WEST POINT SOCIETY OF DENVER
Board of Directors Meeting
MINUTES OF MEETING – Tuesday, July 12, 2016
American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80222
1. Call to order – Bob Walcott at 11:36 AM
a. Ten board members in attendance, making a quorum.
2. Secretary’s Report/Approval of Minutes – Tim Griesmer
a. Minutes from May 3, 2016 meeting were approved.
3. Treasurer’s Report – Dave Jackson
a. The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved.
b. Paid membership is at 95 members
c. The June 28 quarterly dinner resulted in a net profit for the Society
d. Dave Jackson sent a letter of thanks from the Society to the Denver Broncos for Tony Coaxum’s speech at the quarterly dinner.
e. Dave Jackson also sent a letter of congratulations from the Society to Katherine Murphy, recipient of the Summer Leadership Experience scholarship. The money for the SLE scholarship has been sent out.
f. A $100 donation was made to AOG on behalf of the Society.
g. Another email soliciting paid memberships in the Society will be sent out after the summer golf tournament.
4. Distinguished Society Application – Tim Griesmer
a. The Distinguished Society Application for 2015-2016 was submitted. The Society exceeded the criteria for distinguished society status.
b. Tim Griesmer is responsible for 2016-2017 distinguished society application.
c. The Board briefly discussed the original Society minutes from 1927, which are now in the possession of Bob Wolcott. The minutes will be electronically copied and posted to the Society’s blog.
5. Admissions Update – Tom Carroll
a. 26 new cadets from the Society area reported for R-day Class of 2020. 28 had originally been accepted.
b. Class of 2021: 183 open applications statewide; 105 open applications in the Society area.
c. Tom Carroll is making preparations for fall college fairs.
d. Tom Carroll will meet with the West Point outreach officer, Ed McBride, on July 31 and will also attend the Field Force workshop.
6. Sporting Events – Brian MacDonald
a. The next society Rockies game is July 23. There was low attendance at the first game.
b. There will possibly be a 4th game added to the schedule.
7. Summer Picnic - Mark Frank
a. 26 attendees at the 2016 summer picnic. Slightly below the 2015 attendance but on average for past picnics.
b. The picnic was profitable for the Society.
c. Mark Frank will organize the 2017 picnic and will do a short write up of the event for the AOG.
8. Golf Tournament – Chad Dalton
a. August 1, 2016 at 8:00
b. Blue course at Air Force Academy, shotgun start, one team per society will compete for the trophy.
c. Currently, there are three Society members signed up.
d. WPSD will run the event next year.
9. Quarterly Meeting – Bob Walcott
a. The last two quarterly dinners were very successful.
b. The next quarterly dinner will feature a panel of past attendees of the Athena conference.
c. Bob Walcott will reach out to Amy Efaw to organize and schedule the panel and dinner.
d. Future ideas for speakers include AFA Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton and Denver City Council President Chris Herndon.
10. Leadership Conference – Bob Walcott
a. Bob Walcott and Brian MacDonald will attend the annual leadership conference.
b. Pike’s Peak Society will also be represented.
11. Board of Directors Vacancy – Bob Walcott
a. Bob Walcott declared a vacancy on the board of directors at the May 3, 2016 meeting for the seat currently held by John Greiman.
b. The board voted unanimously that Natasha Moore ’95 will join the board of directors to fill the vacancy.
12. New Business
a. The board held a brief discussion about improving the system used to send flowers to the families of deceased graduates. Bob Walcott receives death notices from AOG. Chad Dalton suggested that the Society also monitor notifications from TAPS.
b. Army-Air Force football game will be Nov. 5, 2016. Tim Griesmer will contact Jason Connor to see if he is willing to organize a Society watch party.
The next board meeting will be held Oct. 4, 2016, 11:30 am at 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80222.
The meeting adjourned at 12:41 PM.
Submitted by : Tim Griesmer, ’02