February 2018 Issue
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Embracing Local Charities
Embracing Gathering Industries starts now!  The Charity Committee of the CPWC is thrilled to announce the annual charity gala event will take place Saturday, April 28 th  7:00 p.m. under the stars at 100 Atlanta Country Club Drive. The gala will feature a private concert by Yacht Rock Schooner and food catered by celebrity cheftainer, Alex Reethof. The charity gala will benefit Gathering Industries. The charity committee is led this year by the smooth team of Carie Buchanan, Tina Engberg, and Jennifer Risey. The dress code is "Farrah Fabulous", and if you still
have your Famolares, wear 'em. Entry is limited, so plan to get your tickets early.
We will have a surprise at the event for those who purchase their tickets in February.
Yacht Rock Schooner is all about 72 degrees, smooth jams from the sunny beaches of 1978-1984,when pop music used slash cords and craft to create wrinkle free sing along songs that won't spill your drink. Songs by Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Lionel Richie, The Bee Gees, Steely
Dan, Jackson Browne and more. Expect to  dance like it's 1984.

This fabulous event is for the benefit of Gathering Industries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization . Up to $100 of the $200 paid for this event may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor. Visit  www.chattahoocheeplantationwomensclub.org  for tickets.  More information will be provided at our February program and tickets will be available for purchase!

And we Embrace two additional local charities through donations during February
We would also like to gather donations at the February programs meeting to support the Kids 2 Leaders and Great Prospects charities. Lisa Krueger (4115 River Cliff Chase), Janet Thomas (581 Glen Eagles Circle) and Julie Lischer (540 Willow Knoll) are delighted to continue to receive donations throughout February. See details below on what they need.
Great Prospects supports individuals with disabilities from high school age through a dult hood. They provide a therapeutic day program, continuing education programs, as well as monthly social activities! They worked two years and recently were able to obtain a bus! They would grea tly appreciate gas cards of any amount!
Kids 2 Leaders supports children 8-18 who have an incarcerated parent. The largest yearly event is Camp Hope and this year the they are planning for a second distinct camp in support of more children. Although any items a child would like or need are gratefully accepted in new or gently used condition, some top needs we are collecting include:
  • Bedding - pillows, pillow cases, single sheet sets, blankets
  • Activity essentials - longer length (basketball) shorts, bathing suits, towels
  • Small Toiletries
Please contact Janet  or Lisa if you have any questions. 
programFebruary 9th Program: Embracing the Moment
Wine and Cheese Tasting Program ~ 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Embrace the Moment on Friday February 9, 2018 at the home of Cindy Formica in Rivercliffe II  (4758 Rivercliffe Landing)

Jeremy and Mike will surprise us with their selections of wine and cheese for our semi-annual tasting. 

If anyone needs baby sitting for this event, please email Belinda Vogel.

2018 Programs - Save the Dates!
March 16: Embracing Wanderlust... Siobhan Cumming's - Travel & Exploration
April 20: Embracing Our Community... Location to be determined - Field trip and Lunch
May 11: Closing Luncheon... Location to be determined
Save the Date for These Wonderful Events!

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

Upcoming Interest Group Events Date
First Friday
Feb 2
Yoga Feb 5
Bible Study Feb 8
Embracing the Moment Program Lunch
Feb 9
Daytime Book Club Feb 12
Hiking Club Feb 13
Garden Club
Feb 23
Evening Book Club Feb 27

Garden Club: Save the date: Feb 23rd!
The Garden Club will attend  the Atlanta Flower Show at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Friday, February 23rd. This is the first year this show will be at this location. 

Those who want to carpool, please meet at ACC at 9:30am. Please RSVP to Lynn Thompson by Feb. 19th. If we have a good number attending, we will be able to possibly get a discount BUT without knowing our numbers we can not plan. More details to come, including possible lunch plans. 

Daytime Book Club: Save the date: Feb 12th!

The Daytime Book Club will meet at 10 AM on Feb. 12 at the home Melissa Nicol. We will discuss the book, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We'd love to have you join us. If you can come, please contact Melissa by Feb. 8 at 770-541-6168. If you have an interest in Daytime Book Club and would like more information, please contact Susan Gavalis at  678-4427-8762.      

Bible Study: Save the date: Feb 8th!
Bible Study Group meets every Thursday at 10 am at the Atlanta country Club. We will be studying the "Good News" from the Epistles, teaching important truths to help us live victorious in this life. John 10:10. For more information, call or email  Lettie Nixon (770-953-2066).

Hiking Club: Save the date: Feb 13th! 
The Hiking Club will meet on Tuesday, February 13. We will hike Vickery Creek Trail in Roswell. Please meet at the ACC at 8am to carpool. RSVP by February 12  to Jean Dole or JoAnne Hammemaster

Yoga Interest Group: Save the date: Feb 5th!
Yoga will resume on Monday, February 5th, at 11:30 am (Linda Pace's house: 4853 Rivercliffe Dr). Beginners are always welcome in the alignment-based class. Please enter the home via the garage & take the stairs down to the lower level. Email Belinda Vogel for more info or to be put on the mailing list.

First Friday: Save the date: Feb 2nd!
The next event will be on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 pm, at Shea Amin and Bruce Ghomghani's home ( 4508 Chattahoochee Plantation Drive). 

Please bring an appetizer and your favorite beverage to share. We are looking for First Friday hosts for the March and April meetings. Please contact Liz Hall if you are interested. 

Evening Book Club: Save the date: Feb 27th!
Last month, we discussed  Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick and enjoyed an amazing spread of Korean food to go with the book. 

We will meet on February 27th, to read The Address by Fiona Davis. Contact  vcmb@bellsouth.net for more info.
Interest Groups

Bible Study       
Lettie Nixon
Book Club - Daytime

Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club  
Melissa Nicol

Couples Social/Chef's Dinner
Missy Malmberg

Community Liaison

First Friday  
Liz Hall 

Hiking Club
Garden Club

Family Activities
Suzana Keller
Leslie Asiello

Girls Night Out 
Cynthia Dolezal

Globe Trekkers
Shea Amin

McFarlane Park Liaison
Tina Engberg

Regina Wood

Play Group

Jillian Miller

Savvy Women
Chris Cashman

Belinda Vogel

SympathySympathy to Kristine Ward on the death of her Mother