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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 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 cafeteria (social @ 6:30, meeting @ 7:00 pm)
      Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.
       

      GMC News & Announcements

      • Baccalaureate candids now available!
        Attention 2014 graduates and families. Click on the link Photo Gallery to view the photographer's candid shots from the 2014 Baccalaureate Mass and Reception (or click on the purple tab "Photo Gallery" above to access the photos.) Stay tuned - the Baccalaureate and Commencement videos are coming soon. 
         
        *Please note that due to the size of the Picasa album, it may take a moment or two for the photos to appear. Also, iPad users may experience compatibility issues opening the album.
        Posted Jun 23, 2014, 7:01 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
      • WELL DONE, GONZAGA MOMS! Year End Newsletter
        Year End Newsletter
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        WELL DONE, GONZAGA MOMS!

        As we near the end of this school year, we would like to express our gratitude to all the Gonzaga moms who have contributed their time and talent, in ways large and small, to the success of the mission of the Gonzaga Mothers’ Club! Through your efforts, the GMC was able give Father Planning an additional $25,000 at the New Mothers Luncheon making our grand total contributed to Gonzaga this year $210,127!

        • $140,000 to Keeping the Promise Campaign
        • $25,000 end of the year gift to Gonzaga
        • $13,300 for bell tower repair 
        • $5,400 for refurbishment of the Campus Ministry Office
        • $7,100 for Student Service Programs
        • $17,500 to Student Council for Prom
        • $750 for Photo Contest prizes
        • $1,077 from Vineyard Vines Fundraiser

        We also were able to award $19,990 in summer stipends to members of the Gonzaga faculty and staff to fund their special projects, trips and continuing education. 

        • We raised $2,830 for The Father McKenna Center at the Mass of Thanksgiving, donated $600 from bakes sales and GMC funds, and purchased 20 new blankets and pillows for the hypothermia unit.

        • We fed 20 homeless men each night from November through March and enjoyed bringing our families to serve dinner to the men.

        • Thanks to your generosity at the Mother Son Celebration, the GMC was able to present a check for $7,100 to the Washington School for Girls, and we filled their bookstore with items that you donated at meetings. 

        • We collected and donated 11,860 diapers to the DC Diaper Bank.

        • With Campus Ministry, we helped 40 families at the McKenna Center, the Washington School for Girls and others in our community through the Adopt-a-Family program.

        • We raised over $2,050 for the school through our grocery receipts programs with Giant, Harris Teeter, Target and Safeway.

        We reached out to welcome all Gonzaga moms and had increased meeting attendance and a near record-breaking 517 GMC members! We mentored new moms, threw Get Acquainted Parties, and kept everyone informed with a wonderful monthly e-newsletter. 

        We fed students, faculty and parents wonderful light dinners and snacks throughout the year. We hosted receptions, events, and parties including theSleigh Bells on Eye Street Christmas Gala which was the highlight of our year.

        We hope that you had some fun, met new friends and continue to participate in events next year.  We could not have been successful without your dedication and support. Thank you!

        With gratitude,
        The 2013-2014 GMC Executive Board 
        Pia Clark, Lynn Cruser, Rose Cameron, Judy Joyce,  Teresa Smith, Cathy Russo, and Patty Orfini

         


        Gala Kickoff Meeting on June 19 - All aboard the Purple Polar Express!

        Join us for the 33rd annual Christmas Gala kick off meeting. Thursday, June 19th in the Upper Commons at 6:30 light fare dinner, 7:00 meeting. Meet other Gonzaga moms and see how you can be a part of this treasured tradition that benefits Gonzaga and our boys. Many hands make for light work and more fun! For more information contact: Gala2014@gonzagamothers.

        Meghan McCaleb, Jill Mote, & MaryBeth Powers, Co-Chairs Gonzaga Gala 2014


         

        Posted Jun 14, 2014, 7:16 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
      • A Warm Welcome from the Gonzaga Mothers’ Club!

        Please join -or renew your membership to- 

        the Gonzaga Mothers’ Club today!!

        (membership to GMC must be renewed each year)

         - Don’t miss the monthly Mothers' Club E-news and email notices -

        - Support your son and his teachers -

         

         2 EASY STEPS ~ GMC is now GREEN (and still purple, of course!)

         

        1. Click on Membership in the column to the left, complete the easy registration and volunteer form.   

        2. Submit $26 donation by credit card (preferred), or by sending a check to GMC Membership Chair,

        Karen McGee, 15605 Copperfield Lane, Darnestown, MD  20874

         Membership Questions? Please email Karen McGee at membership@gonzagamothers.org.

         I look forward to working with each of you to support our sons and the Gonzaga Community.  Welcome to another year at Gonzaga!

         Rose Cameron

        President, Gonzaga Mothers’ Club 2014-2015

                                                                  rcameron@gonzagamothers.org
        Posted Jun 11, 2014, 9:43 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
      • Save the Date! First GMC General Membership Meeting 9/10/14
        Please save the date of Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria for our first GMC General Membership Meeting.

        Don't forget to collect donations throughout the summer for the McKenna Center and Washington School for Girls - check under Service Opportunities in column to left for details.
        Posted Jun 11, 2014, 9:16 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
      • Help Needed with Summer Activities

        Please Help with Summer Activities ~ Sign up or contact event chairs:

        Monday, August 18 - Welcome Back Faculty & Staff Luncheon – 12 Noon

        ·       Maureen Bridgeland and Andrea Courduvelis   welcomefaculty@gonzagamothers.org

         

        Tuesday, August 19 - New Families Welcome Picnic – 6:45 pm

        ·       Grace Carroll, Tami Henneman, and Susan Veillette   picnic@gonzagamothers.org

         

        August, September and October - Get Acquainted Parties

        ·       Martha Marrapese and Sally Jean Vitale   getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org

             

        Summer and Fall – 2014 Gonzaga Gala

        ·      Meghan McCaleb, Jill Mote, and MaryBeth Powers   gala2014@gonzagamothers.org

         

        Posted Jun 11, 2014, 9:10 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
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