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President’s Note

2012-2013 Board PRESIDENT


rom the President

Happy October! I can’t believe Halloween is almost here. There are lots of fun things happening this month. I know all of our kids are excited as they plan their costumes for this year.  Make sure you don’t miss the Trunk or Treat, it’s a very fun evening for the kids and adults! We also have our

Murder Mystery Couples party happening on October 20th. That looks like it is going to be a blast! Don’t forget, our Mmoms t-shirts are on sale, they are really cute and comfortable. A great shirt to wear to the gym, or just around town!


Kristen Laughlin


Erika Groppe

Each month we gather (generally the second Tuesday of the month) at 7:30pm at Terwilligers Lodge in Dulle Park.

Shannon Weinstein


Anissa Cundall            Jill Branam


Chrissy Koppenhoefer Lori Suffield


General Meetings

Bekah Erck



Have a great month! Regan VanKerckhove

Regan Van Kerckhove

Mousumi Sinha


Shannon Gantzer


Mousumi Sinha


Kristi Minar


Beth Johnson


Kristen Laughlin Debbie Kirby

Join us on Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:30pm. It's a potluck to give us a chance to sample some of the recipes that will be entered into our cookbook.


Maria Hardy Katherine Rapp


Laura Phillippi Kate Pinckert

If your last name begins with a letter between A-L, please bring an appetizer or side dish. If your last name begins with a letter M-Z, please bring a main dish or dessert. We will also be cutting fabric to assist Twin Lakes with making quilts for our soldiers, so bring your scissors. See you there!


Christina Britton Jessica Werthaim

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Ruth Richter


Margo Rapp


Winnie Yaecker Wendy Anthony

October 2012

MMOM’S FIRST WOMEN’S BUSINESS FAIR This November we will be having an opportunity to showcase all the great strengths and businesses of women in and around Montgomery Moms. The Women’s Business Fair will be on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30 at Dulle Park. We are planning to have tables set up, but we need you. If you have a business and want to expose your product to our moms, please contact Laura Phillippi or Kate Pinckert to let us know you would like to join us by October 15th. After this date, we will open this up to women outside of MMoms.  Please plan to attend this great event to support local women and take care of some holiday shopping or get yourself a little something special!

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NEW MEMBER NEWS Please help us welcome our newest members:   Megan Dimon, Cindy Moore, Jackie Ogden, Ashley Munafo, Cecilly Sears, Rachelle Vergari, and Mary Jill Winstel.   All new members please  join us for a NEW MEMBER SOCIAL at 7:00 on October 9th at Terwilliger’s Lodge, prior to the monthly meeting.   This will be a great opportunity to meet other new members and learn more about Montgomery Moms!   Please send any prospective members with questions to Anissa Cundall or Jill Branam..

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Mom's Night Out: Save the Date! Since the Fall Party is in October our next MNO will be in November. Come enjoy drinks, apps and conversation at Art After Dark. Details are as follows: Art After Dark November 30, 2012 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM ‘Tis the season for merriment at the Art Museum! Join us this Final Friday for choral performances from Xavier University’s Harmon-X and University

Hair ~ Skin ~ Nails 9430 Loveland-Madeira Road 791-2133

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of Cincinnati’s Cabaret. Get your dose of the holiday spirit with a happy hour cocktail and browse wintry scenes from our permanent collections. Musical entertainment will take place and docents will rove in the permanent collection from 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM.   FREE event with cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. (Cash only). Reservations not required. Parking at the Art Museum is $4; FREE for Art Museum Members.

October Birthdays Diane VanderBrink 10/7 Pam McCallen 10/15 Nicole Carey 10/22 Abbie Rosfeld 10/22 Carla Steltenpohl 10/22 Cecilly Sears 10/27

If you have any questions or want to let us know you’re coming please email Winnie and Wendy at

Open 7 days a week, The Wild Hare Salon in Montgomery was voted “Best Hair Color Salon” by Cincinnati A- List Magazine. The Wild Hare Salon offers organic choices for hair color, makeup, and skin care, along with standard favorites.

The Wild Hare Salon is offering Montgomery Moms $10 off your first cut/color combination or $5 off a shellac manicure.

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PHILANTHROPY : MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR M.A.D.D. Make A Difference Day, Saturday October 23rd! The City of Montgomery is organizing non-profits around the city in order to make a big impact on our community. Montgomery Moms will be participating.   This is a GREAT way to help your children learn to give of themselves.   Here’s the plan:  Saturday, October 23rd: 10am – Noon - Twin Lakes ***We will be making cards for the troops!  This is appropriate for any age child.  We’ll have a bunch of stamps, stickers, & markers for decorating, and will have a special typewritten message to be glued into the cards. ***Sandwich making for a downtown food pantry.  This is appropriate for ages 4 and older.  We will provide the bread, meat, & cheese, and the kids will put together 200 sandwiches to be delivered downtown. ***Blanket making for Project Linus, a non-profit group that provides blankets to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.   Older children can help make small cuts and tie knots. "" At our October Membership meeting, we will be cutting the material for the blankets into blanket-sized squares, in preparation for Make A Difference Day.) Please rsvp to Pam McCallen (contact information in the Membership Directory) . We are also collecting your gently used books to donate to Children’s Hospital again this year.  You can bring them to any membership meeting.

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES...E-I-E-I-O! WHEN: Monday, Oct 8th; TIME: 10:15 am; LOCATION: Shaw Farms 1737 State Route 131 Milford, OH 45150 We will have a hay ride then a barn tour. Admission will be $2 for everyone over 12 months. Feel free to bring a packed lunch as there is a picnic area. An e-vite has been sent for this event. WHEN: Friday, Oct 12th; TIME: 10:00 am; LOCATION: Craft time at Montgomery Park!   We will be decorating foam pumpkins & pumpkin patch picture frames. WHEN: Sunday, Oct 21st; TIME:  5:30 pm ; ACTIVITY: Trunk or Treat! LOCATION: Montgomery Park Fun for the whole family!  Bring your kids dressed in their costumes (or change them after they eat.)  We’ll have pizza in the pavilion and then head down to the parking lot where the kids will go trick or treating from one car/minivan/suv “trunk” to another.  Please bring a side item or dessert to share. Pizza will be served at 6:00pm. If your child is too young to trunk or treat, feel free to join in just for dinner.  Be sure to bring a bag of candy to pass out.  *If the weather looks "iffy", an update will be sent by noon that day. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 30th; TIME: Morning (exact time tbd); ACTIVITY: Play time at the park!   Meet at Hopewell Park for some play time.  If the weather is unpleasant, we will meet at Recreations Outlet in Milford. If you have questions about any of the children’s activities, please send an e-mail to

RECIPE BOOK...RECOMMENDED BY SHANNON WEINSTEIN I was going to submit a recipe from a cookbook I recently boughtbut I couldn't decide which one. So I thought I would just like to recommend the book.  It's called "Don't Panic- Dinner's in theFreezer".   All of the recipes have been tested to freeze well.  

day by double or tripling your recipes. It shows the best way to pack your dinners to freeze them well (without freezer burn) and how to cook them the day you take them out of the freezer. I've tried 6 of the recipes so far and they all turned out great.

They include money saving tips and explain how you can group up with a couple of friends and cook a few meals together on one

I've got a nice little stock pile of dinners in my freezer for days that I don't feel like cooking or that the hubby can throw in the oven if I'm late getting home

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MONTGOMERY MOMS T-SHIRTS! T-shirts will be available to order from the first meeting until Oct 15th. The shirts will be on hand to try on at both the September and October meetings. We are offering a fitted shirt for $10 and a T-shirt style shirt for $8. Payments can be made to Montgomery Moms via check, cash or Paypal (Paypal will incur a small additional fee).



FALL ADULT PARTY PLAYGROUPS Come one, come all for the Greatest Show on Earth! Please join Montgomery Moms as we present “Murder Under the Big Top”as our fall adult party.   Party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20th beginning at 7 pm (though things most likely will not get underway until 7:30) at Three Chimney’s Clubhouse at Vintage Club. Please RSVP as soon as possible as characters need to be assigned approx. 10 days before the party. Please respond to evite or contact Rebekah Erck. Cost is $10 per couple. Dinner—a “sophisticated” circus fare and drinks will be provided. Page 7

Playgroups have been formed for the year. Once groups are formed, it can be difficult to add members to them throughout the year due to playgroup size as well as day/time/age of kids meeting. Forms can be submitted throughout the year, if it is possible to fit a new member into an existing playgroup I will go ahead and do that, but more likely than not I will keep a folder of requests and as the year goes on if there are enough members with similar request (i.e age of children and day they want to meet) I can form new groups. Playgroup forms can be found on the Montgomery Moms website.  Please feel free to email with any questions.

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BOOK CLUBS! JOIN US FOR A FUN DISCUSSION Book club will meet the third week of each month. 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. Oct- Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman /Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. This month read one or both of these books.  Should make for some interesting contrasting discussion.  Host-Maria Hardy- Oct 18 Nov/Dec- Newbery Award winners Read any of the young adult books on the Newbery Award winner list.  It dates back to 1922!  I’m sure you’ll find some old favorites on this list. Host Erika Groppe Jan- Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof- Host - Pam McCallen- Jan 16 Feb- 50 Shades of Grey by E L James Host - Carmen Maxwell Mar- 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 Page 8

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