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A salute to Association volunteers as we mark 143 years

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 June 23, 2022 4:18 PM updated: July 6, 2022 4:34 PM

We started with 11 Aggies in 1879, and look where we are now!

This June 26, The Association of Former Students turns 143 years old. We salute all Association volunteers and members who keep the Aggie Network strong all over the world.

Hundreds of these volunteer leaders will be thanked by name in the upcoming September-October issue of Texas Aggie magazine. Learn more about these positions and how you can get involved with The Association:

257 Texas A&M Club presidents

Across the U.S. and the world, from California and Florida to Ecuador, Scotland, Japan, India, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Australia and more, there are Texas A&M Clubs ready to greet you, watch a game together, gather for Muster and take part in networking and camaraderie.

Each Club is led by a president, who is in turn part of The Association's Leadership Council, and many Clubs have a full slate of officers (and may be looking for new volunteers!)

View the map of A&M Clubs chartered by The Association at AggieNetwork.com/Club — and keep your email and ZIP Code up to date on your tx.ag/Profile, so the Clubs can contact you about events in your area!

282 Aggie Muster chairs

Thousands of Aggies gather on or near April 21 every year, wherever we are in the world. Musters are organized entirely by volunteers with support from The Association.

Muster chairs reserve locations, reach out to invite local Aggies, book Muster speakers, coordinate volunteers, often arrange a dinner or other meal, and plan their event and the calling of their local Muster Roll. These events can be a wonderful way to meet all the Aggies in your area.

Offer to help out with a local Muster in 2023! View the map of 2022 Musters to see if there is usually one held in your area, and reach out to the Muster chair. Or you can host your own Muster; The Association will help you organize and publicize it!

Visit tx.ag/HostAMuster and tx.ag/MusterVolunteer to learn more.

297 Class Agents

Every A&M Class elects Class Agents during their junior year (in the spring student body elections) — and many of these dedicated volunteers go on to serve for decades! Most Classes have between one and five Class Agents, and elections can be held as often as every five years.

They help organize Class Reunions and other activities, send out Class Newsletters and serve as part of The Association's Leadership Council.

Learn more at tx.ag/ClassAgents, and find YOUR Class Agents at AggieNetwork.com/Classes

47 Young Alumni Council members

The Association's Young Alumni Council is a selected body of former students who have graduated within the past 10 years and serve as advisors and official ambassadors to The Association. Among programs they helped originate are the annual Young Alumni Weekend (coming up Sept. 2-4, 2022) and the 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight, which recognizes young Aggies who are already demonstrating excellence in their profession and service.

Applications will open soon for 2023 terms, so if you are part of the Classes of 2013-2022 and are interested in serving, check back soon at tx.ag/YAC.

11 Constituent Network presidents

The Association's Constituent Networks are groups of Aggies organized around a common interest, and the organizations vary widely, from interests such as the Aggie Educator Network, Bush School Former Student Network and Texas A&M Hispanic Network to the Federation of Texas A&M Mothers' Clubs. 

Learn about all the Constituent Networks and find links to get involved at AggieNetwork.com/CN.

19 Area and National Representatives

For areas within Texas and for regions of the U.S., these Association volunteers serve as a conduit between the local A&M Clubs and The Association. They are all experienced A&M Club volunteers, have a wealth of knowledge and can assist with communications and collaborative efforts. They also serve on The Association's Leadership Council

These representatives are elected at the end of each year (voting ends Jan. 1 and is announced the prior November in Texas Aggie magazine and The Association's AggieNews email newsletter).

Learn more about these positions at tx.ag/AreaNatlReps.

565,036 former students

Each one of us is a member of The Association of Former Students, for all our lives. You can become an active member at any time by donating each year (tx.ag/Give). 

Visit tx.ag/ServicesPrograms to learn more about what is available to you and all members of The Association!



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