Washington State Gold Star Mothers Chapter, AGSM
E-mail Mary Bradshaw for more information.
President: Mary Bradshaw
Vice Pres: Bonnie Gibbons
Secretary: Dedi Noble
Treasurer: Andi Bailey
Historian: Linda Swanberg
Donations are being accepted to support the activities and service
projects of our local Gold Star Chapter. Contact Treasurer,
Andi Bailey if you are
interested in making a donation for a specific item or activity such as
"Condolence Baskets" for new Gold Star Families - donation suggestion
$75; Annual Spring Retreat for Gold Star Mothers - donation suggestion
to cover the cost of the facility $4,600.
Donations can be deposited at any Bank of America to the account of
“Washington State Gold Star Mothers".
Check our Links page
for more Washington State information.
Interested in connecting with others who have lost a sibling while
serving in the military? Contact Tiarrah.
She has a brother who is part of
our fallen hero warriors. Please
email us pictures of you
with your sibling so we can post them on our webpage.
E-mail Wayne Bier, Gold Star
Dad, Chehalis, WA
Washington State Governor Gregoire's
Memorial Day 2009 Proclamation.
Washington has a new
Gold Star Parents license plate.
Unveiling Ceremony video (2:19)
Washington State Chapter
Welcome to the Washington State Gold Star Mothers Chapter of the
American Gold Star Mothers. If
you're a Gold Star mom and would like to meet others in your situation
please join us.
Because we are a geographically diverse chapter, it may be difficult for
some of you to travel the distance to get to a chapter meeting or event.
If you would like to meet or host a small group in your area please
contact me for additional information. Mary Bradshaw at
Gold Star Family contacts:
North/Central Region - Shellie Starr at
Southern Region (Vancouver area) - Mary Bradshaw at
Eastern Washington/Spokane - Gloria Hackwith at
All Region Events
Oct 27, 2012 - 6th Annual Eastside Native
American Education Program Veterans’ Honor Pow Wow,
Juanita High School 10601 NE 132nd Street Kirkland,
WA 98034. Veterans Celebration 3 pm, Grand Entry 6
pm, Men & Women’s Dance Specials. For
Additional Information contact Mary Wilber
(pdf) and distribute it.
Central/North Region Events
South Region Events
- Support Organization - Community Military
Appreciation Committee (CMAC - organizes events that
support and honor our military in the Clark County
area. Contact Mary Bradshaw for more information.
Future Regional Events
- Army Reservists: Future involvement with Army
Gold Star Families in the planning phase.
- TBA - Drill Weekend Dinner/Dessert for
Marine Reservists at Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM)
and Army Reservists at Camp Murray. More information
in near future. Contact
Rintamaki for more information.
Seattle Veterans' Hospital - Contact Gold Star Mother Dedi
Coordinator for volunteer services at the VA or support her efforts to
donate new and gently used clothing for the VA clothing closet. She is
especially interested in donating jeans (and eliminating the polyester).
Please submit your hospital volunteer hours to Dedi for 2009.
Fort Lewis Fisher House - Contact: Nikki Wasierski, Operations
Assistant for information 253-964-9283 ext. 10.
Seattle VA Fisher House - Contact: Lorraine Thomas 206-277-3950.
For all other Volunteer Hours, please email Bonnie Gibbons (email@example.com)
with your 2009 hours.
Fallen Heroes Banners
Kim Cole has served as the coordinator for the Washington State
Fallen Hero Banners. Email Kim to
have a "Fallen Hero Banner" made of your son or daughter. Send a picture
of your son or daughter with your contact information. The picture can
be in military or civilian dress. Please include their name, rank,
branch of service city, date of birth and date of death.
Fallen Heroes Project by Artist Michael Reagan
Free portraits for our Fallen Heroes. Please see
Michael Reagan’s website for more information.