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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 Lower Commons / cafeteria 
The Social @ 6:30, Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.
 

GMC News & Announcements

  • GMC E-Blast 9/25/16
    GMC E-Blast 9/25

    Upcoming Events

    9/27 - Conversations that Count for Freshman Families 6:30pm - Carmody Ctr
    10/3 - Sponsorship Deadline to be included in Gala invitation
    10/6 - Senior Parent Night - Admissions Panel 7:30pm 
    10/7 - Faculty Treats 6:15am - Lower Commons
    10/7 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR
    10/12 - GMC General Membership Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons
    10/15 - Gala Decorations Workshop 11am-1pm
    10/14 - Carmody Open - Andrews Air Force Base
    10/14 - Deadline for Gala Ads - www.gonzagagala.org
    10/19 - Joint GMC/GFC Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons
    https://docs.google.com/a/gonzagamothers.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbfgTBxkAJEnuzePc29RgKmDrWAJKEyNKCO8UBJEzSSg3_Qg/viewform

    2016 Gala Info

    All are welcome to the Gala Decorations Workshops
    Oct. 15th from 11am - 2pm and Oct. 21st from 8am- 10am

     
    The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
    will happen on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

    Questions? Contact Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni  gala2016@gonzagagala.org 

    Faculty Treats Breakfast Kick-Off
    Friday, Oct. 7th

    Looking for a fun way to get involved and meet the wonderful Gonzaga teachers and staff?
    Sign up to volunteer for the BEST morning of the month! Gonzaga Faculty Treats!
    Volunteer Moms, please join us as we prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff on the first Friday of each month. 

    Use SignUp Genius link
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054eabab283-october1

    We arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are usually done serving and cleaning up by 9:00.  You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. It’s an awesome celebration of food and fellowship!

    Questions or to be added to list, email
    Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss
    facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org

    Watch Jeopardy! on Oct 5th


    Margie Ott, a former Gonzaga Parent (Brian '12 and Patrick '16), member of Eagles Wings and Ignatian Prayer group will be on Jeopardy! The show airs onWJLA on Oct. 5th at 7:30pm.  In her promo she talks about being in a Gonzaga Mother.

    Donate Jeans now thru Oct. 14th

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    No need to sign-up, come once or every month! 
    October 7th
    November 18th & December 9th
    8-9am in the Jesuit Dining Room

     Annual Retreat: Feb 3-5, 2017

    Click HERE for Flyer Questions? Contact Anne Barsanti Griffithignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    Please consider volunteering!
    Questions?
    Contact Sharon Dillon
     sdillon720@me.com or Jane Tuckj.tuck1@verizon.net

    Mark Your Calendars - Joint GMC & GFC Fall Meeting

     

    Please join us Wednesday, October 19th, 6:30pm, for the Joint GMC and GFC Fall Meeting. Our guest speakers will be Kim Cox, President of the Father McKenna Center, and Cortez McDaniel, Director of Men’s Programs and Services. Come and join us for homemade chili dinner at 6:30pm and learn more about the work of the Father McKenna Center. A special vote to ammend the Mothers Club Consitution will take place as well. 

    We will wrap up early enough for you to get home to watch Presidential debate. 
    We hope to see you there!

    McKenna Center Meals & Volunteers

    The McKenna Center operates in the basement of St. Aloysius Church year-round, providing food, counseling and emergency assistance to those in need.  FromNovember 1 – March 31, the Center also provides overnight accommodations, a hot meal and a supportive environment to 20 men in the Hypothermia Program.  The goal of the program is to provide structure and skills to enable a man to move to either transitional or permanent housing at the end of the winter.

    The Gonzaga Mothers Club provides dinners and volunteers who heat, serve, cleanup and eat with the center's residents while sharing conversations.

    Volunteer for this winter!

    Want to know what is happening on Eye Street??


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  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE TO GMC CONSTITUTION

    We, the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS of THE MOTHERS CLUB OF GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, propose amending the Constitution of the Gonzaga Mothers Club to allow for the creation of the Communications Officer to the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, and for the definition of "Executive Officers” to be expanded to include the Communications Officer.  The Communications Officer will communicate with the membership as deemed necessary by the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS and/or the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

    Proposed Changes:

    Article and Title: Article IV BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Article IV Currently Read As: “The Board of Directors of this organization shall consist of the following officers:  EXECUTIVE OFFICERS who shall be a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Webmaster”. 

    Proposed Amendment to Article IV: Before Webmaster delete “and a” and after Webmaster add the following language, “and a Communications Officer.”

    Rationale: To increase the communications of the EXECUTIVE OFFICERS with the General membership.

    Article and Title:  Article V DETERMINATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Article V Currently Read As:  The minimum requirements of an Executive Office other than President and Webmaster shall be one year as an active member of the Board of Directors or have served one year as a chairperson on an auction committee.

    Proposed Amendment to Article V: Before Webmaster delete “and” and after Webmaster add the following language, “and Communications Officer”

    Rationale: The skill set necessary for this position is unique.

    Article V Currently Read As: Due to the unique skills required for the Webmaster.

    Proposed Amendment to Article V:  After Webmaster add the following language, “and the Communications Officer,”.

    Rationale: To include Communications Officer as an exemption to Board of Directors service.

    If you have any questions, please contact GMC President Laura Brockwell at lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org.


    Posted Sep 25, 2016, 10:05 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • September GMC Newsletter
    GMC September Newsletter

    September Newsletter

    This message is only being sent to the current 2016-17 GMC Membership.  
    To ensure that your friends are receiving GMC E-Newsletters and Communications, make sure they are signed up for the 
    annual GMC Membership.
     
    Dear Gonzaga Moms,  
     
    Here we are, two weeks into the school year and already so much is happening on Eye Street. We hosted an Olympic themed luncheon for our faculty at the Welcome Back Faculty Lunch.  Our wonderful Chairs, April Egge, Kristina Gill and Denise Siciliano, set the tone for  "A Year Of Olympic Achievements" with a festive international décor, a delicious lunch, and fun raffle prizes for the faculty.   Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted that day and those who donated prizes.

    We have welcomed new students and their parents to Eye Street with a lovely evening on campus at the New Families Welcome Picnic. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, Eye Street looked festive, and the food was delicious. Many thanks to our wonderful Chairs, Kim Howland and Josie Militello, the GFC and the team of volunteers for organizing such a fun event and welcoming our new families in true Gonzaga style. 

    Our Back to School Night Chairs, Maura Cardellicchio, and Kelly Schuler, provided food and beverages for our parents during the evening of meetings. Thanks to Maura and Kelly, and our GMC volunteers and Eagle's Wingsparents who assisted that night. 

    Bake Sales are scheduled for the year thanks to the hard work of Susan Marcilleand the planning for the gala, “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street is in full swing with the guidance of Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado and Kimberly Notarianni.  While each of these events are special and unique, they all highlight the GMC's mission to support the entire Gonzaga community of parents, faculty, staff, and students.  We greatly appreciate your hard work, enthusiasm, and giving spirit. Thank you! 

    New This year!
    If you have not yet heard, we are running the first ever $25,000 Cash Raffle to benefit Gonzaga.  Tickets are $100 each and ONLY 1,000 will be sold. Therefore you have a 1 in 1,000 chance to win $25,000 CASH. Tickets will be on sale at all GMC events as well as football games. Or you can complete an application online at$25,000 raffle. You don’t want to miss out on this one. The odds are in your favor.

    Did You Know
    In keeping with “The Year of Mercy”, this summer all students and faculty read Bryan Stevenson’s, Just Mercy. This book is a very touching story of an attorney’s efforts to aid those less fortunate who are caught in the criminal justice system. It shares Stevenson’s personal experiences and how they changed his understanding of mercy and justice. It is an easy read and a great way to stay current with what is being discussed on Eye Street.  Furthermore, Bryan Stevenson will be coming to speak to the in February.  What a treat!

    Let’s get together!
    I hope that you will be able to come to campus for the first GMC General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 14 in the Lower Commons at 6:30 pm for social time with a light dinner and 7:00 pm for the meeting start.  Father Planning, our moderator, will be sharing some interesting and useful information about what's happening on Eye Street.  The Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street Gala merchandise and $25,000 raffle tickets will be available for purchase, as well as fun prizes for attendees, too.

    Membership 
    Since you are receiving this email, you have already joined the GMC -- thank you!  Mia DeWitt, our Membership Chair, has been doing a fabulous job with membership so far, but you can help by reminding your friends to renew their GMC membership each year.  They can join online with the link below or by coming to the GMC meeting, so ask a friend to join us on September 14th -- they will not want to miss it! 

    Volunteer!
    Please see below for details about upcoming GMC events and activities, contact the event Chairs if you are able to volunteer or need more information.  And a big thank you to Irene Zaso, our Communications Chair, for publishing this E-newsletter.
    Hope to see you Wednesday,

    Laura Brockwell
    GMC President 16-17
    lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org 

    First General Membership Meeting
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Light dinner & social time @ 6:30pm, meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

    https://docs.google.com/a/gonzagamothers.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbfgTBxkAJEnuzePc29RgKmDrWAJKEyNKCO8UBJEzSSg3_Qg/viewform

    Upcoming Events

    9/14 - GMC Board of Directors/Committee Chair Mtg 6:00pm - JDR
    9/14 - GMC General Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons - All are Welcome!
    9/16 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR
    9/18 - Gonzaga/Visitation Mass & Picnic 10am - 2pm - Visitation Campus
    9/20 - "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street" Gala Meeting 6:30pm - JDR
    9/27 - Conversations that Count for Freshman Families 6:30pm
    10/6 - Senior Parent Night - Admissions Panel 7:30pm 
    10/7 - Faculty Treats 6:15am - Lower Commons
    10/7 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR

    Volunteer for the Gala

    Visit www.gonzagagala.org to volunteer, donate, advertise or sponsor the biggest fundraiser of the year.

    Next meeting is Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the JDR

    Questions? Contact Kathy Kirvan,
    Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
     gala2016@gonzagagala.org

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    No need to sign-up, come once or every month! 
    September 16, October 7,
    November 18 and December 9
    8-9am in the Jesuit Dining Room

     Annual Retreat: Feb 3-5, 2017

    Click HERE for Flyer Questions? Contact Anne Barsanti Griffithignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    Please consider volunteering!
    Questions?
    Contact Sharon Dillon
     sdillon720@me.com or Jane Tuckj.tuck1@verizon.net

    Annual 
    Gonzaga – Visitation Mass and Picnic

     

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

    Georgetown Visitation Campus 
    1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Outdoor Mass 11:00 am
    Picnic Lunch, Games and Fun after Mass
    Featuring:
    Annual Egg Toss and Tug-of-War
    Bring the Whole Family!
    Plenty of Parking on Campus
    Lunch Ticket Sales Begin at 10am - $10 per person
    Questions? Contact Diane Tomb
     gvactivities@gonzagamothers.org

    Faculty Treats Breakfast Kick-Off
    Friday, Oct. 7th

    Looking for a fun way to get involved and meet the wonderful Gonzaga teachers and staff?
    Sign up to volunteer for the BEST morning of the month! Gonzaga Faculty Treats!
    Volunteer Moms, please join us as we prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff on the first Friday of each month. 

    Use SignUp Genius link
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054eabab283-october1

    We arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are usually done serving and cleaning up by 9:00.  You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. It’s an awesome celebration of food and fellowship!

    Questions or to be added to list, email
    Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss
    facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org

    Want to know what is happening on Eye Street??


    Twitter follow:  @GonzagaHdMstr   @GonzagaMothers   @GonzagaGoodNews 

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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 6:35 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • DON'T MISS OUT ON GMC NEWS! RENEW TODAY!

    GMC Last E-Blast for 2015-16

    This may be your last GMC email if you have not already renewed for the
    2016-17 school year. Starting September 1st the new GMC Membership List will be used.  
    To ensure that you continue receiving GMC E-Newsletters and Communications, you will need to renew your annual GMC Membership by August 31, 2016. 
    RENEW your Membership TODAY!
    Posted Aug 30, 2016, 11:36 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • Gala Meeting Tues. 8/30/16, 6:30pm, Jesuit Dining Room
    GMC Gala E-Blast

    2016 Gala "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street"


    Every year our gala event is one of the biggest highlights of the year and this year will be no exception.  The Christmas Gala Committee has been working diligently during the summer months preparing for this year’s
    35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street” 
    on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
    The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help. 

     
    Please join us at our first meeting of the school year on 
    Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm in the Jesuit Dining Room.  


    We understand how difficult it is to balance work and family so any form of assistance would be greatly appreciated.  If you can't make the meeting, that's fine! There's still PLENTY of ways to get involved without going down to Gonzaga at night!
     
    Use the link to fill out form to note the areas you would like to assist with. 
    If using a mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View as Desktop." 
    https://sites.google.com/a/gonzagagala.org/christmasgala/volunteer

    Thank you!
    Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
    2016 Gala Chairs 

    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 5:48 AM by GMC Webmaster
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