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 several activities at Gonzaga, including Freshmen and transfer students parents luncheon, Christmas Gala, the Mother-Son Mass, and get acquainted parties around the Metro area.

The GMC meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Lower Commons / cafeteria 
The Social @ 6:30, Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.

GMC News & Announcements

  • Join the rescheduled Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group Retreat Feb. 19-21

    Dear Gonzaga Moms, 
    I write on behalf of the GMC Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group to invite you to join us for our second annual weekend retreat for Gonzaga Moms, to be held FEBRUARY 19-21, 2016

    We had to reschedule (from January) due to the snowstorm. We have some open spots and are hoping that more Gonzaga moms can join us.  Here are the particulars (subject to some slight changes): 

    The planning/leadership team includes Fr. Joe Sobierajski, Joanie Coolidge and Liz McCloskey. 


    Theme:  "Opening the Door to Mercy:  An Ignatian Walk with Mary."
    Dates:  Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:30 – 6:30 pm arrival/check in; 7 pm retreat starts; 

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 - noon check out


    Location:  Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD (49 miles from Gonzaga):


    (if you look at the accommodations on the site, we will be in the DOLL and EAST cottages)


    Accommodations:  Everything is included – you just need to bring your personal items and an open heart (and maybe a few snacks!)  Each room has two twin beds, and baths are shared.   We will have meeting room(s) for our group sessions and use of the chapel.  If you require a single room, we may be able to accommodate that (depending on the number attending).

    Meals are included:
    Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Sunday: breakfast
    Cost:  $200 per person 
    To reserve a spot: Please email me (  ASAP!!!
    No prior experience with the Ignatian Group is required ~  We had a wonderfully rewarding retreat last year with women from various ages and stages of life – we urge you to join us if the Spirit moves you!

    Please contact me with any questions.  I really hope you will join us for what promises to be a beautiful and memorable retreat!
    Mary Plantamura (Joe ’13, Jack ’11; Dominic ’13; Danny ’16)


    Posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:01 AM by GMC Webmaster

    It’s hard to believe, but it is time to volunteer yourself or nominate others for the 2016-2017 Gonzaga Mothers Club. We are fortunate to have so many talented women at Gonzaga to serve as our chairs and volunteers. Your hard work and dedication are appreciated by the entire Gonzaga Community. 

    The Gonzaga Mothers Club is made up of both an Executive Board and GMC Committee & Event Chairs (also known as Board of Directors.)

    The Executive Board: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster. In order to serve on the Executive Board, nominees must have served as either a Gala Committee Chair or a GMC Committee Chair for at least one year. To be considered for President, you need to have served as a Gala Committee Chair or GMC Committee Chair for a minimum or combination of two years. 

    CLICK HERE to review Executive Board position descriptions.

    GMC Committee and Event Chairs (Board of Directors): Consists of all Committee and Event Chairs for the activities of the GMC throughout the year.  For more information about a particular position you can contact the current chair or CLICK HERE to review the Committee and Event positions. Co-chairs welcome!

    NOMINATION and VOLUNTEERING PROCESS: Nominations (for yourself or others) are open from FEBRUARY 1 until MARCH 2, 2016. 

    All nominations should be submitted online. 

    Please CLICK HERE to submit your nomination.

    All nominations are confidential and will be reviewed only by the Nominating Committee which consists of the current GMC Executive Board. Please feel free to volunteer yourself. Committee Chairs (current): Please assist us by nominating other wonderful volunteers from your event. We know they are out there - so help us find them and make them leaders too! 

    Nominations for the Executive Board will be submitted to the President of Gonzaga (the GMC Moderator) by the Nominating Committee for review.  The new Executive Board will then be announced at the April GMC General Membership meeting and to the general membership at the Joint Meeting of the Mothers and Fathers Clubs in May. The complete list of the GMC Executive Board and the Committee and Event Chairs will be posted on the GMC website at the end of the school year.  If you have any questions please email Jill Mote at  Thank you for your efforts toward another great year at Gonzaga.

    Posted Feb 4, 2016, 5:52 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Mother-Son Celebration Needs Your Help!
    Gonzaga Mother-Son Celebration Volunteers

    Gonzaga Mother-Son Celebration Set up Volunteers

    Come join the fun Saturday, March 5th, as we set up for one of Gonzaga's most beloved traditions: Gonzaga's Mother-Son Celebration! Set up is a wonderful way to meet other Gonzaga parents and you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor when you attend this beautiful celebration on Sunday, March 6th.  We'll be in the Carmody Center (Gym) setting tables, arranging centerpieces and stuffing programs.  We'll get started at 8:00 am, but of course, come when you can. Even if you can only volunteer for a short time, we'd love to see you!

    Don't forget to RSVP for the Mother-Son Celebration! Go to to register.  You won't want to miss this special morning with your son(s).

    Please email with any questions.  We're looking forward to seeing you!

    To volunteer for set up, please CLICK HERE


    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 11:48 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • The 31st Annual Mother-Son Celebration Invitation

    Attending the Mother-Son Celebration is a two step process:
    1. To make a reservation, please click here.
    2. To make your payment, please click here.

    This Mother-Son Celebration is one of the special traditions at Gonzaga, and we would like all who are interested to be able to participate.  The GMC is aware that there may be special circumstances with respect to a family's ability to cover the cost; assistance is available for those who might not otherwise be able to attend. We also welcome other mother-figures involved in our students' lives to stand in place of mother.  The GMC is willing to support and advise in either case by sending an email to

    If you have not done so already, and wish to receive the discount for GMC members, please join the GMC by clicking here.

    If you can assist with set-up on Saturday, March 5th, please click here.

    If you would like to volunteer your husband to set-up or serve at Mother-Son, please click here.

    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 5:19 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • Enjoy Photos from Miracle on Eye Street - GMC 2015 Gala

    Miracle on Eye Street Gala 2015

    Posted Jan 27, 2016, 2:03 PM by GMC Webmaster
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