Monthly Chapter Newsletter

Want to know what the Blue Star Families of the Baltimore and the Chesapeake Region Chapter is up to this month? Read our newsletter, and you'll find out how we're getting members connected in the community!

Blue Star Welcome Week is almost here!

A sense of belonging is important for everyone, but it’s crucial for military- and Veteran-connected families who often face the uncertainty of a relocation. From house hunting to scouting out schools, and finding a military spouse-friendly job, there’s a lot to take in.

The goal of Blue Star Welcome Week is to help military families know they’re not alone. From September 24th to October 2nd, 2022, the Baltimore Chapter is celebrating by providing adventures, community outreach, and fun programs for our community. We know that we’re stronger together, and our programs during this special time for active-duty military, Veterans, and their families reflect the diversity of that strength. Let's get together over coffee, through an educational experience, during the START Book Club Program, or at a celebration. We can't wait to see you!

Ready to get involved? Many hands make light work! Participate in various volunteer opportunities across the state of Maryland - from START Book Club Program and Coffee Connect gatherings to a Nourish the Service food distribution event, and administrative duties that provide essential programming support. Register as a Blue Star Volunteer!

Our sincere appreciation goes to the Maryland Public Library and various county library systems, including Anne Arundel County Public Library, Harford County Public Library, and Howard County Library. We wouldn’t be able to provide our programming without this support! Also, a big thanks to you as you spread the word about Blue Star Families via social media, in-person conversations, and forwarding our emails. Because of your efforts, membership numbers for our Chapter are growing!  

As always, keep an eye on the Chapter webpage for the latest updates on what’s happening in your community.

Until next time,

Yolanda T. Rayford
Chapter Director

P.S. Speaking of feeling welcome, don’t miss our next town hall, Finding a Welcoming Workplace: Blue Star Families and AARP on MilSpouse and Female Veteran Employment, on September 29th at 3 PM ET. Register today!