MOMS Club of Boonton Area

helping moms stay sane

December 2015 Newsletter

Letter from the President

Hi Ladies!


Happy Holidays! We have had such a wonderful month of getting together to do holiday crafts, cookies, & of course, cocktails! Special thanks to all of the ladies who hosted this holiday season. Jessica Ortega - the MNO & Dirty Santa were WILD & your house is an amazing place to get all Christmasy - THANK YOU! Thank you Wendy for doing the cookie exchange this week as well - great turn out & fantastic cookies!


Our 2nd Annual Breakfast with Olaf was again A HIT! It went off without a hitch & the kids not only loved Olaf, but our surprise addition -- Elsa! Thanks to Keri & her husband, Wendy & her husband, & Toniann for helping pull that off! It was no small feat to cook for almost 100 people & it seemed effortless! Hope we can keep up this tradition for years to come!


This season is always the busiest for us all...trying to make things perfect for our families. We sometimes lose site of ourselves & what makes US happy this holiday season. I hope that you are all done prepping, cooking, shopping, & wrapping so that you can sit back & enjoy this time with your loved ones. I know that's what I'm going to do starting...NOW!


Happy Holidays to ALL!


XO,

Stephani

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How to Find Upcoming Events

1 - Every Sunday/Monday, you will get an email from Maureen Fava that lists the weeks activities that are coming up.

2 - I also list them in the newsletter at the bottom when I send it out. Events for the whole month are there, especially some of the bigger, family events because we like to give people notice on those!

3 - If you go into the group info from your phone or click on the "Events" section across the top from your computer, you will see every event that is happening listed there. Then you can RSVP right in the event if you can make it.


4 - If you are on the MOMS Club of Boonton main page (timeline in Facebook terms), right under the banner there is a tile that says "events", click on that and there is a list. There you will see all upcoming events.


If you are a member, you should be getting a Facebook notification every time someone creates a new event for the group as they choose "invite all."


You should definitely go on the computer, go to our page, then select "Notifications" on the top right inside the cover photo. Make sure it is set to "ALL POSTS" & then you will see everything!

Who can host an event??

YOU CAN!!!!! Anyone CAN! It's that simple!


Being a HOST actually sounds like a more complicated term than it really is. All it means is just thinking of something that you would like to do with your child(ren) & then picking a date & time that works for you! Create an event on our page & you are good to go!


Hope to see more people hosting events, especially with this fall weather fun we have going on!

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 & Christine Antal - 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 & rotate hosts within the group. The groups are divided by age & are coordinated by a member within the group.


Now that our group 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!

Events Remaining 2015

Rizzo's Wildlife World ~ hosted by Keri McGee

Monday, Dec. 28th, 10:30am

1 Gold Mine Road

Roxbury Township, NJ

Story Time ~ hosted by Kelly DelGaizo

Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 10:30am

621 Main Street

Boonton, NJ

OUR 2015 CALENDAR

January Save the Dates

January MNO - Holistic Health Coacing

Wednesday, Jan. 6th 2016 at 8:30pm

Marta's Home

Excited for the first of our many get-togethers for 2016 - SAVE THE DATE, 1/6 @ 8:30pm. This month we’re inviting Chrissy Davenport, Certified Holistic Health Coach, to join us for a 90-minute workshop where she will talk to us about "A Day in the Life of a Health Coach." She will share with us her daily routine as it relates to healthy eating and kitchen organization. She’ll inspire us with ways that she satisfies her cravings, maintains optimal energy and addresses health markers that keep her feeling Revitalized & Nourished.

Come ready for some samples as she will provide us with tastes of her family favorite treats. As a mom of two girls and a business owner she understands the importance of health and the challenges of balancing it all! $29/person.

You can check her out at chrissydavenport.com, follow her on FB and peek at some healthy whole food recipes on Instagram @ ChrissyDCoach. Chrissy works out of Hoboken/North Caldwell and her practice focuses on individual & family nutritional coaching and teaches her clients ways to improve their efficiency in the home enviornment (planning, shopping & cooking skills!)

Chapter Meet Up ~ Location TBD

Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 10am

TBD

Eboard Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 27th 2016 at 8:30pm

Stephani's House

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.

February Save the Dates

Chapter Meet Up ~ Valentine's Day Dance!

Friday, Feb. 5th 2016 at 4pm

195 Changebridge Road

Montville, NJ

DIY Club ~ Heart Garland

Tuesday, Feb. 9th 2016 at 7pm

TBD

Eboard Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 24th 2016 at 8pm

TBD

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.

Your 2015-2016 Eboard

President, Stephani Wright | stephani.j.wright@gmail.com |(973) 476-7762


Administrative VP, Marianne Green | mariannehodulik@yahoo.com | (973) 557-5682


Membership VP, Wendy Sarama | wendysarama@yahoo.com | (201) 403-8245


Treasurer, Toniann Roses-Sottile | drtoniann555@aol.com | (201) 954-0557


Secretary, Keri McGee | KeriLMcGee@gmail.com | (201) 919-5427

The following International MOMS Club volunteers help our chapter!

Primary Coordinator/Assistant Regional Coordinator:

Kelly Valenti | kellyvalenti@ymail.com


Regional Coordinator

Tara-Lyn O’Connell | gwtwtara@optonline.net


Conference 4 Coordinator:

Nadine Young | nadyoung@rochester.rr.com

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