Hey AFC members!
Are you looking for more ways to get involved and make the most out of your membership? Do you enjoy going to playdates, Moms and Dads events, members-only events, and would like to help us plan more? Would you love to meet more families with similar aged kids? If you answered "Yes!" to any of the above questions, we have a few events right up your alley coming in the months ahead!
BUILD YOUR VILLAGE:
Two ways to get to know your Alameda parent clan would be to attend our upcoming Meet and Greet or New Member Social. What is the difference between these two events?
New Member Socials are free brunch gatherings for parents only (though babies in arms are welcome) to learn more about the events and programs that the AFC puts on. There will be an agenda, an opportunity to answer questions, as well as a sign up sheet for volunteer events. Take a morning break from parenting duties, and have some light refreshments and adult talk! The first New Member Social of the year will be on May 20th at Betsy Johnson's house. Whether you're a new member or not, if you'd like to learn more about what the AFC has to offer and how you can help contribute, please RSVP and attend!
Meet and Greets are open to the public, and are intended for the whole family. We will host our next AFC Meet and Greet on June 8th, to coincide with the kick off of Alameda's Concerts at the Cove at Crab Cove. Bring a picnic blanket and/or some lawn chairs, and join the AFC gang while we listen to some live music.
You have a lot to choose from this summer, from Popsicles at the Park in June to our End of Summer blowout in September.
Popsicles at the Park is Sunday, June 10. Come enjoy a free popsicle for your little one(s) at Longfellow Park from 3-5pm. Supplies will last as long as they are frozen, so be sure to get there on the early side!
Concerts at the Cove - AFC will be sponsoring a table area at the Concerts under the trees behind the Visitor Center June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th. Look for the bubbles! Grab a list of events for your fridge, and chat with us about volunteering and building our community. Our next Meet and Greet is also at the Concert, hosted by Jessica and James Frank. Bring your picnic blankets, this is a great family-friendly event!
Our annual End of Summer Party at Crown Beach will happen in late August/early September. Details will be announced soon, and we always welcome volunteers to help us plan the event!
Finally, the AFC will be calling out for some open board positions starting in the new fiscal year. We are looking for talented and committed volunteers to help keep the AFC running and successful. These year-long positions (starting in July) are a great way to get involved and meet other great parents in Alameda. Board members who have served a full year will have their dues waived for the following year!
We are looking forward to meeting you and your families. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to get more involved!
Betsy Johnson, Membership Committee Chair