Our dues are presently $20 a year and pay for room rentals, chapter supplies and programs. You may attend two meetings before you decide to become a member. We understand that being an at-home mother often means a tight budget, so if the dues would be a hardship for your family, please talk to one of our board members.
MEMBERSHIP QUESTION & ANSWERS
Q: How do I find out what’s going on in the Club?
A: We mostly use the Meetup app and a private Facebook group to communicate. We also email important information including our playdate calendar, newsletters, service project flyers, and meeting agendas. It is important to try to attend the Monthly Social each month to stay involved in what is going on in the club. At our meetings we vote on important issues and your opinion counts!
Q: Can my children really come to everything with me? What about kids I baby-sit for?
A: Yes, please bring your children to everything! Most moms do choose to leave the kids with dad or a sitter for MOMS Night Out, but children can attend. You may bring any children besides your own that you are responsible for as long as we have the proper forms signed and on hand for each child. If needed, these can be obtained at the sign in table at the monthly meetings.
Q: What do my dues pay for?
A: We pay the International MOMS Club® Corporation $2 per member per year to maintain our charter, but that will be increasing to $5 per member after 1/1/2019. In addition, your dues pay for the expense of general supplies needed to run the chapter. Since we are a non-profit group, we can spend very little on parties, etc. and thus must rely on our membership to donate the time and supplies to make our gatherings work, or to help with fund-raising events to raise the money for special events.
Q: How much will the MOMS Club® cost me?
A: You do not need to spend any money besides your annual dues unless you choose to. Monthly Socials, play groups, park days, and most activity groups are free. Some field trips and MOMS Night Out may cost additional funds, but we try to keep them reasonable. In addition, you may choose to bring snacks or a potluck dish to some gatherings, or donate craft supplies to a childrens’ party, and the cost of those are up to you.
Q: How can I get more involved?
A: We rely on our members for everything, so your participation will be very appreciated. Call a coordinator or board member and ask to join their committee. Form a new activity group. Come to the Monthly Socials and share your ideas and opinions. This is YOUR club, and you will get out of it what you put into it!
Q: Are there any “perks” to being in the MOMS Club®?
A: Sure! For one, we have a “Helping Hands” program that we encourage all our members to call upon when needed. “Helping Hands” may provide meals, babysitting, errands, etc. to any mom who needs it due to pregnancy, a new child, illness, etc. And of course, let’s not discount the amazing friendships you and your kids will make through the MOMS Club® and the memories you will make at our activities!