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 Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club was the second club ever established when the Aggie mothers groups began in 1922. Don’t we look good for 95?! We have almost 200 members now. We do a lot of good and have a lot of fun in the process. Come join us!


HOWDY, NEW AGGIE MOM!

You are about to launch into a hullabaloo of a good time as the mother of an A&M student. Don’t miss the fun and the important information that our club can provide. You’ll make new friends, have a great time, and learn all about TAMU.

• You do NOT have to be a member to attend our events but it’s only $25 and the money supports our operations fund which supports our scholarship efforts (and it gets us points with our federation). So please join.  Membership info here.

• If you want to get ahead before fall, you can go ahead and order a Study Kit for your student. A Study Kit is a container of goodies filled with goodies to help your Aggie get over the blues of finals. The fall Study Kits are delivered at our November meeting so you can give them to your student over Thanksgiving break. Our spring Study Kits are delivered to the students at College Station. Study Kit info and order form here

• You do NOT have to be from Tarrant County to join. You don’t even have to be from Texas! We have members from nearby counties whose work or schedule makes it easier to attend our meetings, though we encourage you to first check out your nearest Aggie Moms Club. We also have a few out-of-state moms who participate long distance. Click here to find clubs near you.

• Get on our email list. Don’t miss out on important info about meetings and special events. We won’t spam you and we promise never to sell or share your address. Click here and tell us to subscribe.


AGGIE MOM 101 ON SEPT. 18

Join us on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, for our first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year and an awesome evening to learn everything an Aggie mom needs to know. Aggie Mom 101 will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1800 West Freeway in Fort Worth; the church is on the northwest corner of the I-30 and Summit. Whether you are the mother of a fish (that’s a freshman) or have a few years of wearing maroon, we promise you will learn something, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. You’ll get a FW/TC passport and travel the tables to get information from our veteran members.

Included in Aggie Mom 101:

  • Howdy, Gig’em, Aggie War Hymn, Spirit of Aggieland
  • Aggie Ring, MSC
  • Sul Ross & the tradition of the penny, Study Kits
  • Midnight Yell Practice, 12th Man & Towels, Yell Leaders, Wild Catting, Yells, Reveille 
  • Silver Taps, Muster, Bonfire
  • Corps of Cadets, Fish Drill Team, Ross Volunteers, Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Singing Cadets
  • Fish Camp, Big Event/Past President lunch, Family Weekend
  • If you can help at one of the tables, please contact Torie Deremo at torie.deremo@sbcglobal.net.

Send us your email address if you would like to receive notices of our meetings and activities. Click here to mail: fwtcaggiemoms@aggienetwork.com


RING OF HONOR MOMS’ EVENTS

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.

Be sure to mark Ring of Honor on your membership form and look for upcoming fun events being planned for this year by Lisa McMillan and Jan McDonough, Ring of Honor “ChairMoms”.

July 27th, Thursday – Rhythm & Wine at Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, 6 pm – Chat and Share with ROH Moms and enjoy Delaney wines on the vineyard patio to the tunes of Nick Lokken.  $10 cover charge.  Wine/Appetizers additional.

August 17th, Thursday – Summer Wind-Down at On The Border, South Arlington (off I-20) – Close out summer with ROH friends, enjoying Tex-Mex food, music and $4 Watermelon Margs on the patio. Order off menu.

If you are a new ROH mom, please send us your email address so we can send you notices of our meetings and activities. Click here to mail: fwtcaggiemoms@aggienetwork.com


CONGRATULATIONS, 2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

This is what the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club is all about! This year we raised enough funds to grant 10 (Ten!!) $1,000 scholarships to current and incoming Aggies. This year’s recipients are:
INCOMING FRESHMEN
• Amanda McDowell
• Macy Miller
• Morgan Peterman
• Damian Varga

UPPERCLASSMEN
• Andrew Baxter
• Daniel Ballin
• Laura Deremo
• Ross McMahon
• Monica Salas
• Kelly Xavier

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL: Back in 1994, the club established an endowment that provides an annual stipend to a deserving student for all four years of their college career. It’s called the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club Endowed Opportunity Award. The university administers the fund and selects the student receiving the award.
By the end of the 2015-2016 school year we had raised enough funds that–in addition to the scholarships granted–we made an initial $5,000 contribution toward the $25,000 required to endow a second opportunity award. This past year–the 2016-2017 school year–we were able to make another $5,000 contribution toward that second award. We will continue to push toward completing that second endowment. If you know someone who would like to help us, please have them contact us.

PLUS OUR ANNUAL GIFTS: Our club has a tradition of annual end-of-year donations to student organizations. This year our April luncheon raised $650 for The Big Event at Texas A&M. In addition, we were able to give $4,000 in support to:

Corps of Cadets
The Texas A&M Law School
Aggie Relays for Life
TAMU Women’s Lacrosse
Tell Your Story
SLOT
Big Event
Aggies Transition Camp
Career Closet
MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference
TAMU Gilbert Leadership Conference
TAMU Legacies
Taylor’s Place
12th Can
Veteran’s Resource Support Center

Way to go, Aggie Moms!!!


GailCharmNecklacesYES, YOU CAN ORDER CHARMS

Gail Pigeon makes these wonderful charm necklaces that help raise money for our scholarship fund. They can be picked up at our general meetings or shipped directly to you.

Click here to see charm collection and to order.


BECOME A MEMBER

You are always welcome at our meetings but please consider joining. Our membership dues are small (only $25!!) but critical to our operating budget. Click here for the membership form and instructions: https://fwtcaggiemoms.aggienetwork.com/membership/

Great gift idea: A baby Century Tree!
And it benefits our club

babycenturytreeAndy Duffie, ’78, is growing and selling Century Tree seedlings as an A&M scholarship fundraiser. He has already funded a President’s Endowed Scholarship (2012), an Aggie Ring Scholarship (2015), and is now working on a Sul Ross Scholarship for the Corps of Cadets.

He sells the seedlings from his web site (aggiecenturyproject.com) for $100 each. The little trees are 16- to 24-inches tall, depending upon the time of year (shorter in winter months, taller by late summer). They are one year old, in excellent condition, and are planted in one-gallon containers. Customers have the option of picking up a seedling from his home in College Station or he will package and ship a seedling by UPS to any location across the southern U.S. (where live oaks grow) for an extra $20.
For every referred customer sent by our club, he sends us $20. For us to get credit, during the online purchase a pop-up box will appear asking the customer “How did you learn of the Aggie Century Tree Project?” The customer simply enters FORT WORTH/TARRANT COUNTY AGGIE MOMS CLUB in that field – which is captured as part of the transaction.