Mission / Club Services / Board / Meetings

Our Goals

  • Promote interest in attending the USMA.
  • Enhance the image of the United States Military Academy in the local area.
  • Provide a means of communication between the Academy and cadet parents.
  • Provide fellowship among parents whose sons or daughters are undergoing a rigorous military training program.

Club Services

  • Welcomes Cadet Candidates and their families at a Send-Off event
  • Hosts Mid-Beast Social for families of New Cadets
  • Hosts Boodle Bashes for Yearlings, Cows and Deployed Grads
  • Hosts Firstie Celebration (with presentation of special gifts) for families of First Class Cadets
  • Reserves discounted tickets to a designated football game and then hosts a Post-Game Tailgate Party for MA Cadets and their families and friends (including other cadets)
  • Reserves blocks of tickets and/or rooms at convenient hotels for special events (America’s Game)
  • Promotes support of West Point Team/Club events (e.g. Crew Team at Head of the Charles)
  • Holds several General Meetings each year to discuss operations, appropriations, etc.
  • Disseminates newsletters that include info regionally-specific info and WP tips & tricks
  • Maintains a website to provide 24/7 access to helpful info relative to WPPC-MA, WP, etc.
  • Maintains a Facebook Group that serves as a forum for members to ask questions, share advice, photos, etc. while providing up-to-the-minute updates
  • Provides comfortable bus transportation to/from WP for cadets (at discounted rates for members)
  • Maintains a car-pool list for those families interested in collaborating on transportation to West-Point on weekends that the club does not run a bus service.  Click here for more information on our car pool list service.
  • Provides members with functional and fashionable name tags to be worn at WP-related events
  • Partners with and supports the West Point Society of New England and it’s initiatives
  • Promotes support of highly ranked veterans’ charities (i.e. Fisher House)
  • Publishes congratulatory ads in The Howitzer & in the Holly Ball Program recognizing MA Firsties
  • Every third year organizes the New England All Service Academy Holly Ball

>>> Read the WPPC-MA Bylaws here

Board Members

Co – President Brad Whitehall ’19

Phil Bedard ’19

brad.whitehall@gmail.com

Treasurer Patti Symes ’20 psymes@ptc.com
Recording Secretary Karen McKinney ’20 kbmckinney72@gmail.com
Transportation and Bus Sharlene Stansbury ’19 stansbury40@yahoo.com
Membership Vin Sutera ’20 vsutera18@gmail.com
Email Lists Phil Bedard ’19 pbedard1@gmail.com
Car Pool Coordinator Terry Downing ’20 tdown9671@comcast.net
Event Coordinator Mike and Val Evans ’21 michael@theevanshouse.com

valevans67@gmail.com

Website/Social Media Mike McKinney ’20

Eileen Jordan ’21

mikemckinneyma@gmail.com

dano64@charter.net

Army/Navy Phil Bedard ’19 pbedard1@gmail.com
Firstie Gifts Kathy Ouellette ’18

Val Evans ’21

kmouellette@hotmail.com

valevans67@gmail.com

Meeting Agenda & Minutes

2018 Club Year

April 8, 2018

January 28, 2018

October 1, 2017

2017 Club Year

April 2, 2017

January 29, 2017

October 2, 2016

2016 Club Year

April 2, 2016

January 31, 2016

Oct 24, 2015

2015 Club Year

March 29, 2015

January 25, 2015

October 25, 2014