About Us

Our Mission

  • To support our members and their sons and daughters who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces of
    the United States of America.
  • We proudly display the Blue Star Flag whose history dates back to WWI.
  • We come together to share our devotion, our pride, and to offer moral support to our community and our members, their families, and friends, as well as to veterans.
  • We are a non-profit (501[c]3) service organization supporting each other and our children while promoting patriotism.


We offer a safe place to share thoughts, concerns, and
any personal stories which are kept solely within the group.

Current and Previous Administrations

In 2006, during the height of the War in Iraq, a small group of women founded the Rhode Island chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America. Like many of us, they had a great need. Tremendous love, pride and fear which bound them together. These women gave us more than they can ever know. Without the Blue Star Moms many of us would be alone. The original founders were: Donna Ponte, Joyce Courtney, Sue Lavoie, Lisa Normandin, Marcia Buehner, Lynn Sampson, Mary Ellen Cimino and Rennie Simmons. There will never be words to adequately thank them.


http://ribluestarmoms.com/support-ri-blue-star-moms/Officers- 2017-2018

  • President – Betty Leach
  • Vice President – Jenn Ahrens
  • Treasurer – Joanne Wallace
  • Assistant Treasurer – Rennie Simmons
  • Secretary – Dorothy Healy
  • Chaplain – Doreen Holmes
  • Membership – Rennie Simmons
  • Sunshine Club – Doreen Holmes



Officers- 2016-2017

  • President – Rhonda Ziehl
  • Vice President – Pat Casey
  • Treasurer – Linda Condon
  • Financial Secretary-Shirl Guiliano
  • Secretary – Lori Moniz
  • Chaplain – Tanya Smith


Officers- 2015-2016

    • President – Rhonda Ziehl
    • Vice President – Pat Casey
    • Treasurer – Lisa McGuire
    • Financial Secretary-Linda Condon
    • Secretary – Lori Moniz
    • Chaplain – Tanya Smith