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January 2016 Newsletter


January 2016

A new year on the Yard means new events for our SPPA members!

Dine Arounds

Tuesday, Jan.12 at 6:30PM – Dine Around East, Montgomeryville Wegmans

Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:30OM –Dine Around West, KofP Wegmans

Are you interested in joining a Dine Around at the Wegmans in Warrington?   Please email Pat Field – to let us know – numbers will dictate if this event will be added to the Dine Arounds already in progress.

Current SPPA members – our turnout at these events has been low, while the alumni families areattending in droves!  Come have a low-keydinner out, meet some new and old friends, share stories about your Mid andhear how others are doing since graduation.

Remember – you joined SPPA for support – GET IT HERE!!!

Speaker Meeting – 6:30PM –
Wed., March 9, 2016 at The Haverford School


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 andPractice 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 onthe relationship between culture and warfare and teaching a course on the history of counterinsurgency to the midshipmen. See the invitation for more information about this limited seating event; please respond promptly to ensure your seat!

Upcoming events:

Tuesday, March 22 – 6:30PM  Board Meeting  at Wegmans, K of P

Board members attendance required, other Club members welcome.

Sunday, April 10 at11AM – General Meeting and Firstie Brunch
Tuesday, May 10 – 6:30PM  Board Meeting at Wegmans, Montgomeryville

Board members attendance required, other Club members welcome.

Week of May 20-27, 2016 – USNA graduation, Herndon, Sea Trials


SPPA IS HERE FOR YOU!  Come to an event soon to enjoy camaraderie, learn about things to come, and meet friends who share your love of Midshipmen!

Football Tailgating Update

Thank you for your contributions to date – and keep them coming! Follow this link to sign up: Sign Up Sheet

  • Oct 3 vs. AF – Class of 2016
  • Oct 24 vs. Tulane – Homecoming – All Hands on Deck!
  • Oct 31 vs. USF – Class of 2018
  • Nov 14 vs. SMU – Class of 2019

2015-16 Calendar of Events

SPPA LogoWe have just published our calendar of events for the 2015-16 academic year.

Please visit our Calendar page for details.

The All-Service Academies Ball is scheduled for Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Union League in Philadelphia. Invitations will be mailed soon.

Dine Arounds are coming soon – and will be announced.

SPPA Plebe Summer Family Picnic


You’re Invited!

Saturday July 18th, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Please join us for the
USNA Southeastern Pennsylvania Parents’ Association
Family Picnic
The Tryzub Sports Complex & Club
1 Lower State & County Line Roads
Horsham, PA 19044

RSVP Karley Sisler at
Please let Karley know the number attending and what you food donation you will bring.

Remember to wear your name tags!

Download the PDF invitation.

Plebe Family Picnic 2015 – Calling for Donations!

SPPA LogoPlebe Family Picnic

Saturday, May 30, 2015
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ridley Creek State Park
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Pavilion #14

All Hands on Deck!

We are hosting the Plebe Families and need your help!

Please sign up to bring a yummy food to share with 8-12 people!

We need 2 sandwich wrap trays, 2 buckets fried chicken, 2 platters Bar-B-Q chicken, 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, soft pretzels, 3 cut up watermelon, 2 large bowls strawberries

RSVP to Pam Zisselman
With food item and # attending

USNA AA Welcome Aboard Dinner – May 7, 2015

The U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Philadelphia Chapter, along with the Southeast PA Parents’ Club, invites you to attend our 55th Annual Parents’ Night Dinner on May 7, 2015 at the Sandy Run Country Club.

The purpose of this event is to welcome aboard the USNA Class of 2019 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.

USNA Alumni Association 55th Annual Parents’ Night –
May 7, 2015
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

Midshipmen and the Class of 2019 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

Reservations must be made by 6:00 p.m. May 5, 2015.
If you make a reservation and do not cancel it by 6:00 p.m. May 6th 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:
or call 267-625-3459.