P eapod P a rticulars



P eapod P a rticulars
August 2006
Changes & Opportunities
With summer break half over and back to school shopping beginning, LNMOM
starts a new fiscal year. It is time again to renew our memberships. I hope you can
consider this last year and remember all you’ve gained as a member of this organization. Between support, parenting advice, the equipment & clothing sales, socializing (with and without our children), and more - this group of moms has so much to
offer. I hope you continue to be a part of our wonderful group!
Peapod Particulars
A Newsletter for the Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples
Please take note of the membership and sale information under Club Business of
this newsletter. An announcement about the sale is also on our newly redesigned
website. ( Thanks Jessica for your hard work and members for your valued input.)
In order to facilitate LNMOM being independent, the new sale coordinators and
board have promoted some changes in the equipment & clothing sale starting this
Fall. As discussed at the July meeting and included in the Sales Talk newsletter, we
will ask for a $5.00 seller fee, to be subtracted from said seller’s profit. The fee is a
result of rental rate increases for the facility and rack related fees. This money will
be spent to ensure that we continue to offer members a quality event at which to
exchange goods. By making our club 100% independent, we also intend to continue
to be able to meet the founding purposes of LNMOM. This includes community outreach as well as member support. There will be more information on the sale at the
August meeting. As always if you have any questions or concerns about this or other
issues, please feel free to contact me.
Kim Flowe
Meeting Details
When: Monday, August 28
7:00—New & Expectant MOMs Meeting ~ DOOR PRIZES!!!
7:45—General Meeting
Where: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (see pg. 3 for directions)
Topic: Dr. Wendy Talley, a pediatrician from Growing Up Pediatrics in Cornelius,
will be presenting valuable information related to food allergies, as well as childhood allergies in general. There will be time for Q&A, so please plan to attend
and come prepared with any questions you may have.
Snacks: Kim Flowe and Angela Tanis
Drinks/Ice: Anne Bias
Veteran MOMs: Outreach Committee Members
2006-2007 Volunteers
Kim Flowe
[email protected]
Vice Presidents*
Anne Bias
[email protected]
Angela Tanis
[email protected]
Kim Brosel
[email protected]
Sonia Szymura
[email protected]
After 5 Coordinator
Auction Coordinator
Cher Lineberger
[email protected]
Alyson Granger*
[email protected]
Karen Martin*
[email protected]
Beth Brooke
[email protected]
Kathryn Gaus
[email protected]
Kim Webster
[email protected]
Rhonda Zavodny
[email protected]
Kim Brosel
[email protected]
Laura Ruby
[email protected]
Kim Webster
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor*
Kim Sellers
[email protected]
Outreach Coordinators
Jen Lowrie*
[email protected]
Stephanie Ruskin
[email protected]
Abbey Fox
[email protected]
Betsy Mileski
[email protected]
Northern Outlying Areas
Becky Kitchens
[email protected]
Southern Outlying Areas
April Norem
[email protected]
Clothing & Equipment Sale Coordinators
Community Relations
Membership Coordinator*
New MOM Meeting Coordinators
Public Relations
Social Coordinators*
Amy Killian
[email protected]
Leah Lott
[email protected]
State/National Rep
Shelley Frye
[email protected]
Ways and Means
Kristie Purvis
[email protected]
Website Coordinator*
Jessica Naugle
[email protected]
*denotes board member
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Peapod Particulars
Club Business
Directions to Meeting
August Birthdays
Fourth Monday of each Month
5 – Trish Jones,
Marla Nesta &
Barbara Wilson
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Zion Street, Cornelius, NC
From I-77: Take Exit 28. Go East on Catawba Avenue (away from the lake).
When road ends, turn right at stoplight onto Hwy. 115. Take first left onto
Hickory Street. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right onto Zion Street.
The church is on the left.
Meetings are held on the second floor of the Education Building directly behind the sanctuary. Stairs are located both inside & outside the building,
with a handicap accessible ramp on the right end of the building.
Community Relations Project
6 – Suzanne Brown
& Alyson Granger
7 – Christina McConnell
19 – Holly Becker
20– Debbie Leonard
24 – Chris Lundsten & Teresa
27 – Lisa LaRusso
30 – Michele Pallander
“Tools that RULE for Back to School”
LNMOM is working with area schools to collect back to school items for children in need. Suggested items of need are book bags, crayons, pencils,
notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, markers, pencil boxes, folders, paper, colored pencils, erasers, and highlighters. Back to school can be tough on us
all, but purchase some extra things if you can and donate them to children
who may not have the tools needed to start a new school year. There are a
lot of great sales out, so grab the bargains for yourself and help a child in
New Members
We will collect items at our August and September’s monthly meetings and
other upcoming club events. For more details please contact Rhonda
Zavodny or Kim Webster. (Contact information listed on previous page.)
James 5/30/05
Let’s help area children have the TOOLS that RULE for back to school.
Cynthia Jones (Harley)
Hunter & Landon 8/6/05
Marla Nesta (Jim)
Expecting Twins 12/30/06
Stacey Muckler
16735 Cranlyn Road, 103A
Purpose of LNMOM
Huntersville, NC 28078
♦ To promote interest in and the knowledge of multiple births and parenting;
Caroline Sheppard
♦ To provide a clothing and equipment exchange for members;
[email protected]
♦ To provide financial assistance for related charities;
♦ To socialize with other mothers and families of multiples;
♦ To help mothers of multiples from pregnancy through school-age, through
support & the exchange of ideas for caring for their children.
August 2006
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Family Fun in August
Lunch with the
Dates: August 4,5 & 6
Time: 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m.
Location: Backlot Studio 2 Picnic
Shelter, Carowinds
Cost: $12.99 for adults. Children
ages 3-6, $7.99.
Join your favorite Nicktoons for a
pic-Nick extravaganza! Reserve your
seat for this unique experience to
interact with your favorite Nickelodeon characters in the ultimate
Meet & Greet.
Mooresville Children’s Theater: Anne
of Green Gables
The movie, “Princess Bride,” presented by Downtown Davidson.
Popcorn for sale by Kiwanis. Costume contest at 8:30 p.m.
Roadtrip to Carolina
Panthers Training
Date: Tuesday, August 8
Time: 7 a.m-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 704-766-2220
Cost: $13, includes lunch
Depart from Huntersville Parks &
Recreation Department (12600
Statesville Road) and travel by van
to the Panther’s Training Camp in
Spartanburg, SC. Watch their morning training session then enjoy a
pizza lunch before heading home.
Dates: August 4-6 & August 11-13
Location: Joe V. Knox Auditorium in
the Charles Mack Citizen Center,
Movies on the Green
Date: Sunday, August 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Village Green, Davidson
Heritage Days
Date: August 19
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Downtown Mooresville
Come to Downtown Mooresville and
enjoy Heritage Days activities and a
Sidewalk Sale.
The Wiggles:
Date: Friday, August 25
Times: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Bobcats Arena,
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte
Phone: 800-495-2295
Cost: $15.50 - $32.50
Harry Potter & the
Goblet of Fire: The
IMAX Experience
Dates: Daily in August
Location: Discovery Place, 301 N.
Tryon Street, Charlotte
Phone: 704-372-6261
Cost: $9 - $11
Experience Harry Potter, his friends
and Hogwarts School in a big way
with the largest screen in the Carolinas! Discovery Place presents this
family film with the magic of IMAX.
Back to School Party
Date: Thursday, August 17
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Monkey Joe’s, 20310
Sefton Park, Cornelius
Directions: I-77 Exit 28. West on
Catawba Avenue. Turn left at first
light after overpass. Turn right onto
Sefton Park Road at stop sign.
Phone: 704-894-0038
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Peapod Particulars
This celebration is for the big kids!
All rising kindergarteners and older
are invited to join us for a morning
of jumping at Monkey Joe’s. Remember to wear socks! They are
required to play on the inflatables. If
you forget, you will have to buy
some there. Save your money and
plan ahead.
Children ages 3 and older are
$7.99. Children ages 2 and under
are $5.
RSVP to Tressa Rogers at
[email protected]
Summer Movie Mania
Check out the websites listed below to
find the movie,
date and price that
fits your family! Enjoy the shows!
AmStar Stadium 14, Mooresville
Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
$3 includes popcorn & drink
Birkdale Regal Cinemas
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Marquee Cinemas (Statesville)
Tuesday & Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.
Concord Mills AMC Theatres
Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. & 10:30
Northlake AMC Theatres
Wednesdays @ 10 a.m. & 10:30
August Play Date @ Northlake Mall
Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Northlake Mall
Directions: I-77 Exit 18, West.
Join us for a morning of fun, regardless of the age of your little ones.
Older children will enjoy the movie
“Racing Stripes” at the AMC Thea-
tres at Northlake Mall. Younger children will frolic in the children’s play
area. The movie starts at 10:30. It
is a great way to stay cool in the
August heat regardless of the age
of your multiples.
RSVP for the movie to Leah Lott at
[email protected] or 704-6645467.
RSVP for the play area to Anne Bias
at [email protected] or 704-8940997.
Stay for lunch and we can all invade
the food court . Let’s make a morning of fun!
LNMOM Annual Couples Social
Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Jo Furr’s Home, 6116
Latta Springs Circle
Directions: I-77 Exit 18 West. Pass
Northlake Mall. At dead-end, turn
left on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road.
Turn right onto Beaties Ford Road.
Pass Hopewell High
School on right. Take
first left after high
school onto April Mist
Lane. Turn left on Latta
Springs Circle.
August 2006
Join us for our annual couple’s social and enjoy a Hawaiian Style
Luau near Mountain Island Lake.
Member Jo Furr has graciously
agreed to host this year’s social.
She promises food, music and
games … and a contest for the man
with the best Hawaiian shirt. Dinner
will be catered and the cost is $15
per person. Fees cover dinner, soft
drinks, music, etc. If interested, you
may BYOB.
RSVP for the luau to Leah Lott at
[email protected] or 704-6645467, but send your checks (made
payable to LNMOM) directly to our
treasurer, Sonia Szymura at 8606
Barrister Way, Charlotte, NC
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Family Favorite Recipes
Pecan Tassies
Tart Shells
1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
Powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. For tart
shells, beat butter and cream
cheese until well blended.
Add flour; mix until a soft
dough forms.
Using Small Scoop, shape dough
into 1-inch balls. Place balls of
dough into ungreased cups of MiniMuffin pan. Dip Mini-Tart Shaper in
flour; press into dough with even
pressure until dough rises slightly
above rim of pan.
For filling, place butter in small
bowl; microwave on High 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in brown
sugar, egg and vanilla. Finely
chop pecans; add to batter
bowl and mix well.
Using small scoop, fill each
tart shell with level scoop of filling
(do not overfill). Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are light golden
brown. Remove from oven, cool in
pan 3 minutes. Remove from pan to
cooling rack; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Recipe submitted by Leah Lott and
taken from All The Best Cookbook
by Pampered Chef.
Local, State & National Club Updates
Websites Update
Passwords for the “members only”
section of the local, state and national clubs will no longer be posted
in the newsletter. You may access
all of the logins and passwords on
our club site, www.lnmom.com. If
you have misplaced or forgotten the
password for the “members only”
section of our website, you may
contact the secretary or website
coordinator directly. (Contact information is listed on page 2.)
LNMOM Budget
If you are interested in what
it costs to coordinate socials
or just want to know how
the club uses membership
dues, check out our club’s
budget at www.lnmom.com.
The 2006-2007 budget will be
posted on the website in the members only section by mid-August.
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Peapod Particulars
Cost: $65 registration fee if paid
before September 29, $80 after
October 1
Mark your calendars! Our Fall
Clothing, Toys and "Gear" Sale, the
perfect opportunity for great deals
on great stuff, is September 8-9. If
you did not receive your Sale packet
at the July meeting, you will be receiving one in the mail along with
your 2006-2007 membership renewal. The seller registration deadline is August 28 -- but the earlier
you sign up, the better chance you
have for working the shifts you
want! Call Karen Martin (704-8961820) or Alyson Granger (704-6960151) if you have questions.
Suite rate: $79 (fits 2-3 adults comfortably) at beachfront property
Dates: November 3-5
Location: Shell Island Resort,
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Yoga on the beach, workshop on
child internet safety, Dinner Cruise
with DJ and dancing, and much
more awaits those who head to the
state convention for a weekend of
fun, fellowship and renewal. Visit
the state website, www.ncmom.org,
for convention information or to
print a registration form.
Dates: July 22-28, 2007
Location: San Diego, California
Website: www.nomotc.org
Please Support Our Advertisers
This ad space is currently available. Contact
Kim Sellers at [email protected] if
interested. Rates are $30 members/$60
non-members for one year contract.
August 2006
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Peapod Particulars
Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples
107 Stone Mason Court
Mooresville, NC 28115
September 8 & 9
August 2006
6 Sales Tax
4 Sales Tax
5 Sales Tax
17 Back To
School Party
26 Couples
23 Play Date
28 Club