Frequently Asked Questions
Who started the MOMS Club?
The MOMS Club began in 1983 by Mary James, an at-home mother in California. When she discovered there were no other organizations that met during the day and allowed her to come with her baby and preschooler, she decided to start a brand new organization just for at-home mothers and the MOMS Club was born. The chapter she started was so successful; she knew mothers in other areas must need a MOMS Club too. Soon she and other volunteers were helping mothers start MOMS Clubs across the country and around the world. We currently have 2,100+ chapters and over 110,000 members in the U.S. and around the world!
What does MOMS Club stand for?
MOMS Club – MOMS Offering MOMS Support
What are the MOMS Club goals?
The MOMS Club goals are to provide support for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children, to provide a forum for topics of interest to mothers, to help children in the community and to perform at least one service project yearly helping needy children.
How much does it cost to be a member?
We have an annual membership fee of $20.00. Your annual membership fees go towards our chapter registration fees to the International MOMS Club, room rental fees, newsletter printing, and general office supplies. Annual fees are due on your anniversary month. If the $20 annual dues are a financial hardship for you, you may apply to our board for a reduction in the dues or a payment plan. All applications for reduced dues will be handled with confidentiality. Please contact a board member for more information.
Do I have to attend every event?
Only if you want to! As a member, you will receive a monthly calendar of our planned activities with our newsletter. The great thing about the MOMS Club is that you can choose to attend the events that suit your schedule and interests.
I'm interested in checking you out, what do I do next?
The next step is to contact us at FrontRoyalMOMS@gmail.com or call us at 540-692-6001. We will send you a list of public events that you can attend throughout the month and get to know some of the other moms. Prospective members may attend two (2) regular business meetings or public events before they pay their membership fees, but they may not vote or participate in activity groups (including play dates) until they have submitted their membership form and fee.
I don’t live in Front Royal but I visit weekly to shop, can I still be a member?
Our chapter’s geographic area includes mothers who live in Front Royal 22630, Linden 22642, Strasburg 22657, Chester Gap 22623, Bentonville, Cedarville & Browntown in 22610 zip code. If you live outside this area there may be another MOMS Club chapter closer to you! To find the chapter closest to you, please contact the International MOMS Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.momsclub.org.
Is the MOMS Club a charity?
The International MOMS Club Corporation (including this chapter) is registered with the IRS as a nonprofit charity with the 501(c)(3) classification. This means that the International MOMS Club is a true, publicly supported charity. As such, all donations to the International MOMS Club are charitable donations and does not have to pay income tax on its income. With 501(c)(3) rules, all money raised by a local chapter must be used for nonprofit purposes.