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Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019! Multiples of America would love your support on this national day of giving.

Created in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. We would love your help in fulfilling our mission to support multiple birth families. Your donations can help us achieve that goal!

Multiples of America has been assisting multiple birth families since 1960.  Established for the purposes of education, research and support, Multiples of America is key to the formation of local support clubs throughout the United States.  As times have changed, we have changed as well; technology has enabled parents to access information on the web, but has resulted in less vital face-to-face relationship building and advice sharing through membership in local clubs.  While multiple birth rates continue to rise, membership in local clubs has dropped, and therefore, our membership revenue has continued to diminish.

Multiples of America is dedicated to supporting multiple birth families through education, research and support opportunities.  We need your help to do this!

Multiples of America offers support in the following ways:

  • Research opportunities and partnerships
  • Award-winning quarterly publication, Notebook
  • Annual convention held the last week of July
  • Information on all facets of multiple birth
  • Social media pages dedicated to specific multiple birth topics
  • Organization website full of pertinent information

Use the convenient PayPal button below to donate. Now share your giving story on social media using the following hastags:

 #givingtuesday #supportmultiplied #mygivingstory

Multiples of America bylaw amendments

Do you or your club want to propose an amendment to the bylaws and/or standing rules of Multiples of America?  If so, please submit all proposed amendments to the Parliamentarian by the December 15, 2018 deadline.  Please send any questions/concerns or draft amendments to:   parliamentarian@multiplesofamerica.org.  Thank you.

Membership Vice President, Terri Gillis

Terri has done it all serving in many leadership roles at the local, state and national levels.  She has enjoyed a demanding professional career alongside her volunteer career with Multiples of America.  Proof positive it can be done and her journey has given her many gifts of cherished friendship along the way.

Name:   Terri Gillis

BOD Position: Membership Vice President

Children’s Ages: Twin Daughters – 44 years old

Club Affiliations: Greater Orlando Mothers of Twins and Triplets (GOMOTT) and Flamingo Mothers of Multiples (Flamingo Moms)

Why did you join? When my girls were 6 months old a neighbor I did not know saw my stroller and insisted I attend a mothers of twins meeting with her.   From that night on, it was all about the friendships and connections that became a major part of my social life.

What made you stay?  The friendships and connections I made.  My closest circle of friends today are from those early days.  I also immediately volunteered which kept me active.  By the time the twins were in school I had become a State volunteer which kept me active in my local club so I could be a state volunteer.  And later as I moved on to National as a volunteer, the local club continued to be the conduit for my volunteer efforts to continue.

Why do you serve?  I am a leader versus a follower and volunteering allowed me to naturally grow in that area.  I found that my work skills offered value to my club work at all levels; and, that my work at the State and National level actually allowed me to deepen leadership skills that transferred back to my job.  I love being a mentor to others and having mature twins and a deep knowledge of my local club has allowed me to guide others in both parenting and club related matters.

 Professional Career:  I recently retired after 47 years with SunTrust Banks, a major banking corporation.  I was the corporate incentive/sale administrator responsible for implementation and ongoing administration of compensation plans for over 15,000 employees.  Title:  Senior Vice President/STI Incentive Administration Manager.  Background in banking also included managing Consumer Training, Starting the first Telephone Banking Unit, and Sales Management which included event planning, sales training, and quality service training for Consumer Banking.

Something Non-Multiple Related:  I am the Gramma to Emma 3 and Landry 6.  What Joy!

Marge Ainsworth 1921-2017

Benefits

When you become part of the Multiples of America family, either by joining a local club or joining as an affiliate member, you receive several benefits, including a subscription to Notebook, our Apex Award winning magazine, published quarterly. We would like to share an article by Diana Knollman, District Reporter for Notebook, talking about how members of clubs support each other.. in this web only exclusive To read more great articles from Multiples of America, contact our Executive Office at info@multiplesofamerica.org to find a local club near you. Please enjoy!

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