Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012 (6:45) – Freshman Welcome Picnic

Phil Beauboeuf pabeaub@us.ibm.com

The Fathers Club helps the Mothers club setting up and serving our incoming freshman families in the courtyard. The event is a great way to meet new incoming families and introduce the GFC to new dads.

September 9, 2012 (10 am – 2 pm) – Gonzaga/Visitation Family Mass and Picnic

Tom Loranger Toloranger@aol.com

The Gonzaga dads are responsible for procuring, delivering and setting up the drinks for the cookout. Gonzaga dads also help with setting up chairs, tables, A/V along side the Visitation Fathers Club dads. Even if you don’t volunteer for this event, plan on attending with your entire family. Mass, a cookout and a few competitive games between the girls and the boys!

November 2, 2012 (5:45 pm) – Father/Son Pep Rally and Hall of Fame Night

Rick Gannon rickgannon3211@gmail.com

This is a must attend for all Fathers and there Sons. Volunteer dads help man the check in table and guide dads and sons to the lower commons for a casual pre pep rally ballgame style buffet dinner. The volunteer dads then guide the fathers and sons to the theatre for the pep rally and hall of fame induction. This is a long-standing Gonzaga tradition and major Father/Son event. If you can’t volunteer, make sure you plan on attending this event.

November 18, 2012 (10 am – 2 pm) – Open House

Rick Ruzicka ruzickaff@state.gov

Jerry Echols jerry.echols@foxnews.com

This event is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to get information about Gonzaga and tour the Gonzaga campus. The Gonzaga dads come out in force to guide prospective families from the parking lots to the Carmody Center and man posts throughout the school to answer questions.

December 7-9, 2012 – DC Classic Invitational Basketball Tournament

John McLaughlin jmclaughlin@cavlog.com

This is the major fund-raising activity of the Fathers Club that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Gonzaga service activities. There are numerous volunteer activities for this Committee starting the summer before the tournament. Plan on attending the DC Classic planning meetings and learn more.

December 19, 2012 (9 am) – Freshman Father/Son Service Project

Bob Johnson bob@natellihomes.com

This event was added in 2008 and was extremely successful. This is a great way to introduce our new Fathers and sons to service at Gonzaga. The chair of this event lines up a suitable project for this group to perform.

February 15-17, 2013 – Freshman Retreat

Brain Cashmere bcashmer@wthf.com

The Dad volunteers assist the retreat team in various ways. The dads provide the water and soda for the Friday evening session. A group of dads chaperone the overnight when the freshmen and their leaders stay at the school on Saturday night.

March 2, 2013 – Bull and Oyster Roast

David Buckleydavid.buckley@crossmatch.com

This is a development office event where dad volunteers help the night of the event manning the check in table and running the 50-50 raffle. Plan on attending even if you don’t volunteer.

March 2, 2012 – Father/Son Service Project

Phil (Team) McCarthy phil.mccarthy@transwestern.net

Michael McCarthy mmccarthy@quad1.com

This is a great opportunity once again to be with your son and serve the community. It is a day long project and volunteers are accepted for all day, just the morning or just the afternoon. Traditionally we have upwards of 200 fathers and sons participate in this event

March 10, 2013 (8 am) – Mother/Son Communion Breakfast

Kelvin Robinson kelvin.robinson@rightsourceconsulting.com

Bill Kilgallin bbdek1@aol.com

Dads are needed to help set up tables and chairs for this event the day before (The Carmody Center). On the day of the event the dads start with mass in the chapel, coffee/muffins and their assignments. The dads prepare the breakfast, set the tables and then serve their wives and sons when they arrive from the church.

April 28, 2013 (8 am) – Father/Son Communion Breakfast

Mark Johannesson mark.johannessen@harris-sbsb.com

Ed Novak edhnovak@comcast.net

Volunteers are needed who can work the day of the event at the church as an usher or at the hotel guiding Fathers and Sons to the ballroom or working the ticket table. You do not miss the mass or breakfast by volunteering for this event. This is a premier event of the Gonzaga Fathers Club. Plan to attend regardless.

June 2, 2013 (1 pm) – Graduation

Bill Lewis bill.lewis@us.pwc.com

Al Jackson alfredjacksoniii@gmail.com

Provide logistical support and/ or usher for the senior graduation ceremony at Gonzaga. Volunteers are needed primarily on the day of the event starting at 9 am.

Football Game Ticket Sales

Charles Butler fivebutler5@msn.com

This group mans the gates at home football games. This is a great event to meet other Gonzaga dads.

Membership Committee

Al Jackson alfredjacksoniii@gmail.com

This is a great way to meet and network with other Gonzaga dads. There are various ways to volunteer including being a class rep., manning a sign up table at events, making phone calls/sending emails to prospective members or helping us maintain our volunteer database and email list.

Web Page Development / Communication

Harry Lalor harry@lalorfamily.us

Scott Smurthwaite smurth@mangoLabs.com

Number of volunteers – as required. Assist in the development and update of the Fathers Club portion of the Gonzaga web page.

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