Mid-Jefferson Aggie Mom's Yearbook 2012 - 2013

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The yearbook for the Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms (Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Port Arthur Texas) 2012 - 2013,

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<p>TEXAS A&amp;M UNIVERSITY MOTHERS CLUBS</p> <p>Some may boast of friends so sweet, And the deeds that they have done; But there is one who can nere be beat Its a Texas Aggie Mom. We are Aggies and Aggie Moms, too; Supporting our Aggies in all that they do. We stand behind themour girls and boys For that affords us our greatest joys. And if they sail the ocean wide, They will come back to our side. For theyll never findsave in heaven above, A TEXAS AGGIE MOTHERS LOVE. (composed by Mrs. W. C. Webb, Liberty Aggie Moms)</p> <p>Gail Pickens-Barger, Yearbook 2/9/2013</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>Club Information ............................................................................................................. 2 Club Meeting Dates and Programs ................................................................................. 3 Officers &amp; Committees .................................................................................................... 3 By-Laws .......................................................................................................................... 4 Standing Rules ............................................................................................................. 11 Scholarship Criteria....................................................................................................... 12 Former Mid-Jefferson County Club Presidents ......................................................... 15 Past Port Arthur Club Presidents .............................................................................. 16 A&amp;M University Information Aggie Traditions ................................................................ 17 Aggie Code of Honor/Songs/Yells ................................................................................. 26 Aggie Song/Yells .......................................................................................................... 27 The Last Corps Trip by P.H. DuVal Jr. 51 ................................................................ 29 FEDERATION OF TEXAS A&amp;M UNIVERSITY MOTHERS CLUB - EXECUTIVE BOARD Please look at the website for up to date information on the Federation of Texas A&amp;M University Mothers Club ............................................................................ 30 District Meeting Information &amp; Registration Form .......................................................... 30 History of Federation ..................................................................................................... 30 By-Laws and Standing Rules ........................................................................................ 30 Student Roster .............................................................................................................. 30 2012 2013 Budget...................................................................................................... 30</p> <p>1</p> <p>Club Information</p> <p>Mission Statement</p> <p>We, as the Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Mothers Club of 2009-2010, fully support the Mission Statement as set forth by the Federation of Aggie Moms. We will be committed to work together as a team, to be honest, open, resourceful, helpful, fun loving, unified leaders. We pledge to be mentors, friends, and facilitators with solidarity to include and encompass each other and all Aggie Moms. We also promise and commit ourselves to helping others become familiar with Texas A&amp;M by supporting our students and forming long and lasting friendships.</p> <p>2</p> <p>Club Meeting Dates and Programs Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms Meetings 2012 - 2013 July, 2012 Tuesday Planning Meeting Aug. , 2012 Tuesday Howdy Party th Sept. 11 , 2012 Tuesday Salad Supper for new moms th Oct. 9 , 2012 Tuesday Aggie Chair Yoga with Zumba th Nov.13 , 2012 Tuesday Rainbow Room Presentation th Dec. 4 , 2012 Tuesday Christmas Party and Dr. Boettcher th Jan. 15 , 2013 Monday TBA st Feb. 11 , 2013 Monday Work Event &amp; Scholarship Registration h March 18 , 2013 Monday Hand in Scholarships th April 8 , 2013 Monday Officer installation &amp; Goodie Bags th May 13 , 2013 Monday Last meeting of the year! Officers &amp; Committees Mid-Jefferson County Aggie Moms Club 2012 - 2013 Executive Board Name President Linda Nicholas st 1 Vice President Membership Mary Hardy nd 2 Vice President Socials Denise Taylor rd 3 Vice President Ways and Means Brenda Mays &amp; Julie Blanco th 4 Vice President Publicity Vickie Williams Treasurer Becky Demeter Recording Secretary Brenda Raithel Corresponding Secretary Shirley De La Cruz Chaplain Donna Carlsen Maroon Out Karen Blum Standing Board Name Yearbook Gail Pickens-Barger Goodie Care Package Donnell Perrigue Programs Linda Nicholas Scholarships Linda Nicholas Facebook Page Brenda Mays Gail Pickens-Barger Webmaster Gail Pickens-BargerLN/revised 2/2013</p> <p>3</p> <p>By-Laws Article I Name</p> <p>The name of the organization shall be the Mid-Jefferson County Texas A&amp;M Mothers Club. Article II Purpose</p> <p>To promote interest and friendship among the members of the Texas A&amp;M University Mothers Clubs throughout Texas and Louisiana and the mothers of students and former students residing in the Mid-Jefferson County area, and by individual and united efforts, to contribute in every way possible to the comforts and welfare of our students, cooperating with faculty of the University in maintaining a high standard of morals and intellectual attainment. Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). Article III Membership</p> <p>The membership of this club shall be composed of mothers and guardians of past, present and future students of Texas A&amp;M University residing in the Mid-Jefferson County area. We will also include Adopt-a-Moms. Section 1 Annual dues shall be $20.00 for active members and $10.00 for associate members. Dues should be paid by the October meeting to assure being included in the yearbook. Article IV Meetings</p> <p>Section 1 Regular meetings shall be held once each month from August through May. Section 2 Special meetings shall be held at the discretion of the President. Section 3 The Executive Board shall meet at the call of the President or upon request of two (2) Board members. Section 4 The regular meetings of this club shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M., unless otherwise designated. 4</p> <p>Article V</p> <p>Elections</p> <p>The nominees for the officers of the club shall be in good standing. The officers shall be elected at the regular meeting in March, and shall be installed at the regular meeting in April assuming the duties of the office at the July meeting of the Executive Board. Section 1 Officers of this club shall be nominated by a nominating committee comprised of three (3) members appointed by the President. Additional nominations may be made from the floor during the February regular monthly meeting prior to voting on the slate of officers presented to the membership by the nominating committee. Section 2 No member shall hold the same office for more than two (2) consecutive years. Section 3 A vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled by Presidential appointment. Section 4 Any officer who fails to pay her dues or fails to function in her office for three (3) unexcused consecutive months is automatically resigned and the vacancy shall be filled according to Article V, Section 3.</p> <p>Article VI Officers and Duties The officers of this club shall consist of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Fourth Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Historian and Chaplain. Section 1 The above officers, together with the chairman of the standing committees shall constitute the Executive Board in which five (5) shall constitute a quorum. Section 2 The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and the Executive Board and shall have general supervision over the affairs of the club. She shall appoint the following standing committees: Nominating and Auditing. The nominating committee is to be appointed in November and the auditing committee in March. She shall appoint the Sunshine, Program, Yearbook, Goodie Care Package, Scholarship and special committees as needed.</p> <p>5</p> <p>Section 3 The Vice Presidents, in the absence of the President, shall preside in the order of their election. Section 4 The First Vice President shall be the chairman of the membership committee. She shall be the e-mail liaison. She will work with the Howdy Party/Tea and Yearbook chairman. Section 5 The Second Vice President shall be the chairman of the social committee. The social committee duties include getting a meeting place and hostesses. She plans the Freshman Mothers meeting (usually at the September meeting), Christmas Aggie Moms party and the April installation of officers meeting. Section 6 The Third Vice President shall be the chairman of the Ways and Means committee. She shall work with Scholarship chairman. The committee will work with club members on ways to raise monies to finance the clubs budget. She is in charge of Winter in Aggieland and/or Parents Weekend pertaining to Ways and Means. Section 7 The Fourth Vice President shall be the chairman of the Publicity committee and shall handle all the publicity for the club, both parents and students, and give articles and pictures to the historian. Section 8 The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings along with an accurate record of all business transactions of the club and keep a roll of members and records of their attendance. In her absence, she shall arrange for the previous minutes to be read. Section 9 The Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of all the correspondence, read all communications and give all important letters to the Historian to be in the history book. Section 10 The Treasurer shall collect all dues, take charge of all money, keep account of same and render monthly and annual reports of all receipts and disbursements. She shall pay out money only by check upon the order of the membership of the Executive Board; or in an emergency, upon the order of the President and/or the Secretary. All bank accounts and savings account must carry two (2) of the following signatures: the President, the 1st Vice President and the Treasurer. Any two (2) of which may make deposits or withdrawals. In the event the President serves a second term, she shall receive a gift. She is also responsible for the outgoing Presidents gift. 6</p> <p>Section 11 The Parliamentarian shall rule on points of order as defined in Roberts Rules of Order Revised when they are not in conflict with the By-Laws. She shall review the By-Laws yearly. Section 12 The Historian shall keep a record of important events that might be of interest to future generations. The history shall be on display at each annual meeting of the Federation. She shall send pictures or articles of special interest to the Federation Historian and to the archives. The History Book shall be displayed at each business meeting. Section 13 It shall be the duty of the Chaplain to offer prayer at the opening of each meeting and to perform such duties as may be prescribed by the President. The Chaplain will make follow-up calls after a death concerning a club member. A $35.00 plant or charitable contribution will be made upon the death of a club member (Active or Associate). Article VII Committee and Chairman Duties Section 1 The nominating committee shall present the names of prospective nominees for the office in February. Section 2 The Auditing committee shall audit the books on the order of the President. Section 3 The Sunshine chairman should be a Freshman Mother and shall take over her duties in January of each new year. She shall send birthday cards to current students. She will take care of the door prize and should remind previous winners to bring or send prize. She will recognize members birthday at meeting. Section 4 The Scholarship chairman with the Secretary and the Ways and Means chairman are to ascertain and submit the names of the eligible students to the Student Financial Aid Office at Texas A&amp;M University each year. Section 5 The Yearbook chairman shall put together a book on member and student information. It shall contain the By-Laws, Standing Rules, Scholarship Rules and Traditions. The yearbook is to be ready for the issue by the first regular meeting in November. Section 6 The Goodie Care Package chairman will send Goodie Care Packages to all students of paid active members that have purchased a goodie care package for their student. Packages are to be sent prior to Dead-Week at A&amp;M, usually early December 7</p> <p>and early May at a date set forth by the Executive Board. The Goodie Care Package Chairman will coordinate the purchase, ordering, assembly and delivery of the Goodie Care Packages. Section 7 The Program chairman will be responsible for programs at the request of the President or the club. Article VIII Parliamentary Authority This club shall follow Roberts Rules of Order Revised when they are not in conflict with the By-Laws. Article IX Amendment</p> <p>These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present at any regular business meeting or by e-mail, provided the proposed amendments have been read or e-mailed prior to any regularly scheduled business meeting. Article X In order for a student to be eligible for a gift, the mother must have completed one (1) full year as an active member of any A&amp;M Mothers club and be an active member in the Mid-Jefferson County A&amp;M Mothers Club at the time the student is in his/her senior year. The graduate will receive a gift from the club at a value no larger than $25 in compliance with Federation guidelines. In the event a student goes on to study at an institute of higher learning after their senior year he/she shall receive their graduation gift. A notice of graduation or acceptance should be sent to the Treasurer of the club. Article XI Active Member</p> <p>An active member is one who has been active for one (1) year by attending five (5) meetings per year and participate a minimum of 50% of the club activities held throughout the year. An active member pays $20.00 membership dues per year. Section 1 The year runs from June 1 to May 31, for the definition of the active members. Officers year runs from installation of officers in April to the following April, they will 8</p> <p>officially assume their duties at the Executive Board meeting in July. The Treasurer must complete the fiscal year. Section 2 Acceptable excuses in attendance are: a. Out of town b. Illness c. Attend night school or job related functions d. Church activities e. Funerals</p> <p>Section 3 The member requesting an excused absen...</p>