Season’s Greetings to everyone as we have wrapped up Thanksgiving and moving directly to Christmas. Hard to believe the year is coming to an end, as it does we can reflect back, as well as look forward and know that we have much to be ‘Thankful’ for and our blessings are numerous.
As we turn the page on the calendar we prepare for a new year along with new changes. While the football season did not go as some of us had anticipated, the powers at be within the university have made a huge change in hiring a new head coach. We welcome to Aggieland our new coach, James ‘Jimbo’ Fisher, he has a rather impressive resume, I know we all hope it translates on the field. A big higher considering coach’s with a national championship typically stay in place.
Basketball season has also kicked off with a bang for the men and women. After traveling coast to coast the men have jumped out to a 6-0 start and ranked within the Top 10, good way to get things started. Coach Blair and the Lady Ags, while ranked in the Top 25 have faced a tough non-conference schedule. Basketball for both and perhaps both will be looking toward some post season action. Still a good reason to head over to Aggieland now that football season is over.
On another note of change as we enter a new year, your WCAMC Board is up for some changes as well. Your current board has been working on a proposed slate to lead us moving forward and we will review and vote on that at our annual membership meeting scheduled for Thursday 25 January. We will resume our monthly, 4th Thursday Howdy Hours, and start off with our annual membership meeting (location TBD). It is a good time to grab a cocktail, meet some fellow Aggies to discuss all the recent activities, hear about future plans, as well as vote on our new officers and at large board members. If you are interested in getting involved and being on the board, please reach out and let us know as we still have a few ‘at large’ spots available. We would be happy to provide some insight as to the time commitment involved.
As our final major event of the year we will have our Aggie Christmas Party at Gumbo’s North on the Square in Georgetown. There is limited seating for this event (first 45 individuals) and you can hold your spot with a $1 RSVP on our website. Gumbo’s has prepared a variety of meal options for the evening (menu attached) and each group will be billed separately the night of the event. Come enjoy the fellowship of Aggies as well as the great food of Gumbo’s. Saturday, 9 December @ 6:00pm www.wcamc.com/store/.
On a final note, as we begin to wrap up the year, if you are looking to make contributions for tax purposes, please consider donating to our WCAMC Endowed Scholarship, some company’s may also have a matching fund option. While our club has been giving scholarships to local students for the past 25 years we have never endowed a scholarship. It was decided at our annual meeting last year to take the step in accomplishing this task. It took some effort for us to get all the pieces in place but we are proud to say that we have worked with the Texas A&M Foundation in order to make this an easy process. www.wcamc.com/endow/
It has been a good year, the board continues to work hard to provide activities for our members to gather and socialize with Aggies. Our primary goal is to provide a location for Aggies to come together, Muster, Fish Fry, watch parties, etc. Please feel free to reach out and let us know what we can do to make the A&M Club even better and continue to meet the needs of our growning A&M Club. It has been a pleasure to serve as your Club President and I will look forward to seeing many of you in the coming year.
Have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, may you and your family continue to be blessed.