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Founders Day Information

2021 Founders Day – Cancelled

Dear WPSA Members,

As you may know, we had initially rescheduled our annual Founders Day Dinner from March to October as a result of COVID-19. Unfortunately, we are cancelling our re-scheduled event and the next Founders Day Dinner will take place on March 26, 2022.

We apologize for having to do this, but are fully confident that this is the right decision. We are making it for two reasons:

First, the local COVID-19 situation has gotten worse over the past several weeks to the point where we felt uncomfortable holding an indoor event at this time. As much as we would have liked to have held the event, the safety of our members is paramount, and we were simply not comfortable executing under these conditions.

Secondly, we polled membership about their interest in attending the re-scheduled event in October, and the demand simply was not there. Less than 20% of respondents were interested in attending, and interest amongst this audience dropped by nearly half when respondents learned that masks and social distancing, which are required by the venue, would be in effect.

I’m sure this is disappointing to some of you, but ultimately cancelling this re-scheduled event was the right decision at this time.

Thank you for your continued support of WPSA! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Go Army,

Alex Mikstas (’09)
Bryan Spencer (’08)
West Point Society of Atlanta Co-Presidents

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Football Information

Army Football at GSU update

WPSA Members:

The WPSA Army/GSU Tailgate on September 4th is completely sold out. The venue is currently at capacity.

We thank our members for their support and for their interest. Looking forward to kicking off the season with an Army win!

Updated August 18, 2021

Please note details below on COVID update, Game/Parking Tickets, and Tailgate Details:

COVID Tailgate Update

Due to the spike in COVID cases, please note that the following measures are being taken to help make the tailgate safer for all guests:

  • Masks are now required by the venue unless you’re actively eating or drinking.
  • The event will be spread across indoor/outdoor patio sections with seats available a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For those outdoors, note that there is no overhead cover, and this is a rain-or-shine, no refunds event, so please be prepared for any inclement weather if you wind up seated outside.
  • Finally, we are capping attendance at 325 guests. We have currently sold close to 250 tickets, so ensure you purchase before we run out of space!

Pre-Game Event

WPSA will be buying out Wood’s Chapel BBQ, which is roughly 5 minutes walking distance to the stadium, to hold a pre-game event on game day. This will be in lieu of a traditional outdoor tailgate.

Tickets can be purchased at this link. (Note: Prices will increase once we reach half capacity, so get your tickets now!)

Location: Wood’s Chapel BBQ
Address: 85 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 404-522-3000
Directions to stadium here -The event will be primarily held in an outdoor patio about 5 minutes away from GSU stadium. There is no overhead cover, so please dress accordingly for inclement weather!

Time: Doors open on September 4th at 9:30 AM, and close at kickoff (12PM)

Menu: Wood’s Chapel will offer a breakfast menu consisting of the following options:
– Scrambled Eggs
– Applewood Smoked Bacon
– House-Made Breakfast Sausage
– Skillet Potatoes
– Cheese Grits
– Fruit Platter
– Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy
– Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Coffee, OJ, Sweet/Unsweet Tea, Soft Drinks)

Drink: Alcohol is available for purchase (separately from your admissions ticket) from Wood’s Chapel. Full bar includes beer, wine, liquor, Bloody Marys & Mimosas.

Tailgate Tickets: Tickets are available at this link for the following prices:
General Admission: $45
Children (6-12): $25
Children Under 6: FREE

Game Tickets & Parking:

Game tickets will be available for purchase from GSU on Monday, August 16th. They will be priced at $45/each and can be purchased directly from GSU’s website

Parking Tickets will be priced at $20 per space in the Orange Lot. WPSA will send out a link to membership that allows guests to purchase directly from GSU.



Flyer with more information available at this link.

For those wondering why we aren’t able to hold an outdoor event like we did in 2019, GSU is not able to provide space for a tailgate due to heavy construction around the stadium, which is severely limiting parking lot availability. WPSA also explored the possibility of holding a tailgate elsewhere in Atlanta, however this was not feasible due to both cost and time prohibitive permitting requirements from the City of Atlanta, which were further exacerbated by COVID-19 limitations.

Note: If you were planning to hold an independent tailgate this year, we strongly recommend that you contact GSU to see if your event is feasible given the space limitations that exist around the stadium.

Thanks for your patience this year. We are looking forward to seeing you at Wood’s Chapel and kicking off the season with an Army win!

Go Army!

West Point Society of Atlanta Board of Governors

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

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WPSA Member updates

The West Point Society of Atlanta (WPSA) is interested in staying in contact with all area West Point Graduates.

Information on WPSA events and activities are emailed to all Members and area West Point Graduates; to name a few:
Founders’ Day
Army/Navy Game Parties
Tailgates
Fall Family Picnic
New Cadet Governors Sendoff
Golf events
Leaders Conferences
Happy Hours
Conferences


If you have not been getting WPSA communications, we do not have your email address.


Please send your email address to Jan Heath at jdheathwpsa@gmail.com with cc to me at postell71@gmail.com.

If you are not a paid ’21 Member, and would like to be go here: https://secure.west-point.org/wpsa/membership/

Contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you so much.

Ed Postell, LTC (Ret) USMA ‘71
WPSA Board of Governors–Membership Committee
610-420-6765
postell71@gmail.com

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WPSA Founders Day update & AOG Virtual Founders Day

Dear WPSA Members,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the West Point Society of Atlanta has made the difficult choice to postpone our in-person Founders Day dinner this year. That said, we’ve secured a new date for our Founders Day dinner: the event is now tentatively scheduled for October 9, 2021, so please mark it on your calendar now! More details will follow closer to the date of the event.

In the meantime, we wanted to make you aware that the West Point AOG is holding a virtual Founders Day event via Zoom on March 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. WPSA currently has about 50 members attending. You can register for the event at this link via the West Point AOG (note: registration requires signing into your account on Sallyport, or registering if you don’t have an account). For any questions, please reach out to foundersday@wpaog.org (845-446-1612).

Thanks for all you do to represent the Long Gray Line in the Atlanta area. Stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you via Zoom on March 16th!

Go Army,

Alex Mikstas (’09) and Bryan Spencer (’08)
Co-Presidents, West Point Society of Atlanta

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

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West Point Society of Atlanta postponing events

Dear WPSA Members,

In case you haven’t heard, we have to postpone or modify some future events due to COVID-19 concerns and our venues’ new rules/availability.

1) Founders Day is postponed for 2020 (no longer on 29 Aug as previously published) and will be held next year as scheduled (20 March 2021).

2) Our planned TopGolf event is also postponed from Sept to October. The new date is now 15 Oct 2020 at 6 PM.

3) Our Happy Hours are planned to resume in Oct if we can find a venue large enough to meet social distancing guidelines. If you have ideas, please let us know!

Thank you for your understanding. We do have a slate of virtual events planned so stay tuned!

Grip Hands,

Samir Patel ’08
WPSA President
Samir.Patel2008@gmail.com
404-723-8410

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