Montgomery County A&M Club Muster 2023
April 21, 2023
North Montgomery County Community Center
600 Gerald St, Willis, TX 77378
Doors open at 6:00
Dinner starts at 6:30
Muster and Scholarship Program starts at 7:00
Non-Dues paying members $35.00 each
Dues Paying Members $25.00 each
Children under 13 Free
Prepay is now closed, however you can pay at the door.
The Association continues to encourage Aggies and family members of former students to submit the names of their loved ones so they can be included in the global roll call. Participants will be able to answer ‘HERE’ virtually for their fallen comrades and contribute memories and even photos to an online Reflections Display in honor of the Aggies lost since last Muster.
To add a name or learn more, go to tx.ag/AddAName
- Montgomery County A&M Club Membership: Traditionally April 21st of each year is when club membership dues need to be paid. We ask that you pay your dues online by clicking the following link. Towards the bottom is the button to pay for your membership for this year. Please be sure to pay regardless if you can attend our Muster or not. Also if you are choosing the discounted ticket price you are agreeing that you are also paying your yearly dues or are a lifetime member.
Aggie Muster is a time-honored tradition at Texas A&M University which celebrates the camaraderie of the school while remembering the lives of Aggies who have died, specifically those in the past year. Muster officially began on April 21, 1903 as a day for remembrance of fellow Aggies.
If you would like to know more about the Muster tradition and how it came to be check out the Aggie Network’s website here to learn more.
Also to help speed up the check-in process you can go ahead and register and pay right down below.
Our Speaker Raye Leigh ’91 and Jonathan Stone ’90
Texas A&M University announces Raye Leigh ’91 and Jonathan Stone ’90 as the 2022-23 Parents of the Year.
Every year, Texas A&M students nominate their parents and family members to represent the university as Parents of the Year. Members of Aggie Parent and Family Ambassadors, a sponsored student organization that is part of the New Student & Family Programs office, select the winners based on their character and embodiment of the Texas A&M core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service.
Raye Leigh is an assistant director in the Memorial Student Center Student Programs office and has worked in the MSC for over 15 years. Jonathan is the technical production director at Antioch Community Church.
The Stones were nominated by members of the MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) student organization at Texas A&M, including their daughter Sophia Stone ’22, as well as her siblings Joshua and Alathea ’25. They first heard the news at a seemingly routine weekly MSC SCONA meeting.
When asked what their initial reaction was, Jonathan said, “Complete shock. It took me about 30 minutes to process what was happening. This is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled by the significance of such a recognition.”
In her nomination, Sophia attributes her character to the way her parents raised her, with strong Aggie core values. “Selfless service is a central part of my family’s identity,” she said. She tells a story about moving into her dorm as a freshman at Texas A&M. They had an early start to the day, and then attended church as a family. Once back on campus to finish the task, Sophia found her parents helping other freshmen move in by carrying boxes and making conversation with other parents.
“[My father] lives by the phrase ‘walk into a room and ask yourself, how can I make this place better?’” Sophia said. “He always strives for excellence and inspired me to do the same. They also taught me the importance of service and relationships. When they were done helping me, that didn’t mean they were done helping. They not only took the time to serve others, but built relationships with them at the same time.”
Further exemplifying the Aggie core values, Raye Leigh has been helping students develop as leaders for years. Sophia spoke of her mom and the impact she has on her students: “The students that leave her organizations always attribute their growth as people and leaders to her leadership and mentorship.” Raye Leigh’s loyalty goes beyond graduation, as she stays in touch with former students from five or 10 years ago.
Current and former students had more to say about the Stones:
“For the 12 years I have known Raye Leigh, she has constantly given of her time and opened her home to enrich and enhance the students she advises through the MSC, all the while artfully mastering being an outstanding wife and mother to three. I would not be who I am today without the Stones and their impact on my life.” — Sam Hodges ‘13
“Mr. Stone is an example to any young man that he comes across. A man living on a mission for Christ. Seeing Mr. Stone’s commitments to live out what he believes and being a man of integrity makes those around him want to live to the standard he sets for younger men.” — Jason Black ‘18
“Mrs. Raye Leigh’s leadership and work ethic are invaluable to every member of SCONA. She truly exemplifies selfless service and sets high standards of professionalism and conduct. During my time in SCONA, I was constantly amazed at Raye Leigh’s leadership, kindness, and sense of duty. These qualities motivated me to give 110% in each job I had and created for me the most memorable two years of my undergraduate education at Texas A&M.” — Hannah Harpold ‘21
The Stones said they are looking forward to interacting more with students during the next year and would like to set aside time each week to experience fellowship with students in the MSC. When asked what they hope to gain from this experience, Jonathan said, “Confidence to be able to handle the spotlight occasionally. Confidence that I too have what I preach to others the most often. There is a treasure inside each person that the rest of the world needs.”