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Local American Gold Star Mothers Chapter holds Installation of Officers

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The newly chartered local Greater Southeastern Texas Chapter and the Texas/Oklahoma Department of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM) invited the community to the installation of officers ceremony on Saturday, April 29 at Honor Café in Conroe.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc is a nonprofit organization of American Mothers who lost their son or daughter while serving in the Armed Services. AGSM is open to all mothers regardless of cause of death and allows membership for mothers who have children missing in action. The organization is now open to U.S. citizens or legal residents as well as non-adoptive stepmothers if they raised the deceased before they turned 15.

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Carla Wicks, Interim President of the TX-OK Department, ASGM, called the meeting to order and VFW Post #4709 and Commander Marcey Philips presented the colors. Chaplain of the Spring Creek Area TX18 chapter of Blue Star Mothers Inc led the opening of the bible as all joined in a silent prayer for peace and freedom. After the pledge of allegiance and posting of the colors, the elected officers for the Greater Southeastern Texas Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc were introduced and installed:

  • President – Sherry Guy of Splendora
  • 1st Vice President – Nancy Harrison from The Woodlands
  • 2nd Vice President – Florence Holmes of Arp
  • Chaplin – Nancy Harrison
  • Secretary – Margie Taylor of Conroe
  • Treasurer – Ana Hernandez of Splendora
Local American Gold Star Mothers Chapter
Installation of officers for the Greater Southeastern Texas Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc at Honor Café on April 29; Photo by Jennifer Bruse

Heather Wall led all in prayer and Carla Wicks led the Installation Ceremony, followed by a heartfelt thanks by Sherry Guy. Afterwards, Judge Jimmie Edwards spoke to the crowd and shared his vision on building the Gold Star Memorial at the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park.

Following lunch at Honor Café, the Annual Convention of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Department of Texas/Oklahoma was held along with the election and installation of the following officers:

  • President – Carla Wicks
  • 1st Vice President – Sherry Guy
  • 2nd Vice President – Margie Taylor
  • Treasurer (2nd year term) – Ana Hernandez
  • Recording Secretary – Jenifer Allbaugh
  • Chaplin – Anita Wallick
  • Sergeant at Arms – Mary Piker

Meetings will be monthly every 2nd Wednesday of the month to support each other and the community by honoring fallen sons and daughters through service to Veterans and patriotic events. To join as a Member of the Chapter a Gold Star Mother must first be a registered member of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. at You do not have to live in the area to be a member of the Chapter.