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F OOTPRI NTS A NEWSLETTER FOR MONTGOMERY MOMS AND THEIR KIDS IN THE SYCAMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT FEBRUARY 2013

PRESIDENT’S NOTE

2012-2013 Board PRESIDENT

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rom the President

Spring is just around the corner! I am ready for winter to be over! At this month’s meeting we will be talking about financial investing with Scott Reynolds with Waddell and Reed Financial Advising. It will be a very interesting topic, so please make sure to join us.

Positions for our Board will be available for next year. This is a great way for you to get more involved with Montgomery Moms and meet new people. Open positions will be emailed out in the next few weeks. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

VICE PRESIDENT

Regan VanKerckhove

Bekah Erck

TREASURER

Kristen Laughlin

SECRETARY

Erika Groppe

MEMBERSHIP

Shannon Weinstein

NEW MEMBER COORDINATORS

Anissa Cundall             Jill Branam

NEW MEMBER COORDINATORS

Chrissy Koppenhoefer Lori Suffield

WEBSITE COORDINATOR

Best Regards,

Regan Van Kerckhove

Mousumi Sinha

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Shannon Gantzer

NEWSLETTER LAYOUT

Mousumi Sinha

COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT

Kristi Minar

ADVERTISING

Beth Johnson

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Kristen Laughlin

New Members

OUTREACH

Katherine Rapp

MEETING COORDINATOR

Laura Phillippi Kate Pinckert

We are always welcoming new members. We are our best recruiters.

HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS

Christina Britton  Jessica Werthaim

If you have any questions or know any prospective members with questions please contact Anissa Cundall or Jill Branam.

PLAYGROUPS PHILANTHROPY MOM'S NIGHT OUT

Ruth Richter TBD Winnie Yaecker Wendy Anthony


GENERAL MEETINGS.... Our monthly general meetings are a great place to come and unwind with new and old friends! Each month we gather (generally the first Tuesday of the month) at 7:30 PM in Terwilligers Lodge at Dulle Park. Collect a name tag, check out the tables listings of current group events, grab a drink and some treats, and then do a little socializing. We will begin our meetings at 7:45 PM with announcements and business from the Board. Presentations or the evening’s event will begin at 8 PM and will end with social time at 8:45 PM. RSVPs are never necessary. You are always welcome! Bring a friend! The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. Please join Financial Advisors Scott Reynolds and Shelley Funke-Frommeyer (certified financial planner and mother of 6) from Waddell and Reed Financial Consulting. Learn about investment and risk management strategies to take you to and through retirement. Social Security benefits will likely be diminished or

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eliminated by the time we retire, so; it’s a really important issue to think and plan for! The evening will provide: refreshments courtesy of Waddell and Reed and plenty of time for questions and answers surrounding your financial concerns. Scott Reynolds found his way to Cincinnati thanks to the sport of hockey. Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Saskatchewan, Canada, he met his wife, Mel, while playing NCAA Division I ice hockey at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. After graduating at the top of his class with a degree in Finance, Scott spent 5 years playing pro hockey in Cincinnati; Rochester; Hamilton, Ontario; Northern Italy, and Zagreb, Croatia, while helping to manage his family’s ranching business from afar. During their travels, Scott and Mel liked Cincinnati so much that, this past spring, they decided to settle down here with their 1 year old son, Eli. In his new career as a financial advisor, Scott loves to help clients reach their financial goals, and was recently asked to join the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he’s helping to find new ways for our community to continue to grow and thrive.

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES What: Adventure Station Indoor Play at Sharon Woods Where: Inside the Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods When: Friday, February 8 Time: 10:00 am (this opens at 10, but feel free to arrive and stay later if your schedule allows) Cost: $2.50 plus you’ll need a parking pass ($10 for annual pass)

 What: Gymnastics at Kids First Where: Kids First Sports Complex on Kemper Rd When: Monday, February 25 Time: 10:00 am Cost: $5 per child An e-vite will be sent for this event

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Mom's Night Out http://www.meijapaneserestaurant.com/ Come Join Us for a Hibatchi Dinner at Mei Restaurant! When: Wed Feb 20th, 6:45 pm Location: Mei Japanese Restaurant 8608 Market Place Lane Montgomery We will make the reservation the day before, so please let us know before Feb 19th if you can join us. As always, please feel free to email Winnie and Wendy at montgomerymomsmno@gmail.com.

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Book Club.... A fun, lively discussion.... Book club will try to meet the third week of each month (with some exceptions). I will let the host choose the day, time and place. Please let me know if you’d like to host. We are happy to meet at houses or out and about. We usually start meeting around 7:30 PM but the exact time can be up to the host. Please let Lori Suffield know if you want to get on the book club email list.

February- 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James Host Carmen MaxwellThe tentative date for this one is Fri. February 1.  It will be a book club/50 Shades Pure Romance party!!!!

March - Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

April - Bloom by Kelle Hampton- Host Kate Pinckert

May - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- Host- Beth Johnson

Summer (to be discussed in August)- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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Birthdays Molli Monk, 2/9 Mousumi Sinha, 2/17 Carey Greiner, 2/22

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OUTREACH NEWS!!! We have a new addition to our Montgomery Moms Family this month. Congratulations to Jackie and David Ogden! They welcomed Julia Xiu Ogden to their family on January 4th! He arrived at 10:18am and was 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long. Julia joins her big sisters Emma and Olivia! All are doing well! A huge thank you goes out to our meal-makers for the month Jill Branam, Lori Suffield and Mary Jill Winstel. Your efforts are much appreciated! If you are pregnant, please contact Katherine Rapp so that we can prepare meals for you once your baby arrives. If you are experiencing a hardship or loss, please also contact Katherine Rapp so that we can provide assistance and/or meals as needed.

Julia Xiu Ogden Birth Date: January 4th, 2013 Time: 10:18am Weight: 8lbs. 9oz. Length: 20" Parents: David & Jackie Siblings: Emma and Olivia

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Submitted by Kristen Laughlin

Green “Detox� Soup makes 4 servings

This is from a recent blog post on Nourishyourself.com (our November speaker). Directions: 1. In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in garlic, onion, and ginger. Saute, stirring for 3 minutes.

Ingredients:

2. Add broccoli, spinach, parsnips, celery, and parsley. Stir just until spinach wilts. Add just enough water to submerge vegetables.

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons diced onion 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 bunch of broccoli, cut up

3. Bring to a gentle boil, cover pot and reduce heat to a moderate simmer. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until all the vegetables are soft. 4. Puree in a blender or by using an immersion blender.

8 oz. fresh spinach leaves 3 parsnips, peeled and sliced

5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice if you prefer a brighter flavor.

2 ribs of celery, sliced 1 handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped salt and pepper to taste

It was easy to make and great for a cold winter day.

fresh lemon or lime juice, optional

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Cheers to Art

Our Moms Night Out - January 24th, 2013

We request our MMoms to please send us pictures of events they have attended to share with other MMoms and to enliven our newsletter.


HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU! Recipe from: cocktails.about.com

Tequila isn't mixed into creamy drinks too often, but when it is, such as here in the Agave Kiss, it's a dream. This one happens to be ultra-creamy, complete with chocolate and raspberry liqueurs and double cream, shaken to a slurry mix. The original recipe here does call for silver, or blanco, tequila but I prefer to use an aged one instead. The reposados and anejos add a caramel sweetness that goes perfectly with the creams for the ultimate sweetheart drinks. Ingredients: • • • • • •

2 oz Herradura Tequila Silver 1 oz white creme de cacao 1 oz double cream 1/2 oz Chambord white chocolate flakes for rimming fresh raspberries for garnish

Preparation: 1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Herradura tequila, white crème de cacao, double cream and Chambord. 2. Shake for 15 seconds. 3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, rimmed with white chocolate, add a spear of fresh raspberries, and serve.


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