The MOMS Club offers a wide variety of events and activities. As a member, you are able to participate in as many or as few outings as you desire. Additionally, we welcome new ideas for our activities and encourage all members to host at least one event per year, which could be as simple as meeting people at a park.
Below are some MOMS Club of SJSR activities and Sub Clubs:
This is an amazing resource for moms in the club. Babysitting is traded among mothers who choose to sign up for this optional Sub Club so that they can get away for doctor's appointments, shopping, or even a date night. No money is exchanged, just points! It's especially great for us moms that don't have family nearby.
This group meets every other month to discuss a book they have all read while the children play. Meeting every other month allows us plenty of time to buy or borrow the book as well as read it. Books for future months are chosen at the meeting. We try to read a variety of genres. It is a great way to have stimulating conversation and to find new books to read!
Join our moms for a cup of your favorite coffee or perhaps a pastry. This event is perfect for moms with kids in school who find themselves with extra time; or bring those kiddies along too! We try different coffee houses every month and just enjoy each other's company.
Once a month, the Recipe Club gets together to share and discuss recipes around a revolving theme. Topics can range from slow cook dishes and easy holiday recipes to picky eaters or potluck favorites. Moms are welcome to bring a dish to share but it is not required. This club gives inspiration to many of our member’s kitchens!
Field Trips and Outings
Members regularly schedule outings that both moms and children enjoy such as a trip to the one of the 3 local zoos, the beach, an art museum, stroller walks at parks, or coffee or lunch outings. There may also be a special tour of an ice cream shop or a pizza parlor field trip where the children can make their own creations after getting a behind-the-scenes look at how these places run.
Member Meeting & Social
We get together to discuss old and new business and upcoming events/activities, socialize, help kids with a fun craft, or hear experts discuss topics of interest to mothers such as home organization, exercise after baby, and nutrition.
Moms' Night Out
Every mom needs a break, so once a month a mom volunteers to "host" our Moms' Night Out. Whether it's dinner, bowling, a movie, dancing, or just a simple scrapbook or game night we all look forward to this event. It can be as simple or creative as we want. During a past Moms' Night Out, moms relived their wedding by bringing their wedding photos/videos and wearing their veils and tiaras while sharing funny memories about their big day!
Movie Club is where we meet to casually discuss movies, which are watched in advance, from a variety of genres - comedy, drama, foreign, etc. - while our children play. We also decide upon the next month's movie -- anyone can make suggestions. Movies will be available to rent online or from a local video store, borrow, or check out from the library.
New Member Tea
Our New Member Teas are held each month at a member's home. The tea is to welcome our new moms and children and give them a chance to meet other members in the chapter. At this time, our Welcome Packet is given to our new members. The Welcome Packet has additional club information as well as a sign up sheet for volunteer opportunities. We have a great time getting to know each other while the kids play together!
Park Days and Play Dates
Members love to get out to the area parks by scheduling park days. Members also host play dates at their homes. Past themed play dates have included bike and trike day, garden dig, dinosaurs and costume dress ups.
Parties and Family Events
Our club regularly schedules parties around holidays and fun family events, such as a weekend BBQ. This is especially nice for the dads to be able to participate and get to know others, as well.