Happy 8th Birthday to Classy Living Society!

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On May 18, Classy Living Society celebrated its eighth year in business!  What a major accomplishment!  This year CLS celebrated with a multi-part giveback/social mission!  

During the anniversary week, members posted photographs from their favorite past social and volunteer events, recounting what CLS means to them.  Many of them told the story of how they joined, and the difference that becoming a member has made to their lives.  It was heartwarming to see the photos that have so many memories attached to them.  It was quite a treat to read all of the funny stories, as well as the heartfelt stories of “beautiful survival”, success and triumphs.  The stories are a true testament to the fact that CLS has left, and will continue to leave, an indelible mark on its members and the community at large.  That, in and of itself, is something to celebrate!

In further celebration, CLS members each donated $10 or more to CLS’s 2021 community partner, Margie’s House, to pour into their mission and vision.  Margie’s House serves the community as an outlet to equip disadvantaged families with physical, spiritual, emotional or financial needs.  They provide resources that help them gain and maintain long-term independence.  Collectively, CLS members donated a total of $900 to Margie’s House!

Bonjour!  On Saturday, May 22, CLS members travelled to Paris to celebrate!  Well…not really!  But close to it!  The Berets & Bubbly event was held at Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.  The ladies wore stylish berets, and sat on the patio to dine and clink glasses of celebratory champagne on the patio of the restaurant.  Bon appetit

Not only did the ladies enjoy bubbly and delicious fare, CLS had a few goodies lying in wait!  Everyone was asked to check the underside of the table in front of them for birthday cards taped there.  If found, they were eligible to win a prize!  A few of the members won fabulous gift cards, and the first member to arrive, Ms. Jeannette Washington Whipple, won a night’s stay at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.  Before leaving, the ladies unleashed the festive balloons that were tied to the tables and chairs and released them into the clear blue sky.  The balloon release was symbolic of the passion and forward thought of the organization for itself – the sky’s the limit … and beyond!

Of final note, the Founding Sisters of CLS presented a $500 scholarship to a deserving young lady of the Girls of Excellence.  During the presentation, Founding Sister Tarrah Smith announced that they would also be purchasing the scholarship recipient’s books for four years!  Girls of Excellence is a nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to girls ages 8-18 in grades 3-12. https://girlsofexcellenceinc.org/

Most people equate birthdays with receiving gifts, and that’s an excellent way to celebrate!  But there’s something about giving that brings a special ambiance to the celebration of a new year.  The best way that CLS knows to celebrate the beginning of a new year in business is to give back to others.  It’s the finest way to say “thank you” to all of its members, supporters, well-wishers and community partners.  Without you, all that we do would not be possible!

Happy Birthday, Classy Living Society!   

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bettye Burney

Oh my, the beauties in this photo!!! Ladies you are so lovely and knowing that the celebratory smiles represent the joys of being a part of an organization that goes beyond the depth of giving back in the community really speaks volume. Happy birthday again Classy Living Society, much love and keep soaring ❤️❤️❤️ in the hattitude of giving back ?

Janine Lattimore

Beautiful photos, beautiful article and beautiful SISTERS! How I love CLS! And yes, I agree there’s no better way to celebrate an anniversary/birthday than to give back! The $900 donation and the $500 scholarship – ooo la laaaa! You go CLS! Happy Birthday!

Tarrah G Smith

In a spiritual sense, the number 8 represents giving back. It realizes that its successes are not its alone and will intentionally recognize and appreciate any help it has received. It balances achievement with gratitude, which can then be rebalanced with more achievement — it’s a cycle of success that the 8 is continuously manifesting. On our 8th anniversary we celebrate all CLS has done knowing our cycle of success continues! The joy and the spirit of giving is at the heart of Classy Living Society because it lives within each and every member! Happy Anniversary CLS! You are growing… Read more »

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Valerie Alerte Kavanagh

For Classy Living Society, Giving Back is essential to our core. The days that surrounded the 8th year of the inception of this organization spoke to exactly the reason why it was birthed..I look forward to the years ahead and all that will be accomplished. Classy Living Society is just getting started.

Crystal Danzey

This celebration of 8 years is so heart warming to me. I have been with this organization for 6 years. The warmth and respect we have for each other is beyond appreciated. CLS is my family. I am so proud to be apart of the organization. Happy Birthday CLS!!!!!!

Crystal Danzey

The Berets and Bubbly event was so magical. To see all the women dressed up with all the colorful berets was touching. We received so many compliments that day. What a great way to celebrate CLS 8TH BIRTHDAY!!!!

Jeanette Whipple

Awesome article! The photos captured the experience beautifully. These beautiful ladies rocked their berets and sipped bubbly in true CLS fashion. As we know, giving back is the foundation of CLS and giving back to its members in such a grand way on its 8th Birthday was Oh So Classy! I’m proud and grateful to be a part of this amazing organization.

Takirah Jones

As always CLS is branded with excellence! It was an amazing time. All the ladies were classy and stunning. The theme was an awesome idea.

Tiffany Brodie

Absolutely beautiful! Classy Living Society…you grow better and bigger each year. I am so proud to be a sister, a partner of this great organization. I have learned and grown so much through CLS. The number 8 represents so much and Classy Living Society represents it well…take a bow, keep you head high, shine bright in all that you do: Accomplished Balanced Dedicated Prosperous Authoritative Strong Professional Goal-oriented We created an experience on Saturday that will never be forgotten, every time we volunteer, every time we celebrate for a cause and each other, every time we give back someone is… Read more »

Gail Jackson

This birthday celebration was one of the most memorable moments. The pandemic has separated us from some of our usual activities and celebrations, but this one was special because we were celebrating were it all began 8 years ago. What a wonderful life of the organization to survive the ups and downs of life and still be active helping the communities and underprivileged citizens of Atlanta and all over the world. Thanks for your service, and thanks for making us a part of your mission. Happy birthday ? ? ? CLS Classy Living Society!!! Sisterhood for life.

Angela Monroe

Happy 8th Birthday CLS! This article provides an awesome summary of our celebration. From the laughter to the beautiful smiles to the great conversations and the overall sisterhood, CLS continues to define the epitome of giving, love and of course, class. Happy Anniversary Classy Living Society! The sky is the limited.❤️

Regine Daley

The article was well written and the pictures are beautiful. I joined several organizations in the past but none made me feel like “family” the way CLS did and still does. I love what CLS stands for. I enjoy these beautiful events and the sisterhood. I am a proud member of CLS. Happy 8 birthday CLS and many more.

Valerie Cooke

The article and photos clearly captured the magic of that day. Happy birthday Classy Living Society, and cheers to many more exciting years to come!

Ashley Fairley

Everything about Classy Living Society’s birthday celebration was absolutely fabulous! From giving back in several ways to enjoying a classy brunch together, this celebration was everything! If this is what 8 years in looks like I cant wait to see Classy Living Society celebrate its 20th year! I pray this organization continues to flourish and make a huge impact in the community and in its members lives. Cheers to 8 years!

Kristie Simons

Reading and seeing the heart-filled joy and laughter is exciting. I really appreciate the giving back in so many ways even on CLS 8yr Birthday what an honor to be apart of the experiences. Im looking forward to the future with Classy Living Society.

Kristie Simons

Reading and seeing the heart filled stories are exciting! The theme events and giving back are creative and impressionable. The 8yr Birthday week really showed me how CLS values giving back. Im looking forward to the future of sisterhood, laughter and joy with Classy Living Society .?

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Michelle Anderson-Johnson

Beautiful Women, Beautiful Day, Beautiful Venue, Good Food, Fun Times and Serving the Community! So Classy! Happy Birthday CLS!

Felicia Johnston

Happy 8th Anniversary CLS. I am honored to be a part of the celebration. I’ve said it before but this was a great decision on my part and the timing was perfect. Not only do I get to give back & help others, my sisters (unknowingly) help me more than they know. Therefore joining CLS was a win-win for me.

Renee Roberts

Happy 8th Birthday to Classy Living Society! I was in attendance at your birth and you continue to grow and get better. I am so proud to be a part of CLS organization.

LaVon Phillips

Classy and stunning photos of my beautiful sisters!! CLS truly stands by its “motto” to serve others! Who celebrate a birthday/anniversary and bless others on their special day? CLS Rocks!!

Pinkie Farver

Happy 8th Birthday Classy Living Society!!!!! I am so excited to be a part of an organization that not only assist small businesses, and give back to those that are less fortunate, but offers a platform for women to fellowship with liked minded, community-centered, career-driven women that I have definitely built friendships and formed networks with. Congratulations CLS and I am looking forward to being a part of 9th, 10th,and more years of celebration.

Lasonya Jones

What a wonderful experience. Since moving to Atlanta 11 years ago becoming a member of Classy Living Society has truly been a highlight.

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