WPAOG's Distinguished Society Award
The Distinguished Society Award recognizes West Point Societies that strongly support the purpose of the West Point Association of Graduates across a broad spectrum of activities. Distinguished Societies further the ideals of West Point and promote the welfare of the United States Military Academy, and they support and serve its graduates. Members of Distinguished Societies help lead the way in advancing WPAOG’s efforts to engage every heart in gray.
West Point Societies may earn WPAOG’s 2013 Distinguished Society Award by meeting all of the following 10 criteria over the reporting period, Jan 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014:
1. USMA Admissions. Encouraged and substantially assisted candidates in applying to West Point by having one or more members of the Society serving as Military Academy Liaison Officer(s) or member(s) of the Admissions Field Force; serving on local congressional boards for interviewing and reviewing candidates; or other substantial Admissions-related activities.
2. Founders Day. Hosted a USMA Founders Day event to help strengthen connections among graduates and friends of West Point and inspire continued affinity for our alma mater.
3. Enhancing the Grip. Hosted at least one social event, professional networking event, or other event (in addition to Founders Day) for graduates and friends of West Point.
4. Communications. Communicated through a variety of media with graduates in the Society area to inform them of WPAOG and Society activities and submitted Society event details for publication on WPAOG web calendar.
5. Engagement Awareness. Informed WPAOG of changes to the Society officers and board members. Also, submitted event attendance rosters and a membership roster (if the Society has a membership program). Roster submission is not necessary for Societies using WPAOG online event and membership registration.
6. The Ideals of West Point. Nominated (or endorsed) a great American for the Thayer Award.
7. Growing the Community of Hearts in Gray. Submitted a nomination for WPAOG’s Friend of West Point membership.
8. Philanthropic Leadership. The Society President made a donation to the Superintendent’s Annual Fund, Long Gray Line Fund, Class Fund, Army A Club, or other West Point fund of his or her choice.
9. Supporting “Deployed Cadets.” Supported a Cadet team, club, or other group that travelled from West Point into the Society area. If there was no opportunity to do so, report another significant Society activity in lieu of this criterion.*
10. Building a Regional West Point Team. Partnered with the Parents Club in the Society area. If there is no Parents Club in the Society area, report another significant Society activity in lieu of this criterion.*
*Alternative activities intended to fulfill DSA criterion #9 or #10 should be approved in advance
by the Director of Organizational Support, firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.446.1581.
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