WEST POINT SOCIETY OF DENVER
ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING
MINUTES OF MEETING – January 27, 2015
1. Call to order – Bob Walcott – 14 in attendance
2. Secretary’s Report/Approval of minutes – Streich; approved
3. Treasurer’s Report – Jackson; approved
a. Financials: as submitted.
b. Membership Update: Renewal issues. Reconstruct westpoint.org list to see who has dropped off the membership list. Only a few will renew by founders day. ** Noted as a critical issue. Let’s ask people to consider a lifetime membership for $350.00
c. Website Update: we’ve had the website up for 9 months now. Going OK. Covering Hail and Farewells. Issues with FB interface. Website costing more than last year.
d. Biznet: we’ve getting a lot of points for distinguished society. I’d like to contribute or flat out pay for the program
e. Budget: proposed/accepted
4. Admissions Update – Carroll
a. Status of Program
i. 2019: candidates 325 students open files, 107 still open . . . Still waiting on a few but 59 nominated. 17 are qualified. 1 offer.
b. Congressional Panels/Letters:
c. 2015 Events/Budget needs: $400 is 2 weeks and that’s sufficient
5. Parent’s Club Update – Walcott
a. Sendoff: TBD but should be in June.
b. All Academy Ball: Bob was the MC. 565 people at the Broadmoor. Big event.
c. Candidate Invitations – Founder’s Day. Tom Carroll will handle. *Max participation.
6. Programs and Events
a. Founders Day March 7 (Walcott)
i. LTG Caslen – Class sponsor – need a class of ’75.
ii. Responsibilities – Toasts, Speaker Host (Classmate), hotel, name tags, gifts, flags, program, etc.
iii. Oldest/Youngest – Emily Phillips ‘11
iv. Candidate Briefing
b. Tri-Service Golf Tournament (Martin)
i. Big success as far as turnout but b/c we reduced the fees. Martin no longer running it this year. Hopefully Al Blumberg keeps fees low again.
ii. Air Force won 2014 L
c. Leadership Seminar Sponsorship by our Society (Martin)
i. Joel sitting on conference calls with Washington D.C.
ii. 3-day cadet led groups of high school juniors
iii. Denver has been talking about it for 2-3 years.
iv. D.C.’s budget is about $20K from sponsors and have $200+ students attend
v. Joel has all the material. Need someone to step up as “leader” of the program. Joel willing to be involved but we’ll need others to help.l
d. Distinguished Society (Robinson – not here). Deadline is June 30th
e. Summer Picnic (Frank)
i. It’s a loss on the cost
ii. Relatively well attended (16 grads)
iii. Plan to do it again.
iv. Let’s do June again.
f. Sporting Events (MacDonald)
i. Army Air Force game (Army lost). 10 attended
ii. Gymnastics is next (Feb 1st)
iii. 3 baseball games
iv. Avalanche/Nuggets games?