FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the MOMS Club® of Antioch, California. If you have additional questions you are always welcome to email us at MOMSClubofAntioch@gmail.com and one of our executive board members will contact you as soon as possible or we welcome you to complete the request for information form on the Meet Us page.
Q: How do I join?
A: If you are within the zip codes of 94509, 94531, 94565, or 94561 you have come to the right place. You are within our chapter boundaries. Yay! You can contact the MOMS Club of Antioch by emailing MOMSClubofAntioch@gmail.com . Our Membership Vice President will contact you to answer any questions that you might have and let you know about upcoming activities you can participate in. The annual membership dues can be mailed or given to one of the Executive Board Members. If you are outside of those boundary area we would like to invite you to visit www.MOMSClub.org (the International MOMS Club website) to locate a chapter near you. If you don’t quite know where to begin, you are always welcome to contact us and we would be happy to offer you some direction.
Q: I just joined. Now what?
A: Welcome! We will send you a newsletter and calendar. The first thing you should do is look over the newsletter and calendar and decide what you would like to participate in. Please RSVP for those events you plan to attend – you can always call or email back to cancel if something comes up. We list all of our upcoming events in our newsletter. If you notice a project that you would like to be involved in, or think of another way you would like to volunteer, please call any board member. Our group is only as strong as our member involvement and we would love to have you participate fully!
Q: How do I find out what’s going on in the Club?
A: The newsletter is your first source for upcoming events and announcements. You can pick up your newsletter at the monthly Members’ Meeting, or the secretary will mail or email it to you within four days if you do not make it to the meeting. Finally, it is also important to try to attend the Members’ Meeting 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?
A: Yes, please bring your children to everything! Being a stay-at-home mom shouldn’t keep you at home. (Most moms do choose to leave the kids with dad or a sitter for Moms Night Out, but nursing infants are always welcome!)
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. Members’ meetings, activity groups, and playgroups are all free. Some field trips and mom’s nights out may cost extra, 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 children’s’ party, and the cost of those are up to you. The annual dues are $28 per year. If the annual fee is a financial hardship for you, you can apply to the board for a waiver or reduction in the fee.
Q: What do my dues pay for?
A: We pay the International MOMS Club® Corporation $2 per member per year to maintain our charter. In addition, your dues pay for the expense of our newsletter, such as printing and copying, along with other general supplies needed to run the chapter. Since we are a non-profit group, we can spend very little on parties, etc. and thus we 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 money for special events.
Q: I have an interest that the MOMS Club doesn’t address. Who do I talk to?
A: If you have any suggestions, please call any board member. We would love to help you start a new activity group! Chances are good that if you are interested in something, another member is too.
Q: How can I get more involved?
A: We rely on our members for everything, so your participation is much appreciated. Call a coordinator or board member and ask to join their committee. Form a new activity group. Come to the Members’ Meetings 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! We have a “Delightful Deliveries” program and we encourage all our members to use it when needed. Delightful Deliveries provides 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!