December 2016 Issue
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Halloween Fun!

Thanks to everyone who gathered for the Halloween event at McFarlane Park on Saturday, October 31, for pizza and games before trick-or-treating! 

A special thanks to our sponsors CPWC, Chattahoochee Plantation Living Maga
zine and Aurelio's Pizza! 

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Co-PresidentsA Special Update from the Co-Presidents

Danna Vach and Lisa Krueger welcome you to the November edition of the CPWC newsletter!

Happy December Everyone! Sure, we know that it was in the 70's last week but winter is literally around the corner (less than 3 weeks!) and we know that the weather can change in a minute, so enjoy the warmth of the season however you can!

Take a peak through our newsletter and plan to join us for First 
Friday (Dec 2), our Yule Log lighting (Dec 18), and our December meeting/gift/cookie exchange (Dec 16). Check the calendar and list of upcoming events to see what the Interests groups have in store for this month, and think about purchasing raffle tickets (Janie Kissling) for our Charity raffle (great stocking stuffers!).

In the midst of the hustle and bustle that the holiday season seems to bring, take a few minutes to breathe deeply, pause briefly, think happy thoughts and fully appreciate the moment. Surround yourself with loved ones and laughter to make and share memories! Wishing you the merriest and brightest holiday season!

Please contact Danna or Lisa if you have any questions. 
Valentines Gala ~ Save the Date!

Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club Valentine's Gala
Saturda y, February 11, 2017
Atlanta Country Club

Featuring Jabari Glover and the Atlanta Soul Band  to benefit Wellspring Living, who combats  sex trafficking in our area.
LivingLiving Thankfully

Our November meeting was held on Veterans Day and included lots of wonderful treats, including French wine and cheese, homemade quiche and salad; and chocolate mousse and macarons! 

Thank you to Kroger and Murrays Cheese shop. And thank you  Cindy Andrew Formica  for hosting in your beautiful home and perfect terrace level bar area!! 
 Thank you for all the generous donations for Wellspring Living.

You can view the entire album of the event on our Facebook page!  
UpcomingAnnual CPWC Holiday Gift Exchange & Cookie Swap

Chris Cashman and her elves are busy decking the halls for our Annual CPWC Holiday Gift Exchange & Cookie Swap and Lunch on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 am at her home, 521 Oak Hill Circle.  We hope you can join us!  

If you would like to participate in the Secret Santa gift exchange, bring a $20 wrapped gift. 

If you want to bring home 3 dozen cookies, bring 3 dozen cookies and a separate take-home tin. 

RSVP Today!

Save the Dates for Upcoming Events!
  • Jan. 20: "Living Thoughtfully"
  • Feb. 11: Valentine's Gala at Atlanta Country Club
  • Mar. 17: "Living in the Moment"
  • Apr. 21: "Living in our City" 
  • May 12: Closing Luncheon
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Save the Date for These Wonderful Events!
InterestInterest Groups

CPWC offers myriad Interest Groups. Learn more about some of the upcoming events e ach group will be offering below, or visit the Interest Group web page.

Upcoming Interest Group Events Date
First Friday Dec 2
Play Group Dec 8
Bible Study
Dec 8
Daytime Book Club
Dec 12
Bridge Group Dec 14
Hiking Club January 24

Hiking Club: Save the date: January 24th!
Please note that the Dec 5th hike has been moved to Jan 24th. Please join us  for an Urban Hike. We will meet in the ACC parking lot at  9:30 am , then drive to Krog Street Market to walk  the Beltline. Our walk will take us to Piedmont park, then we will walk back to Krog Market for lunch.  RSVP to  Jean Dole  ( 404-433-5551) or  JoAnn Hammermaster ( 703-581-3085).

Play Group: Save the date: Dec 8th!
The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 8 at 4pm for a cookie decorating party (554 Rivercliff Trace).

Bridge Group:  Save the date: Dec 14th!
The next meeting will be on Wed., Dec. 14th at 10:00  at Atlanta Country Club. Please contact Melissa Nicol for more information.

First Friday: Save the date: Dec 2nd!
If you are interested in hosting the event, please contact Liz Hall . Upcoming events include:
Bible Study:  Every Thursday!
Meetings are every  Thursday at the Atlanta County Club from  10:00 to11:30 amCome join us for fellowship, coffee and cookies as we study God's precious GIFT to us. All invited to join us. 
For more information, contact Lettie Nixon ( 770-953-2066).

Daytime Book Club:  Save the date: Dec 12th! 
The next meeting will be at 10:00 am  on  Monday, Dec. 12th ,  at Susie Stewart's home (400 Cherry Hill Dr.) We will be discussing Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose. 

T his will be our Holiday Party, so if you can attend, please bring a dish to share - salad, main dish or dessert.  If you can join us, please email Susie  or call  770-953-2348  by  Dec. 9

Evening Group will not meet in December.  In lieu of a meeting, Beth and Pat would like to collect gently used clothing and accessories to donate to The Drake Closet in Roswell. Shoes and handbags are especially needed.

Please drop off donations at either of our homes:
Pat Iaffaldano
4364 Classic Links Court
Beth Armstrong
595 Willow Knoll Drive
YuleYule Log Bonfire 
On Sunday, December 18, the CPCA will hold its annual Yule Log event at McFarlane Park from 4:00-5:30. There will be games, prizes, hot cocoa, cookies, peppermint candy canes, and Santa Claus arriving in his red pickup truck.  It is a great photo opp for you and your family.  There will be holiday singing, too, around the bonfire, or lit lanterns, as fire code will allow at that time.

It is a great family tradition to ring in the holidays at the McFarlane Park Yule Log Event. This event is co-hosted and supported by the Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club. To volunteer for a small job, please contact Janie Kissling.
RaffleAn Easy Way to Help

The CPWC is sponsoring a wonderful Valentine's Gala this February to benefit Wellspring Living, an organization that helps young ladies who are victims of sex trafficking. 

I am sure we all want to do our part to help in this endeavor. One easy way you can help is to purchase one, five, ten or more raffle tickets. They are only $10.00 each. For every 5 purchased, you receive 6 tickets. The winning raffle ticket holder will receive $500, 2nd place will receive $250, and 3rd place will receive $100. 

Even if you don't win the prizes, you are still winners, because you have helped victims with your donations. Won't you please consider buying tickets for yourself and also selling them to your neighbors, family,  and co-workers.  Buy one for each of your kids for their stocking stuffer. Contact Janie Kissling  to get your tickets today.
DirectoryCPCA Directory
Janie Kissling is printing a new directory for the Chattahoochee Plantation Neighborhood in February. All new neighbors since 2014: please send your information to Janie! Please alert any new neighbors as well to get their information in the directory.
Interest Groups

Bible Study       
Lettie Nixon
Book Club - Daytime

Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club  
Melissa Nicol

Community Liaison
First Friday  
Liz Hall 

Hiking Club
Garden Club
Pat Smith

Evening Group 

Beth Armstrong
Pat Iaffaldano

Family Activities
Suzana Keller
Leslie Asiello

Girls Night Out 
Cynthia Dolezal

Globe Trekkers
Shea Amin

McFarlane Park Liaison
Tina Engberg

Play Group
Jillian Miller

Savvy Women
Chris Cashman