This group is for any mom (working or non), in Kalamazoo, Portage, and surrounding area, who wants to get out of the house and find some new friends for herself and her kids and have tons of fun doing it! There is usually something on the calendar every day, sometimes multiple meet-ups, both morning and afternoon. We do a variety of activities including play dates, family outings, moms nights, etc. Our play dates vary in location from home play dates to parks to the library. We also meet and have outings at other fun places such as the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Fire House visits, and Binder Park Zoo. We also enjoy family activities such as summer barbecues, bowling nights, and holiday parties. We also enjoy Mom's Nights Out and In, which we all know we deserve! To inquire about membership please send a "request" for membership and then watch your Meetup messages for a response. We can't wait to meet you!
After filling out a "request" for membership please keep an eye on your meet-up messages. Anyone interested in joining Portage MOMs will be contacted by an organizer. We meet all new members in a public place before approving them for membership to ensure the safety of current members and children. After this initial meeting the new member will be granted complete access to the meet-up group website.
Basic Member Policies
Facebook- In addition to meet-up we also have a Facebook group for Portage MOMs. This group is set to secret so Facebook friends are unable to see that you are a member or what is posted. This group allows us to ask advice, talk, make plans, etc.
To keep our members active we have attendance and hosting requirements for all members. Non-working members are asked to attend two meetups and host one meet-up each month. Working members are asked to attend one meet-up each month and host every other month. Meet-ups are defined as any group meeting including play dates, moms nights, public or private settings, etc.
Since we pay meet-up to use the website we require all members to pay a membership fee. The first month of membership is free as a trial period to allow the new member to make sure the group is a good fit. After the first month, our membership dues are $1/per month. Any extra money we have from dues is used for holiday/family parties.