September 2018 Issue

CPWC will celebrate its 50th anniversary
 February 2020!

We had such fun planning this year with our CPWC friends and neighbors. We're very excited!  The theme for this year is "Hope" and you will find that it resonates throughout our activities, plans and especially our charity. Hope is defined as an expectation that something good will happen and we certainly have an abundance of that hope for this year. Even more, hope is strong and capable... accompanied by encouragement, support and action. It just seems to embody our group!

Last week we hosted the Newcomer's Event and were delighted to meet many new neighbors. We are fortunate to have an interesting and diverse group as neighbors and soon-to-be friends. One guest moved back to the area after moving in town for many years!  And we met a most adorable and conversant young man of four years who likely knows the difference between cumulus and cirrus! If you know of a neighbor that we may have missed, please contact Regina Wood  or Cindy Formica . We are beginning a Newcomer's Group and would love to include anyone interested.

This Friday, September 7 at 7pm Judge Plichta will be our host for First Friday at his home. Come with an appetizer to share and a beverage for this casual and festive time to connect! Click here for details.

Next Friday, September 14 starting at 10:30am, is our Opening Luncheon at Atlanta Country Club! The club has been newly redecorated and the chef has created a luncheon menu specifically for our group. We have a very full and fun plan for our time together, including a fashion show by Drake's Closet featuring modeling help from our own membership. Christina Cummings has agreed to come to explain the role that Kidz2Leaders plays in helping to guide and support children and their families in our area. RSVP now!
  • We will be accepting donations at the Luncheon of non-perishable food items in support of Drake's Closet and of new or gently used camp and swim clothing (towels, adult sized basketball shorts, adult sized modest bathing suits) for Kidz2Leaders. 
We will share specific plans for Daytime and Evening Programs. And we will share and welcome interest and participation in our ever-changing Interest Groups! 

Interest Group meetings will begin this month.  It's a fun time to get together now that school is well underway!  Please feel very welcome to attend just one meeting, hike, or program without committing to monthly attendance. 

If you have new ideas, please feel welcome to bubble them up and share your view. Our goal is to make this CPWC better for everyone and we welcome fresh ideas!

Belinda Vogel
Janet Thomas

ProgramOpening Program Lunch: September 14th 

Friday September 14th, 10:30am at Atlanta Country Club.

Join us at our first opening lunch of the year, featuring a fashion show by The Drake House.  A representative of Kidz2Leaders is joining us to talk about the work they do.

We are collecting donations for the Drake House (food and soaps) and Kidz2Leaders (linens and clothing) at our opening program. August is back to school season. It is one of their most crucial times each year when pantry item donations are needed the most. 

You can view the schedule for all 2018-2019 Program Meetings here!
CharityCharity Update: Valentines Gala:  February 9th!

This year's Charity Gala will be held in the newly remodeled ACC ballroom. Mark your calendars for the event, featuring the Papa Sol band!

Get involved!
Missy Malmberg & Heather Rees are chairing the charity committee and need your help to plan the Gala and auction benefiting  Kidz2Leaders . If you'd like to help, email 

Suggest a Charity 
We plan to do several charity drives throughout the year such as a camp supply drive for Camp Hope and a small appliance drive for Simple Needs. 

Please let us know if you have an idea for a local charity we should consider for a drive. We are accepting suggestions for charities that support women and children as candidates for our 2019-2020 charity. Please email your suggestions to  Belinda Vogel .

InterestUpcoming 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
Sept 7 Welcome again to Margaritaville at the Plichta's Hacienda, Whitehall Subdivision (4641 Kempton Pl, Marietta, 30068). 

As usual, Bring Your Appetizers and Wine. Cervezas, Margaritas, and Tequila Shooters will be provided 
Festive Wear is suggested.  Click here for details.
Daytime Book Club

Sept 10 The Daytime Book Club will meet at 10 AM on Monday, Sep. 10 at  Millie Ore's home. We will discuss "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah. If you can join us, please contact Millie (770-509-9241) by Friday, Sep. 7.

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, September through May.
Bible Study

Sept 13
Bible Study will resume its weekly Thursday meetings on September 13th at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
Opening Luncheon

Sept 14 Join us for a morning of fellowship, a delicious lunch and fashion show courtesy of The Drake Closet at ACC at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person.  

Click here to register by Sept. 11. 

Sept 18 The Yoga Interest Group starts meeting on Tuesday September 18th 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.
Savvy Evening Group

Sept 18 The Savvy Evening Group will meet on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30pm at the home of Pat Iaffaldano (4364 Classic Links Court). 

The speaker will be Christina Cummings, Kidz2Leaders Executive Director. Kidz2Leaders, the charity CPWC is supporting this year, supports children of parents who are in prison. It has two camps (Camp Hope) each summer for these children to help them with support and teach them leadership and life skills. 

Each month we will also spotlight a country's wine and cheese. This month we will spotlight France. 

Please join us for a fun evening with your neighborhood friends! RSVP to Chris Cashman (678-687-0951). 

Sept 20
The Hiking Group will meet every 2nd Thursday at 9am, except the September hike will be the 3rd Thursday.

Plan to meet in the ACC parking lot at 9am to carpool.  RSVP to Jean Dole. Upcoming hikes in 2018 include:
  • September 20: East Palisades
  • October 15: ACC 
  • November 8: West Palisades
We have 8, possibly 10 people signed up for the Hike Inn hike on October 21-23.  What an awesome time for some hiking and fellowship!! Happy Hiking!!
Evening Book Club

Sept 25 The group will meet at Trish's home and discuss "The Ambassador's Wife" by Jennifer Steil.

Please contact Trish Chapman for details.

Sept 26 The next CPWC Bridge game is Wed, September 26 at 10:00 at Atlanta Country Club.  

Please call Melissa Nicol (770 541-6168) if you would like to join us.

Family Activities

Oct 31 Save the date for our upcoming Halloween Party! It will be held at McFarlane Park, at 5:00 pm. 

We will have a magician for kids young and old to enjoy and a taco bar from Moe's. 

New2018 New Neighbor Welcome

The 2018 New Neighbor Welcome, held Sunday August 26th, captured the spirit of our neighborhood as we welcomed the most recent to have chosen this area to call "home." Janet and Lance Thomas hosted the event and Aurielie Barrial made it extra-special by baking delicacies for all the guests to enjoy. 

CPWC President Janet Thomas shared, "The CPWC allows for many ways to become closer to the neighborhood.Whether looking for a playgroup, a hiking group, or a bridge club...there is something for everyone."

The event was also a time to hear from community leaders, Commissioner Bob Ott and Chairman Joe Gavalis who spoke about the area's history, future plans, and special highlights.

We had 17 new neighbors attend and those that did, had ties to Brazil, France, CO, VA, DC,SC, FL, TN, TX, OH, GA....and more! Many will be coming to our open luncheon, so please make them feel welcome.

This year, we are adding a follow up step to our neighborhood welcome. A CPWC member will follow up with our newest neighbors to answer questions or facilitate a path to plug into areas of interests. 

Regina Wood and  Cindy Formica
CPWC New Neighbor Chairpersons

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).

cpcaCPCA News

Save the date! The CPCA association will have its annual meeting at the Atlanta Country Club on Sunday, October 14. It will begin at 6:30.   

Please come out and hear the latest updates on security, variances, and  traffic from the board and your county leaders. Make a difference and get involved in your neighborhood association!! 

Commemorative Wreath for 9/11
The CPCA places a large wreath next to our Welcome to Cobb County monument and next to the large flag pole (also provided by the neighborhood association) every year around September 11th to commemorate 9/11. The large red white and blue wreath has a large ribbon that says Remember.

ContactInterest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! S ign up via the membership form or at the Opening Lunch.  

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

McFarlane Park Liaison
Tina Engberg

Regina Wood

Play Group

Jillian Miller

Savvy Women
Chris Cashman