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

>>> Link to WPPC-MA By-Laws

Board Members

Co – President Brad Whitehall ’19

Phil Bedard ’19

brad.whitehall@gmail.com

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

Meeting Minutes / Agenda