February 2017 Issue
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Happy February! 
Punxsutawney Phil says we will have six more weeks of Winter, but Georgia's General Beauregard calls for an early spring. Regardless of the outcome, we are excited to be offering multiple fun programs and events indoors and outdoors to keep us all warm and entertained!
Although February is the shortest month of the year, we hope to make this the most impactful and rewarding month of the year for you all; and for all of the amazing young women we will be able to help through our charity.
We are eagerly looking forward to celebrating Valentines with you all at the Valentine's Gala on February 11th, and help a special cause so near and dear to our hearts. Our January program taught us how to live more thoughtfully and be more aware, and we hope this carries over into you joining our new Yoga Interest Group, led by Belinda Vogel.

Please contact Danna or Lisa if you have any questions. 

ValentinesValentines Gala ~ A Swinging Affair!

Saturda y, February 11, 2017
7 pm to Midnight
Atlanta Country Club

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

Don't miss this amazing evening to benefit Wellspring Living. Register before  Feb. 3 and pay $125 per person. Register after Feb. 3 , the cost is $140 per person.

Please email us if you have any questions Thanks to our committee for all their hard work and planning! ~Janet Thomas and Chris Cashman!
BreathingBreathing and Yoga: January Program

Thank you to our own Lisa Flynn for gracing our January monthly meeting with her wisdom on breathing and yoga. Lisa talked about the benefits of cultivating awareness of our breath. 
  • We tend to breathe shallowly and hold our bellies in, increasing our stress levels and insomnia. 
  • Breathing more deeply creates a relaxation response in the body and a more open mind. 
  • She recommended several resources for breath practices and yoga, which you can view on web site.
Lisa recommends yoga poses that move the length of the spine for a brief practice; cat/cow pose, alternating knee hugs, reclined twists, a knee bent forward fold standing or seated, and shoulder openers. We practiced a simple shoulder opener during the meeting; 
  • Sit tall and take one arm straight out to the side and back, to your own degree. 
  • With the opposite hand on your heart, take the thumb of the outstretched arm back. 
  • Hold for several breathes and then switch sides. 
  • End with both hands over your heart.
Remember, to live more thoughtfully breathe deeply and relax your belly!
LivingLiving the Moment Program: March 17th!

There is no program meeting in the month of February due to the
Gala.   Plan to join us for "Living in the Moment" at Julie Lischer's (Fri, Mar ch 17th, 10:30 am to 1 pm), where we will have a British Tea Party! More information will be available soon!

Save the date for a fun Program on Friday, April 21! J oin us for "Living in our City" - we will walk on the Beltline and enjoy lunch at Ponce City Market.
CharityCharity Report

"A Swingin' Affair" Valentine's Gala -  Feb. 11   at Atlanta Country Club. Don't miss this amazing evening to benefit Wellspring Living.


Click here to register!


We still need your help! Please take a moment to see if you can lend a hand. 


The Valentine's Gala committee needs the following items: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa9a629a57-gala1


There are also opportunities to volunteer and help on the following sheet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa9a629a57-gala

  • Donate a bottle or more of wine for the wine pull. Drop off a bottle at Missy Malmberg's house 4530 Ponte Vedra Dr.
  • Donate a silent auction gift card or basket by contacting Amanda Spence (404-863-3060).
  • Buy a raffle ticket by contacting Janie Kissling (404-483-2838).

Thanks to our committee for all their hard work and planning! ~Janet Thomas and Chris Cashman

Save the Date for These Wonderful Events!
InterestInterest Groups & Events

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
Yoga Feb 6
Bible Study
Feb 9
Valentines Gala Feb 11
Daytime Book Club 
Feb 13
Evening Group Feb 21
Evening Book Club Feb 21
Hiking Club Feb 23
First Friday March 3

NEW! Yoga Interest Group: Save the date: Feb 6th!
This new group starts  Monday February 6th and will  benefit our Gala charity.
Join yoga teacher Belinda Vogel starting Feb 6th at 11:30 am to practice yoga and contribute to WellSpring Living. Linda Pace has graciously offered the terrace level of her home ( Rivercliffe II at 4853 Rivercliffe Dr.) as a practice space. 
  • Drop-in for $10 or buy a package of 4 classes for $35 or 6 classes for $50. Payment of cash or check to CPWC will be accepted at the class. The class fees will be donated to Wellspring Living at the closing luncheon. 
  • If you have your own yoga mat please bring it with you. If you don't have a mat, there will be a few available for use along with a larger supply of yoga blankets and blocks. No yoga experience needed! Beginners are welcome as are seasoned yogis. 
  • Contact Belinda Vogel (404-632-8573).
Hiking Club: Save the date: Feb 23rd!
Mark your calendars for our February and March hikes!
  • Feb 23rd, we will hike the Azalea Drive path in Roswell.  A new raised path by the river is now open and will be fun to try.  Meet at the ACC at 8am if you would like to carpool. 
  • March 21, we will hike the Vickery Creek trail in the Old Mill area of Roswell.  Again, please meet at the ACC at 8am to carpool.  

First Friday: Save the date: March 3rd!
If you are interested in hosting the event, contact Liz Hall .   Upcoming events include:
  • March 3rd - Julie Batson
  • May 5th - Missy Malmberg
  • Note: there won't be events in February (due to Gala) or April (due to Spring Break)
Daytime Book Club: Save the date: Feb 13th!
The club will meet at 10 am on Monday, Feb 13th at Toni Brookner's home. We will discuss The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton. RSVP to Toni.
The Club meets at a member's home on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 am. For more information, contact Susan Gavalis (678-427-8762) or Toni Brookner (770-317-0188).

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).

Evening Book Club: 
Save the date: Feb 21st!
This month we are reading The All Girl Filling Station by Fannie Flagg. Our meeting is the4th  Tuesday  of the month and anyone interested can contact Veronica Bridges .

Evening Group: Save the date: Feb 21st!

The Evening Group will be going on a field trip for our next meeting!  We will visit Olea Oliva! at The Avenue East Cobb where our hostess, Smita Daya will speak on the health benefits and chemistry of olive oils and balsamic vinegars as well as the health benefits of spices.

Included in her lecture will be a tasting of some of her many products.  The shop is small so space is limited to the first 20 people to RSVP.

We can plan to carpool, leaving from the ACC parking lot around 6:30 in order to get to our meeting by 7:00.  Please let Pat Iaffaldano know if you can make it .
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.

Fun January Was Fun-Filled!
French Wine & Cheese Tasting & Decorating Expertise from Robin LaMonte

Such a fun night at the West's for the French wine tasting. 
Thank you Judi and Jock for
hosting in your lovely home! Thank you to Kroger and Murray's Cheese! And to Jeremy our speaker and wine expert! Great job coordinating 
Missy Malmberg !

Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped shared the latest trends in decor with the Evening Group, including how to make your house a home. Thanks to Pat Iaffaldano for sharing her home!

ArtArt for the Park

Art for the Park Chairman Kim Sherk recently presented McFarlane Nature Park Chairman Jeff Gross a check for $12,000 as a part of the proceeds from the benefit last November. 

Appreciation goes to the Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club, the 4th Annual Art for the Park committee and Cobb Land Trust supporters who helped raise awareness and over $36,500 for the maintenance and needed repairs to the historic 1941 farmhouse and grounds at McFarlane Park in East Cobb.

L-R, Cobb Land Trust and McFarlane Nature Park Board Members: John Stewart, Kim Sherk, Mike Gray, Jeff Gross, Karin Guzy, Lynn Thompson
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