Below is a list of monthly activities that are open to all members.
Monthly Member Meeting
Our club holds a monthly business meeting at which we hand out our monthly newsletter, plan the next month's calendar, vote on issues as needed, answer questions, discuss service projects, and meet our new members. We sometimes have a guest speaker on issues concerning family, mothers, children, or community events.
Play groups are open to everyone, but we do have some age guidelines to allow our children interaction with others their age and encourage development of lasting friendships. Siblings are always welcome at every event. Most of our playgroups meet at least once per month.
Arts & Crafts (Crafty Crew Kids & Moms Craft)
Kids - Craft day happens at least once a month at a designated place, usually a local park for kids or someone's home. Crafts are appropriate for all ages but may involve some parental supervision and help. There may be a minimal cost for the craft.
Moms - Crafts for Moms are usually held at someone's home and are more involved. We let the kids play and we craft. Cost depends on craft & often you bring your own supplies. We may even sew or make a quilt project at a meeting.
We get together at someone's home and cook with the kids. Sometime the kids make something from scratch or sometimes they decorate cookies or cupcakes. Previous things made: Tortillas, Jewish Apple Cake, Breads, Choc. Mousse, Empanadas, Mini-pies, Crapes, and many other things.
We meet at someone's home or at another location and sing songs or make musical instruments. Our goal is to introduce music to the little ones & encourage exploration in sounds. We have made shakers, rubber-band guitars and gone to store-time at the library as well.
We get together and meet at the park and walk with the kids. We have the kids in strollers or even at time they will ride bikes or scooters. After the walk we stay and play together at the park.
Field trips are fun activities outside the ?normal? chapter events, like a tour or educational outing. It can be outside the Norco area. These trips are appropriate for all ages and may sometimes have a minimal fee involved.
Helping hands reach out to our members experiencing life changing events such as births, surgery, bed rest, death, family crisis, etc. Our members provide meals or assist in any way necessary to help each other through life's difficult times. It is another fun and thoughtful way we show support for our friends.
Holiday Parties & Family Supper Nights
Our club has four yearly parties: Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. They are held at various locations and usually have games, food, crafts, and possibly entertainment. The club often provides plates, cups, utensils, napkins and most of the time it is Potluck. We have one party coordinator for each that works out the details. We try to have a family night each month for our husbands and other family members who are not able to make our morning events. This allows us to get to know each other as a family.
We celebrate our children's birthdays each month as a group. It's usually held at a park or member's home. Feel free to contact the coordinator for these events if you would like to host the month your child has their birthday.
MNO (Moms Night Out)
This is one event each month for YOU only - no children allowed (except nursing infants). Past events have included: dinner, spa nights, fondue dinners, manicures/pedicures, movie, etc. We also alternate with a Moms Night In at a members house.
JUMP (Just Us Moms Play)
Each month the moms who have their kids in school get together without the kids and socialize.
The moms who ride horsed often get together for a trail ride or just ride in the arena. Come along and join us with your horse.
We usually have one service project per month and a few ongoing service projects which benefit children, other moms, or families in our community. The Vice President is responsible for planning our service projects, collecting the items to be donated, and arranging delivery of those items. We vote in Aug or Sept on the years projects.