGenius for Halloween items and volunteering. Halloween items are selling quickly!

BJ Wooldridge will help put up decorations in the Devereux cafeteria November 3.
A huge thank you to Kay Song Draperies on Lower Roswell Rd at Woodlawn for her generous donation of a very long expensive foam cushion as well labor for the finishing touch of the Deveraux family center that the Circle funded refurnishing. 

I know a lot of Circle members know and use Kay Song so please thank her when you are in her shop next time. This was above and beyond and unexpected!!

Finance Update
According to new reports the effects of the Corona Virus has hit charities hard, and our beloved Circle for Children has not been spared. Donations that typically come in with dues are down, as are our dues collection. Some of this is due to long time members moving out of the metro Atlanta area and some may be due to members just taking a little extra time to pay.

The funds collected by our dues are crucial to being able to carry out our operations. Unfortunately, the children that we serve are still in need, in fact their need of our fundraising is even greater. So please help us to carry out our important mission by paying your dues today!!
Purse Auction Update
It is that time of year when we all head into our closet and do some fall rearranging and clean-out. While you are in your closet performing this chore take a moment to notice all those purses you have sitting in there just taking up space. You know…. the purses you haven’t used in years! Now is the time to finally get rid of them by donating them to The Circle! We are in desperate need of GENTLY used purses for our 2nd Ever Purse Auction, the more valuable the bag the better!! We will also gladly accept donations of new handbags!! If you have a donation, please contact me at Daniellehouretlam@gmail.com and I will arrange a pick up of the purse for you.

Also, mark your calendar so you can attend this fun afternoon of lunch, socializing and shopping. The Purse Auction is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 11 AM at Roswell Country Club. You won’t want to miss this event, after all once you donate those “no longer loved” purses to us you will have more room in your closet for the new ones you purchase at the auction.
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.
October 1          Shellee Spagnoletto
October 4          Grace Becerra
October 4          Deborah Shaw
October 6          Polly Hogue
October 9          Anne Keane
October 23        Sharon Cooper
October 24        Peggy Cannon
October 24        Susan Fulkerson
October 27        Ann Chotiner
October 30        Carole Steele
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 enter The Circle for Children number, 33533. You can also call Kroger at 1-800-562-4438 and they will sign you up over the phone.