Newsletter
August 15, 2018

 
Howdy Ags,,
 
Halfway through August already. Football season is right around the corner. That means it is time for the annual SEC Picnic on August 25. Think of it as a preseason warmup for tailgating. Join us and all the other SEC schools at the American Legion Post 76 in Austin. Each SEC school hosts their own style tailgate. As the only SEC school in Texas, it falls to us to ensure Texas BBQ is well represented. While the event is free, the BBQ plates are $10 each ($6 for kids 12 and under). Visit https://www.wcamc.com/sec-picnic/ for more information and to reserve your BBQ plate.
 
Also with football comes watch parties. WilCo A&M Club will be hosting our Hullabaloo Huddle Watch Parties at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes in Georgetown this year. The first game is Thursday August 30 with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
 
The WilCo A&M Club is in the process of funding our first endowed scholarship. While we have been awarding scholarships to help WilCo students go to Texas A&M, these scholarships have been funded entirely based on money raised each year. With an endowed scholarship, the scholarship will no longer be dependent on our fundraising efforts and instead funds will be available for the scholarship in perpetuity. We are about halfway to our goal of $25,000. More information on contributing to the endowed scholarship is available at https://www.wcamc.com/endow/

 

 

 
Austin SEC Picnic
 
Saturday Aug 25, 2018
11:00 – 3:00
Event details online at www.wcamc.com/sec-picnic

 

 
 
WilCo A&M Club Name Badge
 
Personalized name badges are available to order on our website, www.wcamc.com/store

All the "cool" Aggies have'em! 

 

 
 
New / Alternative URL's
 
Howdy Ags,
 
We received some feedback from local Aggies that our website wasn't memorable or that people didn't realize what the wcamc stood for (Williamson County A&M Club).  So we have registered two new domain names to make it easier to remember and find us online!  Both simply forward to our original wcamc.com URL but hopefully they are easier to remember.  You can use any to get to our website now.

wcamc.com

 

 

 

Newsletter
July 18, 2018

 
Howdy Ags,,
 
Join us for Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond on August 10 and watch the Express take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. We have reserved the air-conditioned space at the United Heritage Center,  the pool area, and the playground. Gates open at 6pm with the game starting at 7:05pm. The ticket price ($30 per person) includes a buffet with hotdogs, chips, and cookies as well as soda, tea, and beer. You can also order RRExpress merchandise with the WilCo A&M logo, with a portion of the proceeds going to the WilCo A&M Club Scholarship Fund. Bring your friends and family. While you don’t have to be a dues paying member you have to order your tickets by August 1. More information on how to order tickets is available at http://www.wcamc.com/aggienight/
 
Texas A&M and Texas Tech have been in the news lately fighting over the future of veterinary education. Reports indicate the overall number of vets in Texas is adequate, but there is a need for more rural and minority vets. Thanks to the recently expanded vet school complex, A&M is already increasing enrollment and partnering with several system schools to attract and train more rural and minority vets. The first group of these students start vet school this fall. However, Tech is pushing forward with a plan to open a vet school in Amarillo to increase the number of rural vets without any plan to address the need for more minority vet.  Tech is asking that taxpayers provide $90 million every two years for operating expenses. Rather than appropriating $​90 million to operate Tech’s vet school for two years, the state could fund a student loan repayment program for rural vets at a fraction of the cost and use some of the remainder to help rural communities in other ways like improving public education and improving access to medical care.
 
 

Gig'Em,

David Schell ‘97
President, WCAMC

 

 
 
New / Alternative URL's
 
Howdy Ags,
 
We received some feedback from local Aggies that our website wasn't memorable or that people didn't realize what the wcamc stood for (Williamson County A&M Club).  So we have registered two new domain names to make it easier to remember and find us online!  Both simply forward to our original wcamc.com URL but hopefully they are easier to remember.  You can use any to get to our website now.

wcamc.com

 

 

 
Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond
 
Event details online at www.wcamc.com/aggienight
 

 

 

Newsletter
July 2, 2018

 
Howdy Ags,,
Have you seen Incredibles 2 yet? Did you know Texas A&M has one of the best programs for animators in the country? When I was a grad student, I had the pleasure of working with a student of the A&M College of Architecture’s Visualization Program. She created software so we could visualize some of our research. After she graduated, she went on to animating the clothing and hair in The Polar Express and has since worked on over a dozen other movies. The Polar Express was released in 2004, about the same time as Incredibles. 14 years later, you can see the amazing advancements that have been made in the field of computer animation by comparing Incredibles with the just released Incredibles 2. By the way, 25 graduates of the Visualization Program worked on Incredibles 2. Just another example of Aggies leading the way.

While Summer is time for many of us to take a break and get away from things for a bit, don’t forget about the weekly Thursday opportunities to hang out with your fellow WilCo Aggies when you are in town. Join us at Rudy’s in Round Rock for breakfast tacos on July 5, Pizza Night at Double Dave’s in Cedar Park or Georgetown on July 12, and Jack Allen’s kitchen in Round Rock for Aggie Networking Lunch on July 19.

Also, don’t forget to order your tickets for Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond on August 10. There are also WCAMC and Round Rock Express caps, shits and towels available. We have reserved two of the air conditioned rooms in the United Heritage Center and the pool area and reduced the price from last year.
  

Gig'Em,

David Schell ‘97
President, WCAMC

 

 
 
New / Alternative URL's
 
Howdy Ags,
 
We received some feedback from local Aggies that our website wasn't memorable or that people didn't realize what the wcamc stood for (Williamson County A&M Club).  So we have registered two new domain names to make it easier to remember and find us online!  Both simply forward to our original wcamc.com URL but hopefully they are easier to remember.  You can use any to get to our website now.

wcamc.com

 

 

 
Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond
 
Event details online at www.wcamc.com/aggienight
 

 

 

Newsletter
June 19, 2018

 
Howdy Ags,,
 

We had an incredible Fish Fry. Our amazing group of volunteers prepared and served 100 lbs of beans, 540 lbs of catfish, 140 lbs of coleslaw, 180 lbs of hush puppies and a huge assortment of homemade desserts to feed over 1000 people,  inside and through our drive through takeout line. There were some great silent auction items and we raffled off a some great stuff including a deer feeder and a football signed by Jimbo Fisher. As a result of all the hard work from our volunteers and the generous support of our donors, we raised $39,000 to fund scholarships for Williamson County High School students headed to A&M. We also we treated to “Pinky” Wilson’s niece play the Aggie War Hymn as she donated a copy of the sheet music signed by “Pinky” Wilson to the Aggie Band. You can watch a video of on our Facebook page (Fb account not required to view video). If you missed the festivities this year, I hope you consider joining us for Fish Fry 2019 on Friday, June 7, 2019.
 
Aggie Night at the Dell Diamond is coming up August 10. The Round Rock Express will be playing the Omaha Storm Chasers with the first pitched scheduled for 7:05 PM. We will have the indoor AIR CONDITIONED space in the United Heritage Center, as well as the pool and picnic area located down the first base line. Tickets are $30 each (age 3 and up). There will also be a buffet of unlimited hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks (including beer). Round Rock Express merchandise with the WilCo A&M Club logo is also available to order with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the WilCo A&M scholarship fund. An order form is available on the website at www.WCAMC.com/aggienight.
 
In case you missed it, the Department of Energy recently awarded the management of Los Alamos National Laboratory to a partnership including Texas A&M. The 5 year contract is worth an estimated $2.5 billion annually and includes an option to extend the contract up to an additional 5 years.
 

Gig'Em,

David Schell ‘97
President, WCAMC

 

 

 
Who's in for Aggie Night?
 
Event details online at www.wcamc.com/aggienight
 

 

 

Newsletter
May 30, 2018

 
Howdy Ags,,
The Williamson County A&M Club has had a busy spring. In addition to our weekly Thursday gatherings, we had Muster where we announced our scholarship recipients for this year. We also had some good BBQ, reminisced about our time in Aggieland and answered 'here' for those who have gone before.

We also participated in the Red Poppy Festival Parade with Bus 12 as our "float". We blasted Aggie Music the whole way, and received quite a few thumbs up & Gig'Em's. Those of us on top of the bus had to watch out for trees and overhead lines, but everyone made it through safely. The Red Poppy Festival was such a great experience, the organizers have begged us to come back next year.

Summer has an exciting line up as well, starting with Fish Fry on June 8th at the Georgetown Community Center. Fish Fry is our major fundraiser for the scholarships we award at Muster. So come out, eat a bunch of fried catfish, bid on some great silent auction items and enter the raffle for items, like a yeti cooler, a gift certificate to Guns+, and a Hang'Em High deer feeder.

Later in the summer, we will be at the Dell
Diamond for Aggie Night on August 10th. Get your tickets in advance and join us for hot dogs, beer, and cookies. We will have nice air conditioned VIP rooms AND the outdoor pool area! 

 
Gig'Em,

David Schell ‘97
President, WCAMC

 

 

 
Red Poppy Parade, Who's in for next year?
 
 

 

 
Fish Fry – Friday, June 8 from 5-8pm
 
No matter if this is your first time to join us or your 26th! Come out and support Fish Fry with an expected 1200 of your favorite Aggies.  This is our foundations only fundraiser to support local hish school students to attend Texas A&M.
 
June 8
5-8pm
Georgetown Community Center
 
 
FishFry@wcamc.com or call/text us at 5128872247

 

 

 

Newsletter
Fish Fry Edition

 
 
Howdy Ags,
 
Friday June 8, 2018 will be our 26th Anniversary Scholarship Fish Fry Dinner & Silent Auction hosted by the Williamson County A&M Foundation.

Our Foundation only has one goal, to send more local youth to our beloved Texas A&M University! In 2017 you helped us raise over $32,000 at Fish Fry for local youth scholarships.  We served over 1100 meals in only three hours! With your continued support 2018 will be bigger and better. So, get your family, friends and neighbors to come join us at this year’s Fish Fry!
 

EVENT DETAILS:
Friday, June 8th
Georgetown Community Center
5:00-8:00PM
 
Individual meal tickets also available:
Adult $15
Kids (10&Under) $7
 
Even if you have other committments, you can come by the Drive Thru line and grab dinners packaged to go for the same price!  We served almost 400 to go plates last year.
 
Go online NOW for details and to purchase
tickets or sponsorships

 

Bucket Raffle Tickets
$5 each or 5 for $20

 
Bucket #1
 
Hang'Em High Deer Feeder, $800 retail value, sponsored by Clint Hawes at The Feed Store in Georgetown 512-563-5420
 

Bucket #2
 
$700 in-store credit at Aggie Owned Guns+ 512-547-GUNS

 

Bucket #3
 
Yeti 65 Quart Cooler
$400 retail value, sponsored by 

Mays Street Boutique

 

 

#PassItBackAgs

 
If you would like to volunteer for Fish Fry in any way, please contact us FishFry@wcamc.com or call/text 512-887-2247
 
Volunteer Opportunities: 

Table Setup 10am
Cut Fish 2 & 3:30pm
Batter Fish 2:45 & 4:45pm
Kitchen Clean-up 7 & 8pm
Tea Station 4:30 & 6pm
Silent Auction 3, 5, & 7:30pm
Cut Desserts 9am-4pm
 
We also need volunteers to make homemade desserts!!!!  Fish Fry would not be the same without them.
(can be delivered any time after 9am on Friday)

 

 
26TH ANNUAL FISH FRY SPONSORS
 
Thank you to this years KYLE FIELD sponsors; Texas Crushed Stone, The Alcove Cantina and HighPointe Estate.
 
There is still plenty of time for you/your company to sponsor at various levels starting at ONLY $75. We will continue to post sponsorship updates on our social media sites, our website and  our newsletter which reaches about 6,000 local Aggies.
 
This annual event would not be as successful without the support of all our sponsors, both large and small.

Thanks & Gig'Em,

Darald Berger

 

Kyle Field $3000 Sponsors

 

 
www.HighPointeEstate.com
 
 

 

 
www.alcovecantina.com
 
 

 

 
www.texascrushedstoneco.com
 
 

Ol' Sarge $2000 Sponsors

 

 
 
Call/Text 5128872247
FishFry@wcamc.com
for sponsor details

 
 

Reveille $1000 Sponsors

 
 

 

 

 

Scott Feldman '85

Sul Ross $400 Sponsors

 
Melissa Pepper '04
 
 
Peter '84 & Brenda '84 Hayes
 
 

David '97 & Margaret '97 Schell
 
 
 

 
Kokel-Oberrender-Wood Appraisal, Ltd.
 
 
John F Lewis, P.C.
 
 

David Stevens '68 @ JBGoodwin
 
 
 

Howdy $150 Sponsors

 
Ann Corso ~ Berger N' Fries ~ Bill Dryden ~ Bradford J. Reuther ~ Christopher Scott ~ Graceful Points Veterinary ~ Lance G Kroeescch ~ Magness Family ~ Doc & Cathy Breen
 

Box-O-Fish $75 Sponsors

 
Hollin D Haberman ~ Kristine Warren ~ Mark Hovenkamp ~ Terri Estes
 

 
Williamson County A&M Club/Fndt.
PO Box 1164
Georgetown, TX 78627
GigEm@wcamc.com
512-8872-AGS

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