Fort Bend County A&M Club Aggie Muster Is Canceled
As precautionary measures are taken to curb the spread of COVID-19, adjustments are being made to events across our country daily, and sadly our local Aggie Muster is no different. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 10 people, citing the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 virus, and President Trump recommended all Americans to follow those guidelines.
With this in mind, we have made the decision to cancel our local Muster this year.
Be assured that the name of every Aggie whose death was reported to The Association of Former Students since the last Muster, will be called and answered with “Here” on April 21.
The university is hosting the campus Muster online this year and I ask that everyone tune-in. The gathering on April 21 will kick off at 6:51 a.m. CDT with The Association of Former Students’ Worldwide Roll Call for the Absent followed by local Muster events, which will play at various times during the day. The student-run campus Muster will start at 7 p.m. All events will also be replayable after their first showing.
The web hub at MusterLive.AggieNetwork.com will also include maps pinpointing Muster events as well as the locations of Aggies who are visiting the page. Participants will be able to stream Muster ceremonies, say “Here” for their fallen comrades, and contribute memories and even photos to an online Reflections Display in honor of the Aggies lost since the last Muster. Visit tx.ag/MusterLive20 for more information.
This decision did not come lightly as we look forward to our time together each year. Stay safe and may God bless you until we gather again at the 2021 Aggie Muster.
Side note: we fund the scholarships we grant each year from Muster and a golf tournament. We did not host a golf tournament last fall due to lack of interest and now will not have Muster. So, if any of you are stir crazy and have an itching to do something, I am looking for crew to pull together a golf tournament (as soon as we’re able to gather together) in order to make sure the funds are there for the scholarships. Just reply to this email an let me know if that person is you.
Thanks and gig’em,
Chip Thiel ’00
President, Fort Bend Co. A&M Club