Susan "Sue" Owen '94 August 7, 2017 1:31 PM updated: August 18, 2017 5:56 PM
With A&M playing football from sea to shining sea this year, The Association’s Club Programs coordinators are taking the opportunity to visit at least 50 A&M Clubs along the way. And we're inviting you, too!
Yesterday, we attended the Sierra Nevada A&M Club's barbecue on Lake Tahoe, where the Club celebrated local students heading to A&M this fall. Read more here:
Every year, The Association helps organize Midnight Yell Practice and the free All-Aggie Tailgate at away football games, and our staff always partners with local A&M Clubs for those events and visits as many Clubs as they can along the route. This year, we're adding more stops!
We'll be at the UCLA game on Sept. 3, of course, setting up Midnight Yell in Pasadena, Calif., and a free tailgate outside the Rose Bowl with the Southern California A&M Club. On the way there, we'll drop by the El Paso A&M Club, the Southern Arizona and Valley of the Sun A&M Clubs in Arizona and more; on the way back, we'll meet up with A&M Clubs in Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado! (Yep, the route winds around a lot. Plus we split up here and there.)
In September, we'll visit more Texas Clubs on our way to and from setting up Midnight Yell Practice at the Fort Worth Stockyards and the All-Aggie Tailgate for the Arkansas game Sept. 23 in Arlington. On the way to and from the Florida game Oct. 14, we'll visit Clubs in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi! Around the Nov. 18 Ole Miss game, we'll visit Aggies in Arkansas and Tennessee, and then even more Louisiana Clubs as we set up for the LSU game Nov. 25.
If you're planning to come to any of these away games, watch this page for details on Midnight Yell, Aggie HQ and the free All-Aggie Tailgates: tx.ag/awaygames
The purpose of all this is not only to touch base with and meet Aggies across the country, but also to help spread the word about just how many A&M Clubs there are and the amazing variety of programs they offer. With 250 Clubs worldwide, Texas A&M is easily in the top 5 alumni club networks. Hundreds of former students just like you volunteer thousands of hours making these Club events great, raising money to send local students to Texas A&M and keeping the Aggie Spirit burning bright worldwide.
Every A&M Club is chartered by The Association of Former Students and holds an annual Muster. They also get together for service projects, game watch parties, networking breakfasts, backyard cookouts, happy hours and hundreds more events each year. Did you know 93% of Aggies live within the geographical boundaries of an A&M Club? Find the Club closest to you at tx.ag/Clubs.
Speaking of happy hours, that is what's up next on our Coast to Coast tour! There's one tonight with the Sacramento Area A&M Club at Hoppy Brewing Co., then another on Tuesday with the San Francisco and San Mateo County A&M Clubs at Royal Exchange. Then, there's a barbecue meetup Wednesday with the Central California A&M Club in Fresno. Come join us if you can!
You can follow along online, too, as we'll be blogging, tweeting and otherwise sharing photos and updates from all these A&M Clubs. We want you to meet your amazing Aggie Network!
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