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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.  
Stay up-to-date by clicking on News & Announcements on the left.

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.
 


PLEASE CLICK ON "EVENTS & ACTIVITIES" IN HORIZONTAL BAR ABOVE FOR INFORMATION ON ALL GMC ACTIVITIES

   

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GMC News & Announcements

  • GMC June Newsletter
    GMC Newsletter

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!


    The 2016-2017 school was a great year and we have you to thank.  Through all your efforts the GMC was able to give Father Planning an additional $70,000 at the end of the year making our grand total contributed to Gonzaga this year $360,250!
     
    • $27,000 Cash Raffle
    • $245,000 Gala Proceeds
    • $17,500 to Student Council for Prom
    • $750 for Photo Contest prizes
    • $70,000 end of the year gift
    • We also raised over $7,300 to the Modern Language Department from the International Food Fair, and we will distribute $21,225 to Gonzaga faculty and staff (27 beneficiaries) from the Summer Stipend program to fund special projects and continuing education.
    • For the Father McKenna Center, we collected $3,282 in contributions at the Mass of Thanksgiving, donated $1,100 from bake sales and GMC donations, provided approximately 3,322 meals to homeless men and McKenna Center staff and purchased new pillows and blankets for the Hypothermia Center allowing each man to have his very own
    • Working with Campus Ministries we helped provide gifts and gift cards to more than 40 local families (200 individuals) through the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program.
    • For the Washington School for Girls, we collected $6,921 at the Mother-Son Mass, and we delivered several bags of items collected at our meetings for their bookstore.
    • We collected and donated over 8,000 diapers for the DC Diaper bank.
    • We collected flowers and prepared and delivered 100 bouquets for Mother’s Day to the Unique Residential Care Center.
    • Also, through Family Support, we provided well-wishes and other assistance to our own Gonzaga families in times of need or celebration.
    • We’ve welcomed all Gonzaga moms and guardians -- registering close to 600 GMC members!
    • We’ve mentored new moms, hosted Get Acquainted Parties, and kept everyone informed with timely, informative Newsletters and Communications.
    • We’ve fed students, parents, and faculty, dinners and snacks throughout the year. Not to mention the wonderful Faculty Treats.
    • We hosted receptions, events, and parties, especially Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street Gala which was not only a great party, but also a very successful fundraiser for our school!
     
    Well done!  We hope that you had a great year and met new friends.  Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you all next year for another successful year.  Sign up below for next year.  Thank you!
     
    With gratitude,
    The 2016-2017 GMC Executive Board
    Laura Brockwell, Jean Schlesinger, Maya Shackley, Nori Buising,
    Mary Penny, Denise Siciliano, Irene Zaso and Suzanne Dowd
     

      Thank You  
     
    We showed the incredible Gonzaga Faculty and Staff our appreciation and thanks for all that they do for our sons with a lovely Summer Send Off Luncheon on May 31st.  Welcome Summer was the perfect theme to kick off the event and the final days on Eye Street.  Chairs, Sarah Feighery and Valerie Warburton, along with many other moms and sons worked to make the day very special and a wonderful way to begin summer!
     
    On June 3, after a beautiful Mass, the GMC hosted a lovely Baccalaureate Mass Reception for our graduates, families, and friends.  The gym was well decorated with balloons and flowers, and a buffet of tasty appetizers and treats were available.   Thanks to Chairs, Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway and Jennifer Windus for organizing this wonderful event to congratulate and celebrate our Class of 2017!
     
    We welcomed all new Gonzaga moms to Eye Street with the New Mothers' Luncheon on June 7.  Representatives from various clubs and teams provided information about activities on campus, while Fr. Planning, Mr. Every, Debbie Onufrychuk, Matt Gannon, Richard Donohoe and Mary Penny shared their perspective and a personal welcome to our school.  The beautiful event ran smoothly, due to detailed planning and gracious hospitality of Kelly Bingel, Chris Keenan and Allison Rosen as well as a team of volunteers who greeted, welcomed, and served our newest Gonzaga moms.

    GMC 2017-18 Executive Board

       
     President                  Mary Penny
     1st Vice President    Kathy Kirvan
     2nd Vice President    Susan Kiley
     Secretary                  Nancy Travis
     Treasurer                  Susan Marcille
     Webmaster              Mia DeWitt
     Communications      Hazel Lychak
     Ex-Officio                  Laura Brockwell
     Gala Chairs              Kim Howland, 
    Maggie Sinnott Mejia
       

    It is time to renew your membership for the GMC


    Your membership donation is renewable annually. GMC Membership for the coming year will be effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. 

    The GMC is open to mothers, guardians of Gonzaga students, and those friends and benefactors of the school who wish to participate in or contribute to the Mothers Club Activities. 

    Sign Up TODAY!
     
    Once you join or renew your annual membership you will be connected with the GMC!
    • Receive the monthly e-Newsletter, and emails with news and information
    • Attend the GMC meetings held every second Wednesday of the month in the cafeteria
    • Learn about opportunities to help with activities which support our sons and the Gonzaga community
    • Enjoy the support and friendship of other Gonzaga Moms who will share information and sage advice
    • Know the appreciation of both our wonderful sons and the entire Gonzaga community.
    Questions?  Contact Gerry Gretschel membership@gonzagamothers.org

    Mentoring New Families in 2017-2018

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information. All it takes to provide that support is one phone call during the summer, and another during the fall, to reach out and connect with a new mom. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  
    Click Here to Volunteer!

    Get Acquainted Parties

    Get Acquainted Parties are a tradition at Gonzaga for welcoming new families to the Gonzaga community. Host families volunteer their time and home to host a party in the fall. These events can be of any style of your choosing: coffee & bagels before a football game, cookout of burgers and dogs, etc.

    If you might be interested in hosting a party, please contact Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel at
     getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org

    Volunteer with Us! 

    Share your ideas and talents and be part of the
    2017 Gonzaga Gala committee


    Do you have graphic design skills? Want to use your imagination to create memorable experience for Eagles Adventures and Night on the Town?
    Need a great job to do from you home? How about organizing 
    Gala invitations. Love purple? Be in charge or Purple Moon.
    There are so many big and small ways to support the GMC's biggest social event and fundraiser of the year planned for December 2nd.  Please email 
    gala2017@gonzagagala.org and let us know how you want to get involved.  All suggestions welcome!
     
    2017 Co-chairs
    Kim Howland
    Maggie Sinnott Mejia

     
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:55 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-blast June 2017
    GMC E-Blast

    Executive Board Announcement

    GMC 2017-18 Executive Board
    President                  Mary Penny
    1st Vice President     Kathy Kirvan
    2nd Vice President    Susan Kiley
    Secretary                  Nancy Travis
    Treasurer                  Susan Marcille
    Webmaster               Mia DeWitt
    Communications       Hazel Lychak
    Ex-Officio                  Laura Brockwell

    Gala Chairs               Kim Howland
                                      Maggie Sinnott Mejia
    Complete Board of Directors listing will be finalized and posted on website by the end of the month.  

    Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

    Needs some assistance
    Saturday, June 3, 2017 
     
    The Gonzaga Mothers Club will host a reception for all members of the Class of 2017, their families and guests, and the Gonzaga faculty and staff in the Carmody Center immediately following Mass. 

    SignUp to help with reception

    Contact Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway or Jennifer Windus at baccalaureate@gonzagamothers.org for more info

    Upcoming Events

     

    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Donations and Volunteer
    May 31 - Deadline for Kings Dominion Trip/Visi - Register & Pay & Permission Form
    June 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
    June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
    June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip w/Visitation

    Faculty Send Off - Hello, Summer!

    Wed. May 31st

    Please help the GMC host Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!
    Donations SignUp and Volunteer SignUp
     For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton 
    summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    New Moms Luncheon June 7th

    Remember your first time walking into the New Moms luncheon?  We need your help to make this year's luncheon extra special. A wonderful opportunity for mothers of the Class of 2021 to get acquainted, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about athletics, clubs, and activities available to Gonzaga families. 

    End of School Annual
    Visitation/Gonzaga King’s Dominion Trip
    June 8th

    WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM (arrive no later than 7:45 AM)– 8:00 PM   
                    
    HOW: Bus Departs from and Returns to Georgetown Visitation, 1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
     
    WHO:  Gonzaga and Visitation Freshmen and Sophomores
     
    COST:  $75.00 per person (includes bus transportation and
    park admission)
     
                             
    FORMS due MAY 31, 2017: 
    Permission forms available from Visi Student Activities, Gonzaga Student Services, Visi Front Desk, or on the Gonzaga Mothers Club website DUE MAY 31, 2017

    NEEDED: Parent Chaperones (Free Admission for Chaperones) 

    Contact Leslie Guarino (Visi families) or Diane Tomb (Gonzaga families) to volunteer or if you have any questions. 

    Gonzaga Wrapping Paper for the Gonzaga Grad!  

    Wrap your gifts for your favorite Eagle in this high quality, appropriately purple, & totally Gonzaga wrapping paper.  10 sheets in a roll for $20.00 and it can be used for birthdays, Christmas and other occasions as well. Perfect for the senior parent or arriving to the party looking sharp!

    LIMITED TIME & QUANTITY 

    2017 Nutcracker ON SALE for $80
    Purchase Today!

    Mentoring New Families in 2017-2018

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information.  Often these questions are as simple as "What kind of shoes do the boys wear?"  All it takes to provide that support is one phone call during the summer, and another during the fall, to reach out and connect with a new mom.  You can answer any immediate questions, share some of our Gonzaga friendliness, and leave your contact information for future questions. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  
    Click Here to Volunteer!

    Campus Ministry Announcements

     
    Service Opportunity:  Next year's sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a Be The Light Youth Theology Institute / Service Immersion experience sponsored by Canisius College in Buffalo. https://www.canisius.edu/btli

    Summer Camp Leadership OpportunitySt. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria is seeking camp counselors for the middle school Camp Apostles this summer. Gonzaga students have served as leaders in the past and made great contributions to the program. Follow this link to learn more or contact Kara Hollis, Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adults at St. Mary Catholic Church.

    Got textbooks??? 

    There is a box in front of Student Services and in the library to collect any textbooks or paperbacks that you no longer need.  These books will be redistributed within the Gonzaga community.  Don't throw them out, other students can use them.  If you have any questions, contact the library.
    Posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:52 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Congratulations and Welcome to the GMC New Executive Board 2017-2018
    Please join us in offering a warm welcome and our gratitude for the generous donation 
    of time and service to Eye Street by the new GMC Executive Board for SY 2017-2018:

    GMC 2017-18 Executive Board

    President                                  Mary Penny

    1st Vice President                     Kathy Kirvan

    2nd Vice President                    Susan Kiley

    Secretary                                 Nancy Travis

    Treasurer                                 Susan Marcille

    Webmaster                              Mia DeWitt

    Communications                       Hazel Lychak

    Ex-Officio                                 Laura Brockwell

    Gala Chairs                              Kim Howland
                                                  Maggie Sinnott Mejia
    Posted May 23, 2017, 5:32 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-blast 5/22/17
    GMC E-Blast

    Baccalaureate Mass and Reception

    Saturday, June 3, 2017 
     
    The Gonzaga Mothers Club will host a reception for all members of the Class of 2017, their families and guests, and the Gonzaga faculty and staff in the Carmody Center immediately following Mass. 

    SignUp to help with reception

    Contact Dawn Gentry, Melissa Hathaway or Jennifer Windus at baccalaureate@gonzagamothers.org for more info

    Upcoming Events

     

    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Donations and Volunteer
    May 31 - Deadline for Kings Dominion Trip/Visi - Register & Pay & Permission Form
    June 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
    June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
    June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip w/Visitation

    Faculty Send Off - Hello, Summer!

    Wed. May 31st

    Please help the GMC host Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!
    Donations SignUp and Volunteer SignUp
     For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton 
    summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    New Moms Luncheon June 7th

    Remember your first time walking into the New Moms luncheon?  We need your help to make this year's luncheon extra special. A wonderful opportunity for mothers of the Class of 2021 to get acquainted, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about athletics, clubs, and activities available to Gonzaga families. 

    End of School Annual
    Visitation/Gonzaga King’s Dominion Trip
    June 8th

    WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM (arrive no later than 7:45 AM)– 8:00 PM   
                    
    HOW: Bus Departs from and Returns to Georgetown Visitation, 1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
     
    WHO:  Gonzaga and Visitation Freshmen and Sophomores
     
    COST:  $75.00 per person (includes bus transportation and
    park admission)
     
                             
    FORMS due MAY 31, 2017: 
    Permission forms available from Visi Student Activities, Gonzaga Student Services, Visi Front Desk, or on the Gonzaga Mothers Club website DUE MAY 31, 2017

    NEEDED: Parent Chaperones (Free Admission for Chaperones) 

    Contact Leslie Guarino (Visi families) or Diane Tomb (Gonzaga families) to volunteer or if you have any questions. 

    Gonzaga Wrapping Paper for the Gonzaga Grad!  

    Wrap your gifts for your favorite Eagle in this high quality, appropriately purple, & totally Gonzaga wrapping paper.  10 sheets in a roll for $20.00 and it can be used for birthdays, Christmas and other occasions as well. Perfect for the senior parent or arriving to the party looking sharp!

    LIMITED TIME & QUANTITY 

    2017 Nutcracker ON SALE for $80
    Purchase Today!

    Mentoring New Families in 2017-2018

    Remember when you were new to Gonzaga?  The simplest things can feel overwhelming!  Please consider guiding a few new moms through the process by offering to answer questions and provide information.  Often these questions are as simple as "What kind of shoes do the boys wear?"  All it takes to provide that support is one phone call during the summer, and another during the fall, to reach out and connect with a new mom.  You can answer any immediate questions, share some of our Gonzaga friendliness, and leave your contact information for future questions. It's so easy, yet makes such a big difference.  
    Click Here to Volunteer!

    Campus Ministry Announcements

     
    Service Opportunity:  Next year's sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for a Be The Light Youth Theology Institute / Service Immersion experience sponsored by Canisius College in Buffalo. https://www.canisius.edu/btli

    Summer Camp Leadership OpportunitySt. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria is seeking camp counselors for the middle school Camp Apostles this summer. Gonzaga students have served as leaders in the past and made great contributions to the program. Follow this link to learn more or contact Kara Hollis, Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adults at St. Mary Catholic Church.

    Got textbooks??? 

    There is a box in front of Student Services and in the library to collect any textbooks or paperbacks that you no longer need.  These books will be redistributed within the Gonzaga community.  Don't throw them out, other students can use them.  If you have any questions, contact the library.
    Posted May 22, 2017, 4:14 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC News and Link to Spirit of Gonzaga Photo Contest
    GMC E-Blast

    Help Us Thank the Faculty & Staff
     

    Wed. May 31st

    Please help the GMC host Gonzaga's wonderful faculty and staff for a festive, summer send off luncheon. It's a wonderful way to say "thank you" and wish the fabulous faculty and staff all the best for summer!

    SignUp to send in Donations

    SignUp to Volunteer


     For more info contact, Co-Chairs Sarah Feighery & Valarie Warburton 
    summerfaculty@gonzagamothers.org

    Upcoming Events

     

    May 17 - Joint GMC/GFC meeting - Social time at 6:30pm & Meeting starts at 7pm - Speaker is Paul Buckley and Vote on GMC Executive Board
    May 31 - Faculty & Staff Send Off Luncheon - 12noon - Donations and Volunteer
    May 31 - Deadline for Kings Dominion Trip/Visi - Register & Pay & Permission Form
    June 3 - Baccalaureate Mass and Reception - Sign Up
    June 7 - New Mothers Luncheon - Sign Up
    June 8 - King’s Dominion Trip w/Visitation
    We had some great submissions for the Spirit of Gonzaga Photo Contest. The winners were announced at Charter Day. Check them out; what talented boys!
    Posted May 17, 2017, 2:14 PM by GMC Webmaster
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