MOMS Club® of Riverside West - CA

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Testimonials

  • "I've been a member of the MOMS Club Riverside West since 2013 and I'm so happy I found them!!! I've enjoyed meeting new friends for myself and my little. Having moved here from..."
    Danielle
    Domestic Engineer & Former MVP
  • "I have been a member of Mom's Club of Riverside West for a year now. I joined shortly after moving here from South Orange County. I have met some of the most wonderful ladies an..."
    Sabrina Klinge
    MVP
  • "I have been a member of Mom's Club for over a year and love getting together with other moms in the area. Mom's Club offers my toddler a chance to socialization with other child..."
    Jen Malle
    Member

About Us:                                                   

Goals

  • 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 children or mothers in need.

Principles

  • 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

Activities

  • Casual get-togethers in parks and members homes
  • Field Trips for mothers and their children
  • Holiday parties around Easter, Halloween, & Christmas
  • Playgroups for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
  • Activity groups for mothers, like mommy club, monthly MOMS Night Out,  cooking, or other special interests!
  • Get in-depth listings and descriptions on Meetup

Membership
The annual dues are $25 and are used exclusively to pay for the cost of printing calendars and newsletters, craft supplies, charitable donations, rental of meeting rooms, party facilities and other administrative expenses. Please feel free to attend a couple of public events (those not at members’ homes) before deciding to join. We encourage you to attend a business meeting as the best way to see what we are all about. You probably won’t be the only new person there. Although some of us have lived here for years and are experienced mothers, many of us are new in town or new to motherhood. We look forward to hearing from you - momsclub.riversidewest@gmail.com
email our chapter with any questions or information on upcoming public events.

Business Meetings
A business meeting is held monthly where we handle club business and have speakers, discussions, or an activity. Please contact us if you wish to attend and for location information. Children are welcome to come to the meeting with you – you don’t have to bring them to attend, but if you do, please remember you are responsible for your child’s safety and behavior.

Newsletter
A newsletter, calendar and membership roster are published monthly and will be e-mailed to our members or are available at our monthly business meeting. If you have something you would like to put in the newsletter, please contact a board member.

Service Projects
The International MOMS Club encourages community involvement as a way to show that stay-at-home moms make a valuable contribution to society. The local Chapters sponsor several worthwhile community projects throughout the year which benefit local children and their families.

 

By laws
All MOMS Club chapters operate under the same bylaws, both because we are part of an incorporated nonprofit, and also to have a uniform structure within the organization. A copy of these bylaws are available to all members, please ask a board member for a copy to read if you are interested.

Some of the key points about the organization, from the bylaws:

  • As a nonprofit, we may not affiliate with any political party, religious group or cause
  • We will undertake and complete at least one charitable, humanitarian or social welfare project related to children each year
  • We shall be open to all mothers in the geographic area designated by the corporation
  • Chapters are run by a volunteer executive board consisting of a president, administrative vice-president, membership vice-president, secretary and treasurer
  • Regular business meetings shall be held monthly, and any and all business shall be conducted then

Other info about the organization:

  • We have a local “Big Sister” who oversees our operation and is there to answer questions from the executive board and help if any problems arise. We also have a regional coordinator who oversees other aspects of the chapters;
  • Executive board terms run from July to June; elections take place at the June business meeting.
  • Minutes from the chapter meetings are also available to anyone who wishes to read them.

Participation
It is up to the individual member to decide what level of participation works best for her and her family. Some members are very active, serving on the board or volunteering for coordinator positions. Others just like receive the newsletter and come to a couple of public events, like the monthly meeting and a mall or park date.

There are many levels of participation in our club and you are welcome to "kick it up" a notch or lower it depending on your needs and those of your family. Sometimes a new baby, pregnancy or part-time job means that you have less time or desire to go to MOMS Club events. And other times you may have more time to participate in MOMS Club activities, like in the summer when your kids are out of school.

It's up to you to decide how much you'd like to do. There is no minimum or maximum and no pressure to participate more than you want to.


Volunteering
Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know the other MOMS Club members better.
There are many ways to volunteer. You can host an event at a park, mall, library or museum. All you have to do is take RSVPs through Meetup, be able to give directions to the event, and show up.

Or you can become more involved and host an event at your home, volunteer for a board or coordinator position, or participate in a service project.

It's up to you! Remember, we want members to be comfortable in their level of participation in the MOMS Club. You should never feel pressured to volunteer more than you want to.

Interested in volunteering? Please email us!
momsclub.riversidewest@gmail.com It's that easy.