WEST POINT SOCIETY OF DENVER
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1130-1300
American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver, CO 80222
1. Call to order – Brian MacDonald at 11:30 AM
a. Seven voting board members in attendance. A quorum was not present.
b. Board members attending:
Dave Jackson Brian MacDonald Lou Schroeder Tim Griesmer
Tom Carroll Bob Walcott (ex officio) Joel Martin Sam Theissen
c. One guest in attendance: Guy Higgins
2. Secretary’s Report/Approval of Minutes – Tim Griesmer
a. Minutes from January 30, 2018 annual planning meeting were reviewed.
b. Approval of the January 30, 2018 minutes was tabled due to lack of a quorum.
c. Tim Griesmer announced that the 2017 financial review is complete, and no discrepancies were found.
3. Treasurer’s Report – Dave Jackson
a. Dave Jackson reviewed the treasurer’s report.
b. Approval of the treasurer’s report was tabled due to lack of a quorum.
4. Admissions Update – Tom Carroll
a. Statewide there are 9 offers and 7 acceptances for the Class of 2022. Eight of the offers and 6 of the acceptances are in the WPSD area.
b. Admissions is excepted to make more offers next week.
c. The class size was reduced slightly to 1,160 due to a lack of attrition.
d. Congressional Days are being scheduled for Ft. Morgan and Brush as well as April 14 at South High School.
5. Founder’s Day – Brian MacDonald
a. March 3, 2018 at the University Club
b. The board reviewed the draft program.
c. BG Hodne will speak at the admissible candidates meeting.
d. Task Force ISO will take photos for the event beginning at Benny Haven’s hour.
e. Dave Jackson is monitoring registrations to identify the oldest and youngest graduates.
f. Board Nominations/Business Meeting: Amy Efaw is also leaving the board.
i. There was a discussion of potential board members for nomination at Founder’s Day.
ii. Mike Smith ’06 was discussed as a potential candidate. Bob Walcott will reach out to him.
iii. Sam Theissen will make the nominations for new board members.
g. Brian MacDonald will determine head table assignments.
6. Distinguished Society Application – Tim Griesmer
a. Tim Griesmer reviewed current work on the 2017-2018 Distinguished Society application and received feedback from board members.
b. The application is due on June 30, 2018. Tim Griesmer will circulate an updated draft for discussion prior to the May 1, 2018 board meeting.
7. Quarterly Dinners – Joel Martin
a. The next quarterly dinner will potentially be held the week of April 23, 2018.
b. Several potential speakers were discussed.
8. New Business – Joel Martin
a. The Navy Society is planning a John Paul Jones Dinner for the end of April. Bob Walcott is helping them to reserve the University Club for this event.
b. Bob Walcott will also attend the commissioning of the USS Colorado.
c. The parents’ club will be delivering several hundred signatures for the license plate initiative. The board would like to discuss the license plate initiative again at the May 1 meeting.
d. Lou Schroeder proposed a review and update of the society bylaws this year.
e. Joel Martin gave an update on the Service Academy Leadership Seminar. He has spoken with members of the Washington, DC chapter as well as the Pike’s Peak chapter. He would like to make it open to students interested in any service academy and will be convening another meeting of the seminar working group. The board would like to discuss the leadership seminar at the May 1 meeting.
The next board meeting will be held May 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM, at American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80222.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM.
Submitted by: Tim Griesmer, ’02