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West Point Founder’s Day

March 15 update- Registration is closed- we have reached the maximum number

Meet the new Supe!
Founders Day Dinner
West Point Society of Atlanta

Date: Saturday – 6pm, March 23, 2019

Location: Capital City Club, downtown Atlanta
7 John Portman Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Free valet parking!

Guest Speaker / Guest of Honor:
LTG Darryl A Williams ’83, Superintendent of USMA

$80.00 per dues-paying grads + guests
$90.00 per non dues-paying grads + guests
$80.00 per candidate + parents

This year we are shortening the program with less speeches and more time for socializing.

Silent Auction at Founders Day!

Please consider donating items for our Silent Auction at Founders Day. Money raised from your tax-free contributions will directly support our charitable entity, the John R Petty Foundation (formerly WPCEA).

We will gladly pick up items at your home.
Please email Joe Perdue,’89 at Joe.Perdue@ms.com

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West Point Society of Atlanta

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Join the Selection Committee for Founder’s Day Awards

 

Serve on our Selection Committee
Founder’s Day Awards

Dear WPSA Members,

We are seeking Grads to serve on our Selection Committee for awards we present at Founder’s Day (Distinguished Grad and Outstanding Georgia Citizen).

You will source and discuss nominations based on established criteria and then vote on who is to receive the award(s).

Discussion and voting can be done virtually if necessary. This is an important position as our awards are well known in the Atlanta military/veteran community.

We would like to have one Grad from each decade be represented on the committee.

Please contact Andy Stone ’89 (Selection Committee Leader) directly at Andy.Stone@invesco.com if you would like join the 2019 committee.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for 23 March for 2019 for Founder’s Day.

See you on Saturday at The Battery watch party at 3pm as we Beat the Hell out of Navy!

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Samir Patel ’08
WPSA President

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Grad Spotlight – November 2018

Grad Spotlight – November 2018

Tracey Lloyd ’03

Tracey Lloyd ’03 is an experienced retail executive and specializes in turnarounds and optimizing shareholder’s value. She was featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine in 2010 and is a Bronze Star recipient.

Present:
JCPenney – District Manager responsible for all Georgia stores.
Board member: National Black Arts Festival & Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Previous:
Bloomingdale’s – Operating Vice President
Walmart – Senior Director, District Manager

About Tracey:
She is a laser-focused, high-performing, and organized executive with two-decades of career making contributions as a leader in high tempo environments that fuel profit, team performance, and drive enduring change. She has lead organizations with more than 4,000 employees and who generated more than half a billion dollars in revenue. Inclusive, articulate, and effective communications skills in French and English. Proponent of life-long education— graduated from West Point in 2003.

How to get in touch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceycolemanlloyd

Each month, WPSA will highlight an Atlanta area graduate and WPSA​ member doing something professionally noteworthy in a business context. Please nominate a Grad you feel has accomplished or is accomplishing something worth sharing.

Nominations are voted upon by the WPSA Board monthly. Nominations can be sent to President Samir Patel ’08 at

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Shop Amazon Smile & Support WPSA Charity Contributions

Support WPSA Charity Contributions
via Online Shopping
with Amazon Smile

What is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website, Amazon.com, but with one distinct difference.

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation contributes 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Especially for frequent Amazon users, this additional perk is a great way to give back to charities effortlessly.

All users have to do is to visit smile.amazon.com (amazon.com and Amazon mobile app purchases do not apply) to earn 0.5 percent of their eligible purchase for their favorite nonprofit or cause.

There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100 percent of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.

Don’t forget! The next time you get ready to purchase something from Amazon, be sure to use our WPCEA link:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0595535

WPCEA = West Point Charitable Enterprises of Atlanta Inc

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Grad Spotlight for October 2018

Grad Spotlight – October 2018

Garrett Cathcart ’04

Notable Accomplishments and Achievements:

– Highly sought after executive non-profit leader and board member serving America’s veterans.

– Regional Director of Team Red, White and Blue
Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB) enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities. Authentic community is built through genuine and empathetic relationships–while deliberately infusing leadership development.

Veterans are indispensable leaders and when they continue to lead after transition they make their communities better–and as a result our Nation better.

Garrett Cathcart ’04, as regional director is responsible for strategy, leadership development, growth, and management of programming in 41 U.S. cities.

– Board member at VetLanta and Bunker Labs – Atlanta

– Emory MBA, 2018

How to get in touch: garrett.cathcart@bunkerlabs.org

Each month, WPSA will highlight an Atlanta area graduate and WPSA​ member doing something professionally noteworthy in a business context. Please nominate a Grad you feel has accomplished or is accomplishing something worth sharing.

Nominations are voted upon by the WPSA Board monthly. Nominations can be sent to President Samir Patel ’08 at samir.t.patel@outlook.com

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West Point Society of Atlanta

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