Rebekah Josefy '13 June 12, 2017 10:24 AM updated: September 17, 2018 4:24 PM
Below you'll find a sample of the many ways Aggies get together to either network, enjoy a meal, socialize, support student scholarships, or all of the above! With options ranging from crawfish boils to floating the river, we hope you'll connect with your local A&M Club this summer and have some fun!
Events range from organized networking events like the Capital City A&M Club Reveille group breakfast to the casual dining/fellowship and informal group activities such as Williamson County's monthly pizza dinner at Double Dave's in Round Rock and Cedar Park and Fort Worth/Tarrant County's Young Alumni movie night at the Flying Saucer. Service projects are also planned as the New York A&M Club is recruiting volunteers for a Central Park clean-up day and the Denver A&M Club recently spent a Saturday afternoon helping out at the Food Bank of the Rockies.
Here are a few events already on the calendar for several different cities.
2017 Coach's Nights (details at tx.ag/CoachsNights)
Brazos County A&M Club Coach's Night — Wednesday, June 21
Dallas A&M Club Coach's Night — Wednesday, July 19
Houston A&M Club Coach's Night — Sunday, July 23
Happy Hours/Pub Crawls
Attending local sport events or participating in intramural sports:
Clubs planning to attend local baseball games this summer include San Diego Aggies SEC Day at Petco Park, Texas A&M Night with the Rangers, Aggie Family & Fireworks Night with the Salt Lake City Bees, Maryland A&M Club Maroon Out Camden Yards, and Aggie Night with the Round Rock Express. For those Aggies who would rather play sports than observe them, a handful of Clubs offer to form intramural sports leagues and coordinate team competitions.
Other past events:
Leading up to the summer, some Clubs—including Gillespie County A&M Club, Brazos County A&M Club, Middle-Tennessee A&M Club, San Antonio A&M Club, Fort Worth/Tarrant County A&M Club and Denton County Aggies—hosted Domino Nights and 42 Tournaments. Family-friendly events surrounding local minor league or collegiate summer baseball games were also planned by the Texas A&M Club of Utah and the Lafayette A&M Club and took place toward the beginning of summer.
From Michelle Parrozzo ’02: "All God's people say yes and Amen! Thank you SoCal Texas A&M Club. Just a good Texas Aggie day. Crawfish, Blue Bell and good friends ... not sure what else you need! So fun catching up with Deano Sutter ’96 and hearing how he's using what's in his hands to change the world."
Earlier this month the San Antonio A&M Club introduced its first crawfish boil to its mix of summer activities, while the New York Aggies and Southern California A&M Club both enjoyed their second annual crawfish boils—with crawfish flown in fresh from Louisiana. For other Clubs, summertime marked anniversaries as the Dallas A&M Club's annual crawfish boil along with the Williamson County A&M Club Fish Fry both celebrated 25 years in 2017.
If you missed out on any of these events, make sure you are following the Club in your area on social media to keep up with announcements and plans for new and long-standing events, alike. A compiled list of links to these pages to follow is available at AggieNetwork.com/social.
The Association of Former Students' Club Programs team provides full-time staff support to all 250 A&M Clubs around the globe. Find your Club at AggieNetwork.com/Clubs. If there is not currently an active Club in your area and you are interested in learning how to start one, email AggieNetwork@AggieNetwork.com.