April 2004 Newsletter
Parents' Club of Greater
April 26, 2004
In this issue:
Minutes – old & new business
June 13 meeting location
All Academy Ball
The April meeting of the West Point Parents Club of St. Louis was called to order by President John Liesen at 12:30 p.m. after a half-hour social time. The Pledge of Allegiance was said and an invocation was said by President Liesen. This was followed by the pot-luck dinner. The Club provided the fried chicken for the dinner. President Liesen then thanked Ruth and Dave Hemmann for arranging the meeting at Concordia for the second year in a row. The minutes from the February meeting were posted in the newsletter on the web site. There were no comments or changes, so they were approved as posted. Past-Treasurer Mike Collins read the Treasurer’s Report. President Liesen recognized past-president Kent Howald who was in attendance. The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m., followed by the 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes. Respectfully Submitted, Pam Sanfilippo, Secretary
Treasurer’s Report 3/31/04
Treasurer Mike Collins read the Treasurer’s Report. There was a previous balance of $1,561.16. Expenditures since the last meeting totaled $1,081.41; receipts were $782.00, leaving a balance of $1,261.75. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read.
2004 All Academy Ball
Sarah Collins reported on the progress for the All Academies Ball. Army will serve as host this year. Sarah, Susan Mueller, Leann Roehm, and Kathy Hotz are members of this committee; however volunteers are still welcome. They have recommended the Clayton Radisson for the location and have reserved the ballroom for Sunday December 26. Please mark this date in your calendar. We hope to get the Association of Graduates involved, to improve the turnout for Army and also assist in selection of a speaker.
June 13 Meeting
At the Viking Holiday Inn Class of 2007 will be responsible for door prizes.
The meeting will start at 1:00 pm.
Reservations are required (for meal planning)
Cost is $16.00 per person
New cadets and Cadets will be free
We depend on cadets to attend this meeting where they can talk with incoming new cadets. They should wear white over grey uniforms. Please order or convince your cadet to attend this meeting.
Please send an email for RSVP
Or send payment to
July 1st is the due
date for the year 2004-2005 club dues. Costs are $35 for Cadet parents and $20
for Grad parents this cost includes the annual membership directory. Please
mail a check to our new treasurer
Ben Smith ‘99
Bill and Kathy Smith sent a
thank you for the flowers and prayers from our club in memory of their son Ben.
Capt. Ben Smith ’99 was from
Capt Erica Choi ’00 is deployed
Lt Adam Brink ’03 has completed ADA OBC and graduated from Mechanized Leader Training. He is assigned to Ft Lewis, WA 25th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, as an Avenger platoon leader. Adam is the son of Bill & Judy Brink.
Lt Steve Hemmann ’03 is
planning to travel to
David Howald ’04 is scheduled to go to Prague in June for Orienteering competition after winning national competition; then in July he will start Airborne training. David is the son of Kent and Betty Howald.
Sarah Penn '04 recently participated in the first annual West Point Law Department Conference on Law and Terrorism. Several colleges and the other service academies sent students to the two-day conference. Sarah is the daughter of Dale and Rhonda Penn."
Reid “Huck” Finn ’02 is
currently serving in
Jeff Weaver ’04 is a member
of the USMA track team (Long Jump) and is scheduled to compete in the NCAA
Justin Liesen ’05 is part of
the Crew Team and who are expected to go to the nationals. If not he, he will
observe the German Army in
Mike Collins ’06 is scheduled for Sapper Leader Course at Ft Leonardwood MO and will last 4 weeks. Out of 4,000 cadets only 30 are selected for this, the physical requirements are very demanding. It is designed as team building course to build leadership skills and learn specialized engineer techniques (http://www.wood.army.mil/sapper/SapperPage_files/SapperLeaderCourse.htm). Mike is the son of Mike and Sarah Collins.
Joe Sanfilippo ’06 is scheduled for Airborne training at Ft Benning GA in July. Many Cows, Firsties and grads take this course as part of Army combat training. Soldiers are required to jump out of a perfectly good plane 5 times with possibly one at night. Joe is the son of Joe and Pam Sanfilippo.
Matthew Roehm ’07 has received recognition as the Soldier of the Quarter for the plebes in his Company D1.Matt is the son of Chuck and Le Ann Roehm