WEST POINT SOCIETY OF DENVER
Board of Directors Meeting
MINUTES OF MEETING – Tuesday, February 23, 2016
American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80222
1. Call to order – Bob Walcott at 11:33 AM
a. Eleven Board Members in attendance, making a quorum.
b. Tim Griesmer was designated to keep minutes due to the absence of the Secretary.
c. Joe Procopio, USNA, attended the meeting as a guest.
2. Approval of minutes - Griesmer
a. Minutes from January 27, 2016 meeting were approved as written.
3. Admissions Update – Carroll
a. Statewide: 27 offers, 16 accepted, 10 outstanding, 1 declined (Class of 2020)
b. WPSD: 8 accepted, 6 outstanding, 1 declined (Class of 2020)
4. Treasurer’s Report –Jackson
a. The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved.
b. 2 new lifetime members
c. 19 additional dues paying members
d. The total expenses from Founder’s Day will not be known until the final headcount is calculated. Currently, it is assumed that the fee for the speaker will be cheaper because the Dean is not bringing and entourage.
5. Founder’s Day 2016-Walcott
a. The Board discussed current headcount and preparations for Founder’s Day. Points of discussion included toasts, program, oldest & youngest grads, final email reminders, list of GOs, list of cadet candidates, parking plan, admissible candidates meeting, speaker escort, outreach to Navy alumni, business meeting, flags, and event setup.
b. Dave Jackson requested that any photos be sent to him for use on the Society website and Facebook page.
6. Quarterly Dinner –Walcott
a. The Quarterly Dinner will be held April 22, 2016.
b. Congressman Mike Coffman’s nominated as a “Friend of West Point” is approved.
c. Lou Schroder will locate and reserve a venue.
d. An invitation was extended to invite Navy alumni.
7. USNA Alumni Association Coordination-Walcott/Schroeder
a. Lou Schroeder will serve as the Society POC for USNA Alumni
b. The overall vision for coordination between WPSD and UNSA Alumni is to coordinate joint events and serve as a business network.
8. Summer Picnic-Frank
a. No updates-the booking system for Denver parks is not yet open.
9. Golf Tournament – Dalton
a. August 1, 2016 at 8:00
b. Navy POC given to Chad Dalton
10. Sporting Events – MacDonald
a. April 2: Nuggets game. A $5 surcharge will be added to the ticket to support the WPSD
b. 3 Rockies games this summer
c. Emails for sporting events will go out after Founder’s Day.
11. Old Business
a. Mary Netherland (?) wants to deliver a report to the Board regarding the Athena Conference. 4-6 female grads from the area will be attending the conference this year.
b. Mark Frank is exploring the possibility of having Tony Coaxum speak at the next quarterly dinner.
The meeting adjourned at 12:58 PM.
Submitted by : Tim Griesmer, ’02