August 21, 2018

Monthly General Meeting


Thank you to Total Wine and More in Folsom for allowing us to host our August General Monthly Meeting in their beautiful facility! 


Our Celebration Events!

Wounded Veteran Run

May 28, 2018


Spent the morning at a great cause! Over 800 runners and many more attendees!  We were one of 20 vendor booths invited to participate in the day.  Thanks to Wanda, Jan, Jo and Martha for volunteering their time!


June 16, 2022
Blue Star Memorial Dedication in Auburn


On Tuesday, Sacramento and Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms Chapters had the honor to participate in the Blue Star Memorial Dedication in Auburn.



November 11, 2019

Folsom Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony


The Folsom Veterans Day Parade honored our own Jay Wiley as the Grand Marshall this year!  With over 3000 participants, the military community in Folsom showed it joy, appreciation and love of our service members.


A ceremony was  held at the Folsom City Park, with speakers, military honors were given assisted by the over 90 cadets from Casa Roble High School Junior ROTC program.




Blue Star Mothers of America State of California
Assembly Presentation
May 15, 2017


On the Assembly floor waiting for things to get underway.  The State of California Assembly made a presentation recognizing BSM of A 75 year Anniversary.  The large representation of Blue Star Moms Chapters were present; it was a pleasure to meet our sisters from Northern California!Chapter CA27 is in the house! President Robin DeCristofaro, 2nd VP Liz Fox, and Wanda Alteri-Matus, Blue to Gold Liaison represented our Chapter.

Congratulations to
JoAnn Smith
RHBSMS Volunteer of the Year 2015/16


JoAnn Smith with a delicious dinner on January 17, 2017.   Each year, the volunteer of the year is chosen by a vote from the membership.   JoAnn's accomplishments with our organization are numerous, however to name a few, she was the Second Sunday Breakfast Kitchen Chairperson for the past 4 years; Sous Chef to Chef Chuck at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner for 3 years running and has attended almost every packing party event!
Thank you JoAnn!!!

Brian E. Hall Walk to Remember

April 14, 2018


In support of our Gold Star Families, President Wanda Alteri Matus and Past President Jan Van Leeuwen Rusk at the Bryan E. Hall walk to Remember; truly a wonderful event we have been participating in since our Chapter was founded.


November 27, 2022

Annual Stocking Stuffing Event

Jo Turney, Jody Bollinger and Leslie Wade, again, collected toys from 6 Dollar Tree stores in the area.  We collected over 2800 toys!  Thank you to the patron of the Dollar Tree Stores in Folsom, Citrus Heights, Cameron Park and Placerville.  

We gathered together with ladies from from the National Charity League of El Dorado Hills to sort and stuff 375 stockings.  These stockings were gifted to military families and needed families in the local area.


September 17, 2019

Monthly General Meeting and

2018/19 Volunteers of the Year Celebration


Thank you to Total Wine and More in Folsom for allowing us to host our September General Monthly Meeting in their beautiful facility! 


Congratulations to Bobbie Cornejo and Judy Gagnon, our Volunteers of the Year.  These ladies joined our organization because of their love of the military.  Our Associate members to do not have a child in the military just a love to volunteer, Thank you ladies 


Congratulations to
Bill and Jim Rechcygl
RHBSMS Volunteers of the Year 2017/18


Bill and Jim were honored with a certificate presentation and a delicious dinner on November 20, 2018.   Each year, the volunteer of the year is chosen by a vote from the membership.   Bill and Jim's have graciously offered the use of their truck and huge trailer to pick up donations, deliver donations, and deliver care packages for the many years.  They are always available at a moments notice and continue to say "yes" to any and all our requests!  True supporters! 
We thank you Jim and Bill!!!

January 30, 2023

Presentation of Cettificate and Coin to RHBSM's

2022-23 Volunteers of the Year

Casa Roble High School JROTC

Our membership voted unanimously to award the Cadets of the Casa Roble High School JROTC Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms 2022-23 Volunteers of the Year.  Each year, the membership nominated those individual or organization that have significantly contributed to the success of our Chapter.   Jo Turney and Nan Broaddus arranged to meet with the Cadets, where they were all in uniform and looking great for the presentation of the certificate and a RHBSM challenge coin.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2014-15

JODY BOLLINGER


On December 15th at our General Monthly Meeting, we honored our Jody Bollinger, our Volunteer of the Year, voted by the membership.  Jody is a lovely lady, giving in nature, volunteering for every task and accepting the challenge of heading up our Fundraiser Basket and Care Package Chairperson.  She spends countless hours designing and making beautiful baskets full of all types of goodies for our various fundraising events.  Thank you so much for all your time and energy! 

Kindness time 10! Tulip's Presentation-March 22, 2017

Shane and Andrea Jackson planted, nurtured and donated tulip & daffodils to the Blue Star Moms and presented over 25 potted and decorated plants at our March meeting. The Jackson's took over this tradition after the passing of Bob Dent, who, for the past 4 years grew and donated potted plants to us. What wonderful acts of kindness.

June 3, 2022
Casa Roble High School JROTC Visit


At Casa Roble High School JROTC class, recognizing the outstanding cadets that volunteered; presented a check for $365 from tips collected from those that attended our Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser!


HOLIDAY PARTIES


The holidays are especially wonderful for us; we have the opportunity to provide so much for our military families.  At the Never Forget Our Fallen Annual Event, we provided $25 gift cards to 40 military teens.  We were able to provide stuffed stockings for 100 children at the receiving home in Sacramento, for families at Travis AFB and families at the California Military Department.  We also made sure two military families children had a brighter Christmas because of our support.  We love what we do! 

Memorial Day Ceremony at Lakeside Cemetary
Wounded Veteran Run - May 29, 2017


Who says you can be in two places at one time!

Heather Leigh Robinson was honored to carry our Blue Star Mothers of America Flag at the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lakeside Cemetery; and Blue Star Mom, Jo Turney lead the serving at the Folsom Veterans Hall Luncheon after the ceremony.


The Wounded Veteran Run, headed by member Courtney Hvostal was on the same day at the same time, so thanks to President Robin DeCristofaro and Past President Jan Rusk, we participated at that very important event as well!

Well done ladies!!!

Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms

October 16, 2021

10th Anniversary of our Chapter Celebration


We had a PARTY!!!  We received a City of Folsom Proclamation from Supervisor Sue Frost; Kevin Kiley presented California State Assembly Certificates of Recognition to the Chapter as well as key players of the Chapter that have been present almost from its conception.

The charcuterie boxes pictured at our party were created by Presidents Jan Rusk's dear friend Vicky Castenada.

SUPPORTING OUR ACTIVE, WOUNDED, VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF OUR FALLEN

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December 17, 2022

Wreaths Across America at the
Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery

This year, we became involved with Wreaths Across America.  We became a sponsor for WAA and instead of using this a fundraiser, we chose the option of sponsoring 1 free wreath for every 2 that were purchased.  Thanks to the community, we sponsored over 75 wreaths that were laid at the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery on December 17th.    Thank you all for sponsoring and volunteering to lay wreaths!!!

STOCKING STUFFING 2015


Annually, we are fortunate to be able to be a Pick Up Volunteer for the Operation HomeFront and Dollar Tree Toys for the Military.  Through this program, we are able to stuff over 400 stockings each year!