WELCOME FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Wow!! What a gift to have all of you at the November meeting! It was a great mix of Ol' Ag moms and New Ag moms! I hope you all had a chance to make new friends and renew old friendships. It is
always fun to do Goody Bags. I also hope you had a chance to hug your Aggie over the holiday and pass on their bags. They will be getting Freebird’s gift certificates in the mail this week. Food
always helps at finals time!
I write this note as I look forward to the blessed month of December. My position on the staff of my church includes being the Wedding Director. As if December is not crazy enough, I have weddings on
three of the five weekends in December, the cantata on another, and Christmas on my free weekend. However, I can hardly wait to get started, because this is the season of love and family, and what better
way than to help couples begin their lives together! I hope you get lots of time to feel loved by the people in your life, too. Please know that you are special to me and I look forward to every chance
we get to be together!
Our next meeting is December 16th at 6:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church. If you are lucky enough to have your student home by then, bring them. I THINK mine will be with me! We are going to play Aggie
Bingo, have a Chinese Gift Exchange, and share some good food as well as current information to help you plan for the Spring tutorials and scholarships. We will also have a report on our sales from Winter
in Aggieland. Please take an hour or so and join us!
Judy D. Turner ‘78
DECEMBER MEETING - Thursday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church - 3536 YMCA Drive - San Angelo
Aggie Moms’ Christmas Party
Spouses and Aggies are welcome to attend!
Bring your favorite dish for a Pot Luck Supper.
If you would like to participate in the Chinese Gift Exchange, please bring a gift. In order to save some time, we will be limiting the number of times a gift can travel to only 3 times. If your spouse
and Aggie would like to participate, they will need to bring a gift as well. Some ideas might include: Aggie gifts, Christmas Items or even baked goods. In addition to the Chinese Gift Exchange, we
will also be playing Aggie Bingo!
The December newsletter is being sponsored by Russell Socha and Laddie's Electric Company in memory of Ian Hord.
If anyone would like to sponsor or even co-sponsor a newsletter, please contact Lanee Warrick at 484-3005, Judy Turner at 465-4332, or Theresa Fortin at 949-3472 to find out how.
TUTORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
We have several tutorial scholarships available on a first come, first serve basis.
It is necessary for the scholarship to be requested (by the student) in advance by e-mail to Paula Sweeten at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Tutorial Scholarship” in the subject line area
of the email.
Any student from our area enrolled at Texas A&M University may apply.
The tutorial scholarship will be valid from the day issued until May 2005.
It will be advertised by publishing it on the web, e-mail, newsletter, distributed with the food coupons and area newspaper.
We must have the student’s name, mailing address, parent’s address and student id for the tutorial coupon.
The student can only use tutorial sources listed on the coupon
DECEMBER 2004 GRADUATES
If you have an Aggie graduating in December, please call or email Judy Turner (465-4332 or email@example.com). Please be sure to include your Aggie’s name and class year (which is not necessarily
the year they graduated!)
Cookbooks are still available for $20 each. The cookbooks will be available at the monthly club meetings, or you may pick one up at Talley Press at 21 E. Harris Avenue. You can also contact Shelley
Gregg at 374-4640 and she will be glad to reserve a cookbook for you. We only have approximately 40 cookbooks left.
A signed Benjamin Knox print entitled “Aggie Mom Mum” has been donated to the club as a raffle prize. Tickets will sell for $1 each OR 6 for $5. Club members are encouraged to pick up a packet
of tickets to sell to family and friends. Drawing will be held at the March general membership meeting. Please contact Shelley Gregg at 374-4640 for more information.
GARAGE SALE - Saturday, March 5, 2005
This year’s Annual Garage Sale has been set for Saturday, March 5. Now is the time to start saving items to be sold. If you have items you wish to get out of your way before that time, please give
Shelley a call at 374-4640, and arrangements can be made to pick up your donation.
DOOR PRIZES ALWAYS NEEDED
Everyone loves door prizes – and we need donations! If you are in Aggieland and see something that you would like to receive (in the $5 range), please bring it to Candyce Gregston at the next meeting.
AGGIE MOM BRAGS
If any of you have Aggie Mom, Brags, please call Lanee Warrick at 484-3005 and leave a message or you can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Vinson ‘06 (Aggie Mom, Kathy Vinson) received her aggie ring on November 4. Emily is also a member of the Texas A&M Meats Judging Team. In November they won the National Championship!
If your email address, mailing address, or phone number changes at any time OR if something was misspelled or mistyped in the Aggie Mom Yearbook, please let Lanee Warrick know so that a correction
can be sent out to everyone. Her e-mail address is email@example.com or you can phone her at 484-3005.
DECEMBER- JANUARY CAMPUS INFORMATION
Monday & Tuesday, December 6 & 7 – Dead Day, Classes meet but no major exams
Wednesday & Thursday, December 8 & 9 – Reading Days - No Classes
Friday & Monday – Wednesday, December 10, 13-15 – Finals
Friday and Saturday, December 17-18 - Graduation
Saturday, December 18 – Residence Halls Close
Thursday, January 13 – Residence Halls Reopen
Monday, January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Faculty & Student Holiday
Tuesday, January 18 – First Day of Classes
NEVIE’S NEWS - Aggie Mom Endowed Scholarship
Our drive to raise funds for our new San Angelo A & M Mother's Club Scholarship through the San Angelo Area Foundation is off to a good start! At this point we have $2200 of our $2500 minimum committed
We hope to meet our required minimum before Christmas, and REALLY hope to meet our MAXIMUM - $10,000! Please talk this over with your families, and consider a pledge of any amount. I realize families
of current students are paying tuition and may not be in a position to make large pledges. That is alright! We will accept any amount you are able to pledge! We are all working together to make this
happen for our Aggies! I look forward to visiting with you about this in the weeks ahead!
The committee will be making phone calls this month, so all members who haven't pledged should expect a call and an opportunity to ask questions. We hope everyone in the organization will feel excited
enough about this unique opportunity to want to participate, at any level of giving!
Texas A&M University, the state’s oldest public institution of higher learning, was established in 1876. Through the years and changes, A&M has held fast to what has made it so great—it’s
traditions. Nowhere else can a school so rich in tradition be found. these traditions make A&M different and better than all the rest. The traditions provide a foundation upon which greatness can
be built and upon which leadership can flourish. We continue this month sharing some of these traditions with the San Angelo Aggie Moms.
MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
Every Aggie has a home away from home in the Memorial Student Center. It is a place where students and guests can go to do a variety of things. However, this facility is unique because it is also a
memorial. After the world wars, the alumni wanted to build a memorial to honor all those Aggie that had lost their lives during the World Wars. At the same time, the students wanted to build a student
The alumni and the students put their ideas together and the MSC was built. It was dedicated on Muster Day (April 21) of 1951 to all Aggies that gave their lives in wars past or future. In front of
the MSC there are 55 trees that surround O.R. Simpson Drill Field to honor the 55 Aggies that gave their lives in World War I. In addition, in the front hallway there are seven picture frames of seven
Aggies who served during World War II and received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Under their photograph their medal is displayed along with a brief explanation of their heroic efforts.
As well as serving as a memorial, the students did get their student center. Today the MSC houses three art galleries, three eating facilities, a barber shop, a craft shop, a bookstore, the browsing
library, an eight-lane bowling ally, a pool hall, an arcade, a seventy-room hotel, and The Flagroom. The Flagroom, also known as the 'Living Room of Texas A&M', is a place where students often gather
to study, meet friends to eat, have meetings, or just to take a nap between classes.
The MSC is a living memorial, so please help us to respect those fallen Aggies by removing your hats when you step inside the building and by not walking on the grass surrounding the facility.
Howdy is the official greeting of Texas A&M. A&M is known as the friendliest campus in the world and its students love to extend a warm howdy to visitors and friends alike.
As the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band leaves the field after each home game half-time performance, seniors (giving evidence either by their Senior Boots or Aggie Ring) line up at the north end of Kyle Field
to welcome the team back onto the field for the second half.
The Big Event is a one-day service project that provides the students of Texas A&M an opportunity to say "thank you" to the local community and residents for all their loyal support. The
Big Event originated at Texas A&M in 1982, and has since become the largest, single-day, student run, service project in the nation. From its humble beginnings of six people cleaning a local cemetery,
The Big Event has expanded to include over 470 jobs and five thousand students.
PENNIES FOR SULLY
It is a common sight during final exams at Aggield for students to place coins – sometimes rolls of them – by the statue of Sullivan Ross in front of the Academic Building. this tradition
is suppose to ensure a good grade on a big test. "Sully," was president of Texas A&M in the 1890s.
AGGIE JARGON – Know What Your Aggie Is Talking About
All-U Night All University Night – the first Yell Practice of the semester. This includes introductions of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams, coaching staff and yell
Brass (1) Military buttons, buckles and insignia. (2) Rank
Dead Elephant Any senior student during the Spring semester.
Final Review The last Corps review of the school year held on graduation day. Graduating cadets turn the command of their outfits over to the officers for the following year.
Hullabaloo (1) The first words in the Aggie War Hymn. (2) A snack bar located in the basement of the MSC.
Jollie Rollie G Rollie White Coliseum
Parents Weekend A university-wide activity set aside to honor Aggie parents. Held in the Spring Semester.
Q Drop The process of dropping a course after the designated add/drop period without penalty.
Sco-Pro Scholastic Probation.
Sully Statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross the former Governor of Texas and former President of Texas A&M. It stands in front of the Academic Building.
Yell Commonly known at other universities as a cheer.
Yell Practice Spirit session which is held regularly during football season. Before home games it is held at midnight on Kyle Field after a street parade.
2004 - 2005 DATES TO REMEMBER - Remember to Mark Your Calendar
Officer Board Meetings
all at 6 p.m. @ Sierra Vista Methodist Church
Monday, December 6
Monday, January 3, 2005
Monday, February 7
Monday, February 28
Monday, April 4
Monday, May 4
all at 6:30 PM @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Thursday, December 16
Saturday, January 22 ( in Sonora)
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, April 21 (attend Muster)
Thursday, May 19
Additional Dates of Interest
December 10, 13 - 15 (Friday, Monday - Wednesday)
Fall semester final examinations for all students
December 17 (Friday)
Last day for December undergraduate degree candidates to apply for Tuition Rebate, 5 p.m.
December 17 - 18 (Friday - Saturday)
Commencement and Commissioning.
January 15 (Saturday)
Winter Federation Dinner and Meeting at MSC
January 18 (Tuesday)
First day of spring semester classes
January 26 (Wednesday)
Ring of Honor – 11 a.m. at Zentner’s Daughter
March 14 - 18 (Monday - Friday)
April 8 - 10 (Friday & Sunday)
Spring Federation Meetings & Parents Weekend*
at Reed Arena
April 21 (Thursday)
Muster. Campus ceremony
April 27 (Wednesday)
Ring of Honor – 11 a.m. at Johnnie Carino’s
May 6, 9 - 11 (Friday, Monday - Wednesday)
Spring semester final examinations for all students.
May 13 (Friday)
Last day for May undergraduate degree candidates to apply for Tuition Rebate, 5 p.m.
May 13 - 14 (Friday - Saturday)
Commencement, Commissioning, and Final Review.
• The San Angelo A&M Mother’s Club has a sales booth at these functions to raise money for scholarships.
A Big Thanks!
A big thanks goes to Christopher Hunter (son of Aggie Mom, Chris Hunter) for the upkeep of the San Angelo Aggie Moms website and for notifying the members when the newsletter is ready as well as sending
out reminders when needed. We sincerely appreciate all of your help