Village Mill Neighborhood Association
Village Mill Neighborhood Association Newsletter
February, 2013


Be on the lookout the first week in February for a VMCI Update Letter from your new VMCI President, Eric Friedman, along with the annual VMCI Dues Notice. Dues for 2013 remain unchanged at $525. Approved Senior Membership dues have been set at $262.50. 2013 dues notices are arriving one month earlier than previous years to enable the board to determine available openings for new memberships in advance of Swim Team registration.


Upcoming VMCI Board Meetings:

February 10, Sunday, 7:30pm - Home of Mike and Julie Smith

March 17, Sunday, 7:30pm - Home of Jeff and Jen Simmons

Update Your Directory Information

Village Mill Directory Additions & Updates are due by April 1st!


These updates can be emailed to the Directory Chairperson,

Jennifer Morris, Or you can fill out

the information below and mail to Jennifer Morris at 4744

Olde Village Lane. DO NOT leave updates in her mailbox

without a stamp because the postman will take it!!!


Please be aware that we use email as our primary means

of communication. If you have an email address, please

consider submitting it to the directory & the newsletter.

If updates are not received, your old information will be used.

Name: _____________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________

Email: _________________________________

Place(s) of Occupation (optional): _________________________________________________

First Name(s) and Birth Year of Children:

___________________________ ___________________________



Message from VMNA

Hi Village Mill Neighbors!


Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are excited about the upcoming year. I am excited to be the VMNA President and I look forward to a fun and successful year. A HUGE thank you to Julie Cole for all her hard work as President the last two years. Julie has brought a lot of energy and great ideas to the neighborhood and I have big shoes to fill, but am lucky to have a great group of volunteers to help me!


We have rescheduled the Ladies Social at Julie Cole's house (again thanks Julie!) for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 7:30 p.m. Please try to come to this fun event. It's a great chance to get to chat and socialize during the winter when we are indoors and don't see our neighbors as much. It's also a great chance to see what exciting events are being planned for the year and an opportunity to give your input and make these events what you want them to be.


Cookbooks are still available for purchase - we still have plenty left to sell. If you have not yet purchased one, please do so!



Please contact Julie Smith: jmsmith97@bellsouth.netor 770-730-9867.You can drop off your 2013 dues check ($35) and pick up a cookbook ($5) all at once = $40



Thank You Village Mill!!! We look forward to a wonderful new year!

Jen Simmons, VMNA President


It's now time to pay your 2013 VMNA (Village Mill Neighborhood Association) dues. Dues are $35. Checks can be made out to VMNA and dropped off or mailed to Julie Smith, 4763 Olde Village Lane.Please drop off in the box on the porch - the mailmen removes everything that is not delivered by the post office.


Please pay your dues by April 1st.


For those of you who are new, VMNA is a separate entity from the Village Mill Club and Pool. We host several events and fundraisers throughout the year, as well as keep our neighborhood safe and our entrances beautiful and inviting. Some of our events include: Easter Egg Hunt, Strawberry Festival (fundraiser), 4th of July parade, Kindergarten Party, Halloween Pizza Party & Ghost Patrol, Ladies Fall Luncheon, Ladies Holiday Open House, Fall Festival, and much more. Your 2013 dues must be paid in order to attend these events. Thanks!


VMNA Officers 2013

President: Jen Simmons

Vice President: OPEN

Secretary: Janey Hoag

Treasurer: Julie Smith

Newsletter: Paula Friedman & Katie Frame

Directory: Jennifer Morris

Sunshine Committee: Wendy Puckett

Neighborhood Reps: Gene Schuh

Holiday Open House: Ginger McLaughlin

Easter Egg Hunt: Denise Pruitt, Jen Simmons, and Nancy Wamsley

Book Club: Jean DeVeer & Hydi Kalmin

Halloween & Ghost Patrol: Tricia Casey, Anne Hehir & Kim Sergent

July 4th Parade: Janey Hoag

Candles & Bows: Susan West

Entrances: Anne Weber & Lynne Perry

Neighborhood Watch: Terri Gouldman

Strawberry Festival: Erin Barrett & Sheila Greear

Ladies Fall Luncheon: Gene Schuh, Sue Jones, Anne Weber, Nori Riley & Pat Miller

Kindergarten Party: Nancy Wamsley & Kristy Whitener

Fall Festival/Oktoberfest: Julie Cole, Cathy Tapp, Katie Frame & Wendy Steck

SaveDunwoody Wants Your Opinion

SaveDunwoody is a community group that is gathering public opinion feedback on the municipal projects that are under consideration in our city.

In particular, they are looking for feedback on the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Vermack and Womack . Since this intersection is adjacent to Village Mill, it is important that you make your opinions on the subject heard.


Please take a few minutes to respond by either mail or email. Participate by going on-line to If you do not have a computer, please fill out the form in the 2/5/2013 edition of the Crier and mail the form to:

Jeanette Smith

4933 Firth Lane

Dunwoody, GA 30360

Book Clubs
Other Book Club


Book club is changing a little bit this year! We will still meet on the last Tuesday of the month, but will host quarterly Ladies Night Out at different restaurants around Dunwoody to give hostesses a break and invite others who may not be "book lovers" to come out for some drinks and appetizers with everyone.


If you are interested in getting the monthly Evites and are not receiving them, please email Hydi Kalmin.


February's book choice: February 26,2013 7:30 pm Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, hosted by Katie Frame @ 1935 Olde Village Run.


Save the date for LNO at the new Vino Venue in Georgetown shopping center March 26!


Georgie's Girls Book Club

Wednesday, February 6


10:00 a.m. - Mary Keesee's

7:30 p.m. - Jean DeVeer's


Book Selection: Outcasts United by Warren St. John

For questions, please call Jean DeVeer at 770-396-5785

Romeo Events


FEBRUARY 11 - ROMEO Breakfast Meeting




The ROMEOS had a great turnout for our lively and very informative JANUARY meeting with Mr. Michael Smith, Director of Public Works, for the City Of Dunwoody as our honored guest speaker. Mr. Smith covered in detail the several projects that are receiving lots of copy in our neighborhood newspapers pro and con. He was also very gracious in listening to and noting our concerns in a very open Q & A exchange. We certainly left the meeting as a better informed citizenry for which we say thanks.


Our FEBRUARY breakfast meeting will be Monday February 11 at the Hickory House. We are extremely pleased that our U. S. Congressman, the Honorable Tom Price, will be our speaker. His visit with us could not come at a better time in our history. We are making arrangements for a large turnout.......DON'T MISS THIS MEETING WHICH SHOULD BE ONE TO REMEMBER.


For additional ROMEO info, please contact John Pleck, Chairman atPhone 770-396-6283 or E-mail

Save the Date

Swim Registration


Swim Team Registration will be held on Sunday March 24, from 2:00 - 4:00 at that pool.

Neighborhood News

Thank You to....

In the 37+ years we have been here, we have enjoyed the company of many friends and neighbors, and we all have many fond memories from living here.The outpouring of love, compassion, caring support and prayers for our well-being since Bill passed away has been so gratifying, but then, we always knew that Village Mill was a very special place to live. A most sincere thank you to all, and our prayers are for the health and happiness of all Village Mill for this New Year.

Bette Martell and Family



To whoever put the luminaries out for Karen DeChant and me, we thank you so very much. Acts like this make Village Mill a very special neighborhood.

Thank you, John and Nancy Hope



Hope You are Feeling Better....


Please keep Larry Weber and his family in your prayers as he underwent triple bypass surgery yesterday.

Sympathy to....


Sympathy to the family of Kathy and Andy Smith on the death of his mother.


Sympathy to the Maceyko families on the death of Florence Altamura, Barbara's mother and Steve's Grandmother.


Sympathy to the family of William Eugene (Gene) Webb on his death.


Sympathy to Sue Jones and Family on the death of Leon Jones.


Please contact Wendy Puckett, chairman of the Sunshine Committee with any births, sickness, new neighbors, deaths, etc. or 770-828-0401

Please send any news and information that you want to publish in the newsletter to the editor at

Village Mill Neighborhood Association