March was a great month for us!
Our monthly Babywearing International of Hampton Roads Virginia Beach meeting was held on March 7, 2015. We had a wonderful attendance of 111 adults, children, volunteers and educators present. We welcomed 16 first time attendees and 6 new BWI members this month. Thank you to our volunteers Amanda M., Joe and Concha M., and Yessenia A. for volunteering your time with BWIHR. A new carrier that is available for checkout beginning this month is the Catbirdbaby Pikkolo (Astoria print) soft structured carrier. We hope you found our VBEs welcoming and helpful, and we look forward to seeing you in April.~Virginia Beach Area Representative Janet C.
Our Peninsula March meeting for Babywearing International of Hampton Roads was held on March 14, 2015. We had a total of 68 people attend! We had quite a few moms-to-be and newborns at this meeting. This meeting added 3 new members to our chapter. Our lending library was a little quieter than usual this month, but our new Lil Peepers Keeper Ring Sling was a big hit! A special thanks to Joe and Concha M. for taking time out of their day to help run our Lending Library. Our March meeting also preceded our quarterly fundraiser at Moe’s near Christopher Newport University. We don’t have the final total of raised funds in yet, but a huge thank-you to all of you who came out and supported us by stuffing your faces! Our next meeting is on April 11 and we look forward to seeing everyone!~Peninsula Area Representatives Anne D. and Helena C.
BWI of Hampton Roads had its monthly Southside meeting on March 20th at Mary Pretlow Library in Norfolk. We welcomed 10 new meeting attendees and 4 new members! This month we offered our new standard Tula and Pikkolo for try on at all of our meetings, they will be calling the southside library home and will be available for check out at our April meeting! We will also be welcoming a new cotton Sleeping Baby Productions ring sling, and a Boba 3G. Our next Southside meeting will be at Russell Memorial in Chesapeake on Friday April 17th, 2015. Happy Babywearing!~Southside Area Representative Jacquie B.
We would also like to say goodbye to our MBE Caitlyn S. She has been with our chapter since the beginning and has been an amazing education chair! We will all miss you so much Caitlyn!!
See you at a meeting in April! Check out our events page for details on them including our special Babywearing 101 in Smithfield!