SMW President

    To all SMW Members,                                                                                 

    It is an honor and privilege to begin serving as your President.       

During the 2017 Convention, President Janet Snyder resigned as National President for personal reasons and now the gavel has been passed to me. I wish to thank Janet for all her efforts in helping SMW transition in our business design and convey my best wishes to her on her new path.

For those who may not know me, I am Catherine (Cathy) McGraw. I was your President-Elect and prior to that National Treasurer for the last 6 years as well as two years prior to that and Chaplain for a term.

I reside in Riverside, California, and am an active member in Chapter 13. I have been with SMW since about 1977 when we had to travel to San Diego for meetings prior to Chapter 13 being organized. I have missed one annual convention in these last 40 years so I do have at least a clue as to what needs attention.

I also wish to assure you that I will commit my best efforts to all of you in serving as your President. Next year, 2018, will be our 50th Anniversary and we will celebrate it in Fort Worth, Texas. My goal for us is to continue to support each other, our sisters who come to us, our legislative efforts to safe guard our benefits, our Active Duty service personnel and their families and our Country.

You can contact me thru email, my home phone or cell phone. But, please leave your name and where you are calling from if I don't answer. I will call you back or write you. Like every one of you my phone is subject to lots of unsolicited offers. I DO NOT answer numbers I do not recognize, so LEAVE A MESSAGE, PLEASE.

I am looking forward to working with you,


Catherine McGraw
4374 Via San Jose
Riverside,  CA 92504
Phone: (951) 525-3561/C 316-5073