CHANGE of Time and Location of GALA Basket Making Party

posted Nov 13, 2017, 9:50 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 12:55 PM ]

Gonzaga Christmas Gala

Basket Making Party

Please help on this fun project prior to heading  to the Championship Football game!  Join us from 9:00 am to noon to assemble and wrap baskets for the Gala. No experience needed!  Just a few hours of your time.  We'll provide the baskets, wrap, bows and fun!

Food and Beverage provided!

Sign-Up HERE 

Date: 11/18/2017, Saturday

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm EST

Location: Gonzaga High School:  5th FLOOR FORTE HALL (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!!)

November Newsletter

posted Nov 7, 2017, 8:43 AM by GMC Webmaster

GMC November Newsletter
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GMC November Newsletter
 

Dear Gonzaga Moms,

I can’t believe it is already November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  We have so much to be thankful for on Eye Street, including our many dedicated moms contributing to the GMC. We are thankful for our Faculty Treat Chairs, Maria Cindea, Kristen Kilguss and their team of moms, that arrive before dawn to feed our faculty and staff.  We are also thankful for our Father McKenna Center Chairs, Michelle AldridgeErin Donovan, Morgean Hirt and Valerie Jopeck, who have organized the collection of sheets and coats and purchased blankets and pillows for the Hypothermia Unit.  They also have set up the meal signup for the months of November through March.  Thanks to all who have signed up already -- spaces are still available (click McKenna Center Meal Signup).  We are also very appreciative of all the families who supported the  Bake Sale, whose profits support The Father McKenna Center!   If you missed the Bake Sale, you can still support The Father McKenna Center at the Mass of Thanksgivingon Sunday, November 12.  Hopefully everyone has received the beautiful invitation to join the GMC and Eagles Wings at this annual mass.  

Many thanks to all the families and friends of Gonzaga who have already given so generously to the annual gala, Winter Wonderland, by donating their time, talents, and treasures.  The excitement is building for the biggest party and fundraiser of the year on December 2nd.  Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia, along with their teams of volunteers, have been working hard since the summer to create a spectacular night of celebration and festivities.  We have wonderful auction items (including Springsteen on Broadway tickets!) incredible food and even better company to be enjoyed.  RSVP soon, since the Gala sells out each year.  Find out how to volunteer and join in the fun at Gonzaga Gala.  The Gala Basket Making Party will be November 18, from 10 a.m. t0 12 p.m.  and the fun days of Decorating and Set Up will be on November 30th at 3 p.m. and December 1st starting at 9 a.m.!  Come join the fun!

Many thanks to Mary Goodyear and Barbara Mulligan, for providing hospitality for the Senior Family College Night for College Counseling.  Our first quarter Parent Teacher Conferences were held last month, as well -- thank you Stacey Brown and Jill Gatti for the delicious refreshments.  Also, thank you to April EggeKristina Gill and Laura Tramonte for providing a wonderful dinner to the faculty before the conferences. 

Thanks go out to Joan BaughanAnne Ghattas and Honora Precourt for continuing to coordinate the food and details for our GMC meetings.  All of these events extend our already busy days and the effort all these moms put into nourishing us is greatly appreciated.

Let’s Get Together!

Our next GMC meeting is this Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm. Father Planning will provide the blessing and an update on Eye Street and our speaker will be Dr. Gregory Merrickfrom Wheeling Hospital.  Dr. Merrick will be speaking to the students during school, the sports teams after school and the GMC at our meeting about Men's Health.  Also, please remember to bring unused Christmas cards that can be used for our Christmas Cards and Treats service project on December 6 (the students receive a "treat" and write a Christmas card to local shut-ins and nursing home residents). 

Get Involved

Nominations will be open in January for GMC positions for the 2018-2019 school year.  Do you have computer talents, a gift for decorating, or a flair for hospitality?  There are so many jobs and such a variety of talents needed.  I encourage you all to consider nominating yourself for a position.  It is a great group of ladies!  You can have fun working and make some great friends in the process.

Spread Christmas Cheer

November 10th is the deadline to sign up for annual Adopt-a-Family program.  Each year, Gonzaga families coordinate with Campus Ministries to provide Christmas gifts for 35 or more needy families via the Adopt-a-Family program.  It is a wonderful way to bring Christmas cheer to our Gonzaga neighbors.  Can't adopt a whole family?  No problem, you can sign up for as many, or as few, people are you are able.  Get together a group of your family members, friends, teammates, or club families to support others in our community.

Upcoming Events

Gonzaga’s Open House will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Can you volunteer for a couple of hours to welcome prospective new families to Gonzaga?  If you can help please sign up here...This is a great day on Eye Street!

The GMC provides hospitality for many of the upcoming events; so if you would like to assist, please contact the Committee Chairs.  All Committee Chairs are listed in the back of the Gonzaga telephone directory and on the GMC website.
 
Thank you to Hazel Lychak, Communications Chair, for her organization and talents in putting together this and all of our GMC Communications! 

We look forward to seeing you on Eye Street!

Mary Penny
GMC President 17-18
mpenny@gonzagamothers.org 

The Next GMC Membership Meeting
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Join us for dinner & social time @ 6:30pm,
meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

St. Al's bells will be ringing...are you listening?...

Buy your Gala tickets now!


Are you interested in being an Event Volunteer
 on Saturday, December 2?
Get the details and sign up


Basket Making and Decorating/Set-up: 
Get in the spirit in the days leading up to the Gala by helping us
prepare and transform Eye Street into a Winter Wonderland!
 
                                Nov 18       Basket Making Party! sign-up
                    Nov 30, Dec 1       Gala Set-up and Decorating sign-up
 

Questions? See the website for more information or contact 2017 Gala Chairs 
Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org
 

Upcoming Events


               11/08 - GMC Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons
               11/09 - Junior Family Night for College Counseling 7pm
               11/10 - Deadline to sign up for Adopt-A-Family Program
               11/12 - Mass of Thanksgiving - St. Al’s Church
               11/17 - Ignatian Reflection Prayer Group Meeting
               11/18 - Gala Basket Making Party
               11/19 - Gonzaga Open House
               11/30 - Set up/decorating for Winter Wonderland
               12/01 - Set up and decorating for Winter Wonderland
               12/02 - 37th Annual Gonzaga Gala - Winter Wonderland
               12/06 - Christmas Cards and Treats Service Project
 

Gonzaga Moms,
 

Christmas is coming!  Would you consider helping to provide a happy Christmas for a family in need through our annual Adopt-A-Family program?  Each year, Gonzaga families coordinate with Gonzaga Campus Ministry to provide Christmas gifts for 35 or more needy families via the Adopt-A-Family program. We are still in need of donors and the deadline to register is Friday, November 10th!   

Can't adopt a whole family in need?  No problem, you can sign up for as many, or as few, people as you would like.  You can also get creative and adopt a family as a group, by coordinating with teams, clubs, friends, co-workers, extended family, etc.!

After you register, you will receive a wish list for your adopted family or individual(s) before Thanksgiving, and gifts are due to Campus Ministry
by Friday, December 8th.  


Please sign up here

Questions? View the flyer. You may also contact Nancy Travis at secretary@gonzagamothers.org or David Bowles in Campus Ministry at dbowles@gonzaga.org.

Thank you!  Your generosity will help make Christmas special for Gonzaga’s neighbors. 

Gonzaga Mothers Club and Gonzaga Campus Ministry

Annual Mass of Thanksgiving
 
Mark your calendars to attend this wonderful event!  Also please sign up to provide food items, set up or clean up for the Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 12th.  Mass begins at 10 a.m.
 
Volunteer Signup
 

Signup to cook
and serve dinner
for the winter guests
at the McKenna Center!



Why not get a club or team to cook, serve and eat dinner with 20 grateful men? Please sign up for BOTH slots if you intend to cook and serve the whole meal.

We need your help now to fill the open dates! All instructions are included on the Signup Genius.

McKenna Center needs volunteers to cook and serve:

We still need help for some November and December dates! 

Sign up 

“‘Mothers are the strongest antidote to the spread of self-centered individualism… It is they who testify to the beauty of life’.” Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, (no. 174)
 
Gonzaga Open House

Sunday, November 19th
10am-2pm

Can you volunteer for a couple of hours to welcome prospective new families to Gonzaga?  If you can help please sign up here...This is a great day on Eye Street!
 

Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

 

Fridays: 8:00 - 9:00 am 
in the Jesuit Dining Room
October 13, November 17,
December 8, January 12, 
Annual Retreat Feb 2-4February 9, March 9, April 13, May 18

No need to sign-up, come once
or every month!

Questions? See flyer or contact 
Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

Winter Wonderland Gala - Basket Making VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:49 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 11:50 AM ]

Basket Making Party

Calling all volunteers who want to assemble and wrap baskets for the Gala. 

No experience needed!  Just a few hours of your time.  We'll provide the baskets, wrap, bows and fun!

Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 1pm

Sign-Up HERE

Winter Wonderland Gala VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:19 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

St. Al's bells will be ringing...

The 2017 Gonzaga Gala, Winter Wonderland, is quickly approaching!  The Gala Committee has been working tirelessly to present another beautiful evening on Eye Street.  We are now looking for volunteers to deck the halls and support the success of the event throughout the night.

In particular, we need volunteers for SET-UP & DECORATING CREWbeginning on Thursday, November 30 at 3:00 pm, and on Friday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
 
We also need many volunteers the night of the gala.  Are you interested in being an  EVENT VOLUNTEER  on Saturday, December 2?   If so, please plan to work the entire evening.  You will receive a complimentary Gala ticket, which will include dinner and the ability to bid on auction items.
 
If you have any questions, please contact us: 2017@gonzagagala.org or Katie Ronca, volunteer coordinator, katieronca@verizon.net.
 
SET –UP & DECORATING:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafaf28a46-gonzaga
EVENT VOLUNTEER: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eafaf28a46-gonzaga1
GALA WEBSITE: www.gonzaga.org/gala

MASS OF THANKSGIVING

posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:59 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 12:59 PM ]


October Newsletter

posted Oct 13, 2017, 10:55 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 10:55 AM ]

GMC October Newsletter 

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GMC October Newsletter
 

Dear Gonzaga Moms,

It is hard to believe September is over and we are welcoming in the month of October.   So much as happened on Eye Street.  Hopefully your sons are settling into a routine and the freshman are feeling at home.  The GMC has been busy!  We have already had 5 Bake Sales, Back-to-School Night, the Gonzaga & Visitation Picnic, Conversations that Count and a wonderfully attended first GMC meeting.  Our first meeting featured an update of the school from our President, Father Planning, an overview of our website from our Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Mrs. Mary Clare Glover and a development awareness talk from our Vice President of Alumni and Advancement, Mr. David Dugan.  Thank you to all of our speakers, your talks were captivating and informative.

On September 17th our families once again enjoyed the annual tradition of the Gonzaga-Visitation Mass and Picnic.  Thank you to Diane Tomb for helping the Visi team promote this event.  On September 27, freshmen and their parents came together for an evening of education and dialogue focused on the Community of Concern booklet “A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use”.  Thank you to Eden Brown Gaines and Celeste McGlaughlin for providing food and drinks for all attendees of the Conversations that Count.  

The Senior Parent College Admissions Night, hosted by our College Counselors on September 28th, was a great night where a wonderful panel of College Admissions Officers gave advice and answered our questions!   A special thank you to our Senior Liaisons, Mary Goodyear and Barbara Mulligan for providing us with wonderful hospitality for the night.  This year we have had fantastic Get Acquainted Parties and one is still yet to come!  We extend our sincere thank you to our chairs, Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel, and to our generous host families. What a wonderful Gonzaga welcome we extended to our new families!  

The GMC Ignatian Reflection & Prayer Group, a group of Gonzaga moms who gather monthly to explore Ignatian spirituality, met on September 15th and will meet again on October 13th.  If you are interested in more information feel free to contact Anne Barsanti Griffith at ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

Friday, October 6 was the first Faculty Treats of the year.  Thank you to Maria Cindea and Kristen Kilguss and all the volunteers for providing and serving a fabulous breakfast for the faculty and staff.  If you would like to help with the next one on November 3, sign up for Faculty Treats.

Let’s Get Together!

Our next GMC meeting is the joint GMC/GFC meeting on Wednesday, October 18, in the Lower Commons at 6:30 pm.  Our guest speakers are our Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Stephen Szolosi, and our new Associate Director, Mr. David Bowles.  Come and learn more about Gonzaga’s retreats, christian service and sacramental life.  This meeting will also be a great kick-off to Fall with a dinner of Chili, Cornbread, Salad, and Desserts.

Winter Wonderland Gala!

October 13 is the deadline for advertisements and donations for the Winter Wonderland gala.  Do you want to thank a teacher, support a team, or congratulate your senior?  We have pages available for you.  Purchase an ad and we will help you with the graphics.  Donate an item and help us make it a great gala.  While you are online, go ahead and purchase your ticket.  This event will sell out; don’t miss the fun!  

We have a Gala Decorations Workshop on October 14th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and  we would love your help! Volunteer and help the Decorations Committee prepare our Eye Street for a Spectacular Winter Wonderland.  No experience or tools are necessary.  We just ask that you bring your willingness to lend a hand and have some fun.  The workshops are a fabulous way to meet new Gonzaga Moms and make lasting friendships.  You are not required to stay for the entire time, stay as long as you can.  Your sign up will give us an idea on how many enthusiastic volunteers to expect.  All workshops will be held on the 3rd Floor of Dooley Hall (take the elevator by the Cafeteria or Campus Ministry).

The Gala Invitation Workshop is October 23rd.  We would love to have you join us for this fun workshop.  The Gonzaga Gala will be here before we know it! Invitations will be ready to be stuffed, stamped and delivered.  If you are able to spare an hour or 2 and help us assemble the invitations to be mailed out, we are very appreciative. We will meet in the conference room in Forte Hall at 9 am!  Please click on the link and consider helping us out while making some new friends.

Membership

Thank you all for joining and supporting the GMC. If you know of any friends or neighbors who have not yet joined, please invite them to come to a meeting this month. Check here for a list of Current GMC Members. Thank you to Gerry Gretschel, Membership Chair,for leading our membership drive. If you have any questions or suggestions to help with Membership, please contact Gerry at membership@gonzagamothers.org.

Upcoming Events

The 33rd Annual Carmody Open Golf Tournament is this Friday, October 13th. Volunteer responsibilities begin between 8-9 AM and conclude between 3-4 PM.  All returning and new volunteers are welcome so spread the word to one and all!  If you can help please respond to Sharon Dillon - sdillon720@me.com and Jane Tuck - j.tuck1@verizon.net

The GMC’s Bake Sale to benefit the McKenna Center Hypothermia Program is October 25th.  Can you send in some baked goods or volunteer some time to help this great cause? Pies, cookies, doughnuts, oh my!  What could be better than donating baked goods to support the homeless in our area through the McKenna Center Hypothermia Program. Proceeds from this bake sale go towards buying new pillows, blankets, and other support materials for this year's Hypothermia residents at the McKenna Center.  Open from November 1 - March 31, the Hypothermia Program is designed to get participants into transitional or permanent housing by the end of the winter, or to provide an environment of stability for others to heal and focus on their journey. Sign up to send baked goods in with your son on Wednesday, October 25, or sign up to help sell baked goods during the day.  The Mother's Club Bake Sale is a great way to see our boys in their "natural habitat!"  

The Parent Teacher Conferences are on October 26th.  We could use your help!  If you can set up, donate some food, replenish trays or clean up please click on the link for the Sign up Genius.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

The Junior and Senior Parent Financial Aid Night is Thursday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. in Sheehy Theater.

Junior Parent College Counseling Night is Thursday, November 9th at 7 p.m. in the Sheehy Theater.  Junior parents are invited to sign up for the College Counseling Remind.com text messaging for the class of 2019. It is a one-way communication about deadlines, upcoming events, etc. To join the College Counseling Class of 2019 text messaging please do the following:  Text @kh27kd to the phone number 81010.

The GMC provides hospitality for these events; so if you would like to assist, please contact the Committee Chairs.  All Committee Chairs are listed in the back of the Gonzaga telephone directory and on the GMC website.

Thank you to Hazel Lychak, our Communications Chair, for her organization and talents in putting together this and all of our GMC Communications! This month's E-newsletter is packed with information about upcoming events and many different opportunities to help our sons and our beloved Gonzaga community. Please contact the various chairs if you can help. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the  Joint GMC/GFC Meeting on October 18.

We can’t wait to see you on Eye Street! 

Mary Penny
GMC President 17-18
mpenny@gonzagamothers.org 

 

 

Joint GMC/GFC Membership Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Join us for a homemade chili dinner & social time @ 6:30pm,
meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

 

 


Sponsorships, Ads, and Donations are due

  

 Friday, October 13 


There are many ways help -  check out these links -
 thank you for your support!

  

                                                    Sponsorships

 

  


             Donation options

  

             Donate an Item 
             
Donate from Amazon Wish List
             Help Fill a Basket
             Make a Class Donation
             Make a Cash Donation

                 Advertise/Recognize
  

                 Business Ads
                 Family Ads
                 Parish Ads

  
 Decorating and Invitation Workshops

                                   October 14 - Decorations sign-up
                                   October 23 - Invitations sign-up

  



Questions? See the Gala E-blast and the website for more information or contact 2017 Gala Chairs Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org

 

 

Upcoming Events

  

     10/13 - Deadline for Gala Donations, Sponsors and Ads! GMC Gala
     10/13 - Carmody Open - Andrews Air Force Base
     10/14 - Winter Wonderland Gala Decoration Workshop 11am-2pm
     10/18 - Joint GMC/GFC Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons
     10/23 - Address Winter Wonderland Gala Invitations Session 
     10/25 - Bake Sale for McKenna Center
     10/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences 5-7:30pm - Carmody Center
     11/02 - Junior and Senior Parent Financial Aid Night 7 pm
     11/03 - Faculty Treats 6:15am-9am - Lower Commons
     11/09 - Junior Family Night for College Counseling 7pm
     Save the Date - 11/12 Mass of Thanksgiving - St. Al’s Church
 

Full Events Calendar

 

33rd Annual Carmody Open 
Golf Classic


Friday, October 13, 2017

Andrew's Airforce Base
9 AM Registration

 

Interested in Volunteering?

 Please contact Sharon Dillon - sdillon720@me.com and Jane Tuck - j.tuck1@verizon.net

 

 

Parent Teacher Conference Volunteers

Our first PT Conference will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 
from 5-7:30pm


The Gonzaga Mothers Club provides the hospitality for the three Parent Teacher Conferences.  We appreciate your help in donating food and your time to make each event a success!
 

 SIGN-UP to Help Today


Thank you in advance for your help!

 

 

 

Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 


“‘Mothers are the strongest antidote to the spread of self-centered individualism… It is they who testify to the beauty of life’.” Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, (no. 174)


Fridays: 8:00 - 9:00 am 
in the Jesuit Dining Room

October 13, November 17,
December 8, January 12, Annual Retreat Feb 2-4
February 9, March 9, April 13, May 18

No need to sign-up, come once
or every month!

Questions? See flyer or contact 
Anne Barsanti Griffith ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

 

Mother's Club Bake Sale 
to Support the McKenna Center

Wednesday, October 25 

Sign up 
to donate baked goods
and/or take a shift to sell

Pies, cookies, doughnuts, oh my! What could be better than donating baked goods to support the homeless in our area through the McKenna Center Hypothermia Program. Proceeds from this bake sale go towards buying new pillows, blankets, and other support materials for this year's Hypothermia residents at the McKenna Center.

Open from November 1 - March 31, the Hypothermia Program is designed to get participants into transitional or permanent housing by the end of the winter, or to provide an environment of stability for others to heal and focus on their journey.

 

 

Faculty Treats Breakfast

Friday, 11/3
Got breakfast?
Our first Faculty Treats breakfast was fantastic! Thank you to the BEST volunteers!
Join us next month 6:15am - 9am
 Sign Up

You do not have to attend every month. Items can be sent in with other volunteers. 
Oh, and there’s freshly brewed coffee….

Questions? Contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org 

 

 

Coming Soon!

 

Gonzaga's Adopt a Family Program, organized through Campus Ministry, provides interested volunteers with a Christmas wish list from needy families in our community. 
Stay tuned for details
in the coming weeks!

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2017 Gala News and Updates

posted Oct 10, 2017, 2:03 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 2:03 PM ]

It's a BIG Week for the Gala, Gonzaga's biggest social event and fundraiser of the year! The deadline for Sponsorships, Ads, and Donations are due on Friday, October 13th. Please take a look below at the many ways you can get involved to make this year's event another incredible success.

Questions about the Gala or how you can help? Please contact 2017 Gala Co-Chairs Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia gala2017@gonzagagala.org

 
Sponsorships and Ads
                                        OCTOBER 13
                                     October 6 
      Gala Sponsorship  don't miss out! click here
                                         October 13     Business Ad Deadline

                                         October 13     Deadline for Friend Level and Parish Ads

Business Ads
Business Ads promote your business and are an excellent way to reach Gonzaga supporters via online and print Gala catalogs. Your ad will be in the Gonzaga Gala program in print and in the color online version.  If desired, we will design your advertisement for FREE.  Click here 

Parish Ads
Parish Ads list the names of current students and alumni by parish. Ads will be placed in a master frame for you. The donation per family is easy to make through a one-step, simple and friendly process.  Click here 

Family Ads
Give your Senior a special tribute  *  Send Christmas wishes  *  Congratulate a team  *  Thank a teacher or coach  *  Wish your Eagle well  *  Acknowledge a special anniversary  *  Tell someone they are loved -  If desired, we will design your advertisement for FREE. Click here
 
Donations

There are many ways to donate!
All Donations are Due October 13 

 

Help fill a basket!

We need a few items to complete our wonderful baskets for the Gala. Please click here to see the items needed.

Pick an item off of the Gala Wishlist
Do you want to donate but you're short on time?  No problem!! The Gonzaga Gala has set up an Amazon Wish list to donate an item!  It's takes a few seconds, and you're done....

  1. View Gonzaga’s Wish List to select an item to donate.
  2. Check out and purchase your item.  Note: Choose the Ship To for our Gala Wishlist coordinator: "Linda DiLenge's Gift Registry Address" in Great Falls, VA.
  3. Tell us what you’ve ordered!  Please complete the item donation form so that we can place your item in the Gala program.



Other ways to donate...

Donate an Item
We need items for both the silent and live auctions--everything from tickets to a Redskins game to the use of a beach house for the weekend. Click here for more.

Make a Class Donation
You can donate on behalf of your son's class. Click here to help underwrite an auction item in honor of your son. 

Make a Cash Donation 
Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Click here to give online now.
 
Decorations and Invitations




Gala Chairs and committee members are hard at work on
Gala planning, and we need your help!  

Bring a friend and join us for
 
Decorating 
and Invitation Workshops -

 
October 14 - Decorations sign-up
October 23 - Invitations sign-up


October GMC Meeting Announcement

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:58 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 12:59 PM ]

Please note, the October 11th GMC Meeting is CANCELLED.  Instead we will have our October Meeting with GFC on October 18th at 6:30pm in the Lower Commons.

September Newsletter

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:28 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 7:33 PM ]

GMC August Newsletter

GMC September Newsletter

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To ensure that your friends are receiving GMC E-Newsletters and Communications,
make sure they are signed up for GMC Membership.


Dear Gonzaga Moms,  

I hope you and your sons are enjoying a great start to the 2017-2018 school year. There is already so much happening on Eye Street! I would like to extend a special thank you to our Back to School Night ChairsTrish OMalley and Wendy Philips. With the help of their committee they provided food and beverages for our parents during the evening of meetings. Thanks to Trish and Wendy, our GMC volunteers and Eagle's Wings parents who assisted that night. 
Bake Sales are scheduled for the year thanks to the hard work of Mary Knapp and the planning for the gala, Winter Wonderland” is in full swing with the guidance of KimHowland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia.   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! 

Speaking of our “Winter Wonderland” GalaHere are ways you can help:

  • Volunteer: We cannot do it without you and there are many ways to get involved!
  • Donate: We need silent and live auction items or donate from the Amazon wish list
  • Underwrite: Your financial support will underwrite a product or service for the auction
  • Sponsor: Organizations sponsoring the Gala will receive recognition in print and online
  • Advertise: Promote your favorite business while supporting the Gala
  • RSVP: Join parents, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate our love of Gonzaga December 2

Lets get together!
I hope that you will be able to come to campus for the first GMC General Membership meeting on Wednesday, September 13 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 and Mr. David Dugan from the Development Office will speak. The Bookstore will be open for shopping and we have fun prizes for attendees, too.  

Membership 
Since you are receiving this email, you have already joined the GMC -- thank you!  Gerry Gretschel, 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 13th -- 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 Hazel Lychak, our Communications Chair, for publishing this E-newsletter.
Hope to see you Wednesday,

 

Mary Penny
GMC President 17-18
mpenny@gonzagamothers.org 

First General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Light dinner & social time @ 6:30pm, meeting @ 7pm in Lower Commons

 

Gala News
 

Gala Chairs and committee members are hard at work on
Gala planning, and we need your help!  Come join us
for Decorating Workshops
on 9/169/23 and 10/7

Sign up here
 

Don't miss out on sponsorships, ads and donations:
 
                      October 6       Sponsorship Deadline
                      October 12     Commercial Ad Deadline
                      October 13     Deadline for Friend Level, Parish Ads
                                              and All Donations
 
See the website for more information!   


Questions? Contact 2017 Gala Chairs Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia at gala2017@gonzagagala.org
 

Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group 

No need to sign-up, come once or every month!

Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 am in the Jesuit Dining Room on

September 15, October 13, November 17 and December 8

 Annual Retreat: February 2018

 Questions?
Contact Anne Barsanti Griffith  ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org


The GMC, in cooperation with the Headmaster's Office, works with host families to prepare guest lists and schedule dates for small get-togethers to welcome incoming freshman and transfer student families. If you are interested in assisting with this fun way to welcome new families to Gonzaga, the GMC has some easy and simple ideas to get you started. 

Questions? Contact Maria Borjas and Gerry Gretschel  getacquainted@gonzagamothers.org


Attention Club & Team Parent Managers
Bake Sale SignUp

 
One of the best fundraisers, and loved by all the boys, is to host a bake sale for your team/club.
 
If your team is interested in hosting a bake sale, please refer to the bake sale information guidelines here!
 
Questions & scheduling contact Mary Knapp bakesales@gonzagamothers.org
Come see the latest in
Gonzaga swag!

The bookstore will be open for the GMC Meeting on Wednesday evening, 9/13 - you can also place an order online and pick it up on Wednesday!
Visit our website...

Upcoming Events

 
9/13 -  GMC Committee Chair Mtg 6:00pm - JDR
9/13 -  GMC General Meeting 6:30pm - Lower Commons -
           All are Welcome!
9/15 -  Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR
9/16 -  Gala Decorating Workshop, 11am-1pm, Dooley Hall
9/17 -  Gonzaga/Visitation Mass & Picnic 10am - 2pm -
           Visitation Campus
9/23 -  Gala Decorating Workshop,10am-1pm, Dooley Hall
9/27 -  Gala committee chair meeting, 6:30pm
9/27 -  Conversations that Count for Freshman Families
           6:30pm 
10/7 -  Gala Decorating Workshop,11am -1pm, Dooley Hall
10/13 - Ignation Reflection & Prayer Group 8am - JDR

Annual 
Gonzaga – Visitation Mass and Picnic

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

Georgetown Visitation Campus 
1524 35th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Mass 10:00 am in the Nolan Center
Picnic Lunch, Games and Fun after Mass
Featuring:
Annual Egg Toss and Tug-of-War
Bring the Whole Family!
Plenty of Parking on Campus

For more info, contact Diane Tomb gvactivities@gonzagamothers.org
Faculty Treats Breakfast Kick-Off
Friday, 10/6

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.

Sign up at:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44abaf28a5fb6-october
 
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!

Please contact Maria Cindea & Kristen Kilguss at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org for more information. 

2017 Gala Volunteer Opportunities

posted Sep 7, 2017, 7:13 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 7:15 AM ]

Volunteering for the Christmas Gala is a great way to get involved with Gonzaga, see what the Gala is all about and make new friends. We need volunteers to ensure a successful event. Please indicate what opportunities interest you and we will be in touch regarding specifics.  Or feel free to contact Kim Howland or Maggie Sinnot gala2017@gonzagagala.org


CLICK HERE for Volunteer Form


Thanks for all you do!

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