August Monthly Luncheon

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This month’s society luncheon will be held at 11:30 Wednesday, August 10th, at the Saltgrass Steak House located at 10614 Research Blvd. across from Costco.

Our guest speaker is Alan Graham, president, CEO and founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a social outreach ministry committed to providing permanent, sustainable solutions for the chronically homeless, including some former service members, with compassion, love and dignity. His presentation will orient us on Community First Village, a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. See http://mlf.org/community-first/.

Join us, bring a classmate, and socialize with fellow grads.

July Monthly Luncheon

Our monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 Wednesday 13 July at the Saltgrass Steak House located at 10614 Research Blvd. Our speaker will be Rosie Babin. She runs the Round Rock based non-profit Help Our Wounded. Rosie’s son was seriously injured in the outset of the Iraq War in March 2003. His recovery was tumultuous after being evacuated to Walter Reed where he spent months undergoing numerous surgeries. Rosie, a former a soldier herself worked to navigate the military healthcare system to keep her son on active duty during his immediate recovery rather than being forced into the VA system. Rosie’s presentation will cover her experiences and passion for her charity organization.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Quarterly Networking Dinner

New! Quarterly Networking Dinner

Let’s get the Long Gray Line active in Austin!

Join us on Saturday, June 25th for the first WPSCT business & networking dinner. The purpose of these dinners is twofold: first, to learn about business principles from preeminent Austin business leaders; second, to reinvigorate professional networking among Austin area West Pointers. Whether you are thinking about transitioning out of the Army, recently transitioned, or well established as a hiring manager, VP, or executive, we want you to participate.

For our inaugural event, we will be hosting Mr. Nathan Creech, Senior VP for CRH Materials North America and President of Oldcastle Materials Central Division. Mr. Creech will speak on Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategy, focusing on Porter’s Five Forces of competition.

Space is limited–we only have a 36-person capacity in Revival Public House’s executive conference room. This event will take the place of this month’s typical Thursday happy hour. That’s right–for all of you who have trouble making it out on week nights, we now have a weekend networking opportunity for you.

Significant others are welcome to attend. There is no cost for this event. We do ask that you notify us if you have to cancel so that we may allow someone on the wait list to attend. Can’t make the dinner? Join us for happy hour or the after party!

Event Details:
Saturday, June 25th
Revival Public House (Formerly Crave) on 2nd Street
Free admission; responsible for own meal and drinks

Timeline:
Happy Hour: 1830
Dinner: 1930

Register NLT June 23rd at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpsctx-june-networking-dinner-tickets-25979849429

**Registration requires you to login or create a free Eventbrite account

We will also do an after party around 2100 at Brass House (2nd & San Jacinto). Feel free to show up to the happy hour or after party, even if you are unable to participate in the dinner event. Neither the happy hour nor after party require RSVP or registration.

June Monthly Luncheon

This is a reminder that our monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 Wednesday 8 June at the Saltgrass Steak House located at 10614 Research Blvd. Our speaker will be John Vanston ’50. He was commissioned in artillery then later branch transferred to ordnance. His last active duty assignments were with the 3rd AD maintenance BN and Test Group Director of an underground nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. After retirement in 1970 he entered the Nuclear Engineering Program at UT and graduated in 1973 with a PhD and was asked to join the Nuclear Engineering faculty. In 1978 he left UT and founded Technical Futures, Inc.

The topic of his presentation will be his experience in participating in an atmospheric nuclear weapons test in 1955 and his assessment of the practicality of using tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

We look forward to seeing you there.

May Happy Hour

Please join the West Point Society of Central Texas on Thursday, May 26th, for Happy Hour at NXNW Restaurant and Brewery on Capital of Texas Highway!  Join us there from 6:00-8:00 pm and bring a classmate!

NXNW Restaurant & Brewery
10010 Capital of Texas HWY N
Austin, TX 78759

www.nxnwbrew.com

May Monthly Luncheon

Our Monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 Wednesday 11 May at the Saltgrass Steak House located at 10614 Research Blvd. Our speaker will be Col. (Ret.) Bob Harkins. He graduated from Ohio State and was commissioned from ROTC. He spent two years in Vietnam with the 101st Abn. Div. In May 1968 he commanded A/3/187 Abn. Inf. during assaults on Hill 937, Dong Ap Bia, also known as Hamburger Hill. He later was a tactical officer at West Point, commanded the 3/32 Inf. of the 7th ID, and commanded the 18th Abn. Corps’ Dragon Brigade during the Gulf War.

Following retirement from active duty in 1993, he worked as Director of Parking and Transportation at the University of Pittsburgh and then in a similar position at the University of Texas. He now is Associate VP of the UT Police Dept., Dept. of Environmental, Health and Safety, Fire Prevention Service Dept., and the Dept. of Parking and Transportation Services. The topic of his presentation will be Hamburger Hill.

We look forward to seeing you there.

April Monthly Luncheon

Our monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 Wednesday 13 April at the Saltgrass Steak House located at 10614 Research Blvd. Our speaker will be Sel Graham, USMA ’51. The topic of his presentation will be “Climate Change Agenda Endangers National Security.” He will present scientific evidence that the theory of man-made global warming is flawed.

We look forward to seeing you there.

March Happy Hour

Please join us this Thursday for Happy Hour at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company! Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. is a German-style beer garden located off of Oltorf Street in South Austin and is kid and dog friendly. Please join us there on Thursday from 5:00-7:30 pm and bring a classmate!

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 W Oltorf ST
Austin, TX 78704

Website: www.theabgb.com