The mission of the GTFWC  is friendship, scholarship, and service. We hope that you will enjoy discovering the programs, community service projects and interest groups we offer. Membership is open to all who want to join us in supporting the Georgia Tech community.

In addition to the scheduled events listed in the directory, we will announce fun pop-up events on our Facebook page. There is so much to do in Atlanta, and it’s always more fun with friends.  To keep up to date on all our activities and club news, please become a member of our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTFWC/

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund. Last year your contributions allowed us to award five scholarships totaling $10,000 to students who have a parent employed at a Georgia Tech. This year we hope to increase the amount of scholarships we award.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this academic year.

Go Jackets!
Sylvia Romeijn and Jeannie Lightsey

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GT Author’s Book Discussion and GT Library Display of Rare Medals @ GT Library - Ferst Room
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a wonderful evening of food, friends, books and discussion, in the beautiful surroundings of the Ferst Room at the GT Library!  We will gather on the 7th floor of the Library at 5:30 pm for sandwiches, fruit and beverages.  The presentations will begin at 6:00.  We will hear from three Georgia Tech authors from different departments – Kristie Macrakis of History, Technology and Society (non-fiction), Thomas Lux of Literature, Media and Communication (poetry), and John Cressler of Electrical and Computer Engineering (historical fiction).  Ken Knoespel of LMC will be our moderator for the evening.  Following the presentations, Ken will lead the discussion and Q&A. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

The Library’s collection of Napoleon-era medals from the Neely Collection Archives will also be on display, as well as books by other GT authors.

RSVP to Judy Willis by Wednesday, February 11.  GTFWC members and their spouse or a guest are invited.  There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required and seating is limited.   Additional instructions will be sent prior to the event to those who RSVP.

Designer Glassware Created by You @ GT Highland Bakery in Tech Tower - Bradley Conference Room
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


Time to raise and paint a glass, or too

Think ‘Creativity’; Think ‘Design’; Think ‘Fun’!
This, and much more, is generally what we have in mind for our Glass Painting Event on Wednesday March 25 between 10.30 & 11.30 am.
Working in conjunction with “Have a Bashery,” GTFWC member Marcy Fortnow will provide glassware in various options that you will select and decorate with special, easy to use, glass painting pens.

Materials will be provided, along with ample creative inspiration. Come along with plenty of your own design ideas to the Bradley Conference Room, located inside the Highland Bakery at Georgia Tech (address and directions to attendees will follow in due course).

The cost for this program is $15 PAYABLE TO GTFWC. Lunch may be purchased after the event inside the bakery at your own expense.

Please RSVP and send payment to Marcy Fortnow by Friday, March 20 or earlier if possible.

We look forward to seeing you there! — Susan Bucknall

Sunday Social
Sep 27 all-day
Brewery Tour @ Sweetwater Brewing Company
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Join us for a brewery tour and catered BBQ dinner at Atlanta’s own hometown brewery, Sweet-
Water Brewing Company. Through this VIP program, GTFWC members and their guests will
start with a private tour of this craft brewery which opened in Atlanta in 1997. Following the
tour, we’ll have time to mingle in a private VIP area set aside for GTFWC, taste six of Sweet-
Water’s craft brews (5 oz. pours), and enjoy a BBQ menu featuring pulled pork/buns, mac ‘n
cheese, and coleslaw (vegetarian option available). When it’s time to go home you’ll take a
SweetWater souvenir glass with you.
Space is limited to 35pp, so be sur e to sign up if you ar e interested!
Please RSVP by Wednesday Oct. 14 to Kathy McDowell, kathymcdee@gmail.com, to be part
of this VIP Tour.
For more information: http://sweetwaterbrew.com/

Aware Home
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Perseving Place
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wren’s Nest Museum and Tour with Storyteller @ Wren’s Nest
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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The tour is full. If you signed up, please remember to join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. for Storytelling and Soul Food!

 Confirmed registrants for this program should arrive at the Wren’s Nest at 10:15 AM, as our group tour will begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Free parking is available adjacent to the museum.

Lunch after (optional) at Paschal’s Restaurant, 180-B Northside Dr., Atlanta, GA 30313

Hostess: Jennifer Lux. FREE for Members. Guest/non‐members $9 / $8 for 65+.

Our day begins at 10:30 a.m. with a group tour of the Wren’s Nest. This museum, located in Atlanta’s West End, was the home of Joel Chandler Harris. Harris was one of the most popular American writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. His printed works, such as Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, gave voice to African-American folklore. Our group will be treated to a performance by a professional storyteller who will make memorable characters such as Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox come to life.

After the tour, members may attend the optional lunch at Atlanta’s soul-food fixture, Paschal’s Restaurant. You can try menu items such as fried green tomatoes, collard greens, and “Paschal’s Famous 1947 Fried Chicken,” and wash it all down with a glass of fresh strawberry lemonade! The restaurant is located 1.5 miles from the Wren’s Nest in Castleberry Hill.

For more information: http://www.wrensnest.org/ and http:// www.paschalsatlanta.com/

Please email Jennifer Lux with any questions, jennifer.l.holley@gmail.


Mar 16 all-day
Chihuli Exhibit Member Mingle @ Atlanta Botanical Garden
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Don’t miss this spectacular exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s masterpiece glass artwork, in the beautiful setting
of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

This event is especially for new and current members to mingle and get to know each other.

We will meet at the Garden entrance, before the tour starts.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged!

Please RSVP to Lynne by Wednesday, September 28th


ESCAPE-THE-ROOM @ Paranoia Quest / Escape-The-Room
Jan 18 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

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Escape-the-Room has been called the “best 60 minutes of your life!”

You and your GTFWC team will race against the clock to crack codes, find clues, and solve the increasingly challenging puzzles.
The challenges might be a murder mystery, finding a cure for a deadly virus, infiltrating a spy ring, or who knows?

Optional Lunch at Glenn’s Kitchen (just a short walk away!) 110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Please RSVP to Marcy by Wednesday, January 15, 2016


Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball @ McCamish Pavilion—Callaway Room Georgia Tech Campus
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Once again, GTFWC has reserved the luxurious Callaway Club area! Bring your family
and friends to an exciting game when the GT Women’s Basketball team takes on Virginia
Tech! This Sunday game is family time with fun plans for the kids beginning at
1:00 pm.

Look what is in store for them:
Tunnel of Luck – Kids form a tunnel & high-5 players as they run out!
Kid Zone (outside Callaway Club)!
Meet and greet Buzz and/or Cheerleaders!
Party favors on the Callaway Club tables!
GTFWC recognition during the game – be there to cheer for us!
Post-game player autographs!
Family fun cannot be any better than this! Come join us and find out!

Free entrance for current faculty and staff with a Buzz card, and all kids 18 and younger!
Cost for others will be as follows: adult ticket $7; senior (55+) ticket $5;
and group rate for 10 or more is $3 per ticket.
If you are attending, please RSVP to Carol Griffin (anselm.griffin@comcast.net) by Thursday, February 2, with the number attending
and their status (current faculty/staff, children, adult, or senior).
All tickets will be available at the Will Call window in front of McCamish Pavilion. Just ask for GTFWC
tickets. Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase at any of the Concession
Stands in McCamish! See you there!


Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Center of Human and civil rights



The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements.

Their purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

All types of human rights are addressed: race, religious, gender, and more.

With RSVP by January 31st,

Cost: $14/person,  After January 31st, $17/person

Parking is available at the World of Coca‐Cola or Georgia Aquarium Parking Garages.

Lunch TBD

Cooking class with Souper Jenny!
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Souper Jenny

Don’t miss this evening opportunity to learn from one of Atlanta’s favorite chefs, Souper Jenny. Jenny will be cooking for us, sharing her secrets and favorite recipes. Come hungry and thirsty!

Planet Jenny is a collecon of locally owned community cafes striving to nourish your Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Jenny’s cafes serve fabulously fresh food prepared with love by passionate people.
RSVP to Sylvia Mallarino by Monday, March 1st, 2017.

After March 1st, fee is $55 if space is available.

Chinese Couture Fashion Exhibit @ SCAD Fashion Museum
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ChineseCouture ExhibitDon’t miss this spectacular exhibit of acclaimed fashion designer Guo Pei, the first Chinese national designer
invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. This landmark exhibition presents more than 30 of her grandest, most dramatic gowns from the past decade. Guo Pei’s creations combine contemporary high fashion with ancient tradition.

Optional Lunch: Tavernpointe
1545 Peachtree St, Ste 101
Atlanta, GA 30309

Glass Blowing with Atlanta Hot Glass @ Atlanta Host Glass
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us for a great introductory to the craft of glassblowing! Come make your very own paperweight. Be sure to dress comfy and cool — the fire is hot!