Apr 20

April Update from Nate Sandvig, President at The West Point Society of Oregon


I hope all is well after enjoying a fabulous and busy March with the raptures of West Point Glee Club at Nike and another outstanding Founders Day made possible by the efforts of our leadership and your attendance at the MAC. As your new president of the West Point Society of Oregon, below are a few future activities that may be of interest with the summer almost upon us.

· Timbers game, August 7 – I’ve been slow playing the promotion and am about to cast the net much broader in the next few weeks to sell the rest of the tickets. Tickets cost $50 for a space that seats 60. Almost half our tickets are sold for a sold out venue. Send checks to me at 8024 SE 35th Ave., Portland, OR 97202. Please don’t delay sending me your check if you are on the fence.

· “Sua Sponte” Happy Hour, May 5 at Upper Lip from 5-6pm (http://bit.ly/1bcvLQa) – “Loose Lips Take Sips.”

· US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington on June 15 – 21 – to honor active military men and women for their service to our country, the USGA will provide active military personnel with complimentary Gallery tickets during the practice rounds (Monday, June 15 – Wednesday, June 17). Retirees can purchase practice round Gallery tickets at a discounted price.


· David Eisenhower WWII Lecture on June 25 at Oregon Historical Society – David is the grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a noted historian and author of Eisenhower: At War and Coming Home to Glory.


· We are exploring an informal golf outing at a course in Portland this summer (possibly Eastmoreland). For those interested, please let Tim Marvich know (tymbo70@gmail.com), so we can gauge interest and potentially organize.


· For those current, former and aficionados of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there is an excellent new episode on History Channel’s Modern Marvels called “Panama Canal Supersized” that is certainly worth a watch that can be streamed with the app (http://bit.ly/1cMz9Cd). George Goethals (Class of 1880) was the Chief Engineer that completed the original project in 1914. Trivia for a beer on me at our May 5 Happy Hour – what is so unique about Goethals tombstone at West Point? No cheating using the Internet.

Lastly and most importantly, the West Point Society is a membership-driven organization. If there are any suggestions, thoughts, ideas, etc. that you would like to see in the future to sustain, improve, change, etc. please let me know.