MOMS Club® of Buckingham North
October 2015 Minutes for Moms
Message from the President
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” (L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables). “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” (Lauren DeStefano, Wither).
Oh how true this is for me! Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The Doylestown area has so much to offer during this season. With so many wonderful farms to choose from, you can pick pumpkins and go to fall festivals till your heart's content! Have a great October everyone!
October Birthdays: Happy Birthday!
13 - Jeanne Serban
12 - Nathan Manelski
12 - Kate Maschi
13 - Annabelle Menz22 - Brady Harlan
Oct. 3rd- Moonlit fun at Market at DelVal 6:30 pm
Oct. 5th- Picnic lunch at Doylestown Airport 12:30 pm
Oct 7th- Park Day- Bush Park 4 pm
Oct. 8th- New Member meet and greet at Doylestown Library 10 am
Oct. 9th- Essential Oils Class 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Oct. 12th- Park Day- Burpee Park 10 am - 12 pm
Oct.14th- Pre-K Story Time 1:15 pm
Oct. 15th-Hellericks Family Farm 10 am
Oct. 16th- Fire House Tour at Midway Fire Co. 10 am
Oct. 17th- Lolly and Yoyo at Peddler's Village 5 pm
Oct. 21st- Pumpkin Painting 1:30 pm at Bush Park
Oct. 22nd- Rain date for Pumpkin Painting 1:30 pm at Bush Park
Oct. 23rd- Hellericks Family farm 10 am
Oct. 24th- None Such Farm Family Event 11 am - 2pm
Oct. 27th- Halloween Members Social 10 am - 12 pm
Please welcome Stephanie Grossman, her son Sam (5 months) and Stepdaughter Ella (7) to the club. Stephanie works at Bucks County Community College, used to be an event planner in Philadelphia and her hobbies include shopping, exercise and spending time with friends and family. She was referred to us by Leslie McGrady (Thanks Leslie) and is interested in joining a playgroup and helping out on the committee. Stephanie can be reached at Slwenger@hotmail.com. We look forward to getting to know you, Stephanie!
Please welcome Casey Poretta and her sons Ben (2.5yo) and James (5mo) to the club. Casey was referred to us by Jeannine Walsh. When she is not busy with her sons, she works part-time at Poretta-Orr. Casey enjoys cooking and is interested in joining a playgroup; she can be reached at Casey.firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to getting to know you, Casey!
Please welcome Heather Reynolds to the group. She and her husband Gerard recently moved to the area from Jersey City with their sons Gerard (6) and Ethan (3.5). Heather enjoys baking, cooking, running, exercise, being outdoors and is a Howard Stern fan. She works as an advertising sales director for AMTRAK Media Network, recently became a trainer at Orange Theory Fitness and a Stella & Dot stylist. She can be reached at email@example.com. We look forward to getting to know you Heather!
Please welcome Rhea Minda to the club. She and her husband Bogdan recently moved to the area from Glenside with their son Rowan (3yo) and daughter Everly (17mo). Rhea loves animals and volunteers for Paid with Love. She is interested in joining a playgroup and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to getting to know you Rhea!
Please welcome Jen St. George, her son Michael (3yo) and daughters Keira (7yo) and Fiona (5yo) to the club. Jen enjoys running, fitness, traveling and gardening. She works weekends as a Physical Therapist at Doylestown hospital. She is interested in joining a playgroup for her youngest and can be reached at email@example.com. We look forward to getting to know you Jen!
Please welcome Jeanne Serban, her son Christian (7.5yo) and daughters Simone (6yo), Camille (4.5yo) and Jacqueline (21mo) to the club. She was referred to us by former member Jill Smith. Jeanne enjoys reading and fitness. She is a Nurse and works 1-2 days a month at Chandler Hall Hospice. She is interested in joining a playgroup for her youngest two and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to getting to know you Jeanne!
Free the Girls
So now's a great time to clean out that underwear drawer and donate those gently used bras and camisoles that no longer fit or that you no longer wear. Or new ones! We will be collecting the first two weeks of October- you can drop off any donations to Kellie's house. Thank you!
If you would like to read more about this foundation you can go to: http://freethegirls.org/donate/give-bras/
This committee is in place to help out fellow moms of the club if the need arises, by arranging meals or support from other members. So if you know of a MOMS Club member who is expecting a baby, has a long-term illness, or is in need of meals or support from other members, please contact Stephanie at: email@example.com.
Fire Prevention Week
There should be smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms. Here are some facts and safety tips from our local fire department and the National Fire Protection Association:
Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?
Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half!
-If you have a small (grease) cooking fire and decide to fight the fire... on the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
-For an oven fire, turn off the heat an keep the door closed.
-If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire, just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 911 from outside the home.
-Plan ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
-MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
-KNOW at least 2 ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
-HAVE an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
-PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
-PRACTICE using different ways out.
-TEACH children how to get out on their own in case you can't help them.
-CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.
If the smoke alarm sounds...
-Get out and stay out! Never go back inside for people or pets.
-If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
-CALL the fire department from outside your home.
Fall Craft Ideas
“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” - Mary Anne Radmacher