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Family Picnic – Saturday, July 29, 2017

SPPA LogoAHOY! You’re Invited!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Please join us for the
USNA
Southeastern Pennsylvania Parents’ Association

FAMILY PICNIC

at
The Tryzub Sports Complex & Club
1 Lower State & County Line Roads

Horsham, PA  19044

Google Maps to Tryzub!

This is a Picnic Potluck event and we are using SignUpGenius to capture RSVP and POTLUCK donations. If you are donating a BEVERAGE we ask you to please bring it in a COOLER with ICE! 

 RSVP and Tell Us What You’ll Bring Online at:
SPPA Family Picnic Potluck SignUpGenius.com

 Questions? Contact LJ Gallagher
eMail: USNA2019@outlook.com
Mobile/Text: (212) 564-5530

Welcome Aboard Plebe Family Picnic – Sunday, June 11, 2017

PLEASE JOIN US and BRING YOUR MID!

Welcome Aboard USNA Class of 2021!
Plebe Family Picnic
Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm

 A Link in the Chain USNA 1971 Speaker will begin at 12:30

Location:
Evansburg State Park, Pavillion A
851 Mayhall Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426
Click for a map of the park.

SPPA will provide the main course.  Please sign up to bring a salad, side dish, dessert, or beverages.

Note:  If you are bringing beverages, we ask that you please bring them in a cooler, on ice.

Please RSVP with the food item you’d like to bring, and the number of you attending.  If there’s a possibility that your Mid can make it, please let us know – he/she will be the rock star of the day!

 

RSVP to:
Alexander Korol, alexanderkorol@msn.com
LJ Gallagher, LJ@wholetalent.com

SPPA GENERAL and SPEAKER MEETING – February 21, 2017

Valley Forge Military Academy & College
Eisenhower Hall
1001 Eagle Road, Wayne PA 19087
February 21, 2017 6:30PM

 

Please mark your calendar now and RSVP to Pat Field at graystock@verizon.net
to attend The SPPA February Speaker Meeting featuring:

VFMA&C President, Col. John C. Church, Jr., USMC Ret.,
USNA Class of 1989

Col. Church will speak about Major Meg McClung and her parents…

On Dec. 6, 2006, Maj. Megan McClung, USMCR (USNA grad) a public affairs officer serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force, became the first female Marine officer to be killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. McClung was also the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action.

Join us for this dynamic presentation, a potluck meal, and information from present and alumni families about what can be expected for your MID as the summer blocks get closer!

We all have so much to learn and share – come and take advantage of the greatest benefit of being an SPPA member – knowledge from those who have experienced before you!

Access PerfectPotluck.com by clicking here

and tell us what you will bring to share for dinner!

Seating is limited – RSVP today!

VFMA&C dress code: Business casual, no jeans or t-shirts please

Family Picnic – July 23, 2016

You’re Invited!
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Please join us for the

USNA Southeastern Pennsylvania
Parents’ Association
Family Picnic

at
The Tryzub Sports Complex & Club
1 Lower State & County Line Roads
Horsham, PA 19044*

This year, the club will be providing hoagies but we need lots of help with salads, sides, veggie trays, cheese trays, fruit and beverages.
If you are volunteering to bring beverages, we ask that you please bring them in a cooler with ice.
RSVP
Karley Sisler – ksisler@verizon.net
Please let Karley know the number attending and
what food donation you will bring.

 

*map showing the Tryzub Sports Complex

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Plebe Family Picnic 2016 – Sunday June 12, 2016

PLEBE FAMILY PICNIC 2016!

Please join us! Please bring your Mid!

Sunday, June 12th, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ridley Creek State Park
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Pavilion #14 (same spot as last year)

Click HERE for map to the park. Click HERE for a map of the park.

All Hands On Deck – Calling for Donations!

Please sign up to bring something yummy to share with 8-12 people! This year, we will be providing sandwich wraps and chicken – but we need lots of help with salads, sides, desserts, and beverages. We would like 2 cases of water, 2 cases of soda, 2 cases of sports drinks, 3 green salads, 2 pasta salads, 1 potato salad, 2 veggie trays, 2 cheese trays, 2 chips and dip/salsa, soft pretzels, 3 cut up watermelon, 2 large bowls strawberries. A few desserts would also be welcome!

NOTE: If you are volunteering to bring any of the beverages, we ask that you please bring them in a cooler, on ice.

Please RSVP with the food item you’d like to bring, and the number of you that will be attending. If you think there’s a possibility that your Mid can make it, please let us know – they will be the rock stars of the day!

RSVP: Gregg and Kathy Sermarini (Zachary, ’19) gsermarini@comcast.net
610.247.9421 (Gregg cell), 484.944.4174 (Kathy cell)

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USNA AA Welcome Aboard Dinner 2016 – May 12th

USNA Alumni Association 56th Annual Parents’ Night – May 12th

6:30 Reception, 7:15 Dinner
Special Guest – Bruce Latta, Dean of Admissions, U S Naval Academy

Sandy Run Country Club
200 E Valley Green Road,
Oreland, PA 19075
(215) 233-0666

The purpose of this event is to welcome aboard the USNA Class of 2020 and their parents.

This evening is also an opportunity for prospective candidates to learn about our Academy. If you know a high school student, particularly a current junior, who may be interested in attending USNA then please pass on the invitation to them.

Midshipmen and the Class of 2020 are our guests (free)
Alumni, parents, family, friends, and all others are $40.00 each

For reservations please contact Dorinda (Dindy) Liebert
42 W Wissahickon Avenue Flourtown, PA 19031-1925
blueandgoldnavy@comcast.net

Reservations must be made by 6:00 p.m. May 10th
If you make a reservation and do not cancel it by 6:00 p.m. May 11th we expect you to pay for the dinner

Checks should be made payable to “USNA AA Philadelphia”

If you have any questions you may contact Rob Bender, rbender@travismanion.com or call 267-625-3459

SPPA News – March 2016

Plenty to cover as the spring rolls around — please read below and respond where requested!

Dine Arounds

  • Tues., March 8th at 6:30PM – Dine Around East, Montgomeryville
  • Thursday, March 17th at 6:30OM –Dine Around West, KofP Wegmans

SPPA Speaker and General Meeting  is this Wednesday, March 9th at The Haverford School

Potluck dinner and General Meeting begin PROMPTLY at 6:30PM, Dr. Nagl will speak immediately following.

A few seats are still available – contact Karley Sisler (ksisler@verizon.net) if you would like to attend

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.

Coming Soon: SPPA Annual Firstie Brunch

April 10, 2016 11AM -3PM at the Penn Oak Golf Club

ALL SPPA Members are invited and encouraged to attend, helping to celebrate this milestone for of the Class of 2016 parents!  Please read the invitation, and RSVP to Henry Chang today!!

More Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 PM – Board Meeting  at Wegmans, KofP. Board members attendance required, other Club members welcome.
  • Sunday, April 10 at 11 AM – General Meeting and Firstie Brunch.
  • Tuesday, May 10 at 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.

Please support SPPA and our Midshipman and their parents by attending our events and supporting our Club.

We are here for you — and are a valuable resource for you as your Mid navigates the Yard.