April Newsletter

Howdy Ags, 
When we were pulling together this month's newsletter, we realized how quickly the New York Aggies are growing and how very bright the future of this Club is. We've gotten several notes from powers at be in Aggieland asking us how our Club is so much more active, fun, and red ass than other Clubs. We've responded, "Thanks and Gig Em, but we're just getting started."

That being said, you're gonna want to pull out your calendar and make sure you don't miss any of the fun things below, especially the incredible evening that the Muster committee has planned on April 21st!

Over the past month, we've been all over the city and we want to give a huge shout out to our friends at NYCountrySwag for the Country Brunch, the Waylon for hosting our Happy Hour AND the Texas Independence Day pre-party, Shiner for being the best beer (Presidential edit) and the fun at Texas Independence Day with Bowery Presents team who pulled it all together.  

Before we get to all the amazing upcoming activities, we wanted to make sure to encourage you to to check out the newest online home for the New York Aggies, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-york-a&m-club We know a lot of y'all are thinking about what comes next in your careers and we want to make sure our Club is a resource for you there as well. 
 
Upcoming Events For New York Aggies

APRIL
April Happy Hour
April 5th (Wednesday) 6-9PM
Clancey - 79 Clinton St. (btw Delancey & Rivington)

We're heading to the Lower East Side on April 5th to check out a great new spot, Clancey! They have happy hour until 7PM, with $2 off specialty cocktails and draft beer as well as $2 chargrilled oysters! There will be $5 frozen Moscow Mules all night and most importantly, there will be plenty of good Ags to catch up with!

SEC April Happy Hour- Hosted by Auburn
April 12th (Wednesday) 6-9PM
St. Pat's Bar & Grill - 22 W. 46th St.

Join the SEC Alumni Group on the 2nd floor for a evening of fun!  We'll have great food and drink specials and the outdoor garden will be open exclusively to our group (weather permitting)!

Muster
April 21st (Friday) 6:30-9:30PM
Webster Hall - The Marlin Room - 125 E. 11th St.

The 2017 New York Muster Speaker is Coach Kevin Sumlin! Muster is a special time to come together as Aggies, celebrate the good times, and remember those in our family who we lost over the past year. There are still tickets available at all levels, but looks like we're on pace to sell out so get your tickets soon!

For those of you that know you are coming to Muster, we are looking for help capturing all of the great moments. If you take pictures that evening of the festivities, please email them to vicepresident@newyorkaggies.com. Thank you in advance!

Aggie Muster is a time-honored tradition which celebrates the camaraderie of the school while remembering the lives of Aggies who have died, specifically those in the past year. Muster ceremonies today take place on April 21st in approximately 320 locations globally.  The "Roll Call for the Absent" commemorates Aggies, alumni and current students, who died that year. Aggies light candles, and friends and families of Aggies who died that year answer “here” when the name of their loved one is “called”.

2017 NYC Roll Call

Dr. Milton Regenbogen '41
T. Arney '44
Dr. Orlando Olcese '48
Sam Hendler, Jr. '52
Ronald Wayne Klepper '65
Charles Vail '69
Robert Boardman '71
Po-Jen Lee '72
Dr. Lynne Irwin '73
Kenneth J. Hurst '74
John Taylor '76
Christopher Feinen '84
William Nail '96
Joel Rosenbaum '01
Shivcharan Kamaraju '03

If you would like to add someone to the 2017 roll call, please email activities@newyorkaggies.com.  Also, if you have any interest in volunteering, please email activities@newyorkaggies.com. We are looking for hands on help, silent auction items, and sponsors!

MAY
Cinco De Mayo
May 5th (Friday) 7-10PM
Avenida Cantina - 25 Avenue B

Where better to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than Avenida Cantina??  Margaritas, tacos, and sombreros galore!  They are offering a special for $50 for an appetizer, entree and 2 hours of margaritas and Mexican beers, but they are offering it to Aggies for $40 from 7-9! Thanks Avenida!!

God's Love We Deliver - Volunteer Event
May 7th (Sunday) 1:30-5 PM
God's Love We Deliver - 166 6th Ave.

Email activities@newyorkaggies.com to register or get additional information.

May Happy Hour
May 24th (Wednesday) 6-9PM
Foxy John's - 143 E. 47th St.

As the march to summer is officially beginning, come out for a great Spring time happy hour with your favorite New York Aggies. Select beers are $5 all day and wine and wells will be $7 until 7pm, so get there on the early side!

JUNE
Crawfish Boil
June 8th (Thursday) 6-9PM
Double Wide Bar & Southern Kitchen - 12th and Avenue A

Save the Date for our 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil.  More information to come. 

Picnic and Ponies
June 24th (Saturday) 12-5PM
Belmont Racetrack - 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY

Save the date!  One of the most popular events on the New York Aggies' annual calendar.  Come get fancy with us on this road trip full of memories.  Tickets and additional details will be available soon.

AUGUST
NYTAMF Tailgate
August 19th (Saturday)
79th St. Boat Basin

Save the date! The 3rd Annual Tailgate - College Football Kickoff for benefit of the New York Texas A&M Foundation will be back at the Boat Basin on August 19th! Tickets and sponsorship info available soon!

NOVEMBER
Legends Classic- Aggie Basketball @ Barclays
Nov 20th (Monday) - Nov 21st (Tuesday) 6:30-10:30PM
Barclays Center - 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Regional rivals are headed for Barclays Center next fall in the annual Legends Classic on November 20 and 21 and we have partnered with the tournament owner (Gazelle Group) to get discounted tickets!  Stay tuned for discount ticket sales- they make it so easy to purchase your ticket within the group and make sure you're sitting next to your besties!
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The New York Texas A&M Foundation is excited to offer the following scholarships for 2017-2018:

  • One (1) $2,500.00 scholarship for a 1st year student from the Tri-State area.
  • Two (2) $750.00 scholarships for a student (any year, any residency) nominated by a New York A&M Club or New York Texas A&M Foundation member.

Eligibility requirements common to all scholarships:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, or professional school student enrolled in a degree-granting program at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Specific requirements for the $2,500.00 scholarship:

  • First year student
  • Graduate of a NY, NJ, or CT high-school

This scholarship will be paid in two equal installments. The second installment is contingent on the student obtaining a GPA of 2.50 or higher during the fall 2017 semester.

Specific requirements for the $750.00 scholarships:

  • Any year
  • Any residency

Must be nominated by a current member (in good standing) of the New York A&M Club or New York Texas A&M Foundation (Officers and Board Members of the New York Texas A&M Foundation or the New York A&M Club, and their family members are not eligible to nominate individuals for these scholarships).

The scholarship application can be found here: http://bit.ly/2nuHWkx

Application deadline is June 2, 2017; 8:00PM EDT. If you have any questions, please contact the 2017 Scholarship Committee chair, Nathan Bays, at scholarship@newyorkaggies.com.
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Not Yet a Member of the NYAMC?  Join Us Today:

  • Representing the Aggie Network in the Big Apple! 
  • Discounts to NYAMC events
  • Exclusive football Season Drink Specials only available to official members
  • The opportunity to participate in the New York A&M Club Scholarship Fund
  • Individual Member - $35.00 HERE
  • OR get your Membership and New York Aggie's t-shirt for $45.00 HERE

It is now easier than ever: just go to our website and three clicks later, you're signed up for the next year! 

Gig Em,

Andy Ellwood '04
New York Aggie President
president@newyorkaggies.com