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West Point Parents' Club of Greater St. Louis


44th Annual All Academies Ball 2004

                For a great time and to meet some great people from all academies, we encourage all to attend the

44th Annual All Academies Ball:


                When:                    Sunday December 26, 2003

Where:                   Radisson Millennium Hotel, Crystal Ballroom

                                7750 Carondelet, Clayton MO


Speaker:                                The Honorable John M Shimkus (’80)

                Cost:                      $40.00 per person

Cadets:                  Free (If your parents are current WPPC members)

                Parking                  $5.00

                Rooms                   $79.00

                Host:                      West Point Parent Club & West Point Society (AOG)

                Reception:            6:00

                Dinner:                   7:00

                RSVP:                    December 17, 2004

                Dress:                     Cadets should bring their full dress uniforms, Coat and Tie

                Reservations:       Call or write to Sarah Collins sgcstl@sbcglobal.net or 314-993-8755.


                Thanks to Sarah Collins, Leann Roehm, Mary Larsen and Pam Sanfilippo for their efforts in organizing this event.


Army-Navy Game at Syberg’s Westport

If you can't make the game in Philadelphia, then you might try the game on wide screen TV at Syberg's Westport Best Western Hotel. This is a great way to meet new people who are Army Fans.

                                Date:                      Saturday December 4, 2003

                                Time:                     1:30 pm

                                Location:              Highway 270 and Dorsett Road at Best Western Westport

                                Cost:                      No Cover charge

                                RSVP:                    636-519-7747 or westpointsociety@aol.com

                                                                Your reservation will make sure that Syberg's is adequately staffed.

                                Contact:                Craig Borchelt

Sponsored by:      West Point Society of St Louis


Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Center in Philadelphia

This year’s game is at the new Lincoln Financial Center Field. Game time is at 1:00 pm.

Cadets (without honors/other violations) will be able to get a spirit pass to leave for the weekend.


WPPC members have suggested the following

·         Philadelphia is usually warmer than at West Point

·         Bring a sleeping bag, if you want to stay totally warm – from head to toe (and the back of your legs)

·         Once you get into the stadium, Re-entry is not permitted

·         Security will be high, so watch what you bring in

·         Visit http://www.phillylovesarmynavy.com

For more information such as seating, what is prohibited in the stands, a map to the stadium, directions, parking cost, tailgating,

·         Stadium policy will allow video cameras and regular cameras.

·         You are invited for post game fun at Penn's Landing for a concert and fireworks!


Army-Navy Game Commercials

Look for the “commercials” during the Army-Navy game, one of them was made by soldiers at Camp Victory in Iraq and has the theme of "priceless".


USO in St Louis

Many of our troops will be passing through St Louis during the holiday season. You can help greet them by helping at the USO. They currently need volunteers Please contact Frank Kaveney at frank@devereuxmurphy.com  or 314-991-1250




700 boxes for our Troops

KMOX sponsored a drive to help send care packages to our troops. This is the second time Charlie Brennan spearheaded this program; the last drive was back in May. Charlie is a very dedicated, committed guy and he is always thinking of charities to help. We also were able to send 85 boxes for OSOT - the organization started by Mary Kay Salomone. Thanks to Charlie and Mike Collins for your efforts.


OSOT Operation Support our Troops

With the Holiday’s coming please remember, it takes about 2 weeks to send packages to our troops in Iraq/Afghanistan. You may also donate money and the following people will convert it to snacks. If you want to send a gift or snacks to our troops please contact:

1.        LeAnn Roehm roehm1@midwest.net or 618-964-1950;or visit her website at Southern Illinois Yellow Ribbon website http://www.siyellowribbon.com

2.        Marge McCullough nygirl@onemain.com or 618-263-3981

3.        Or visit http://www.west-point.org/family/support-our-troops


February 20 Meeting

We typically have our February meeting at Scott Air Force base in the Officers club. They have a great breakfast/lunch bar with many selections. In order to have the meeting, we must be sponsored by a person with access to Scott. If you have a contact, please call John Liesen at 217-224-2763.


Our next meeting will be at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

The meeting will start at 10:00 pm, with Lunch at 11:30. You may pay at the meeting.

Reservations are due by February 1, 2005, please call or write to Kathy Hotz hotz104@aol.com or 618-656-3041.

(You are required to have reservations so your name can be placed on the security list)

(Also, all passengers must bring a photo ID)


Entrance cards will be mailed after you a reservation.

Class of 2005 & 2006 will be responsible for door prizes.

                We will select new officers for 2005.


Brag News

Capt George McCullough ’00 and the Hawk Prairie Rotary obtained food & cash donations for troops returning from Iraq. While soldiers are on duty in a combat zone they receive additional pay, the 3/2 Stryker brigade returned in early November. This pay reduction will make it more difficult for soldiers during the holidays. George is the son of Mike and Marge McCullough.


Mike Collins ’06 was shown on the front cover of the November 04 issue of Solider Magazine. The magazine highlighted SAPPER course requirements; for more information visit http://www.army.mil/soldiers/nov2004/. Mike is the son of Mike & Sarah Collins.


Troy Wilson ’08 was appointed acting company commander during Plebe-Parent weekend; he is also captain of the inter-mural football team and is a member of the Pistol team. Troy is the son of Troy & Elizabeth Wilson, Sr.