MOMS Club® of Buckingham North

August 2016 Minutes for Moms

Message from the President

Happy August! This month always feels a bit bittersweet to me. On one hand, August is chock full of summery feelings - we're still enjoying ice cream, swimming, beach days, and vacations, but school days and autumn are not far away. The summer no longer stretches out long ahead of us.


We've had a tough summer in so many ways - there's been so much heartbreaking violence in the U.S. and abroad. And political campaigning always seem to bring out a lot of negativity. Tough times can throw all of the good parts of our lives into relief, though. We can and should celebrate both the special occasions and everyday moments with our children, families, and friends. Maybe you're bringing your baby to the beach for the first time and watching him crawl across the sand (and recording a really long video, of course). Maybe you love recreating some of your favorite childhood summer memories with your own children. Perhaps you're looking forward to an annual summer BBQ party. I love taking my daughter swimming and watching her get more comfortable and playful in the water with each pool visit. Or maybe you're just plain old happy that school is starting up again soon (nothing wrong with that, friends).


However your summer is going so far, I hope you are enjoying the season you are in and the stages that your children are going through right now. I hope you can slow down a bit during August before the excitement and bustle of the autumn begins. And I hope to see you all soon!


-Stephanie

August Birthdays - Happy Birthday!!

Moms:


22 - Tara Hoey


Kids:


7 - Rowan Minda

7 - William Marmur

8 - Zachary Larson

9 - Anna Wegeler

9 - Jack Wegeler

11 - Jack Levy

13 - Charlotte de la Pena

15 - Jakob Borowiecki

23 - Charlie Kingsbury

25 - Heath McGrady

Upcoming Events

August 10th: Park day with a craft for the kids, Veterans Memorial Park 9:30am

August 16th: $1 matinee at Regal Warrington Crossing followed by lunch at Chick-fil-A 10:00am

August 18th: MNO, Bacco 7:00pm

August 23rd: BYO snack for our Member Social at Meyer Way Community Park 9:30am

Let's 'Stuff the Bus' for Kids in Need!

Our club is holding a 'Stuff the Bus' Mini Drive for the United Way! Please help us collect items for families who need extra support by picking up a few school supplies while you are preparing for the upcoming school year. Bring your donations with you to Veterans Park on the 10th and we'll get them to the United Way. Thank you!


Most urgently needed items in 2016 include:
• Backpacks
• Glue Sticks
• Scissors (blunt ended for younger children, pointed for older children)
• Hand-held pencil sharpeners
• Crayons
• Marble composition books
• Markers
• Three-ring binders (1 inch)
• Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide and college ruled)
• Book covers
• Flash drives
• Gift cards to Walmart, K Mart or Target

Past Events

In July, we enjoyed our Member Social at Veterans Park and picked blueberries at Solebury Orchards. We gathered for a concert in Hansell Park and caught up at the Station Tap House for our MNO.

Sunshine Commitee

The Sunshine Commitee is in place to help out fellow moms of the club if the need arises, by arranging meals or support from other members. 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 Julia at juliaalevy@gmail.com.

Summer Fun Ideas for the Kids

String an edible necklace for movie night...

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Paint your own story stones and bring them out on a rainy day...

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Create caterpillar finger puppets from pipe cleaners...

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Board Members

President:
Kari Borowiecki
(315) 316-8270
karivk77@hotmail.com

Assistant VP:

Stephanie Kowalski

hellostephaniek@gmail.com


VP of Administration:
Ann Marie Manelski
amanelski@gmail.com

VP of Membership:
Tonia Maschi

toniamaschi@gmail.com


Secretary:
Tara Marmur

tarab225@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Angela Cook

arjcksn1@aol.com

Contacts

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

Secondary Coordinator
Erin Fischer
508 Bentley Court
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 280-0330
erin.fischer@momsclub.org

Conference Coordinator
Nadine Young
Nadine.young@momsclub.org

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck

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