What is the name of your dad’s group?
Dads with Diaper Bags
What cities or area do you serve?
Charlottesville City and surrounding counties (Virginia)
How many active members do you have?
How long have you been a group?
Who are the organizers of your group?
Myself, Lucas Obringer, Brandon Morsberger, Jeff Whittemore, Eze Amos
What was your most successful event?
Our monthly beer and wings night. It is a night for the dads to hangout and commiserate without the kids.
How many events do you suggest per month to keep members interested and active?
Do you offer playgroup meet ups? How many times a week do you have playgroup?
We have three weekly playgroup meetings. One meeting is in the morning. One in the early afternoon and one in the late afternoon. This is to accommodate different sleep and work schedules.
How did you get the word out about your group to your community?
Word of mouth and friend connections. We did not do any kind of organized outreach.
Do you offer Dad’s Night Out Events? Where do you go?
Yes. We go to a local bar.
What is the age range of the children in your group?
6 months to 3 years
Do you meet in a common place in your community or at members’ homes?
Usually at public parks. However, during inclement weather we will relocate to a member’s home.
What advice would you give dads who want to start their own group?
Find a core of 3-4 dads who you get along with first. Once you have a small group of friends with a good rapport it is easier to get other dads to join.
What is special or unique about your group that sets you apart from other dad’s groups?
We are the only dads group in an area with multiple mom greats.