MOMS Club of Boonton Area
helping moms stay sane
October 2015 Newsletter
Letter from the President
We love the fall season in our house - pumpkin EVERYTHING including multiple trips to the various patches to just walk around & examine the pumpkins..it never gets old! Best time of the year!
I wanted to welcome some of our new members to the club - we are so excited to have you with us for this ride! We hope you can join us at many of the fun events coming up. Some are even family events!
Jessica Ortega has offered to host our December MNO Cookie Exchange again this year - that's 3 years in a row! Thank you, Jessica! Your home is the best place to be close to the holidays. Please see below in the events for a Save the Date!
I wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Tammy Fabish, Wendy Sarama, Marianne Green, & Erica Jefferson for helping out at Boonton Day! It was a beautiful day & we met some potential new members. It's always nice to make the community aware that we exist as well. THANK YOU, LADIES!
I'm so glad that we have so many ladies in the Club - just over 60! We have actually reached our figurative limit so if you know anyone that would like to join, please let us know. This limit of 60 members is set by the International MOMS Club which is what we belong to & pay dues to. There have been instances in the past where clubs have been asked to split at this number. At one point, Parsippany split into East & West! We would love to be able to stay together!
Join Us for a Dedication Ceremony at Gracelord Park on 10/24 at 9:30AM - please rsvp on our facebook page
How to Find Upcoming Events
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??
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!
MOMS Celebrating October Birthdays!
Kids Celebrating October Birthdays!
Annelle Farrell is turning 2!
Matthew Fava is turning 1!
Charlotte Sarama is turning 6!
Ben Sarama is turning 5!
Jovanni Sottile is turning 4!
Zachary Sportelli is turning 6!
Vanessa Whitney is turning 4!
2015 Brings New Little Ones to the CLUB!
CONGRATS DANA!!!! & welcome to your new baby girl, Lilah Jean!!!!!!!!! Meal service has started! Check the Facebook page for availability.
Brislyn is expecting her second in December!
Evan is expecting her second in February!
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 (email@example.com) & she will get it going!
October Family Highlight
Meet: The Haders
My Husband: Andrew Hader
How We Met: At a house party when we were 19. I know, so romantic right??
Children: Samuel 5, Oliver 3, Harrison 1
Favorite thing to do with My Kids: My favorite thing to do is just be silly with my kids. Rolling around on the floor, chasing each other around the house and getting those belly laughs from them. It's something I'm always trying harder to make time for because they're growing too fast!
My Life before Kids: Life before kids consisted of nights out with our friends, vacations, home cooked meals that took longer than 20 minutes to make in the toaster oven, sleep, sanity :P
Something you would never know about ME: Life before kids consisted of nights out with our friends, vacations, home cooked meals that took longer than 20 minutes to make in the toaster oven, sleep, sanity :P
Love this attempt at a family pic!
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.
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.
Please reach out to these ladies if you would like to organize a playdate for this age group on your own!
NonWalkers/0 to 12 months old = Jenna Zorn
1 to 2 years old = Lindsay Regan
2 years to 3 years old = Dana Cornwell
NON WALKER PLAYGROUP: Picnic at the Park ~ hosted by Jenna Zorn
Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 11am
Gracelord Park Trail Bridge
Farewell to Summer at the Beach ~ hosted by Dana Cornwell
Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 10am
Island Beach, Mountain Lakes
Back to School Ice Cream Social ~ hosted by Wendy Sarama
Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 3:45pm
Brookhollow Barnyard ~ hosted by Wendy Sarama
Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 10:30am
301 Rockaway Valley Road
Boonton Township, NJ
Marching Band ~ hosted by Stephani Wright
Thursday, Sep. 17th, 7pm
Boonton Township, NJ
Apple Picking ~ hosted by Wendy Sarama
Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 3:45pm
19 Canfield Avenue
Book Club Meet Up
Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 7:30-9:30pm
Sharky's West, Boonton, NJ, United States
NON-WALKER PLAYGROUP: Group Walk ~ hosted by Jenna Zorn
Monday, Sep. 28th, 10:30am
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 8:30pm
FYI - Eboard Minutes from 9/29/15 Meeting
1. Treasurer's Report
2. Membership Report - new/renewing/not renewing
3. Service Projects (Marianne)
- November MNO to serve meals at Table of Hope & coordinate with Vivian
- Pumpkin Delivery
- Caleb's Pennies - our year long fundraiser & some ideas that we can raise $$
4. November Chapter Meeting to be held at Kidnetic on 11/6
5. Plaque dedication ceremony - inviting previous & current members to join us
6. Pizza for dinner at trunk or treat
7. Co-hosting plan for new members
Bikes on the Bridge ~ hosted by Wendy Sarama
Monday, Oct. 5th, 4pm
Old Resevoir Bridge Boonton
Jump On In ~ hosted by Stephani Wright
Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 10am
85 Fulton Street
Boonton Township, NJ
Pumpkin Delivery to Merry Heart
Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 4pm
Merry Heart Nursing Home
CPR & AED Training ~ hosted by Stephanie Dollard
Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 7pm
Jazzercise Studio - Boonton Township
Brookhollow Barnyard ~ hosted by Stephani Wright & Lauren Krattiger
Friday, Oct. 23rd, 10am-12pm
December Save the Dates
Your 2015-2016 Eboard
President, Stephani Wright | firstname.lastname@example.org |(973) 476-7762
Administrative VP, Marianne Green | email@example.com | (973) 557-5682
Membership VP, Wendy Sarama | firstname.lastname@example.org | (201) 403-8245
Treasurer, Toniann Roses-Sottile | email@example.com | (201) 954-0557
Secretary, Keri McGee | KeriLMcGee@gmail.com | (201) 919-5427