October 15 -17, 2010
College Station, TX
Schedule of Events
|Friday, October 15 |
|11:30 a.m. |
|Golf outing, Texas A&M Campus Golf Course. The cost is $37 and includes green fees and 1/2 cart. We have a block of tee times beginning around 11:30 a.m. Each person will play their own ball. |
|4:00 - 7:00 p.m. |
|19th Hole Party at the Dixie Chicken. Meet, greet, eat and drink. |
| ||Reunion Registration & Check In begins at the Dixie Chicken (you can eat there as well as bring the kids... it shouldn't be too crowded that early). |
|8:00 - 10:30 p.m. |
|Reunion Registration & Check In continues at the Benjamin Knox Gallery. |
| ||Welcome Reception (cash bar) at the Benjamin Knox Gallery. Drinks and light snacks will be available. There will be an activity room for the children where an art class will be provided and movies will be available to watch. |
| Midnight ||Fightin' Texas Aggie Yell Practice |
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|Saturday, October 16 |
|Game Day Activities |
|9:00 - 11:00 a.m. |
|Reunion Registration & Check In Continues - Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. Participate in Association game day activities. |
|11:00 a.m. |
|Texas A&M vs Missouri - Kyle Field |
|Post game |
|Tailgate party continues at the Alumni Center |
|1.5 hours post game ||Class Business Meeting - Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. |
|6:00 p.m. |
|Association game day activities close. |
|We have provided this opportunity for you to gather with your friends from your student organizations, outfit, fraternity, dorm, intramural team or any other collection of friends on your own in a more intimate setting. If you have a location planned for your group that you would like for us to advertise, please let us know so that we can add it to the schedule. (Ex: Squadron X will be meeting for dinner at Chicken Oil Co.") |
|8:00 p.m. |
|Class of '90 Night at the Texas Hall of Fame. (Children are allowed when accompanied by a parent of guardian. |
| ||*The Texas Hall of Fame has agreed to give us a discounted price of $10 for adults and $8 for children for the evening's cover, however, we will need to give them a head count in advance. Please indicate if you will be attending this gathering on the registration form. |
|Sunday, October 17 || |
|9:30 a.m. |
|Brunch at the Hilton. The cost will be $10.75/person. Just look for your Classmates in the dining area! |
|Depart at your leisure. |
It’s here! Time to register for our 20 Year Class Reunion! The years have gone by so fast since most of us stepped onto campus in 1986. Come join us on the weekend of October 15-17, 2010 to catch up with old friends.
The Reunion schedule is designed with you in mind. We’ve focused on your priorities to hang out and visit with friends and Classmates, time to participate in the full array of game day activities, casual and affordable events, and time to tour campus and do things on your own schedule.
Based on the hotel and ticket block reservations to date, we are going to have a great crowd. However, it won’t be complete without you! Please make your plans to join us. The Who’s Attending link at the top of the page will be as people register for the weekend. If you don’t see someone that you want to catchup with, be sure and reach out to them to let them know you’re coming.
If you’ve never attended one of our Class Reunions, there’s no better time to start than now. We’re looking for volunteers to “pass back”the Reunion information to Classmates from their student organization, outfit, fraternity,intramural team or any other collection of friends to attend. Let Jeff know if you are interested in assisting with the Reunion activities at email@example.com.
We recognize that game day weekends can be expensive. If cost is a concern, please consider these options as part of your planning before dismissing the weekend as out of reach:
- The game will be shown on the new Huddleston Video Wall in the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, whether it is picked up for tv or not, because The Association receives the closed circuit feed from Kyle Field for non-televised games. The best part of any Reunion weekend is the chance to reconnect with friends, and possibly make some new ones. So please consider joining us for all or part of the weekend.
- There are other hotels/motels in the the B/CS and the greater Brazos Valley area (e.g., Navasota) that have lower rates than the Hilton. However, most of these still have a 2-night minimum for a game day weekend.
- There are hotels on the NW side of Houston and Conroe that will have normal weekend rates without a 2-night minimum stay. With the completion of the most recent building projects on Highway 290 and 6, you can reach Aggieland within 65 to 75 minutes depending on traffic.
If you are not golfing, there is time for you to head onto campus and see all the changes and new buildings as well as the Bonfire Memorial. As noted elsewhere, our schedule is still subject to change based on the whims of the television schedulers— look for a final confirmed schedule for the tailgate party and business meeting around October 11th. We’ve also included a few more details about the various events.Reunion Registration & Check In
Benjamin, Jeff, Karen, & Rusty
Please register online by clicking the link at the top of the page or return this Reunion Registration Form by mail to The Association of Former Students, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840, ATTN: Class of ’90 Reunion or by FAX 979-845-9263.
If you have questions, contact the Class Programs department at The Association of Former Students at (800)633-7514 or e-mail one of your Class Agents.
Your nametags, schedule of events and a list of Classmates that pre-registered will be waiting for you at the Reunion Check-In desk, which will continue all weekend with a table set up at each event. A “Who’s Attending” link is provided at the top of this page and will be updated daily during the registration period.
Walk up registrations will be accommodated based on availability. Registering before the due date will ensure there is food and fun awaiting you at each event. All registrations received after October 6, 2010 will incur a $10 late fee.
A block of rooms is available on a first-come, first-served-basis, for your Class of '90 20 Year Reunion at the College Station Hilton. Make your reservations by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the appropriate group code. The Convention and Visitors Bureau receives weekly updates from hotels regarding room availability. They don't make reservations, but they can point you to the hotels likely to have rooms available. Please call 979-260-9999 to receive those updates. To reserve rooms you can also go to http://www.visitaggieland.com/ and scroll down to the reservation calendar to find all available room(s).
801 University Drive East — (979) 693-7500
$199/night, plus tax
Group Name: Class of '90-Missouri
Group Code: CL90
Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 24, 2010
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: Noon
Reunion Block Football Tickets
A few of your Classmates are no longer in need of their football tickets in the Class block and are looking to sell them to one of you! Please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org (2 available tickets) or Karen at email@example.com (2, possibly 3, available tickets) if you are interested.
If you did not order tickets in our Reunion block prior to July 16, you may still order tickets online at http://www.12thmanfoundation.com or by calling 1-888-99-AGGIE. Tell the ticket office that you are attending the game as part of of the 1990 20 Year Reunion against Missouri and they will work with you to get you as close to the block as possible depending on ticket availability.
The Distinguished Alumni Gala is scheduled to take place during your Reunion weekend on Friday, October 15. If you would like more details on this event please visit the following page: http://www.aggienetwork.com/distinguishedalumnigala/default.aspx.
Your Reunion is going to be a fun, casual affair. All Classmates are encouraged to wear maroon to the football game. As far as the weather, it could be hot or cold, dry or rainy—remember, it’s late October in Aggieland!So check the Weather Channel before you leave home, pack accordingly, and then still consider bringing the opposite of what they predicted!
Game Day Meal & Business Meeting
The Class Business Meeting will take place either Saturday Morning or Afternoon.
Yes, there will be some Class business to attend to either before or after the game on Saturday. We will gather at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center for a brief program.
If the game is in a morning TV slot, we’ll have our meeting after the game.If the game is in the mid-afternoon or evening slot, we’ll meet approximately four hours prior to the game so that we are finished in time for you to take advantage of all of the game day activities.
We will have a brief program including discussion of our Class Gift, Class Agent election discussion, and a roll call for the Classmates we’ve lost since our last Reunion.
Transportation to all events is on your own. Things may have changed on campus since your last visit. For parking and/or campus maps visit the Transportation Services website. Game day parking is available at the West Campus Parking Garage next to the Rec Center. There is a $20 fee per vehicle to park in the West Campus Parking Garage on game days, but arrive early. Other garage spots and spaces may be available on campus. Be sure to check with Transportation Services for more information.
Transportation Services provides a FREE “Get to the Grid” game-day express shuttle from Post Oak Mall to Kyle Field. Beginning 3hours prior to kick-off leaving from the Post Oak Mall-Sears Parking Lot and running for 1 hour after the game ends from Throckmorton St. on campus.
Class Agents serve as a liaison between their Class and The Association. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved as a former student, stay connected to the university and help lead your Class supporting A&M. Elections are held in conjunction with your Reunions, so now is your chance!
Teams consist of three to four members of your Class and serve a five-year term.As a Class Agent you will serve on The Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council, which meets twice a year. The Association of Former Students provides orientation and resources to aid you in this role. Class Agents are responsible for keeping the Class informed through newsletters, web sites and e-mails, planning Class events and providing annual fund information to former students. Jeff,Karen and Rusty have announced their resignation as Class Agents after their five-year term. They have enjoyed serving you as a Class, but would like to provide the opportunity for other members to "step up to the plate"! Benjamin is willing to run again, should a group need a fourth member. For more information please contact the Class Programs office at 979-845-7514 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Class Agents page on our AggieNetwork.com site. Class Agent elections will be held online after the Reunion.
Century Club Supports Reunions
Class Reunions and numerous other programs for former and current students are supported by donations to The Association of Former Students’ Century Club. Donors also receive special benefits. Join the Century Club and help make an impact on another Aggies’ life. If you wish to donate to the annual fund please click here and you will be directed to The Association's making a gift page. Levels of annual support include: Bronze - $100; Silver - $250; Gold - $500; Diamond -$1,000; Double Diamond - $2,000; Platinum - $5,000; Double Platinum - $10,000
The Association of Former Students has a flexible cancellation policy. If you cannot attend your Reunion or an event for which you have registered, please call the Class Programs office 800-633-7514 at least 72 business hours prior to the start of the Reunion.