Joining as a Mother Member:
(Please read ALL information on this page first and obtain links for membership applications within the following message)
When you join as a Mother Member of Treasure Valley Chapter you are also joining the National Organization of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. All BSMA Inc. members are required to belong to a chapter.
Eligibility For Mother Membership:
An individual is eligible for membership in the corporation if-
1. She is a birthmother, adoptive mother, stepmother, foster mother, grandmother or legal guardian of a service member at any time in that service member's life who—
(a) is currently serving in any branch of the Armed Forces of
the United States; or
(b) has served (Veteran), and been discharged from the Armed
Forces of the Unied States; and
2. She is a citizen or legal resident alien ( a permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis) living in the United States or Citizen living outside the United States (stationed or living outside the United States).
Yearly Membership Dues: $30.00
The local Chapter keeps $15 and it is used for local projects; the other $15 is sent to the National Organization of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. to support our national effort.
Some of the Benefits of Dues Paid Membership:
Mom Support-a shoulder to lean on through the military journey of a son or daughter serving in the United States Military.
Personal Growth-Learning the power of teamwork, volunteering in numbers to increase the number of troops and veterans we reach to support. Leadership Skills, Organizational Skills, Volunteering skills, Community Outreach skills.
Preparedness for a son's or daughter's military service.
Participation in Chapter Committees for our National and Chapter Support Programs.
Chapter and National voting member rights.
Eligibility to run for Chapter and National Officer Positions.
Receiving communications and documentation from the National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Headquarters.
Log-In privileges to the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. National Website.
Eligibility to be nominated by the Chapter as a possible Chapter Delegate for attending the National Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Annual Convention.
Chapter Membership Applications:
Mail your completed application with your dues payment to the Chapter (address listed on the bottom of the form) or bring your application and dues to a Treasure Valley Chapter Meeting.
Joining as an Associate:
Associates are those who wish to contribute as well as join with the Mothers in Support of the Mission of the Chapter. There are no dues required for those who wish to join as an associate. Associates are required to follow all rules of the Chapter and do not have voting privileges.