Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Chapter Formed

"11/13/2007 - Lake Erie chapter of group formed
OBSERVER Staff Writer
Westfield Quality Manager Rita Jacobson (right) gives Patti White a gift certificate to purchase needed items that might not be
received during the collection drive.

A mother’s love is one of the strongest forces in the world; and when it’s organized, things get done. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. have come to Western New York. President Pam Torres started the Lake Erie NY Chapter #4 after attending a few meetings of the chapter in Rochester. “There are a few other groups in New York and the closest one is in Rochester,” Torres said. “I first heard about the group when my son graduated from boot camp and I went to a couple of meetings. I felt we should have something like that in this area so I got some of my friends who have children in the service together.” Torres is waiting to hear from the national organization for their official charter status.
“We have sent in all of our paperwork; we just have to wait now,” Torres said. “But we’ve met all the requirements that are needed. I’ve been in touch with the vice president of the organization and she said she would hurry us through as quick as they could.”The Blue Star Mothers, Lake Erie chapter currently has six members with a couple applications coming in, according to Torres. "

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