Howdy Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms!

We are mothers of Texas A&M students both past and present who meet monthly during the school year and host events for charitable and educational purposes. Our Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club was the second club ever established when the Aggie mothers groups began in 1922. Don’t we look good for 96?!  We support our Aggie Students in multiple ways and have a lot of fun in the process. Come join us!


October Monthly Meeting

Oct 15th  at 6:30 pm ~ Texas A&M School of Law at 1515 Commerce St

Free Parking in the Howdy Lot on the East Side of the Building

Our October meeting will include Rebecca Cowle (Class of ’12) who is the Outreach Manager for Texas Central/The Bullet Train. Come see how this train is the future of travel that will connect DFW to College Station/Aggieland to Houston, as well as add many jobs to the region. Plan to join us and bring a food dish to share! (Fall into Fall Food Theme including Spuds, Salads and Fall Inspired Desserts Sign Up will be posted in the near future.)


ONLY $25 TO BECOME A MEMBER
It’s only $25 to join our group and the money supports our operations fund which supports our scholarship efforts (and it gets us points with our federation). So please join us.

Membership info here.

DON’T HAVE AN AGGIE MOMS CLUB NEARBY? JOIN US!
You do NOT have to be from Tarrant County to join. You don’t even have to be from Texas! We have members from nearby counties whose work or schedule makes it easier to attend our meetings, though we encourage you to first check out your nearest Aggie Moms Club. We also have a few out-of-state moms who participate long distance. Click here to find clubs near you.


LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION?

If you are a current or future Aggie looking for college money, we appreciate your interest in our scholarships. We are still offering our annual scholarships but our scholarships are now being administered and distributed by Texas A&M University. This is good news because you do not have to go through an additional application process. Simply follow the instructions on the TAMU scholarship website and if you meet our eligibility requirements, you will be considered for the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Scholarships and many others.

Here’s the link on how to apply: https://scholarships.tamu.edu/  For information about our eligibility requirements, click here.

CONGRATULATIONS, 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

This is what the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club is all about! This year we raised enough funds to grant 8 (Eight) $1,000 scholarships to current and incoming Aggies. This year’s recipients are:
INCOMING FRESHMEN
• Marianela Cintron
• Peyton Reine
UPPERCLASSMEN
• Allain Bigirimana
• Laura Deremo
• Meredith Johnson
• Brett Lepicier
• Seth Reine
• Kelly Xavier

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL: Back in 1994, the club established an endowment that provides an annual stipend to a deserving student for all four years of their college career. It’s called the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Aggie Moms Club Endowed Opportunity Award. The university administers the fund and selects the student receiving the award.
By the end of the 2015-2016 school year we had raised enough funds that–in addition to the scholarships granted–we made an initial $5,000 contribution toward the $25,000 required to endow a second opportunity award. The end of 2016-2017 school year–we were able to make another $5,000 contribution toward that second award. We will continue to push toward completing that second endowment. If you know someone who would like to help us, please have them contact us.


OUR ANNUAL GIFTS TO A&M ORGANIZATIONS: Our club has a tradition of annual end-of-year donations to student organizations. This year our April luncheon raised $650 for The Big Event at Texas A&M. In addition, we were able to give $4,000 in support to:

Corps of Cadets
The Texas A&M Law School
Aggie Relays for Life
TAMU Women’s Lacrosse
Tell Your Story
SLOT
Big Event
Aggies Transition Camp
Career Closet
MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference
TAMU Gilbert Leadership Conference
TAMU Legacies
Taylor’s Place
12th Can
Veteran’s Resource Support Center

Way to go, Aggie Moms!!!


Shop on Amazon using their Smile program and we get 0.5% of every purchase! Same products, same prices, same service! And the money helps us raise scholarship funds.

Click the link below to access the FW/TC Aggie Moms Smile account. Be sure to put it in your bookmark tool so you can remember to use it when you shop.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/75-2009247

This is an easy way for us to raise money so help us by promoting it to your friends.


TIME TO RENEW YOUR KROGER LINK!

If you buy your groceries at Kroger, they will give us a share of your purchases if you link your Plus Card to 26620.
As part of its Community Rewards program, Kroger will give us a share of every dollar you spend at their store. If you have problems doing the linking, just visit the customer service counter at Krogers. Just tell them our NPO number is 26620. And you have to link it every year.

GailCharmNecklacesYES, YOU CAN ORDER CHARMS!

Gail Pigeon makes these wonderful charm necklaces that help raise money for our scholarship fund. They can be picked up at our general meetings or shipped directly to you.

Click here to see charm collection and to order.


Great gift idea: A baby Century Tree! And it benefits our club

babycenturytreeAndy Duffie, ’78, is growing and selling Century Tree seedlings as an A&M scholarship fundraiser. He has already funded a President’s Endowed Scholarship (2012), an Aggie Ring Scholarship (2015), and is now working on a Sul Ross Scholarship for the Corps of Cadets.

He sells the seedlings from his web site (aggiecenturyproject.com) for $100 each. The little trees are 16- to 24-inches tall, depending upon the time of year (shorter in winter months, taller by late summer). They are one year old, in excellent condition, and are planted in one-gallon containers. Customers have the option of picking up a seedling from his home in College Station or he will package and ship a seedling by UPS to any location across the southern U.S. (where live oaks grow) for an extra $20.
For every referred customer sent by our club, he sends us $20. For us to get credit, during the online purchase a pop-up box will appear asking the customer “How did you learn of the Aggie Century Tree Project?” The customer simply enters FORT WORTH/TARRANT COUNTY AGGIE MOMS CLUB in that field – which is captured as part of the transaction.