Networking Lunch - Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs
Rebeccah Sewell is the current President of Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs (AGS). Three AGS trainees will be attending our lunch - Lennox (a black Lab) , Scout (an English cream Golden Retriever), and Shadow (a black Goldendoodle) - and oh, yes, they will be bringing their trainers - Victoria McDonald, Sarah Horwitz, and Bethany Goodlett.
AGS is a student-run organization that was founded on the Texas A&M campus in 1997. AGS was founded to educate about, fundraise for, and promote the training and use of guide dogs and service dogs and to increase awareness about how these animals help the individuals with disabilities who use them throughout the campus, community and beyond.
AGS primarily trains Mobility Assistance dogs and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder dogs. They have also started some work in Diabetic Alert. Puppy Trainers are carefully selected from the university student body and are given a puppy to train for about 10-15 months. During this time, Puppy Trainers are responsible for phase one training which includes basic obedience training, socializing the puppies with people and other dogs, and providing unconditional love. When AGS puppies graduate, they go on to receive their phase two training at a nationally-recognized guide dog and service dog organization such as Power Paws in Arizona, Made in Texas Assistance Dogs in Texas, or Paws Assisting Veterans in Oregon.
In addition to raising puppies, AGS members are responsible for raising funds for the AGS puppies in training and recruiting future members for AGS.
Join us to hear the amazing story of the Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs. Trainers and their dogs will share how these animals are trained to help individuals with disabilities. So good food, learning about a great program, and PUPPIES! What’s not to love??
In 2016, the Houston Aggie Women celebrated 10 years of networking with club-best levels of attendance and dollars donated to student programs and organizations. Join in the fun and excitement in 2017 as we reach even higher!
Afraid you won't know anyone there? Bring a friend!
These Reveille Club events, sponsored by Houston Aggie Women, are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost.
Can't find a friend to bring? Don't worry! In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join. And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.
$28.00 for the incomparable Maggiano's family-style Italian lunch, complete with that to-die-for chocolate cake.
Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
2nd floor banquet room