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Class of '61 Mini Reunion

Printable Registration Form

September 21-23, 2018
College Station, TX

HOWDY
Howdy Ags,

The planning for our Mini Reunion has been finalized and registration is now open! On Friday we will have meet and greet reception at the Embassy Suites beginning at 5:30 p.m, and a game watch party on Saturday to watch the Aggies take on Alabama.

It has been challenging to schedule around the Aggie vs. Alabama football game since we don't know when the game will start. With that said, we think we have a pretty fun weekend lined up that many will enjoy!

As it now stands, we will have a welcome reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Friday evening with some appetizers to include: canapes, chicken tenders, chicken and beef satay, bacon wrapped scallops, and bruschetta. Best part is all of this for only $20! The reception will be a great way to enjoy each other’s company, and make plans to head out on the town for dinner on our own after!

There will be several thousand family members in town for the delivery of some Aggie Rings on Friday. While this a momentous occasion for our younger Ags, it will make traversing town challenging, with hotels and restaurants more than likely to be crowded. Luckily, it is just a one-day affair.

Saturday will be when Aggies take on Alabama. The time will be announced a week or two prior to the game. We will either have a lunch or a supper buffet, depending on kick-off, at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center where we get to enjoy watching the game while we eat. The price of the meal will be $25, which will cover the meal and our bartenders for the cash bar.

Our block at the Embassy Suites has filled up, but if you are looking for place to stay for the weekend, visit the Bryan-College Station Accommodations website to book a room in a nearby hotel. You may also call the Accommodations Hotline at (979) 260-9898 to check on hotel availability in the area. Either way, call and make your reservation today as many of the hotels fill up fast!

We have heard from several of you that live nearby that you will want to join us for some of the festivities. We want all of you to come out! If you cannot make it to the Friday get-together, come up Saturday for the game. We have reserved the Alumni Center just for our Class. There will be parking at the Alumni Center and if that that fills up, Koldus Parking Garage (University Center Garage) is just down the street.

A bit of Class business; due to George Loveland’s health, we are recommending to the Class that his position be changed to Class Agent Emeritus so that he doesn't have any duties to perform on an ongoing basis. This will allow us to honor him for nearly 50 years of service to our Class. We have discussed this with Marvin Girouard and he concurred.

Join us as we BTHO bama!

Dick Hickerson hickag61@gmail.com
Joe Powell joe99@phoenix-tx.com
Tom Reid treidassoc@aol.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

***The Embassy Suites '61 room block is full. Please see information below on how to make accommodations elsewhere.***

A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the Class of '61 Mini Reunion. Make your reservations by visiting the Embassy Suites College Station website, or calling directly at (979) 260-6000 before August 24. Be sure to reference the Group Code: 61R to receive the special group rate for the weekend. If you prefer to stay at another hotel in the area, please call the Accommodations Hotline at (979) 260-9898 to check on hotel availability in the area. You may also go to the Bryan-College Station Accommodations website to book a room. Call and make your reservation today as many of the hotels fill up fast! 

Embassy Suites College Station — Reunion Headquarters hotel
201 University Drive East — (979) 260-6000
Starting at $129/night, plus tax
Group Name: Class of '61 Mini Reunion
Code: 61R
Deadline: August 24, 2018
Check-in time: 4 p.m. 
Check-out time: Noon

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION
Your nametags, an updated schedule of events and a list of pre-registered participants will be waiting for you at the Reunion Check-in Desk, which will open at the times listed on the schedule of events. All registrations received after the September 7 deadline will incur a $10 late fee. Registration will close after September 13. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability. 

Registration fees help cover expenses that include facility rental, event gratuity, audio/visual equipment needs, and other administrative costs.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 21    
5 p.m. Check-in and registration opens Embassy Suites College Station
5:30 p.m. Friday Class Welcome Reception Embassy Suites College Station
  Appetizers served with cash bar  
7 p.m. Event concludes  
On-your-own Dinner (Classmate and outfit time)  
     
Saturday, Sept. 22    
On-your-own Breakfast (Complimentary for guest of the Embassy Suites  
TBD Check-in and registration opens  Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
TBD Pre-game show and reception (with cash bar) Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
TBD Class BBQ Meal Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
TBD Texas A&M Vs. Alabama Game Watch Party Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
     
Sunday, Sept. 23    
On-your-own Breakfast  
  Depart at your leisure  

MENU
-Saturday Game Watch Party: Mesquite smoked brisket and sausage. Includes creamed corn, pinto beans, potato salad, fixin's, and peach cobbler.

CAMPUS MAP
While the campus of Texas A&M may have changed a lot from when you were a student here, the Spirit of Aggieland remains the same. 
Click here for a current map of the Texas A&M campus. The map displays all current buildings on campus, and has a search bar where you can find where any particular building is located.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Friday Activities: Parking will be available at the Embassy Suites College Station garage on a first-come, first-served basis for the evening Class Reception. Dinner afterwards will be on your own. 

*Please note that Friday, Sept. 21, is Aggie Ring Day so traffic will be heavy and parking unavailable around the Alumni Center. Koldus Parking Garage and West Campus Parking Garage will be available, but busy. The campus garages charge an hourly rate.

Saturday Game Watch Party: Free parking is first-come, first-served at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center for the Game Watch Party, you can pay to park at one of the surrounding garages. Parking at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is limited.

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is on your own. Please check with your respective hotel regarding their shuttle service.

ATTIRE
Your Reunion is going to be a fun, casual affair. Feel free to dress comfortably as you will be walking around campus. Be sure to check the weather forecast before making your way to College Station and pack accordingly. 

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Association of Former Students has a fairly flexible cancellation policy. If you cannot attend your Reunion, or an event for which you have registered, please contact the Class Programs office (800) 633-7514 no later than Sept. 14. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of the registration fee. Registration changes after the Sept. 6 deadline cannot be refunded as food orders will have been guaranteed.

CENTURY CLUB DONATION
Aggies' annual support of The Association of Former Students provides not only planning and resources for Reunions like this but also for Texas A&M Clubs and other former student programs, as well as funding for student services, organizations and traditions. We appreciate that you choose to participate and support Aggies and Texas A&M. Make a difference by donating now.

Levels of annual giving include:
Active - $50-$99
Bronze - $100-$249
Silver - $250-$499
Gold - $500-$999 
Diamond - $1,000+
Endowed - $25,000+

Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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