WEST POINT PARENTS CLUB OF NORTH TEXAS
Who We Are
Having a son or a daughter appointed to the United States Military Academy or its preparatory school is a great privilege and a special accomplishment for those young adults. The young men and women who choose to take the "road less traveled" and to pursue service as a leader in the United States Army are truly special.
The West Point Parents Club of North Texas is a social and support organization for the parents of cadets of the United States Military Academy and the United States Military Academy Preparatory School. Parents and guardians of current and former cadets at both West Point and the Prep School are eligible for membership. The club is a strictly voluntary organization open to parents or guardians of current and former West Point cadets, as well as parents of cadets enrolled in the US Military Academy Preparatory School. Approximately 150 families from across North Texas who are privileged to have a son or a daughter enrolled at West Point join together for monthly fellowship, information exchange and fun. Centered on the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, our membership base extends as far west as Mineral Wells, as far east as the Tyler / Longview area, as far south as Waco and north to the Oklahoma line. Our purpose is to provide a fun and welcoming forum for the parents of West Point and USMAPS cadets and to undertake a variety of activities in support of our cadets, our member families and the Military Academy itself. If you fit our membership eligibility requirements, we hope you will join us!
- To provide information to parents, guardians and family of Cadets of the United States Military Academy.
- To provide a welcoming and supportive venue for camaraderie among families and friends of West Point cadets.
- To promote a favorable attitude toward West Point and it goals and purposes in the North Texas community.
- To support the recruiting of prospective candidates for West Point.
Club members meet throughout the year as a group to exchange information and share experiences. The fellowship creates an opportunity to be surrounded by people that clearly relate to what it means to have a son or daughter attend West Point.
The calendar year is kicked off with an Ice Cream Social in June to congratulate and welcome incoming cadet candidates and their families. This event also provides cadet candidates an opportunity to meet and speak to some North Texas cadets.
All members receive and have the opportunity to participate in the following:
- Parent Handbook
- Travel and Lodging advice
- Information on key West Point and local events
- Social events
- Black Knight game watching parties
- “Boodle” parties
- Annual Texas Tamale Tailgate (T3) at West Point
- Actively participate in the planning of all events
The calendar year is capped off with the annual Service Academies Holiday Ball. The five North Texas service academies come together to toast their Cadets, Midshipmen and Coasties in a festive formal setting.