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Tacoma, Washington

Contact the Chapter:

President May Veazy at (253)351-5451 or (Click for email)

Vice-President 

Treasurer Marissa Alegria at (206) 242-9559 or (Click for email)

Secretary Gustavia Shoffner at (253)531-5168 or (Click for email)

Chaplain Mildred Farrow at (253)582-4720

Parliamentarian Marine Simmons at (253)582-4731

Historian Olivia Brown at (253)584-3250 or (Click for email)

Meetings:

We meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 AM.

Location: Amvets Post #1, 5717 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - November 11, 2017.
Picnic at Alma's August 12, 2017.
Picnic at Alma's August 12, 2017.
Picnic at Alma's August 12, 2017.
Picnic at Alma's August 12, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.
Chapter luncheon at Patriots Landing on June 11, 2017.

Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    2021 Midwest Region Zoom Conference
    April 17, 2021
    1 PM EST

    See your Region Newsletter for additional conference information (available only to Mid West Region members). If you are having trouble accessing the information, please contact your Region Officers.

    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    2021 North Central Region Zoom Conference
    April 17, 2021
    1:00 pm CT

    Please contact your Region Officers for more information about the Region Conference. Additional details coming soon.


    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)

    2021 New England Region Zoom Conference

    April 24, 2021

    11:00 AM EST

    Please contact your Region Officers for more information about the Region Conference.


    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    2021 South West Region Zoom Conference
    April 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm PT

    Please contact your Region Officers for more information about the Region Conference.  Additional details coming soon.


    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    2021 Middle Atlantic Region Zoom Conference
    April 25, 2021
    2:00-3:30 pm ET

    Please contact your Region Officers for more information about the Region Conference.  Additional details coming soon.


    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 18 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Charleston, SC
    Register

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
    76th
    National Convention
    Historic Charleston, SC
    July 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021

    Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
    5265 International Blvd.
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    843-308-9330
    www.charlestonairport.hgi.com

    Convention can be attended either in-person or virtually. See registration information for details.

    To book a room at the Convention hotel, call the hotel directly and give them the ID Code: GST or click this booking link.

    If you wish to extend your stay or would like an upgraded or accessible room, please contact the hotel directly.

    Room Rate - $149.00 per night (double with 2 queen beds, king)
    (Plus, state/local taxes and fees/assessments per day destination fee)
    Please note that this rate will be honored based on availability.
    Rates will be offered 3 days before and 3 days after the Convention (Guests who wish to arrive earlier or stay later than the contracted July 13 – 18, 2021 dates and/or upgrade their room, will need to make their reservation direct by contacting our Front Desk at (843) 308–9330 and referencing the group name.)

    All guest rooms include a full breakfast for up to 4 people per room, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, microwave oven, Keurig Coffee Maker.

    Reservations must be made by June 5, 2021.

    Guest check-in time 3:00 PM and check-out time 11:00 AM.

    Shuttle service provided within a 5-mile radius of Convention hotel including to and from airport. No fees for parking

    Hotel COVID-19 Guidelines: 

    Convention Coordinator: Nancy R Peppers, Ph: 803-397-5851; 2nancyrpeppers@gmail.com

    Explore and enjoy the Waterfront Park, the City Market, Rainbow Row, the Battery, Middleton Place, White Sand Beaches and much more.

    Post-Convention activities will include a Cruise around the Historic Charleston Harbor, along with visiting the Market Place and the Battery on Sunday, July, 18, 2021.

    Additional documents:

    Agenda/Itinerary

    Tour Information (separate payment required)

    2021 Proxy form & Proxy form page 2

    Print Registration form (or you can register online)

    Print Guest Registration form (or guests can register online)

Past events

10 Apr 2021 2021 North West Region Conference
9 Apr 2021 2021 South East Region Conference
5 Apr 2021 Gold Star Wives/Gold Star Spouses Day
3 Apr 2021 2021 South Central Region Conference
29 Mar 2021 Please fly your flag in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
18 Mar 2021 Veterans Affairs Committees Joint Session
20 Feb 2021 Continuing Effect from Agent Orange
6 Feb 2021 "Toxic Exposure in the Military" Panel Discussion
16 Jan 2021 "MOH Hershel Woody Williams's Story"
11 Nov 2020 GSFMM Dedication
9 Nov 2020 GSFMM Dedication
7 Nov 2020 GSW invites you to hear the secrets and history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
6 Nov 2020 The U.S. Army Band Veteran's Day Virtual Performance
1 Nov 2020 GSF Day at the Races
27 Oct 2020 Learn and Refresh Together - A GSW Member Orientation
24 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
17 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
14 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
12 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
10 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
7 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
3 Oct 2020 Survivor Benefits Forum with Ann Duff
3 Oct 2020 TCIGTI Annual Motorcycle Ride
2 Oct 2020 GSFMM Dedication
27 Sep 2020 GSFMM Dedication
27 Sep 2020 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
25 Sep 2020 GSFMM Dedication
20 Sep 2020 GSFMM Dedication
19 Sep 2020 Legislation Workshop – Turn Your Angst into Action!
17 Sep 2020 Groundbreaking
16 Sep 2020 ASAC GSF Day at the Horse Show
11 Sep 2020 GSFMM Dedication
11 Sep 2020 Global War on Terror Memorial
6 Sep 2020 Virtual Military Suicide Prevention Event
25 Aug 2020 GSFMM Dedication
21 Aug 2020 GSFMM Dedication
11 Aug 2020 GSFMM Dedication
10 Aug 2020 Agent Orange Awareness Day
7 Aug 2020 GSFMM Dedication
1 Aug 2020 GSFMM Dedication
18 Jul 2020 Gold Star Wives of America Meeting
19 Jun 2020 South East Region Conference
25 May 2020 Memorial Day Events
25 Apr 2020 Midwest Region Conference
23 Apr 2020 2020 South West Region Conference
5 Apr 2020 Gold Star Wives/Gold Star Spouses Day
3 Apr 2020 2020 North West Region Conference
29 Mar 2020 National Vietnam War Veterans Day
28 Mar 2020 South Central Region Conference
5 Feb 2020 Congressional Reception Celebrating the Elimination of the SBP-DIC Offset
21 Jan 2020 VA/ DoD Survivors Forum
10 Dec 2019 Press Conference on the FY20 NDAA and the “Widow’s Tax”
7 Dec 2019 Pearl Harbor Observance Day
23 Nov 2019 Find an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
11 Nov 2019 National Veterans Day
31 Oct 2019 The Wall That Heals
9 Oct 2019 VA/ DoD Survivors Forum
28 Sep 2019 Gold Star Mothers and Family Day
14 Sep 2019 Blue Star/Gold Star Tea
9 Aug 2019 Military Appreciation Night
25 Jul 2019 "Managing VBA Performance and Results:" Q3 Webcast hosted by Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D, Under Secretary for Benefits
23 Jul 2019 VA/DoD Survivors Forum
10 Jul 2019 2019 National Convention
10 Jun 2019 Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Dedications
27 May 2019 Memorial Day
26 May 2019 PBS National Memorial Day Concert 30th Anniversary
24 May 2019 TAPS 25th Anniversary
9 May 2019 GSW Founder Turns 98!
3 May 2019 South West Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 Midwest Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 South Central Region Conference
27 Apr 2019 New England Region Conference
13 Apr 2019 Middle Atlantic Region Conference
9 Apr 2019 Survivors Forum
5 Apr 2019 South East Region Conference
5 Apr 2019 Gold Star Wives Day
12 Mar 2019 Joint Hearing Senate & House Veteran's Affairs Committee
15 Dec 2018 Wreaths Across America Day
13 Nov 2018 Salute to the Armed Forces
11 Nov 2018 Veteran’s Day Events in Washington, D.C.
3 Aug 2018 Gold Star Family Day at the Ball Park
17 Jul 2018 2018 National Convention
24 May 2018 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Memorial Day Ceremony - INVITE
24 May 2018 Memorial Day Events
28 Apr 2018 South Central Region Conference
28 Apr 2018 2018 North Central Region Conference
28 Apr 2018 2018 Midwest Region Conference
27 Apr 2018 South East Region Conference
13 Apr 2018 South West Region Conference
6 Apr 2018 2018 North West Region Conference
5 Apr 2018 Gold Star Wives Day
29 Mar 2018 National Vietnam War Veterans Day
14 Mar 2018 Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
16 Dec 2017 Wreaths across America
10 Dec 2017 Wreaths Across America
9 Dec 2017 Snowball Express XII
10 Nov 2017 Birmingham Veterans Day Activities
11 Jul 2017 GSW National Convention

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