September 2022 Newsletter

To give aid and encouragement in promoting the education and welfare of at-risk children in the state of Georgia.

Circle Members,

Thank you to everyone who helped kick off our new year at the Summer General Meeting. Please continue to renew your membership, solicit golf sponsors and players, donate new or gently used handbags, and plan who to invite to Bags and Bubbles.

September is for Socials! There is a Junior Social on Tuesday September 13 at Forza Storico. Please email Kristen Graham if you plan to attend. On Friday September 16 join us for dinner and a ghost tour in Roswell and bring a date/partner if you like.

While we socialize this month start thinking about how you plan to volunteer in October. If mornings are better for you, on October 14 we are volunteering at the City of Refuge Fall Festival. If you prefer evenings, join us there for Trunk or Treat. We are also looking for volunteers for the golf tournament on October 24; e-mail Kimberly Johnson if your interested in helping.

To volunteer at City of Refuge, with the exception of Trunk or Treat which we will create a sign up genius for, use The Circle volunteer calendar. Click on the event your interested in, in this case Fall Festival. You will be prompted to create an account with City of Refuge if you don’t already have one. You will receive a confirmation email after completing your volunteer sign-up. If its your first time signing up to volunteer you will also receive an email with a link and GOOD DEED code for completing a background check on Sterling Volunteers. There is a $15 fee for the background check. The background check application takes about 5 minutes to complete. Note no background check is required for Trunk or Treat.

We will arrange carpooling for volunteer events at City of Refuge. If your willing to drive or would like a ride please email me at

I encourage us all, myself included, to think about how we can have a multiplier effect on the work of The Circle. Your personal donations and the gifts of your time are greatly valued. We have an opportunity to spread the effort beyond our membership, by soliciting sponsors and auctions items, and inviting non-members to our fundraisers. Its OK if you aren't comfortable asking for donations: I'm not either. If that is the case I challenge you to ask at least one person to sponsor each event and to invite at least one person to each fundraiser. 

Vincent Van Gough said "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together". Even a small effort by each of us can make a big difference in the aggregate.

Thank you for playing in a role in great things, and Happy Fall.

Belinda Vogel


Click Here for the Full Calendar of events!

Junior Social Event

Dinner & Drinks at

Forza Storico

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Social Event

Dinner and Ghost Tour

in Roswell

Friday, September 16, 2022

6:00 pm



October 2

Fall Festival

at City of Refuge

Friday, October 14, 2022

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Membership Deadline

Friday, October 14, 2022 


October 16

Golf Tournament

October 24, 2022

Indian Hills Country Club

Marietta, Georgia

12:30 pm Shotgun Start

Trunk or Treat

at City of Refuge

Thursday October 27, 2022

4:45 to 7:00 pm

Purse Auction

November 9, 2022

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta Country Club


4th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, October 24, 2021

Indian Hills Country Club

10 am Check in opens    12:30 pm Shotgun start

Kimberly Johnson is inviting you to be involved in our first fundraising event of the year!  Tournament is 7 weeks away!  We invite everyone to be involved in reaching our goal of 124+ golfers!  Please join me in raising the visibility & impact of our tournament!

We are asking for each of you to be involved in the following:

  • Be a Sponsor at one of the available levels
  • Sign up at least 1 person/business to be a hole Sponsor for only $250
  • Solicit a Sponsorship at one of the available levels 
  • Looking for Platinum Level Sponsor and a Golf Cart Sponsor – if you have a business in mind and do not want to call – refer them to me and I will be glad to make the “ask” for you.
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER at the Tournament – it’s a lot of FUN!
  • Post the golf tournament Link on your social media
  • Inviting friends/family to play or sign up yourself to play
  • Have your Husband sign up with 3 friends to play 

We are looking forward to a great Golf Tournament and you being a part of it as we raise funds for City of Refuge.

The Sponsorship Letter and Golfer Registration forms you can use are on the website at

Email Kimberly Johnson or call with any questions 404-406-9495.



August 23, 2022 at Indian Hills Country Club

The Circle Ladies Welcome you to a New Year of "Glamour and Giving"

as we Fundraise for City of Refuge!


Clicke here to RSVP!

Look for an invitation in early October which will include directions to

The City of Refuge, a way to sign up those who want to carpool, and the list of items to bring for donations!

Grab all of your friends and join us for The Circle’s swanky cocktail party “Bags and Bubbles” on Wednesday, November 9 th at Atlanta Country Club from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.The silent auction will feature an array of new, gently loved and vintage handbags plus a few other surprises sure to tantalize even the most discerning shopper.

For only $75 per person, you are guaranteed a night of fun, shopping, a glass of the bubbly,

appetizers, and the opportunity to help some very deserving children. All proceeds will go directly

to City of Refuge, talk about a purse with a purpose!!

Buy your tickets now and help us to make this fund raiser an overwhelming success!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Atlanta Country Club

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Save the Date for City of Refuge Volunteer Opportunities:

Fall Festival at City of Refuge

Friday, October 14, 2022

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Trunk or Treat at City of Refuge

Thursday October 27, 2022

4:45 to 7:00 pm

Click below to sign up to volunteer at one of these events via the City of Refuge Volunteer Calendar 

City of Refuge Volunteer Sign Up

Need more information or have a question about Volunteer Opportunities?

Charity liaisons: Che' Frost & Trayce Leak

Circle for Children City of Refuge Contact

Katie Monson

Investor Experience Coordinator at City of Refuge

1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

404-952-1207 ­ ­


Would you like to prepare care packages or review scholarship applications? Its inspiring to select our Circle Scholars and connect with them as they progress in their education. They all have experienced some degree of hardship, a reminder of why we try to help at risk GA Children. They all have big dreams for the future, a reminder of how hope can thrive even in difficult circumstances.

To join the scholarship committee please contact Cynthia Barr. We will meet in October to prepare care packages and review the scholarship application as we prepare for 2023 applicants.

We wanted to make Circle members aware that, unfortunately, Devereux Georgia's Hope for Children Gala - previously scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Foxglove in Marietta - is being postponed. Stay tuned for a new date for this event - coming soon!

Access the Directory online with new Password! The new 2020-2021 directory of active Circle members can now be viewed on our website. For the privacy of all members, the directory is password protected. You can access the directory under the membership tab on the website.

Sept 9         Katherine Mielcuszny

                    Diane Miller

                    Anne Wallis

Sept 16       Dottie Rachels 

Sept 17       Chris Crawford 

Sept 18       Maureen Olson

Sept 26       Nichole Miller

If your birthday (month and day) is not in the new Circle directory, please email that information. We would love to acknowledge that special day.

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