May 2022 Convening

Posted on: June 28, 2022  |  Posted in: Community Blog

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Welcome to the resource page for the San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) Monthly Convening using Zoom for Friday, May 27th, 2022! This convening topic is focused on, “A Bridge to Better Understanding Local Military Families.

Please sign in via our Attendance Sheet by clicking HERE


  • Maggie Meza, Chapter Director, Blue Star Families San DiegoEmail: mmeza@bluestarfam.orgMaggie has over twenty-five years of experience volunteering, advising, holding numerous executive board member positions, and fundraising for numerous organizations that advocate for military families. As a Military spouse, Maggie understands the needs and concerns that affect military families. She recognizes how important it is for military families to be connected not only within their installation but also outside communities. Maggie has served as an Advisor to the Exceptional Family Member Program and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society facilitating positive changes and experiences for families stationed at Camp Pendleton. Prior to working for BSF, Maggie was the President of a nonprofit raising money for scholarships for military dependents and grants for local nonprofits that aid military families.


  • We will be sharing insights to BSF’s 2021 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which can be found HERE!

Discussions with panelists on Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which culminates attitudes and opinions of military families in order to identify critical issues of military life. We’ll have breakout sessions to connect with one another and Q&A for audience members as well.


(Following the event date)



For your convenience, below you will find resources and relevant links that will be referred to in this Convening. 

SDMFC Materials


  • Feel Good Fridays: Currently Suspended
  • MTSE Action Team Meeting: June 9th, 2022 from 10:00am-11:00am (contact Danny/Shelby Thomas for details)
  • SDMFC Members-Only Training: June 21st, 2022; Members are all welcome  
  • WIWMPK Action Team Meeting: June 23rd, 2022 from 12:30pm-1:30pm (confirm with Stacy Chiles- 
  • MTSE Virtual Workshop: July 22nd, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm (registration required)

*SDMFC will be using Zoom to convene these virtual meetings for the time being, where you can join us through the comfort of your webcam or phone. In order to fully participate in these virtual meetings, SDMFC recommends using a smartphone or computer to access Zoom. You are also able to participate by calling in, but will not be able to access the online materials and activities that will be presented. To utilize Zoom, you will need to do the following:

  • Call in using your phone or join using a Zoom Account on your smartphone or computer(to be able to fully participate in activities we recommend using a computer) Sign-Up for a free account using your work email: Tune in to SDMFC’s Facebook page for the Zoom link or copy from below!


If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us! To stay most updated on SDMFC news, please review the SDMFC Facebook page We will continue to share resources for the community at large including information on resources individuals can access online as well as fun family activities you may consider enjoying together.