Club Officers

Phil & Sandi Phillips
Co - Presidents

Seeking Parent Volunteer
Vice President

Bruce Plaskett

Cori Griffith

Tim Wojdan
Liaison Officer
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2017/2018 Dates to Remember

The following event dates have been decided and the
details will follow as we get closer to each event!

Kick Off Meeting
August 19
10:00 am

Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 S. Manhattan Ave.
TampaFlorida 33611

Please come with your 30 seconds ish of Thunder
news of your cadet and what is new in their life!!
Parents' Weekend 2017
August 31st - September 5th

Learn about the weekend by visiting this link!

Parents’ Weekend Information Fair

Join the Florida Gulf Coast Parents Club Parents as we volunteer at
"OUR TABLE" to sell our AF "BLING"  Scarfs and Magnets for all.....
this is a great fund raiser for our Club and you will get to meet many parents
from across the country.  Please volunteer and take part in this event!!

Join us to learn more about our academic and athletic programs,
intramural sports, flying programs, parents clubs, alumni association
and many more! From cycling, aikido, and scuba to amateur radio,
modeling and honor guard, we have a cadet club for all interests.  
Check out the Basic Cadet Training (BCT) video playing throughout
the day, where BCT photos, videos, and yearbook are available for
purchase, as well as other official merchandise.  
Be sure to stick around for lunch, giveaways and a live
performance by our cadet musical groups from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Friday, September 1, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Arnold Hall Ballroom

November 4th - 1:30 MT
Falcon Stadium, USAFA

Viewing Party
MacDill Air Force Base
November 4th - 1:30

We will be hosting this 2nd annual event at
Boomers Restaurant
inside the Surf's Edge Club
7315 Bayshore Blvd., MacDill AFB, FL
Kick off is 11:30 am EST.
We plan to start our party about 10:30.....
please plan to attend and wear your AF Gear!!!!  
February 27, 2018


We will be hosting our first of hopefully many
Florida Sunshine Nights at the Academy
We are teaming up with all the parents Clubs across
the Great State of Florida to organize a Florida Sunshine Night
to bring a little sunshine to the Academy during the winter that can
be soooooo dark, cold and not much fun.  
Please help us raise interest and of course money and products.
Please print our donation letter for all the information.

Florida Sunshine Night Donation Letter

Please visit our Florida Sunshine Night page for all the information.

USO Tampa Bay
The new USO at Tampa International Airport will serve many of
the 300,000 actively serving military and their family members
that transit each year. We also hope you will be inspired to volunteer
through your time, talents, and donations. Please
remind your cadets to donate a few dollars if they use the
USO facilities, especially in Denver.

An ongoing event for us is to seek funds for the
Dennis P. Rando Cadet Humanitarian Fund

Please download and read this PDF File about this
worthy fund for our fallen cadets and their families to ensure that
fellow cadets as well as the families can bond during the
emotional time of saying goodbye!


Some of the club's meetings are held
at the following locations:

Charles J. Fendig Public Library
3909 W. Neptune St.
Tampa, FL 33629-5815

Jimmy B. Keel Library

2902 West Bearss Avenue
Tampa, FL  33618

Map & Directions to Library
The meeting room is immediately to your left as
you enter the foyer of the library.

Lettuce Lake Park
6920 E Fletcher Avenue
Tampa FL 33637
View Map

Box Packing: Four times a year our club sends our cadets
a care package which includes treats packed after
our general membership meeting.
We ask our members to bring enough snacks/treats for
45 cadets or send a donation (Suggested donation $20 - $25)
to our treasurer to assist the club in filling the boxes.
Parents are also encouraged to include personal notes,
cards or gifts in their cadet's box if so desired.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact one of the board
members with your questions

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