Located in and around Military City, USA, the Lone Star Chapter mainly serves and unites surviving spouses who live around San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, the Texas Hill Country, and surrounding counties.

Gold Star Wives Members with USAA CEO Josh Robles

However, we welcome virtual membership from any GSW Member-At-Large who would like to be affiliated with our chapter.Lone Star Chapter Vice President Cheryl Lankford talks to Media at the Bexar County Memorial Day event.

Our chapter consists of Gold Star Wives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as survivors of Active Duty and Retired disabled veterans.

We are active in our community, providing volunteer hours at Survivor Outreach Services, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, the Fischer House, and more. We work closely with Joint Base San Antonio. We also aggressively pursue legislation in the state of Texas that benefits Surviving spouses and their children. Our members are active participants in the national organization of GSW, and serve on the board of directors and as national officers. We encourage all members to take ownership of our chapter and to participate as much as possible.

To learn more about our chapter, to become a member, or to donate to our cause, please email our chapter president, Kathy Maiorana, or the national office at 1-888-751-6350. We look forward to your active participation in GSW!

Meeting Schedule:

Our meetings are held on the second saturday of every month. We are currently on hiatus for summer. Our normal meeting location has experienced a fire and we cannot hold our meetings there until further notice. Please refer to the meeting schedule below for this month's location. Please check back with this page for more details about upcoming meetings.

**Click here for a map to Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Sam Houston.**

Month Meeting Date Location  Meeting Type/Topic
 August 2014  No Meeting    
 September 2014 9/13 Wedgwood Senior Apartments  Do we host the National Convention in 2017?
 October 2014 10/11 Wedgwood Senior Apartments  
 November 2014 11/08  Wedgwood Senior Apartments  
 December 2014 12/13  Earl Abels Restaurant Luncheon
 January 2015 1/10    
 February 2015 2/14  Fort Sam Houston
Survivor Outreach Services
 Celebrating our Love
 March 2015 3/14  Fort Sam Houston
Survivor Outreach Services
Chapter Elections,
Region Conference Feedback
 April 2015 4/11    
 May 2015 5/09     
 June 2015 6/13    Luncheon
 July 2015 7/11    National Convention


Kathy Maiorana, President, 210-532-8765,

Ruth Kucher, Treasurer. 210-675-2512

2016-2017 Chapter Officers

President Cheryl Lankford
Treasurer Ruth Kucher

Chapter Elections are held the second Saturday of March. We encourage all members to consider running for a leadership position in our chapter.