WEST POINT PARENTS CLUB
West Point Parents Club of North Texas (WPPCNTX)
Parents of West Point cadets experience unique challenges as their sons and daughters undergo a rigorous and demanding training program.
Membership in a West Point Parents Club offers an opportunity for mutual support, fellowship, and access to useful information about the Academy and cadet life. The West Point Parents Club of North Texas is one of more than 100 clubs throughout the United States and abroad.
To provide information to parents, guardians, and families 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.
How we accomplish our mission
Every year our club designs a variety of fun events that enable parents to learn about West Point, support cadets, and meet other parents. Here are some of the things we have done:
Parent Orientations and Cadet Candidate events to help families prepare for R-Day and Beast
Built and sent huge boodle boxes to our Cadets
Kept our Cadets warm with Texas Proud - Army Strong hoodies and fleece blankets
Conducted parent meetings to help everyone understands West Point
Conducted fundraisers that benefited the Minority Cadet Candidate Visitation Program, and enabled us to donate to the Directorate of Cadet Activities to fund activities for all cadets
Sponsored spots for nearly 100 cadets to eat for free at the Texas Tamale Tailgate
We also support the Lone Star Military Ball, as well as keep our parents informed of other military-friendly organizations in the area.
In accordance with our club by-laws, our club is run by a volunteer group of board members. Each of us has one or more cadets at West Point right now.
President – Derick Hutchins 2024
Secretary/Treasurer – Barbara Kakembo 2025
VP Events – G. Delorme 2026
VP Fundraising – Michele Windsor 2023 & 2025
VP Membership – Hemant Deshmukh 2026
Board Members At-Large
Bret Petkus USMA '91 & 2026
Interested in becoming a board member-at-large? Email WPPCNTX@gmail.com for more info.
The West Point Parents Club of North Texas (WPPCNTX) is a nonprofit organization. WPPCNTX is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the United States Military Academy and cadet families. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our Federal Tax ID is 900824572.
We believe strongly in helping to assist West Point in providing educational opportunities that enhance the cadet experience. Our on-going support of West Point has earned us the Pershing Lifetime Giving Society award for our continuous donations. We are one of the largest donors to help fund programs that support cadets!
The West Point Parents Club of North Texas (WPPCNTX) is a nonprofit organization. WPPCNTX is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
DISCLAIMER: This private organization is a non-Federal entity organized by parents of Cadets at the United States Military Academy. Non-Federal entities may not be endorsed by the United States Army or Department of Defense. As such, the views of this private organization are not to be considered as the official views of the United States Military Academy.