The 2021 Mothers' Social is happening!!
It's time to hang out! A little live music, BBQ, and mama friends! We are so excited! The theme this year is simple... We Got Out of the House and Away from Zoom!!!! Put on your dress-up flip flops, or maybe even some heels.
Registration for the Event - We are closing registration on June 14. Volunteers can register through June 18 via the supplemental invite. Registration is limited. We will be ordering our meals ahead. Please make sure to register ASAP to secure your spot!
Food - You will preselect your dinner when you register through this invite. Jerry's Downtown BBQ will be serving dinner with a light dessert. 2 drink tickets are included.
Raffle - We will have a scaled-down raffle this year. In light of our current economy, we will not be contacting local businesses to request donations. We are only requesting donations from NMC members, and we have some gift certificates left over from last year. If your family owns a business, provides services, or participates in an MLM please contact email@example.com by June 12 if you would like to donate!
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event 3 for $5 or 15 for $20. Cash or credit cards can be used to purchase raffle tickets. Click here for our supplemental Mothers' Social invite for raffle presale and volunteer signups!
Wine Wall- NMC board members have been asked to donate a bottle of wine for our wine wall. If you would also like to contribute, please bring a bottle of red, white, or sparkling wine with you to the event. We will conceal the bottles for some surprise wine prizes! Surprise wine bottles will be part of our raffle this year.
Volunteers- We will need volunteers to help with set up, ticket sales, and light clean up. Volunteers will receive 10 raffle tickets as a special thank you (and logged volunteer hours).
COVID Precautions - NMC always follows the current county public health guidelines. Check out the county's website for current conditions. Under the orange tier, we are limited to 50 people. We will be able to expand registration beyond 50 if we reach the next tier and/or the rules change by June 22 :) We will ask everyone to sign a COVID waiver at the event.
Registration for the Event- Use the main invite (click here) to register for the event and pre-order your meal.
Raffle - Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event 3 for $5 or 15 for $20. Cash or credit cards can be used to purchase raffle tickets.
Pre-Sale Raffle Tickets - Purchase raffle ticket bundles ahead of time for a discount by registering below! 20 for $20, 50 for $40, or 140 for $100. The last day for pre-sale raffle tickets is June 14.
Volunteers- We will need volunteers to help with set up, ticket sales, and light clean up. Volunteers will receive 10 raffle tickets as a special thank you (and logged volunteer hours). The event coordinator will contact you to schedule volunteer time. the last day for volunteer registrations is June 18.
Multiple registrations are available via this invite. Buy as many tickets as you like ahead of time! Please consider volunteering! It takes a village to make the events happen!
Come join us at the movies! The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is an action/comedy.
Movie starts at 5:20, so meet at 5 to get seated and popcorn.
Hope to see you there.
You asked, we answered!
Send along the Dad of the household to grab a beer and meet other Novato Dads.
Having kids is a big change for everyone in the family, and many people have mentioned that they wish there was someone that Dad's could connect and make friends.
We plan to have the Dad's group meet every 3 months.
Our NMC board is amazing! We are so grateful to the mamas who added some light and connection to the Novato quarantine.
It is the time of year when we start to close out this term and plan for the future of our club. There are a few board positions opening up. We are ready to invite some new members to join the leadership team.
Please click here to let us know what NMC board positions might interest you!
We love our NMC members and love to support each other when we can. The first day of each month is Member Owned Business Day! If you are a NMC member feel free to tell the club about your business in the Comments section of this post. Comments can only be posted on the 1st, and will be turned off on the 2nd. You must be an active (not lapsed) Novato Mothers Club Member. Comments from non members will be deleted. If you plan on posting please read the guidelines below. Enjoy supporting each other!
You can find our facebook page by clicking here :)
Please limit yourself to one post, regardless of how many businesses you want to promote; include all relevant information. You or/and an immediate family member must own the business in order to post.
Join us for coffee outside at the back of Dr Insomniacs.
Please follow current CDC guidelines re social distancing, masks, etc.
Although this is intended to be a parent focused event, if you don't have someone to watch the children, please don't hesitate to bring them.
No board meeting this month.
Bring the family, some snacks, and a picnic blanket for a park play date.
When entering Stafford Lake, turn left to get to the play ground. Parking is paid at a machine upon entry to the national park.
Hi Mommies- looking for a photographer or a notary? Do you want to support other local Novato families? Look no further than our Novato Mothers Club Mommy’s List!
This is a list of our member owned businesses so take a peek at all the wonderful moving and shaking family business!
Click here for a link to the list!
If you would like to add your business to the list, click here to give us your info!
We loved the last Fredrik Backman book so much, that we have picked another book by this author.
A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.
Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.
When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.
We are so happy to have you in our community and want you to know about an important NMC resource, Mothers' Support. This past year has been slightly different, to say the least, but we wanted to make you aware that Mothers' Support is still in full effect. As a member of NMC, it feels incredible to be a part of a community that supports one another. We do that rallying through food in a time of need. It is required that within the year of initiating membership all members provide one meal to a family or opt-out by paying a fee. Due to Covid, home-cooked meals have had to be put on hold, but we have come up with a solution to make sure all families in need still get their meals.
Although nothing beats a home-cooked meal, we plan to extend food delivery gift cards to families. We ask that each member make a contribution in one of the amounts listed below. Members requesting support will receive a gift certificate to GrubHub or DoorDash. We'll also create a personal meal train link that families can circulate if they would like. Our contributions will help the family with one less thing to do when times may not be the easiest.
Thank you so much for your support to this club and all the future moms in need. And don't forget to reach out if you have a baby on the way! If you're unable to contribute to at this time, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can fulfill your membership duty and find another way to help.
Novato Mothers Club. P.O. Box 1306, Novato, CA 94948