Our Colorado Parents' Club members have had a busy spring! On 7 April, our club had the opportunity to recognize our soon-to-be graduating firsties at our End of Year Celebration. It was a great afternoon to reflect on everything our club has done to support our Colorado cadets over the past year, in addition to celebrating those cadets nearing the end of their USAFA journey. We are so proud our 33 2019ers and can't wait to watch them soar as they venture off on new adventures. Many thanks to Dan & Denise Bruder and DeVita Bruce for their leadership in organizing this event!
Our panel of USAFA grads included Kobi Rex ('15), Andrew Hendel ('09) and Chelsea Hendel ('10) pictured above LEFT with our emcee, Dan Bruder ('21)
Above RIGHT are the 2019ers who attended the event!
We also had our Spring General Membership Meeting on 28 April in the Arnold Hall Ballroom followed by a pizza social with our cadets. An organization like ours can not operate without the active participation of its members. We greatly appreciate those of you who attended and shared your voice so that we could continue to serve our members in a manner that reflects the opinion of our general membership.
Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board for the 2019/2020 year:
Co-Presidents: Steve & Carrie Clancy ('21)
Co-Vice Presidents: Paul & Kathy Puseman ('22)
Treasurer: Derek & Lisa DeBastos ('22)
Secretary: Mark & Christina Coffey ('23)
Event Coordinator: Jim & Nathalie Flannery ('21)
Fundraising Coordinator: Joe & Donna Bajek ('21)
From left to right: Joe & Donna Bajek ('21), Steve Clancy ('21), Mark & Christina Coffey ('23), Jim & Nathalie Flannery ('21), Lisa & Derek DeBastos ('22)
Not pictured: Carrie Clancy ('21), Paul & Kathy Puseman ('22)
Congratulations also to the newly appointed Committee Chairs:
Goodie Bag Chair: Donna Bajek ('21)
New Appointee Luncheon Co-Chairs: Jim and Nathalie Flannery ('21)
I-day Picnic Co-Chairs: Jim and Nathalie Flannery ('21)
A-day Picnic Chair: TBD
Tailgate Chair: Steve Clancy ('21)
Parents' Weekend Chair: Lila Watts ('19)
Colorado All Service Academy Ball Point of Contact: Marne Trujillo ('22)
Colorado Night Co-Chairs: Jim and Nathalie Flannery ('21)
End of Year Celebration Co-Chairs: Dand & Denise Bruder ('21)
June brings two more events...the
New Appointee Luncheon
- many volunteers are still needed for key areas. We highly encourage Class of 2022 families to volunteer, as the New Appointee Luncheon and I-day are still fresh in your minds! Please
contact our Event Coordinators,
Jim and Nathalie Flannery
to see how we can best utilize your time and talents.
We are also looking for at least 12 cadets (Colorado cadets would be awesome!) to help at the New Appointee Luncheon. If your DS/DD is available to mentor the new appointees on 15 June, please reach out to Jim and Nathalie Flannery!
It's our honor to serve with our fellow volunteers and we look forward to wrapping up this year and gearing up to welcome the class of 2023 in just a couple of months!
Steve and Carrie Clancy ('21)