MOMS Club of Boonton Area

helping moms stay sane

February 2016 Newsletter

Letter from the President

Hi Ladies!

We have so much fun coming up this month - excited for our dance & all things hearts! I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved ones! Every year it gets more & more casual for us over here at the Wright Household & I am totally ok with that!




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Valentine's Day Dance!

We can't wait for our 1st ever Valentine's Day Dance! Please feel free to dress up or dress casual ~ whatever you would like! Dad's are welcome to come dance the night away with us.

We will be ordering pizza, have lots of yummy desserts & fun for all! Please make sure to RSVP in the event: & don't forget to comment on how many slices of pizza your family will need for dinner & what you can bring!

Welcome New Members!

We’re so glad to have you along with us on this journey & we hope that you will take advantage of all of the wonderful things our MOMS Club has to offer. There is truly something for everyone!
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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to all of our Moms & Kiddos with February Birthdays!! We hope it is wonderful!!

Family Highlight ~ Meet the Pontes

Your Name: Lisa

Your Husbands Name: Jon

How You Met: Jon's best friend, my brother in law, introduced us.

Your Child/Children's Name & Age: Jonathan, 3 & a baby boy arriving in April!

Your favorite thing to do with your kids: Anything outside, especially going to the beach!

Your life before kids: Jon and I traveled, weekly dinner dates and bar hopping!!

Do you work?: I was a Pre-K teacher and then decided in September to stay home with Jonny. I have recently become a Stella and Dot Stylist!

Something we would NEVER know about you: I completed the Tough Mudder in 2010 which was one of the hardest and one of the most amazing things I have ever done!

2015 Brings New Little Ones to the CLUB!

Evan Gottesfeld is expecting her 2nd in February!

Lisa Ponte is expecting her 2nd in April!

Lisa Calamari is expecting her 2nd in June!

PLEASE let us know if you're expecting so we can add you to our growing list of additions & we can plan meals for when your little one arrives to help out!

ALSO! Please let us know when you deliver & when you would like your meal service to start! You can contact Lindsey Regan ( & she will get it going!

Events & Hosting!

We have various events throughout the year that are hosted by the eboard of the Club:

  • Valentine's Dance (this is our first annual!)
  • MOMS Year End Dinner in June
  • Summer Picnic in September
  • Breakfast with Olaf in December

In addition, we have a monthly MOMS Night OUT! These are organized by a coordinator in this position (see below). If you have any ideas, please them along to myself or Vivian!

Bi Monthly Events include (see below for coordinators):

  • Book Club
  • DIY Club
  • Family Fun

Then there are our everyday events that are hosted by our members! Anyone can "host"and this does not mean absorbing costs or opening your home. It can be as simple as lunch at Delizia or a walk on the Boulevard. Feel free to host whatever you would like!

2015-2016 Coordinator Positions!

Activities Coordinator: Maureen Fava- weekly emails of upcoming events

Book Club: Candice Hoff - Organize book choice and post time and location of the meet up which occurs every other month.

MNO (Moms Night Out): Vivian Jenkins - Find hosts and suggestions for a fun evening event once a month for all of the moms!

Sunshine: Lindsey Regan - Post news of new babies and coordinate meals for new moms as needed.

Recipe Club: Marianne Green - coordinate quarterly meet ups based on a theme of app, main dish, dessert & share recipes among the group. Collaborate with the eboard to create a MOMS club cookbook!

DIY Club: Stephani Wright & Wendy Sarama - Coordinate mom focused DIY projects to meet on alternate months as Book Club.

Family Fun Club: Lisa Calamari - Organize fun dinner events that dads can also attend every other month!

Newsletter: Stephani Wright - Write/Edit newsletter to be sent to the club detailing recent and upcoming events, club news, information, etc.

Playgroups! We need your help....

Within MOMS Club we have playgroups organized specifically for your child’s age group. These groups meet at member’s homes or in parks, coffee houses, play spaces, libraries, etc & can even rotate hosts within the group. The groups are divided by the child's age & are coordinated by a member within the group.

Now that the MOMS Club is so large, it's essential that these playgroups exist so that we can more comfortably get together in people's homes & at certain locations. We are looking for 2 volunteers to help in the age groups below! Please contact me if you would like to help out!

NonWalkers/0 to 12 months old = Jenna Zorn - looking for a volunteer to help Jenna!
1 to 2 years old = Lindsay Regan & Wendy Sarama
2 years to 3 years old = Dana Cornwell - looking for a volunteer to help Dana!

3 years+ = Stephani Wright - looking for a volunteer to help!


Valentine's Dance

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 5:30pm

195 Changebridge Road

Montville, NJ

DIY Night ~ hosted by Lisa Ponte

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 7pm

503 Morris Avenue

Boonton Township, NJ

Join us MOMS while we make heart bunting for a Valentine decoration!

Jump On In ~ hosted by Stephani Wright & Tara Joyce

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 10am-12pm

85 Fulton Street

Boonton Township, NJ

MNO ~ Couples Bowling!

Friday, Feb. 19th, 8:30pm

720 Myrtle Avenue

Boonton Township, NJ

Eboard Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 8pm


Each month, your board gets together to plan for upcoming events, budget, & create new ways for us to grow & change as a club. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions please pose them to a board member (listed below) to discuss at our next meeting.

Coming Up in March

Easter Egg Hunt

Tuesday, March 22nd, 4pm

RVA - Johanson Memorial Fields, Boonton Township, NJ, United States

Boonton Township, NJ

Your 2015-2016 Eboard

President, Stephani Wright | |(973) 476-7762

Administrative VP, Marianne Green | | (973) 557-5682

Membership VP, Wendy Sarama | | (201) 403-8245

Treasurer, Toniann Roses-Sottile | | (201) 954-0557

Secretary, Keri McGee | | (201) 919-5427

The following International MOMS Club volunteers help our chapter!

Primary Coordinator/Assistant Regional Coordinator:

Kelly Valenti |

Regional Coordinator

Tara-Lyn O’Connell |

Conference 4 Coordinator:

Nadine Young |

“MOMS Club,” the “Mother-To-Mother Fund” and the Mother/Children logo are registered service marks of International MOMS Club.