January 2017 Issue
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HolidayHoliday Fun: Cookies, Gifts and Yule Log!

The Annual CPWC Holiday Gift Exchange & Cookie Swap and Lunch on Friday, Dec. 16 was enjoyed by all!  Thank you to  Chris Cashman  for opening your lovely, festive home. We enjoyed Chapman's Cafe catering and Cherry on Top's desserts!! 

The Annual Yule Log event was a great success! Fun was had by all!
The CPCA and CPWC worked together to provide a wonderful Yule activity for the neighborhood on Dec 21st, a rescheduled date due to rain. Lynn Thompson
secured the Atlanta Country Club Ballroom for us, which w as a wonderful space. With attendees and helpers, we had
around 75 in attendance. Santa Claus arrived in his red pickup truck and offered many photo ops. There was hot co coa and cookies, games, prizes, crafts, candy, music, face painting, and caroling around a "Yule fire" of lanterns and candles.

New neighbor Heather Peck provided a
face painter for the party, who was well 
enjoyed. Ashley McRoberts played the piano to set the holiday spirit. Regina Wood brought all types of props and a camera for selfies.

We thank our many volunteers: Pat Iaffaldano, Beth and Larry Armstrong, Ellie Lacey, Julie Lischer, Lynn Thompson, Regina Wood, Carolyn Cadiou, Janet Thomas, Tina Engberg, Danna Vach, Janie Kissling, and the Uppalapati sisters.
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Co-PresidentsA Special Update from the Co-Presidents

Danna Vach and Lisa Krueger welcome you to the New year and the January edition of the CPWC newsletter!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  January is a great month to reflect upon the events of the previous year because  we can always learn from both the good and the bad if we remember to appreciate each moment for the lessons offered.  C lear away the holiday "clutter" (as beautiful and festive as it may be) and get ready for all of the opportunities ahead.   

Beginning with our January 20th meeting and, of course, the Valentine's Gala on February 11th, we look forward to all of our upcoming events.  Be sure to read through the newsletter to get interest group meeting details and definitely contact  Janie Kissling  about Gala raffle tickets. 

Stay warm, light those fires (literally and figuratively), and get ready for a fabulous new year!

Please contact Danna or Lisa if you have any questions. 
Valentines Gala ~ A Swinging Affair!

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.
JanuaryJanuary Program: Jan 20th at 10:30 am

We are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Lisa Flynn as our January CPWC Program Meeting speaker!  Lisa is an amazing mother, wife, neighbor and yoga instructor.  

Come in your comfortable "ath-leisure-wear" to this meeting!  We will meet at Missy Malmberg's home, 4530 Ponte Vedra Drive. 

RSVP today!

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
Daytime Book Club  Jan 9
Globe Trekkers Jan 11
Bible Study
Jan 12
Wine & Cheese Tasting Event for Couples
Jan 14
Evening Group Jan 17
Evening Book Club Jan 24
Hiking Club Jan 24

Hiking Club: Save the date: Jan 24th!
Please join us  for an Urban Hike on Jan 24. We will meet in the ACC parking lot at  9:30 am , then drive to Krog Street Market to walk  the Beltline. 

O ur 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: 
The play group recently met for a cookie decorating party!

Globe Trekkers: Save the date: Jan 11th!
There will be a Tea brunch at Susan Stewart's home ( 400 Cherry Hill Drive) on Wed, Jan 11th @ 10:30 AM.  It will be fun if you come with pictures of your last trip or ideas for places to go or cruises to take.

Even if you have not signed in this interest group but you have visited other countries & you would like to share your experience with others, then you are also welcome to come.
RSVP to Susan (7 70-953-1028). 

First Friday: Save the date: Jan 14th!
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 a Friday Friday in February (due to Gala) or April (due to Spring Break)
Save the Date: Jan 14th at 7pm!
Due to Popular Demand, the CPWC is having a night time 
Wine and Cheese Tasting Event for Couples!
Lance from Kroger is bringing delicious wine and 
Murray Cheese's will provide Artisan Cheeses.  Similar to First  Friday , we will ask everyone to bring an appetizer to share. This will be held a t the lovely home of Judi and Jock West, 665 Willow Knoll Dr.

Daytime Book Club: Save the date: Jan 9th!
The club will meet at 10 am on Monday, Jan 9th at Elizabeth's Cooper's home (660 Willow Knoll Dr.). We will discuss The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you can join us, please contact Elizabeth (602-323-7528) by Jan 6th.

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: Jan 24th!
The group will read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month. Ladies can email Veronica  for details since our meeting place varies and RS VP is needed.

Evening Group: Save the date: Jan 17th!
Our January meeting will be Tuesday, the 17th, at 7:00. Pat Iaffaldano is hosting.

Our speaker is Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design.  Robins's  work has been featured in an Atlanta Symphony  Showhouse , Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, Cobb Life and several others. Robin will address how to use what we already have in new ways, how to blend old and new pieces and the newest trends in interior design.  She has also helped clients revamp rooms in their homes to help them "age in place," rather than move ,  as  specific safety issues come into play.  Robin has a dynamic personality and this should be a fun and very informative evening. Please come!

RSVP to Pat or Beth Armstrong
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