Tuesday, November 29, 2011

WPSD Board Meeting Meeting October 4, 2011 - Approved Minutes

West Point Society of Denver
Board of Directors  October 4, 2011
1400 Wewatta Street, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80202

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 1138 by Lindy Blackburn.


Roll Call

George MacDonald ’46, Lou Schroeder ’59, Robby Robinson ’68, Chuck Jones ’68, Lindy Blackburn ’69, Sam Thiessen ’73, Dave Jackson ’73, Bob Walcott ’78, John Greiman ’81, Dan Young ’94, Joel Martin ’02.  A quorum was present.  Guests present were Ed Hlopak ’89 and Monrad Monsen ‘84.


Secretary’s Report

There was no Secretary’s report or minutes available.

Treasurer’s Report

Dave Jackson provided a report of the board’s account balances. We have $xxx in the various accounts.  The treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved.   Dave thanked Lindy for travelling to the Leadership Conference for less than $1,000.  Dave also mentioned that tickets to the Air Force game tailgate were available on line.


There was no significant change in the total members in our area (927) of which 96 are paying members and 48 are lifetime members. 


The Congressional and Senatorial deadlines have passed and the delegations are having interviews. Letters have been sent to all of the delegations offering WP grads for the interview boards.  2 Colorado cadets left Beast Barracks this year.  There are College Fairs available.  Anyone who would like to help should contact Monrad Monsen at MonradMonsen@oracle.com.

WP Parents Club Activities

The Parent’s Club had a banner recruiting year and have recruited all of the parents of this year’s Plebe class.  They had a Bootle Bash in Monument.  The Parents club next meeting will be “Surviving Graduation” later this month.  The All Academy Ball will be Dec 29th this year.   

Leadership Conference

Lindy reported that the session was well attended and very informative.  The Brigade 1st captain  and SGM were 2nd LT level presenters.  The Yearlings have become team leaders, so have a leadership role now.  Lindy will put the details in the next newsletter. Class Notes will soon be available on Line.  The schedule for TAPS is undetermined at this time.


Founders Day

The WPSD Founders Day is scheduled for 3 or 10 March 2012 at The University Club.  The University Club has another commitment for one of the weeks and would like us to decide.  They stated that they would give us until the 18th of October to decide.  Lindy will continue to work with WP to see when the superintendent is available and will let the University Club know.


Quarterly Meetings

MAJ McClellan will be in Colorado Springs for the Air Force game.  He will present an Admissions briefing in C Springs for both societies.  Chuck Jones moved that we pay the security up to $ 300 if it is required.  The motion passed.

Fall Newsletter

The newsletter will be distributed soon. All input should to Joel by the end of this week..


Attendance is continuing at the 6-15 range each week. 


Old/New Business

The AUSA National Meeting is the 3rd week of October.
Steve Best is attending SES training.  He retired as a MG.
Proposed meeting schedule for the remainder of 2011: 29 November (Navy Game), and 24 January 2012 (Annual Planning Mtg.).

Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1252.

Chuck Jones ’68, for Mary St. Onge ’02, WPSD Scribe