WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
The mission of the United States Air Force Academy Colorado Parents' Club is to provide an avenue for parents and guardians to enrich The Academy experience of all Colorado cadets and Academy community.
News & Announcements
News From CPC
The 2022-2023 academic year is here! We hope that all of you were able to spend some time with your cadets this summer on their break! However, I know the time seems never ending for our 2026 families. Soon you may see your cadet at Acceptance Day on 5 August 2022. We wish them well in the last couple of weeks of Basic Cadet Training!
With the start of the academic year, football tailgate season is just around the corner! Whether you are attending the football game or not, CPC tailgates are a lot of fun for the entire family and a great way to get to meet and know your fellow CPC members. Our tailgates are in the cadet tailgate area, and your CPC nametag will give you access to this cordoned off area. We need a lot of volunteers to pull off our tailgates each week. Sign-ups will come out for each home game. CPC provides the grilled main courses (hamburgers, hot dogs & brats & always some fun surprises like ribs & drumsticks) and water. We ask that you please bring something to share and sign up for a spot to help us run the tailgate. Also, please consider getting involved on the tailgate committee. We look forward to meeting you soon and hope to see you at the tailgates! Check the rest of the newsletter for more details.
We cannot run our club without you as a volunteer. Please see the Volunteering Section below that will provide descriptions of each open position.
We hope you enjoy the final weeks of summer!
Danny & Kathy Cometto
USAFA CPC Co-Presidents
We are still in need of volunteers for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Thank you for considering volunteering! We cannot manage all of our events without your assistance! Please see our Volunteer page for more information.
Fundraising Chairperson - This is an Executive Board position.
The Fundraising Chairperson shall take the lead on all efforts by the corporation to plan and execute events related to raising funds used by the corporation to support planned events throughout the year. This includes reaching out to community partners to seek funds for some of our activities (Tailgates, Taste of Home, etc.), and track donations received throughout the year. The Fundraising Chair is responsible for overseeing the Goodie Bag Chair.
Parents' Weekend 2022 Chair - The Parents’ Weekend Information Fair Coordinator will run the CPC Booth at Arnold Hall. This is to provide information to parents and facilitate Goodie Bag Orders. We have a bar code that parents can scan that will allow them to order with their phones. No collection of paper orders or money will be necessary. This is a great position for a Sustaining Member.
Tailgate Committee - Working with Tim Thompson as our Tailgate Committee Chair.
Goodie Bag Chair for 2023-2024 - This position is a Committee Position. Ideally, you would work alongside Stacy Prater & Nico Mason for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to learn the details of this position and take over May 2023.
Goodie Bag Volunteer Coordinator -The Goodie Bag Committee needs a Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate the cadet POC's (Point of Contact) and the volunteers for assembly and delivery. Please contact our Goodie Bag Chair for more information or to volunteer.
Goodie Bag Assemblers - More information will be forthcoming and sign-ups will be emailed as we get closer to those dates.
I-Day Picnic Chair for 2023-2024 - This position is a Committee Position.
· I-Day Picnic Sub-committee Heads for 2023-2024:
· Venue (location, facilities, equipment)
· Food (menu, food preparation, food storage)
· Activities (letter writing, Goodie Bag sales)
· Publicity, Signage, Sign-up
· Volunteer Coordinator
End of Year Celebration Chair April 2023 - This position is a Committee Position.
New Appointee Event Co-Chair June 2023- This position is a Committee Position. You will join your efforts with Helly Duncan to host the Class of 2027 in June of 2023 in the gathering of New Appointees and Families at a location in Colorado Springs. It is a time for Questions to be answered and USAFA Information to be provided.
There are many more smaller volunteer positions that we need assistance with over the next year.
Support the Colorado Parents Club
Join Colorado Parents Club
Our strength is in our numbers. Join and receive regular updates from CPC regarding important USAFA information and upcoming events. Attend tailgates and other meet and greet activities. Your senior cadet will also receive a one-of-a-kind gifts before graduation.
The Colorado Parents Club It is a great way to serve and give back to those at the Academy as well as meet other Academy parents and forge friendships that will last beyond the Academy years.
Buy Goodie Bags
Put a smile on a cadet with a bag full of non-perishable foods, snacks and AF logo novelty items made especially for each Goodie Bag. Bag are assembled with love and hand delivered right to the cadet's room.
Goodie Bags are our primary fundraiser, and Goodie Bag sales enable us to host the annual I-Day picnic, tailgates, cadet awards, and all of our other events. Without Goodie Bag sales, there is less that we are able to do.
Order your goodie bags today!
We aren't able to operate without our volunteers! Fundraiser is great and crucial to our mission, but so are you. Help us enhance the experience of your cadet, all Colorado cadets, and even all new parents as we host the I-Day picnic, assemble and deliver Goodie Bags, and other services/events throughout the year.
We NEED YOU to be involved and share your time and talents. Learn more about how you can help by visiting the volunteer page.