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"We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”

SOUTH CENTRAL (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX)

Kathy Maiorana
Region President
210/414-6856
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Jamie Tomek
Region Treasurer 
573/656-3082
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The South Central region currently has 5 chapters

The South Central region currently has 5 chapters and a large roster of members at large. Our region includes some of the fastest growing communities in the United States. As these area change, so does our approach to supporting, empowering and advocating for military widows and widowers in our corner of the world.


(From Left: Lone Star Chapter Vice President Cheryl Lankford and President Kathy Maiorana, Lackland AFB Fisher House Representative, and South Central Region President Shelley Cook)


While the South Central region only has one official meeting per year (at regional conference in March or April), our members carry the torch for GSW wherever they go. We actively work to educate survivors about their benefits, talk to legislators about the needs of survivors, and donate thousands of volunteer hours every year to give back a portion of the blessings we have been given.

Many of our Region officers and members serve on various national committees and positions within GSW, including the Government Relations committee, IT committee, Board of Directors Education Chair, and National Historian. We are privileged to have several past national presidents within our membership who are an invaluable resource in guiding our efforts. The Region President also has a vote on the board. 

Our mission is to support all efforts of the Gold Star Wives national organization, as well as ensure that state and municipal level policies and laws recognize the value of citizens who are survivors.

If you live in one of the South Central States:

  • Arkansas
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
    ...You are needed! Together we can make these states even more friendly to survivors. If there is not a chapter in your region and you know of 4 other surviving spouses who would like to form one with you, don't be shy! Contact the South Central Region President, Kathy Maiorana, to talk about options for creating a chapter, or just gathering members at large in your community for service projects and support. 

           
     
               

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

    Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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    Birmingham, Alabama Office
    P.O. Box 361986
    Birmingham, AL 35236

    Email: info@goldstarwives.org
    Phone: 1-888-751-6350

    Washington DC Office
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    Arlington, VA 22203-3755

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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