September 2019 Issue

CPWC Members,

Welcome back from our summer break. We hope to see you all at the Garden Party Opening Lunch on September 13th, where we will celebrate our Past Presidents as we look forward to our 50th anniversary in February 2020.

Thank you to Lynn Thompson for chairing the opening lunch and to Julie Lischer who is chairing the 50th Anniversary Committee. We appreciate the contributions of every one on the Programs and Anniversary Committees. Our programs are impossible without you. A special shout out to Janie Kissling for documenting our past Presidents club memories and Cynthia Dolezal for creating the history boards for each decade of our clubs existence. Look for the history boards at the opening lunch and at our Friday morning programs throughout the year.  

The celebratory fun will continue on Saturday September 14, as we participate in the East Cobber Parade. Please contact us if you want to participate. We are also collecting non-chocolate candy to distribute. You can bring a bag to opening lunch or drop it off to 760 Burning Tree Drive.

September is full of opportunities to connect with each other. The Savvy Evening Group is attending a  CPR First Responder Class on September 17. On September 20 we will enjoy a private showing of the Downton Abbey movie and on September 25 Abbey Glass is hosting a pop up shop at the home of Cathy Snyder. In addition, our Interest Groups are resuming or continuing to meet, providing spaces for CPWC members to gather in smaller groups around activities that are particularly meaningful to them. 

Please read on to see more details about our activities and interest groups. We encourage you to try them out, and explore our community in a new way. 

Our vibrant community of women is sustained by making & renewing connections with each other. Those connections start with our new member event. Thank you to Cindy Formica, Regina Wood, and Aurelie Barrial for their outreach to prospective members. While many of us were relaxing over the summer, they were busy planning the newcomers event.

One of the most valuable gifts we can offer each other is our presence; to be fully engaged in the present moment with another. The CPWC creates many opportunities to be present to each other, to foster connections within our community that nurture ourselves and our neighbors. We have so much to celebrate as we recognize fifty years of community, connection, and service. 

Honored to be celebrating with all of you,
Belinda Vogel and Beverly Dozier 
Program September 13th Garden Party: 50th Anniversary Luncheon


WE are only a few weeks away from our 50th Anniversary Luncheon and can't wait to share all our history, memories and experiences of the CPWC and honoring our Past Presidents.

WE are pleased to announce that DILLARD'S will be our Fashion Show host with "Fashions thru the Decades" modeled by some of our Past Presidents. Dillard's will also provide a wonderful door prize and an invitation to their private party in October given by Southern Living Magazine. In addition, they will be giving all our members a 10% discount at Dillards. 

Lash Lounge, owned by Cathy Snyder, CPWC member, will also provide a door prize. Coton Frais, owed by Clarice Dowdle (Past President) will be giving us a coupon to their newly open outlet store in Florida that we can order online. Our new commemorative CPWC tea towel will be for sale at the luncheon too! 

We will have more surprises and hope you will join us for the celebration of 50 years! Don't forget to wear your favorite hat or fascinator!


Questions contact: Lynn Thompson- 404-625-9326 or
Newcomers Newcomers Party

We had a wonderful Newcomers party on August 18th at the lovely home of Beverly and
Robert Dozier's home. We had 9 new neighbors attend and several CPWC Board members along with many of our representatives and community leaders. It was quite the hot day, but we think our new neighbors truly enjoyed learning all about our community and our women's club, including our vast array of Interest Groups that they could become a part of. 

A huge thanks goes to Beverly and Robert for opening their home a nd to our very own Aurelie Barrial for the delectable food prepared. Also thank you to th e Board members, particularly Susan Fulkerson and Kristin Ward for extra delicious food. You all graciously made our guests welcome.
                                                                                              Your Newcomers Committee,
Aurelie Barrial, Cindy Formica & Regina Wood

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!

Interest Group
Date(s) Details
Bible Study
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Bible Study will meet weekly on Thursdays at 10am, at the Atlanta Country Club.
First Friday
Sept 6
Join us for our kickoff First Friday at the newly remodeled home of Jeff and Danna Vach, 4679 Cherry Way at 7 pm.  Bring your favorite appetizer and beverage. This event is for couples or singles! No rsvp necessary but it helps us plan.  You may even come last minute and bring a friend! RSVP!

Daytime Book
Sept 9
The Daytime Book Club will meet on Monday, Sep 9, at 10 AM the home of Ellie Lacey. We'll discuss The Winter Garden by by Kristen Hannah.
Please contact Ellie Lacey if you'd like to join us: , or  770-733-0729 .
For more information about the Daytime Book Club, contact Susan Gavalis ( , or  678-427-8762 ).

Sept 10, 17, 24
The Yoga Interest Group will meet on Tuesdays at 1:30pm starting September 10, 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!

Sept 10
Welcome back to another year of hikes! Trish Wenger, Kristine Ward, and I have created a schedule of both new and old hikes. Be sure to read your newsletter each month for details. Plan on joining us for a hike every second Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted in the newsletter. Our first hike will be September 10 at Sope Creek at 9am. Since it is close by, just plan to meet in the Sope Creek parking lot.
For those of you who are planning to participate in the Hike Inn hike, please pack a backpack to wear on this hike. This will give you an idea of what to expect for the Hike Inn hike and make any needed changes beforehand. The Sope Creek trails are similar to the Hike Inn Trail. The Sope Creek trail is rated as moderate with some incline. Please plan to wear hiking boots for stability and to protect your ankles from snakes. Trish Wenger will be the contact person for this hike, so please RSVP to .
Plan ahead for October's hike, which will be the Pink Ribbon Walk in the ACC on October 14. Our third annual Hike Inn hike is October 20-22. Twelve people have made reservations to hike!  This should be a fun event.
Thanks everyone and Happy Hiking!!   Jean Dole (404) 433-5551
Garden Party Opening Luncheon
Sept 13
Kicking off a year of Celebration...We invite you to our 50th Anniversary Garden Party Opening Luncheon featuring fun surprises and a Dillards fashion show through the decades. Join us at ACC at 10:30 a.m. sharp -- it's a full morning, so arrive early!  Wear your favorite hat or fascinator! We look forward to seeing you! RSVP by Sept. 6. 

*Payment for this event is non-refundable. Your ticket is transferrable. 

Special Event: Parade
Sept 14
East Cobber Parade!  CPWC will ride and walk along in the parade this year to celebrate our 50th year! If you'd like to be a part of this fun event, please email  Belinda Vogel.

Savvy Evening Group
Sept 17
This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm at Pat Iaffaldano or Chris Cashman's home...with a few exceptions.We love to o learn about a variety of topics. Our goal is to refresh your knowledge or introduce you to matters you may encounter in your week, month or year and give you tools to make a difference.  
Every month in a host home features wine & cheese from a selected country around the world.  

Join us for our first meeting of the season:  
CPR First Response Class at Sandy Springs Government Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA) Watch this space, Facebook or the newsletter for times and details!

Special Event: Movie
Sept 20
Downton Abbey the feature film is finally here!
Join us for a special private viewing exclusively for CPWC members and their guests.
Friday, Sept. 20, Arrive at 11 a.m., Film at 12 noon
The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (formerly Lefont Sandy Springs). RSVP!
$13 per ticket; Limit two tickets per person.
Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. 

Evening Book
Sept 24
Trish Chapman will host (4371 Classic Links Court). The group will discuss, "The House on Trade Street" by Karen White, who will attend the meeting.

Girls Night Out
Sept 25
The Girls Night Out Abbey Glass Pop-up event will be held on Thursday September 25 at the home of Cathy Snyder (4725 Cliffside Court). Start time is tentatively 7pm.

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
Not far, this side of the Big Chicken
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
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 770-541-6168 or .

Yard Yard of the Month

The Garden Club would like to congratulate this month's Yard of the Month Winners: Caryn and Darren Sonderman! The Sonderman's home is on 501 Oak Hill Circle (off Tam O'Shanter). Jenny Long of Potted Perfections worked with Caryn on the home's beautifully appointed and detailed landscaping. It's a four season gem! If you walk the neighborhood, please consider a new route or detour to enjoy Caryn's yard!

To Cynthia Meyer on the death of her father

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 Janet, 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
Family Activities
Deborah Watson

Girls Night Out 
Cynthia Dolezal

Globe Trekkers
Shea Amin

Regina Wood

Play Group

Jillian Miller

Savvy Women
Chris Cashman

Sunshine Committee