Welcome to our Website!

We're Massachusetts Chapter 1 of the Blue Star Mothers of America - Mothers who currently have or had children serving in the U.S. Military. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization, chartered by the U.S. congress, supporting each other, our children, and everyone who serves in our military while promoting patriotism. We welcome fathers, family, and friends of our servicepeople as our associate members. 

SEPTEMBER 2014 MEETING COMING UP! 

Our next meeting will be held on the usual third Wednesday of the month which is September 17, at our usual time (7:00 PM) and the usual place (Leominster Veterans' Center) - find the clickable map on the Meetings and Events page. The official agenda will be posted soon on the Members' Page for your perusal before the meeting. See you there!! 

SUCCESSFUL TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER!

The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Leominster promoted our Chapter through the end of 2013 - Customers could buy a star with our chapter's name on it at the desk when they came in, or left after dinner. Next they displayed our Chapter Christmas Tree, hung with donated Roadhouse Gift Cards. We thank them so much for their support of our support of our military heroes! The Texas Roadhouse restaurant is at 106 New Lancaster Road in Leominster just west of the intersection with I-190; their phone number is 978-537-7427. See y'all there! 

CHECK OUT OUR CHAPTER'S FACEBOOK PAGE! 

Our chapter has a Facebook page - You can check it out Here . We'll still keep official records and photo galleries on this official chapter website, but the Facebook page lets members (and other interested folks!) post comments and pictures from events as they happen. If you like our page, let us and everyone know by clicking this "Like" button: 

Members: If you have ideas for taking advantage of the Facebook page, post them on the page so we can try them out. Let's try to get the page full of interesting comments and pictures! 

WHAT A GREAT PANEL DISCUSSION WE HAD FEATURING OEF/OIF VETERANS, MILITARY LEADERSHIP, AND MILITARY FAMILIES 

Jointly sponsored by our Chapter, the Red Sox Foundation, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, our panel discussed the challenges facing returning veterans and their families, and how communities can help. To see more pix of the event, look here.  

FULL MEMBERSHIP OPENED UP TO MORE MOTHERS!

A change in the law (since we're a congressionally-chartered organization, after all), passed by congress and signed by President Obama, allows Foster Mothers, Grandmothers, and Female Legal Guardians of active duty and retired servicepeople to join us as Full Members. Even if you don't fit into any of these categories, you're welcome to join as an Associate Member (and even Dads fit into this slot!). Come to our meeting and look us over - we think you'll decide to join.  

CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CHOSEN!

The scholarship committee has selected the recipients for the first two annual Blue Star Mothers Mass Chapter 1 scholarships. Thank you to all who applied! Notification has been sent out to the successful recipients. The scholarship awards were presented at the our June Chapter meeting.
 

New Pages Added to Blue Star Mothers' Chapter 1 Photo Gallery

We add new pages to our album a few times each month. You can go to the album pages by title here, or by image here. 

Members can have a personal album of their own for picture-sharing; for information, look up your password and go to the members-only page

About Our Chapter

We are proud to be the first chapter in Massachusetts, and to join the list of state branches of the Blue Star Mothers of America across the United States. 

If you're the mother, grandmother, or foster mother of a veteran or serviceperson, you're welcome to join us as a full member! (Other relatives and friends can join as Associate Members.) For more information, please call or email one of our officers. Our members are from many towns throughout  the state. The South Shore and Worcester area are well-served by our sister chapters, the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 2 and the Central Massachusetts Chapter 3. 

We meet on the third Wednesday evening of each month in the Leominster Veterans' Center, 100 West Street, Leominster, MA.

Members-Only Calendar and Activity Pages!

Click Here to visit our Members-Only Calendar and Activity Pages!  (Member Username and Password Required!) 

 

 

 

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