Susan "Sue" Owen '94 June 7, 2018 9:44 AM updated: June 7, 2018 1:25 PM
Texas A&M Clubs connect Aggies back to each other and A&M, and their events are usually a hoot, to boot. This weekend, several Clubs around the state are hosting events that will be filled with Aggie camaraderie and lots of maroon.
Eat some fresh catfish, play golf or hear A&M’s new head football coach, Jimbo Fisher — all while raising money to send local students to Texas A&M.
Salty Aggies’ annual golf tournament
Golfers will gather Friday at the Corpus Christi Country Club for a tradition that’s been going on since the mid-1980s: the Nueces County A&M Club’s annual golf tournament, raising money to send local students to A&M. Last year, the Club had eight students on scholarship at A&M!
Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 1 p.m. (beverages included) and reception, awards and dinner to follow.
Next up, on July 28, is the Salty Ags’ seventh annual fishing tournament, another event that raises thousands for the Club’s scholarship fund.
26th Williamson County A&M Club Fish Fry
The Williamson County A&M Club raised more than $33,000 for A&M scholarships last year by frying catfish and hope to beat that on Friday evening (5-8 p.m.) in Georgetown at their 26th annual Fish Fry and Silent Auction. You can stay and eat at the event, or pick up a to-go plate; there’s a cash bar; and Club members donate homemade desserts.
Club volunteers start setting up in the Georgetown Community Center at 10 a.m. and take shifts cutting, battering and frying the fish from 2 to 7 p.m., then serving during the event itself, and clean up afterwards. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for 10 and younger.
Fish fry and Aggie yells in New Braunfels
Join the Aggie yell leaders Saturday at the Comal County A&M Club’s annual fish fry in New Braunfels. The event includes family-friendly activities and yell practice!
This year, the Club endowed a permanent scholarship fund of $25,000 to help students from Comal County continue their education at Texas A&M.
Coach’s Nights in Austin and College Station
Sunday and Monday are the first two Coach’s Nights of summer 2018. Don’t miss your chance to hear from new A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, plus meet the Aggie yell leaders and pet Reveille IX.
Links for all six Coach's Nights are at tx.ag/coachsnight.
Sunday — Austin Convention Center with Capital City A&M Club
Monday — Hall of Champions at Kyle Field with Brazos County A&M Club
Houston — July 16
Fort Worth — July 17
Dallas — July 19
San Antonio — July 23
Steaks with Coach Fisher in San Angelo
Catch Coach Fisher in San Angelo, too! He’s speaking Tuesday, June 12 at the San Angelo Texas A&M Club's luncheon at a steakhouse; get details and how to RSVP here.
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All Clubs are supported by gifts to The Association. We also try to round up as many Facebook events as possible at our calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AggieNetwork/events
The Association coordinates and facilitates a bevy of events and programs for former students to keep Aggies engaged after they've graduated, including A&M Clubs, Class programs, Reunions, Constituent Networks. This is only possible with the support of the Aggie Network. Visit tx.ag/give to make a gift.