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
NOVEMBER 2014 MEETING COMING UP!
Our next meeting will be held on the usual
third Wednesday of the month which is November 19, 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 is posted on the Members'
Page now, along with last month's minutes, for your perusal before the meeting. See you
DECEMBER MEETING - HOLIDAY SOCIAL - SPECIAL DATE AND TIME!
In keeping with a long Chapter tradition, the
December meeting will be our Holiday Social and will be held
earlier both in date and time: The Holiday Social will take
place on Wednesday December 3 starting at 6:30 PM. The location
is the same, though: The Leominster Veterans' Center - see the
Meeting and Events Page for the address and a map.
MACY'S EVENT AND THANKS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!
Many thanks to Macy's at Whitney Field Mall
for all of their support. If you're invited to their special
shopping night the evening of November 9, look for our table
where you can meet some of our members and learn about our
service projects. If you like what you see, we hope you'll come
to a meeting soon - perhaps our next one on November 19.
THANKS TO TEXAS ROADHOUSE FOR
The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Leominster
continues to support and promote our Chapter.
At one event at the restaurant, 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
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"
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
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
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
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