Guest Speaker Dailey
Founder's Day Images
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Guest Speaker Shoop
The CFWPS was proud sponsor of the Fourth Annual Veterans Golf Tournament to honor veterans and raise funds for the maintenance of the recently completed Veterans’ Memorial. The Committee to Honor America’s Veterans is a group of residents of Brunswick County who work with local organizations to provide assistance to local veterans and service members in need. See more about the organization here.
On 10 March 2018 we held our fifth Founder’s Day celebration as a Society. This year the event was a luncheon at the Surf Club on Wrightsville Beach, and dress was informal. Upon entering each member and guest was given the biography of a famous (or infamous) graduate and assigned to the appropriate period table. I think we all learned something new about our academy and some of the people who have graduated from it. COL(R) Joe Rogers delivered part 2 of his “oldest grad” talk from last year, in which he recounted his path to the academy from his childhood home in Leavenworth, Kansas. Our guest speaker was LTG (Ret) Dell Dailey (’71), Distinguished Chair at the United States Military Academy's Combating Terror Center.
deMoya with Caropolo and Deets
FD Cake and Sword
Friday, 13 July 1700 hrs: Benny Havens Hour at Waterman's Brewery, Wrightsville Beach.
Friday, 14 Sept 1700 hrs: Benny Havens Hour TBD
6 June - Veterans Golf Tournament
On 18 March we held our annual Founder's Day celebration at the Cape Fear Country Club. Our guest speaker was COL Barry Shoop, Professor and Head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at USMA. We were entertained by “Oldest Grad” COL(R) Joe Rogers (’51) who gave an amusing talk about the role of his wife, Jean, during their journey through the Army together. Our Youngest Grad was 1LT Chris Posadas (’13), who spoke about some of the tough choices that he had to make during his early career as a Marine, doing his alma mater proud. Rick deMoya (’71), who leads the local USMA admission field force, introduced our two local rising cadets Matt Caropolo and Chloe Deets, Class of 2021.
The Cape Fear Men's Club and the Cape Fear West Point Society (CPWPS) held our annual joint High Nooners luncheon meeting on Tuesday, June 19th, at the Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach. After introduction by JT Thomas, BG(R) Kip Nygren spoke about the origin of flight and the events leading up to the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, NC. Kip currently serves as the CFWPS treasurer and board member. His distinguished career includes tours in Germany, Korea and the U.S., a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, a professorship and department head at West Point and President of Wyoming Seminary Prep School. Since moving to Wilmington he has joined numerous other organizations and volunteer activities in the Wilmington area.
Old Grad Rogers
Founder's Day 2018
Cape Fear West Point Society
19 June - Joint Luncheon with the Cape Fear Men's Club