Aggie Event Chairperson – Volunteers

2016 brings new opportunities for volunteers within the club. Some of these are short term and others are more involved.

The VP of Activities will still be the overall person and will need to have communication with each chairperson, and volunteers.

We are looking for chairperson for the following events:
1. Muster (Jan – May, moderate amount of time)
2. Texas Independence Day Celebration (Year round, small amount of time)
3. Clean the Bay Day (May-Jun, small amount of time)
4. Bowie Bay Sox Baseball (Jun, small amount of time)
5. Annual BBQ (Jul, small amount of time)
6. Orioles Baseball (Feb – Aug, moderate amount of time
7. Watch parties (Jul – Dec, Moderate amount of time)
8. Bonfire & Hayrides (Sep – Oct, Moderate amount of time)
9. Wreaths Across America (Dec, small amount of time)
Let me know if you need more information
marylandamc@aggienetwork.com

Thanks,
Brandi

Texas Independence Day Celebration

TID 2016

The Texas A&M Club of Maryland will be celebrating their 6th annual Texas Independence Day on March 5, 2016 at Urban Bar-B-Que Co., Linthicum, MD.

The club uses this event as a fundraiser to build Endowed Scholarships (501c(3), tax ID #42-1665624), sending Maryland students to college.  This event attracts more attendees and donations each year, so we depend on the support of our local alumni and friends in the business community, supplying us with exciting silent auction items.

All Texans (and Texans at heart) are welcome, so feel free to invite your friends and family! (Tickets Sales will open in the near future.)

If you would like to ask some of your favorite places for items to donate to the Silent Auction please use the form attached here. We look forward to seeing you all and to some great items up for auction.

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To purchase your tickets click here

#GivingTuesday

Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Selfless Service, and Respect

These values bond every Aggie and today you can join the movement and give back.

With only one day left until #GivingTuesday, we want to make sure you’ve marked your calendar for this national day of giving!

#GivingTuesday is a simple concept. Thursday, we give thanks. Then follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday, is your day to give back.

So far the Club has raised $13,000 toward an endowed scholarship.  If every member of the Club (600) gives $20 to pay it forward we will reach our goal of endowing a scholarship to support a student from Maryland to attend Texas A&M.

Help us make it possible for another Aggie to reach Ring Day and to contribute to our world like all Aggies do.




 

Saturday Dec 12th, Wreath laying at the Baltimore National Cemetery

Saturday Dec 12th, Wreath laying at the Baltimore National Cemetery, 11:30AM, 5501 Frederick Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228

There is a scripted memorial ceremony that lasts about 30 minutes. After the scripted portion is completed, everyone moves to the section where the wreaths will be placed. Make sure you are dressed for the weather as we lay wreaths that day in the sun, snow, rain and freezing temps – just like the mail man! When we get to the placement portion of the event, there will be three staged photos for the event and I want to get one of us as a group.

Your support is needed as there are many gravesites at Baltimore National Cemetery; not only is it one of the oldest National cemeteries, it is also one of the largest with over 44,000 gravesites.  Unfortunately, they were only able to place the wreaths that had been purchased and that number has dwindled the last three years to where only 250 of our veterans were remembered last year.

Even if you are not attending, If you want to help us, please encourage your family, friends, co-workers to make a wreath purchase.  Click Here 

Tickets Closed – Bonfire Saturday Oct 10th, 2015

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Saturday October 10th, Aggie Football bye week is our Bonfire and Hayride.

We will be returning to Butler’s Orchard again this year.  They did change their reservation system and will not allow us to pick our spot as we have in years past, they will now assign our spot to us the day of the event.  So please do not just show up to the previous spot.  🙂

The hayride begins at 6:15 pm sharp, the ride will not wait for anyone. All guests should meet at the Farm Market parking lot at 5:45 pm. Latecomers will miss the hayride. We will drive our cars to the bonfire location together.

Over the past few years, we have had many people bring unique sticks to roast their hot dogs. The fire is VERY hot and wire hangers have not worked too well in the past.  It is recommended that roasting sticks be a few feet long at least.

BYOB:  The club will provide water, but please feel free to bring any alcoholic beverage or sodas of your choice.

What to Bring: lawn chairs, blankets, flashlights, roasting sticks, and anything you wish to share with the group (chips, side item, dessert).  If you have a portable table, please feel free to  bring that along also.  We only have one picnic table available for the whole group.

Club will provide: plates, cups, napkins, water, hot dogs, buns, condiments, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars.

Note:  The bonfire does not come with an outhouse as Aggie Bonfire traditionally does.  Anybody who wishes to bring a homemade outhouse for the bonfire may do so.

Farmer’s Market:  Arrive early to visit the Farmer’s Market for some pumpkin butter, jellies, fresh fruits and vegetables and other yummy treats.  Or come early to pick-your-own pumpkins.  The Market closes at 5:30 pm, but normally stays open until 6 pm in October.

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for Children (10 and under). Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

To purchase tickets, click on the drop down and select an option and then click on “Add to Cart”. This will bring up the PayPal shopping cart, with this option pre-filled. At this point you can change the quantity to any number you need. If you would like to purchase an additional tickets, please select the option from the drop down and the click on “Add to Cart”. This will add to the cart you have already started. You can change the quantity in the cart, then pay for the total and you are ready.

 

Message from the Prez July 26, 2015

The annual BBQ and Toys for Tots drive was a success and we look forward to seeing y’all again real soon.
First off a big THANK YOU to Mike and Donna for the beautiful location for the BBQ, and opening up your home to us. We had 24 aggies from around Maryland representing class years 1947 thru 2011.
There was so much food left over, did you guys eat at all? Thank you to everyone for all the beautiful side dishes, so much amazing home cooking.
We brought in some great toys for our Christmas in July Toys for Tots drive (15 toys will make some area kids happy this year). What a great way to help our communities. Thank you all again for being great Aggies.

Gig’em
David

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Ticket Sales Closed – Jul 25th (Sat); Aggie BBQ and Toys for Tots drive

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Howdy Ags, it is that time again for our Annual BBQ, since it has happened more than once, you Aggies know it is a tradition. This year we are also including a Christmas in July, Toys for Tots drive.

We will be at Mike and Donna’s house for the picnic from 1 to 4 pm on July 25th; they are out near Frederick, MD (address will be in eVite).

Mike and Dwight are going to be smoking some meat for the BBQ, the club will supply the fixins. We are asking each family to bring a side dish or dessert, drinks for your family, lawn chairs, and a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. If you guys have any outdoor games that you want to play, please bring them. If you have any questions or need a vegetarian option please let me know.

Ticket prices:
• Ages: 0 – 9 are free
• Ages: 10 and up are $10

Mike said the pool will be open and if the weather is bad, they have enough room inside for us to still get together, so we are rain or shine.

 

Jun 20 (Sat) – Crab Feast, 5:30pm, Anne Arundel Seafood, Pasadena

Howdy Ags,

It is time for our annual dinner at Anne Arundel Seafood in Pasadena.  We will have some tables reserved but please try and arrive by 5:30PM so we can order and eat together.  We will try and sit outside and enjoy the weather.  I will send out an evite and please respond so I know the number of people to include in the reservation.

Address: 230 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122
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Ticket Sales Closed – Bowie Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off!

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May 29th – Bowie Baysox Baseball – We’ll Knock Your ‘Sox Off!

Includes game ticket with Reserved Seating (Sections 201-206), a Esskay All Beef Hot Dogs, Chips, & 12 ounce Soft Drink for one LOW price! $20 (we must have at least 10 people sign up to get this). If you would like to attend please Email me and let me know how many tickets you would like.

To purchase tickets for ages 3 and up, click on the drop down and select “adult” and then click on “Add to Cart”.  This will bring up the PayPal shopping cart, with this option pre-filled.  At this point you can change the quantity to any number you need.  If you would like to purchase an additional food ticket, this is available for anyone, including those children under 3, that will eat, please select the option from the drop down and the click on “Add to Cart”.  This will add to the cart you have already started.  You can change the quantity in the cart, then pay for the total and you are ready to go to the game.


Ticket Sales Closed – Maroon Out Camden Yards Fundraiser

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Ticket Sales Closed 

 

Howdy Ags!,

Please join us on Aug 21st at Camden Yards as the Orioles play the Minnesota Twins and we raise funds for the A&M Club of Maryland Scholarship Fund through the Baltimore Orioles Fundraising Program. Their program offers our club the chance to enjoy a fun-filled evening at the ballpark while raising funds for local students to attend Texas A&M. Tickets are $15 per ticket, which includes free shipping. The scholarship fund earns $5 for every ticket sold at A&M night at the ballpark. Don’t just bring your family, invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers (Post it to your Facebook Account) since the Scholarship Fund gets $5 for each and every ticket the club sells for this game. We’re looking forward to seeing you there Aggies; let’s Maroon Out Camden Yards. Gig’em