District Conference 2017
HURSDAY APRIL 20 – SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017.
LA TORETTA LAKE RESORT AND SPA (www.latorrettalakeresort.com)
47 MINUTES FROM 610 NORTH TO THE FACILITY
OUSTANDING ROOM RATE – ALL SUITES MAIN TOWER @ $139 OR LAKE VILLAS @ $159 / NIGHT (LAKE VILLAS CONSIST OF 2 ROOMS, $159 EACH). GOLF COTTAGES (2 ROOMS IN EACH) ALSO AVAILABLE AT $139 PER ROOM PER NIGHT.
MAKE CAREFUL NOTE THAT WE HAVE ONLY 32 GOLF COTTAGES AND 10 LAKE VILLAS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE 288 ROOMS IN THE MAIN TOWER. TOWER, ROOMS ARE ALL SUITES, 2 X QUEEN OR 1 X KING BED ROOMS. BOOK EARLY!!!!
ALL CONFERENCE FACILITIES IN ONE CONCISE AREA, REGISTRATION, MEALS, MEETINGS AND HALL OF FRIENDSHIP. ALL MEALS INClUDED FROM THURSDAY PM THRU SATURDAY PM.
MAXIMUM TIME TO ENJOY THE FACILITY WILL BE BUILT INTO OUR AGENDA. MAJOR SPOUSES PROGRAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! FIRST TIME ATTENDEES SPECIAL CHECK IN AND ASSISTED THROUGHOUT CONFERENCE.
GOLF COURSE ONSITE, PROBABLE FISHING COMPETITION!! NO NEED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.
MAGNIFICENT POOL AND LAZY RIVER!!
WE GUARANTEE GREAT WEATHER!!!!
BOOKING PORTAL : https://aws.passkey.com/event/14145764/owner/10957635/home
If you have not experienced Aggie Muster before, please join us to participate or just watch.
Dress is casu. Every year on April 21st in over 300 locations around the world the Aggie family gathers to celebrate their time on campus, mourn the loss of current students and alumni who have died during the previous year and, most moving, answer the Roll Call for the Absent with a “Here” symbolizing that while that Aggie is no longer with us physically they are always present in spirit.
The largest Muster ceremony in the world is held on campus at College Station where 12,000 people will attend. At that Muster the names of all Aggies who have died in the world during the previous year will be called and answered with a “here” by family, friends or sometimes strangers. This symbolizes that all Aggies are family.
This tradition, started April 21, 1903, truly sets Texas A&M apart from other institutions of higher learning. The most famous Muster in history took place in 1942 on the island of Corregidor where Brigadier General George F. Moore ’08 and Major Tom Dooley ’35 gathered 25 other Aggies on the Island. Despite fierce fighting as the Japanese laid siege to the island, a roll call was held. Ultimately 12 of the 27 survived the battle and the P.O.W. camps to which the survivors were sent.
A reporter sent the story to the US and the event captured the imagination of the public. It is said that the Muster helped boost the spirits of Americans at a time it was badly needed. In recognition, on Easter morning in 1946 15,000 Aggies gathered at Kyle Field to hear General Dwight D. Eisenhower speak and the World War II Roll Call of the Absent as comrades answered “Here” for 900 Aggies killed in the war. Four Aggies who received the Medal of Honor were among the names called.
Because we realize that District Conference is tightly scheduled and very busy, our ceremony will be brief. Anyone, Aggie or not, may add the name of an Aggie who has died during the previous year and can answer the roll and hold a carnation for them. We appreciate District Governor Eric Liu for his willingness to allow us to participate in this time honored tradition without leaving the facility.