WAHINGTON COUNTY – Are you a stay-at-home mom? Are you looking for support in your choice to stay home and raise your kids? Do you want to do fun and interesting things in your city with mothers who share common goals and desires? Do you want to make an impact locally with charities chosen by you and women like you? And, perhaps most importantly, do you want your children to be with you? If so, MOMS club of Washington County is for you.
MOMS Club of Washington County is a new support group designed for stay-at-home moms to be able to meet with like-minded mothers that want to support one another in their mothering journeys as well as provide opportunity for them and their children to learn and play together.
The new club is part of an international nonprofit organization, MOMS Club International, that, according to its website, is the first, largest and fastest growing support organization specifically for at-home mothers.
There are over 2,000 chapters, Washington County chapter founder Megan Juker said.
Juker recently moved here from Iron County, she said, where there was a MOMS club chapter that had been organized and active for a little over a year.
Finding no chapter here in Washington County, but wanting the support, Juker organized a local chapter that has been gathering for play dates for about three weeks now, she said.
The outings have been met with support by group members who applaud the group for its ability to organize activities that allow mothers and their children a chance to mingle and play.
“I am excited about the club because it is an established organization that we can rely on for great activities and ideas,” group member Jaylyn Theobald said. “The activities so far have been very fun and have provided a great way to get out and meet other moms while offering the kids engaging activities and the opportunity to interact with each other.”
Ruth Batt of Washington City loves the club because of the opportunity it provides her to approach and meet other moms who might be alone, she said. Batt has been enjoying twice-weekly play dates at local parks with the group and said that now is the time to take advantage of the good weather and get outdoors with other moms.
One of the important aspects of the club is the charity work they do, Juker said. MOMS Club International is a registered nonprofit charity organization that gives local chapters the ability to fundraise and support local charities of their choosing.
In the year that the MOMS Club of Iron County has been organized, they have raised approximately $6,000 for local charities, Juker said, charities that support moms and kids within their own community.
Monday will mark the first official meeting of the Washington County chapter which will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Washington City Community Center, 350 North Community Center Drive in Washington City. At the meeting, they will plan future play dates and classes, hear from Iron County club representatives and discuss which charities they want to support and how.
The meeting is free to attend and children are welcome, Juker said. Though the group caters to stay-at-home moms, they are an inclusive group, and all mothers are welcome. There is a $20 per year membership fee to become an official member of the group but, Juker said, they also have an income waiver for those who struggle financially.
“We are not going to turn anyone away,” Juker said.
- When: Monday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.
- Where: Washington City Community Center multipurpose room, 350 North Community Center Drive, Washington City
- Cost: Free
- Additional information: Kids are welcome and toys and coloring will be available
- For more information about the MOMS club of Washington County visit them on Facebook
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