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PLAIN MONTLY MEET VIA ZOOM

This Thursday 7pm Zoom PLAIN meeting. Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 753 7217 8800
Password: 039182

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PLAIN MEETING AGENDA FOR  June 18,  2020

  • Approval of January 2020 Minutes
  • Treasurer report
  • member update
  • Election of officers
  • Caring & Sharing/Food Pantry update
  • Budgeting/planning (Tom)
  • Eran’s ideas: swimming lessons for rockbridge elementary, Phone booth libraries, community app (what would pine lake like to see in an app?)
  • online store at square up to sell plain stuff (?) to make money
  • Revenue and Promotion Update- This is a perfect time to promote use of Amazon Smile to our membership, we have  a similar program available through Kroger (Tracey) https://www.kroger.com/topic/atlanta-community-rewards
  • Community computers-collect soon to be discarded computers for community use
  • grant update?
  • plaintalk

Mardi Gras Pot Luck & Parade!

Break out your costumes, boas, masks, second line umbrellas and kazoos!    P.L.A.I.N. will be hosting a potluck Mardi Gras Brunch on Saturday March 7th at the Beach House from 10 am til noon and a post-brunch parade, leaving from the beach house at noon sharp!  No vehicles allowed, but you can decorate wagons, bikes, or strollers or just yourself.  Brunch will be a potluck – with beverages provided by P.L.A.I.N.  Menu will feature beignets, king cake, cafe au lait and more.  
Please RSVP for the brunch by March 1st to Lynn Callery at lynnac2009@yahoo.com or (404)539-7219 regarding what dish and how many people you are bringing.  Advance responses are not required, but are very important so that we can make sure we have adequate food and beverages for the crowd.  Folks can participate in the parade without attending the brunch or attend the brunch without parade participation.  Please also contact me if you are interested in helping with the event.

Please help PLAIN help Pine Lake by donating and/or joining. See links above. Also select PLAIN (Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors) as your charity of choice at https://smile.amazon.com

You can also help us at Kroger! Here is the deal:

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program: Visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account search for PLAIN – Pine Lake Assoc of Involved Neighbors either by name or ID456 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

Special PLAIN breakfast this Saturday, February 1

You are cordially invited to the monthly PLAIN breakfast this Saturday, February 1, 9:30am to 11:30am at the Beach House.
The breakfast special this month? Free if you are a new resident! Everyone else is $3.00, $1.00 for kids. How do we do it? Volume!! We really do hope you can make it and join us in a wonderful community event.

And if that weren’t enough we are pleased to have retired attorney Katrina Shoemaker (mother of former Pine Laker Kate Reese) meet with us at the Beach House at 10:30 to talk and take questions about wills. Katrina Shoemaker was a Family attorney who has been licensed for 26 years.
A surprising 55% of Americans don’t have a will, but they are critical documents because they allow you to establish how your assets are handled after you die. If you don’t have one, state laws will determine who gets your assets and your heirs may face delays and expenses in trying to get their inheritance. So come and meet Katrina find out key facts that you need to know. The session is free of charge and thanks Ellen Mintzmeyer for making this happen!

PLAIN Meeting, Thursday, January 23

Our monthly meeting will be held Thursday, January 23, 7pm at the Beach House. We hope you will come. Also join or donate to PLAIN by clicking on the “Join” or “Donate” buttons above. If you use Amazon set PLAIN as your charitable organization at https://smile.amazon.com and we will get a small portion of each purchase. Thanks for support our mission: Fostering the spirit of community within Pine Lake, and contributing that spirit to the broader community around us.

Santa at the Cookie Exchange (after the Makers’ Market)

After the Makers’ Market:
Starting at 6:00pm is the annual Cookie Exchange, Lighting of the Lake, and Santa Claus is coming to town at 6:30pm!!! Bring the Kids!

For the cookie exchange piece, bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to the beach house kitchen, and give them directly to a volunteer there (if you just set them down and walk away, we don’t know who to give a plate of cookies to at the end!). We’ll put some of them out for general consumption, and the rest will be distributed among all of those who also brought cookies. At the end of the evening, retrieve your cookie platter and a bag of assorted homemade cookies!

If baking is not your thing, no worries. Come be with your neighbors and eat some cookies set out for all to enjoy. Hot drinks will be available as well.

Volunteer by contacting Tracey Brantley if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything in between.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

PLAIN BREAKFAST CANCELLED! But Santa is still coming to town!

PLAIN is cancelling breakfast December 7. Too much is happening and we are spread too thin. So take your time and starting Saturday at 11am visit the studios of the Pine Lake Makers Market and after that the Cookie Exchange, Lighting of Lake, and Santa Claus! Just keep reading below.
Also we are still looking for warm coats for Rockbridge Elementary School. Bring them to the Cookie Exchange please. And don’t forget to do your holiday online shopping at smile.amazon.com and select PLAIN as your organization to support. A portion of your purchase will go to PLAIN.  Of course you can also click on our Join/Donate links above.


All your holiday shopping is right here in our beautiful neighborhood. Begin your tour at the old City Hall (4651 Forrest Rd.) Stop in there to check out TEN (!) artists and also to get a printed list of addresses to visit on the tour. More information is here on the Facebook page: click here


And there is still more! Starting at 6:00pm is the annual Cookie Exchange, Lighting of the Lake, and Santa Claus is coming to town at 6:30pm!!!

For the cookie exchange piece, bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to the beach house kitchen, and give them directly to a volunteer there (if you just set them down and walk away, we don’t know who to give a plate of cookies to at the end!). We’ll put some of them out for general consumption, and the rest will be distributed among all of those who also brought cookies. At the end of the evening, retrieve your cookie platter and a bag of assorted homemade cookies!

If baking is not your thing, no worries. Come be with your neighbors and eat some cookies set out for all to enjoy. Hot drinks will be available as well.

Volunteer by contacting Tracey Brantley if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything in between.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

Images of owls and cookies courtesy of RitaE and Artsy Bee @ pixabay.com