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WPS of New Jersey Donates to the Fisher House

WPS of New Jersey Donates to the Fisher HouseThe West Point Society of New Jersey’s President Tony Smith'78 and his wife Ellie presented a Society donation to the Fisher House as a result of their West Point Society Charity Scramble golf event in June.

Accepting the check was Brian Gawne, VP Operations, Fisher House. Looking on was Miss New Jersey 2019, Miss Jade Glab, and Pete Hegseth of Fox News.

The check was presented at the annual Gingerbread Ball on December 7, 2019 the at the Ocean Place Hilton in West Long Branch, NJ.

WPS of the Mid-South Army/Navy Watch Party

WPS of the Mid-South Army/Navy Watch PartyThirty-five enthusiastic West Point graduates and other Army supporters convened at the home of Jon Thompson '65 and his wife Susan to cheer Army to victory. In addition to the boisterous Army revelers, Jon Thompson's friend Mr. Carroll White, a 1973 Navy graduate, joined the party to serve as the "scape-goat" for an anticipated Army victory. By the end of the game, despite the good-natured ribbing, all the '73 grads – both Army grads (John Snyder, Rob Williamson, Rich Carter, Don Blane, as well as an honorary classmate Ron Scott '72) and the Navy grad – they sharing some great camaraderie.

Several attendees had ample other reasons for celebration. Don and Karen Blane decided to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary there, while Steve and Cava Sittnick (parents of two grads currently on active duty) received hearty congratulations for their recent selection by the AOG as the Society's newest Friends of West Point. Additionally, following some "stringent" judging by the oldest and youngest grads present (Jim Turner '59 and Emeline Hood '11, respectively), Doel Baughman '96 beat the competition for the Grad with the Best Spirit Attire, unseating last year's winner Jon Thompson.

Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely, recounting old stories, making new acquaintances, and reinforcing old ones. Jon and Susan's over-the-top hospitality in their beautiful home helped ease the sting of Army's misfortune.

Annual WPSTV Army - Navy Party

Annual WPSTV Army - Navy PartyThe West Point Society of the Tennessee Valley members, family and guests attended the annual Army/Navy party at Valley Hill Country Club on December 14. Remodeling at the Club provided a more open area for viewing on six televisions and a large projection screen. The expanded menu should have left no one hungry. It was a wonderful time for all, except for the final score. No matter how hard they cheered; the Team couldn’t close the deficit. Beat Navy In 2020!

WPS of Annapolis Hosts Its 31st Winter Social

WPS of Annapolis Hosts Its 31st Winter SocialThe West Point Society of Annapolis hosted its 31st annual Winter Social on December 8. Twenty-five attendees, including seven exchange cadets who are completing their semester at the Naval Academy, gathered at the Severn Inn, Annapolis MD. In addition to the fellowship that good company, food and drink bring, the highlight of the evening was the signing of the WPSOA's "Beat Navy" banner by the exchange cadets, a remembrance tradition that has continued for 23 years.

WPS of the Tennessee Valley Hosts a Christmas Tree

WPS of the Tennessee Valley Hosts a Christmas TreeThe West Point Society of the Tennessee Valley's tree is one of 300 live trees, decorating Huntsville’s Big Spring Park for the holiday season, in what has become known as the Tinsel Trail.

Now in its 9th year, Tinsel Trail is a project of Downtown Huntsville, Inc., an organization responsible for the revitalization of Downtown Huntsville through unique events and promotions. This is the first year the Society has participated in this exceedingly popular event.