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Possible Education Assistance

2 Jun 2023 2:09 PM | Savannah Lawrence

The Big Dipper is a national auxiliary of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (BSMA) that came into being in Milwaukee, WI on November 7, 1951 at its National Convention. The objectives of the organization are threefold: 1) honoring outstanding members of the BSMA 2) sponsoring a "Fun Night" at convention and 3) providing educational assistance to a Veteran, Active Duty Personnel or BSMA member; or the spouse of a Veteran or active duty personnel. The Josephine Calenda educational assistance fund is dedicated to the memory of Josephine Calenda of BSMA PA22 at National BSMA Convention in Lansing, MI in 1989. Josephine, after many years of active service in BSMA, died that year while holding the office of National Big Dipper President. The objective of Big Dipper Auxiliary has been updated over the years to include Veteran(s) Spouse.

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