April 2014 Society Leader Update

Greetings from West Point!

Spring is finally here. Here at Herbert Alumni Center we are preparing for upcoming reunion, Distinguished Graduate Award, and West Point Graduation festivities!

Below is a quick update on selected programs and services:

Society News

Society Leader Toolkit – You may have noticed some updates to the Society Leader Toolkit. Information has been updated and new links have been provided to aid in your administration. Please let us know if there is anything additional you think will be beneficial to the other Society Leaders and would like to see added. Our intention is to create an all-inclusive portal for our Society Leaders to access information and to maintain the privacy of sensitive information.

Class of 1967 West Point Alumni Leaders Conference – The 2014 Conference will take place August 13-16, 2014. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact me or the Alumni Events Department at 845.446.1649 or AlumniConferences@wpaog.org.

Founders Day – Please email us photos and a brief write up about your event so we can post it on Society News! If your Founders Day is already over, please complete the survey located here.

Did You Know?

Travel Program – Each year WPAOG plans 15-20 trips for alumni travelers and some in coordination with the other service academies. These trips are open to all individuals with a connection to West Point – alumni, friends, or family. To learn more, please visit here.

Career Services – Each year WPAOG hosts a series of career conferences in cooperation with the other four service academy alumni organizations. Please inform your Society members that, whether they are making an initial transition from the military, a mid-career move, or simply monitoring the job market, the SACC is an opportunity to meet with numerous employers who are interested in hiring service academy graduates.
SACC Schedule:

* Washington, DC – May 29-30, 2014 – (Registration deadline is May 9)
* San Diego, CA – August 21-22, 2014
* San Antonio, TX – November 20-21, 2014

Memorial Services – WPAOG has a dedicated Memorial Services Coordinator thanks to a generous donation by Mrs. Betty Dettre in memory of her husband-MG Rexford H. Dettre Jr., USMA January 1943. She assists the families of West Point Graduates who are being buried at the West Point Cemetery. More information about our Memorial Services Program can be found here and in the Society Leader Toolkit under Memorial Services Information.

Brick & Paver Program – Herbert Hall is surrounded by engraved bricks and pavers in honor and memory of graduates and friends of West Point. These brick paths serve as a permanent, elegant, and recognizable remembrance to visitors. The spring installation will be done in a few weeks, but there is still time to place an order for the fall installation. If you or one of your members would like to leave a legacy for an individual, Society, or group, please visit here for more information.

Go Army!

Amy E. Hagan
Associate Director, Society and Career Services
West Point Association of Graduates