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
Here is a full listing of regular meetings for the 2014-15 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, October 14, 2014
–Tuesday, November 18, 2014
–December – No Meeting/Christmas Break
–Tuesday, January 20, 2015
–Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Soup and chili potluck at 6:30 p.m. (please visit our Facebook page for SignUp Genius link); regular business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. with guest speaker from the Christ Child Society.
–Tuesday, March 17, 2015
–April — No Meeting
–Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Annual General Meeting with elections
–June/July/August – One meeting to be announced at May meeting
Here are important Mothers Club dates for the 2014-15 school year. Please check back as other events organized by our Social Events committee will be added:
–8th Grade Open House: Sunday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.; The Walter Student Commons
–Cardinal Christmas Auction: Saturday, Dec. 5; The Walter Student Commons
–Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Wednesday, Dec. 17; The Faculty Lounge
–Candle Lab/House Wine Outing: Saturday, Jan. 31 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Worthington (see Facebook page for more details and to RSVP)
6th Annual Wine Tasting Event: Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.; The Campus Theater’s Cavello Center (see Facebook page for more details and to RSVP)
–Mother-Son Dinner-Dance: Friday, May 8; The Walter Student Commons
–Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, June 1; The Faculty Lounge
If you would like to reach a member of the Mothers Club, please contact Chairperson Kim Martin (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) Members of the Cardinal Christmas Auction organizing committee and the St. Charles Mothers Club: From left to right – Tracey Loessing, Laura Stattmiller, Sue Skorupski, Kim Martin, Deb Levy, Elaine Zawada, Auction chairwoman Megan Mooney, Susan Zoldak, Daphne Suh, Peggy Kelley, Anita Colthern and Cherri Taynor.
(Photo,above) Under the sponsorship of the St. Charles Mothers Club, Oakland Nursery provided updated landscaping over the 2014 Easter Break to one of St. Charles’ most revered campus locations: Our Lady Of Lourdes Grotto.
(Photo, above) At its annual general meeting on May 20th, the St. Charles Mothers Club presented Principal Jim Lower, pictured here with Mothers Club Chair Jeanne McGuire, with a “check” for $87,100. 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 2013-14 school year saw record numbers for participation and fundraising at many of its events, thanks to the dedication and support of St. Charles families. The money raised will help fund capital improvements and need-based financial aid for students.
Looking for Welcoming Committee volunteers!
The Mothers Club Welcoming Committee is gearing up for the 2014-15 school year. Members of this committee make the welcome phone calls to incoming freshman families; can work as greeters at the Freshman Welcome, New Parent Orientation, 8th Grade Open House, Mass on the Feast of St. Charles, and/or the Borromean Lecture; and will host our second annual Welcome Happy Hour this September. For more information, contact Jennifer Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officers for the 2014-2015 School year
Chairperson – Kim Martin
Vice Chairperson – Megan Mooney
Secretary – Angie Miller
Treasurer – Lisa Mittlesteadt
Past Chairperson – Jeanne McGuire
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 – Treva Weaver: 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 – Elaine Zawada: 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 (email@example.com)
Purpose and History of the Mothers Club
The St. Charles Mothers Club has served the school for decades and made considerable contributions to the its 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.