October 2017 Issue
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Embracing the Change....In seasons and so many other things!
What a kick-off to our new year! Over 80 of us gathered for our Opening Luncheon! Thanks to each of you able to join us! Thanks to our program team for all the hard work to create such a warm event (Aurelie Barrial, Ellie Lacey, Jean Dole and guiding help Julie Lischer)! Thanks to each of our interest group leaders for sharing a look at the year to come!  Connecting with our theme this year of "Embracing Change", please feel welcome and encouraged to visit or try out a new interest group this year!
Many thanks to the Drake House for explaining their work helping to comprehensively equip single-parent, women-headed households while keeping the family united. Their Drake House consignment stores orchestrated our fashion show (with assistance from our own CPWC models!).  The proceeds from our donations and these stores help support those families during their time of great change. Please consider donating to the Drake House and/or visiting one of their three locations!
Thanks to the charity committee for truly embracing change in venue, dress and type of Spring event! We will gather April 28, 2018 at a neighborhood home for a concert by Yacht Rock Schooner with food provided by Chef Alex Riethoff! What a treat to look forward to! Please save the date!
Thanks to many of our membership (Lynn Thompson, Tina Engberg, Belinda Vogel, and our garden host homes, and many others and our children!) for volunteering, organizing, supporting and attending the Garden Tour in support of our local McFarlane park! What gems we have all around us! How inspiring!
Please plan to join us for the next club Programs meeting!  Hope to see you soon!  Please register now for your 2017-2018 membership,  by  downloading our form to mail , or via our  online secure site , to EMBRACE all we have to offer you!
Please contact Janet  or Lisa if you have any questions. 
programOctober 20th Program: Embrace New Recipes

Embrace new recipes on Friday, October 20 with Chef Shan at the home of Tina Engberg (276 Farm Road). Chef Shan, who teaches cooking classes at Buford Farmers Market, will demo how to make Channa Masala and provide us with traditional Indian food for lunch. 

Space is limited for this event so please RSVP early! Please park in McFarlane Nature Park and walk down to Tina's house from there. Neither Farm Road nor her driveway can accommodate people parking to come to my house.  Thanks and see you soon!
Upcoming Programs - Save the Dates!
Nov. 10: Embracing Creativity... Linda Pace's
Dec. 16: Embracing Each Other... Aurelie Barrial's - Holiday Gift and Cookie Swap
Jan. 19: Embracing Healthy Living... Beverly Dozier's
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

*Special Thank You*
A big Thank You to Julie Lischer for mentoring the new program committee. You are a wonderful guide and we greatly appreciate your advice & experience.
- with much appreciation & love, The CPWC 2017-2018 Programs Committee

The East Cobb Garden Tour committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the members of the Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club for the many volunteer efforts which culminated in a beautiful inaugural event.

The weather was perfect and the entire community thoroughly enjoyed touring the beautiful gardens of McFarlane Nature Park, Jeff and Linda Pace, Jim and Susan Weinstein, 
Paul and Pat Iffaldano, and Max and Cheryl Lenker. 

We also express our gratitude to the Chattahoochee Plantantion Community Association, Cobb Master Gardeners, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and ROTC, as well as our sponsors: Mountain View Winery, Cynthia Dolezal Harry Norman Realtors, Update Web 2 Media, Chattahoochee Home and Garden, Specialized Printing, Missy Malmberg Keller Williams, David Pair Photography, Shea Amin ReMax, Shari Hardy Harry Norman, Julie Altenbach Harry Norman, Marsha Sell, Rick's Farmers Market, Cesar Duran Full Service Landscaping, Dan Wilson Pike Nursery and Berkshire Hathaway.

Finally, the event would not have been complete without the talents of
our artists: Sherry Hardage, Dale Owen, Alle Craig, Kathy Hope, Bonnie Watson, Ed Cahill, Arlyn Huntsaker , Katie Williams; and vendors: Beesom Candles, Kathy Walton, Cake M on tan s, and the Passonate Perserver. 

Special appreciation goes to our outstanding chairman, Lynn
Thompson, for her leadership, experience, perseverance and innovative direction in producing a successful and most memorable event!
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
Bible Study Oct 5
First Friday Oct 6
Yoga Oct 9
Daytime Book Club Oct 9
Hiking Club Oct 16
Embracing New Recipes Program Lunch Oct 20
Evening Book Club
Oct 24
Halloween Party at McFarlane Park Oct 31

Family Activities:  Save the date: Oct 31st!
The Annual Halloween party will be held on October 31 at 5pm in McFarlane Park. Pizza will be served.

Yoga Interest Group: Save the date: Oct 9th!
Meets  Mondays  at  11:30AM  at 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. Many thanks to Linda Pace for hosting.

Daytime Book Club: Save the date: Oct 9th!
The Daytime Book Club will meet at  10AM  on  Monday, Oct 9th at Susie Stewart's home We will discuss  Franklin and Winston by John Meacham.  If you're interested in the Daytime Book Club, contact Susan Gavalis ( 678-427-8762)

Hiking Club:  Save the date: Oct 16th!
The Hiking Club is excited to be in full swing for another fun year of hiking! Please join us on  Monday, October 16 at the Gold Branch trail in Marietta (located right off Lower Roswell Road just before the roundabout). We are meeting at the trail site at  8 AM
Please RSVP to Jean Dole or JoAnne Hammermaster

We have a special hike planned for the Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls on  October 22-23. They are no longer taking reservations for that date. Sorry!! We have eight signed up to go!  We hope you can join us in the Hiking Club this year. For more information and to stay updated on our hikes, please contact JoAnne to be added to the group email list. Happy Hiking!  Upcoming Hikes:
  • October 16: Gold Branch
  • October 22-23: Hike Inn special event
  • November 13: Cloudland Canyon 
  • December 11: Sope Creek
Bible Study: Save the date: Oct 5th!
Bible Study Group meets every  Thursday  at  10:00AM  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).

First Friday: Save the date: Oct 6th!
The next event on Friday, October 6th, will be at Julie Lischer's house at 7pm (540 Willow Knoll). Please RSVP! Please bring an appetizer to share and beverage of your choice. Also please contact Liz if you are interested in hosting the December and January events. 

Evening Book Club: Save the date: Oct 24th!
We will be meeting to discuss "The Stupidest Angel" by Christopher Moore on  Sept. 26 at 7pm
If interested in joining please contact  vcmb@bellsouth.net.

cpcaCPCA Update

The CPCA is your neighborhood organization and your representative to the county. We have
been getting new volunteers to be block captains to be a conduit between the organization and the neighbors. They have been helping us update our CPCA database with the best contact numbers and new neighbors.  If you have a new neighbor, contact Janie Kissling , so she can update the database.  If you are willing to be a block captain, let Janie know also and she will give your information to Judy Winchell.

The directory will probably be out in October around the time of our annual meeting and newsletter. If you have any news you want the CPCA to consider, let Janie know.

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