Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 6/11/13


0700-0800:  Introductions, Assistance, and Open Forum Discussion.

During our open forum this week, it's your chance to go into a little more detail on what's happening in your world these days.  Be sure to also mention any networking needs, as there's a strong chance someone in the group will be able to offer advice, referrals, contacts, or other assistance.


-- 6/11/13 (this week):  Open Forum - see above. 

-- 6/18/13:  Pete Mangold (USMA '02) will talk about Team Red White & Blue.  Team RWB is a nonprofit whose mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.  Pete started the Denver chapter and was involved in the recent addition of a Colorado Springs chapter.  He will explain what Team RWB does and how interested veterans can get involved.

-- 6/25/13:  TBD.  If you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion on this date or any future Tuesday, just let me know at


Thanks to Lindy Blackburn (USMA '69) for passing along this item.  His classmate, Mike Healy, is from the West Point Society of DC.  Presumably all academy grads are welcome to join this trip.  Mike writes as follows:

I am the West Point Society of DC member leading this tour. The West Point Society of Denver is invited to join this trip. The WPSDC is going to Ireland in September 2013. A few testimonials from the Ireland Tour in 2012:
“Absolutely the best! Thanks to all for making our Ireland tour an unforgettable experience. From meeting us at Shannon Airport, arranging transportation, to the History of Ireland presentation, the traditional Irish dancers and singers to the local pub band made everyone truly feel part of Ireland. We have done bus tours in the past and it can become quite hectic. This way we could relax as well as partake in the desired excursions. We just loved it! A perfect trip!" Jim Ball, USMA 1969
“Our Ireland tour was a never-to-be-forgotten, unique life-experience, with a perfect mix of Irish Tradition, History, Golf, Pubs, Castles and local Landmarks - and Irish Whiskey, of course! The Dunloe is a warm, classic hotel of Ireland! Our class is very discerning, and I heard NO comments less than "Great!"” Jim Mesite, USMA 1969
“I cannot think of a more incredible week than the one we recently spent in Killarney. To be able to develop, renew, and re-establish relationships with classmates and spouses while thoroughly enjoying the superb accommodations and non-stop activities is difficult to adequately describe. The only way this week could have been better is if it were two weeks - an unbelievable time!!" Dave Hofstetter, USMA 1969
We are looking for a few hardy souls who want to have a wonderful adventure and share it with those they love and enjoy most. No others need apply. Time is of the essence. So, if you are serious about joining us this fall, please follow the directions below.

Register for the 8 September 2013 WPSDC Ireland Tour prior to Saturday, 15 June 2013 in 4 easy steps:

1.         1.  Go to
2.         2.  At the top of the website home page, complete the ONLINE RESERVATION form with the arrival date 8 September 2013, 6 nights stay, number of rooms, and Group Code BUSMA080913. The Group Code uses CAPITAL letters and no space between characters. Click the Book Now button.
3.         3. On the Room Type and Rate Plans page, click the View All Rates button and click the Book Now button on the next page. Click the Continue button to go to the Guest Details page where you securely enter guest details and credit card information to complete your registration.
4.         4. View the Tour registration confirmation email message from The Dunloe that you will immediately receive in your email in-box and contact with any questions.

Please send all registration questions to me as they arise. You may contact me by email and mobile phone 571-385-6970 or toll free 877-224-5535. I sincerely look forward to seeing and meeting you and your families in Killarney in September.

All the best. Go Army! Mike 
Michael D. Healy, USMA 1969
Certificate of Irish Heritage Affiliated Genealogist


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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