MOMS Club

MOMS Club

Monday, February 6, 2017

What is MOMS® Club?

What is MOMS® Club
MOMS Club® stands for "Moms Offering Moms Support."

The International MOMS Club® is an organization that supports stay-at- home Moms. Chapters are created geographically and our chapter covers the Lionville/Exton area and includes all Moms of children attending Uwchlan Hills Elementary school. Any Mom can join the MOMS Club. The international organization was created to support stay-at-home Moms; our chapter is true to this ideal, but also includes many Moms who work part or full-time. They join us for events that fit into their schedule, and we welcome them.

Most MOMS Club activities are DURING THE DAY when you are home with your children and need support. Our favorite activities are the weekly playgroups. We have playgroups for infants up to half-day kindergarteners. These playgroups are a great way for Moms to connect with other Moms who have children the same age. It is also a great way for children who will attend Uwchlan Hills Elementary School to get to know their future classmates BEFORE they even attend the school or for homeschooled children to meet their neighborhood peers. Playgroups aren't the only fun we have, here are more things that we do:

-Holiday Parties
-Lunch Bunches
-Weekly Outings
-Crafts
-Playgroups
-Impromptu Playdates
-Morning Coffee Meetups
-Music Classes
-Moms' Night Out
-Service Projects Benefitting Children


On an international level, the MOMS Club is a non-profit and nondenominational organization with more than 2,000 chapters worldwide. This chapter serves Moms whose children are in the Downingtown Area School District and whose children would be attending Uwchlan Hills Elementary School. To find another chapter, visit the International MOMS Club® website: 
www.momsclub.org

We would love to have you join our chapter! You may attend up to two meetings before deciding to join. To sign up you need to fill out the membership application, liability form, and pay a yearly $20.00 fee.

To join please contact our membership VP:

Ashley Pirich at akpirich@msn.com

For other questions contact our Chapter President: 

Tara Thistlethwaite at tthistle8@gmail.com

January 2017 Presidents Letter

Hello MOMS Club® of Uwchlan Hills PA,

I hope this letter finds you and you and your families heathy! It has been a crazy couple of weeks battling varying degrees of sickness at my house, ugh. I was really looking forward to attending the January Morning Coffee when I was taken out by flu/illness of doom. Am feeling better now thankfully!

I wanted to send out congratulations again to the Oakes family! I hope you are settling in nicely into being a family of 5 now with their little man having arrived recently. I also hope that all those who went to Jumperoo this morning at Urban Air had a great time! Another thank you to KR to taking the reins as the Activity Chair!

A few of us attending the School Board Meeting on February 1st which was enlightening but it appears that a final decision will not be made for some time.  They said they had the PowerPoint presentation outlining the options online but it doesn’t appear to have been added to the website yet. I will keep an eye out for it but if anyone else comes across it please share. DR had the idea of sending a group letter/email to the Board to express our feelings towards any of the possible options. It appears that voting is not going to be open to the public however; public opinion will be taken into consideration. Hopefully we can chat more about this at the February morning coffee. Speaking of Morning Coffee a date for February is still TBD. I have a poll on Facebook so please weigh in. 2/20, 2/23 or 2/24 are the options.

Our Administrative VP has been very busy putting together the logistics for our 2017 Fundraiser!!  We are having a bake sale on Thursday, March 16th from 9:30am to 2:00pm at the Downingtown Library, yummy! With a theme of “Rainbow of Colors” to coincide with the story time theme that session so if you are up for making something feel free to make it festive!

We’ll have the kiddos help make marketing signs at the end of the month/early March. Be on the lookout for an invite for that as a date has not been set yet. Donations can be dropped off to JB’s house prior to the sale or on the morning of the sale directly to the library. If you are so gracious and want to make something if you can please ensure it is peanut free that would be super! Our contact at the library says they are very close to reaching their goal so let’s help them get there that much faster!

We are looking for help to man the table on the 16th so please check your calendars and sign up for a time you can help via: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4FAEA62EAAFC1-uhmoms.

Further information regarding the fundraiser will be coming out soon! Thank you all and have a super day!

Best,
Tara Thistlethwaite
Board Members
Committee Members
Primary Coordinator
President: Tara Thistlethwaite
Helping Hands: Alison Elizabeth Cruice
Erin Fischer erinfischer6@gmail.com
Administrative VP: Jui Bhangaonkar 
Party: Desiree D’Alessandro, Shefali Goradia, Becca Moreno

Membership VP: Ashley Pirich
Activity: Keri Riley

Secretary: Aubrey Pool
MNO: Lisa Dougherty & Jui Bhangaonkar

Treasurer: Cassandra Hardering
Welcoming: Despina Raggousis


January Activities:
·      February 6th – Jumperoo at Urban Air Trampoline Park, 10am
·      February 15th – American Helicopter Museum Outing, 10am
·      February 17th – Class of 2020 Playdate. 9:30am
·      February 22nd – MNO, TBD

PLAYGROUPS

School Class Fall 2017
Birthdays Sept 2011 - Aug 2012
Playgroup Leader: Cici Lebling

School Class Fall 2018
Birthdays Sept 2012 - Aug 2013
Play Group Leader: Heather Lohr Landgarten

School Class Fall 2019
Birthdays Sept 2013- Aug 2014
Playgroup Leader: Suzy Koloseike

School Class Fall 2020
Birthdays 9/2014 – 8/2015
Playgroup Leader: Tara Thistlethwaite

School Class Fall 2021
Birthdays 9/2015 – 8/2016
Playgroup Leader: Suzy Koloseike

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Monday, January 16, 2017

December 2016 Presidents Letter

Hello MOMS Club® of Uwchlan Hills PA,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sorry for the delayed letter this month, the craziness from the holidays seems to have carried over into the New Year, yeah! But that said January is looking like a pretty low key month for the club. I just sent out a Facebook poll for the next Morning Coffee at Chick-fil-A, so please let me know what date works for you. I will also be sending out a Facebook poll for the February Morning Coffee dates and locations along with some ideas for group outings. I want to get more outings on the books for 2017 which seaways beautifully into my ongoing request for an Activity Chair. If anyone is interested PLEASE let me knowJ.

Wishing all of you a joyous and healthy 2017!

Best,
Tara Thistlethwaite
Board Members
Committee Members
Primary Coordinator
President: Tara Thistlethwaite
Helping Hands: Alison Elizabeth Cruice
Erin Fischer erinfischer6@gmail.com
Administrative VP: Jui Bhangaonkar 
Party: Desiree D’Alessandro, Shefali Goradia, Becca Moreno

Membership VP: Ashley Pirich
Activity: OPEN

Secretary: Aubrey Pool
MNO: Lisa Dougherty & Jui Bhangaonkar

Treasurer: Cassandra Hardering
Welcoming: Despina Raggousis


January Activities:
·      January 18th – American Helicopter Museum Outing: this will be rescheduled due to lack of interest
·      January 25th – MNO

PLAYGROUPS

School Class Fall 2017
Birthdays Sept 2011 - Aug 2012
Playgroup Leader: Cici Lebling

School Class Fall 2018
Birthdays Sept 2012 - Aug 2013
Play Group Leader: Heather Lohr Landgarten

School Class Fall 2019
Birthdays Sept 2013- Aug 2014
Playgroup Leader: Suzy Koloseike

School Class Fall 2020
Birthdays 9/2014 – 8/2015
Playgroup Leader: Tara Thistlethwaite

School Class Fall 2021
Birthdays 9/2015 – 8/2016
Playgroup Leader: Suzy Koloseike

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