Welcome to our WPPC

RightThe WPPC of Illinois  draws its membership from northern Illinois.  Please browse through the site to learn more about who we are and what we do. 

For additional information on Parent Club membership and to meet with parents who will gladly share their experiences in having a son or daughter attend West Point, please contact us at the links on this site. 

The WPPC-IL is a Non-Profit, 501(c)3 organization and all donations, including dues, are exempt from state and federal income tax.

2018 Tailgate - Family Weekend
5th Annual Parents’ Weekend Tailgate

As an annual tradition following the Parents’ Weekend football game, WPPC‐IL is once again hosting a tailgate party following the game. Come join us after the game for fun, food and fellowship with other WPPC-IL members and cadets. Its a guaranteed great time!
We need everyone's help to make this a successful event. Please consider volunteering and helping out at the tailgate... a little help goes a long way!
Download the flyer here --> TAILGATE FLYER
Questions?  Call Jeff Carello @ 618-204-4445 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   
Football Tickets - Family Weekend
West Point athletics has created a block of football tickets and parking passes specially reserved for WPPC-IL members on Family Weekend. We currently have about half of our tickets sold but additional tickets and parking passes will be available should they be needed. 

If you have the original flyer from the Welcome Picnic in June, please note that our point of contact for parking passes has changed to Kristi Lawless (Army Athletics) @ (845) 446-7476.

To purchase tickets online click here --> TICKETS

Download updated flyer here --> FOOTBALL FLYER

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Carello @ 618-204-4445 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Lockport WW2 Days - Volunteers
The WPPC-IL will be partaking in a service project to assist veterans during the annual WWII Days in Lockport, IL, on September 8-9, 2018. 

We are looking for 12-15 volunteers from the club to assist for two shifts each day. 

Shift 1 will run from 10:30am – 1:30pm and Shift 2 will run from 1:30pm – 4:30pm. 

We’d prefer that you sign up for a full shift either Saturday or Sunday, but welcome any time that you’d be able to volunteer.   

Club members will assist with seating & assistance of veterans for battle reenactments, serving in the veteran hospitality tent, and manning a WPPC-IL information table. 
Please contact Danelle Sowatzke (815-685-7996/ This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to sign up or if you have any questions. 
Membership for 2018-2019

The Membership form for the upcoming academic year is available.  Dues have remained the same as prior years.

Follow this LINK  for the PDF.  Download the PDF and you can fill out the form and then "save as" a new file name.

Calendar of Events
The calendar of events has been updated. Please click on the top or side menu to take you to the upcoming events.
Resources and More Information
Deb Dalton- parent liaison at WP- request to be added to her email list as well as the class Fb page; email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
West Point Parents’ Club of Illinois 
   Facebook (closed group, ask to join):
   or search for west point parents club of Illinois
Official West Point Links:
   Official West Point website parents page (the straight skinny direct for Deb):
Unofficial resources:
   Facebook: West Point Moms (there are some nuts on here but can be good info)
   West-Point.Org – back before Facebook and Deb Dalton there was West-Point.Org.  They have some good info and they host parent club websites for free.
   Service Academy Forum.  This can be a useful resource to search for information.  The moderators are great and answer questions.
Spin -off pages from the WP Mom’s- prayer page, Mom’s Bake, Fitness, 300 Boodle Brigade, many more- search the files and request to join those that interest you!
The Mom’s Guide to Surviving West Point (available on Amazon)- written by 2 WP moms.  A MUST READ!
Further questions:
Any board member (contact info in PP Handbook) and lots more information in the appendices.
Two items recommended to be completed before ANY kid leaves for ANY college- Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy.  Contact your attorney or Google the state Bar Assn. for more information and free forms.  Follow the instructions as some forms need to be signed in front of a notary.

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