Howdy to the Fort Worth/Tarrant Aggie Moms!

We are mothers of Texas A&M students–both past and present–who like to get together for charitable and educational purposes. Our group has almost 200 members this year. We do a lot of good and have a lot of fun in the process. Come join us!


THE CORPS IS COMING BACK TO COWTOWN / 10 a.m. step-offNEW2016corpsparaderoute

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, D/FW will turn maroon as the Aggies invade the Metroplex for the annual football game against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The entire Corps of Cadets–including the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band–is planning to do their traditional march-in through downtown Fort Worth…and it is a fabulous parade to watch!  For map and more info, click here.

The Corps steps off at 10 a.m. THIS IS A NEW TIME! The game is set to kickoff at 8 p.m. that night.

The FW/TC Aggie Moms Club distributes water and granola bars to the Corps after the parade. Please contact us if you or your company would like to donate funds or goods.

For parking information: http://fortworthparking.com/Places/Downtown

MOMS: SIGN UP TO HELP WITH MARCH-IN

As we did last year, the FW/TC Aggie Moms Club plans to distribute water and snacks to the cadets at the end of the parade, approximately in the location of 9th and Commerce streets.

We need as many volunteers to help distribute the items as quickly as possible after the cadets conclude their march.  We plan to start unloading and setting up tables, waters and snacks beginning around 8:00 a.m., before streets are blocked off.  We need lots of help with this so arrive early if you can! Dads, family and friends are welcome to help out, too!  If you can’t get there quite that early, please try to be there by 9:00 a.m. for assignments.  We will be setting up tables on the east side of the convention center (Commerce Street side) by the 9th Street corner (there is a clump of ground cover there).  Please wear any of our current or past club shirts so we can represent our FW/TC Aggie Moms Club, or any other A&M apparel.

Let us know you will be helping out on Saturday by signing up to volunteer through our SignUp link:
http://signup.com/go/gQRQxR
Free parking for volunteers is available at the Texas A&M Law School’s Gig’em Lot at Calhoun and 14th streets. Please download and print out the parking flyer and place on your dashboard so the security guards knows your vehicle belongs to an Aggie Mom.
Download parking flyer here; put it on your dashboard
Please bring along a bag, basket or bucket to hold water or snacks as you distribute them. Thank you for your help and support for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets!
If any questions/problems, call Julie Briden-Garcia at
817-797-4480


PASS IT BACK: The October meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17. The speaker is from the 12th Can Food Bank on campus. The potluck theme is Comfort Food and Casseroles.

We will be gathering donations for the 12th Can. The items they need the most: mac ‘n cheese; pasta and pasta sauce; granola bars and crackers; condiments; PB&J; fruit; soups; ravioli and spaghettios; canned chicken and tuna; beans; carrots and peas; and cans of green beans and corn.


MembershipItemsSKIP THE LINE: Pay your annual dues now, buy this year’s club T-shirt, order a Study Kit, order a name tag

Avoid the line at the meetings by filling out your form in advance and mailing the form and your payment to our Membership Chairman Torie Deremo at the address on the form.

You can use the single membership form to pay club dues, purchase our official 2016-2017 club T-shirt, order a Study Kit for December finals, or order a reusable name tag. Last year’s Study Kit which included gift cards, candy, popcorn, granola bars, and other goodies in a lovely Aggie bucket. Each semester they’re different but the students always love these leading up to finals.

Click to download 2016-2017 Membership Form as a 2016-2017 PDF

Click to download 2016-2017 Membership Form as a Word .doc file

For more information about the membership form, click here.

For more information about the study kits, click here.


Know a new Aggie mom? Send her our club newsletter, hot off the presses. Link to August 2016 newsletter


Ring of Honor moms are going to Party on the Patio

Wait….What’s the Ring of Honor? If you have a child that has already graduated Texas A&M, then you are a Ring of Honor mother. This special group of ladies within our Aggie Moms’ Club gets together for fun activities outside our regular club meetings to share the successes of their graduated Aggies, worry about job searches, and lend support to each other as they move into the next phase of life.

Next ROH event: Friday, September 23, 2016
Party on the Patio – Tierra Verde Golf Course
7005 Golf Club Dr., Arlington, TX
Live Music 7-10 pm (Brad Thompson Band)
$7 cover – Bring your lawn chair
Food trucks, Ventana Grille and cash bar available for purchase

Click here to see list of upcoming ROH events.


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OUR CLUB was well represented at the Feb. 27 District 1 meeting of the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. We had good barbecue, training from the Fed staff, and exchanged ideas with other North Texas clubs.


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IT WAS A SUPER  SUNDAY On Feb. 7, before the Super Bowl kick off, some of our moms got the barn painted and sipped some vino.


GailCharmNecklaces ORDER YOUR CHARMS  Gail Pigeon will be at the meetings to take orders for these wonderful charm necklaces that she makes to raise money for our scholarship fund.

 


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HELPING AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: On Saturday, Jan. 23, a group of FW/TC Aggie Moms served lunch for our chosen non-profit: families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on 8th Avenue.