Ashley Cassel '05 - Ashley@WH30PHouston.com
About Wh30p Houston- Article Dated 10.9.12 written by Ashley & Dana
As Aggies in our 30's, we felt there was a void of social networking specifically targeting our age demographics. Yes, we are very involved Aggies- Dana in Reveille and Ashley in Howdy Club with PLENTY of social opportunities within our groups, however we are looking at our peers who have fallen through the cracks when "adult life" snuck up on them (first jobs have turned into careers, dating turned into married with kids and financial planning now means something besides saving for the weekend beer money). Once an Aggie always an Aggie, and almost unanimously, our peers have expressed they wish there were still involved.
We absolutely are not in "competition" with any of the other organization and will try our hardest to avoid any calendar conflicts. Our mission is to reach out to those Aggies who may not have even heard of Reveille or HAMC (Howdy Club does a great job because almost everyone in their 30's has heard of them!). We want to create an environment through an after work Happy Hour setting where we can not only mingle & network with each other but introduce our peers to other Aggie opportunities as well. All of the Houston Aggie organizations can count on us to pass along information about any meetings, socials, or volunteer opportunities.
We plan on getting together every other month on the second Wednesday at a local bar/restaurant from 5:30pm-8:30pm. We are attempting to choose venue's that will reflect our age demographics ($0.50 beer special and all you can eat hot wings is not it!). Our first social event will be at 13 degrees Celsius, an upscale wine bar in South Midtown where we will provide appetizers and a glass of wine complementary for a $15donation. The profits of the events will be given to HAMC and will be donated to the students at A&M through the Aggie Ring Scholarship orthrough student activities.
We have already been very impressed with the response, 321 facebook members in 3 weeks and counting and soon we will really start making a push for the first event on November 14th. We believe this "sub-club" will be a mutual benefit to all area Aggies and Houston Aggie Organizations and hope you will pass along our info to your friends, family and colleagues. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions please visit our website www.wh30phouston.com (www.WhoopHouston.com also links to the website and is sometimes easier to say!) or feel free to contact either of us.