Newsletter 04-05-16

5 Apr

Weekly Newsletter

PRESIDENTS CORNER

Howdy Aggies,

Spring is upon and there are many activities, both around the county and on campus. This weekend in Aggieland is Parents Weekend. Always a lot of activities to keep you busy and entertained. The Aggie Mom’s Club will gather for their annual fundraiser and you can find some amazing items for your own collection or something you might like to donate for the FISH FRY Silent Auction (hint-hint). In addition on campus the Association of Former Students will have its largest ‘RING DAY’ ever with over 6,000 Aggies receiving their rings. In the event you had not heard the football Spring game will once again be at Kyle Field after a three year absence.

Around the county we will have a Muster meeting, a special screening of an Aggie original movie at City Lights, Reveille Breakfast and our own version of the The BIG Event – WCAMC Edition and that is all this week as we kick off the month of April. Your club and officers continue to work hard to put together a variety of activities, hopefully you will find something that works for you and get connected with the club. Read below to find out more and we hope to see you at an event soon!

MUSTER COMMITTEE

Now that it is April, it is time for Aggie Muster, one of the most cherished Aggie traditions. See the link below or the tab on our website to register for the event. Our Muster Chair Abby is still looking for assistance with this years Muster, particularly with check-in and assistance with the adult beverage tickets. We will have one final Muster meeting on Wednesday 6 April at 7PM. We will be meeting at Gumbo’s North in Georgetown. Please come out and join us as we work to make sure everything is in place for this years event.

If you are still interested, it is is not too late to sign up and assist at Muster. Abby and her crew have done a great job of getting things lined up but could still use a hand on the day of. Please feel free to contact Abby or go to the online connection to sign up directly: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-reeCubk-xzCgqCSTQz3BpNOheDL125MnBD1b0l8lC0/edit?usp=drive_web

In addition, our online registration is now open: wcamc.aggienetwork.com/muster/

SPECIAL Aggie Documentary Screening in Georgetown

Four young Aggie Cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country’s wild horses.

Doors will open at 6pm, allowing you to mingle with creator and star Ben Masters and get an up close look at two of his co-stars, a formerly wild mustang and burro.

Showtime is at 7pm, Georgetown City Lights, Thursday 7 April. Immediately following the award winning documentary will be a Q and A with Ben Masters himself and Mustang Heritage Foundation Executive Director, Kali Sublett.

The BIG Event – WCAMC Edition

While we missed the timing to coincide with the annual event on campus, we will again assist the community as the San Gabriel Kiwanis host the Georgetown Special Olympics Track & Field Event. Our club was able to assist two years ago and while it was a little chilly, it was a great event and everyone enjoyed their time spent assisting and cheering these amazing local athletes.

Come join us this Saturday, April 9 from 9am-12pm, volunteers need to arrive at 8:00am at Charles A Forbes Middle School, 1911 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626. They have opportunities for us to time, do awards etc but most importantly cheer and be an encouraging audience. This is a family friendly event where everyone can participate, so bring the entire gang and be sure to wear AGGIE MAROON! ย www.facebook.com/events/1061623157243426/

BLUEBONNET WINE TOUR

Have you ever had interest in a wine tour but are not excited about the driving while sampling many of the states fine wines? One of our members is exploring a bus tour through the Bluebonnet Wine trail:ย www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com

Living in central Texas many have explored the wineries in the hill country but have you ever ventured east? This would be an overnight, weekend excursion on a chartered bus. The goal would also be to have dinner at Messina Hof on Saturday evening before settling down for the evening. If this interest you, please feel free to drop us a note so we could begin receiving some feedback as we are in the infancy stages of planning. In addition, if you would like to assist in planning such an excursion or have some experience please let us know. Ideally this would be a May or early June trip is the pieces fall into place.

SILVER TAPS SURVEY ASSISTANCE

The University Traditions Council is currently attempting to detail the history of SILVER TAPS since its inception in 1898 honoring late college president Lawrence Sullivan Ross to present day. However, because of its solemn purpose and mystique, very little has been recorded about the history of this event and information is especially scarce from 1920-1950. Brendon Gould, member of the Traditions Council is attempting to interview Former Students who attended AMC during these years in order to collect firsthand accounts of the conduct of Silver Taps, as well as document any major changes or events that may have occurred. They are particularly interested in determining if Silver Taps was played for students who were killed overseas during World War II and Korea. If you are a member of a class during this time frame, please contact Brandon @ brendan.gould1@gmail.com

SEC GOLF TOURNAMENT

The date and location have been set for the Annual SEC Golf Tournament. This is a great event to come out and enjoy, while earning money for scholarships. Each school receives funds based on the number of teams that participate. Save the date, Sunday 24 April as we will tee it up at Shadow Glen in Manor with a shotgun start at 1PM. Sponsorship’s are available if you are interested in promoting your business. Registration will be open soon so keep an eye out. Feel free to sign up as a team or an individual and you will be paired with others from the same university. We are attempting for every club to have at least two teams and we are a little behind at the moment. It is not too late to sign up. If you do not like to golf but would like to be involved there are several volunteer opportunities on the day of the event, so come out and join us

Registration has been brisk so get your team signed up before the event is sold out. Direct link is here: https://austinsec.wufoo.com/forms/wfpjugz11zok58/

WEEKLY EVENTS

We work hard to offer a variety of events in hopes that your schedule will allow you to join as often as possible. We realize everyone is busy but it is always good to take a little time for friends and expand your network. We will continue our ‘THURSDAY’ event schedule, but keep your eyes open for a few twist as we move through the year.

This week we will have our Reveille Breakfast for those who like to start their day a little early with breakfast tacos and hot topics. We will meet at Rudy’s around 7AM and it is come and go so feel free to stop in on your way to work. If you know of any locally owned Aggie establishments, please be sure to pass them along as we look to support local, particularly Aggie business’.

Gig’Em,
David A. Johnson ’87
WCAMC President
president@wcamc.com

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