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REMAINDER OF 2019, AS OF MID-NOVEMBER

We’ve had a great year so far – a great 2019 Founder’s Day, a steady stream of monthly happy hours, Army Football watch parties, and a huge Army-GSU tailgate. Looking toward the remainder of this year; We have some great scheduled events on the calendar through the end of this year:

We’ve already started working on planning for our 2020 events, with Founder’s Day being the most notable, upcoming in Q1, 2020. Take a look at our events tab for the most current information, and stay in contact with the WPSA Facebook group as well.

Let us know if there’s any additional ways you’d like to engage with the West Point Society of Atlanta.

Thanks!

ARMY – GSU tailgate and Football game information

IMPORTANT
Army Tailgate Information Brochure +

Tailgate starts at 1430 on Saturday, Oct 19 2019.

Directions to the GSU Parking Lots:

Parking Info (lots open at 7:30 a.m. for pass holders)

Fans who purchased a parking pass in advance can enter the lots as early as 7:30 a.m.

Blue Lot

FROM THE AIRPORT AND THE SOUTH: Take exit #246-Fulton Street.

FROM THE NORTH: Take Exit # 246 – Fulton Street.

FROM THE EAST: Take Exit #58-B-Hill Street. Turn left onto Hill Street. Turn right onto Glenwood. Glenwood becomes Fulton Street.

FROM THE WEST: Take Exit #56-B-Windsor St./Spring Street. Turn right onto Windsor Street. Turn left onto Fulton Street.

Tailgate located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot.


Special Instructions


General Information:
Bring a poncho and cold weather gear (umbrellas not allowed in stadium).
Tailgate will be located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot and will be from 2:30 to 6:45 pm; stadium opens at 5:30; kickoff at 7:00 pm.
The tailgate pep rally will be approximately 5-6 pm led by the Superintendent and sponsors. The West Point Band, Rabble Rousers, and Falcons’ Cheerleaders will also provide entertainment.
There will be plenty of tables and chairs.


Please PRINT your 1) Tailgate Ticket, 2) Parking Pass if applicable, 3) Game Ticket. We cannot help after Friday, 4pm with any inquiries as GSU will be closed.


Specific Instructions:
Bring your tailgate tickets (receipt from purchase or special ticket issued by Jan Heath). If your party is coming in multiple groups, please provide them with copies of your receipt to facilitate entry. You will turn in your tailgate passes upon entry.


Bring your parking pass (either printed copy or on mobile device); it is “general” parking–not numbered. Parking passes were sent via email from Georgia State University. Please allow enough time to enter Blue Lot and park.


The Blue Parking Lot is sold out so please call the GSU Ticket Office at 404-413-4173 or 404-413-4020 to purchase a parking pass in the Orange Lot.


Bring your ID; wrist bands will issued according to age.


You will be given a meal ticket when you enter tailgate: choice of Fox Bros BBQ or Chick-fil-A meal. Beer, lemonade, sweet and unsweet tea, and water provided. This is for the 1st serving round to ensure everyone gets something to eat. There will be plenty of food, so do not despair!


Games area for children and adults: face painting, balloon artist, corn holes, chin-up competition, and football toss.


There will be drawings for two corn hole sets and Falcons’ Tickets in the Owner’s suite. Donations will be accepted. BRING CASH!

Winners must be present to claim their prize(s).


There will be shuttle service from the tailgate to the Stadium FOR ELDERLY, CHILDREN and physically impaired. There will be no return service to the parking lot after the game will be provided (please make arrangements for pickup).


There will be no refunds due to inclement weather.


We MAY allow ticket purchases on Game Day depending on capacity. We cannot have more than 2,000 people. Right now, we have 2,000 coming via confirmed ticket sales. Professional security staff will be present to handle/detain any free loaders.

Stadium Rules:

  1. “Clear Bag Policy”
  2. No reentry into Stadium
  3. No umbrellas–only rain gear and ponchos.
  4. No strollers

Join the USO ATL Airport Team!

The West Point USO Atlanta Airport team needs volunteers!

If you are interested in spending a few hours a month supporting American service-members, please reach out to Dave Taylor.

As part of our community service, the Society has been supporting the USO since shortly after 9/11. As the years have passed the original group of volunteers have moved, aged out, or started to spend more time with grandchildren.

As a consequence, we need to replenish our volunteer pool for the opportunity to give back to our service members.

We encourage you to support this worthwhile Society project. If you are a Corporate Leader looking for team building or volunteer projects for your company, please consider the USO

If you are interested please contact the coordinator, Dave Taylor, at either or 770-316-8094.

Some details of the program are:
Mission: Help service members and their families as they transit Hartsfield-Jackson.
Location: The Hartsfield-Jackson USO on the third floor of the rotunda in the main terminal
Frequency and time: Every third Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Parking: Free in hourly lots
Point of Contact: Dave Taylor
C: 770-316-8094; email:

Please contact Dave Taylor at 770-316-8094

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WPSA email update

Not Receiving WPSA Email Messages?

If you are not currently receiving WPSA email messages, it is probably because (1) WPSA does not have your email address; (2) WPSA has an outdated address; or (3) your address will not accept messages sent via Constant Contact.  

Please send your current address (preferably a personal vs business address) to Jan Heath, WPSA Executive Director, at

WPSA has several events planned for the next several months–don’t miss out on the information disseminated on a regular basis!

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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