A Wish for the New Year
“That you have someone to love, have meaningful work to do,
And have things greater than yourself to believe in,
That you have a reason to smile every day and a shoulder to cry on when you need it;
That you keep your integrity even when the choices are hard;
That you love deeply, give freely, forgive willingly, laugh easily,
and live well enough to be grateful for every day.”
Margaret B. Moss
Happy New Year from the Gwynedd Mercy High School Mother’s Club! The first half of our year was filled with fun nights, meaningful service and memorable moments, especially for our Senior Moms. The next few months promise to bring more of the same. We hope that you will continue to be as generous with your time and talent, especially with our two most significant events of the year, our Fashion Show on January 28, 2024 at Presidential Caterers, and McAuley’s Pub Night on March 2, 2024 at GMAHS.
Our Fashion Show “A Winter Wonderland” will feature some familiar events such as some of our Seniors walking the Runway in fashions from multiple local boutiques and unbelievable raffle items to take a chance on.
There are two exciting new pieces to our event that we can’t wait for you to see and experience.
1. First, our unbelievably creative Decorating Committee has created centerpieces that are pictured below. These centerpieces feature the Gwynedd Mercy Academy crest. We will be selling a limited number of these centerpieces on a first-come, first-served basis. These can be purchased for $50.00 prior to the event. You do not have to be present at the Fashion Show to purchase a centerpiece. Just pay $50 to the GMA Venmo account @GwyneddMercyAcademyHSGiving and include the note MC centerpieces. We will put your name on a centerpiece for you to pick up at the event if you attend, or in the Advancement Office if you do not.
2. A number of familiar local vendors will be present at the Fashion Show and will have PopUp Shops open for business with some of their beautiful clothing and accessories.
The Fashion Show is a long standing tradition at Gwynedd and we hope you will all be there to be a part of it!
In Friendship and Mercy,
Meghan Baker P’24 P’25
Mothers' Club Book Club 2023 - 2024
Book Talk Selections:
"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah (February 7, 2024, 7PM)
Join Amy Herm P'24 and Laura Grabon P'26 in the Warde Conference Room.
A special note to Freshman moms:
You may have noticed that the Freshman Mother-Daughter Retreat disappeared from the school calendar. The event has been postponed until spring. Sr. Bernadette Duross, director of mission integration, will announce a new date after the Christmas holidays. Thank you to all the moms who have expressed interest in the retreat!
Mothers' Club Mission
The Gwynedd Mercy Mothers' Club fosters a community of support among mothers/guardians of students and alumnae and promotes the ideals of a Gwynedd Mercy education through social, spiritual, and charitable activities.
Executive Board, 2023-24
Meghan Baker P'24, '25, '29
Tory Munoz P'25
Senior Class Reps:
Karen Buchanan P'24
Kristine Laswell P'24
Junior Class Reps:
Nicole Pauzano Slamm P'25,'27
Nicole Wenhold P'25
Sophomore Class Rep:
Lynne Palopoli Cobb '00, P'26
Julia McFadden P'26
Freshman Class Rep:
Anne Delaney P'23,'27
Jeannine Kelly P'27
Jill Weller-Reilly P'25
Fashion Show Chair:
Colleen Valenzuela P'23, '27
Immediate Past Presidents:
Carolyn Doyle Murray '88,
P'20, '21, '24
Michelle Stetler P'22
Megan Plamondon Tomko P'20, '23
GMAHS STAFF LIAISON
Director of Family Engagement