March 2017 Issue
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Spring is Near!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Gala! Your time and donations will go a long way to help us support this very important charity.

We hope to see you all "Live in the Moment," whether at our March British Tea program on the 17th, or every day!
We are excited that our Interest Group offerings continue to grow, with addition of the Needlers Group! Make sure to note all of the wonderful groups and program we have in the newsletter for March.

Please contact Danna or Lisa if you have any questions. 

Valentines"A Swingin' Affair" Valentine's Gala Raises More Than $30,000

We had an amazing night at the 2017 "A Swingin' Affair" Valentine's Gala!  Thanks to all our members who bought raffle tickets, donated wine, made desse rts, donated auction items, or loaned items to make it an unforgettable night.  Due to your generosity, we are proud to announce we will donate more than $30,000 to Wellspring Living!

We welcomed more than 100 guests who enjoyed dinner and dancing with the Atlanta Soul Band. Emcee Jeff Cashman and his handsome assistants really motivated the crowd to give generously to Wellspring Living.  Executive Director Mary F rances Bowley and special guest Gabby Humphries spoke to the guests about
the amazing work Wellspring Living does in our community.
We work very hard to try to keep the costs down for this event while still raisin g a nice sum for the charity.  Any feedback about our Charity fund-raising events is alway s welcomed. 

A huge thank you to our sponsors for the evening:

Jeff and Chris Cashman
"Bruster's Ice Cream"
Carolyn and Christophe Cadiou
Johanna Jenkins Czarnecki and Jeff Czarnecki
Cynthia and Rand Meyer
"Rich & Heather Homes" -
Amanda and Mark Spence

Nancy & Vic Mitchell

And our Charity Committee-you went above and beyond! Thank you!
  • Co-Chairs:  Chris Cashman & Janet Thomas
  • Communications:  Julie Lischer
  • AV/ IT:  Lisa Krueger
  • Decorations:  Liz Hall & Lynn Thompson            Maryam Askaran, Jean Dole, Sara Jane & James Fletcher, Lisa Krueger,  Pat Iaffaldano, Nancy Mitchell, Leisha Murphy, Linda Pace, Pat Smith, Sue Sparks, Susan Still
  • Desserts: Pat Iaffaldano                                        Aurelie Barrial, Donna Brown, Carolyn Cadiou, Sarajane Fletcher, JeanAnn McCarthy, Nancy Mitchell, Lynn Thompson, Julia Wenzel, Belinda Vogel
  • Auction: Amanda Spence, Carolyn Cadiou, Cynthia Meyer
  • Raffle: Janie Kissling
  • Wine Pull: Missy Malmberg & Susan Still
  • Youth Volunteers: Danna Vach
  • Special Music:  Susan Stewart
  • Auctioneer: Jeff Cashman
  • Invitations:  Jane Harm
Chris Cashman and Janet Thomas

Raffle Ticket Winners
Congratulations  to our winners!  We are so grateful for all of you who
pitched in and purchased raffle tickets to make for our charity, Wellspring Living.  We were able to provide them with around $3,600 from the sales
  • 1st place, Janice and Charlie Edwards
  • 2nd place, Donna and lmoe Shafer
  • 3rd place, Amanda and Mark Spence
Gala Vases for Sale
The vases will sell for $15, first come first serve. Checks should be made payable to CPWC; funds will be added to our donation to
WellSpring Living. The vases are at Lynn Thompson's home.  Give Lynn a call and choose
your beautiful vase. These vases are imported from Poland
and are of very good quality. 
LivingLiving the Moment Program: March 17th!

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! Special prize for the best hat!  RSVP today!  

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.
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
First Friday March 3
Yoga March 6
Bible Study
March 9
Daytime Book Club 
March 13
Living in the Moment Program March 17
Hiking Club March 21
Evening Group March 21
Evening Book Club March 28

NEW! Needlers Group 
The group held its first meeting on February 24th. If you are interested in any needle projects especially knitting and crochet, and attending a future meeting, please contact  Anne Power  (678-773-5379).

Yoga Interest Group: Save the date: March 6th!
Join yoga teacher Belinda Vogel on Mondays at 11:30 am at Linda Pace's house (Rivercliffe II at 4853 Rivercliffe Dr.) to practice yoga and contribute to WellSpring Living. 
  • Drop-in for $10 or buy a package of 4 classes for $35 or 6 classes for $50. Cash or check to CPWC will be accepted; the 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: March 21st!
The group will hike the Vickery Creek trail in the Old Mill area of Roswell.  Again, please meet at the ACC at  8am  to carpool.   RSVP to  Jean Dole  ( 404-433-5551) or  JoAnn Hammermaster ( 703-581-3085).

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. RSVP!
  • May 5th - Missy Malmberg
  • Note: there won't be an event in  April (due to Spring Break)
Daytime Book Club: Save the date: March 13th!
The club will meet at 10 am on Monday, March 13th at Ellie Lacey's home. We will discus s The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. If you can join us, please contact Ellie (770-953-3043).
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: Save the date: March 9th!
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: March 28th

In March we will be reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. We meet at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month and  anyone interested can contact Veronica Bridges .

Evening Group: Save the date: March 21st!

Our February meeting at Olea Oliva! (Olive Tree) at The Avenue was truly a wonderful experience!  Dilip and Smita Daya are very gracious hosts with an abundance of knowledge about olive oils, balsamic vinegars and spices.  I think we all learned a great deal from them and will most likely be frequenting their shop looking for more information and products to improve our nutrition.

On Tuesday, March 21 we will be joined by our own Jane Schlachter, a family and personal injury attorney. Jane has a wealth of knowledge in these areas and welcomes requests on topics under this umbrella that we would like her to address.  Please let me know in advance what may be of interest to you, or come to the meeting with questions for Jane.  Our location has not yet been set. If you would like to host, please let Patricia or Beth know.   RSVP to or
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

CondolencesOur Deepest Condolences

Sincere condolences to  Heather Rees on the death of Phil.