Our monthly calendar of events includes activities throughout the month, providing fun and educational activities for our children, a forum for topics of interest to women, and a great chance to make lasting friendships! Attendance is not mandatory, so you can be involved as often as you like or as it fits your schedule. You are free to participate as much or as little as you are able, but remember, you will only get as much out of the club as you put into it.
Chapter Meeting- Members are invited to our monthly Chapter Meeting held at the DuPont Fire Station. This is when the chapter discusses and votes on chapter business. We always try to have activities for the kids and we usually have a speaker for the last half of the hour.
Playgroups- Our playgroups are usually separated by developmental stage or age and meet at the same day/time each week. Playgroups are hosted at member homes or at a local park.
Member Hosted Activities- Every month our members sign up to host various activities in their home or out in the local community. Members tell our calendar coordinator what activity they would like to host, where and when, and a brief description. Past activities have included: park play dates, holiday crafts with the kids, PJ breakfast, ethnic food potluck, planting spring flowers with the kids, kids book club, mommy and me yoga, Yogurtini play dates, dance parties, Halloween costume contests, etc.
Busy Bag Group- Busy bags are small, easy to transport, hand made, quiet, sit down activities. The idea behind a busy bag swap is that it is easier and more cost effective to envision and make lots of one activity than to have to think of and make five different ones. You make a bag for each participant and get a bag in exchange. So for example, if five moms (including you) participate, you will make four bags to pass out and you will get four bags to take home with you. Busy bag swaps are held each month at the chapter meeting for all moms who wish to participate.
Book Club- Every month a group of moms get together and discuss a book. This Fall 2014- Spring 2015 we will be reading The Stars My Destination, The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry, China Dolls, The Fault in Our Stars, I Heart My Little A-Holes, The Last Letter from Your Lover, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. Past books have included: The History of Love, Divergent, Wild, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, The Sunday Philosophy Club, etc.
Recipe Swap- Almost every month a group of moms select an ingredient or two as a 'theme' and swap recipes. Past swaps have been based on chicken, spinach, blueberries, kale, pork & beets. Moms send in their recipes containing one of these ingredients by email and get several in return.
Coffee with Graise- What started off as a member hosted activity is now a monthly event that always boasts great coffee and great conversation. While the kids play, we do an activity focused on moms and we all leave feeling rejuvenated.
Field Trips- Field trips are a fun way to get to know fellow moms as well as discover all that the pacific northwest has to offer. Past activities include trips to Point Defiance Zoo, children's museums, Frog & Kiwi, Schilter's pumpkin patch, Pigman's U-Pick Farm, a ferry ride to Anderson Island and more.
Moms Day/Night Out- One day/night each month we get together for a moms only event. Past activities have included game nights, holiday crafting, breakfast or lunch at a restaurant, trivia nights at McNameras in DuPont and many more.
Family Nights- Every few months we schedule a fun night for the whole family, including dad! Recent family nights have included a Cinco de Mayo potluck dinner, picnic dinner at the Steilacoom Farmer's Market Concert, 4th of July Parade, National Night Out at Clocktower Park, and the DuPont Fall Festival.
Helping Hands- When a mom has a new baby, is sick, or is otherwise in need of help, our awesome moms sign up to prepare and deliver meals.
Community Service Projects- Each MOMS Club® chapter does their part to help support their local community by participating in at least one community service project a year benefiting children, mothers, and/or the local community.