2013-2014 Volunteer Form
Strake Jesuit Mothers’ Club 2013-2014 Committees and Chairmen
This committee works closely with the Admissions Office during admissions related events by providing refreshments and serving as hostesses for the prospective student ‘Open House’ (December), preparing snack packs for applicants taking the ‘Entrance Exam’ (January), and assisting with decorations for the ‘Accepted Students Welcome’ event (March).
Amigas acts as a resource and connection point for Hispanic moms, keeping them up to date with current events and coordinating volunteer opportunities.
The Amistad Committee is a resource and advisory support group for African-American families which helps facilitate several events during the school year.
This committee, comprised of non-senior level mothers, arranges a reception following the Baccalaureate Mass held on the Saturday night before graduation.
This committee arranges for volunteers to staff the spring Blood Drive.
Board Meeting Hospitality
This committee provides refreshments for the Mothers' Club meetings. The chairs also coordinate the Christmas luncheon held in the Jesuit residence.
This committee offers assistance to members of the Strake Jesuit community in times of need, providing meals, transportation, and other support.
These chairs collect donations from the parents of the students and works with the Treasurer to distribute gifts to the faculty and staff before the Christmas holidays.
Christmas Tree Trimming
This committee is in charge of the Mothers' Club Christmas tree, including hosting an evening reception to decorate the tree and maintaining the decorations.
College Night for Catholic Schools
This committee works with the counselors’ office and Houston-area Catholic high schools to provide dinner and serve as hostesses for the college representatives participating in the fall Catholic High School College Night.
This chair edits the monthly Mothers’ Club newsletter and coordinates all school-wide announcements from Mothers’ Club committees with the school’s Director of Communications.
Counselors’ Office Support
This committee works with the counseling staff on an ongoing basis to organize reference materials from colleges and universities. They also help with special projects as requested by the College Guidance and Admissions offices.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheons
This committee coordinates four lunches, each hosted by one grade, for faculty and staff during the year. The group also coordinates a dinner for the faculty, staff and their guests at the end of the school year.
“Follow Your Son's Schedule” Night
This committee coordinates and serves refreshments for the first parent meeting of the school year during which parents meet with administration, faculty and visit their son's classrooms.
This committee assists the Student Council and Dean of Students in arranging all activities for half-time at the Homecoming game, including the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and her Court. They also provide the decorations for the Homecoming Dance the following evening.
Junior Cross and Ring
This committee, comprised of non-junior level mothers, works closely with the Principal in planning the Junior Cross and Ring ceremony. This includes providing the crosses and the boxes, placing the crosses along with senior rings in the boxes and coordinating the reception after the ceremony.
This committee assists with regular volunteers in the school library. This chair also arranges Memorial Gifts from the Mothers' Club.
This committee works with the Pastoral Ministries Office to coordinate parents' assistance for school liturgies. Assistance may include art and environment, arranging for the flowers, altar cloths, and vestment care and maintenance.
Mothers’ Club Lenten Retreat
This committee selects the location, coordinates speaker/moderators, and acts as hostesses for the annual Lenten Retreat.
Mothers’ Club Weekend RLC Retreat
This committee organizes a weekend retreat for mothers at the Retreat and Leadership Center. The committee determines the theme and format of the retreat, speakers, and logistics.
Mothers For Others Luncheon
This committee assists the Mothers' Club Vice President (who serves as chair) with invitations, reservations, registration and decorations for the annual May Mothers for Others Luncheon.
This committee plans the Mother-Son Luncheon in October, including selecting a speaker, securing a location, coordinating the menu decorations, reservations and table assignments.
Mothers' Club Closet
This committee keeps inventory and stocks the Mothers’ Club Closet with supplies for all Mothers' Club activities and is responsible for repair and replacement of all Mothers' Club properties.
This committee works with the Art Museum Curator in educating the school community on the art exhibited on campus. The committee also assists in the cataloging and maintenance of museum art. Committee members may be trained as docents and conduct tours.
This committee provides refreshments for the four Parent-Teacher meetings held once each quarter.
This committee assists the Student Council and school with the Junior-Senior Prom held in the late spring.
This committee is responsible for coordinating the refreshment and baked goods volunteers and is trained and ready to assist with extra receptions, as needed.
This committee prepares large-scale mailings for postage or distribution, stuffing or assembling packets for luncheon invitations, auction, the counselors’ office, the athletic department, and Mothers’ Club mailings. This committee handles the postage of any large-scale mailing sent by Mothers’ Club and may assist with postage on other school mailings.
Committee members help in the Spirit Store as needed, such as with shelving stock, assisting with filling web orders, and selling merchandise in the store and at special events.
This committee oversees all activities (except the raffle) of the Spring Fling, an international festival of homemade foods, entertainment and games for all ages.
Spring Fling Raffle
This committee is responsible for the Spring Fling Raffle, including soliciting prizes, printing tickets, organizing and distributing tickets and coordinating volunteers for raffle ticket turn-in days.
Student Dances Chaperones
This committee provides chaperones for the school dances including Orientation, Homecoming and the Junior-Senior Prom.
Student Retreat Support
This committee works with the Liturgy and Retreat Coordinator of the Strake Jesuit Pastoral Ministries Office to coordinate parents' assistance with student retreats. Assistance may include transportation, food preparation, arts and crafts planning and any other logistical concerns.
Used Book and Blazer Sale
This committee arranges for the collection and sale of used books at the end of the school year. This committee also collects and sells used sport coats.
Volunteer Database Coordinator
This person maintains a database of committee chairs and volunteers for Mothers' Club activities.
This committee plans and hosts a brunch at the beginning of the school year, providing refreshments, coordinating invitations, room set-up and other details.