Febru a ry 2017

​M aggie Colletti

Happy February!

I hope everyone is doing well this rainy, chilly time of year.
Myself, I look forward to the arrival of spring and gardening
season. I love nurturing little plants, and watching the kids
get so excited to see them grow, practically before their EV ENT S POT L IGHT:
eyes. Violet's favorites are always spring peas... I can hardly
shell them fast enough, they are usually only a minute
​December Service Project Care Bags for Homeless
picked from the garden before they are gobbled up!

With those warm thoughts of spring in mind, I hope that
everyone is thinking about the possibility of running for the
board this spring. There are going to be several openings in
next year's board, and holding a position is both fun and
rewarding. This year's board has been a great group, with
anyone ready and willing to jump in if one of the others
needs a hand with her duties. Please let me, or another
board member know if you are interested in running. You
can find more information, as well as a detailed description
of each position, on the club web page.

​I hope to see everyone at the Member Social next week, we
have some fun MOMS Club gear to raffle off, and we're
going to have a great speaker (see details below!) And, as
always, this club is about YOU! If there is something you
would like to see done, or you have ideas for the club,
please let me or a board member know! In the month of November MOMS Club members donated gently used children's
clothes and a sale was held at our monthly member social. Funds raised were used to
partially cover the costs of our December service project. In December MOMS Club
families gathered for a holiday potluck and to assemble care kits for the homeless.
This was a great project for the kids because they were able to do it with little
assistance. Each kit included a pair of warm socks, a rain poncho, several hand
MEM BER SOCI A L warmers, tissues, lip Vaseline, and some soft snacks. Families got to visit at the
potluck and play at the Boys and Girls Club where the event was hosted.
The February ​Member Social will be on
Thursday, February 9th at 10:00 am at ​A big thank you everyone involved for making this event a success. We completed 20
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1385 kits, a few of which went home with moms to pass out personally. The rest went to
Oakway Rd, Eugene, OR 97401. one of the Eugene warming center locations and were greatly appreciated.

This month we've invited Ryon Wheeler from
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley to talk with us. BGCEV's
serves youth ages 6-18 and works to "inspire and empower
all young people, especially those who need us most, to
reach their full potential as productive, caring, and
responsible citizens." Current and prospective members and
their children are welcome at all member socials.
Winter Spa Salad with Lemon Chicken

B OO K CLU B Boo k of t h e Mont h

This month's book club selection is Hidden Figures by
Margot Lee Shetterly. The book club will meet on
Wednesday, February 22nd at 9am to discuss the book at
Need a burst of sunshine? Try this Winter Spa Salad with Cara Cara oranges and
Crystal's house. Please see the Facebook event for more
lemon chicken from Pinch of Yum ! You can view the recipe here.

MOMS Club has a Pinterest page with tons of recipes on there to share! Please feel
free to add to the boards!


Want to spread some love this Valentines Day? Try making
this No Mess Valentine Craft for Kids,
​Click on each photo for instructions for the craft.

Eve nt Ca le n d a r U pd at e

We have upgraded our private members-only event calendar from the .pdf file to the
live Google calendar. With this calendar, you can:

See the events as they are added/edited/removed in the calendar
Click on the link in the event description that links back to the facebook invite
so you can RSVP
Look ahead at the next month
Add the events directly to your Google calendar

To keep this calendar from public view, it has to be an invite-only calendar, and you
must have a Gmail account to view it. For those of you who do not have Gmail, we
have created a MOMS Club Calendar account for you. Please follow the instructions
below to log in. Remember that the calendar attached to that email address is
NOT our event calendar, so do not add your own events to it as nobody else will
see them.

Download File

To add your own events to the event calendar, please contact any board
member and they can add your event to the calendar.

​A re we missi n g so m et hi n g?

Is there something you'd like to see us include in future
newsletters? Have an idea for an article, a recipe to share, photos
from a MOMS Club event you'd like included? We're always open to
hearing from you!
​Feel free to email Maggie directly with ideas.

We'd like to welcome all new babies in the newsletter, so let any board member know
the details and we'll include it here! And please let us know if we missed you,
because we'd be happy to add your new little one in next months newsletter.
Crafts are on the Pinterest page please add and share on
the MOMS Club boards.
M e m be r Bi rt hd a ys & A n n ive rsa rie s i n Fe bru a ry:

Pl a yg rou p Corn e r

Strawberry Picking

Playgroups are a great way to connect with moms of kids
with similar ages. Locations vary each week based on who is ​Member Renewal Anniversaries:
hosting. Check facebook or the event calendar for more Danielle Alapont 2/20
information. Shannon Edwards 2/3
April Sine 2/10
All Ages: Fridays at 10 am Lara Wheeler 2/22

Contact Tia Merwin for more information. Member Birthdays:
​Destry Neu 2/24
Watch for more all-ages play dates via Facebook events
on the MOMS Club Facebook page, or check the Member Kid Birthdays:
Calendar. Ana Maria 2/18
Violet 2/6
Caleb 2/29
Dylan 2/21
Tatum 2/4
Levi 2/9
​ MO
M O M'S NIGHT OUT Alexa 2/11

Celebrating a member anniversary soon? Contact Amber to let her know if you'd like
to renew your membership.

Celebrating a birthday for you or your child but you didn’t get your name in this
month’s column? Send roster corrections/updates to Lara.

He l pi n g Ha n ds Prog ra m

Part of the support we have in MOMS Club of Eugene is helping each other during
times of family additions, upheaval, and stress. This is not just limited to having a
baby, things like moving or illness in the family also warrant a need for this program.
Our Helping Hands program provides moms with assistance, usually giving several
meals in a time of need. However, this program can provide more than just meals.
We can arrange assistance with child-care, running errands, even a phone tree! We
want all of our members to benefit from this program in a time of need and we are
more than willing to customize an assistance schedule that works well for each
situation. Please let us know if a circumstance should arise in your life and you feel
this program would help you! Contact Tia Merwin for more information on this
Mark your calendars for this months MOM's Night Out Membership
Tuesday, February 21st at 7pm at MOD Pizza. MOD is a
new pizza spot on Coburg Road. It is a fun place with lots of
Be sure to see a board member for business cards if you would like some to pass
options (unlimited toppings, all one price!), milkshakes, and
out, or you can refer new friends to our webpage or public Facebook page!
drinks. This is a mom's only event, babes in arms welcome.
Join us if you can! RSVP here or get more info from Amy or

MO MS CLU B of Eu g e n e

Join the Board

Enjoy participating in MOMs Club? Interested in adding a great volunteer position to
your resume? Join the fun with the Eugene MOMS Club board. We'd love to have your

Ex e cutive Boa rd M e m be rs:
M a ggie, L a ra, Cryst a l, A m be r, M a rce
MO MS Clu b R egion a l Coordi n ators
Coordi n ators:
Have questions or concerns about how our chapter functions? Contact
Tere sa, A my, Tia one of these ladies:

Area Coordinator
Lisa Lewis
(253) 631-3290

State Coordinator
Chris Baldwin
(808) 626-0131

Asst Regional Coordinator
Jenn Betz
MOMS Club of Eugene, OR Board, 2016-2017 (808) 626-0131

Maggie Colletti

Administrative VP
Crystal Leahy

Membership VP
Lara Wheeler

Marketing VP

Marce Land

Amber Zekic

MOMS Night Out Coordinators
Teresa Gray
Amy Buitenhek

Sunshine Coordinator
Tia Merwin

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