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SPPA News – November 2016

Mark your calendars now for the following events coming up in November and beyond!

  • Thursday, November 10 – Dine Around West at Wegman’s King of Prussia
    Hosted by Henry Chang, the evening starts at 6:30PM. Buy dinner, dessert or just come to socialize with other SPPA families and friends. This event is open to ALL members of SPPA – join us, meet up with old friends and make new ones!
  • Saturday, November 12 – Last home football game vs. Tulsa
    The Class of 2020 will be hosting this event, along with our fabulous SPPA Tailgate Committee. Come see what all the excitement is about – be on the lookout for the e-mail sign-up sheet early. Full details are available on the tail gate page.
  • Wednesday, November 16 – 6:00PM – Commissioning 101
    at the home of Christine & Steve Hoffman, 114 Blue Jay Way, North Wales, PA 19454. Learn from the experienced Class of 2016 parents the do’s and don’ts of Commissioning and Graduation Week!
    Open to ALL MEMBERS OF SPPA, it is never too early to start gathering information and taking advantage of the insight of our senior members. The evening will include a potluck meal, with the main course being supplied by SPPA. We ask for the following donations, according to Class Year:
    2017 – Desserts
    2018 – Salads
    2019 – Appetizers
    2020 – Drinks
    Alumni – Your choice

Please RSVP to Pat Field at graystock@verizon.net for planning purposes.

Future Events to Keep in Mind
  • Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 – All-Service Academies Ball
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 – SPPA Speaker Meeting
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 – Firstie Brunch at the Corinthian Yacht Club
SPPA is only successful if we make a difference in the lives of our families and Midshipmen. Please join us for the above events to ensure the best experiences for all of our members!
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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.

 

January 2016 Newsletter

SPPA News

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 – graystock@verizon.net 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

NEW DATE —PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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!