January 2018 Issue
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Embracing the Change....In seasons and so many other things!
We are excited to embrace 2018 and are pleased to officially announce the date of our revamped Gala (April 28th), to benefit our primary charity Gathering Industries. February will be the month that we will focus on supporting our other local charities: Kids 2 Leaders and Great Prospects

Please look for upcoming email blasts for specific needs for these groups plus additional information about Gathering Industries. We are grateful for the endeavors of these organizations and look forward to providing support for their efforts.

We hope to see you all soon at one of our many upcoming events, such as the Cheese and Wine Tasting, January Program, or our special interest groups!

Please contact Janet  or Lisa if you have any questions. 
programJanuary 19th Program: Embracing Healthy Living
Guest Speakers and Lunch Program Begins at 10:30 am

Embrace healthy living at our monthly program on  January 19th. Our guest speakers, Leilani Plendl, financial planner, and Kristin Dominguez DC, will discuss healthy aging and "The 100 Year Lifestyle". 

A healthy lunch will follow their presentation.  10:30 am to 1 pm at the home of Beverly Dozier (760 Burning Tree Drive). 

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

2018 Programs - Save the Dates!
Feb. 9: Embracing the Moment... Cindy Formica's - Wine & Cheese Tasting
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
GalaSave the Date: Revamped CPWC Gala ~ April 28th!

Mark your calendars for April 28th! Our Gala will be held at  100 Atlanta Country Club Drive,
featuring music by Yacht Rock Schooner and fabulous food by Chef Alex Reethof.

This year's event will benefit the work of Gathering Industries. 

Ticket sales will start in January. 
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
Couple's Wine Tasting
Jan 6
Yoga Jan 8
Daytime Book Club
Jan 8
Bible Study Jan 11
Savvy Women / Evening Group Jan 16
Embracing Healthy Living Program Lunch
Jan 19
Hiking Club Jan 23
Evening Book Club Jan 23

Evening Group and Savvy Women: Save the date: Jan 16th!
Join us Tuesday, January 16th from 7 to 9 pm at the home of Heather Rees (4461 Club Lake Circle). Please RSVP Heather Rees in order to attend.  The topic will be Basic Estate Issues. It will be a night of informative topics and discussion. Hope you can attend.  

Daytime Book Club: Save the date: Jan 8th!

The Daytime Book Club met on Dec.11 at Judy Winchell's beautiful home where we enjoyed our annual Holiday Party. We discussed Octavia Butler's Kindred, an unusual book of science fiction time travel.  Several of the books we'll be reading forthe next few months include  A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles,  Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance,  Isaac's Storm  by Eric Larson and  News of the World  by Paulette Jiles.

Our next meeting will be at Nancy Mitchell's home at  10 am on  Jan. 8We'll discuss 
Commonwealth  by Ann Patchett. We'd love for you to join us. If you can come, please contact Nancy at  770-850-0656  by  Jan. 5  to let her know.  If you'd like more info about the Daytime Book Club, please contact Susan Gavalis or call  678-427-8762  (cell) .     

Bible Study: Save the date: Jan 11th!
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: Jan 23!
The Hiking Club will meet at 8 am on Tuesday, January 23 to hike Kennesaw Mountain. Please meet at the ACC to carpool. Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to Jean Dole or JoAnne Hammemaster

Yoga Interest Group: Save the date: Jan 8th!
Yoga will resume on Monday, January 8th, at 11:30 am (Linda Pace's house: 4853 Rivercliffe Dr). It's a Karma class, which means there is no charge. Instead attendees are asked to actively support the charity efforts of the CPWC. 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 / Wine and Cheese Tasting: Save the date: Jan 6th!
This popular event will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 7 pm at 4508 Chattahoochee Plantation Drive.  Lance Dunn (Kroger) and Jeremy Vester (National Distributing Company) are bringing us a new selection of wines to try and  Mike Veach (Murray's Cheese) will be pairing cheese with each wine selection. Please contact Missy (404-457-5642) if you have questions, or to see if there are any available spots. 

Evening Book Club: Save the date: Jan 23rd!
We will discuss  Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick on Jan 23. Contact  vcmb@bellsouth.net for more info.

CPCA Update
CPCA directories will be hand-delivered in the next couple of weeks by your block captains. Be on the look out and do not throw them away. Much of the cost was defrayed by ad sales; please use the ad vendors!
YuleYule Log Recap

The neighborhood Yule Log event has been a tradition for 20 years. It started modestly with a large bonfire and treats. Since that time we have added Santa Claus, games, prizes, face painting, and caroling. Janie Kissling has headed it up for at least the last 15 years, if not longer. 
The event is sponsored by the Chattahoochee Plantation Community Association, your neighborhood homeowners' association, with volunteer help from the CPWC. Last year was a challenge because of 100% rain forecast, so we were able to hold the event at the Atlanta Country Club. This year, the forecast kept fluctuating, but rain was in the air, and the event was rescheduled for the next day, a Monday, at McFarlane Park, because the ACC was not available. Numbers were down because it was held on a weekday, and parents had work. But those that came had a wonderful time, and it is a great way to promote community and holiday spirit.
Many thanks to all the many volunteers: Johanna Jenkins, signs; Pat Iaffaldano, cookies (with specific members pitching in too, like Tina Engberg and many others); Janet and Steve Francesconi, game monitors; Ellie Lacey, Julie Lischer, and Shea Amin, game monitors; Lisa Enochs and Julie Lischer, set-up; and Janet Thomas, hot cocoa. Janie lined up Santa, neighbor John Shrock, McFarlane Park, games and prizes, carol sheets, and the fire watchers, Belinda Vogel and her son, Zach.  Heather Peck got our face painter.  The day was beautiful and warm, and much cheer abounded.
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

CondolencesCondolences to...

Friends and family of  Dr. Charles Nicol