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This is CAMOM's public news section. Additional updates are available at Member-Only CAMOM News.

  • 4 Sep 2021 8:29 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    We have decided to cancel CAMOM's Fall 2021 Consignment Sale to keep our community safe as the Delta variant expands in Maryland. 

    As a safer alternative, the Sales Committee will host an outdoor drop-off event for FUNDrive on the same date and location, September 18, 2021, from 10am-2pm, at Lincoln Tech. We will be collecting mainly soft goods (clothing, shoes & belts, handbags & backpacks, sheets & blankets, towels, tablecloths & curtains, etc.)

    The consignment sales have historically been our largest fundraiser and we will be shifting funds allocated to the Fall 2021 Sale to other member resources. Donations are always accepted at camom.org/Donate.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@camom.org. To our current sellers, thank you for all the work you've already put into the Fall sale. To our hard working Board volunteers, thank you for all the time and creative ways you have brainstormed to make a sale feasible despite our COVID limitations. We hope to be able to hold a safe and successful sale in the spring!

    Thank you,

    Krista MacGahan and Maria Strohmayer

  • 28 Aug 2021 10:32 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that the Fall 2021 Consignment Sale will be held at a new venue, the Lincoln School of Technology on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

    Check out up-to-date information about the upcoming sale by visiting camom.org/consignment. This page will also provide downloadable sale flyers in English and Spanish to spread the word around town. 

    New this year, CAMOM members are also welcome to access member-only content at camom.org/consignment-seller for information on seller registration, seller guidelines, and FAQs.

    Please also note that per our update mask policy, masks will be required at all indoor events including the upcoming Fall sale.

    We can't wait to welcome you to our new space and help you to empty out your closets while supporting CAMOM! Happy buying and selling!

  • 27 Aug 2021 8:32 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    CAMOM has been monitoring the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in and around the county as the Delta variant has spread. The CDC now strongly recommends that all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask while indoors. The CAMOM Board has voted to follow this recommendation to require face masks at indoor CAMOM events out of an abundance of caution and care for our members and families. Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we adjust to a changing COVID landscape.

  • 17 Jul 2021 4:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CAMOM did an online drive for the Howard County NICU. Our members stepped up.  They purchased 40 Halo swaddles in Newborn and Preemie size, as well as 14 mobiles for the cribs.  The older babies especially will like stimulation.  This is a partnership we would love to continue in the future! 

  • 5 Jul 2021 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For their monthly June board meeting, the CAMOM board stuffed bags for the NICU familes.   We stuffed 25 bags, one for each NICU bed, with chapstick, water, snacks, and and other self care items.  The goal was to provide a little support for all the families in the NICU for the July 4 holiday.  They were well received!!

  • 20 Jun 2021 8:42 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    On June 15, 2021, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in the State of Maryland. He also announced that all emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1. There will no longer be a statewide mask order in effect for any settings, including schools, camps, and child care facilities. These decisions are based on the data that Maryland has now surpassed 6.5 million vaccinations and the positivity rate is a record-low 0.82%. 

    Based on changes to state guidelines, the CAMOM Board has voted to also lift all mask requirements for upcoming CAMOM events. Masks are always welcome, and we continue to encourage mask wearing for the protection of our pregnant mothers and prematurely-born babies and children. We also encourage families to follow public health recommendations from the CDC for unvaccinated adults and children and in indoor settings. As we begin to select new venues, masking requirements will also be subject to the discretion of the venue policy. 

    We look forward to seeing your smiles again!

    - The CAMOM Board

  • 30 Apr 2021 2:27 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    Earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan lifted the outdoor mask mandate in the state of Maryland.

    Following state guidance that face coverings are still required for "large, ticketed venues, the Board decides that CAMOM events will still require mask wearing for adults and children ages 2 and up until further notice. This decision aims to protects our pregnant members, preemie babies, and unvaccinated children and adults. 

    Thank you for helping all of us to stay COVID safe!

    - The CAMOM Board

  • 23 Mar 2021 7:00 PM | Maria Strohmayer (Administrator)

    Earlier today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and First Lady Yumi Hogan demonstrated their shared commitment to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Howard County and Maryland. In Ball's public statement, he noted that Howard County is home to nearly 60,000 Asian Americans, and many of our neighbors operate beloved businesses, restaurants, and services in our neighborhoods.

    The recent hate crimes against Asian Americans in Georgia and around the country are not consistent with CAMOM values and we condemn them in the strongest manner possible. As an organization that supports families of multiples, we stand in support of our Asian American families and all those impacted by this recent showing of hate and racism in our communities. We want to remind our members of our Member Code of Conduct that promotes inclusiveness and support of our members. 

    Maria Strohmayer & Rebekah Allen
    CAMOM Co-Presidents

  • 14 Mar 2021 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Due to COVID-19, CAMOM has cancelled the Spring 2021 Consignment Sale. Instead, we are ramping up efforts for CAMOM’s FUNDrive, an eco-friendly fundraiser for non-profit organizations. We are collecting donations of used clothing and household textiles at various locations in Catonsville, Columbia, and Laurel now through April 2, 2021. 

    A socially-distanced drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, March 27th in a central Columbia location. Please register here for more details.

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  • 14 Feb 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    We are happy to announce the official launch of a new online space for CAMOM members through www.camom.org. Access to CAMOM's revamped member portal (Wild Apricot) and helpful CAMOM resource links can all be found through this new integrated website. In this transition, we have officially left MemberPlanet and our previous .net domain. 

    Your account is already waiting for you! Here's how to log in for the first time:

    1. Select the Member Log-In on the upper right corner of the website.
    2. Choose "Forgot password" and enter your email associated with CAMOM to personalize your account.
      **Note: At the time of your next scheduled membership dues, you will receive an email prompting you to enter your up-to-date payment information through the portal.  

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    At CAMOM, our purpose is to help families of multiples build and maintain connections with each other while being supported with resources for their parenting journeys. We created this new website as a means of strengthening these connections and interact with fellow members.

    We would like to publicly thank and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our Board members, Amanda McGuire (Secretary/Philanthropy), Leann Craumer (Treasurer), Jessica Silver (Membership), Susan Moris (Webmaster), volunteers Tom McGuire and Nicholas Strohmayer, and mentor Miriam Paska of Montgomery County Parents of Multiples. We extend our gratitude for their time and thoughtfulness in ensuring the success of our transition.  

    Stay tuned for more CAMOM programs, events, and fun!

    Best Regards,

    Rebekah Allen & Maria Strohmayer,
    Board Co-Presidents, CAMOM

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