XAVIER COLLEGE PREPARATORY
Mothers’ Guild Meeting
Minutes for November 7, 2006
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 8:35am by Sue McKone.
OPENING PRAYER: The opening prayer was presented by Barbara Bond.
WELCOME: Sue McKone welcomed everyone to the meeting.
TREASURERS’S REPORT: Barbara Bond presented the current Treasurer’s report. The
report was approved as presented.
MINUTES: Laura Nolan presented the minutes from October 2006 for
acceptance. The minutes were approved and made available to
all meeting attendees.
Corresponding Secretary: Patty Gryp listed correspondence made over the past month.
Thank you notes this past month received from Sr. Joan, Sr.
Lynn, and Mrs. Arcangelo. Many prayer cards were sent this
past month, and the prayer line has been also been busy. Update
given on Jonathan. Encouraged moms to contact her for any
needs of families at XCP. Patty’s Email address is:
XCP/BCP Liaison: Bren Dodenhoff made us aware that as of November 6th Brophy
now has a new principal, Bob Ryan. XCP moms are invited to
attend the BCP mom’s book club on November 9th at La
Madeleine’s at 7:30pm and December 7th at the Ritz Carlton.
See the BCP website for the book list. BCP fall play, “Brighton
Beach Memoirs” is November 8, 9, 11th. BCP/Gilbert playoff
game on November 10th. Friday night lights cancelled for this
week. November 12th is Open House at BCP. Texas Hold’em
on November 21st is looking for help, donated items, dealers,
people to collect donated items, food/chip patrol, helpers for the
sports/activities, coffee talk, etc. Contact Cathy Mahoney @
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Logan Frye will be
displaying photos of New Orleans at Lux Coffee Bar, November
Auction: Gwen Connor gave an update on the Holiday Auction Dinner
on November 11th. She extended her thanks to all the
committees and volunteers that are active preparing for the
Auction. Registration is still available if done ASAP. Jolly
Gator (the Auction drink) was a huge success at the tasting event
held this month. She reminded the group of what to expect at the
auction: 2006 angel, new sportswear, auctions of all types,
raffles, and an excellent dinner. Gwen’s Email:
Acquisition chair: Maria Fontes-Murphy and Maria Pomeroy informed the group of
some of the great auction items that have been donated. A
Yorkie and English Lab will be the live auction puppies. They
thanked Sue McKone for donating the Yorkie and Susan Coffee
for donating the English Lab. The retired Phoenix SUNS vs
XCP Dads is scheduled for December 4th at XCP. Maria M.
Email is: email@example.com and Maria P. Email is:
firstname.lastname@example.org You can contact them for any questions
or last minute donations.
Teacher Appreciation Barbara Bond reported that the Teacher Appreciation lunch
Luncheon this year will take place on December 1st in the convent.
Everything is set to go. Invites that are being sent to
teachers/staff are handmade and the food will be homemade, so
they should enjoy their luncheon. Kim Cerchiai, committee
chair’s, Email is: email@example.com
Sportswear: Susan DeLozier/Phyllis Kirk announced an entire new line of
Gator Gear that will be available for the auction. Viewings of
the new items in the Gear Exchange as well as wish lists for
students are available. Doors will open at 4:30pm at the auction
for early bird shopping. Gear Exchange will be joining Xavier
S.H.O.P.S! and BCP sportswear, in an evening shopping event,
December 12th 3-7pm.
8th Grade information Ginnie Schmitt and Terry Applefeld said they have 1 more
Socials: home set up for parties, to bring together families from schools
that may not have thought of Xavier, as a choice for high
school, and provide information about Xavier to them. They feel
this program has been very successful for its inaugural year.
Awareness: Cathy Gomez reported on upcoming events. She expressed how
busy the guidance counseling staff has been. Stop by and give
them a “hug”. College night successful. Students going through
Diocesan Safe Environment training. Sophomores are learning
about Bullying and Cyberbullying. Seniors are learning about
transitioning to college. The All School assembly this year will
be on February 23rd authors Kathy McGee and Laura
Buddenberg, of “Who’s Raising your Child”. They also will
conduct a program for the parents on February 22nd . Tonight in
BCP’s Great Hall at 7pm there will be a presentation regarding
Not my Kid.org.
CTODP: Dawn Northrup informed group that the Dad’s club will be
helping with collecting the Blue cards on November 13th-16th in
the front circle. On December 14th the Dad’s club will have
Starbucks/Bagels available as they collect Blue cards. The
Mother/Daughter event on November 14th has been cancelled.
The Blue cards turned in this year are up from 2005. 289 were
turned in last year at this time and 300 this year. Corporate
participation is working out well so far. Any question, please
contact Mary @ 602-956-5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Moms Carole Moreno announced the events going on this year for the
Sr. girls. Sr. Moms and daughters will be getting together this
month to wrap and tag gifts to contribute to Florence Crittenton,
Maggie’s Place and Crisis Nursery.
Fashion show: Lynne Love and Maryellen LaJeunesse reminded us of
exciting news that Saks Fifth Ave will be partnering with Xavier
on the Fashion show and explained how this came about. The
theme is year is “An Afternoon on Fifth Ave”. No date is set yet
for this event. February 3rd or March 18th are possible dates. Still
looking to secure a location. The kickoff luncheon for
volunteers is October 4th and for those who volunteer to help on
this committee; Saks Fifth Ave will have a special event on
December 1st. They suggested that we patronize Saks and when
we do, to let them know we are from Xavier, and thank them for
their involvement with our fashion show. The Fashion show
funds the scholarship fund. Lynne’s Email is: email@example.com
and Maryellen’s is: firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Announcement Sue McKone announced that Barbara Bond and Nancy
Lockman have been hired on as employees of XCP. Barbara
will be helping in the Development office and Nancy with Parent
Adjournment: Sue McKone encouraged everyone to attend the Auction. Next
meeting will be December 5th in Lufty Hall. Meeting adjourned
at 9:30am. HAPPY THANKGIVING!