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Class of '73 45 Year Reunion

Printable Registration Form

October 26-28, 2018
College Station, TX


HOWDY
Howdy, Ags!

Believe it or not, our 45 Year Anniversary Reunion is almost here!

The Association of Former Students and your Class Agents have been working on setting up a wonderful weekend for you. We think that we will have something for everyone. The planning for our Reunion has been finalized and registration is now open!

Beginning with a reception and dinner on Friday evening, we have scheduled several activities over the weekend including a golf outing, Class business meeting, Silver Taps, along with a Kyle Field and Quad tour.

It has been challenging to schedule around the Aggie vs. Mississippi State football game since we don't know when the game will start, but our weekend, will be punctuated with a game-watching party on Saturday at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. Times for Saturday events will be finalized once game times are announced.

With that said, we think we have a pretty fun weekend lined up that many will enjoy! We look forward to seeing everyone again at the Reunion.

Thanks and gig ’em!

Buck Burnside            g.burnside73@gmail.com
Wade Seidel               wseidel@ssccpa.com
Melody Tarrillion        mmtarrillion@gmail.com
Bill Walker                  bwalker@billingsleyco.com

ACCOMMODATIONS
*Room block has been extended until Oct. 5*
A block of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the Class of '73 45 Year Reunion. Make your reservations by visiting the Embassy Suites College Station website, or calling directly at (979) 260-6000 before Oct. 5. Be sure to reference the Group Code: A45 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 '73 45 Year Reunion
Code: A45
Deadline: Sept. 28, 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 October 11 deadline will incur a $10 late fee. Registration will close after October 18. Walk-up Registration will be accepted based on availability. 

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 26    
9 a.m. Golf Outing TAMU Campus Course
Noon Check-in and registration opens Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
2:15 p.m. Kyle Field Tour Kyle Field, Entrance 3, West Side
3:30 p.m. Quad Tour Corps Plaza in front of Quad Arches
5:30 p.m. Check-in and Registration continues Embassy Suites, College Station
6 p.m. Cash Bar Opens Ballroom, Embassy Suites, College Station
7-9 p.m. Class Dinner Buffet Ballroom, Embassy Suites, College Station
11 p.m. Event Concludes  
     
Saturday, October 27 (Subject to change once game time is announced)  
On-your-own Breakfast (complimentary for guests of the Embassy Suites at the hotel)  
On-your-own Campus Walking Tour  
3 p.m. Check-in and registration opens Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
3 p.m. Welcome reception (with cash bar) Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
3:30 p.m. Class business meeting (to include Silver Taps presentation) Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
  Class Picture Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
  Class BBQ Meal Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
6 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State Game Watch Party Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center
     
Sunday, October 28    
On-your-own Breakfast  
  Depart at your leisure  

MENU
-Friday Dinner: Chef’s Choice of Three Pasta’s with choice of Creamy Pesto, Alfredo, and Marinara sauce, along with choice of grilled chicken or meatballs. Served with breadsticks, Caesar salad, and Cheesecake with a Berry Bourbon Compote.
-Saturday Tailgate: 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: Free parking is first-come, first-served at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center for the Kyle Field Tour and Quad Tour, or you can pay to park at one of the surrounding garages. Parking at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center is limited. For the Class Dinner, the Embassy Suites has a parking garage where guests of the hotel and Classmates staying at other locations may park. 

Saturday Activities: The event is at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. Our visitor lot is free to the public.

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. 

KYLE FIELD TOUR
Don't miss this special tour! You will be able to tour the newly renovated Kyle Field. Your Class will have the opportunity to go inside Kyle Field and see the behind-the-scenes operations of a stadium that holds over 102,000 spectators. Make sure and register for this event!

QUAD TOUR
Tour the newly renovated Quad area, featuring the Buzbee, Ash, and Plank Leadership Learning Centers, Starbucks aka "Quadbucks," new landscape, and other recent additions to the Quad. 

CLASS AGENT ELECTIONS
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 two to five 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, websites and emails, planning Class events and providing annual fund information to former students.

Your current Class Agents, Buck, Melody, and Bill, have agreed to serve another term if elected. Wade has decided to step down as a Class Agent. We thank Wade for serving the Class and the Aggie Network! They have asked fellow Classmate, Steve Broussard, to join their team and take over for Wade. 

Class Agent elections will be held at the Class Business Meeting during your Reunion. For more information go to tx.ag/ClassAgent, e-mail Class@AggieNetwork.com or call (800) 633-7514 at least 7 days prior to your Reunion to get your name on the ballot!

All nominations must be received by the Reunion Registration Deadline.

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 October 19. Your payment will be refunded with the exception of the registration fee. Registration changes after the Oct. 19 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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