St. Charles Mothers Club
Welcome to the St. Charles Motherhood of the Brotherhood
The St. Charles Mothers Club is a volunteer-service club of mothers, stepmothers, guardians and grandmothers of current and former St. Charles students. Membership is automatic when your son or grandson enrolls at St. Charles. Even if you are unable to attend meetings or volunteer for an event, you are still a very important part of the Mothers Club! Attend whenever you can and know you will always be warmly welcomed!
Please join our Facebook page for additional updates and reminders: www.facebook.com/StCharlesColumbusMothersClub/
If you would like to reach an active member of the Mothers Club, please contact Chairperson Alison Forche by e-mail at [email protected] or Communications Liaison Julie Cottrill at [email protected]. They can either answer your question directly or will forward it to someone who can. Feel free to contact us to request your email address be added to the Mothers Club email distribution list.
(Photo) On the evening of May 8th, the St. Charles Mothers Club met in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons to celebrate a very successful 2017-2018 school year. In this photo, members of the St. Charles Mothers Club look on as (front row) Chairperson Alison Forche hands St. Charles Principal Jim Lower a “check” for $159, 856.36 representing the proceeds from the club’s annual Cardinal Christmas Auction and other fundraising efforts. Thanks to the time, dedication and support of many Carolian mothers, this money raised will help fund capital improvements and need-based financial aid for students. Also pictured are (Second row, from left) Susan Beggs, Miechelle Javich, Nina Keyes (Cardinal Christmas Auction Committee Co-Chair) and Basia Nowak (Cardinal Christmas Auction Committee Co-Chair); (Third row, from left) Brenda Lombardi, Trisha Search and Katie Congrove; (Top row, from left) Megan Mooney (Past Chairperson), Kathleen Meyer, Patty Anderson (Treasurer), Maryann Nugent and Sarah Berlin Moore (Vice Chairperson).
Current News & Upcoming Meetings
Finals week is coming up quickly! Each semester, the Mothers’ Club at St. Charles coordinates a luncheon for the faculty and staff in appreciation for all they do for our sons. Monetary donations, some food items, and time from the St. Charles’ families make this luncheon possible.
Here are important Mothers Club dates for the 2017-18 school year. Please check back as other events organized by our Social Events committee may be added:
-Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, June 4, 2018 – The Faculty Lounge
Those events already completed this year:
–Welcome Happy Hour: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 6:30PM – The Cavello Center
–8th Grade Open House: Sunday, November 5, 2017; 1PM – The Walter Student Commons
–Annual Sweets Swap Meeting: Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 6:30PM – The Cavello Center
-Cardinal Christmas Auction: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 6PM – The Walter Student Commons
–Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, December 18, 2017 – The Faculty Lounge
–Lenten Service Project Meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 6:30PM – The Cavello Center
–Year End/Elections Meeting: Tuesday, May 8, 2018; 6:30PM – The Cavello Center
–Mother-Son Dinner-Dance: Friday, May 11, 2018 6PM – The Walter Student Commons
-Our Parents in Prayer group (PIP) meetings fluctuate but usually meets on Tuesdays, once or twice a month, either at St. Charles or at the home of Brenda Lombardi. For regular updates, please “Like” our Mothers Club Facebook page to receive reminders and any changes/updates on PIP by clicking HERE for the group’s Facebook page. Parents will gather together to offer prayer intentions for the students, faculty and families and strengthen their faith through Christian book/studies. All are welcome. You need not be Catholic to join. For all Parents In Prayer inquiries, please contact Brenda Lombardi at: [email protected].
Officers for the 2017-2018 School year
Chairperson – Alison Forche
Vice Chairperson – Sarah Moore
Secretary – Julie Cottrill
Treasurer – Patty Anderson
Past Chairperson – Megan Mooney
Committees & Chairs
Cardinal Christmas Auction – Nina Keyes/Basia Nowak: This year will celebrate the 30th year of the Cardinal Christmas Auction, the premier fundraising event for the school and includes a dinner, raffle, and live and silent auctions. The committee organizes everything for this fun, popular event attended by more than 600 people annually.
Welcoming Committee – Kathleen Meyer/Margaret Standing: This committee contacts new families before school starts and organizes Welcome Events for new mothers in the first quarter. In addition, it is responsible for providing greeters at St. Charles events such as the West Campus Dedication and the Borromean Lecture, and it prepares refreshments and greets prospective parents and students attending the 8th Grade Open House, generally held the first Sunday in November.
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon – Maryann Nugent: The Mothers Club, through this committee, organizes two faculty appreciation luncheons per year. In addition to helping with set up and clean up, volunteers are needed to make and bring in food.
Mother-Son Dance – Sarah Moore: This committee organizes every aspect of this annual tradition, also known as “The Mom Prom.” More than 600 moms and sons attend each year.
Nominating Committee – Sarah Moore: This committee organizes the recruitment and selection of officers for the Mothers Club each year.
Parents In Prayer – Brenda Lombardi: Parents will gather together to pray the rosary and offer prayer intentions for the students, faculty and families and strengthen their faith through Christian book/studies. All are welcome.
Communications Liaison – Julie Cottrill: ([email protected])
Volunteer Opportunities throughout the year are available on the committees listed above. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Parent Information Nights in the first semester and by reaching out to the Mothers Club.
Purpose and History of the Mothers Club
The St. Charles Mothers Club has served the school for decades and made considerable contributions to the community through its volunteer efforts and fundraising activities. The group is the central volunteer-organizing body for the school. In addition to our standing committees, which run specific events, mothers often are called upon to simply “help out” at the school.