West Point Society of Denver
1130-1400, May 8, 2012
1400 Wewetta St, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202
Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 1150 by Lindy Blackburn.
Lou Schroeder ’59, Robby Robinson ’68, Chuck Jones ’68, Lindy Blackburn ’69, Dave Jackson ’73, Sam Thiessen ’73, Steve Best ’78, Bob Walcott ’78, John Greiman ’81, Amy Efaw ’89, Ed Klopak ’89, Dan Young ’94 Mark Frank ’00, Shane Schmutz ‘01, Joel Martin ’02, Mary St. Onge ’02. A quorum was present.
Board reviewed and approved the minutes from February 21, 2012.
Board reviewed and approved the treasurer’s report.
Founders Day 2012 After Action Review
Board commented that the University Club is an ideal venue for Founders Day. At this time there is no plan to change the venue for next year. Board briefly discussed the guest speaker suggesting the commandant, NORTHCOM commander, or 4th Infantry Division commander as possible candidates.
Event occurred 14 April and grew in attendance this year. Joel Martin helped out with the event this year, representing the younger graduates of West Point.
Colorado had 24 candidates accept appointments to West Point in the class of 2016.
Tri-service Golf Tournament
Event is scheduled for Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 0800. Next newsletter will have reminder for the tournament.
Candidate send-off is scheduled for 10 June.
WPSD received two essays from high school students interested in scholarships for SLS. Motion passed to send Hannah Murphy to SLS on scholarship.
Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser
Shane Schmutz provided an update on his WWP fundraiser, which will be held on October 4, 2012.
The search for sponsors continues and Shane requested that board members help spread the word about the event.
This event is still in question. Speaker is to be Dan Branch, a long time friend of the Society and National Past President of the Navy League. Lou Shroeder will email board members four potential dates for the event.
Lindy Blackburn and Bob Walcott will attend the conference at West Point from 16-18 August.
Army Football Games
Board discussed changing the venue for watching the Army-Air Force (3 November) and Army-Navy (8 December) games. Dave and Busters was the most popular suggestion.
Joel Martin will submit draft for newsletter including information on registration for the golf tournament.
Proposed 2012 Meeting Schedule
July 10 (Leadership Conference), October 9 (Air Force), December 4 (Army/Navy), January 22 (Annual Planning Meeting).
The meeting was adjourned at 12:58.
Mary St. Onge ‘02