MOMS Club® of Buckingham North

September 2014 Minutes for Moms

Message from the President

It's hard to believe that summer is over and the start of the school year is here! Some of us are veterans at the back to school process and sending their little ones or older ones off to a new grade level. Others (like myself) are novices and are sending their little ones to school for the first time- (hold on while I go grab the tissues). This time of year brings back all the nostalgic memories of being a kid and going back to school: reuniting with school friends, new notebooks and pencils, the smell of new books, picking out your "first day of school outfit" and of course smiling for the camera to get those perfect back to school pictures! For those of us that have children heading off to school, I think our hope for them is to learn as much as they can, to build their self confidence, form new friendships, strengthen existing friendships and to strive to do the best they can within their ability. For those that are at a different stage and have babies or younger ones at home, soak in every minute with them (even if it is at 3:00 am!). Everyone always tells me that the time goes by so fast and it truly does. No matter what stage we are all in, we all hope to have a great year ahead.

September Birthdays: Happy Birthday!

Moms:
2nd-- Jeannine Walsh
11th-- Maria Kelly
19th-- Robyn Symons
24th-- Alaina Tweddale
24th-- Joanna Huckel
28th-- Lisa Reinert

Kids:
8th-- Sam Bliss
9th-- Brandon McDonough
13th-- Delaney Manelski
19th-- Ian Picozzi
21st-- Grant Menz
23rd-- Sophia Kelly
27th-- Michael Richardson Jr.
29th-- Amanda Ries
29th-- Thomas Feledick

Upcoming Events

We have some great events coming up for the month of September that you won't want to miss! So grab your pen and paper (or the calendar in your phone!) and jot these events down! Hope to see you there.

September 8th: Story hour at Doylestown Bookshop 10:00 am
September 12th: Park day at Hansell Park 10:00 am
September 16th: Members Social and going away event for Gail Baumgart: 10:00 am
Burpee Park
September 17th: Moms night out at Buttonwood Grill (Peddlers Village) 7:00 pm
September 19th: Ice cream social at YoGo Factory, Doylestown 7:00 pm
September 25th: Apple Picking at Solebury Orchards 10:00 am (CBSD off from school that day)
September 30th: Park day at Hansell Park 1:00 pm

Past Events

During the last month of summer the MOMS club enjoyed several great activities. The weather cooperated for one of the scheduled park days- and it was a beautiful day at that! The kids had a lot of fun climbing, jumping, swinging and playing on all of the playground equipment. We had a great day at the members social- everyone enjoyed catching up with one another and we were able to meet our new member! The week before school started we had a great morning at Fabby Shabby Grab Bag Co. and the kids had fun making colorful sand art pieces.

New Member

We have a new member! Please welcome Missy Sanchez to the group. She and her husband Robert moved here from Maryland with their two daughters Sofia (4.5) and Abigail (14 months). She enjoys running and watching college football. She is interested in joining a playgroup and can be reached at sanchezmelissa04@yahoo.com.

Please give a big welcome to Missy!

Back to School Drive

Thank you to all of those that contributed to the back to school drive and helped make it a success! We were able to donate over $230 worth of school supplies and gift cards to the Bucks County Opportunity Council. Many children in Bucks County will now have the supplies they need, a new pair of shoes, clothes and a haircut for the school year!

Fun Facts

An idea for the October newsletter is to put a "fun facts" section about our members. It would be a great opportunity to learn more about each other- even if you already know some members really well. It is always fun to learn new things about one another! It could be anything- your favorite color, animal, favorite things to do, an interest, talent or fear, places you have traveled to or lived- anything you want it to be! If you are interested in participating, please email me (kdavison18@hotmail.com) and let me know an interesting fact or two (or as many as you would like!) about yourself that I will put in the October newsletter. It doesn't have to be long- a couple of sentences (or more if you would like!). Please e-mail me by the end of September. Thanks!

Sunshine Committee

We are still 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 e-mail me!

Board Members

President:
Kellie Horvath
215-370-4039
kdavison18@hotmail.com

VP of Administration:
Leslie McGrady
LD726DOLL@yahoo.com

VP of Membership:
Cathy Patterson
momsclubmembership1@gmail.com

Secretary:
Lisa Menz
lisa_menz@hotmail.com

Treasurer:
Joy McDonough
joymcdonough@yahoo.com

Contacts

Primary Coordinator
Brownwyn Herb
349 Whitmer Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(570) 772-6732
bwyn1015@gmail.com

Secondary Coordinator (Asst. Regional Coordinator)
Cara Borian
249 Atlantic Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
(610) 927-9129
cara3914@yahoo.com

Regional Coordinator
Erin Fischer
(610) 280-0330
erin.fischer@momsclub.org

Conference Coordinator
Nadine Young
Nadine.young@momsclub.org
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