Mary Ellen Jackowski
1st VP: Michele McNaughton
2nd VP: Cathy MacFarlane
Recording Sec: Renate DeAngelis
Corres. Sec: Renate DeAngelis
Treasurer: Vivian Allen
Chaplain: Candy Clemens
Historian: Nadia Cadavero
Cust of Records: Mary Burgen
Sgt at Arms: Chrys Kestler
Flag Guard: Debbie von Ronn
Banner Guard: Mary Ellen Schramm
Hospital Chair: Ann Davis
Legislative Chair: Mary Wheeler
Americanism: Rita Hasenauer
Comm Service: Kathryn Cross
Parliamentarian: Holly Baker
Welcome to the Dept. of New York American Gold Star Mothers. Please
contact us if you would like to meet mothers that are like you.
April 19, 2013
Schenectady Chapter 7 has had three Department of New
York Presidents recently, and I'm pleased to be the
fourth. Thank you for electing me.
We all joined AGSM to honor our children who died in
service to our country -- and I will try my best to
represent you. John and my son Corporal James Journeay
Jackowski, USMC, (along with 240 US Servicemen) was KIA
by an Iran-sponsored terrorist bomb in Beirut.
Please remember that all members of AGSM have lost their
child who was in service to our country -- all were not
KIA -- but all suffered the ultimate sacrifice. Be kind
to each other because we are all suffering the same
grief at the loss of our child. Remember the Oath we all
took when we were obligated, which said (in part):
"....that I will comply with all the laws and
Constitution....That I will never wrong or permit a
wrong to be done to any member...."
As always, your continued support is needed.
Please Mark Your Calendars:
Dates for the 2014 Department of New York Convention are
April 24-27, 2014 -- Executive Board Meeting is
Thursday, April 24 and Board Meeting and Convention are
tentatively planned for Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 in
Saratoga Springs NY.
Love & peace,
2013 Convention in Rochester, April 11-14, 2013
2013-2014 Department of New York
Executive Board Officers
Seated, left to right: Nadia Cadavero, Ann Davis, Cathy
Mary Ellen Jackowski, Michele McNaughton, Vivian Allen,
Mary Ellen Schramm.
Standing, left to right: Debbie von Ronn, Mary Burgen,
Mary Wheeler, Rita Hasenauer, Chrys Kestler, Renate
Left Insert: Candy Clemens. Right Insert: Kathy Cross.
Department of New York AGSM at 2013
Convention in Rochester.
Incoming Department President Mary
Ellen (escorted by Gold Star Dad John)
Jackowski at the Memorial Service at the 2013 Rochester
Department President Rita (escorted by
Gold Star Dad Dan) Hasenauer
with the spray of yellow roses in memory of our children
at the Memorial
Service at the 2013 Rochester Convention.
Tri-County Council VietNam Era Vets China Beach
fundraiser August 11, 2012
Tri-County Council VietNam Era Vets
(TCCVEV) of Albany NY has their fundraiser called
"China Beach" each August as a day-long Bar-B-Que. In
keeping with their constant
generosity and support, they always invite Gold Star
families as their special guests.
Pictured are some of the Moms and Sisters who attended
this event on 8/11/12.
Gold Star Dads attending "China Beach"
Back row (l to r): Dan Hasenauer, John Jackowski, and
Seated: Robert DeAngelis.
NY delegation attends National AGSM Convention, June
NY Delegates at 2012 National
L to R: Ann Davis & Candy Clemens (So. Buffalo Chapter),
Mary Ellen Jackowski
(Schenectady Chapter), Renate
DeAngelis & Vivian Allen (Poughkeepsie Chapter)
and Rita Hasenauer (Rochester Chapter).
NY Moms and Dad going to Banquet at
2012 National Convention.
L to R: Candy Clemens, Ann Davis,
Catherine Mack, Dorothy Oxendine, Kathy Cross,
Mary Ellen Jackowski, Renate DeAngelis, Vivian Allen,
and Rita & Dan Hasenauer.
Dept of NY 2012 Convention
Dept of NY Executive Board Officers 2012/2013.
Front Row (l to r): Mary Ellen
Schramm, Mary Crusie, Vivian Allen, Candy Clemens,
Hasenauer, Ann Davis, Michele McNaughton and Mary
Standing (l to r): Mary Ellen Jackowski, Renate
DeAngelis, Debbie von Ronn,
Yolanda Lopez, Carrie
Farley, Holly Baker and Chrys Kestler.
Department of NY AGSM at the 2012
Dept of NY Executive Board Officers 2011/2012
Seated front row, left to right:
Ann Davis, Marie Ladouceur, Shirley Weaver, and Dorothea
Standing, left to right:
Mary Wheeler, Vivian Allen, Mary Ellen Jackowski, Debbie
Renate DeAngelis, Holly Baker, Candace Clemens, Mary
Crusie, and Rita Hasenauer
2010 74th Convention
2011 75th Convention site
WNY GSM Plaque Dedication
Memorial service in Albany
Memorial service in Evans NY