February 2004 Newsletter
Parents' Club of Greater
March 11, 2004
In this issue:
February 22 minutes & Treasurer’s report
April 18 meeting location & June 13 meeting
Tax Exempt Status – Federal & State
NCAA WP Wrestling at
All Academy Ball & 2003 Army Navy Game
2004 Election of Club Officers
2004 Grad Luncheon and Post Night
2004 Review by
Respectfully Submitted, Pam Sanfilippo, Secretary.
Treasurer Mike Collins read the Treasurer’s Report. There was a previous balance of $1,004.16. Expenditures since the last meeting totaled $1,019.54; receipts were $557.00, leaving a balance of $1,561.16. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.
Tax Exempt Status
Federal 501(c)3 Tax Exempt
Status was approved December 24, thanks to the various Representatives and
Senators who contacted the
We are still waiting to hear about state Sales Tax exemption. For those in Missouri please contact your state representative and senator about this issue. Kent Howald will continue to pursue this exemption.
2004 All Academy Ball
Sarah Collins reported on the progress for the All Academies Ball. Army will serve as host this year. Volunteers are still welcome. Sarah, Susan Mueller, Leann Roehm, and Kathy Hotz currently recommend the Clayton Radisson, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 23 or Sunday December 27. We hope to get the Association of Graduates involved, to improve the turnout for Army and also assist in selection of a speaker.
2003 Army-Navy Game
Several members commented on
their trip to see the Army-Navy game – it was very cold with a lot of snow.
Transit time from
2004 Grad Luncheon
Rhonda Penn reported on progress for the Graduation 2004 luncheon sponsored by the club. This year the luncheon will be held at the West Point Club; our club will pay for the cadets and two parents each. Additional guests will be $15 each. The gift for the graduates will be a desk plate. Marge McCullough suggested giving cadets a flag that is flown over the Capitol. After discussion it was determined that individuals could do this on their own.
Class of 2004 - Post Night
Amos Bock Field Artillery Ft
Chris Duncan Aviation Ft Rucker, AL
Will Eberle Infantry Ft Bragg, NC
David Howald Field Artillery Ft Campbell, KY
Robert McCullough Field
Sarah Penn Adjutant General Ft Jackson, SC
2004 Review by
The Princeton review has
issued college rankings and
April 18 Meeting
Our next meeting will be at
Like last year it was a “bring a dish to pass” type luncheon; the club will supply the meat.
We will still need reservations so that enough meat can be ordered.
Class of 2006 will be responsible for door prizes.
The meeting will start at .
Please send an email or write to
Bob & Kathy Hotz
June 13 Meeting
This meeting will be held at the Viking Holiday Inn at 1:00 p.m. on June 13. It was mentioned that we depend on cadets (usually plebes now yearlings) to attend the meeting where they can talk with incoming new cadets. They should wear white over grey uniforms. Please convince your cadet to attend this meeting.
Ben Smith ‘99
President Howald mentioned
that Ben Smith (’99), from
NCAA Wrestling at the
Election of Club Officers
Election of officers was held. Gay Eskew withdrew her name from the slate for Vice President. The proposed slate is John Liesen for President, Mike and Sarah Collins for co-Vice Presidents, Pam Sanfilippo for Secretary and Bob and Kathy Hotz for co-Treasurers. A motion was made and seconded, and the slate was approved as offered. President Howald thanked the club for their work during his term as President. Rhonda Penn recognized the hard work that Mike and Marge McCullough do in developing and maintaining the website for the club. This is not an elected position, but a very time consuming one, and their hard work is greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Ballard watercolors
Marilyn Ballard (Chris ’88) brought along some wonderful watercolors that she has made. Information regarding purchase is posted on the club website for those interested or visit www.WATERCOLORSmsb.com.
Maj Chris Ballard ’88 is attending classes at Georgia Tech in computer simulation. Chris is the son of Lawrence & Marilyn Ballard.
Capt. Matt Powell ’97 was awarded the Iron Mike award, given to the most
physically fit in the Captain’s Advanced Officer Course (
Capt Jason Whipple ‘98 is teaching Mechanical Engineering at WP. Jason is the son of Susan Whipple.
Capt. Jim O’Boyle ’99 is an Aviator with the 3rd
Capt Erica Lamb Choi ’00 is now at
2nd Lt Steve Hemmann ’03 will spend 1 year at the Center for East West Studies; a graduate school which is part of the University of Hawaii. Steve is the son David & Ruth Hemmann.
2nd Lt Adrian
Zdazinsky ’03 is currently attending
Bob McCullough ’04 is on the Team Handball club team. They participated in Falcon Cup tournament at the Air Force Academy in early February, then 2 weeks later in the Carolina Cup tournament at UNC. Bob is the son of Mike & Marge McCullough.
Sarah Penn ’04 started the “Igniters” Dance Team at WP 2 years ago. She has had the opportunity to become acquainted with Mrs. Lennox, who was instrumental in getting last Saturday’s SAMI cancelled following the Toby Keith concert. Sarah is the daughter of Dale & Rhonda Penn.
Joe Sanfilippo ‘06 is on his company’s
Jacob Cook ’07 is on the Model UN debate team. The Nationals were
Nolan Cork ’07 was interviewed by the Orange County NY Times Herald
about his decision to attend WP and play baseball after earning a degree from
Adam Hilkenkamp ’07 is a member of the Rifle team (NCAA) and recently lost a very close match against Navy in competitive small bore shooting by 12 points (or 1/32 of an inch). Adam is the son of John & Karen Hilkenkamp.
Trevor Saunders ’07 is going to