May 2021 Issue

Welcome to May! Is it just me, or do you find yourself sighing in relief more than usual?
Sighs of relief for:
  • In person graduations for high schools and colleges. Some universities have even allowed their 2020 graduates to have the commencement ceremonies that were cancelled last year.
  • Friends planning weddings with less concern about cancellation and postponement.
  • The beauty of the azaleas this Spring. I don't remember the colors in past years being quite this spectacular.
  • Reunions with friends and family we haven't seen in too long. I made a quick trip to Illinois and got to give my mom an in-person hug for the first time in over a year.
  • In person social gatherings with friends. Book club is simply better in person without a mask.
We collectively breathed in a sigh of relief with old friends and new at our Closing Luncheon on Friday, May 7. We recognized our leaders-new, returning, and those taking a break. Check out our photos on Facebook or click here.
Speaking of sighs of relief ...
Each year, our treasurer, along with our CPA firm, prepares and files mandatory tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") each year. Back in September, we were notified by the IRS that they selected our calendar 2018 tax return for audit.
Since September, we have received 3 different requests for information, submitted copies of over 300 pages of records, newsletters, meeting minutes, and bank statements, as well as answered hundreds of questions.
On April 15, I sighed in relief when we were notified the audit was complete and that CPWC continues to qualify for exemption from federal income tax.  
After this newsletter, we'll have our annual quiet period without newsletters until July 1. Thank you all for a wonderful, flexible, creative year of activities. Look forward to getting caught up after summer.
Your Co-Presidents,
Jean Ann and Chris
Your CPWC Co-Presidents

BirthdaysMay Birthdays - Celebrating YOU!!!!

This is the first year we are spreading Sunshine birthday greetings. Each month, we will list members who have birthdays that month so that we can celebrate each other.  If you do not see your name listed and would like to be included, please email Patty Pace (Membership) with your birthday. To respect privacy, we will not publish dates in the newsletter, only that you are celebrating your birthday that month. 

May Birthdays

Jillian MillerElizabeth ConnMarianna Kovich
Paty HoldmeyerBette SelfridgeAngie Beattie
Sterling LankenTrish ChapmanDanna Vach
Janet ThomasPam FullerLynn Babcock

Photos2Closing Luncheon Photos    
- Congratulations Member of the Year: Jean Ann McCarthy 


PhotosPhotos from April Savvy Program  
Thank you Pat for teaching us how to assemble a terrarium!

SavvyMay Savvy Evening Program  
 Savvy Women "Game Night"!  Let's end this wacky year with some fun! It's Trivia Night at Chris Cashman's, 521 Oak Hill Circle SE, Tuesday night, May 18 at 6:30pm.  We will be in person, but outdoors. Please bring your masks for when you are mingling.  Click  here to email your RSVP to Chris Cashman or 678-687-0951 by May 14.

SpecialNominating Committee Updates 
The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the slate of CPWC Executive Board Nominees for 2021-2022. Thank you to our nominees for your willingness to share your time and talents with the board.

Click here to view the approved slate for 21-22. 

The 2021 nominating committee was chaired by Belinda Vogel and includes Beth Armstrong, Trish Chapman, Lisa Krueger, and Ellie Lacey.

CPCACommunityNewsCPCA Community News
Thank you to all the residents who have paid their CPCA dues.  We appreciate your quick responses to our notice.  Thank you to the current treasurer, Doug Krueger, for setting up an easy online payment method for our homeowners.  Please pay your dues if you have not done so as there are many expenses to be met (see below for the link). 
CPCA will be planting flowers at the two main entrances on Paper Mill Road in April.  We hope all of you will enjoy the welcome as you enter the neighborhood. In addition, CPCA has been busy pruning and cleaning our thirteen islands throughout the neighborhood to welcome the spring season.   
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

Trish Chapman

To view the CPCA Newsletter online, click here. Please consider participating in the CPCA as an annual dues payer, a volunteer, a meeting attendee, and an interested neighbor.  (CPCA is separate from CPWC - see the website at

Click here to pay your CPCA dues online and also to donate to McFarlane Park (Cobb Land Trust).

MembershipFirst Friday Update 
Since the closing luncheon was held on May 7, there was no First Friday in May. However, we have a host for June, so watch for upcoming details. If there is enough interest, there will also be one in July as well.

Thank you to Kristine and Jeff Ward for hosting in April!

Hiking Group - Upcoming Event
Hello Chattahoochee Plantation Women's Club Hikers! 
Our last hike location has been changed to East Palisades - Whitewater Trailhead to better accommodate our group size.  RSVP to Trish Wenger and let us know if you anticipate attending the year-end lunch and awards party (to help us with estimated headcount) Woo hoo!! 
Trish Wenger  and Jean Dole    
Meet at the trailhead at 9:30am
Where: East Palisades -  Whitewater Trailhead 
Bring:     Hiking boots. Backpack with water, bag lunch & small blanket to sit on for picnic.
To be collected before hike:
Food Donation for 'Must Ministries' neighborhood pantries: 
Specifically needed: Oatmeal, Cereal, canned Tuna, Pasta sauce, canned Chicken, bagged Rice (2 lbs)
Congratulations CPWC hikers. As of April, 425 lbs of food have been collected for our neighbors in need! Let's try to hit 500 lbs to end the year!    
Hike to be completed about 11:30am
Year-end Celebration 11:30am - 12:30pm 
The CPWC hosts a wide range of Interest Group meetings each month. You can find the upcoming events on the website under the Calendar  & Events menu item or click Calendar & Upcoming Events 
Below is also list of each group's upcoming activity. Please join us!
Interest Group
5K Walk/Run May 
Calling all CPWC 5 K'ers. ...  
Please join Susan and I as we sign up for the Atlanta Braves virtual race series. All you have to do is walk or run 150 miles during the 2021 Atlanta Braves season in celebration of the longest continuous running franchise in major-league baseball. 
Simply log into
 on or after April 1.   
When tracking your miles don't forget to count the steps you've taken for tennis, hiking, golf and even walking with your friends or your dog! 
We love to post monthly progress for each of you in our newsletters just for fun!  
Yours Truly,
Chris & Susan
CPWC Walk/Run 5K Co-Chairs  
(Contact Susan or Chris with questions) 
Bible Study
We meet Thursdays at the Atlanta Country Club from 10 am to 11:30 am.  Please RSVP. We'll be studying Scriptures from the Epistles which will include important truths to help us live victorious in this life. We would love to have you join us.  Please contact Lettie Nixon770 -953-2066    
Contact Melissa for details 
Please notify Melissa Nicol if you are interested in playing.
Bridge is a fun game that can be played on many levels.  Since it requires a multiple of four players, get several friends together and explore the potential at either of these clubs which are about six miles from where we live.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Nicol (email) or 770-541-6168.
Canasta is a fun game that stimulates your brain but also allows you to converse and get to know your neighbors and have fun during the game.  Partner play allows for more options but individuals can play too.   
We meet monthly on the second Thursday from September to August at 12-3 pm.  There is no need to commit to playing every month!  Contact Karen Frantz (email) or 770-715-7139  
Daytime Book Club
May 10

The daytime book club is meeting on Monday, May 10th at 1:00. We will be meeting on Jean Ann McCarthy's outside terrace and discussing ""American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins.

We will, also, be taking book recommendations and voting on our summer reading books. All recommendations need to be sent to Jean Dole.
Please contact Susan Fulkerson for additional information. 
Daytime Program 
May 7 
Closing Luncheon --- thank you all and see you in the fall!
Evening Book Club 
May 25 
In April, the evening book club read "The Exiles" by Christina Baker Kline.  Thank you Kristine for our being our host and discussion leader!
For our May evening book club, we will read "Little Princes" by Connor Grennan and hosted by Janie Kissling.    
Family Activities  

Watch for Details

Last Day of School 
Look for details regarding the Last Day of School festivities.  Please contact Kristen Bernheim with any questions.
May 11
9:30 AM

We're moving down the Chattahoochee River to our last stop at the East Palisades Trails (my favorite)! 
When:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Meet at the trailhead at 9:30am sharp - estimated 15-20 min drive from ACC  
Where: East Palisades - Indian Trailhead
1425 Indian Trail NW, Sandy Springs 30327
What:  4 mile moderate to difficult hike for 5 pts
See class 1 & 2 whitewater rapids, towering bluffs, stacked stone ruin, wooden bridge, bamboo forest and breathtaking overlooks.
CDC guidelines: Carry and/or wear a mask. 6' to 10' of separation between hikers not in your 'pod'.
Play Group 
Play Group will meet every second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Join us at an outside location given Covid concerns.
Calling all moms of young children!  
Hope to see you soon!
RSVP to Jillian Miller  
Email or Phone Jillian with questions (phone: 847-323-0248)
Savvy Evening Group
May 18     
Let's end this wacky year with some fun!  
It's Trivia Night at Chris Cashman's, 521 Oak Hill Circle SE, Tuesday night, May 18 at 6:30pm.  We will be in person, but outdoors. Please bring your masks for when you are mingling.  RSVP (email) Chris Cashman  or 678-687-0951 by May 14.  
 Jean Dole (404) 433-5551
Yoga Ongoing
Mondays (in person)

Tuesdays and Thursdays (via Zoom) 
Yoga Interest Groups resumes in person starting Monday May 3 at 9:30am.  We will meet in Janet Francesconi's backyard at 323 Rolling Rock Drive. Weather permitting.  
Please NOTE: We will not meet on Monday May 17

Still teaching online via Zoom, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM. Yoga Interest Group members are welcome to join my virtual classes, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. When the weather improves I will schedule outdoor classes at the park.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 925 978 788
Passcode: WAyoga20
Please contact Belinda Vogel if you need a yoga mat or props.  
Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless otherwise communicated.    

ContactInterest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! 
If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Chris, Jean Ann, or a member of the Programs Committee.
Bible Study       
Book Club - Daytime
Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club

Couples Chef's Dinner Group
Community Liaison

CPWC Run/Walk 5K
First Friday  

Hiking Club

Garden Club
Globe Trekkers

Regina Wood

Play Group
Malinda Hlavenka

Savvy Women
Single Ladies
Sunshine Committee