Gripping Hands – new WPAOG feature in Sallyport

WPAOG is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of being the most connected alumni body in the world, we have created a resource to help keep everyone in communication.

A new feature in Sallyport called Gripping Hands has been activated. This portal will allow you to find helpful resources about the coronavirus, join the alumni conversations about who needs help and who can help, read information about Grads helping Grads, and even find resources for mental breaks.

We will be updating this portal as more information becomes available / is requested.

Please share your thoughts with us at or 845.446.1677.

All Graduates have access to this portal and are preloaded into Sallyport.

To access the system, they just need to use the email address they currently have on file with WPAOG. If the email address does not match, our staff will be reaching out directly to the Graduate for confirmation information.Grip (wash) Hands,

Founders Day WPSA Events

West point ATL Founders Day 2020 – POSTPONED

Founders Day Postponed // COVID-19 concerns

Based on feedback from members and local authorities, the West Point Society of Atlanta is postponing Founders Day this month and rescheduling to 29 August 2020.

Here is our plan moving forward:

Refunds will be issued for meal tickets and associated credit card fees.
Refunds issued via your original payment method.
We will have a separate registration for the new Founders Day date. This will open up in June or July.
If you purchased wine, we will make separate arrangements to deliver it to you (please contact Dale Hajost ’82,
Dues are not refundable.
Winners of our awards will be announced shortly via email.

For refund questions: please contact our Executive Director, Jan Heath at

Updated March 14 2020

We regret to postpone but this is in the best interest of our community and our older grads. We decided to move forward with a new date because our survey indicated many wish to attend at a later date and this is the only opportunity many get to dress up for a black tie affair!


The West Point Society of Atlanta
invites you to

SATURDAY, August 29 2020


Guest Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr.

Dress: Army Blue or Blue Mess/Business Suit/Cocktail Dress (Tuxedo Optional)

$80.00 per person
See Reservation Form for payment options—there will be no refunds.
A reservation made is a reservation paid!

Early RSVPs and payment are strongly requested.

Late changes – Jan Heath, or 770-996-7349.

Entrée: Pineapple-Bourbon Glazed Chicken

Complimentary Valet Parking at the Capital City Club Downtown
See RSVP Form for driving directions.

5:00 p.m. Candidate and Parent Reception
5:30 p.m. Benny Havens (Cash Bar Only)/Registration
6:45 p.m. First Call for Dinner
7:00 p.m. Dinner/Program

The Capital City Club Downtown
7 John Portman Boulevard NW at Historic Harris Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Click here for Directions


Be sure to bring some cash or a checkbook to bid on or purchase items for a good cause. The John R. Petty Sr. Foundation (JRPF) (formerly West Point Charitable Enterprises of Atlanta) is a tax-exempt organization that puts all money toward youth leadership supporting USMA’s mission of Duty, Honor, Country and other worthy veterans-related causes.

The JRPF will be sponsoring the silent auction and wine sales (see attached form) to collect money for leadership programs designed to prepare local youth for admission to our great Alma Mater or other avenues of service to our country. The Foundation has also donated to other worthy veterans causes such as Warrior2Citizen, Veterans Empowerment Organization, Vets Helping Vets, Project Share, and Children of Fallen Patriots. Save a little extra room in your evening purse or tuxedo pocket for money to help this worthy cause – and the items are well worth it, too!

Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr.

WPSA Proudly Sponsored by:
Georgia’s Own Credit Union and First Command Financial

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