November 2020 Newsletter

Collin County Aggie Moms

Next general meeting scheduled for Nov. 16

Our club's next general meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Mon., Nov. 16. Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will officially start at 7:00 p.m.  Login to your CCAM account from our website to register for the Event. You will then receive the Zoom link by email.

Amazing author, comedian, AGGIE, and mom Melanie Shankle will be our guest speaker. Her New York Times bestselling books include Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Room, and Nobody's Cuter Than You.

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Melanie Shankle

My name is Melanie and, in some strange twist of fate, I’m also known as Big Mama because I started this blog in July of 2006 when my daughter, Caroline, was not quite three years old and I was in the process of convincing her that BIG girls use the potty and BIG girls don’t have pacifiers, thus she thought BIG was the highest compliment in the land and began referring to me as BIG MAMA.

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Poinsettia sales end Wednesday, Nov. 18

The holidays are just around the corner, and there is still time to purchase poinsettias!

Ordering deadline is Wednesday, November 18.

Purchase for yourself, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Share these great prices and links for their orders, too!

Choose from red, pink or white poinsettias.

Download the order form from our website or the button below, or click the button to order from our online store.

Poinsettias are $15 each or $13 when purchasing five or more via the order form. The online store price is $16 each to cover credit card fees.

Quantities are limited (especially pink), so order now.

Orders and payment are due by Wed., Nov. 18. Poinsettia pickup will be December 5th, in time for holiday decorating and gift giving. 

If you have any questions, contact Debby Duty at  

Click for an order form to pay with check or cash
Click to order from online store


Pecans & Goodie Bags Pickup: Nov. 14

Thank you to all that order pecans this year! Here is the pickup information:

Date: Sat., Nov. 14

Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: First United Methodist Church

7659 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034

We are still in need of some workers to help bag and sort the orders. Click the button below to sign up for a time slot.

Goodie bags will also be available for pickup at the same time and location as pecans. If you selected porch pickup, you will receive an email to make arrangements.

SignUp Genius to help with distribution

Pecans questions: Anne Brown
214-289-9744 (call or text)

Goodie bag questions: Marla Larimore
214-766-5806 (call or text)

Spirit Tree Raffle

Spirit Tree Raffle tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

You can purchase tickets at the Pecans & Goodie Bag Pickup this Sat., Nov. 14, from 3-7 p.m.

Email Karen Walker at or purchase online.

The drawing will be Mon., Nov. 30. 

You are purchasing raffle tickets for the chance to win the following:

The Aggie Spirit Tree starter kit includes a 4' white tree, lighted, a festive mix of ornaments (resin, plastic, and wood), fabric maroon tree skirt, and wooden Aggie train filled with hard candy. Value is $175.

Click to purchase raffle tickets

Aggie Moms Connecting

We will be having a Party for Purpose. This is a shopping event that will benefit with proceeds to our club.

It will be at Rustic Cuff in Legacy West on Tues., Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m.

This event will be OPEN to the public. All members are invited plus any friends, family, and neighbors.

Facebook: Federation Aggie Moms Holiday Boutique 

Don't forget that you can also purchase Aggie merchandise Nov. 1-30 in the Federation's online boutique.

You may need to apply to join the group, and then you will be added and able to shop.

Federation Aggie Moms Holiday Boutique

Howdy Holidays All-Aggie Gift Market Nov. 21 

Our CCAM Boutique, in addition to being available online, will participate in the market at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on Sat., Nov. 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Come out and shop! Bring your friends!

Info and order links:

Contact Janelle Dugas with questions:

Click to shop our CCAM Online Boutique

Scholarship committee needs volunteers

We are looking for a few moms to serve on the core scholarship committee to help us frame this year's scholarship process. We will be updating the application, rubric, website and establishing a timeline for important events beginning in January. If you have an interest, please contact Stephanie Maday, Scholarship Chair, at

All CCAM fundraising efforts go directly to fund Aggie student scholarships and student organizations on campus.

We will send out another request after the first of the year for volunteers to serve as readers of the applications.

Spring Fundraiser:

Golf Tourn. 2021

President-Elect Kathy Terzis needs everyone's help to make our spring golf tournament a HUGE success. We need sponsors! Big sponsors (over $900) and small sponsors ($100). If you know a business that is Aggie-owned, that you frequently go to in Collin County, or that you work at, they may be interested in sponsoring us. We don't know if we don't ask. If you can send her the business name and a contact, she'll be happy to reach out and ask. If everyone contacts three individuals or businesses, we will be well on to our goal. These businesses can be individuals, local Collin County businesses, or Aggie-owned businesses.

Please contact Kathy Terzis at if you would like to help or join this committee.

Thanks and Gig 'Em!

Century tree sapling donated to Carly Beatty family

Sunday, Nov. 1, the Frisco family of Carlynn "Carly" Beatty '22 was presented with a two-year-old Century Tree sapling.

On Sept. 14, 2019, Carly, a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station, was hit by a drunk driver. She passed away from her injuries eight days later. 

The Brazos County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and our club purchased the sapling from the Aggie Century Tree Project. The project grows saplings from acorns off the beloved campus Century Tree and funds endowed scholarships at Texas A&M.

Ring of Honor ribbons available for name badges

We have complimentary Ring of Honor ribbons for your name badge if you are new to Ring of Honor this year. If you would like a ribbon, email us with your student’s name, graduation year, and your mailing address so we can get a ribbon sent to you.

We also have Ring of Honor pins and pendants that are for sale for $5.00 each. If you would like to order a pin or pendant, email us so we can get that sent to you.

Please contact Cheryl Bellamy & Jennifer Flatt:

Rewards Programs

Please check them out and start participating today. Everything adds up.
Please contact Becky Bird with any questions:

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SCRIP Gift Cards

We have a SCRIP (gift card) fundraiser that gives you the convenience of ordering gift cards from hundreds of retailers in various denominations and raises money for our scholarship fund.  HEB, Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks, Chipotle, On the Border, and Chili’s are just a few of the many selections available.  Gift cards are perfect for your Aggie students, family members, and for your own use. For more information on SCRIP, click here!

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Aggie Mom University:

Inspire, Learn, Lead

The Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers' Clubs is proud to announce AGGIE MOM UNIVERSITY!  

Through AMU, our mission is to provide clubs, their officers and members with training that promotes knowledge of the Federation and best practices for clubs, in addition to developing future Aggie Mom leaders.

Classes range from "How the Federation Serves You" to "How Your Aggie Mom Club Benefits You" as well as Best Practices for Scholarships, Treasurers, Club Operations/Development and Tech Tools. There is something for everyone!

Classes are offered several times during the month via Zoom. Check out the calendar at the Federation's website.

Any questions, please let me know.

Suzan York '86

CCAM Federation Representative

Aggie Mom Camp

Aggie Mom Camp 2021 is scheduled for Feb. 5-7, and like all things during this pandemic, it will look a little different. There will be a total of 200 campers with 125 on-site at the hotel and 75 virtual via Zoom. The deadline to register is Dec. 11. 

As of Oct. 8, on-site camp registrations are being added to a wait-list.

Campus Connections

Elephant Walk to honor senior Aggies postponed to Spring

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Testing urged after COVID-19 infections increase

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Aggie band performance played at Bush statue dedication

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