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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!

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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

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!

“Dark Ages” Speaker Meeting – February 19, 2015

You’re cordially invited to attend the SPPA Board/Speaker Meeting to be held on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, beginning at 6:30 PM.  Our guest speaker will be Lt. Veronica Camiolo, a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering.  Lt. Camiolo is currently serving as an instructor in the Seamanship and Navigation Department at the United States Naval Academy.

The venue:

Tryzub Sports Complex and Club
1 Lower State & County Line Roads
Horsham, PA  19044
click for map

The Program:

Cocktails:      6:30PM – 7:15PM
Board Mtg:    7:15PM – 7:45PM
Speaker:       7:45PM – 8:15PM

Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP to Karley Sisler at KSISLER@VERIZON.NET by Thursday night, February 12th.  We are only holding one speaker meeting this year, so we hope you’re able to join us.  Please bring a light snack, appetizer or dessert to share with other members during cocktails.

Your attendance is appreciated and we look forward to a good turnout for our Guest Speaker, Lt. Veronica Camiolo.