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 Clocktower Park in DuPont on the last Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. This is when the chapter discusses and votes on chapter business, and then the littles play at the park while moms get some friend time too. We provide snacks and occasionally have guest speakers on relevant topics, like kindergarten prep or postpartum depression.
Playgroups- We have two playgroups, a 0-4 and 4 and up. Playgroups are hosted at member homes or at a local park. We have all ages events frequently but these are aimed at a certain age group.
Member Hosted Activities- Our calendar is entirely run by members. Members can create events and invite the group to various activities in their home or out in the local community. We maintain a private Facebook page, in addition to our public one, with all of the monthly events. Past activities have included: park play dates, holiday crafts with the kids, PJ breakfast, zoo trips, berry picking, swimming, kids movies, coffee out, read-ins or storytime, etc.
Happy Hour- One of our members host a monthly happy hour in her home for mommas while kiddos play. Whats better than a mom and me happy hour?
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.
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, Star Center, 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, paint and sips, mani/pedis, movie nights, 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. Our chapter is very involved in the local community. This past year we hosted a joint fundraiser with Fit4Mom DuPont/Lacey benefitting Madigan Army Medical Center's NICU. We also sponsor a local trail, give to RunToRemember, and host an annual benefit garage sale for a local cause supporting moms and kids.