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Welcome to the GSW Middle Atlantic Region Page!

There are 5 Chapters within the Middle Atlantic Region

New York:
New York Chapter (New York City area)

Philadelphia Chapter

New Jersey:
There is no active chapter in New Jersey. New Jersey residents are considered Middle Atlantic Region Members At Large.

There is no active chapter in Delaware. Delaware residents are considered Middle Atlantic Region Members At Large.

District of Columbia:
Capitol View Chapter

Arlington Chapter*
Potomac Chapter*

Capitol View Chapter

About the Region:

Marie Speer Founder of Gold Star Wives at a past Region Conference in Cape May, NJ

The Middle Atlantic Region reaches from Northern New York to Southern Virginia and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Appalachian Mountains. 



The Annual Region Conference is held once a year in March or April.  This year we had a Conference Call on April 19, 2020.  

The Middle Atlantic Region also holds Quarterly  Conference Calls.  The next one will be held on September 27, 2020 at 2:00pm.  See the September National Newsletter "Region Updates" for phone no. and details.


2020-2021 Regional Officers:

President: Ellen McCourt
Vice President: Christine Chojnicki
Treasurer:  Pat Jacobs
Secretary: Aseneth Blackwell
Historian: Dot Shelmet
Chaplain: Margaret Selby
Parliamentarian: Vacant 

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Thank you to our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!

Gold Level 

Silver Level

Bronze Level

For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Additional Sponsors:
Prince of Peace Catholic Church Knights of Columbus - Hoover, AL

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

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
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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