MOMS Club® of Buckingham North

August Minutes for Moms

Message from the President

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer! We have certainly had some gorgeous days (and evenings), and it makes up for that crazy winter we all had to endure (and for most of us I'm sure hope to never repeat!). For me, summer means days full of outside play with the kids, playgrounds, sand boxes, splashing in water tables and pools, trips to the zoo, carnivals, sandy toes at the beach, walks in the neighborhood hand in hand with my little one, channeling my inner artist with sidewalk chalk, the sound of kids' laughter and seeing their adorable faces light up with smiles. And maybe somewhere along the way trying to read a good book. Whatever your summer memories are, cherish the time with your family and don't forget to bring out the camera!

The new board met for the first time and we put our thinking caps on and brainstormed to come up with some fun ideas and events for the upcoming year. Thank you to all of you who completed the survey- we value your input and appreciate you taking the time to complete it. We are currently reviewing the collected information and will use this when planning future events. We as a board want to make sure that everyone enjoys themselves, there are events on the calendar that appeal to members and that great memories are made. Our goal is to get as many members as we can to attend the planned events. So if you ever have an idea or an event that you would like to see go on the calendar- let us know!

So let's all sit back, relax and savor the last month of summer!

August Birthdays: Happy Birthday!


15th-- Mary Scott

18th-- Ada Gauvreau


8th-- Zachary Larson

13th-- Charlotte De la Pena

13th-- Mya Picozzi

23rd-- Charlie Kingsbury

26th-- Ashley Ries

30th-- Jack Wall


September is just around the corner and before we know it some of our children will be headed off to school. September also means the start-up of playgroups! Cathy Patterson, our playgroup coordinator, will be putting together the playgroups this month and they will begin in September. Playgroups are a great way to get to know other moms and form great friendships. It's also a wonderful way for the children to make new friends of their own. If you are interested in joining a playgroup please contact Cathy at: When you e-mail her, please include the names and ages of your child(ren) to participate, the days and times that are preferred, whether you would be willing to be the moderator for your playgroup, and any other information that you think would be helpful for Cathy to know (i.e. allergies, energy levels, etc.).

Please notify Cathy by August 11th if you are interested in participating in a playgroup.

Upcoming Events

Get those pens out- we have some fun events planned for the month of August, so please come join us at the following events:

Monday August 11th: Burpee Park 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Tuesday August 19th: Members Coffee/Meeting: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Thursday August 21st: Moms night out at Luberto's Restaurant, Dublin 7:00 pm
Friday August 22nd: Hansell Park 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Thursday August 28th: Fabby Shabby Grab Bag Co.: 10:00 am

Looking forward to seeing you!

Past Events

In July we enjoyed a nice day at the Bucks County Children's Museum. The kids enjoyed digging for fossils, playing in "train cars", playing in the general store, serving ice cream to their moms, racing cars down ramps and discovering how forced air makes handkerchiefs fly up into the air (this was by far a favorite among the kids). There were also many community events that took place all month long in the local parks and library for all to enjoy.

New Member

We have a new member! Maria Kelly has two children - Tommy (5) and Sophia (2). When Maria is not spending time with her children, she is working as a school psychologist. In her free time, she enjoys leisure biking, reading, meditating and spirituality/self-growth. Maria will be taking a sabbatical in the upcoming school year and is hoping to join a playgroup that is suitable for both of her children. She can be reached at

Welcome Maria!

Sunshine Committee

Thank you to Heather Krotzer who has volunteered to send out the birthday cards for the year and to Denise Martin who will be sending out the welcome cards to new members, sympathy, get well and baby cards for the year. Thank you ladies for all of your help and hard work!

We are in need of someone to volunteer to be the chair of the Sunshine Committee. 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. It is a great way to get to know some members of the club. 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 me. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please let me know!

Executive Board Members

Kellie Horvath

VP of Administration:
Leslie McGrady

VP of Membership:
Cathy Patterson

Lisa Menz

Joy McDonough


Primary Coordinator
Brownwyn Herb
349 Whitmer Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(570) 772-6732

Secondary Coordinator (Asst. Regional Coordinator)
Cara Borian
249 Atlantic Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
(610) 927-9129

Regional Coordinator
Erin Fischer
(610) 280-0330

Conference Coordinator
Nadine Young
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
Angela Schwindt
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