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About Us

Being a mother can encompass joy, stress, frustration and awe. And like so many of life's best moments, the joy is sweeter and the stress is eased when shared with friends. The Pleasanton Mothers Club (PMC) provides a supportive community for mothers and mothers-to-be.

We have come together to make new friends for ourselves and our children, to learn more successful parenting, and to have fun along the way!

With your annual membership, not only are you part of an amazing group of moms, but you have access to a year full of exciting and fun social events. Here's what you have to look forward to with your annual membership to the Pleasanton Mother's Club.

3 FREE Family Parties throughout the year. Parties usually include yummy food and fun entertainment for the kids.

  • The Family Harvest Party
  • The Family Holiday Party
  • The Family Spring Party.
Age specific playgroups that are sure to get you and the kiddos out of the house and having some fun. Days, times and locations vary in hopes of accommodating everyone's schedules.

Monthly newsletter to help keep our mommies informed and up to date with the happenings of our club.

New member socials to help welcome you to the club.

Annual Mother's Day Brunch

Monthly Moms Only events. Your chance to get out and have some fun.

To join the PMC, go to the “Membership” section. We also offer gift memberships.

Get in touch!

We'd love to hear from you!

History

Sandi Mende, with the help friend Katie Hoepke, formed the Pleasanton Mother’s Club in July 1992, making it the 22nd mothers club in the Bay Area.

In the beginning, Sandi dutifully approached local businesses and organizations to help fund a workshop to get the club off and running. The Pleasanton Police Department generously contributed half of what they needed to start the group, the rest Sandi personally funded.

She designed a flyer and distributed it to local kid-friendly establishments, the Stoneridge Mall, and to any woman she saw with a stroller. Her hard work and dedication paid off. She received 50 calls from women interested in joining the club within a two-week period.

Fifteen women attended the workshop and became the first Board of Directors: Sandi Mende, Kristi Hausmann, Jennifer Koolhoven, Susan Lopez, Kim Maslana, Frances Vaculin, Yvonne Hoppe, Andrea Holmquist, Elaine Swerdon, Rose Deming, Leslie Prud'homme, Tammy Schoonover, Cheryl Sankary, Helen Ott, and Cheryl Burleigh.

Their first official PMC meeting was October 20, 1992. They organized playgroups, holiday parties, kids’ outings, and the newsletter. And with each meeting, they grew larger and larger, gaining approximately 10 members a month. They set a maximum of 100 members and reached it in eight months. Over time, the PMC has opened membership, and we currently have almost 500 members.

Each year at our Mother’s Day Brunch, we honor a member of the PMC with the Sandi Mende award for outstanding service to the club.

Thank you Sandi!

PMC Board Members


Advertising/PR
Kate Cressall & Andrea Wilson
Community Service
Courtney Sykora, Mary Anne Todgham &Jana Cole
Dads Of PMC
Dave Werner
Family Parties
Veena Kulkarni & Juliana Capata
In a Pinch Coordinators
Darcy Segale & Danielle Ritter
Historian
Linsey Lamb
Memberships
Sally Kraft, Stephany Jenkins & Kristen Feldman
Kids Outings
Bethany Norfleet & Clara Nigro
Neighborhoods Representative
Sarah Karpenko
Moms Events
Elyssa Bishop & Kristan Hamblin
Playgroups/Special Interest Groups
Kate Gilham & Lori Young
News Team
Louise Jupp, Nicole Doll & Melissa Lok-Lee
Secretary
Jana Colle
Preschool Representative
May Elway
Speaker Workshops
Kindle Lord & Jodi Saleh
Social Media
Shelley Daza & Kristina Jermain
Web/BigTent Program Manager
Amina Halsey & Rosabel Basmadjian
Treasurer
Norma Evans
Wine Club
Shannon Hoglund, Pamela Smiley & Mary Anne Todgham
Working Moms Group
Teri Eisenhauer & Melody John

Community Service

PMC highlights a different organization each month for members to support through contributions and volunteer time. We hope each one of you finds at least one organization this year that you are interested in and can support with your time or donations.

Collection for community service projects can take place the entire month, not just at the monthly meeting or events.

Our Community Service Coordinators are both ready and willing to pick up items or receive items at our homes. If you can’t come to the meeting, but would like to participate in the community service project, just let us know.

Playgroups

Joining a playgroup will be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding benefits of your PMC membership. It is an opportunity for yourself and your child/children to form incredible bonds and friendships with other PMC members. A playgroup isn't just friends for your kids to play with, it also provides a great support system for you!

Upon joining the PMC, you can search for an open playgroup on this page, in the newsletter, or by contacting the current Playgroup Coordinator.

Playgroups are typically age-based; however, the PMC does offer playgroups to include siblings as well .Each playgroup is an intimate group (5 to 10 members) of women and their children. The majority of playgroups meet on a weekly basis, either outside at a park when the weather cooperates or at members' homes during inclement weather.

When looking into playgroups, remember that each playgroup develops its own personality and style. If you do not find an existing playgroup that works for you, you are encouraged to start your own playgroup. You may participate in more than one playgroup if your schedule allows.

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Freesia
9:45 am
7/2013 - 12/2013
Kids & Siblings
 Orchid
10 am
7/2012 - 12/2012
Wisteria
10 am/4 pm
(alternates every
other week)
7/2011 - 12/2011
Kids & Siblings
Gardenia
9:30am
7/2013-12/2013
Kids & Sib
Sunflower
9:30 am
1/2011-12/2011
Kids & Siblings
Forget Me Not
10 am
7/2014 - 12/2014
Kids & Siblings
Iris
10:30 am
7/2010 - 12/2010
Kids & Siblings
Snap Dragon
10:30am
1/2014-6/2014
Rose
3:30 pm
1/2010-7/2010
Kids & Siblings
Daffodil
10:30 am
1/2011 - 7/2011
Kids & Siblings
Violet
10:30 am
2013
Kids & Siblings
Sweet Pea
4 pm
1/2009 - 12/2009
Kids & Siblings
Playgroups


Spring Party
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Babysitting Co Op
  • Book Club
  • Business Connections
  • Food Allergy
  • Foodie Moms
  • Indian Moms
  • Kids in Elementary
  • Kids in Middle School
  • Moms Events
  • PMC Closet
  • PMC Homesteaders
  • Pregnant Mothers
  • Running Club
  • Single Moms
  • Toddlers Craft Club
  • Wine Club
  • Working Moms

Subgroups

The PMC has a wide variety of special interest groups for our members to join! This is an exciting opportunity for you to meet other PMC members who share your interests. Create new friendships while sharing fresh ideas.

Don’t miss out on all the fun opportunities you could have through our subgroups – they are one of the best ways to get to know other PMC moms.

If you are interested in reviving a group or forming a new group of your own, please contact our Special Interest Group coordinator.

In-a-Pinch

In-a-Pinch is designed to provide a helping hand when needed, and is a service where mothers help other mothers. Give us a call or e-mail us when you need a hot meal delivered. This club service is very useful for moms with newborns.

Enjoy the rewards of returning the favor when you can.

Mompreneurs

Do you run a small home-based business? Then PMC Mompreneurs is the place to get the word out and SELL, SELL, SELL your products and services.

The Mompreneurs Program has several offerings: a free online listing featuring a small blurb about your business with direct links to your email and website address, newsletter advertising opportunities, and participation in our annual Mother’s Day Brunch.

***Some events may be exclusive to PMC members and require R.S.V.P. to attend.

Come Join us for some fun!