Dear Members of the West Point Society of Naples,
I am honored to serve a second year as the President of the West Point Society of Naples, serving West Point graduates throughout Southwest Florida. We have organized a wonderful slate of activities that we hope you will participate in during our 2019/2020 season. We are privileged to have a strong and energized WPSN Board of Directors. Your Board is actively working to ensure that our upcoming activities deliver on our mission of engaging and supporting West Point graduates, cadets, cadet candidates and our Academy.
Moreover, our Society continues to reinforce our tradition of excellence and I am pleased to report that we were again awarded a Distinguished Society Award (DSA), the 18th consecutive year we have received this honor. Special thanks to Board member Chris Williams ’87 for leading our process here. We are committed to communicating frequently with our membership and offering a wide range of activities to foster engagement among our members. Special thanks to our Board member and Society Secretary, Cathy Speer, for coordinating many of our communications and administrative tasks so we can all stay informed and engaged.
In that regard, here is a summary of some of this season’s key events:
Saturday, November 3 – Army versus Air Force Event. Although the result was disappointing, we had a great group of passionate WPSN members and Army fans in attendance at Bokampers Estero cheering on our team.
Thursday, November 21 – Fall Lunch at The Edison. Location: Ft. Myers. Guest Speaker: BG Tim Brown, J2, U.S. Southern Command. A great opportunity to network with fellow graduates.
Saturday, December 14 – Army versus Navy Event. Location: Bokampers, Naples. Our traditional viewing party to watch Army beat Navy again!
Friday, January 31 – WPSN Annual Meeting Luncheon. Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples. Speaker to be determined.
March 2020 – Founder’s Day Dinner. (Specific date and speaker to be announced shortly). Location: Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples.
Spring Luncheon at The Edison. Location: Ft. Myers. Date and Guest Speaker: TBD.
A great opportunity to network with fellow graduates.
Additional Events – We are also working on a few additional events which will be announced as they become scheduled.
Please check our website for more details on all these events and to register. West Point Society of Naples
AOG Sallyport – Regarding communications, you should have recently received an email invitation from the Association of Graduates regarding signing up for the new Sallyport system. Sallyport is an AOG supported networking and community platform for West Point Societies and graduates. By accepting the email invitation and joining, you will have access to WPSN and AOG information, as well as have the ability to connect with other Societies and graduates across the country. We encourage you to sign up and use Sallyport.
2019-2020 Dues and Financial Support.
Our dues cover basic administrative tasks for the Society. If you have not already paid your dues for the 2019-2020 season, you will find a link below to make this both easy and straightforward. Over and above our dues, our Society relies on the financial support of our members to support the vast majority of our mission-related activities. Pay Membership Dues. More on this in a follow-up note.
Thank you for your membership in our Society and for your ongoing support of our mission. I hope to see you at many of our events this season.
Garrett Dietz ‘73