Uniting Mothers of Multiples from the Mountains to the Coast
Founded in 1987, NCMOM has been supporting moms of multiples for over 25 years. We're looking forward to the next 25!
In 1985, a group of mothers met in Charlotte for the first time. Their purpose was to investigate the possibility of forming a state organization of mothers of Twins Club. The National/State Liaison for the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club, Inc., organized and chaired the meeting. A variety of information was shared as mothers met and discussed their local clubs, shared in workshops, ideas on organizing, fund raising, publicity and newsletters. Through this first meeting the idea was formed that yes, mothers of twins and multiples in North Carolina did want a State Organization, and yes, they could make it happen.
A follow up organizational meeting was held in Raleigh in 1986. A tremendous amount of work was accomplished, and this group was well on its way to becoming a real organization.
In 1987, in Hickory, NC, the NORTH CAROLINA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES organization was chartered, accepting its first Constitution, bylaws, and electing its first slate of officers. An outline was set and adopted for dues to be paid. Other important positions were filled, and a state newsletter was planned. Our NC MOMs organization was truly born.
In 1988, Governor Martin proclaimed that the first Saturday in November is now MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES DAY, as delegates from across our state convened in Winston-Salem. More progress was made, more friendships were formed, others strengthened, and more information was shared. Many goals of the North Carolina Mothers of Multiples have been met, and more goals were being set.
The 1989 NC MOMs Convention was held in Wilmington, home of two-term President, Joyce Piner. The President’s reins were passed from Joyce to Jan Folsom, and so the journey continued.
In 1990, five years after its humble beginnings, NORTH CAROLINA MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES returns to the Queen City for its Third Annual Convention. NC Moms proudly welcomes Jean Ann Keating, newly elected President of the National Organization, as its Installing Officer for 1990. The only limits our State Organization will ever see will be the ones it sets upon itself. The wealth of information and support that can be reaped by every one who takes part in this community of mothers can only stand to help us all to improve our local clubs, and improve our services to all mothers of twins and multiples. Let’s keep marching forward→TOGETHER.
A web site was published in 2001 with the address www.ncmom.org. The web site is designed to facilitate information about the state club and its members to all who visit.
In 2005, after 18 conventions, NC MOM returned to Hickory, NC, where our first convention was held. Hickory presented us with a "Masters in Multiples" and had a homecoming theme. Many past members were also in attendance.
At our 2006 convention, hosted by Cape Fear Mothers of Twins, Joyce Piner was honored. Joyce was NC MOM’s first president. She has remained a member and has attended 11 conventions. Carolyn Cline then took the reigns as our president. She has also been a part of NC MOM since the beginning.
2007 brought about a new direction for NC MOM. With several by-law changes, wehave become more focused on local clubs, helping to get new local clubs started and offering support to all clubs. NC MOM’s board also went through some changes. Every club is now required to appoint two club delegates. These delegates will then make up the board. This helps all local clubs to be involved with the organization.
2011 NCMOM Convention was hosted by the Cape Fear Mothers of Twins Club at Carolina Beach. They wrapped up their 30th anniversary celebration and kicked off the 25th anniversary year for NCMOM.
For 25 years NCMOM has worked to support local clubs across the state. Here’s hoping that we continue to support and grow for another 25 years!