Monthly News & Updates

January 2022 | Issue 6

From the Co-Presidents

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I recently went to my husband’s grandmother’s 100th birthday party. This is a woman I love and admire and after whom we named our daughter. She is strong, smart, independent, and kind -- all the things I want for my kids. 

It made me reflect on this wonderful group of women in the CPWC. So many strong, smart, independent, and kind women. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by these fabulous women. Sometimes, these women are obvious. They step up, volunteer, lead ... they are all that and a bag of chips! But other times... some of these strong, smart, independent, and kind women are standing in the shadows, in their own space, hesitant to step forward into the spotlight for various reasons.

I was one of those in the shadows. A little shy and hesitant to step in. I went to one evening book club, met the nicest women (including Janie Kissling) and my fate was sealed. Janie was a huge “connector” and quickly roped me into Family Events. She believed in me and it was a gift. 

In this crazy new year, when we don’t even know if it’s safe or ok to socialize, I ask that we still connect with each other. Find the wallflowers, the hidden gems, the shy ones who would thrive in our organization. Celebrate the leaders we have but look for new ones in our midst. We learn, grow and FLOURISH so much from each other. 

Let’s celebrate each other all through 2022 and beyond!

Lesli and Jean Ann

Your CPWC Co-Presidents


January 7 First Friday

Join us for the First Friday gathering of 2022! Ring in the new year with Terri and Bill McKendry on Jan 7 at 7 PM. 525 Glengate Cove, Atlanta 30328. Bring your favorite beverage and an appetizer to share. This event is a monthly casual gathering for couples or singles. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

View Invitation Here

Hiking News


WhereBob Callan Trail located at Interstate North Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard


January 11

Meet in the ACC parking lot at 9:00 am to carpool. Plan on 20-30 minutes to the parking lot at Interstate North Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard.

I highly recommend carpooling. The parking area on Interstate North Parkway only has 10 parking spots, but it's FREE!

What:  Just under a 4 mile round trip hike on a paved sturdy porous concrete path designed to allow rainfall to filter through to the ground. This path takes us down to the Chattahoochee River at West Palisades. There are 6 boardwalk sections, a steel truss bridge spanning a creek tributary, a viewing overlook and resting areas with benches at trail access points. There are also interesting artwork along the way. This trail connects with the Silver Comet and Mountain to River trails. While this trail is considered easy, be mindful that it is very steep coming back up from the river.

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

See you on the trail!


Daytime Program

January 23

Our virtual painting class last year was so much fun, we have arranged another session with our own artist Maryam Shirazi. Please join us on Sunday, January 23, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at LM Frame & Gallery, 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Unit 150. Class size will be limited to 25 participants. Materials will be furnished. Let your artistic talent flourish!

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Mardi Gras Masquerade February 12, 2022 

Saturday, February 12th 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!

I look forward to seeing each and everyone one of you at our Mardi Gras Masquerade on February 12th. 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, January 24 and 31 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.


Downton Abbey: A New Era -- CPWC Private Viewing 



Downton Abbey: A New Era

feature film debuts Friday, March 18.

Join us for a special private viewing

exclusively for CPWC members and their guests.

Cream tea and scones will be served prior to and during the show (seats have trays & cupholders).

Arrive at 10:30 a.m., Film at 11:00 a.m.

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

$20 per ticket.

Limit 3 tickets per person.


Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. 


We have amended our Daytime Program calendar to accommodate this film debut. The next month on April 15, we will have the previously-scheduled, crowd-pleasing Wine Tasting "Let Our Senses Flourish" Daytime Program Meeting. Please mark your calendars. Hope to see you then!

A big thank you from Precinct 4

Tis the season to show our community how much we care. Precinct 4 was so appreciative of the lovely Christmas Eve meal so generously prepared by all of our neighbors. 

Thank you to all of you who participated. 


Gardening Interest Group

Upcoming Events

Although winter and gardening do not seem to go together, there are things we, as gardeners, can be doing to enhance the spring/summer gardening season.

We can stop being so tidy. This is counter-intuitive, but some butterflies and moths pupate in the fallen leaves, along with other small creatures. Many native bees, ladybugs, butterflies, and beneficial insects require a little leaf litter in which to hunker down for the winter.

Birds forage in the litter for insects. Not pruning some material will add to the feast of seeds and berries that the birds can collect through the lean season.

Insect populations have declined dramatically all over the world, so this is a simple thing we can do to enhance their survival. The bird populations, also in decline, need the emerging insects, particularly in spring when they are feeding hungry babies.

When we gather at McFarlane on March 9, to tour the native plant gardens, we will be able to check on the growth of the newly installed meadow, intended to grow more insects and feed our birds.

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 January 25, 2022 at Sarajane Fletcher’s home to discuss The Second Empress by Michelle Moran. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Please contact Trish with questions.


Daytime Book Club

The Daytime Book club will meet at Susanhouse on Monday, 1/10 at 10:00 a.m. We will be discussing Star of the North by D. B. John.

Please contact Susan with questions.

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Celebrating You!!! Happy Birthday to our January 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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