Newsletter 06-22-16 | Thur: Howdy Hour @ Jack Allen’s in Round Rock

22 Jun

Weekly Newsletter

Howdy Aggies,

The “dog day’s of summer” appear to have set in for central Texas. We have concluded our huge annual fundraiser, Fish Fry and need to begin thinking on how to make our 25th annual Fish Fry something extra special in 2017.  If you have any feedback on this years event or suggestions for next year, please email them to

There are no Aggie sports to follow at the moment, however, on a bright note it is only 73 days until Aggie football returns to Kyle Field. Of course that means it will be time for soccer and volleyball as well before you know it.

I want to take a minute and give a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone that came out to support our annual Fish Fry Fundraising event. This was the 24th annual event and we continue to work and make it a more enjoyable event for everyone involved. We could not make this happen without our many volunteers. We were very fortunate that so many came to work and help in any way possible. It started early and there were many that took a ‘day off’ from work, only to come spend 12 hours helping the WCAMC with this wonderful event.

As our primary goal is to raise funds for scholarships, we were fortunate to have so many sponsors step up to the plate. A special ‘Thank You’ to our two ‘Kyle Field’ sponsors, Texas Crushed Stone & Rock Sports Bar. Of course the sponsor’s at every level are GREATLY appreciated. So many local businesses understand the importance of supporting youth from the community to further their education. We also appreciate our ‘Box-O-Fish’ sponsors, as it helps the Foundation to off set so much of our expense in purchasing that fantastic fish.

The silent auction & raffle were another favorite. With over 70 items there was surely something for everyone. The committee did a good job of growing that aspect of our event, “THANKS” to all of our donors for such a wide variety of items. Another way to help raise funds for the scholarship effort and could not happen without all of our buyers willing to make that ‘additional’ donation.

Finally for all of the VOLUNTEERS. From everyone in the kitchen area, including the desert crew, fish cutter’s/batter’s, preparing sides, of course the frier’s and servers, it was truly a combined effort. Let’s not forget everyone who brought out a dessert (or two) as there was tremendous variety to choose from. We were also glad that some of our scholarships recipients could come out and greet attendees and give back to Fish Fry. We would also like to thank the leaders and Boy Scouts from Troops 405 & 64. They came out to help serve in this community event and were a huge help.

We even made the local press in the Williamson County Sun. The story can be found here:


Don’t miss Coach Sumlin’s annual pilgrimage to Austin to give us the latest on the upcoming Aggie football season at a new and exciting venue! Coach’s Night is also our biggest fundraising event of the year as we work to provide scholarships to outstanding Central Texas high school students attending Texas A&M University.

This year’s events include a VIP reception with Coach Sumlin, live and silent auction, the opportunity to meet Reveille and our Yell Leaders, and a great Texas barbecue dinner!

Auction items include a signed and framed John David Crow jersey, guided fishing excursion, Argentinian dove hunt, items signed by Coach Sumlin, exciting raffle opportunities, dining & hotel packages, and so much more!

Tickets can be purchased directly from the CCAMC website:  Ticket prices go up on July1, so be sure to buy them now!

If you have any questions or would like more information on attending, sponsoring, or volunteering, email us at

Thursday, 14 July
5:00 pm: Doors Open
7:00 pm: Program Starts

H-E-B Center At Cedar Park
2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park, TX 78613


The date is set and plans are under way for another great Family Picnic. This Austin SEC Club event is one you do not want to miss. This is a great way to get all of your tailgate gear ready for another football season. No better way than to display our school maroon and the SEC banner in the middle of ‘burnt orange’ country. There will be details in the near future but be sure to save the date, Saturday 20 August.


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 Howdy Hour at Jack Allen’s, Round Rock. Be sure to take a little time on your way home from a long day and meet some new folk’s or say HOWDY to familiar faces. Good opportunity for a little Aggie speak and networking.

David A. Johnson ’87
WCAMC President


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