Mothers Club

Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Mothers' Club is to encourage cooperation in promoting the welfare and progress of Christian Brothers Academy by:
  • Aiding in school activities and services as requested or approved by the school.
  • Helping financially in whatever way the school administration considers desirable.
  • Uniting our members in the closest bonds of good fellowship and promoting the community interest in CBA.

Donate to Colt Consignment

The Colt Consignment is accepting donations of shirts, pants, ties, blue blazers, and belts - dry cleaned on hangers.  
Items may be dropped off in the bin at Benilde Hall.

Beginning Wednesday, September 27
the Colt Consignment will be open every Wednesday from 2-6pm.

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List of 14 items.

  • Alumni Craft Show

    This one day craft show is held the first Saturday in March. This will be the 18th year for this event hosted by the CBA Alumni Moms.  Approximately 50 volunteers (both current and alumni parents) are needed for:
    • Decorating
    • Admissions
    • Raffle Sales
    • Kitchen help
    • Clean up
  • Alumni Representative

    Moms of alumni sons that are interested in staying in touch with the mothers’ club can do so by contacting the alumni representative and having their information on the alumni members’ roster. The representative maintains the roster and is involved in the mothers’ club craft show and other events.

    Kim Favia
  • Casino Night

    More information to follow

  • Chaperones

    All school dances are held on Friday nights and run from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (the proms are a bit longer).  Couples are especially welcome to chaperone because there is usually a shortage of males to check the men’s room!!  There are frequently more than 1,000 people at any given school dance, so there is little chance your son will even notice you are there.  Refreshments are provided at all dances for chaperones, and those who help with the proms enjoy the dinner as well.  Chaperones assist with:
    • Coat check before and after the dance
    • Checking bathrooms
    • Monitoring exterior doors and general crowd control
    In the past, dances have been scheduled as follows:  Exact dates will be available when the school calendars are distributed.

    General School Dance
    15-20 chaperones needed

    General School Dance
    15-20 chaperones needed

    Freshman/Sophomore semi formal
    5+ chaperones needed

    Senior Prom & Junior Prom
    5+ Junior Parents needed

    Kathy Paolillo
  • Colt Consignment Shop

    Open Wednesdays during the Spring semester from
    2 PM - 6 PM
    Benilde Hall (directly across from main school building entrance) 


    Beth Insabella Walsh
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  • Fall Luncheon & Gift Raffle

    This is the first major fundraiser of the year and is a Ladies Sunday afternoon luncheon held at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands.  The event is held on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of October and is attended by more than 600 ladies.  Along with the wonderful luncheon there is a gift raffle with approximately 200 gifts ranging in value from $50 to $1500.

    Approximately 75 volunteers will be needed for:
    • Soliciting businesses for the gift raffle
    • Decorating
    • Assembling favors and centerpieces
    • Selling raffle tickets at the Luncheon
    Committees for this event begin their work in the summer.
  • Freshman Welcome

    This function is held early in June to welcome incoming freshman moms into the CBA community. The duties include:
    • Sending out invitations
    • Coordinating the refreshments and decorating for the evening
    • Providing signup sheets and informational opportunities for those moms who wish to become actively involved
  • Hospitality

    This committee provides the refreshments for monthly mothers’ club meetings and various school events throughout the year.  The refreshments are simple: cookies, sandwiches, fruit platters, coffee, tea and soda.  All refreshments are purchased from local vendors – no cooking or baking is expected from the committee members.
  • Legislative

    This committee is responsible for getting legislative information pertaining to the CBA community to the parents of CBA.  You may be asked to send postcards or e-mails and make phone calls to our legislators to help protect against any loss of funding to non-public schools, (i.e. funds for busing and technology).  This committee will work with the telephone/email committee, the school office and the N.J. Alliance of Catholic School Families on an as needed basis.

  • Mother/Son Dinner

    This is a very special spring event in which the CBA boys escort their mothers to a lovely dinner complete with a small gift auction and raffle. This committee, consisting of between 10 and 15 moms, organizes the evening by:
    • Working with the catering hall
    • Accepting reservations
    • Decorating tables
    • Collecting donation for gift baskets
    • Organizing a 50/50 raffle
    There is a photographer available to capture the special moment with Mother and Son, as many moms have enjoyed comparing the photos from year to year. 

  • Newsletter

    Every two months, from September to May, the mothers’ club publishes an on-line newsletter.  The newsletter includes a letter from the President of CBA, the mothers’ and fathers’ club presidents, along with information regarding service and various ministries.  This committee sends out reminders of deadlines, request and gathers information for publication, edits, and produces the newsletter.

    Lisa Swabsin
  • Retreat

    This lovely day is meant to be a day of reflection, prayer and sharing for CBA Moms and Alumni Moms.  It is held during the Lenten Season at the San Alphonse Retreat House in Long Branch.  The day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and includes the celebration of Mass.  The committee chairperson coordinates the speaker, the Priest, interacts with the San Alphonse Retreat House and accepts the reservations. 

    Lynn Retterer
  • Tuition Raffle

    This committee organizes and administers the annual tuition raffle which is drawn at the annual father/son breakfast held in March.  One lucky family receives full year tuition and one receives a half year.

    Kim Askin
  • Volunteers

    Christine Dyer

Mothers' Club News

Executive Board

Lisa Murray 
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Vice President
Beth Caruso
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Lauren Gorski
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Lynn Retterer
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Communications Officer
Christine Dyer
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Past President
Shari Spellman
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