MOMS Club of Wheaton, IL

Spring Newsletter, June 1, 2015

Serving the Cities of Wheaton, West Chicago, Winfield, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream & Glendale Heights

The ideas and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the local chapter or of the international MOMS Club

Executive Board

President - Rachel Bailey,, (256)318-8567

Membership Vice-President - Danielle Sanders,, (630)306-2182

Admin Vice-President - Melissa Drechsel,, (630)858-3563

Secretary - Linda Madsen,, (630)220-9412

Treasurer - Elise Darbandi,, (773)577-3050

Letter from the President

End of Wheaton MOMs Club

As you are all aware, this month brings me the sad responsibility of disbanding our Wheaton MOMs Club. The MOMs Club has played a significant role in my family's life, and I will forever be grateful for the friends I've made and the camaraderie I've benefited from as a stay-at-home mom.

However, we haven't managed to engage enough new moms to continue managing the club or even to continue creating and attending events for the upcoming year, and that is why it is time for us to wrap up our current business and recommend that any remaining members look into joining another one of the social networking and/or support groups available to mothers in our area.

It has been an honor to serve as president, and I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all the mothers past and present who have helped in the formation and development of this club and the demanding tasks involved with maintaining it. I'm very fortunate that it was available to me when I moved to Wheaton.

I know that I will continue to keep in touch with many of the friends I've made, and I wish everyone the best going forward.

Rachel Bailey

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Happy Birthday!

It's time to celebrate some very special birthdays!

Chyler Drechsel 6/29/09

Rhylan Drechsel 6/29/09

Hana Fitzpatrick 6/22/10,

Vera Fitzpatrick 6/13/12

Niki Tselios 6/26/07

Isabel Zalatoris 6/12/10

Linda Madsen 6/13

Elizabeth Manning 6/27

Financial Report for April 2015

Beginning Balance: $494.78

Ending Balance: $514.80

Deposits: $20.00

Interest: $0.02

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Deal(s) of the Month

Come to the MOMs Club End of the Year (and end of the club) party at Mary Knoll park on Tuesday June 9th, and your child will get into the splash pad free!

See list of June activities for details...



Amy Janowiak


Rachel Bailey

Helping Hands

Elizabeth Manning

Book Club Coordinator

Elise Darbandi

MOMS Night Out

Melissa Drechsel

International MOMS Club Contacts

Area Coordinator

Sara Barry

Asst. Regional Coordinator – IA/IL/NE


Regional Coordinator

Tracy Wilkerson


International MOMS Club

1464 Madera Rd, N191

Simi Valley, CA 93065

The International MOMS Club web site is available to all members. Log in to Members can access the "Members Only" by using

Username: mommy

Password: daytime support

June Activities

Tuesday, June 2, 9:55 am

Cosley Zoo - Feed the ducks

Join the boys and I at Cosley Zoo to feed the ducks. Let's meet in front of the gift shop and head to feed the ducks at 10am.

Admission fee - Wheaton residents and children are free; non-residents - $5; servings of duck food $1/ea

Location: 1356 North Gary Ave., Wheaton

RSVP: Laura Weiss (630) 776-6045 or

Tuesday, June 9th at 11:00 AM

End of Year/End of MOMs Club Party

We’ll have a potluck picnic (food sign-up will be sent out later) at the Mary Knoll Park pavilion. Kids can play on the playground and/or splash park. Bring your kids’ suits and towels; splash park tickets will be purchased for every MOMs Cub child if they wish to get wet!

Mary Knoll Playground, 845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn

RSVP: Rachel Bailey,, 256-318-8567

Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 PM

MNO: Girl's Night Out movie series- 'Hitch'.

Cost is $3 per person. Please let me know if you plan to attend by June 3rd as this series sells out very quickly!

Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton

RSVP: Melissa Drechsel (630) 936 9440 or

Tuesday, June 16, 9:30am

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Join the boys and I at Willowbrook Wildlife Center. We can explore the visitor center and take a walk outside around the animal exhibits. Meet inside the visitor center.

Location: 525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn

RSVP: Laura Weiss (630) 776-6045 or

Monday, June 22nd at 2:30 PM

Ice cream shop outing

Let's meet up at Dairy Queen for a tasty treat!

Dairy Queen, 850 N Main St, Glen Ellyn

RSVP: Melissa Drechsel (630) 936 9440 or

Wednesday, June 24th, 3:30

Book Club

Come join us for a discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

Location: McDonald's Play Land (corner of Roosevelt and County Farm)

RSVP: or 773.577.3050