The club is guided by a board serving from July 1st to 30th June. The chapter currently has four board positions, President, Membership Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Coordinators for activities are appointed as needed. Subscriptions apply for a period of one calendar year from the date of joining. A small portion of that fee is paid to MOMS Club International. The remainder is disbursed to meet club costs. Newsletters are provided to members attending monthly general meetings. Those members who do not attend will receive a copy in the mail.
All club members are invited to participate in compiling the forthcoming calendar, ideally by attending a calendar planning meeting or otherwise by suggesting events to board members.
Specific activities are coordinated by a "host". This person is usually the contact person for the activity, but if the activity is planned at a member's home then the host will be this member. It may be necessary to RSVP to a host by a specific date to indicate planned attendance at an event. Refer to the calendar and newsletter for complete information. It is wise to contact the host the day before an activity so that if any changes are made subsequently you will be informed. All members are expected to help as hosts, remember this does not mean that you have to use your home.
Helping Hands -Moms Offering Moms Support
In keeping with our name moms should realize that our support system includes the entire membership - both in giving and receiving help from time to time. It may be to bake cookies for a monthly meeting, to offer practical help to a new mom eg cook dinner, babysit, and run errands. If you are approached to give help and you feel that you are unable to give support, do not feel any pressure to help as we realize that there are times when it is not possible to do so.
To minimize spread of infections, and keep everyone as healthy as possible please do not attend meetings or activities if you or your children have had the following symptoms in the preceding 24-hours: Frequent or severe coughing, unless infection has been excluded by your physician, colored nasal or eye discharge, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea or upset stomach, conjunctivitis (pink eye), elevated temperature within the last 24 hours, unusual spots or rashes, evidence of lice, scabies, or other parasitic infection, any other signs of infectious disease. Please remember that we have pregnant mothersand infants in our chapter who may be especially vulnerable to illness. Cooperation with this is appreciated.
Liability Waver For Non-Members
Any child (children) attending a MOMS Club of Plantation function or event with someone other than their mother must have a Liability Waver Form signed by their mother in order for that child to attend.
One form will be completed yearly. Adult non-members will also be asked to sign a waiver.
In 1983 when Mary James, an at-home mother in California, decided she was tired of being alone at home. She wanted to meet other at-home mothers and she wanted to find other at-home children for her children to play with. When she discovered there were no other organizations that met during the day and allowed her to come with her baby and preschooler, she decided to start a brand new organization just for at-home mothers, and the MOMS Club was born.
The chapter she started was so successful; she knew mothers in other areas must need the MOMS Club too. Soon she and other volunteers were helping mothers start MOMS Clubs across the country and around the world!
Now we have over 1,000 chapters with 45,000+ members! New chapters are starting all the time * in fact; we help 20-30 new chapters start every month!
* To provide a support group for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children
* To provide a forum for topics of interest to mothers
* To help children in the community
* To perform at least one service project yearly helping needy children
* That women must be free to choose their personal path to fulfillment
* That for women who choose it, raising children is an important and fulfilling full-time job
* That a family's decision for a mother to stay at home to raise the children often involves considerable financial sacrifice
* That there is no one right way to raise children, but our members have a common concern in raising their children in a healthful way