President’s Corner

May 2017

Howdy Ags!

Spring has sprung and 2017 has been a great year thus far for the Nueces County A&M Club!

With temperatures warming up, you just might find yourself craving a little golf! Well, you’re in luck. Our 2017 George Puls, Jr. ’44 Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 9th with the shotgun start at 1PM. The Registration Form can be found in this newsletter or on the saltyaggies.com website. Registration deadline is June 1st. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or if you have any questions, please contact Derek Chang at (361)834-5940. Additionally, if you or someone you know is interested in heading up next year’s Golf Tournament, please let Derek or myself know.

As Aggies do every year on April 21st, we held our local Aggie Muster at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. Dr. Larry McKinney ’71, Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, was our guest speaker and did a wonderful job sharing his memories and experiences at Texas A&M. We honored our local Aggies that passed this year with our traditional Roll Call. It was a very memorable event and every year the Muster ceremony reminds me of how proud I am to be an Aggie. A special “thank you” is necessary to all our volunteers, specifically Lari Jo Johnston, for your hard work and dedication to making this year’s Muster a memorable one.

We have several fun events lined up in the next few months. As always, Aggie Happy Hours are held every 1st Thursday of the month and Aggie Luncheons are every 3rd Friday of the Month. If you have any questions about these events, please contact me directly at (361)816-2026. We have the following events planned:

Aggie Happy Hours

June 1st  -       Rebel Toad Brewing Co.

July 6th  -         Lorelei Brewing

August (TBD)-            Aggie Night at the Hooks

Aggie Luncheons

May 19th -      Dr. Beth Lewis, Del Mar College

June 16th –      Mason Brooks, Corps of Cadets

July 21st –        Dean of the College of Pharmacy

May 18, 2017 – Sea Aggies & the General Rudder Training Ship @ the Seaman’s Center 2:30PM

May 27, 2017 – Aggie Day in Corpus Christi @ the TAMU Prospective Student Center 2-6PM

June 4, 2017 – CC Aggie Mother’s Club; Yell Practice on the Coast @ Brewster Street Icehouse 4-6PM

August 11-12, 2017 – 6th Annual Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament @ Doc’s Seafood & Steaks

Finally, please be sure to renew your Club Membership ($25 per family). Thanks again for your support this year!

Gig ‘Em & God Bless!

 

February 2017

Howdy Ags!

The Nueces County A&M Club has just wrapped up its most exciting and beneficial years in recent memory. Thank you to all of the 2016 volunteers, donors, Club Officers, Board of Directors, and Chairpersons for your time and effort in making all club events enjoyable and successful. A special “hat tip” is in order to Dr. Derek Chang, the 2016 NCAMC President, for a job well-done! The 2016 Aggie Happy Hours & Aggie Luncheons brought local Aggies together to socialize and learn a little about local events and organizations. Our Annual Aggie Banquet was a wonderful event, which was headlined by former Aggie quarterback Stephen McGee. Our local Aggie Muster brought individuals & families together to reflect and remember our fellow Aggies lost over the past year. We had a handful of volunteering events including our local Big Event. Finally, our annual Aggie Night at The Hooks, Lonesome Dove BBQ, George Puls ’44 Golf Tournament, and Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament raised a combined $15,000 for scholarships to local high school students bound for our revered institution, Texas A&M University.

As you can see, we’ve been busy and I believe the hard work and dedication of all participants is extremely encouraging! The 2017 Salty Aggie forecast looks bright and promising as well, with several events already on the schedule. As always, on April 21st, the 2017 Nueces County A&M Club Muster will be held at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Larry McKinney ’71, Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. The NCAMC’s President Elect, Lari Jo Johnston ’96, has worked hard to put together a great program. If you have any questions, concerns, or information regarding the 2017 Muster Roll Call, please contact Lari Jo at ljjohnston@cbbep.org. Several Aggie Happy Hours (every 1st Thursday of the month) and Aggie Luncheons (every 3rd Friday of the Month) have been set up including:

Aggie Happy Hours
May 4th – Buc Days Festival VIP Area
June 1st – Rebel Toad Brewing Co.
July 6th – Lorelei Brewing Company
Aggie Luncheons
April – No Luncheon (Muster)
May 19th – Dr. Beth Lewis, Del Mar College

As the Nueces County A&M Club President for 2017, I am dedicated to the continual success of the Club’s endeavors. All of the hard work, donations, and volunteering provided are investments in our local Aggies who are bound for College Station. When learning their stories and how dedicated they are to their families and community, it is evident that Nueces County and Texas A&M University will be well-represented. Finally, please be sure to renew your Club Membership ($25 per family).

Thanks again for your support this year!

Gig ‘Em & God Bless!

Sean P. Walker ‘06
President, Nueces County A&M Club