MOMS Club of Boonton Area

helping moms stay sane

October 2015 Newsletter

Letter from the President

Hi Ladies!

We love the fall season in our house - pumpkin EVERYTHING including multiple trips to the various patches to just walk around & examine the 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!



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Join Us for a Dedication Ceremony at Gracelord Park on 10/24 at 9:30AM - please rsvp on our facebook page

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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!

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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!

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MOMS Celebrating October Birthdays!

Kelly DelGaizo, Suzanne Tavolacci, and Sally Ann Tomaio have birthdays this month! Hope they are just as wonderful as you ladies are!

Kids Celebrating October Birthdays!

Sarah Hoff is turning 7!

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 ( & she will get it going!

October Family Highlight

Meet: The Haders

My Name: Jillian Hader

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!

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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

Boonton, NJ

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

Wendy's House

Chapter Meet Up ~ Music Together

Friday, Sep. 4th, 10am

Episcopal Church Boonton

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 Avenue

Boonton Township, NJ

Apple Picking ~ hosted by Wendy Sarama

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 3:45pm

19 Canfield Avenue

Randolph, NJ

Book Club Meet Up

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 7:30-9:30pm

Sharky's West, Boonton, NJ, United States

Boonton, NJ

NON-WALKER PLAYGROUP: Group Walk ~ hosted by Jenna Zorn

Monday, Sep. 28th, 10:30am


Mountain Lakes, NJ

Eboard Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 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.

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

October Events

Lunch Bunch at Gracelord Park

Thursday, Oct. 1st, 10am

Gracelord Park

Chapter Meet Up: Hungry Caterpillar Presentation

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 10am


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 Painting ~ hosted by Marianne Green

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 4pm

RVA Fields

Hamilton Farms ~ hosted by Keri McGee

Friday, Oct. 9th, 10am

Hamilton Farms

Pumpkin Delivery to Merry Heart

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 4pm

Merry Heart Nursing Home

Bring the kids in their costumes!

Jump On In ~ Hosted by Stephani Wright

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 10am

Jump on In

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

Brookhollow Barnyard

MOMS CLUB Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 4pm

RVA Fields, Boonton Township

Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 9:30am

Gracelord Park

Breakfast for Lunch ~ hosted by Jessica Ortega

Friday, Oct. 30th, 12pm

IHOP Boonton

December Save the Dates

Breakfast with Olaf

Sunday, Dec. 6th, 10am

1210 Cedar Street

Boonton Township, NJ

Cookie Exchange MNO

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8pm

Jessica Ortega's House

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.