Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 28th Saturday Meeting [Raffles!]

Hi Friends!! What an exciting meeting we had on Saturday! The weather was beautiful and we decided to hold our meeting in the playground outside the church. The older kids definitely enjoyed that!

Folks who wanted to buy raffle tickets, or buy more raffle tickets, bought them at the beginning of the meeting. We also spoke about what things you all would like to see us do. The possibility of a YouTube channel was brought up, and I am currently in the works of building a channel full of our recommended videos of proper carrier techniques. If you have a video that you love, please share it in the comments below or on our facebook page. We will check it out and consider adding it to our YouTube channel. 

If there are any other things that you would like to see- especially in reference to member benefits, please let us know!

VBE, Sara, having snuggles from her wee ones.

The beautiful Lillian!

 Raffle time!
Our super helper, Isabella, picked the winners for the raffle.
Digging deep!!
The winners of our raffle were: Nicole S, winning the Ergo; Melanie, winning the Beco; Laura S, winning the Sling Rings; and Katie Z winning the Babywearing Institute mirror! 

Our fundraiser helped us gain 4 new members and we made $160 in raffle tickets! We will be spending our money to grow our carrier library as well as our book library.

If you are interested in becoming an official member, gaining you access to the lending library, please see this Membership Application Information.

Happy First Birthday BWI of Central Virginia!

Hello Friends! To celebrate our group being active for one very busy year, we held a birthday party! It happen to fall on one of the most hot days of the year- almost 110 degrees! That definitely affected the turnout and length of the party, but for those who came, we had a great [hot] time!

Our historian, Kati, held a few mini photo sessions as a fundraiser. Several folks brought munchies for all to share as the older kids played in the playground. Phew it was hot! 

Several carriers were donated and/or won at the International Babywearing Conference. While we are keeping several for our lending library, we decided to raffle off a few of the doubles as a fundraiser. Up for the raffle is an Ergo Carrier, Beco Carrier, Babywearing Institute mirror and a pair of Sling Rings! Our raffle will be held July 28th at 10am, our regular Saturday monthly meeting.

Monday, July 9, 2012


The Big Announcement:
For those that were not there at the groups Birthday Party on Saturday, we are raffling off two carriers, a set of SlingRings, and a babywearing mirror. The drawing will take place at our Saturday, July 28th meeting. You do not have to be present to win, but I may call you to see what you want.

The Prizes ~ 4 names will be called the first person will have first choice, and so on:
Ergo Original Black or Ergo Original Organic Desert Bloom
Beco Butterfly 2 Robots or Beco Butterfly 2 Lauren
Large Silver SlingRings
Babywearing Institue Mirror

Raffle Tickets:
$1 - 1 Ticket
$5 - 6 Tickets
$10 - 15 Tickets
$20 - 35 Tickets

Also, if you are a memeber of BWI or join before the raffle you will get an extra 10 tickets and also the next 7 6 people to join BWI will get a pair of Large Silver SlingRings!!!

We accept cash, check, and PayPal. Please send PayPal to centralva@babywearinginternational.org and let us know this is for the raffle.

If you have any questions, please ask here or contact a VBE or one of the VPs.

Membership Application

If you would like to become a member of Babywearing International, please fill out the following form:

BWI Membership Form - Central VA Chapter

Unfortunately Google Forms do not have direct links in them, so while a URL is there to be copied and pasted, here they are for easier access:
Membership Agreement
Lending Library Agreement
PayPal Link

Dues are $30 for one year.  Half of that stays local and the other half goes to the national organization.

To borrow from our lending library you must be a member of BWI.  We are also working on a Book Lending Library and other member-only benefits.