West Point Society of Denver
1130-1400, Dec 4, 2012
1400 Wewetta St, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202
Call to Order
Meeting called to order at 1135 by Lindy Blackburn.
George MacDonald ’45, Lou Schroeder ’59, Robby Robinson ’68, Lindy Blackburn ’69, Sam Thiessen ’73, Dave Jackson ’73, Bob Walcott ’78, Tom Carroll ’78, Ed Hlopak ‘89, Amy Efaw ’89, Dan Young ’94, Mark Frank ’00, Shane Schmutz ‘01, Mary St. Onge ’02. A quorum was present.
Board approved the minutes from the October 9, 2012 board meeting.
Board approved Dave Jackson’s treasurer report.
Army/Air Force Viewing
Viewing held at The Tavern downtown, which was a great venue for the small group of attendees. Venue would not be suitable for larger gathering like the Army/Navy viewing.
Viewing held at the Heather Ride Country Club in Aurora. Thirty-nine people attended
Admissions Update/Congressional Panels
In Northern Colorado, 134 files are open, 12 of which are for current Soldiers. 10 letters of encouragement have been sent to candidates in Northern Colorado thus far.
The Colorado WP Parent’s Club shipped 400 Christmas boxes overseas to troops. The All Academy Ball will take place December 29, 2012.
Distinguished Society Update
Robby Robinson ’68 is currently collecting information for the Distinguished Society application. If a society donates to the Long Gray Line Endowment Fund, points will be awarded toward becoming a Distinguished Society. Board unanimously voted to donate to the Long Gray Line Endowment Fund.
Shane Smutz held a Veteran symposium on October 10, 2012 to encourage more collaboration and less competition between organizations that aim to help Soldiers and Veterans.
Annual Planning Meeting
The WPSD planning meeting will be held January 22, 2013 at the Heather Ridge Country Club at 1830.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:34.
Mary St. Onge ‘02