1976 "Spirit of '76"
4/20 Letter from Major T. Jones informing Martha and
Ruddy Rowan that our zip code area is "A" and that there are:
16 Ohio cadets in the Class of '76 9 Class of '77
8 Class of '78 14 Class of '79
Total: 47 NE Ohio West Point Cadets. Major Jones also gave suggestions re: an organizational meeting
and explained that because of the Privacy Act, any activity regarding a parents club had to be initiated
through the Public Affairs Office.
5/19 Letter to Major Jones from Martha and Ruddy Rowan
informing him of informal meetings that have been taking
place in Northeast Ohio. The Rowan's explained that Yvonne Glover, the mother of a cadet in the class of '76,
had compiled a list of names and addresses of parents with cadets and had been meeting regularly to share
concerns, questions and feelings about the West Point experience.
6/2 Graduation: Class of '76 Speaker: Sec. of the Army, Honorable Martin R. Hoffman
7/7 R Day for Class of 1980, 892 New Cadets
11/27 JFK Stadium Army 10 Navy 38
1977 "Esprit de Corps"
1/15 Holiday dinner at Colony Restaurant, Cleveland
6/8 Graduation: Class of '77/ 724 grads Speaker: Clifford L. Alexander, Sec. of Army
7/7 R Day for Class of '81 945 new cadets
9/17 First formal meeting of the Northeast Ohio West
Point Club held at the G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula,
Ohio. Thirty -six
parents and four guests attended. Officers were elected, bylaws adopted, and $5.00 memberships' dues voted upon.
A letter was sent to Major Jones at the Public Affairs Office confirming official status
11/18 First Executive Board meeting was held at the Rowan's residence and the January meeting was discussed.
11/26 JFK Stadium Army 17 Navy 14
1978 "Proud and Great"
1/14 General meeting held at the Coast Guard Officer's Club, 1055 East 9th Street, Cleveland. Program: Davant Mull's slide presentation, "Parenting a West Point Cadet." Treasurer's report: $166.71 in the treasury.
4/30 General meeting held at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
6/7 Graduation: Class of '78 981 grads 8 NEO cadets
Speaker: General Bernard Rogers, Chief of Staff for the Army
(Class of 78: 1 admitted to USMA 3July, '72 109 admitted 2 July, '73 871 admitted 8 July, '74)
6/18 First club June Picnic
at Ralph and Marge Siegrist, 8197 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown. Class of
received West Point medallion paperweights as graduation gifts.
9/16 Board meeting
9/24 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club. Officers installed
12/2 Club members were invited to the home of Henley Frier (Class of '?) in Cleveland Heights to watch the Army/Navy Game. Army 0 Navy 28 (JFK Stadium)
12/78 Holiday dinner hosted by the Siegrest family at the Avalon Inn, Warren, OH.
1979 "Top of the Line"
1/13 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
Davant Mull and his son Steve presented a slide
program, "A Parent's View of West Point from Registration to Graduation."
4/28 General meeting at the G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula,
Speaker: Colonel Arsney Melnick, liaison Officer for the Youngstown area.
6/6 Graduation: Class of '79 923 grads
14 NEO cadets graduate
Speaker: Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Deputy Sec. of Defense
6/17 Picnic at the Siegrist home.
7/2 R day: Class of '83 875 new cadets
9/22 General meeting held. In the minutes, Mary Turner noted that "present were Mr. & Mrs. Christman, parents of a West Point grad, Class of '65."
12/1 Army/Navy game party at Frier's. JFK Stadium, ticket price: $10.00 Army 7 Navy 31
12/28 First Military Ball University Club in Akron, ticket price: $15.00
1980 "Pride and Excellence"
3/1 General meeting at Coast Guard Officer's Club. Guest speaker: Colonel Banks.
4/5 Nominating committee meeting.
4/26 General meeting at G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula. First
time that attending an Army/Navy game was discussed.
Treasurer's report: $92.17.
5/28 Graduation: Class of '80 Speaker: Sec. of Defense, Harold Brown 913 grads
6/15 Picnic at the Siegrist's.
7/1 R Day: Class of '84 972 new cadets
8/3 Board meeting at the DeSantis's.
9/20 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
11/29 First NEOWWPC Army/Navy game trip to Philadelphia,
PA. Group stayed at the Walbers on the Delaware
Motel in Essington, PA. 27 tickets were ordered for $337.50 ($12.50 each). Army 6 Navy 33
1981 "Strength as One"
2/22 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
April General Omar Bradley died
4/26 General meeting
5/27 Graduation: Class of '81 Speaker: Pres. Ronald Reagan 961 grads
6/4 Mary Turner died.
6/14 picnic at the Baragona's
7/1 R Day: Class of '85 1050 new cadets
9/13 Board Meeting
9/26 General meeting at Coast Guard Officers' Club Mary Turner Fund set up to aid cadets and their families in emergencies
12/5 Veteran's Stadium Army 3 Navy 3
1982 "The Select Few"
1/8 Military Ball at Tavern at Richfield 102 people attended
2/27 General meeting at the Holiday Inn, Kent, OH
3/8 The first NEOWPPC newsletter.
4/25 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officers' Club. Election of officers
5/26 Graduation: Class of '82 898 grads Speaker: JohnG. Tower, U.S. Senator
6/13 Picnic at the Baragona's, 314 Wood Street/Niles, OH
7/1 R-day for the Class of '86 982 new cadets 21 NEO candidates 1428 new cadets
8/1 New commandant announced: BG John H. Moellering.
8/15 Swim party and picnic at Villalba's, 3058 Silver Lake Rd., Silver Lake, OH.
9/26 General meeting at Coast Guard Officers' Club.
80 people in attendance. Program: "West Point through the eyes of a Parent" by Davant Mull.
10/30 MTF balance: $291.16
11/20 General meeting at Holiday Inn, Kent, OH 50 people attended Membership: 62 paid members
12/4 Army/Navy game. Two buses. Stayed at Quality Inn Motel Veteran's Stadium Army 7 Navy 24
1983 "Proud to Be "
1/7 Military Ball held at Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Rd. NE, Canton, OH
2/26 General meeting at Holiday Inn in Kent, OH. Speaker:
Captain Timothy Pfister, assistant public affairs officer.
Sixty-two parents clubs exist in the United States. It is noted that members are to contact their area liaison
officer for names of candidates. 70 people in attendance.
3/13-18 Plebe Parent Week
4/24 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
Program: Plebe-Parent Week.
Treasury balance: $779.79 Election of officers
5/25 Graduation: Class of '83 894 grads 12 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: Casper W. Weinberger, Sec. of Def.
6/12 Picnic at the Moriarty's Introduction of the Class of '87 ?? NEO new candidates
7/1 R Day: Class of '87 1033 new cadets
10/1 General meeting at Holiday Inn, Kent, OH.
Treasury balance: $1346.34 (+703.48 in savings and over 400.00 in Mary Turner Fund). It was voted that the club
should have a banner made for the "NORTHEAST OHIO WEST POINT CLUB." Davant Mull worked on
logo and ordered the banner from Josten's.
11/19 General meeting at the Holiday Inn, Kent, OH.
11/25 Army/Navy game party at Avalon Inn, Warren Ohio.
12/3 Army/Navy game in Pasadena, CA Army 13 Navy 42
1984 "Best of the Corps"
1/6 Military Ball at the K of C Hall in Masillon, OH
2/26 General meeting at Coast Guard Officer's Club.
Program: Davant Mull's presentation of: West Point through the eyes of a parent."
4/28 General meeting at the University Club in Akron. Speaker: Colonel Louis Csoka.
5/23 Graduation: Class of '84 986 grads 16 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: George Bush
6/3 Picnic at K of C Hall in Massillon.
7/2 R-day for Class of '88 975 new cadets ?? NEO new candidates.
8/19 Swim party at Villalba's in Silver Lake, OH
9/23 General meeting at Timberlane Steak House Motor Inn in Salem, OH. Guests: Colonel and Mrs. Peter Peca.
11/18 General meeting
12/1 Army/Navy Game, Philadelphia. 3 filled buses
left from various spots on Thursday and Friday and
landed in Philly for the festivities. Veteran's Stadium, Army 28 Navy 11
1985 "For Excellence we Strive"
Jan 4 Military Ball at Trumball Country Club, 600 Golf Dr., Warren, OH
2/9 General meeting The University Club in Akron.
2/28 Founder's Day Celebration at Cleveland Hilton.
4/13 General meeting at Paradise Lake Country Club.
Dues increased to $10.00 a year. Colonel Robert Haas
presented the class of '89. ?? NEO new candidates
5/22 Graduation: Class of '85 1063 grads 16 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: John O. Marsh, Sec. of Army
6/2 Picnic at Villalba's in Silver Lake, OH.
7/1 R Day: Class of '89 1022 new cadets
August First Captain, Brigade
Commander TIM KNIGHT from Massillon, OH Class of 1986 Recipient
of the Marshall Scholarship
9/7 Picnic at Hoover Park in Canton, OH. 80 members present. Mary Turner Fund: $961.73
11/3 General meeting at the Coast Guard Officer's Club.
Speaker: General Richard Meyer (Class of '33). Suggestion
made by Martha Rowan that the name of club and that it should be changed to Northeast Ohio West Point
PARENTS Club. Bob Case explained that the original name omitted parents because so many other people
besides parents were members. The motion to maintain the name was voted and passed.
11/4 Time magazine article "West Point Makes a Comeback"
12/1 Drinking age at West Point changes to 21.
12/7 Army/Navy in Philadelphia. Ticket cost: $15.00.
Walbars on the Delaware Motel Veteran's Stadium,
Army 7 Navy 17
12/28 Military Ball. Silver Lake Country Club. 103
Army victory against Illinois at the Peach Bowl. 31-28
1986 "Courage Never Quits"
2/15 General meeting at University Club of Akron, 105 Fir Hill St., Akron
3/12-16 Plebe Parent Weekend
3/13 Founder's Day Celebration at Harley Hotel, Cleveland
South in Independence.
Speaker: General Roy K. Flint, Dean of Academics at West Point.
4/13 General meeting at Paradise Lake Country Club. ?? NEO new candidates
5/28 Graduation: Class of '86 1006 grads Speaker: Casper
W. Weinberger, Sec. of Defense 21 NEO cadets
6/1 Picnic at Hoover Park in Canton, OH.
7/1 R-day for Class of 1990 917 new cadets Representatives Amy and George Curley at Parents Club Info Booth
7/15 Mary Turner Fund: $961.73
July Lt. General Dave R. Palmer named 53rd Superintendent
August Personal Computers issued to cadets during reorgy week Zenith 248 microcomputer.
10/86 India Whites reissued in cotton/polyester blend.
1870: India whites issued (100% cotton duck fabric) 1898: discontinued 1914: reissued 1980: discontinued because of high maintenance Decided by the Cadet Uniform Board9/7 Picnic/Swim party at the Villalba's
11/2 General meeting at Coast Guard Officer's Club. 80 people present.
12/6 Army/Navy game trip to Philadelphia. Veteran's
Stadium, Army 27 Navy 7
Club stayed at Walbers on the Delaware Motel. Four busses went to A/N game. Army won the President's trophy.
1987 "Our Country we Strengthen"
1/3 Military Ball, Acacia Country Club 96 guests
2/22 General meeting at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant. Program: "Tribute to West Point" by Davant Mull.
3/10-14 Plebe-Parent Week
5/3 General meeting at Marriott East, Beachwood. Class of '91 candidates introduced. ?? NEO new candidates
5/27 Graduation: Class of '87 1042 total grads ?? NEO
cadets graduate Speaker: John A. Wickham,
Chief of Staff, Army
6/21 picnic at Hoover Park, North Canton, OH
7/1 R-day for the Class of 1991 949 new cadets
7/8 First: West Point News: compiled for WPPC by the Public Affairs Office.
9/13 Picnic/Swim party at Villalba's
9/30 Mary Turner Fund: $949.16
10/29 Ronald Reagan addresses cadets at USMA
11/1 General meeting at Coast Guard Officer's Club.
Program: Mr. Case and Mr. Day (Class of '46) gave a talk
about life at West Point and events surrounding the A/N game in their day.
11/8 Article in Boys' Life magazine: "West Point Eagle" Bryan Monteith from Uniotown, OH featured.
11/9 General Palmer (superintendent of USMA) lecture at John Carroll University.
12/5 Army Navy game: Veteran Stadium. 167 attendees
(3 buses). Stayed at Walbers on the Delaware.
Army 17 Navy 3
1988 "No Task too Great"
1/2 Military Ball at Acacia Country Club. 109 attended.
2/28 General meeting at 356th Fighter Group Restaurant. 114 paid memberships.
3/9-13 Plebe Parent week
4/8 Mary Turner Fund: $1,090.04
4/24 General meeting at the Pub in Hudson. Membership
voted to purchase Football packages. Package includes
6 season tickets and 2 nights stay. Membership voted to raise dues to $15.00 a year. Bob Monteith obtained
tax free status for the club.
5/25 Graduation: Class of '88 981 grads 11 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: George Bush, Vice President
6/19 Picnic at Hoover Park/ No. Canton, OH
6/29 R-day for the class of '92 946 new cadets ??? NEO candidates
9/18 General meeting. Hudson Community Center. Mary Turner Fund $1176.00. 83 memberships
10/30 General meeting at the Cleveland Yacht Club. Cadets put A/N ad in USA.
12/3 A/N at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia. (Club
had to scramble for tickets.) Penn's Landing Comfort Inn.
Army 20 Navy 15
1989 "We Strengthen the Line"
1/6 Military Ball at Acacia Country Club.
2/12 General meeting at the Pub in the Hudson,
5416 Darrow Road, Hudson, OH. Program: Webb's and Curley's
presented a talk about the Boston College vs. Army in Dublin. Mary Turner Fund $1266.10. It was announced
that Mrs. Palmer, wife of General Palmer, is creating a garden of states. NEOWPPC donated red carnation
plant for the garden.
3/3 Founder's Day meeting at Rockside Rd. Marriott. General Palmer, supt. of USMA, speaker.
3/8-12 Plebe Parent week
4/23 General meeting. Sunday brunch Harley Hotel.
6057 SOM Center Rd. in Willoughby. Bill Willoughby
introduced the class of '93. 29 NEO new candidates Mary Turner Fund $1289.10.
5/24 Graduation: Class of '89 1066 grads 22 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: Dan Quayle, Vice President
6/18 Picnic at Clearwater Recreation Park (Uniontown and Hartville).
5/89 First issue of Plebe-Parent Handbook given to members.
6/28 R-day for class of '93 997 new cadets Parents Club table in Ike Hall manned by the Zurmulhlens.
8/89 Project Enrichment announced. Goal:
to train and educate well-rounded leaders. Change in focus on
academics in regards to scheduling, electives and guidelines. Two-week intercession established.
8/3 First woman named Brigade commander. Kristin M. Baker, Class of '90.
8/89 Results of study "The West Point Study"
conducted by West Point and the Cooperative Institutional
Research Program of the American Council on Education released. This study started in July '86 (plebe year)
and identified the cadets, stated data as to their secondary education, admissions statistics, and looked
at the political preferences of the cadets.
9/17 General meeting at Hudson Community Center. Mr.
Mike Heyne, Class of '66, spoke about
"Life after West Point." 97 memberships.
9/89 BG David Bramlett named commandant of cadets.
11/5 General meeting at Cleveland Yacht Club. Speaker: Colonel Jim Day, retired.
11/16 Thayer Award given to Ronald Reagan.
12/9 Army/Navy game at the Meadowlands. Newark Radisson
Hotel Army 17 Navy 19
Game tickets: $28.50 each
12/29 Military Ball, Landerhaven
1990 "The Proud and the Mighty"
2/1 General meeting
3/14-18 Plebe parent week
4/19-21 First West Point Parents Conference at West Point hosted by the Public Affairs Office.
4/29 General meeting Harley Hotel, 6051 S.O.M. Center
Program: 1) Introduction of new cadet candidates: Class of '94 ??? NEO new candidates
2) Audio speech of General MacArthur's speech, and 3)Election of new officers Seed planted for the Mentor program
5/31 Graduation: Class of '90 931 grads 12 NEO cadets
graduate Speaker: Gen. Colin Powell,
Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff
6/10 Picnic at NASA
7/2 R Day for Class of '94 1022 new cadets ??? NEO new candidates
8/9 Classes '91-'94 issued PC's Zenith 248 microcomputers
12/8 Army/Navy Game 100th Anniversary Veteran's Stadium Army 30 Navy 20
12/29 Military Ball: Landerhaven
1991 "Duty shall be Done"
2/24 General meeting at Brown Derby in Willowick Program:
"The New Lieutenants"
Voted on by-law changes, club name change and increase in dues
4/1 3rd WPPC Presidents Conference at West Point.
5/5 General meeting at Andrews School , 38588 Mentor
Avenue, Willoughby, OH
Introduction of Class of 1995 Election of Officers
6/1 Graduation: Class of '91 965 grads ?? NEO cadets graduate Speaker: George Bush
6/18 Picnic at NASA LTG Graves named 54th Superintendent
7/1 R Day for the Class of '95 993 new cadets ?? NEO new candidates
11/10 General meeting at Walden Club House, Aurora,
OH Program: "Parents' View of West Point" by
Elaine and Davant Mull
12/7 Army/Navy Game atVeteran's Stadium Army 3 Navy24 50 year observance of Pearl Harbor
12/27 Military Ball, Landerhaven
1992 "The Proud, Brave and the Few"
2/23 General Meeting at United States Coast Guard Officers' Club Speaker: Mary Rose Oakar
4/23-25 4th Annual WPPC Presidents Conference
5/30 Graduation: Class of 1992 962 grads ?? NEO cadets graduate Speaker: Gen. Gordan R. Sullivan, Chief of Staff
6/6 Picnic at NASA ?? NEO new candidates First
class representatives Present newsletter format established with
class news, etc. First handouts made available to members; Firstie Handbooks, How to get to Fort Benning;
Present mentor program and mentor handbook started. Newsletters sent to PAO
6/29 R Day for Class of '96 906 new cadets ? at Parents Club table in Ike Hall
9/92 General Meeting: Bath, OH
11/92 General Meeting: Pub in Hudson
12/5 Army/Navy Game in Philadelphia Army 25/Navy 24
1993 "Defenders of the Free"
2/1 General Meeting
4/22-24 WPPC Conference at West Point Attendees: Bill & Dolly Smith
5/4 May Luncheon Introduction of the Class of '97 22 New Candidates
5/29 Graduation: Class of '93 1018 grads Speaker: Pres. Wlliam Clinton
6/12 Picnic at NASA Present mentor program and handbook started Newsletter sent to PAO
6/28 R Day for Class of '97 889 new cadets Sue & Roger Hick at Parents Club table in Ike Hall
9/19 General meeting at Blaz' Bill's/12891 Main Market Rd./Mantua, OH 102 memberships
11/21 General meeting at the Pub in Hudson
12/4 Army/Navy trip to Meadowlands Newark Radisson Hotel Army 16 Navy 14
12/26 Military Ball at Landerhaven 175 attendees
1994 "With Courage we Soar"
2/20 General meeting at Holiday Inn, Richfield Election of officers
3/16-20 Plebe/Parent Week
4/21-24 WPPC Presidents Conference at West Point. Attendees: Tom & MaryAnn Novak
5/1 May Luncheon at Country Lakes, 8626 Broadview Rd.,
Broadview Heights, OH Introduction of Class of '98
19 new candidates
5/28 Graduation: Class of '94 1046 grads 20 NEO cadets graduate Speaker: Togo D. West, Jr., Sec. of Army
6/4 June picnic at NASA
6/22 R Day for Class of '98 Cheryl & Jim Eberline at Parents Club table in Ike Hall
9/18 General meeting at Blazin' Bill's
11/20 General meeting at the Pub in Hudson
12/3 Army Navy game in Philadelphia Holiday Inn, Cityline Veteran's Stadium, Army 22 Navy 20
12/30 Military Ball at Landerhaven 105 attendees
1995 "With Honor we Strive"
2/12 General meeting at Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Election of officers
2/18-19 West Point Glee Club at Fairlawn
3/11 Founders' Day dinner at Cleveland Airport Marriott Speaker: BG Freddy E. McFarren, Commandant of Cadets
3/19-22 Plebe/Parent Week
4/20-22 Presidents Conference at West Point Attendees: Tim & Sharon McTigue
5/7 May luncheon at Country Lakes, Broadview Hts. Introduction of Class of '99. 28 new candidates
6/3 Graduation: Class of '95 1015 grads 19 NEO cadets
graduate. Framed prints presented to grads.
Speaker: General Gordon R. Sullivan, Army, Chief of Staff
6/9 June picnic at NASA
6/29 R Day for Class of '99 1011 new cadets Pat & Dave Kotasek at Parents Club table in Ike Hall
9/17 General meeting at Blazin' Bill's 116 memberships
11/19 General meeting at the Carlyse, Lakewwod, OH
12/2 Army/Navy Game in Philadelphia, 3 buses, 175 tickets Holiday Inn, Cityline Army 14 Navy 13
12/29 Military Ball at Landerhaven 234 attendees
1996 "For Freedom we Risk
2/25 General meeting at Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Election of officers
3/19-23 Plebe/Parent Week
4/21-23 WPPC Presidents Conference at West Point. Attendees: Vic & Kathie Germano
5/5 May Luncheon at Hudson Country Club, 2155 Middleton
Rd., Hudson, OH. Introduction: Class of 2000
25 new candidates
6/1 Graduation: Class of '96 918 grads 17 NEO cadets
graduate. West Point clocks presented to grads
Speaker: Dr. Wm. Perry, Sec. of Def.
6/9 June picnic at NASA LTG Daniel Christman named the 55th Superintendent of USMA
7/1 R Day: Class of 2000 Kathie & Vic Germano at the Parents Club table in Ike Hall
8/9 Honorary membership given to LTG & Mrs. Christman
9/29 General meeting at Blazin' Bills/ 12891 Main Market Rd./Mantua, OH 118 memberships
11/24 General meeting at Carlyse/12900 Lake Avenue/Lakewood, OH
12/8 Army/Navy Game in Philadelphia Holiday Inn, Independence Mall Veteran's Stadium, Army 28 Navy 24
12/29 Military Ball at Landerhaven 238 attendees
1997 "With pride we defend"
2/23 General meeting at Holiday Inn in Middleburgh
Heights, OH Election of officers
Honorary memberships given to Ruddie and Martha Rowan and Davant and Elaine Mull.
Edited and New Bylaws approved by general membership.
3/19-23 Plebe-Parent Week
4/17-19 Annual Presidents' Conference atWest Point Attendees: Evelyn & Howard Taylor
5/1 May Luncheon at Fairlawn Country Club 23 NEO new candidates
5/31 Graduation: Class of '97 896 grads 19 NEO cadets
graduate. West Point clocks presented to the grads.
Speaker: Pres. William Clinton
6/8 June picnic at NASA
6/30 R Day for Class of 2001 Evelyn & Howard Taylor at Parents Club table in Ike Hall
8/20 BG Abizaid named commandant of cadets.
9/21 20th Anniversary Celebration at Sterle's/East 55th St., Cleveland
9/23 Walter Cronkite will be given the Thayer Award.
11/24 General meeting
12/6 Army Navy in Meadowlands Hilton Hotel 200+ tickets sold.
12/26 Military Ball at Landerhaven
1998 "Duty will not Wait"
5/30 Graduation: Class of '98
1999 "With Duty in Mind"
5/29 Graduation: Class of '99
2000 "With Honor in Hand"
2001 "'Til duty is