2019 WPPC-IL Fall Picnic and Shoot-a-Round

Aurora Sportsmen’s Club 7749 Rueff Rd, Waterman, IL 60556 (25 min west of Aurora)

1:30-5:00 p.m. (safety briefing at 2:00pm

Once again, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Fall Picnic and Shoot-a-Round at one of the premier shooting ranges in northern Illinois. The Aurora Sportsman’s Club has top-notch facilities and offers something for everyone in shooting sports. Everyone who attended last year had a great time and came away with a smile on their face. Please follow the Registration link below and download the Information flyer. This is a free event but anyone wanting to shoot firearms will be asked for a small $20 donation to cover range fees and ammunition expenses.

Everyone on ASC property must complete and sign a Waiver Form. Please fill the waiver forms out and bring them with you. See you all soon!

Registration link here –> 2019 FALL PICNIC TICKETS (FREE)

Event Information flyer here –> 2019 FALL PICNIC FLYER


ASC General Information –> ASC INFO FLYER

Please call/email Jeff or Bill with any questions or concerns.

Jeff Carello                           Bill Ratzer
618-204-4445                       847-383-6574
jeffwp2021@gmail.com wbr333@att.net

2019 Football Tickets (Family Weekend)

West Point Athletics has created a block of football tickets and parking passes specially reserved for WPPC-IL members on Family Weekend. Football tickets will be available through our special website link through September 26th, 2019. Parking passes are also available. Download the FOOTBALL FLYER for more info.

To purchase tickets online click here –> 2019 PARENTS WEEKEND TICKETS

WPPC-IL Game Day flyer here –> 2019 FOOTBALL FLYER

2019 Parking and Shuttle Map –> 2019 PARKING MAP

2018 Family Weekend Map (Use this as an example only! This will be updated with 2019 info when available) –> FAMILY WEEKEND MAP

If you have any questions, contact Jeff Carello @ 618-204-4445 or via email at jeffwp2021@gmail.com 

2023 Letter Writing Campaign

Please join us on July 27th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to write letters to our IL Plebes. This will give them encouragement and support (spiced with a little humor) to finish Beast strong!  New cadet parents have the opportunity to share their initial impressions of West Point with other parents who truly understand. This is always a fun event to support our Illinois Cadets. Click here for more info –> DOWNLOAD FLYER

Class of 2023 Welcome Picnic

Save the Date!

Cadet Candidate Welcome Picnic is planned for Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Clarkson Park Lodge, 1950 New Willow Road, Northfield, IL. Time 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

This is an opportunity to welcome the Class of 2023 into our family. There will also be a Q&A session with current cadets.

We will be sending out additional details, but we will need current cadets to volunteer for the Q&A sessions. We will also solicit parents on bringing food to share.

Club Leadership 2019 – 2020

WPPC-IL Leadership 2019 – 2020

Board of Directors

Tammy McMiller ’20 – Chair of the Board of Directors

Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

Jeff Carello ‘21

Mike Castino ‘21

Bob Manfredini ‘20

MaryAnn McGerty ‘20

Matt McKee ‘22

Rani McKee ‘22

Tammy McMiller ‘20

Tammy Nigam ‘21

Bill Ratzer ‘14


President – Tammy McMiller ’20

Vice-President – Tammy Nigam ’21

Treasurer – Bob Manfredini – ‘20

Secretary – Rani McKee – ‘22


Immediate Past President – Tammy McMiller ‘20

All Academy Ball (WPPC-IL Reps) – Tammy McMiller ’20

Budget – Bob Manfredini ‘20

Field Force Liaison – Bill Ratzer ’14

Fundraising/Publicity – TBD

Membership – Mike Castino ‘21

Social Activities

– Welcome Committee – Bill Ratzer ’14

– Letter Writing – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

– Fall Picnic – TBD

– Football Tailgate – TBD

– Army-Air Force / Army-Navy Watch Parties – TBD

– Boodle Party – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

– Firstie Farewell – Trisha Bottarini ‘19 & ‘21

Web Master – Jeff Carello ’21 and Brian Vander Yacht ‘17

Firstie Farewell

The WPPC-IL invites you to attend the annual Firstie Farewell to honor Firstie Families.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
490 Raintree Drive
Glen Ellyn, IL

RSVP to maryannm711@gmail.com

Please use this link for the FLYER.

Board Elections for AY 19-20

The election to the Club’s Board of Directors for Academic Year 2019-2020 is complete.  All ten candidates were elected.  The new board members are:
Trisha Bottarini – 2019 & 2021
Jeff Carello – 2021
Mike Castino – 2021
Bob Manfredini – 2020
MaryAnn McGerty – 2020
Matt McKee – 2022
Rani McKee – 2022
Tammy McMiller – 2020
Tammy Nigam – 2021
Bill Ratzer – 2014
The board members’ biographies are at this link.

Boodle Party

2019 WPPC-IL Boodle Party
Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cross Life Evangelical Free Church
431 W Austin Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Help break up the West Point gray winter gloom.  Join us for the Boodle Party, bringing boodle, packing, and shipping off the boxes to Illinois members' plebes.
Clink on this LINK  for details. 

Membership for Academic Year 2019-2020

The club is working on the updated membership application for the upcoming academic year. The board is working out different dues payment options.  Details should be available next month (February).