The XCP Mothers' Guild Gazette 
A Mothers' Guild Newsletter
March 15, 2020

As the past week's events unfold around the world and our country, there is surely unrest and uneasiness.  However, as we have seen in the past, our peers, our community, our country will rebound. It will take some effort and we are all willing to jump in.  I know we have all seen the word optimism.  This week has made me think about it's meaning even more. 

  1. hopeful and confident about the future.
Wonder what the world would look like if we were all optimistic?

With optimism,   
Emily Calihan
Mothers' Guild President 2019-2020

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  • Wednesday, March 18th - 9 am Hiking Club 
  • Saturday, March 21 -VISION 2020 Scholarship Fashion Show-POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • Wednesday, March 23 - 6:30 pm Book Club-CANCELED
  • Saturday, March 28 - 11:00 am Mother/Daughter Adventure with Ben's Bells-STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS
  • Tuesday, April 7 - 11:30 am Mothers' Guild Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 5 - 11:30 am Mothers' Guild Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 5 - 6 pm Class of 2024 Moms MG Meeting
  • Saturday, May 23 - 8:00 pm-1:00 am - Project Grad - Jake's Unlimited
Click HERE for the full Mothers' Guild Events Calendar!
Vision 2020 Fashion Show Raffle Tickets Are Available Now!!!
$25 a ticket!

Berghoff Design Group Consultation & Drawing
Special raffle item-$50/ticket!  
Jeff Berghoff, founder & CEO of Berghoff Design Group will meet with you once for an on-site visit to discuss your residential landscape architectural thoughts & desires. During this meeting, Berghoff will give consultation and explore options for improving and creating a luxurious outdoor space at your home. Following the meeting, a rendered sketch to show these ideas will be provided via email (this is not an architectural drawing nor construction documents). 
This package includes:
- 2 hour on-site meeting with Jeff Berghoff
- 6 hours of conceptual landscape design work by Jeff Berghoff to create an artistic rendering
- 3 hours of design services provided by Berghoff Design Group team
Estimated value: $5,000


Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé small bag & card case
The small GG Marmont chain shoulder bag has a softly structured shape and a zip top closure with antique gold-toned Double G hardware. The 23.5 inch drop chain shoulder strap has a leather shoulder detail. The inside is lined with a suede-like finished microfiber and contains an interior open pocket. Both the purse and included credit card case are crafted in soft matelassé leather with a chevron design and GG on the back.
Estimated value: $1,540

Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing Treatment
This is an innovative, non-surgical treatment using radio frequency to resurface and help repair and rejuvenate damaged skin on the face and body. It is used to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles, acne scars, rosacea, stretch marks, visible pores. The result is noticeably smoother, more youthful looking skin!  Expires 1/1/21
Estimated value: $1,200

1 Night for 2 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Enjoy a one night stay at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Offer includes tax, daily resort fee, and self parking, is based upon availability, and excludes holidays.  Expires 5/30/21 and cannot be extended past expiration date.
Estimated value: $600

Saks Fifth Avenue Yves Saint Laurent Basket
Pamper yourself with this Yves Saint Laurent Deluxe Beauty Basket and a skincare consultation & makeover at Saks Fifth Avenue! This basket is filled with YSL face care products and a cute cosmetics bag.  Also included is a gift certificate to the YSL counter at Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix, to enjoy a complimentary skincare consultation and makeover. Expires 12/31/20
Estimated value: $1,000

Candelaria Design Consultation

Let the experts at Candelaria Design and Earth & Images help you design your dream house or update your current home! Principals Mark Candelaria and Isabel Dellinger Candelaria will each provide one 2 hour on-site consultation to discuss your home design and interior needs for your next project. (This consultation does not include drawings.) Valid 
through 12/31/21
Estimated value: $1050

Our beautiful Fashion Show necklaces are going fast.  Come see us in Gator Gear to get yours today.  
Sterling silver $58 each
14k Gold-filled $68 each
Each necklace comes with one charm:
Emerald, Pearl or Sapphire.
Additional charms can be purchased for $12 each. 

$50 EACH or Stand alone Cactus $25
12" tall LED neon Saguaro surrounded by a  plethora of live succulents in various shapes and colors. Use the saguaro for a fun and funky addition to any bedroom, game room, or dorm room for that pop of color and flair! We also have just the Glow  Cactus  available for $25. Quantities are limited! 

for this year's Mother/Daughter Adventure
Saturday, March 28th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar for a wonderful afternoon of Mother/Daughter fun with the Executive Director of Ben's Bells! Spend the afternoon painting mini bells, including one to take home, a light lunch, and a day of fun and bonding with your daughter and some new friends. 

Join us for our next Mothers' Guild Meeting
April 4th at 11:30 am
Founders Hall upstairs in Post Room

VISION 2020 Fashion Show Apparel Available NOW!
Sweatshirts $45
T-shirts $25
Gator Gear Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00am - 1:00pm (break & lunch)
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Project Loaves and Fishes is in full swing!
Each year during Lent the Xavier Moms join the faculty, staff, and administration in a school-wide giving event to benefit our most needy students and their families. Through donations of food items and money, we help put together 12 abundant Easter baskets for our most needy families.
Any questions? Please contact our MG representative: Wendy McDaniel (602) 509-2956 or email her at
  Hiking Club  News
Join us and enjoy all the spring wildflowers!
Wednesday, March 18th - 9:00 am

Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Off the 51 Freeway and Northern 
RSVP HERE to join us!
Congratulations to the new Mothers' Guild Executive Board for 2020-2021.
Past President 
Emily Calihan 
Claudia McClelland 
President Elect 
Katie Caris 
Vice President 
Amber Manuelito 
Recording Secretary 
JoAn Chong 
Corresponding Secretary 
Julie Wilson 
Kim Johnson 
Sue Zurbriggen 
Lara Murphy 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Susan Healy 
Gator Gear 
Lisa Murphy and 
Kathy Turner 

Did you know that Xavier has an online student news site? 
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Save the Date
Project Grad

Saturday, May 23rd
Jake's Unlimited
Check it out!!!
It's full of interesting & exciting XCP news
Look for it in your inbox-coming soon!
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Xavier Mothers' Guild has 
volunteer opportunities for everyone! 

Please click HERE to sign up for the 
committees or events of your choice!

Susan Healy, Volunteer Coordinator 2019-20

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President: Emily Calihan

President Elect: Claudia McClelland

Vice President: Kendall Walton

Parliamentarian: Shannon Dowdall

Secretary:  Beth Rusy

Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Healy

Treasurer:   Kim Johnson

Assistant Treasurer:

Gator Gear Chair:   Debra Kline

Past President: Julie Alpert
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