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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.


Annual SPPA Firstie Brunch & SPPA 25th Anniversary – April 19, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103

SPPA will be celebrating the Class of 2015 “Firstie Brunch” aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.

We are celebrating with a brunch under the tent on the fantail of the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
The brunch will be served from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The Firstie Brunch program will begin while brunch is being served and will adjourn by 4:00 PM. A cash bar will be available as well as free parking on site.  In addtion, the Battleship New Jersey is handicap accessible.

The Firstie Dinner has traditionally been a dinner where we recognize our Firstie Parents, and all the sacrifices that they’ve made, along with their midshipmen, to achieve a transformation four years in the making.  However, this event is by no means limited to parents of the Class of 2015.  This event is open to all members of SPPA, as well as relatives, friends and family, the Alumni Association and prior graduates.  It’s a truly special event, highlighted by the reading of letters from the Firsties to their parents who will be in attendance that afternoon.  If you’ve never had the chance to attend this event, it is certainly an enjoyable celebration.  It’s one of those traditions at SPPA which is most memorable, where you’ll certainly laugh and maybe even shed a tear or two when the letters are read out loud to the audience.

In addition, in February 2015, SPPA will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary!  Therefore, we will also have a ceremony to celebrate this milestone, and hope to have many of our early membership come back and join us.

The cost of the tickets will be $50 per person, which includes the brunch buffet, attendance to the Firstie Recognition Ceremony and the 25th Anniversary celebration, and free parking.

Please RSVP by March 27, 2015.
Please send your check, made payable to SPPA – Firstie Dinner to the following:

Tom Nieberding – Treasurer
4633 Old Oak Road
Doylestown, PA  18902

We expect this will be a gathering we can talk about for years to come.  However, space is limited, so please don’t delay!

Firstie Brunch and 25th Anniversary Celebration Cover Letter from the committee chairpersons

Firstie Brunch and 25th Anniversary Celebration Invitation