September 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.
We are asking for each of you to do two or more of the following areas:
  • Posting the golf tournament information and Link on your social media
  • Email your business contacts ask them to participate at some level
  • Inviting friends/family who play Golf to Sign up and play or sign up yourself to play
  • Have you Husband sign up with 3 friends to play
  • Sponsor a hole for only $250 donation
  • Sponsorship at one of the available levels
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER at the Tournament
For Sponsorship and Golfer Registration forms check out the website at

Call or email Kimberly with any questions 404-406-9495,
Recent Events
August Executive Board Meeting
Summer General Membership Meeting
Upcoming Events
We will be collecting these items for the students at Devereux. Please bring these items to the General Meeting: Women and Men Underwear Small, Middle, Large, Extra Large, 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 September 29 -October 3. If you need to reach Heather,

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or
Get Your Nature On!

Sunset Sips at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Thursday, September 23, 2021
6:00 -9:00 pm

Join us for a laid-back evening on the Great Lawn or Covered Outdoor Pavilion as we enjoy an evening of great music, great friends and great fun! This evening is the last one for the season at the Nature Center.

Explore the grounds before the concert… visit with Wildlife on the Wildlife Walk or Cool off on the shaded hiking trails!

Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) and Picnic
Cash Bar - Rain or Shine Event

For additional information call Mary Beth Wegener 779-356-3754 or
Junior Member Social Event
We have had a change of date -- the social planned for Wednesday, September 29, will now be held on Thursday, September 30.
The Sipping Plant
Thursday, September 30, 2021
7:00 pm
Our Junior Member social event will be at The Sipping Plant in Sandy Springs at 7:00 PM on September 30 and it will cost $45 per person to attend. Please RSVP by September 23 to
Membership is in full swing. Please fill out your membership application whether you are a new member or an existing member. Remember to send your dues to either Charlene Rowe or online.

It is that time to grow our membership. Please help us by sponsoring new members into The Circle. Applications were mailed to you. If you need additional, they can be found online on The Circle website.
Key Dates for New Members
September 26, Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, High Tea Meet and Greet at Indian Hills Country Club.
We will have a hat competition so pull out your best hat. 

October 12, 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
A big THANK YOU for the generous donations of composition books and word searches to help the needs of the youth at Devereux that I collected at the August 25 meeting. A huge success! BJ's SUV trunk was filled! The amount collected and delivered to Devereux was $551.05. Your donations will put smiles on the staff and children at Devereux. A huge thanks to Heather Rees for acting as our collection spot for those members not able to attend the meeting.

Please look in your Circle membership packet that was sent out and you will find 2 important papers that list all the Donations for Devereux and Devereux Volunteer Events for the 
2021 - 2022. Mark your calendar or put them in your day planner.

Donations for Devereux for the 2021 – 2022

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.

Now is a great time to start looking for items for Devereux Donations!
If you have any questions about these collections, please contact our Devereux Liaison 
BJ Wooldridge at either678-571-1459 or

Mark Your Calendar Now
October 29, 2021 Harvest Festival 11:30 am Set-up 1-4 pm Event Outdoor festival with carnival, set up and interactive themed, booth, assist w/passing out snack and candy. 10 Volunteers needed. SignUpGenius will go out before the event.

BJ Wooldridge will help Devereux with the decorations for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the cafeteria.
Scholarship Update
Would you like to interact with a Circle Scholar? The Scholarship committee is looking for volunteers to follow students.

You will check in with them occasionally (text messaging seems to be the preferred Gen Z communication method), send cards or care packages, and possibly meet them for lunch periodically. If your interested or have questions about serving as a Scholar mentor, please contact Doris Van Wagenen or Belinda Vogel
Updated Bylaws
The Circle for Children update bylaws. There was a Special Committee appointed for review and amendments of the bylaws consisting of: Heather Rees, Rita Furness, Kimberly Johnson, Cindy Formica, Elaine LaMontagne, Danielle Houret-Lam, Cathy Haire, and Dottie Rachels. 
The Executive Board and the Board of Directors voted to approve the bylaw amendments. The Amendments were presented at the Meeting on August 25th and were approved via a vote by the General Membership. 

The new bylaws will be on the Circle website as well as printed in the 2021-2022 Directory. 
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.
September 9       Katherine Mielcuszny
September 9        Anne Wallis
September 9        Diane Miller
September 13     Patricia Quin
September 16      Dottie Rachels
September 17      Chris Crawford
September 18      Maureen Olson
September 20      Sue Baer
September 26      Nichole Miller
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.
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 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.