News - July 2013

Jose Quintero, USMA '17

Recently, Bill Schwartz ’59 approached the Board of the West Point Society to help out Jose Quintero, a young man attending Oakland Charter School, who had an appointment to West Point, Class ’17.  The student needed to be at West Point with boots and shoes, that he didn’t have, and he needed help with expenses incurred in getting to West Point.  The Board paid for his shoes and boots, and gave him $100 for traveling expenses.  We received a nice thank you letter from him thanking the Society for helping him out.

2013 Society Dues

If you haven’t paid you dues for 2013, please consider doing so – the dues/donations are put to good use.  Website to pay dues:

Announcement Distros

From time to time we are notified of opportunities for networking luncheons, and opportunities for groups to discuss business needs and share ideas.  We hesitate to send out notices for these meetings.  We do not want to use our e-mailing list for someone’s business/marketing purposes, yet we don’t want you to miss an opportunity you might be interested in.  When appropriate, these opportunities will be posted on our new website (there is one posted now) - reach out to Jim Wilson at  However, if you are interested in receiving these networking e-mails, Nina Leslie will be forming a new e-mailing list specifically for this purpose.  Please let her know if you would like to be on this new voluntary e-mail list at

Annual Picnic

Please plan on attending our Annual Picnic on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  For the last 2 years, we’ve had over 100 people attend and it is a wonderful event, free to West Point Society members.  RSVP to Nina at


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