St. Charles Mothers Club


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: 

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) At its annual general meeting in May 2017, members of the St. Charles Mothers Club presented Principal Jim Lower, pictured here with Chairperson Megan Mooney (Front row, 3rd from right), with a “check” for nearly $177,000. Each year, the club make a financial donation from the proceeds of the Cardinal Christmas Auction and the Mother-Son Dinner Dance to support capital improvements and need-based financial aid for students. From left — Julie Cottrill, Jenny Van Buren, Sue Skorupski, Nina Keyes, Basia Nowak, (Lower), Sarah Moore, (Mooney), Secretary Kierrah Chamberlin,Vice-president Alison Forche and Treasurer Treva Weaver.


Current News & Upcoming Meetings

Our next Mother’s Club event which will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cavello Center. This is our annual “Sweet Swap” meeting where everyone brings a dozen or two of their favorite treat (holiday or year round) to share with the group. It is always fun and delicious (visit our Facebook page for details).

We are also collecting any disposable containers with matching lids for the Holy Family Soup Kitchen. Disposable containers allow the soup kitchen to send leftovers home with clients, and eliminates wasted food. Please bring your containers to this meeting, and we will deliver the containers to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen. We look forward to seeing you!

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. Please click on the link below for additional details.


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:

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

-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


-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 PrayerBrenda 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 LiaisonJulie 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.