Saturday 29 October 2016: West Point Parents Club Of Washington:
Just a quick reminder that our Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 from 10am – 2pam at the Ballard Elks Lodge, located at 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W, Seattle, WA 98117. This is the same location we used last year that has a large parking lot and a beautiful water view.
The assignments for the potluck lunch will be:
Plebe Parents: Desserts
Yuk Parents: Main Dish
Cow Parents: Salads and the like
Firstie Parents, Grads and others: Please attend as our guests or bring whatever you like.
The club will provide coffee, tea and the abundant left over beverages from the picnic event!
There will be West Point merchandise for sale; a couple raffles; updates from the Field Force and the Association; a report on the Leadership Conference from Gasper Gulotta; a little bit of club business; a lot of fellowship and reports about the activities of our cadets.
I hope you all can attend. More announcements and details will be forthcoming but for now just mark it on your calendars! Have a great weekend!
Parent of Joshua (2018)
West Point Parents Club of Washington
Sunday 06 November 2016: West Point Admissions Information Meeting, Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, 1000 – 1400 Hours (?). POC: Joe Brillante
Friday 30 December 2016: WPPC-WA (also here) hosts all Service Academies Ball, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 1800 Hours; Theme: USO Ball At The Royal Hawaiian, 1941; In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor; Special room rates; For all Service Academy Cadets, Midshipmen, Parents, Friends and Graduates; $60 per guest, Cadets and Midshipmen to receive gifts valued at $45 or more; Formal Military Attire, Black Tie/Dark Suit; More details TBA.
Aloha West Point Parents’ Club:
It is now under 100 days until the All Service Academies Ball on December 30th! The first email invite and the online registration form were sent out last week. You will not want to miss this fun event. You can register now. Please feel free to share the email with friends and family. All are welcome! Here is a link to the registration page for your convenience. https://secure.west-point.org/wppcwa/allacademiesball/. Thank you to Lisa Carlson for helping get this site launched. If you have not already, “like” the event Facebook so you will get news and updates WA-ASAB 2016.
The All Services Academies Ball Committee has lots of great news to report. First of all, $500 was raised during the summer for the sponsorship match challenge, which resulted in an additional $500 contribution. Thank you to new sponsors, Left Turn on Blue and Pacifica Landscapes. If you are interested in purchasing an ad for our program, it is not too late. Ads range in price from $100 to $1000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are pleased to announce that our dinner program Emcee will be West Point’s 2016 First Captain, 2LT Eugene “EJ” Coleman. He will just be arriving to his new post at Ft. Lewis, so we are very fortunate to have him with us for the evening and I am sure there will be some cadets very happy to see him again. Our Greatest Generation Panel Moderator is LTG (Ret) Michael Ferriter. The highlight of the dinner program will be the panelists. So far, we have commitments from Rear Admiral (Ret) Herb Bridge and Lt. Col. (Ret) Ken Wheeler, who was a B-17 Navigator. The final members of the panel will be announced soon. Having spent two hours on Friday morning with Ken Wheeler, I can say that everyone is in for a treat. Ask him about his 14th mission!
The Hyatt Regency Hotel has given permission (with a list of caveats) for Cadet Keila Pritchard to perform the Fire Knife Dance during our USO Show. It’s going to be fantastic! And Jeff Ramsdell’s band, Left Turn on Blue is already practicing their sweet tunes from the 40’s. So get ready to dance.
We are getting some great donations for our raffle to benefit the USO. Thank you Sue Lund for procuring a lovely Pearl and Diamond Pendant from Ben Bridge Jewelers, and to Kathy Weymiller for procuring a Seahawks Beverage Refrigerator-Cooler from Wysaske Sales and Marketing Group. More great items are coming in all the time. If you have an idea for a raffle item, please email Diane Dimmer.
This ball is going to be so much fun and it is going to be meaningful. Thank you to the fantastic committee for all their great ideas and efforts- Nicky Alonso, Cheryl Burggraaf,, Donna Dougherty, Annette Galbreath, Katherine Hinkle, Marianne Jones, Matt Kees, Sue Lund, Huyen Marin, Funmi Oyetuga, Greg & Denise Paley, Kelli and Dave Pritchard, Linda Ramsdell, and Kathy Weymiller.
ASAB 2016 Chairman
March 2017: Founders Day Banquet, EMCEE: COL Christiane Ploch ’92, during the second two weeks, at American Lake Club, JBLM; gourmet chef, served, sit-down entrées already sampled by the WPSWPS Board and they are superb!