Monthly News & Updates

February 2022 | Issue 7

From the Co-Presidents

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Hard for me to imagine it’s the 2nd month of 2022. Don’t know about you, but I’m still struggling to write 2022 on checks and forms.

Flourish……and Flexibility remain completely relevant themes for CPWC. 

As many of you have seen, we made the decision to push our February 12, 2022, Masquerade Ball benefitting Great Prospects to Saturday, April 30. Hope you’ll buy tickets! Our Charity Committee, led by Sterling Lanken, has a very special, fun evening planned. See the link below for more information.

Likewise, our Downton Abbey Private Viewing has been postponed until Friday, May 20. The studio pushed the release date for the second time. See the link for more information.

Continued thanks to our interest group leaders for fabulous programming and meetings. If you haven’t been to any of our events, I assure you that you’re missing out. Check us out…….join the fun!


Jean Ann and Lesli

Your CPWC Co-Presidents


February 4 First Friday

Join us for Valentine's First Friday on February 4 at 7 pm at the home of James and Sarajane Fletcher. Please bring your favorite beverage and appetizer. Couples and singles are welcome. Your RSVP is appreciated. Would LOVE to see you there!.

We are also looking for a host for March! Please contact Karyn Porter.

Click on the button below to register or RSVP.

View Invitation Here

Hiking News


Where: Sweetwater Creek State Park

1750 Mt. Vernon Road

Lithia Springs, GA 30122

When: Tuesday, February 8

Meet in the ACC parking lot at 8:30 am sharp to carpool. ( We meet in the back of the lot on your right as you face the clubhouse)

Please allow 30-45 minutes to drive to the trailhead. There is a $5 fee per car to park.

What: We will hike the 5 mile White Trail loop. It is considered moderate to difficult and passes through some of the most remote areas of the park. It intersects with the Red Trail (which we hiked in June!) at the overlook of the New Manchester mill ruins. The White Trail winds through several lovely stream coves and follows the ridges overlooking Sweetwater Creek. It's recommended to plan on 2-3 hours for this hike.

Plan to dress in layers, wear hiking boots, bring walking sticks if you use them, and bring a snack and water. Also, bring a sack lunch for after the hike. There are picnic tables available, as well as a bathroom in the visitor center.

RSVP to Jean if you would like to join this hike.

See you on the trail!


Daytime Program

March 18

Join us for the ever-popular Wine Tasting daytime meeting. Note this meeting is back on the schedule for *March 18* at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Jean Ann McCarthy, 410 Cherry Hill Dr. Cheers and see you soon!

(No daytime program for February, see Savvy Women event below.)

Event Registration


April 30, 2022 

Saturday, April 30th at 6:30 pm at Atlanta Country Club. Proceeds benefit Great Prospects -- a women-led community-based program for individuals with disabilities in the Atlanta area.

Purchase your tickets online today via the following link.

CPWC 2022 Gala

The auction items are arriving daily, and we will be accepting donations of items for the remainder of this month. Do you have an unwanted Christmas present, tickets you can donate or a vacation home? Please contact Sterling Lanken to donate an item. We appreciate any and all donations!

Please consider wearing a Mardi Gras-style mask to the party! There will be plenty of room at the club to provide social distancing. The proceeds from our Masquerade will impact the lives of adults and teenagers with disabilities in so many ways, from providing day programs and respite care to helping people learn to navigate life successfully. Thank you in advance for your generosity!!


Yoga Interest Group

The yoga interest group will meet, weather permitting, on Mondays at 10AM, February 21 and 28 in Janet Francesconi’s side yard. Her home is located at 323 Rolling Rock Rd.

Please park on the street and text Belinda Vogel at 404-632-8573 that morning before 9:30 if you plan to attend. Any weather updates will also be sent by 9:30 AM.

Check email and Facebook for updates. Contact Belinda if you'd like to be added to the distribution list.


Save the date for the Closing Luncheon!

May 13


Downton Abbey: A New Era CPWC Private Viewing

New Date May 20

The Studio has postponed the debut of the Downton Abbey: A New Era film. We have a new date -- the feature film debuts Friday, May 20.  

Ladies who had already purchased tickets:

Your choices are as follows:

1. I'd like to keep my ticket(s) and attend on May 20 or 

2. I had not yet bought tickets but want to now for the May 20 showing (click RSVP button) or

3. I'd like a refund of my ticket amount or

4. I'd like to donate my ticket amount to the Great Prospects Charity.

Please email chattahoocheepwc@gmail.com to indicate your choice. 

May 20, join us for a special private viewing exclusively for CPWC members and their guests (seats are limited).  Cream tea and scones will be served prior to and during the show (seats have trays & cupholders).

Arrive at 10:30 am, Film at 11 am

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

$20 per ticket. (Click on the RSVP link to purchase)

Limit 3 tickets per person.

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.

Savvy Women


We are so looking forward to hosting Sue Cleere of She’s Wired on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 6:30 - 8:30pm. She is an amazing resource and great to work with regarding anything computer-oriented…and photo organization as well!

From a CPWC survey you all recently completed these are the top five topics Sue will be covering...

Password Management

Smart Home Devices


Software Training 

Cloud Storage

Please join us at the home of Shea Amin at 4508 Chattahoochee Plantation Drive, Marietta 30067.

RSVP’s should be made to SheaAmin@comcast.net.

Please do let us know if you have any further questions or special requests. 

Thank you in advance for joining us!

Our paint and sip artists

On behalf of those who attended our art workshop on January 23, we would like to thank our own artist Maryam Askaran for a wonderful presentation and for encouraging us to find our inner artist. We also thank Christophe Choquart, owner and art curator of LM Frame & Gallery for warmly welcoming us to his shop and for making the whole event possible.


Gardening Interest Group

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Upcoming Events

The ladies of the CPWC Garden Group have started lining up to act for Monarchs! These much-beloved butterflies are in serious decline, at only 20% of the population reported in the 1990s. There are many reasons for the loss, but there are two things we can do, with a limited amount of effort, to help them. 

  1.  No spraying of insecticides, including mosquito spraying.
  2.  Plant butterfly weed - Asclepias - which is the ONLY food source for the Monarch caterpillars.

If each of us found a sunny corner of our gardens to plant at least three small Asclepias, we could enhance the whole neighborhood for these visitors. There are already butterfly weed plantings at McFarlane, so installing additional plants in the neighborhood would make the whole area more Monarch friendly. The plants are perennial, returning late in the spring each year, so when planting they need to be marked to prevent them from being dug up by mistake.

The plants will be 5" x 2" square landscape plugs - so easy to plant. A set of three is only $5. The order has to be placed early to have these contract-grown for us by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. They will be ready in mid-May. Orders have been coming in from Garden Group members since January, but a limited number of sets are still available.

April 13, 2022   10 a.m. A visit to the Goizueta Gardens of the Atlanta History Center. Group tickets will be arranged for a group of 10 paid visitors, with applicable rates for 65+ and adults - of course, History Center members are free. All the gardens and buildings are included in the self-guided visit.

Please contact Karin Guzy with questions or comments.

Book Clubs


Evening Book Club

The Evening Book Club will meet on February 22 at 6:00 pm 4371 Classic Links Court, Trish's home. The book to be discussed is The Lincoln Trail by Amor Towles. 

Please contact Trish with questions.


Daytime Book Club

The Daytime Book club will meet at Ellie Lacy's house on 2/14 at 10:00 a.m. We will be discussing West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

Please contact Susan with questions.

Bridge Club


The CPWC Bridge Club needs your help. Due to attrition caused by Covid and by members moving, our membership is down to only 10 players. Since the game of bridge requires a multiple of 4 players, we are recruiting new bridge players to join us. 

If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Nicol at 770-541-6168 or mahanmelissa@aol.com. Thanks!

Photos from January event

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Celebrating You!!! Happy Birthday to our February birthdays!

If you know of anyone that could use a little "Sunshine", please contact our ambassadors of sunshine, Kristine Ward and Lindsey Mabey.




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