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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.
 



   

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  • PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL VISIT WITH MR. EVERY 2/8/17 - ASK QUESTIONS YOU ARE MOST INTERESTED IN!

    Questions for Mr. Every's Visit to 2/8/17 GMC Meeting


    Posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:20 AM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC January Newsletter
    GMC January Newsletter

    GMC January Newsletter

    Dear Gonzaga Families,
     
    Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and joyful Christmas break and 2017 is off to a great start for you! 

    If you know of a friend that has not yet joined the Mothers Club, please have them join this month. They will stay informed, and GMC members receive a discounted price for Mother-Son Mass and Brunch (March 5, 2017).  To join GMC, they can register and pay online: Join the GMC.  Mia DeWitt, Membership Chair, has been doing a great job this year, so please contact her at membership@gonzagamothers.org if you have any questions.
     
    As we did not have a newsletter in December, I would like to thank Colleen Mudlaff and Maureen Thomas for planning and coordinating the Mass of Thanksgiving on November 13. It was a beautiful mass and a lovely reception afterwards! The collection from the Mass went directly to the Father McKenna Center to help with much needed winter supplies for the Hypothermia Center.   Thank you also to the many wonderful moms who volunteered for the Gonzaga Open House on November 20.  Over 1,800 people came through to view the school and were welcomed by all these wonderful moms.
     
    December 3rd marked the beginning of Christmas celebrations at Gonzaga with our memorable Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street gala!   It was a festive celebration of our Gonzaga community, and we are truly grateful for the giving spirit of our families.  Many thanks to Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado and Kimberly Notarianni, our enthusiastic Gala Chairs, our entire Gala Committee, and everyone who volunteered, donated, and contributed to the Gala's success!  Remember to check the Gala website for a few sign up parties with openingslast call Gala items and merchandise.   
     
    Thank you to Valerie Jopeck and Susan Marcille for organizing last month’s very successful Christmas Cards and Treats.  Christmas cards were prepared and delivered to local nursing home residents, and the boys enjoyed the vast assortment of goodies.  Nori Buising served as the GMC's coordinator for Gonzaga's Adopt-a-Family Program, and we thank her and all in our Gonzaga community who helped make the holidays a little brighter for neighboring families and those from the Washington School for Girls.  
     
    January 4 was the Gonzaga Business Network Career Fair, and we thank Michael Crilley who spoke to us at our October meeting about this event for Gonzaga graduates.  Thanks also to the moms who encouraged their sons to attend this worthwhile event.  January 13 -15, is the very special Freshman RetreatJulia CashmereAnnmarie Edwards, Lorena Egan and Lisa Opipari-Arrigan  have planned and coordinated meals for all of the retreatants, leaders, and staff all weekend. Thank you for leading this effort and all who have volunteered to help. 
     
    As we move toward spring, we look forward to the Mother-Son Celebration on March 5, chaired by Kristen Allen, Diane Begala, Mary Beth Jackson and Alison Quatrini. This is a lovely way for our boys to slow down and spend a day with the special woman in their lives.  And an all time favorite, the International Food Fair on April 5, chaired by Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon, and Michelle Pierpont, is sure to be your son’s best day on Eye Street.  All families are encouraged to donate a special dish from their favorite land to raise funds for the foreign language department, and a little extra credit in his language class.

    Please join us for our January GMC Meeting this Wednesday, January 11 in the Lower Commons.  Father Planning will begin the evening with an update of what is happening on campus and what to look forward to as we continue the school year. We will then kick-off the Men for Others Diaper Drive with our speaker, Corinne Cannon, founder of the D.C. Diaper Bank, daughter of our own Mr. Rick Cannon (Gonzaga English teacher).  

    We will also begin our annual Call for Volunteers and Nominations for Positions on the GMC Executive Board and for GMC Committee and Event Chairs for next year. To learn more about the available positions, click here for descriptions Volunteering with the GMC is a very fun and fulfilling way to serve our beloved school and to meet many other wonderful moms.  I think most people find serving to be an honor, so please consider volunteering yourself or recommending a friend. Jean Schlesinger will provide us with an update on that process.  GMC Hospitality ChairsKasey Crowley, Kelley Paul and MaryBeth Powers, will provide wonderful food and drink to go along with the company of old and new friends. Remember to bring your donations for the Father McKenna Center and the Washington School for Girls, and if you can, please bring another Gonzaga mom!
      
    Thank you to Irene ZasoCommunications Chair, for producing another informative newsletter.  I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, January 11th 6:30pm Social, 7pm Meeting.

    We look forward to seeing you on Eye Street!
    Laura Brockwell
    GMC President 16-17
    lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org 

    Upcoming Events

     
    Jan 11 - GMC General Membership Mtg - 6:30pm - Lower Commons - 
                 Guest Speaker - Corinne Cannon, DC Diaper Bank
    Jan 13 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8-9am - JDR
    Jan 13-15 - Freshman Retreat - Hospitality
    Jan 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 5-7:30pm - Carmody Ctr- Hospitality
    Jan 31 - Sophomore Parent Evening Hospitality - 6:30pm
     
    Call for Volunteers for 2017-18 - The GMC is looking to fill volunteer positions in our Executive Board and Committee and Event Chairs!

    Next Meeting Dates - -  February 8th - - March 8th - - April 19th - - May 17th --
    All meetings start with a Social time at 6:30pm and Meeting starts at 7pm

    Freshman Retreat


    Only one volunteer slot is still available. It is Friday from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. serving dinner to our boys. Please double check the SignUp Genius (link) for your assignments. Reminder emails will also be sent. 
    • If you are serving Saturday lunch (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and plan to park in the garage, you must park along the perimeter. The center of the garage is the staging area for Dad drivers.
    • Freshman parents, please make the time to join your son Friday evening for one of the weekend highlights, the Parent Exchange, and then enjoy time to gather with each other at the parent reception following. We look forward to seeing so many of you there.
    • Please remember to keep our freshmen and our student leaders in your prayers during this very special time of brotherhood and spiritual renewal.
    • Thank you in advance to all our volunteers who will be assisting during our upcoming Freshman Retreat weekend (1/13-1/15). 

    To All Seniors Families:

    Do you have an artistic son? - 
    Please encourage him to submit a drawing for the Class of 2017 senior t-shirts. The design should convey the spirit of this special class. 
    All submissions need to be sent to Andrea Courduvelis at
     acourduvelis@mac.com no later than January 15, 2017.

    Annual Men for Others Diaper Drive 

    February 2 - 9th
    Please encourage your son to participate! Sizes 4, 5 & 6 are particularly needed.  All diapers collected will be donated to the D.C. Diaper Bank which provides a monthly average of 75,000 diapers to 2,500 D.C. area families. The Founder and Executive Director, Corrine Cannon, is the daughter of Gonzaga's own Rick Cannon and created the Diaper Bank in 2010. This year our goal is 16,000. 
    If every family brings in one pack, we will meet this ambitious goal! 
    Diapers can be dropped off in the Upper and Lower Commons and in the rotunda of Ruetsch. Please help us with this worthy effort! For more informationhttp://www.dcdiaperbank.org 

     

    Gala Items & Parties available

    Thank you to everyone who has signed up to cook and/or serve at the Father McKenna Center. They are so grateful!
     

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    Please join us for the next session:
    January 13, 2017 8 - 9 am 
    in the Jesuit Dining Room

     

    JOIN US ON RETREAT

    February 3-5, 2017 Retreat
    Ignatian Spirituality and The Joy of Love
    More info on 
    website
    ​​Sign up 
    Questions? Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    Gonzaga Mother-Son Celebration

    March 5, 2017 


    The annual Mother-Son Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Following the Mass at St. Aloysius, brunch will be served in the Carmody Center.  

    Please contact Chairs Kristen Allen, Diane Begala, Mary Beth Jackson and Alison Quatrini at  
    motherson@gonzagamothers.org if you would like to help. 

    International Food Fair
    April 5, 2017

    Mark your Calendars for one of Gonzaga students' favorite events of the year
     
    A day when Gonzaga students and faculty experience the diversity of our school community by enjoying delicious food from hundreds of countries.  
    Gonzaga Mothers Club volunteers organizing this event hope every Gonzaga family will continue the tradition of preparing a dish representing your family heritage or a favorite tradition and send it to school to share that day. At lunchtime, students and faculty will purchase wristbands that allow them to sample authentic dishes from around the world. 
    Proceeds from this event benefit the Modern Language Department.  Watch for signups to donate food and to volunteer will be coming soon.

    Please contact co-chairs Lauren Malone, Stephanie McMahon and Michelle Pierpont at intlfood@gonzagamothers.org with questions regarding food donations and volunteer opportunities. 
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    Posted Jan 10, 2017, 12:59 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC E-blast, January 2017
    GMC Newsletter

    Faculty Treats Breakfast

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    THIS Friday, January 6th

    Got breakfast?
    Moms, please join us in January as we, once again, prepare and serve a hot and homemade breakfast to our dedicated faculty and staff.
    Use Sign Up Genius link
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44abaf28a5fb6-faculty

    Please arrive by 6:15 am in the Lower Commons. Service begins at 7:00 am. We are done serving and cleaning up by 9:00.  You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. 
    Oh, and there’s always freshly brewed coffee….

    For more info contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at 
    facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org.
    Upcoming Events
     Happy New Year!

    Jan 4 - Gonzaga Business Network Career Fair - 5:30pm-8pm - Carmody Ctr - Register
    Jan 6 - Faculty Treats - 6:15am - Lower Commons - Volunteer
    Jan 8 - Freshman Retreat Training - Hospitality
    Jan 11 - GMC General Membership Mtg - 6:30pm - Lower Commons
      ** Guest Speaker - Corinne Cannon, DC Diaper Bank
    Jan 13 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8-9am - JDR
    Jan 13-15 - Freshman Retreat - Hospitality

    Career Fair


    All Gonzaga grads (especially those from 2006-2016) might benefit from attending the 
    2017 GBN Career Fair on Wed., January 4th @ Gonzaga.

    Register for Event
     
    We need your help to "encourage" your Gonzaga grads to attend this event.The value for the alumni graduates to attend this event is tremendous. 
     
    What can Gonzaga Grads get out of the event?
    1) Get resume reviewed by leading HR professional
    2) Conduct a mock interview to work on interviewing skills
    3) Speak directly with over 90 employers who are looking to hire either for full-time or summer internship opportunities.
    4) Drop off resume that will be sent electronically to all GBN Career Fair Exhibitors
     

    Last Minute Gala Items
    to purchase before the end of the year

     

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    Please join us for the next session:
    January 13, 2017 8 - 9 am 
    in the Jesuit Dining Room

     

    JOIN US ON RETREAT

    February 3-5, 2017 Retreat
    Ignatian Spirituality and The Joy of Love
    More info on website
    ​​Sign up 
    Questions? Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    To All Seniors Families:


    Do you have an artistic son?

    Please encourage him to submit a drawing for the Class of 2017 senior t-shirts. The design should convey the spirit of this special class. 

    All submissions need to be sent to Andrea Courduvelis at
     
    acourduvelis@mac.com no later than January 15, 2017.

    Want to know what is happening on Eye Street??


    Twitter follow:  @GonzagaHdMstr   @GonzagaMothers   @GonzagaGoodNews 

    Facebook like: Gonzaga Mothers Club    Gonzaga College High School

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    Questions? Contact Irene Zaso at communications@gonzagamothers.org
    Posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:32 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • THERE'S STILL TIME FOR SOME LAST MINUTE GALA ITEMS!!!

    Last Minute Gala Items
    to purchase before the end of the year

     
    Posted Dec 17, 2016, 1:34 PM by GMC Webmaster
  • GMC NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016
    GMC Newsletter
    On behalf of the Gonzaga Mothers Club, we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.  We wish much joy and happiness this season for you and your families.  

    Laura Brockwell
    GMC President 16-17

    lbrockwell@gonzagamothers.org 
    Upcoming Events
    Dec 22 - GFC Freshman Father & Son Service Project 
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
    Jan 1, 3 & 8 - Volunteers needed for Hypothermia Center - Sign up
    Jan 4 - Gonzaga Business Network Career Fair - Register
    Jan 8 - Freshman Retreat Training - Hospitality
    Jan 11 - GMC General Membership Mtg - 6:30pm - Lower Commons
      ** Guest Speaker - Corinne Cannon, DC Diaper Bank
    Jan 13 - Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group - 8-9am - JDR
    Jan 13-15 - Freshman Retreat - Hospitality
    Gonzaga’s $25,000 raffle drawing was held at the annual Christmas Gala on December 3rd, and the winner is....Kristen Kilguss! Kristen (center) and her husband George are the proud parents of George ’18 (l), pictured here with Gonzaga President Rev. Stephen Planning, SJ. The Kilguss family shared that this is truly another blessing from Gonzaga.

    The Gonzaga Mothers Club thanks all who participated in the raffle this year. Congratulations, Kristen and family!

    Last Minute Gala Items
    to purchase before the end of the year

     

    Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

    Please join us for the next session:
    January 13, 2017 8 - 9 am 
    in the Jesuit Dining Room

     

    JOIN US ON RETREAT

    February 3-5, 2017 Retreat
    Ignatian Spirituality and The Joy of Love
    More info on website
    ​​Sign up 
    Questions? Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

    To All Seniors Families:


    Do you have an artistic son?

    Please encourage him to submit a drawing for the Class of 2017 senior t-shirts. The design should convey the spirit of this special class. 

    All submissions need to be sent to Andrea Courduvelis at
     
    acourduvelis@mac.com no later than January 15, 2017.

    McKenna Hypothermia Center


    Volunteers Needed for
    Jan 1st, 3rd & 8th

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

    Career Fair


    All Gonzaga grads (especially those from 2006-2016) might benefit from attending the 
    2017 GBN Career Fair on Wed., January 4th @ Gonzaga.

    Register for Event
     
    We need your help to "encourage" your Gonzaga grads to attend this event.The value for the alumni graduates to attend this event is tremendous. 
     
    What can Gonzaga Grads get out of the event?
    1) Get resume reviewed by leading HR professional
    2) Conduct a mock interview to work on interviewing skills
    3) Speak directly with over 90 employers who are looking to hire either for full-time or summer internship opportunities.
    4) Drop off resume that will be sent electronically to all GBN Career Fair Exhibitors
     

    Want to know what is happening on Eye Street??


    Twitter follow:  @GonzagaHdMstr   @GonzagaMothers   @GonzagaGoodNews 

    Facebook like: Gonzaga Mothers Club    Gonzaga College High School

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    Posted Dec 17, 2016, 1:32 PM by GMC Webmaster
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