Sunday, July 8, 2012

Annual Planning Meeting January 24, 2012

West Point Society of Denver
Board of Directors Annual Planning Meeting
1830-2100, January 24, 2012
Heather Ridge Country Club

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 1835 by Lindy Blackburn.

Roll Call

George MacDonald ’45, Lou Schroeder ’59, Jim Harrington ’62, Robby Robinson ’68, Lindy Blackburn ’69, Sam Thiessen ’73, Dave Jackson ’73, Steve Best ’78, Bob Walcott ’78, John Greiman ’81, Ed Hlopak ‘89, Dan Young ’94, Mark Frank ’00, Shane Schmutz ‘01,  Tommy Traylor ‘01, Joel Martin ’02, Mary St. Onge ’02, Roxanne Turner (guest).  A quorum was present.  .

Special Presentations

Shane Schmutz briefed the board on his involvement with the Wounded Warrior Project.  Shane is planning a dinner event in the Denver metro area to raise awareness of the WWP in the general civilian population. Shane invited board members to help him spread the word about the event.

Roxanne Turner briefed board on a Veterans outreach organization called VetAdvisor.  VetAdvisor partners with the Veterans Administration to highlight reintegration issues.  One program highlighted was sleep monitoring, where Veterans struggling with anxiety and PTSD can get help analyzing their sleep patterns.   

Secretary’s Report

Board approved July and November 2011 minutes.  

Treasurer’s Report

Dave Jackson updated board on 2011 budget.  WPSD made $599.50, mainly because of the golf tournament.  Three areas where WPSD lost money were Founder’s Day ($300), newsletter ($800), and the Army Navy Game ($540).

Dave Jackson also made a proposal for 2012 budget.  The projected income for 2012 is $14,528 while the expenses are expected to be $17,375 (projected loss of $2,847).  Two areas the board hopes to spend less money than projected are the President’s conference and community service (Summer Leadership Seminar scholarships). Current balance is $20,594.32.  


Dave Jackson reported WPSD memberships at 874, with 92 paid members and 48 lifetime members.

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