Mothers' Club

Welcome to the Mothers' Club!

If you are a mother with a son at Strake Jesuit, you are automatically a member of this special group.
The Strake Jesuit Mothers' Club has a treasured history of serving and supporting the mission of
Strake Jesuit.

Through service, you will make a difference.
Your sons' four years will pass quickly, but memories and friendships formed will last a lifetime. 
Be sure that you, as well as your son, leave Strake Jesuit with new friends.
By giving back to our community with servants' hearts,
we are a living example to our sons of what it looks like to be a "people for others".

Are you interested in helping the Mothers' Club?

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Please look at the list of volunteer opportunities and join us.

Mothers' club meetings are open to all.


Committee Chairs will give updates on the work of their teams, it's a great way to learn about all we are doing.


*August 21
*September 11
*October 16
*December 11**
*January 15
*March 11
Meetings begin at 11:00 am in the Clay Boardroom.
**Meeting starts at 10:30 am



President, Sally McMillan

Vice President, Sheryl Barrett

Recording Secretary, Stephanie Davis

Corresponding Secretary, Michelle Cashiola

Treasurer, Julie McKay

Assistant Treasurer, Jane Jamieson

Parliamentarian, Eileen Meinert

Historian, Sandra Soto

Questions? Please contact any of our Executive Board Members.

2019-2020 Mothers' Club Executive Board Members
L-R: Sandra Soto, Eileen Meinert, Michelle Cashiola, Sally McMillan, Sheryl Barrett,
Stephanie Davis, Jane Jamieson, Julie McKay



The Reverend Fr. Michael F. Kennelly, S.J. organized the Strake Jesuit Mothers' Club by forming a group of mothers who represented different sections of Houston, utilizing the parish boundaries of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. The first meeting was held November 9, 1964 with some two hundred mothers in attendance. Since 1964, the Strake Jesuit Mothers' Club has been a valuable asset to the school promoting community among faculty, parents, and our sons.

1964-65 Donita Morrison
1965-66 Gay Stewart
1966-67 Nita Waggenspack
1967-68 Mary Jean Ried
1968-69 Nano Padon
1969-70 Gioia Keeney
1970-71 Fran Seger
1971-72 Mary Clare Albrecht
1972-73 Eileen Bardwill
1973-74 Clare Aiuvalasit
1974-75 Joyce Volmert
1975-76 Joan O'Malley
1976-77 Mary Ann Livingston
1977-78 Carolyn Devine
1978-79 Jean Jordan
1979-80 Jeanne Mealey
1980-81 Gana Parsley
1981-82 Jody Inman
1982-83 Peggy Yuna
1983-84 Joyce Coles
1984-85 Anna McLean
1985-86 Joannie Alvarez
1985-86 Betty White
1986-87 Phyllis Sulentic
1987-88 Charlotte Etgen
1988-89 Madelyn Von Eschenbach
1989-90 Diane Montegut
1990-91 Linda Walsh
1991-92 Colleen Paradise
1992-93 Judy Girotto
1993-94 Bessie Wilhelm
1994-95 Julie McDonald
1995-96 Karen Bausano
1996-97 Peggy Brown
1997-98 Barbara Bonner
1998-99 Mary Margaret Sims
1999-2000 Daphne Light
2000-01 Paula Gochnour
2001-02 Jes Hagale
2002-03 Dianne Brody
2003-04 Terrie Gornet
2004-05 Lynette Vecchio
2005-06 Gail Branca
2006-07 Cindy Chambers
2007-08 Terry Meara
2008-09 Jean Janssen
2009-10 Kathryn Wilson
2010-11 Arleen Harbin
2011-12 Cathy Garcia-Prats
2012-13 Eileen Johnston
2013-14 Melissa Magee
2014-15 Joan Nazario
2015-16  Kathy Vrabec
2016-2017 Jacque Townend
2017-2018 Martha Rutledge
2018-2019 Sharon Lundgren

Committee Chairs

Admissions Support
Sally Clark 
Eva Aruffo                        
Kathleen Broussard                        
Charmaine Constantine                                    

Ifigenia Ricon                        
Elsa Zeiden                                      

Mary & Tim Callaghan         

Babysitting Committee
Wendy Wall                

Baccalaureate Reception
Aly Bevington                                          
Jennifer Drouilhet                                    
Jennifer Dye                                    

Blood Drive
Cindy Irr                                          
JoAnna Burton                      

Board Hospitality
Michelle Townsend                        
Cathy Pellegrino                             

Booster Club*
Jim Bartlett                                     

Care Team
Kristin Holy                                     
Michelle Cashiola                                    

Christmas Fund
Jane Jamieson                                
Cindy Miller                           
Carmen Gomez                               

Christmas Tree Trimming
Sandra Soto                                             
Meg Thorburn                                
Megan Sigler                                            

Sarah Daniel                                   
Kelley Jakubik                       
Donna Donnell                                        

College Night For Catholic Schools
Joy Posoli                                                  
Karen Haysley                                          
Laurie Pearson                                          

Tracy Ruffeno                                 

Counselors Office Support
Aimee Verheeck                              
Lori Montgomery                                              
Beatriz Harve                                                     

CrusaderArts Committee
Liz Franklin                                               
Kate McCormick                                      

Dads’ Club*
Hank Fuselier, President                         
Craig Uptmor, VP                           

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunches
Katheryn Hung                      
Karen Lade                                     
Kathleeen Broussard                      
Karen Haysley                       

Follow Your Son’s Schedule Night
Karen Turbidy                                          
Natalie Agee                                   

Kim Palumbo                                           
Kristen Leach                                  
Aimee Verheek                     

Junior Cross and Ring
Chelsea Ford                                   
Christy Smith                                  

Barbara Catechis                           
Cathy Moore                        

Library Support
Wendy Bera                                    

Liturgy Support
Meg Thorburn                                                   
Karin DeShon                                                     

Mentor Moms*
Cathy Harris                                                                 

Mothers For Others Luncheon
Sheryl Barrett                                                     
Sandra Soto                                             

Mother-Son Luncheon
Shenequa Animashaun        
Maria Kelley                                   
Christi Strock                                  

Leah & Ken Gaines                                            
Laura Whitley    

Parent-Teacher Meetings
Elizabeth Garcia Mcloughlin                            
Monica Reese                                                    

Shannon Ramierz                           
Karen Haysley                                          

Special Events Reception
Carissima Uptmor                         
Thea Smith                                                        
Karla Young                                     

Special Projects
Stasi Ogier                             
Stephanie Blakes                                                

Spirit Store
Barbara Catechis                                               
Teresa Bogatto  

Spiritual Growth Committee
(Includes Lenten Retreat, Mothers’ Weekend Retreat and Rosary & Bible Study committees.)
Wendy Wall                          
Kate Lykes                                      
Sheryl Barrett                                           
Gina Andrews                                                    

Spring Fling*
Kristin Holy                            
Lori Montgomery                                              
Victoria Stratton                                                

Spring Fling Raffle Collections*
Aly Bevington                                                    
Linda Whitson                                          

Sporting Clays Challenge/Golf Scramble*
Sheryl Barrett                                                    
Laura Robert                                             

Student Dance Chaperones
Allison Broadnax                            
Karina Capriles                                

Student Retreat Support
Rebecca Hoelscher                                  
Mary Frances DuMay                              

Volunteer Database Coordinator
Elizabeth Garcia Mcloughlin                  

Welcome Brunch
Karen Gonsoulin                            
Kristin Holy                            
Steffani Polasek                   
Shelby Nicknish