As survivors of early mother loss, what we all want is to keep our mothers alive! The Orange County Chapter of Motherless Daughters is an organization that serves to metaphorically and symbolically keep our memories and relationships with our mothers alive. MDOC is a non profit organization for women and young girls, who were age 21 or younger, when they lost their mothers through death. Through MDOC, we are committed to providing a healing, supportive, and nurturing environment for our “Sisters at Heart.” Throughout the year, we provide activities and events to help us remember the special woman who welcomed us into the world, and whose untimely death altered our lives forever. We love; we remember. Although we wish it had been different, the interaction with other motherless daughters helps validate our experiences. MDOC provides a sounding board where we can tell our stories, share our pain, and heal our wounded hearts. Collectively, MDOC helps us stay connected to what we had, as well as help navigate the direction of our future.Read more
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PERU TREK IN JULY-AUGUST
STARTING A LOCAL MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS GROUP
STAYING IN TOUCH
Motherless Daughters Day Luncheon
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm
Venue: Costa Mesa Country Club
1701 Golf Course Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-540-7500
Our guest speaker, Claire Bidwell Smith is the author of The Rules of Inheritance (Penguin 2012) and After This (Penguin, 2015). The Rules of Inheritance has been published in 17 countries and is currently being adapted for film. Claire has a masters degree in clinical psychology and works in private practice, specializing in grief. She regularly teaches writing workshops and gives talks on both writing and grief.
Please feel free to bring a photo or remembrance of your mother to share.
Message from the Host
Thank you very much for your prompt RSVP that will allow us to plan accordingly.
Please submit your check in the amount of $25 prior to May 1, 2017 to:
Debbie Siciliani c/o: MDOC
2 Arado, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Question or dietary restrictions may be directed to Laura Gibson via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you!
Costa Mesa Country Club
1701 Golf Course Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A very special thanks goes to Cathy Draeger for bringing new ideas to our chapter. Thanks to Cathy we now have a new logo, beautiful brochures that have been professional done, pens and shopping bags with MDOC new logo and our website information printed on them to distribute and get the word out that we are stronger than ever before. This will enable us to continue our activities in our effort to reach out to other motherless daughters. Cathy has also been very generous in opening up her home for our Continuing Bonds series and the Remembering through Art workshops.
MDOC would like to give a big thanks the new officers and new board members for stepping up in supporting our chapter MDOC to a bright and new future for all motherless daughters.
Pass President Cathy Draeger
Secretary Laura Gibson
Treasurer Tara Penton
Members of the Board Cindy Hallgren, Ilene Osran, Randi Rubin