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The Gonzaga Mothers Club is open to mothers and guardians of Gonzaga Students, and those friends and benefactors of the School 
who wish to participate in or contribute to the Mothers Club Activities.
The Mothers Club sponsors many activities at Gonzaga - please click on the Events & Activities tab above to learn more.  
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The GMC meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Lower Commons (cafeteria.) ALL ARE WELCOME! 
The Social @ 6:30, Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.



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GMC News & Announcements

  • CHANGE of Time and Location of GALA Basket Making Party
    Gonzaga Christmas Gala

    Basket Making Party

    Please help on this fun project prior to heading  to the Championship Football game!  Join us from 9:00 am to noon to assemble and wrap baskets for the Gala. No experience needed!  Just a few hours of your time.  We'll provide the baskets, wrap, bows and fun!

    Food and Beverage provided!

    Sign-Up HERE 

    Date: 11/18/2017, Saturday

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm EST

    Location: Gonzaga High School:  5th FLOOR FORTE HALL (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!!)
    Posted Nov 15, 2017, 12:55 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • November Newsletter
    GMC November Newsletter
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    GMC November Newsletter

    Dear Gonzaga Moms,

    I can’t believe it is already November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  We have so much to be thankful for on Eye Street, including our many dedicated moms contributing to the GMC. We are thankful for our Faculty Treat Chairs, Maria Cindea, Kristen Kilguss and their team of moms, that arrive before dawn to feed our faculty and staff.  We are also thankful for our Father McKenna Center Chairs, Michelle AldridgeErin Donovan, Morgean Hirt and Valerie Jopeck, who have organized the collection of sheets and coats and purchased blankets and pillows for the Hypothermia Unit.  They also have set up the meal signup for the months of November through March.  Thanks to all who have signed up already -- spaces are still available (click McKenna Center Meal Signup).  We are also very appreciative of all the families who supported the  Bake Sale, whose profits support The Father McKenna Center!   If you missed the Bake Sale, you can still support The Father McKenna Center at the Mass of Thanksgivingon Sunday, November 12.  Hopefully everyone has received the beautiful invitation to join the GMC and Eagles Wings at this annual mass.  

    Many thanks to all the families and friends of Gonzaga who have already given so generously to the annual gala, Winter Wonderland, by donating their time, talents, and treasures.  The excitement is building for the biggest party and fundraiser of the year on December 2nd.  Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia, along with their teams of volunteers, have been working hard since the summer to create a spectacular night of celebration and festivities.  We have wonderful auction items (including Springsteen on Broadway tickets!) incredible food and even better company to be enjoyed.  RSVP soon, since the Gala sells out each year.  Find out how to volunteer and join in the fun at Gonzaga Gala.  The Gala Basket Making Party will be November 18, from 10 a.m. t0 12 p.m.  and the fun days of Decorating and Set Up will be on November 30th at 3 p.m. and December 1st starting at 9 a.m.!  Come join the fun!

    Many thanks to Mary Goodyear and Barbara Mulligan, for providing hospitality for the Senior Family College Night for College Counseling.  Our first quarter Parent Teacher Conferences were held last month, as well -- thank you Stacey Brown and Jill Gatti for the delicious refreshments.  Also, thank you to April EggeKristina Gill and Laura Tramonte for providing a wonderful dinner to the faculty before the conferences. 

    Thanks go out to Joan BaughanAnne Ghattas and Honora Precourt for continuing to coordinate the food and details for our GMC meetings.  All of these events extend our already busy days and the effort all these moms put into nourishing us is greatly appreciated.

    Let’s Get Together!

    Our next GMC meeting is this Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm. Father Planning will provide the blessing and an update on Eye Street and our speaker will be Dr. Gregory Merrickfrom Wheeling Hospital.  Dr. Merrick will be speaking to the students during school, the sports teams after school and the GMC at our meeting about Men's Health.  Also, please remember to bring unused Christmas cards that can be used for our Christmas Cards and Treats service project on December 6 (the students receive a "treat" and write a Christmas card to local shut-ins and nursing home residents). 

    Get Involved

    Nominations will be open in January for GMC positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Do you have computer talents, a gift for decorating, or a flair for hospitality?  There are so many jobs and such a variety of talents needed.  I encourage you all to consider nominating yourself for a position.  It is a great group of ladies!  You can have fun working and make some great friends in the process.

    Spread Christmas Cheer

    November 10th is the deadline to sign up for annual Adopt-a-Family program.  Each year, Gonzaga families coordinate with Campus Ministries to provide Christmas gifts for 35 or more needy families via the Adopt-a-Family program.  It is a wonderful way to bring Christmas cheer to our Gonzaga neighbors.  Can't adopt a whole family?  No problem, you can sign up for as many, or as few, people are you are able.  Get together a group of your family members, friends, teammates, or club families to support others in our community.

    Upcoming Events

    Gonzaga’s Open House will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Can you volunteer for a couple of hours to welcome prospective new families to Gonzaga?  If you can help please sign up here...This is a great day on Eye Street!

    The GMC provides hospitality for many of the upcoming events; so if you would like to assist, please contact the Committee Chairs.  All Committee Chairs are listed in the back of the Gonzaga telephone directory and on the GMC website.
    Thank you to Hazel Lychak, Communications Chair, for her organization and talents in putting together this and all of our GMC Communications! 

    We look forward to seeing you on Eye Street!

    Mary Penny
    GMC President 17-18

    The Next GMC Membership Meeting
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Join us for dinner & social time @ 6:30pm,
    meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

    St. Al's bells will be ringing...are you listening?...

    Buy your Gala tickets now!

    Are you interested in being an Event Volunteer
     on Saturday, December 2?
    Get the details and sign up

    Basket Making and Decorating/Set-up: 
    Get in the spirit in the days leading up to the Gala by helping us
    prepare and transform Eye Street into a Winter Wonderland!
                                    Nov 18       Basket Making Party! sign-up
                        Nov 30, Dec 1       Gala Set-up and Decorating sign-up

    Questions? See the website for more information or contact 2017 Gala Chairs 
    Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org

    Upcoming Events

                   11/08 - GMC Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons
                   11/09 - Junior Family Night for College Counseling 7pm
                   11/10 - Deadline to sign up for Adopt-A-Family Program
                   11/12 - Mass of Thanksgiving - St. Al’s Church
                   11/17 - Ignatian Reflection Prayer Group Meeting
                   11/18 - Gala Basket Making Party
                   11/19 - Gonzaga Open House
                   11/30 - Set up/decorating for Winter Wonderland
                   12/01 - Set up and decorating for Winter Wonderland
                   12/02 - 37th Annual Gonzaga Gala - Winter Wonderland
                   12/06 - Christmas Cards and Treats Service Project

    Gonzaga Moms,

    Christmas is coming!  Would you consider helping to provide a happy Christmas for a family in need through our annual Adopt-A-Family program?  Each year, Gonzaga families coordinate with Gonzaga Campus Ministry to provide Christmas gifts for 35 or more needy families via the Adopt-A-Family program. We are still in need of donors and the deadline to register is Friday, November 10th!   

    Can't adopt a whole family in need?  No problem, you can sign up for as many, or as few, people as you would like.  You can also get creative and adopt a family as a group, by coordinating with teams, clubs, friends, co-workers, extended family, etc.!

    After you register, you will receive a wish list for your adopted family or individual(s) before Thanksgiving, and gifts are due to Campus Ministry
    by Friday, December 8th.  

    Please sign up here

    Questions? View the flyer. You may also contact Nancy Travis at secretary@gonzagamothers.org or David Bowles in Campus Ministry at dbowles@gonzaga.org.

    Thank you!  Your generosity will help make Christmas special for Gonzaga’s neighbors. 

    Gonzaga Mothers Club and Gonzaga Campus Ministry

    Annual Mass of Thanksgiving
    Mark your calendars to attend this wonderful event!  Also please sign up to provide food items, set up or clean up for the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 12th.  Mass begins at 10 a.m.
    Volunteer Signup

    Signup to cook
    and serve dinner
    for the winter guests
    at the McKenna Center!

    Why not get a club or team to cook, serve and eat dinner with 20 grateful men? Please sign up for BOTH slots if you intend to cook and serve the whole meal.

    We need your help now to fill the open dates! All instructions are included on the Signup Genius.

    McKenna Center needs volunteers to cook and serve:

    We still need help for some November and December dates! 

    Sign up 

    “‘Mothers are the strongest antidote to the spread of self-centered individualism… It is they who testify to the beauty of life’.” Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, (no. 174)
    Gonzaga Open House

    Sunday, November 19th

    Can you volunteer for a couple of hours to welcome prospective new families to Gonzaga?  If you can help please sign up here...This is a great day on Eye Street!

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 


    Fridays: 8:00 - 9:00 am 
    in the Jesuit Dining Room
    October 13, November 17,
    December 8, January 12, 
    Annual Retreat Feb 2-4February 9, March 9, April 13, May 18

    No need to sign-up, come once
    or every month!

    Questions? See flyer or contact 
    Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    Posted Nov 7, 2017, 8:43 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Winter Wonderland Gala - Basket Making VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Basket Making Party

    Calling all volunteers who want to assemble and wrap baskets for the Gala. 

    No experience needed!  Just a few hours of your time.  We'll provide the baskets, wrap, bows and fun!

    Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 1pm

    Sign-Up HERE

    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:50 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Winter Wonderland Gala VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    St. Al's bells will be ringing...

    The 2017 Gonzaga Gala, Winter Wonderland, is quickly approaching!  The Gala Committee has been working tirelessly to present another beautiful evening on Eye Street.  We are now looking for volunteers to deck the halls and support the success of the event throughout the night.

    In particular, we need volunteers for SET-UP & DECORATING CREWbeginning on Thursday, November 30 at 3:00 pm, and on Friday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
    We also need many volunteers the night of the gala.  Are you interested in being an  EVENT VOLUNTEER  on Saturday, December 2?   If so, please plan to work the entire evening.  You will receive a complimentary Gala ticket, which will include dinner and the ability to bid on auction items.
    If you have any questions, please contact us: 2017@gonzagagala.org or Katie Ronca, volunteer coordinator, katieronca@verizon.net.
    SET –UP & DECORATING:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafaf28a46-gonzaga
    EVENT VOLUNTEER: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafaf28a46-gonzaga1
    GALA WEBSITE: www.gonzaga.org/gala

    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:19 AM by GMC Webmaster

    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:59 PM by GMC Webmaster
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