October 4, 2020 / Xavier Mothers' Guild
Please note the Hiking Club date correction in the message from Claudia.
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Happy Fall, Y'all!

Our next Mothers' Guild meeting is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Please join us at 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Kimberly Cavnar, the Director of Campus Ministry and Kairos will be sharing an uplifting message and filling us in on the current status with prayer days and retreats.

Noche Buena! Get ready to raise your virtual paddle on Nov. 7! The Auction Chairs and Acquisitions Team are coming up with some creative items for all of you to bid on during the Xavier's Holiday Auction.  

It's finally getting cooler. Let's mask up and take a socially distanced hike on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 a.m. Check out the details below.  (The date was incorrectly stated as Oct. 8 in the original newsletter.)

Lastly, if you are interested in getting involved with Mothers' Guild, check out the many ways to volunteer here.


Claudia McClelland
Mothers' Guild President 2020-21
Save the date
Mothers' Guild Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 6
11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Kim Cavnar, Director of Campus Ministry and Kairos, will speak live at our next Mothers' Guild Meeting (two options).

Click below to join the meetings on Oct. 6 (the links will not work before then).
Xavier Holiday Auction: Noche Buena
It's that time of year again!
We are thrilled to announce that our 48th Annual Holiday Auction, Noche Buena, will be held virtually on Nov. 7, 2020! The Holiday Auction is an annual event, hosted by the Xavier Mothers' Guild, that raises money for the general support of Xavier.

Item and sponsors of the week! 
Every week leading up to the big night we will be highlighting some great items as well as our wonderful sponsors!

Make a donation!
Check out our auction wish list on Amazon. Also, click here for our donation letter and agreement form.
This Year's Angel Ornament
is Here!
Our special XCP Angel is here! It has been a Xavier tradition for the past 48 years for the Holiday Auction to have a special angel to commemorate the event.

Click here to order your Angel today before they are gone.

*Limited quantity available*
Student Raffle Starts Oct. 5!
The Student Raffle sales begin on Monday, Oct. 5. The raffle drawing will be held on Nov. 7, 2020 during the virtual auction. Winners need not be present to win.

The prizes are as follows:
  • Grand Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $2,000
  • Third Prize: $1,000

Look for a special email with all the details about raffle sales goals and incentives for your Gators. 
Join the Hiking Club!

Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 a.m. 

Meet up at the 32nd St. and Lincoln trailhead for an easy hike during the beautiful and cool morning.  

Afterward, grab a coffee while social distancing with other XCP moms at the Starbucks across the street.

Introducing Claudia McClelland

Board position: President
Spouse: Blake McClelland
Children: Isabel (XCP '16), Caroline (XCP '18), Charlotte (XCP '22) & Grace (XCP '23)
Hometown: Phoenix - another Arizona native!
Hobbies: Reading, traveling with my family and snow skiing
Favorite place to visit: San Clemente, CA
Favorite book, podcast or tv show: Tattoos on the Heart
Favorite activity to do with your daughter: Chatting over chocolate chip cookies

Introducing Katie Caris

Board position: President Elect
Spouse: Greg Caris
Children: Annie (XCP '19) and Molly (XCP '23)
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Hobbies: Tennis, hiking, skiing, travel and reading
Favorite place to visit: Shanghai, Dewey Beach
Favorite book, podcast or TV show: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Friday Night Lights
Favorite activities to do with your daughter: Skiing, travel
October Book Club Selection
It's never too late to join the Xavier Mothers' Guild Book club! Here is this month's book: 

Oct. 21    
The Stationery Shop
By Marjan Kamali 

Email Lisa Sullivan to get added to the Evite list and join the fun!
Stop by Gator Gear
to Shop All-New XCP Swag!
Tuesday & Thursdays
9:45 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Please note: Exchanges and returns are
only possible WITH a receipt. Due to online
ordering, this policy needs to be in place
to ensure proper crediting.

Click here to learn more about Gator Gear, and click the icon below to follow Gator Gear on Instagram.
See you on Oct. 6 at the
Mothers' Guild Meeting!