St. Charles Mothers Club
The St. Charles Mothers Club is a volunteer-service club of mothers, stepmothers, guardians and grandmothers of current and former St. Charles students. They automatically acquire membership when their son or grandson enrolls at St. Charles.
Current News & Upcoming Meetings
Sunday, November 29 – Join us for Decorating Day, starting at 12:00 noon in the school Commons. We decorate the Commons for the Cardinal Christmas Auction, transforming it into a winter wonderland! Husbands welcome!
Saturday, December 5 – The Cardinal Christmas Auction and Dinner in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. Mass at 5:00 p.m. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m., silent and live auction activities from 6:00-10:00 p.m. RSVP now at www.sccardinalchristmas.com.
Other important activities for the Mothers Club:
*Please check out our Sign-Up Genius page and contribute items for our silent auction. The page is located at: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=5080f49a4ae28a31-2015
*Please contact Auction Chair Megan Mooney if you have any time during the week to help with other Auction organizing tasks like putting together favors, working on bids sheets, helping organize. Email Megan at email@example.com.
*Please consider donating a gently used purse for the purse auction: We’ll be filling purses with valuable surprises! Email Alison Forche at Alison@kfortho.com .
Here is a full listing of regular upcoming meetings for the 2015-16 school year. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in the Campus Theater’s Cavello Center unless otherwise noted. Agenda details and sign-up links are posted on our Facebook page at “St. Charles Columbus Mothers Club”:
-Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
-December: No Meeting/Christmas Break
-Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
-Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
-Tuesday, March 15, 2016
-April: No Meeting/Spring Break
-Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – Annual General Meeting with elections
-June/July/August – One meeting with date to be announced at May meeting
Here are important Mothers Club dates for the 2015-16 school year. Please check back as other events organized by our Social Events committee will be added:
-Welcome Happy Hour: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m.; The Cavello Center
-8th Grade Open House: Sunday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m.; The Walter Student Commons
-Cardinal Christmas Auction: Saturday, Dec. 5; The Walter Student Commons
-Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Wednesday, Dec. 16; The Faculty Lounge
-Mother-Son Dinner-Dance: Friday, May 6; The Walter Student Commons
-Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, June 6; The Faculty Lounge
If you would like to reach a member of the Mothers Club, please contact Chairperson Angie Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org or Communications Liaison Jane Hawes (email@example.com). They can either answer your question directly or forward it to someone who can.
(Photo, above) At its annual general meeting on May 19, the St. Charles Mothers Club presented Principal Jim Lower, pictured here with Mothers Club Chair Kim Martin and other members of the Mothers Club, with a “check” for $114,000. Each year, the club aims to supplement its volunteer activities with a financial donation from the proceeds of the Cardinal Christmas Auction and the Mother-Son Dinner Dance. The money raised will help fund capital improvements and need-based financial aid for students.
Officers for the 2015-2016 School year
Chairperson – Angie Miller
Vice Chairperson – Megan Mooney
Secretary – Elaine Zawada
Treasurer – Treva Weaver
Past Chairperson – Kim Martin
Cardinal Christmas Auction – Megan Mooney: The Cardinal Christmas Auction is 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 – Jennifer Bennett: 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 – Jacqui Welsh: 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 – Kierrah Chamberlin: This committee organizes every aspect of this annual tradition, also known as “The Mom Prom.” More than 500 moms and sons attend each year.
Nominating Committee – Megan Mooney: This committee organizes the recruitment and selection of officers for the Mothers Club each year.
Social Events – Sarah Moore: This committee will be responsible for organizing social events such as a wine tasting or a craft night that encourage fellowship among St. Charles Mothers and strengthen the St. Charles community.
Communications Liaison – Jane Hawes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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