February 2016 Newsletter

SPPA News- February 2016

Congrats to our Firsties who Ship-selected in January!

Dine Arounds

Tues., Feb. 9 at 6:30PM – Dine Around East, Montgomeryville CANCELED

Thursday, Feb.18 at 6:30OM – Dine Around West, KofP Wegmans

While the February 9th Dine Around is CANCELED, please make an effort to attend at King of Prussia next week. 

Who knows what Henry Chang and gang will have planned – last month’s fire drill will be hard to top!!

Speaker Meeting – 6:30 PM – Wed., March 9, 2016 


We are pleased to announce Dr. John Nagl, USMA graduate and Ninth Headmaster of The Haverford School, as our guest speaker. Dr. Nagl is an expert in counterinsurgency and the author of two books, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice and Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife :Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam.  Additionally, Dr. Nagl served as the inaugural Minerva Chair at USNA, conducting research on the relationship between culture and warfare and teaching a course on the history of counterinsurgency to the midshipmen. See the attached flyer, which is a repeat of what was sent two weeks ago.  Contact Karley now (ksisler@verizon.net) to reserve your seat – Seating is limited.  We will be opening this event to Blue & Gold officers to extend invitations to prospective candidates/families on Friday.

COMING SOON:  Firstie Brunch Invitations – Plan on attending this heartwarming event, where Firstie parents are  honored and congratulated!!

More Upcoming events:
  • Tuesday, March 22 –6:30PM  Board Meeting  at Wegmans, KofP
    Board members attendance required, other Club members welcome.
  • Sunday, April 10 at 11AM – General Meeting and Firstie Brunch
  • Tuesday, May 10 –6:30 PM  Board Meeting at Wegmans, Montgomeryville
    Board members attendance required, other Club members welcome.
  • Week of May 20-27, 2016 – USNA graduation, Herndon, Sea Trials