AMI moms reaching, teaching & honoring!

There are two members in Alabama who will never be in a slump when it comes to American Mothers. Jean Pryor and Mary Martin have enjoyed AMI meetings, conventions and members since 1983. Jean was the Alabama Mother of the Year that year. 

Jean has only missed one convention, and Mary has only missed two in all of these years. In 1994, Jean and Mary missed the convention because a tornado destroyed their homes just as they were getting ready to leave. This year, they could not help but remember the 1994 tornado, since during the 2011 Convention a terrible tornado destroyed many homes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, not too far from where they live.

The two women have enjoyed all of the events throughout the years. Jean and Mary have served on the National Board and have been giants in their love and involvement in AMI, but they say that the best thing each year has been seeing their huge group of long-time friends and getting hugs from each of them. Jean and Mary will never forget these friends and just want to say, “Thanks, AMI, for the wonderful memories.”

– Dover Currie, Alabama State President

The Arizona Mothers Association of American Mothers, Inc. is excited to announce their new blog and website! This updated site is more interactive and allows members to post photos and content in a timelier manner than the current
email. The association will continue their “Monday Smile” and “Monday Message”, but it will no longer be e-mailed. Bookmark the site,, for more information. Remember to check it weekly for updates! The association welcomes your input and is also looking for mothers who would like to share experiences and ideas on the site and blog. It is a great way to stay involved with other mothers, and it requires little time or commitment when you are away from home! If you would like more information, please contact Lynn Johnson at

– Janeen Wright, Arizona State President

The California mothers who attended the National Convention in Salt Lake City in April enjoyed being together and being a part of the wonderful events. We felt that all aspects of the convention were well planned, interesting and very educational as well as delightful and entertaining. The venue was perfect with beautiful rooms and convenient access to the events. We salute all those who worked so diligently in preparing for the Convention. We returned home feeling enthused and committed to AMI. Those who were attending for the first time were amazed and delighted to be part of such an inspiring organization.

In other news, our 2010 California and National MOY, Dianne Callister; 2010 YMOY, Sara Dawn Mayer and the 2011 California YM, Tina HoChing, have been invited to speak to many groups. We have also delivered ABC quilts and baby hats to infants at Loma Linda UMC, and the 2011 California Gala received great publicity as we honored five California mothers. We are excited about the California Mothers Association of AMI, and we are on the MOVE!


– Dorothy DeVore, California State President