What we're about
Is Portage Moms of Munchkins the right group for you?
You: Are you a mom?
Kids: Are your kids infants through preschool age? (older siblings welcome too)
Location: Are you located in the Portage/Kalamazoo area?
Schedule: Are you available weekdays? The majority of our meetups are weekday mornings. If you're only free on evenings and weekends, this is not the right group for you. We are primarily a playdate-centered group, but also have family events and moms nights out.
If you answered YES to all of the above, please join us!
1. Apply! Please apply on Meetup.com. We also advise new members to add email@example.com to your address book to prevent your spam blocker from excluding Meetup emails. Your Meetup profile must include a photo of yourself- this is both for safety and convenience.
2. Email us! Please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, letting us know you applied.
3. Meet! 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 Meetup group website. This is NOT an interview- simply a quick meeting to answer questions about the group for prospective members.
Portage Moms of Munchkins was formed in 2012 for moms in the Portage/Kalamazoo area to form friendships for both themselves and their kids.
Our play dates include home play dates, parks, libraries, or museums. We also have outings at other fun places such as the Air Zoo, Fire station visits and zoo trips. In addition, we enjoy family activities such as potlucks and holiday parties.
Facebook Group: In addition to Meetup.com, we also have a closed 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.
To keep our members active, we have attendance and hosting requirements. Non-working moms are asked to participate in two meetups (at least one of which is hosted) each month. Working moms (working 12 or more hours weekly) are asked to attend one meetup each month and host every other month. Meetups are defined as any group meeting including play dates, moms nights, public or private settings, etc. You are NOT required to host at your home!
Dues: The first month of membership is free as a trial period for new members. After the first month, our membership dues are $1/per month.