Committee Descriptions

Fashion Show

Biggest event of the year for the Mothers’ Club. Fashion show consists of styles by local vendors modeling by Mount Carmel mothers and sons. This event is accompanied by a banquet lunch. The highlight of the show is the Mother/Son finale featuring Mount Carmel Seniors and their Mothers. This event also features several raffle baskets made by the Mothers’ Club.  

2016 Co-chairs:  Susan Hayes; Katrina Nichols; Tracey Papesh

Key Points

AD BOOK
Timeframe: Now – February; flexible commitment 
Solicit few ads for ad book. 

CARAVAN RAFFLE 
Timeframe: January – March; flexible commitment 
Assist in packaging/wrapping baskets; other as described 

GRAND RAFFLE 
Timeframe: Now – March; Flexible commitment 
Assist in packaging / wrapping baskets 
Assist with solicitation of items 
Other as described 

MODEL RUNS 
Timeframe: Day of Fashion Show
Walk runway as a clothing “model” 
Assist in preparing models for runs at fashion show 
Other as described 
**Models must purchase ticket to show 

SET UP AND TEAR DOWN
Timeframe: Day of Fashion Show – Sunday; Early AM shift / approx. 1 hour after Show 
Assist with room preparations / decorations 
Other as described 

Wine Tasting

2015-16 Co-chairs:  Lisa Romanovich; Rikki Faso; Jaime Brokop; Mary Kaminski; Kathy Farrell

Description: Sampling of a variety of wines offered by local vendors. Order forms available for purchase. Prepare orders for pick up at Jingle Mingle event. Raffles sold during this event.

KEY POINTS


Prepare Hot Dish/Baked Goods. Sell raffle tickets.
Timeframe – Approx. 1-2 hour before /1hour after event.
Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations; other as described.
Note: A Mothers’ Club General Meeting usually precedes this event.

BUNCO - EVENT


2015-16 Co-chairs:  Tanya Warnock; Connie Goodman; Lauri Cresto; Paula Chorich
Description: Host Bunco Party sponsored by the Mothers’ Club. Bunco is a parlor game played in teams with three dice. Provide Food and drinks during event. Assist with set up & clean up after event.

KEY POINTS


Set up, sale of raffle tickets at event, and cleanup of baked goods / donated items; other as described.
Timeframe – Approx. 1 hour before / after event
Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations; other as described.
A Mothers’ Club General Meeting usually precedes this event.

TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON - HOSPITALITY

2015-16 Co-chairs: Kathy Arteaga; Adrienne Sabia; Tessa Sulo
Description: Provide lunch for Mount Carmel faculty 4 times in the school year to show appreciation for all the hard work and support the teachers provide the students. Each luncheon is represented by a class of students beginning with the Senior class. The luncheons also include raffle gift card giveaways.

Key Points

Timeframe – Approx. 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations; other as described

OPEN HOUSE - HOSPITALITY

2015-16 Co-chairs:  Tina Panepinto; Karen Gallas; Angela Johnson; Rikki Faso

Description: Provide goodie table for prospective students and parents considering Mount Carmel for their continuing education. Also meet and greet prospective student and parents via Mothers’ Club Table and short presentation of Mothers’ Club and promoting Mount Carmel as their school of choice.

Key Points


Timeframe: Approx. 3 hours between 9:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday and / or 5:30 – 8:30 pm on Thursday Welcome and Greet Guests – Executive Board

Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations / Food Donation/Serve / Work in Kitchen 

GENERAL MEETINGS - HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chairs:  Amy Widule; Michele Kulovic; Claudia Bliese; Rebecca Garcia
Description: General informational meetings to discuss and plan upcoming events. These meetings require early arrival by Co-chairs and volunteers to decorate and set up food and beverage tables.

Key Points

Timeframe: Approx. 1 hour prior / after all General meetings.
Prepare emails to Secretary, School, and Volunteers 1 week prior to each meeting.
Reminder email sent day before.
Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations*; other as described.
Note: Other events have been previously listed under General Meetings. However the General Meetings committee is engaged for support if necessary.
Wine Tasting
Holiday Bazaar
Bunco 

SPIRITUALITY AND SERVICE - HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chairs:  Missy Doyle-Smith; Claudia Bliese; Patty Gregory; Veronica Vogt
Description: Provide spiritual support for Mothers’ and Fathers’ club events. Assist with set up, readings, and pray for events when applicable. Occasionally offer spiritual seminars addressing a variety of issues parents and students face. These events are targeted to provide support and coping skills to deal with the various issues.

Key Points

Fathers’ / Mothers’ Club Mass, serve as reader, greater, server
Fight Night “Honor Police Alumni Reception”
Breast Cancer Walk – Tent Set up, serve coffee, donuts
Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations; other as described
Other events specifically hosted by the Spirituality Committee may also be scheduled-TBD

BAKE SALES - HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chairs:  Janice Kuracz; Cheryl LeBlanc; Maria Viurquiz-Orozco
Description: Sale of homemade and store bought sweets to the young men of MC during all 3 lunch breaks. 4 Bake Sales are held during the school year. Items that can be sent are bake goods & candy. This event requires a Co-chair to distribute communication to the school, a Co-chair to distribute communication to the Executive secretary, and a Co-chair to distribute communication to the volunteers.


Key Points


Time frame: Approx. 10:30am -1:30 pm
Prepare emails to Secretary, School, and Volunteers 1 week prior to each bake sale.
Reminder email sent day before.
Bake Goods sent in bulk (have son drop off baked goods in the main office)
Setup and sale of baked goods.

TASTE OF MC – HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chair: Tatia Daley
Description: Provide the “main entrée” during the fall and spring Spirit Weeks. Student led clubs provide beverages, desserts and other snacks while activities take place in the gym. Time commitment (apart from purchasing food, beverages and paper goods) is approximately from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The faculty coordinator is Sean Sweany.



Key Points

Timeframe: Approx. 3.5 hours in fall and spring
Prepare emails to volunteers 1 week prior to event.
Reminder email sent day before.
Prepare the entrée for resale during the event.
Setup and sale of entrée.
Cleanup 

SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL -HOSPITALITY


2016 Co-chair: Pamela Sims Nunley
Description: Provide goodie table for students, parents and guests participating in the festival celebrating the artistic talents of our young men.

Key Points


Timeframe: Approx. 5 hours on a Sunday afternoon in May
Welcome and Greet Guests – Arts Parents Supporting
Set up / cleanup of food / drinks / decorations / Food Donation/Serve / Work in Kitchen 

BROWN & WHITE DAY - HOSPITALITY


2015 Co-chairs: LaTanya Hodges & Rhonda Brown
Description: Brown & White Day is a spirit day featuring fall sports teams. Teams scrimmage for parents to cheer them on and meet coaches, fellow parents/families and teams.  Mothers' Club sells spirit wear, distributes Mothers' Club calendars and sometimes hosts a bake sale.

KEY POINTS


Timeframe: Approx. 6.5 hours. 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Prepare emails to volunteers 1 week prior to event.
Reminder email sent day before.
Setup Mothers’ Club Tent and tables for spirit wear sales
Pick up donuts to sell (optional)
Cleanup

FRESHMEN TESTING & REGISTRATION - HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chairs: Mary Beth Insalaco & Bronwyn Nichols Ladato
Description: On testing day in January, Mothers' Club provides a breakfast buffet for testing students and parents. At the registration events, Mothers’ Club provides a hospitality table with light refreshments. Bill Nolan is the faculty coordinator.

KEY POINTS


Timeframe: Test Day 7:00 am to noon; Registration nights 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
Prepare emails to volunteers 1 week prior to event.
Reminder email sent day before.
Setup Mothers’ Club Tables with breakfast items for Testing Day and refreshments for Registration nights.
Cleanup

HOMECOMING DANCE/SPRING DANCE – HOSPITALITY


2015-16 Co-chair: Lauren Materre
Mothers Club hosts a coat check and a hospitality table at the Homecoming Dance. The faculty coordinator is Sean Sweany. Spring Dance is a school event. It is on the calendar every year and did not occur in the past four years due to lack of interest and competing events/sports.  The faculty coordinator is Sean Sweany.  If it were to occur this year, Mothers' Club support would be the same as for the Homecoming Dance.

KEY POINTS


Timeframe: Duration of dance(s).
Prepare emails to volunteers 1 week prior to event.
Reminder email sent day before.
Setup Mothers’ Club Tables with refreshments.
Cleanup 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAST CANCER WALK – HOSPITALITY


2016 Co-chair: TBD
Description: Breast Cancer Walk is fundraiser for Little Company of Mary's Comprehensive Breast Health Center in Beverly.  It is also a small fundraiser for Mothers' Club through walk t-shirt sales.  This is mainly a community event supporting a worthy cause, having fun with fellow MC families and showing visible involvement in the Beverly Community.  The team coordinator registers with Little Company of Mary Hospital's walk website to create a team, prepares and circulates a team flyer and t-shirt order form, coordinates the t-shirt design with Art teacher, Ms. Julie Chappetto.  We use the Mothers' Club tent on the day of the walk to create a gathering place and to provide hospitality.

 KEY POINTS


Timeframe: Preparations start in March; approx. 6 hours on Mother’s Day.
Prepare emails to volunteers 4 weeks prior to event.
Reminder email sent day before.
Setup Mothers’ Club Tent and tables for spirit wear sales and refreshments.
Cleanup