Welcome to the St. Charles Motherhood of the Brotherhood
You may be asking “Who are the members of the Mother’s Club? What do they do?” All mothers, step-mothers, guardians, grandmothers, etc. of present or past students are automatically members in this organization that serves St. Charles as supportive volunteers and ambassadors for school events and fundraising activities. We welcome your involvement in any amount that your time, talent and interests permit. We meet to connect, network and build community within the Motherhood of the St. Charles Brotherhood. The school asks for us to lend a hand in events that support our sons, their teachers and the administration. We welcome you to join us throughout the year at the social gatherings organized by the Mothers Club to find out more about how you can get involved 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!
We understand that this will be an exceptional year for your sons and for our entire St. Charles Family. We are grateful to Mr. Lower, the Administration and Faculty for their efforts during these unprecedented times to maintain the integrity and tradition of a St. Charles education and experience for our sons, in a manner that endeavors to preserve the health and safety of all. This year’s activities may not look like those of the past. We are committed to supporting and showing grace to our faculty and administration as they provide direction moving forward. We will look forward to talking to you about the following annual events, if and as they are determined eligible to proceed: The Cardinal Christmas Auction / The Mother & Son Dance / Faculty Appreciation Lunches / Senior Night
Officers for the 2020-2021 School Year
Chairperson – Katie Congrove [email protected]
Vice Chairperson – Carol Mosholder [email protected]
Past-Chairperson – Sarah Moore [email protected]
Secretary – Trisha Search [email protected])
Treasurer – Susan Beggs [email protected]
Communications Liasion – Julie Cottrill ([email protected])
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2019-2020 Committees & Chairs
Cardinal Christmas Auction – Liza Seawald ([email protected]) and Sarah Weger ([email protected]): This year will celebrate the 32nd 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 – Jaimie Lawler ([email protected]) and Julie Ferguson ([email protected]): 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 – Kerri Creech ([email protected]): 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 – Dawn List ([email protected]) and Sarah Moore ([email protected]): 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 – TBA: 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.
Night at the Museum – Katie Congrove ([email protected])
Food Trucks for Finals – Trisha Search ([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.
2018-2019- LAST YEAR
Please check back as other events organized by our Social Events committee may be added:
NOTE: NEW DATE –Annual Sweets Swap Meeting: Monday, November 12, 2018; 7:00 PM in the Walter Student Commons: Please bring cookies/sweets and recipes to swap! Executive board will meet at 6:15 p.m. prior to the Sweet Swap. If you have any extra purses to donate to the Cardinal Auction, please bring them with you. If you have any questions please feel free to email Sarah Moore, [email protected].
If you would like to reach an active member of the Mothers Club, please contact Chairperson Sarah Moore by e-mail at [email protected] or Communications Liaison Trisha Searchl 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 e-mail address be added to the Mothers Club e-mail distribution list.
-Cardinal Christmas Auction: Saturday, December 1, 2018; 6PM – The Walter Student Commons
–Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, December 17, 2018 – The Faculty Lounge
–Lenten Service Project Meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 2019; 6:30 PM – The Cavello Center
–Year End/Elections Meeting: Tuesday, May 7, 2019; 6:30 PM – The Cavello Center
–Mother-Son Dinner-Dance: Friday, May 10, 2019 6 PM – The Walter Student Commons
-Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, June 3, 2019 – The Faculty Lounge
-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].
Future dates for this group’s meetings are:
This year’s completed activities:
-The Cardinal Christmas Auction Kick-Off Meeting for the 31st Annual Cardinal Christmas Auction will be held on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cavello Center. The Auction raised nearly $170,000 each of the last two years. We need everyone’s help to make this year’s event another success. If you have any questions feel free to email or call the Auction Chair, Liza Seewald ([email protected] or 614-288-3981).
-The Welcome Happy Hour event will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Cavello Center. The happy hour is a great time to connect with new and returning St. Charles moms. We hope to see you there.
–8th Grade Open House: Sunday, November 4, 2018; 1 PM – The Walter Student Commons
(Photo) On the evening of May 8, 2018, 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).