Membership Application

Please click on this LINK for the Academic Year 2019-2020 Club Membership Application. It is PDF file that can be filled out and saved to your computer and then emailed as an attachment to the membership chair.

Class of 2023 Welcome Picnic

Save the Date!

Cadet Candidate Welcome Picnic is planned for Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Clarkson Park Lodge, 1950 New Willow Road, Northfield, IL. Time 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

This is an opportunity to welcome the Class of 2023 into our family. There will also be a Q&A session with current cadets.

We will be sending out additional details, but we will need current cadets to volunteer for the Q&A sessions. We will also solicit parents on bringing food to share.

Club Leadership 2019 – 2020

WPPC-IL Leadership 2019 – 2020

Board of Directors

Tammy McMiller ’20 – Chair of the Board of Directors

Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

Jeff Carello ‘21

Mike Castino ‘21

Bob Manfredini ‘20

MaryAnn McGerty ‘20

Matt McKee ‘22

Rani McKee ‘22

Tammy McMiller ‘20

Tammy Nigam ‘21

Bill Ratzer ‘14


President – Tammy McMiller ’20

Vice-President – Tammy Nigam ’21

Treasurer – Bob Manfredini – ‘20

Secretary – Rani McKee – ‘22


Immediate Past President – Tammy McMiller ‘20

All Academy Ball (WPPC-IL Reps) – Tammy McMiller ’20

Budget – Bob Manfredini ‘20

Field Force Liaison – Bill Ratzer ’14

Fundraising/Publicity – TBD

Membership – Mike Castino ‘21

Social Activities

– Welcome Committee – Bill Ratzer ’14

– Letter Writing – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

– Fall Picnic – TBD

– Football Tailgate – TBD

– Army-Air Force / Army-Navy Watch Parties – TBD

– Boodle Party – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

– Firstie Farewell – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

Web Master – Jeff Carello ’21 and Brian Vander Yacht ‘17

Firstie Farewell

The WPPC-IL invites you to attend the annual Firstie Farewell to honor Firstie Families.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
490 Raintree Drive
Glen Ellyn, IL


Please use this link for the FLYER.

Board Elections for AY 19-20

The election to the Club’s Board of Directors for Academic Year 2019-2020 is complete.  All ten candidates were elected.  The new board members are:
Trisha Bottarini – 2019 & 2021
Jeff Carello – 2021
Mike Castino – 2021
Bob Manfredini – 2020
MaryAnn McGerty – 2020
Matt McKee – 2022
Rani McKee – 2022
Tammy McMiller – 2020
Tammy Nigam – 2021
Bill Ratzer – 2014
The board members’ biographies are at this link.

Boodle Party

2019 WPPC-IL Boodle Party
Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cross Life Evangelical Free Church
431 W Austin Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Help break up the West Point gray winter gloom.  Join us for the Boodle Party, bringing boodle, packing, and shipping off the boxes to Illinois members' plebes.
Clink on this LINK  for details. 

Going to the Army-Navy Game in Philly?

Here's a little FYI for WPPC-IL Parent Club members attending the game in Philadelphia. 

Pre-Game Tailgate 11:00am-1:00pm

Citizens Bank Park  

Beat the cold at the pre-game tailgate inside the beautiful Hall of Fame Club in Citizens Bank Park (Phillies baseball stadium) right across the street from Lincoln Financial Field!  Two hours of all-you-can-eat-and-drink Tailgate, with plenty of cheesesteaks, hot dogs, hoagies, beer, wine, soda and more. Enjoy music and face painters to get you in the spirit! GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY! Don't miss this great place to warm up and get in the mood for the big game… Tickets are $70 each for adults, $25 for children 12 and under.

Parking and/or Pre-Game Tailgate tickets here – LINK  

Stadium Information – LINK

Parking Info (Map) – LINK

Please contact Bob Manfredini @ 847-533-2357 / for more info or if you plan to attend the tailgate and would like to meet up after the game.


Army Navy Football Watch Party

Join the WPPC-IL for the Army Navy Watch Party
When: Saturday December 8, 2018, 1:30 pm (Kick-off at 2pm)
Where: Real Time Sports, 1120 West Devon, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
RSVP to Tammy Nigam at nigam1000 at
Click the link for the FLYER  
If you prefer downtown location, the West Point Society of Chicago is having their watch party at Kelsey's Bar, 2265 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago.