February 2020 Issue

CPWC Members,

The official CPWC 50th anniversary is here! The Chtatahoochee Plantation Garden Club was formed in February 1970. We hope you will celebrate with us at the Anniversary Gala on February 8 (link).

There is so much to celebrate;
  • the women with vision & perseverance who created & sustained the club
  • the members, past and present, whose commitment to connecting to each other brings our community together
  • the example we all set by getting out from behind our screens and in the same room with one another
As we get ready to Celebrate 50 years, our 2020-2021 Nominating Committee is preparing to fill open board positions for year 50+1.  

Your suggestions for potential nominees are welcome and encouraged. If there is a board position you are interested in, or if you'd like to suggest another member for a position, please contact the nominating committee.

During this month in which we celebrate love, know that you are each loved and valued by the members of this community.

Happy Anniversary!
Belinda and Chris
CPWC Co-Presidents 
"Cheers to 50 Years" Golden Anniversary Gala

You are invited to our "Cheers to 50 Years" Golden Anniversary Gala on February 8, 2020 at 7 o'clock in the evening at Atlanta Country Club. 

Buffet dinner and dancing to the Papa Sol Band. Casino tables and raffle prizes will add to the fun!  

Reservation price per person is $125 per person.

Come celebrate with us! Cheers to 50 Years!

The CPWC hosts a wide range of Interest Group meetings each month.

Below is a list of each group's upcoming activity. Please join us!
Event Date Details
Yoga Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 
The Yoga Interest Group will meet on Tuesdays at 1:30pm, at the home of Linda Pace. Beginners welcome! There are mats available to use or bring your own. 
Please enter Linda's home at 4853 Rivercliffe Dr. via the garage and proceed to the lower level. Please park on only one side of the street! Contact  Linda Pace or Belinda Vogel for questions or if you are interested!
Bible Study Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
Hand and Foot Canasta
Feb 13 We will meet Feb. 13 at the Club about 11:45 am, so you can order lunch by noon. Important: Please bring cash to Helen Hyde for your lunch, including tax and tip. Put your name on your receipt and give all to Helen as soon as you order. When you finish, move to a table to begin play. We try to meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.

RSVP to Karen Frantz (calling or text is best ~). You may also email karensfrantz@gmail.com.
Day Time Book Club 
Feb 10 The next Daytime Book Club meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 10th, at 10AM at the home of Nancy Mitchell. We will discuss 'Founding Gardeners' by Andrea Wulf. If you would like join us, please RSVP to Nancy by Friday, Feb.10 at 770-850-0656-H or nancyg.mitchell@att.net.

For more information about the Daytime Book Club, contact Susan Gavalis (678-427-8762).
Hiking Club Feb 11

April 9 or 16

Oct 18-21

Hiking News! Join us for a hike at East Palisades park February 11 at 9am. We did not get to do this hike due to rain in January, so hopefully we will have nicer weather this month. Plan to meet at 9am in the ACC parking lot to carpool. This hike is a moderate hike that is approximately 3-4 miles. The trail runs near the Chattahoochee River and through a bamboo forest. There is also a beautiful overlook of the river and you can see the West Palisades trail across the river. Please RSVP to jeandole@yahoo.com.

More hiking news: Save the date for a 4-mile hike in the Big Canoe area in North Georgia. The date is April 9 with a rain date of April 16. More details to come in the March newsletter. Trish Wenger is organizing this hike and her email is stone_wenger@yahoo.com if you have any questions. Also, Save the Date for our 4th annual Hike Inn Hike on October 18-20!!

RSVP t Jean Dole . Happy Hiking!
Savvy Women  Feb 18 The group will meet on Feb 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm to discuss "Factors to Consider Before Pulling the Retirement Trigger" with Donna Finlayson, CPA, CFP. Wine and hor d'oeurves from Italy will be served.
Please contact Chris Cashman for more information.
Evening Book Club Feb 25
We will meet on Feb 25th at the home of Cynthia Dolezal (685 River Knoll Dr) to discuss Varina by Charles Frazier. 

Email Trish Chapman for details
First Friday March 6 Our friend Lance Dunn is retiring from Kroger. �� Join us at First Friday on March 6 at 7 pm to toast him and celebrate his many years of support of CPWC.

Location is the home of Jeff and Kristine Tile Ward, 4240 Blackland Dr. Bring an appetizer and beverage to share. RSVP

For those who are interested in BRIDGE LESSONS, there are two bridge clubs nearby where bridge lessons are offered.
  • Ruff n Sluff Bridge Club (770 973-7717)
    • 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta GA 30062
  • Bridge Club of Atlanta (770 354-6033)
    • Fountain Oaks Shopping Center, far left corner upstairs
    • 4920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA 30342
If you have any questions, contact Melissa Nicol 770-541-6168 or mahanmelissa@aol.com
CommunityCommunity News

Visit  cpcaeastcobb.org to learn the latest information on the Chattahoochee Plantation Community Association ( CPCA) Neighborhood Homeowners Association, where you can find details on the latest meeting minutes and other community news.

Contact Interest Group Contacts
Email Judy Boyce to learn more or sign up! 

If you have an idea for a new Interest Group please contact Chris, Belinda, or a member of the Programs Committee.
Bible Study       
Lettie Nixon
Book Club - Daytime
Book Club - Evening 
Bridge Club
Melissa Nicol

Community Liaison

First Friday  

Hiking Club

Garden Club

Hand and Foot Canasta
Karen Frantz (770.715.7139)
Family Activities
Deborah Watson

Girls Night Out 
Cynthia Dolezal

Globe Trekkers
Shea Amin

Regina Wood

Sunshine Committee