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  • 10/30/2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Looking for fun and safe ways to keep this years Halloween sort of normal?

    Check out the HALLOW-LUMA drive through parade at the fairgrounds (pre-register through parks and rec required!!). https://cityofpetaluma.org/event/hallowluma/

    personal side note: I found the sign-up process frustrating and not-intuitive but I took a deep breath and it wasn't so bad once I figured it out. Feel free to reach out to me if you need help! I think this is going to be a lot of fun and I even volunteered to staff the booth for a couple hours, so come see my awesome costume!!

    There is a Trick or Treat map out there where people can put down that they are participating in a distanced trick or treating situation.

    Just go to Halloween-map.com. This is a national map but many Petalumans are participating! Each participate lists there address and can assign themselves as "allergy free" or not and include a short description of the precautions they are taking. Very cool!!

    Happy Halloween!!!

  • 10/08/2020 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello!

    I don't know about you but I am in the throes of Covid burnout. I have accepted and one hundred percent understand the importance of the new norm but I am frustrated and frankly, bored! I am sure that speaks to my privilege, but that is another conversation for another day.

    Thankfully we live in an amazing little town that has somehow maintained a semblance of normalcy this fall, as we prepare for the encroaching holiday season. Petaluma has pulled together and managed to offer some really fun and safe events for parents and also for families.

    I am going to try to post some upcoming events every couple weeks that sound like I would enjoy them and hey, you might too. Hopefully we can find some joy during this holiday season and put the stress of our daily lives aside for a few hours at some of these events.

    Much love,

    Camille

    PMC director of Communications (aka blogger extraordinaire)


    EVENTS that sound fun to me

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 - Brewsters Beer Garden OKTOBERFEST 2020

    I think this event is more for the adults but hey, call up that in-law or friend who you are quarantining with (if that exists) and let loose (as safely as possible)!     You deserve it!

    RESERVATIONS highly recommended, use the link below for more info.

    https://www.visitpetaluma.com/event/brewsters-beer-garden-oktoberfest-2/2020-10-10/

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 16 - HOCUS POCUS! Drive in Movie at the Petaluma Fairgrounds

    This will be tons of fun for the whole family! Follow the link to get tickets and learn more information.

    cityofpetaluma.org/hocus-pocus-drive-in-movie 


    All of my information comes from the Visit Petaluma website, which I highly recommend!



  • 10/02/2020 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PMC Mamas -

    Happy Fall!

    My name is Jessica Marcy.  I served as PMC President last year, and I am honored to return as President for the remainder of the 2020-21 term.  Our last President, Allison, had to step down as she and her family had an exciting opportunity to relocate.  Allison did an amazing job during her time on the board, not just as President but in the many positions she served before that.  She will be very missed.

    I wanted to reach out today to introduce myself and assure you that although things will and have been different this year I am committed to leading this club and maintaining it's goals of providing a supportive and engaged community of moms and their families. Together, the board and I want to normalize things as much as possible.  We are working diligently to provide you with as many resources as possible, as well as finding fun and unique ways to engage with one another - virtually, distanced, safe.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas regarding the PMC, please don't hesitate to reach out.  You can email me at president@petalumamothersclub.org, or reach out to me on Facebook.


    I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with all of you!


    Best,

    Jessica Marcy

    President, Petaluma Mothers' Club

  • 09/10/2020 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PMC mama and board member, Melissa Harryman is a first grade teacher at Austin Creek Elementary in Santa Rosa. She loves to do fun read-alouds and a related directed draw with her students . She also loves reading to her amazing, book-loving 3 1/2 year old Audrey! 

    Melissa has put together two videos exclusively for PMC moms. The first video is a read aloud of a book from the wonderful book series called Bear and Friends, it is called Bear Can't Sleep. She will also share some fun bear facts for animal lovers. Afterward there is another link to a directed draw of a polar bear. In it she gives tips for young artists or ways to differentiate it for even younger kids. She shows several examples along the way. Both the read aloud and lesson are tried and approved by Audrey. 

    Want to continue the bear theme? Other bear themed books families may want to read together are: I Want My Hat Back by John Klassen, There's a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins, Brown bear Brown Bear, What do you See? By Eric Carle, Corduroy by John Freeman, JamBerry by Bruce Degen, Teddy Bear Picnic by Bruce Watley, We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, Paddington by Michael Bond, Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland, any Berenstain Bears book by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Very Brave Bear by Nick Bland, Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins, and many more! 

    You can also go on a bear hunt, have a teddy bear picnic, or watch a bear movie/tv show too (like Paddington, Winnie the Pooh, and so many more!)


    Have Fun!!


    Bear Can't Sleep Read Aloud with first grade teacher Melissa Harryman — Watch Video

    Bear Directed draw with first Grade Teacher Mrs. Harryman — Watch Video

  • 09/02/2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PMC is supporting the Petaluma People Services Center with a remote service project to help isolated seniors in our community. It is a fun and easy project for artists of all ages and skill levels All you have to do is draw a picture in black marker (not a lot of fine detail!) and email the picture to admin@petalumapeople.org, or drop it off M-F 9am-2pm at 1500 Petaluma Blvd South. PPSC will make copies of the drawings for the seniors to color. Questions? Email service@petalumamothersclub.org

  • 08/28/2020 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Morning PMC Members, 

    It is with sadness that I will be stepping down as your President. My family and I will be unexpectedly relocating outside of the area and as excited as I am for this new adventure, I am heartbroken to have to step away from you and this club that I feel so deeply about.

    I have LOVED being your President. I have served on the board for 3 years prior to this post and have felt proud of the work our Club has done and the community that we have served. From assisting with coordinating events, to collaborating on content for the newsletter/blog, to our monthly meetings where I got to catch up with friends before we got down to business. It has all been a wonderful experience and I know the next President with cherish it as I have.

    I know the new President has an amazing and seasoned board behind them and they are eager to be incredibly supportive not only during the transition but throughout the year. They are excited for the opportunity to give a member of our club the opportunity to step up and bring a new perspective and continued enthusiasm to the role.

    Thank you all for keeping our community strong and in supporting one another during this time. 2020 has been a doozy, but folks, you aren’t alone. You have the full support of this club to get you through.

    If you are interested in the position of President, please feel free to contact me at president@petalumamothersclub.org or Tracy De Bel at vp@petalumamothersclub.org


    Thank you, it’s been an honor serving you.

    Allison Moghaddasi

    President, Petaluma Mothers' Club


    Job Description: 

    President
    Approximate hours per month: 5-20 
    Point of contact for Club members and community. Oversees Board members, events, and overall functionality of the Club. 

    · Voting Board Member

    · Set agenda with old business, new business, and time frame of board meetings

    · Run monthly board meetings

    · Send website content and/or updates to the Director of Communications and Director of Online Services monthly

    · Mediate problems within the PMC and maintain confidentiality

    · Follow up on Board performance and reassign tasks, delegate/select back ups as needed

    · Act as secondary signatory for bank account

    · Responsible for all aspects of annual ‘Magnolia Award’ and present at Spring Tea

    · Coordinate annual board recruitment with Volunteer Coordinator

    · Establish ad-hoc committees as needed

    · At conclusion of term, oversea transition of Board and remain available as advisor to new Board, if so requested

    · Lead contact for Legal

    · Other duties may come up to help with essential functions of the club



  • 08/20/2020 7:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PMC 2020 mom Evelyn wrote me with her favorite go-to recipe as a new mom during quarantine...she only wishes her bank account could support this recipe every day! Me too Evelyn, me too!


    Time:

    5 mins prep

    30-40 mins wait


    Ingredients:

    1. Smart phone


    Instructions:

    1. Pull out your phone one-handed while bouncing baby and open GrubHub

    2. Search your favorite food - top picks in my house are "Pizza," "Thai," or "Tacos"

    3. Order everything you want plus one extra thing to eat secretly before husband gets home

    4. Don't open the door when it's delivered because you are in a gross milk stained top and boxers. (Thank you COVID, 'contactless' means I don't have to see you)

    5. Crack open the door and snake one hand out to grab the bag

    6. Chow down on delicious food!


    Thank you Evelyn for keeping it real and giving us some laughs!

    Here is a pic of adorable Hailey, born 6/10/2020


  • 08/13/2020 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Morning!

    Birth Announcements

    Katie, Brian and Lucas Fleck welcomed baby Miles Vidal on Monday July 6th!

    7lbs 12oz and 21 inches long of adorable squish! Katie and Brian are completely smitten and enjoying every moment, while hoping for longer stretches of sleep. Lucas has walked into the role of big brother smoothly and has lots of big love for little Miles.


    If you have a birth announcement to share please email blogger@petalumamothersclub.org


    Community Interest

    Have you checked out the Black Lives Matter art installation at the Petaluma Library? It is no longer cordoned off but you can still see the beautiful paintings and feel the love and solidarity that our town has for this important movement.


    For more information visit:

    www.petaluma360.com/article/news/petaluma-mural-lauds-black-lives-matter-movement/amp/


    Have a great week everyone!




  • 08/08/2020 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    I would like you to take a moment and reread this quote. “If you are a mom, you are a superhero. Period.” I couldn’t agree with this statement more. 

    Each and every one of you have gone so far above and beyond in the last six months. SIX MONTHS. It’s been hard. It’s been messy, literally and figuratively. It’s stretched our limits. It’s forced us to think outside of the box. And with school aged children going back to school with a new format, we are stressed out. We see you, we hear you, you appreciate you. We are here for you.


    I know in many of our PMC Facebook groups we’ve been having so much conversation about this. You’ve been asking each other, “how are you doing?” And boy do I personally value this club for these check-ins. The truth? We’re surviving. Some are thriving, some are struggling, but mostly, we’re all leaning on each other. 


    Keep up the open dialogue. Walk forward knowing you have a tribe behind you. You are not alone. 


    -Allison Moghaddasi,

    President of the Petaluma Mothers’ Club



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