We have kicked off a new year and half way through January already. Certainly hope you were able to hit the ground running as there appears to be no shortage of things to occupy ones time.
Over in Aggieland things continue to move in a positive direction on the hardwood. Both the men’s and women’s programs are playing good basketball right now. If at all possible be sure to catch the teams as it is exciting to see in person. As of today the men’s team has broken into the Top 10. Discussions of not only making the ‘BIG DANCE’ but how deep they go has made it to national sports radio. The men host LSU on Tuesday night, if you happen to be College Station, be sure to catch the game. The women lost a tough game over the weekend by one point to #2 ranked South Carolina. Fortunately we will have a rematch a Reed, we all need to get out and support that effort
Of course the early baseball polls have the Aggies ranked as high as #4. Of course we know all to well, your pitching into the season will determine your success. Blue Bell park opens up in a month (19 Feb) when the Aggies will take the diamond and kick off their run to Omaha. Across the street at the softball complex the ladies will start things up on 12 Feb.
Of course Parents Weekend is slated for April 8-9 and there is rumor that the ‘Spring Game’ will once again return to Kyle Field now that the renovations are complete. Between football, baseball against Georgia and all the regular scheduled events it would be a good reason to make a spring trip over to Aggieland.
This weeks club event is our Aggie Networking Lunch. We will be meeting from 11:45-1:00 at the 620 Cafe at 910 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock.
As we start the new year we will also be making some changes to our WCAMC board and officer positions. We certainly hope you will make it a point to come out and join us at Gumbo’s North (map) on Thursday 28 Jan (there will be a special limited diner menu so feel free to order prior to the meeting). In conjunction with our monthly ‘Howdy Hour’ (5:30) we will have our annual membership meeting (6:30). At this time the slate of board members and officers will be presented and voted upon. We will also have a recap of 2015 and plans for 2016. Remember, the club exist to meet the needs of our members and we want to appeal to as many Aggies as possible, but we can’t do that without your help and participation. This is a great opportunity to come meet new friends, provide input to the direction of the club and lay the foundation for a fantastic year.
While contemplating how you might like to get involved we have a few positions that have not been filled for this year. Consider the possibility of stepping in and getting involved to your comfort level. Or take a leap of faith and get out of your comfort zone and get involved to meet new friends.
We have three (3) at large board positions open at this time. Our club has 5 at large positions on the board and they serve three year terms. This is a good way to be involved in the planning of and direction of the club prior to becoming an officer. The three current positions available are: two – three year terms and one – two year term.
In addition, if you want to get involved with a committee we have several options in that arena. As April approaches our current Muster Chair, Abby Williford will begin meeting with her committee to finalize those plans and begin looking for next years Muster Chair.
Our annual ‘Fish Fry’ fundraiser will be here before you know it and we will have many areas of opportunities in which to serve there as well.
In regards to monthly activities we are seeking a committee chair for our ‘Networking Lunches’, ‘Howdy Hours’ as well as an ‘SEC representative’.
If any of these areas interest you please reach out to myself or any of the board members prior to the annual meeting. (list of Club leadership wcamc.aggienetwork.com/leadership)
We look forward to seeing many new faces as well as all our familiar ones in the coming months. Pleas join us at the end of the month as we would like to hear from our members on how to best serve you in the coming year. If you can’t make the meeting, please feel free to call/text or email us your feedback or recommendations.
David A. Johnson ’87