|Wayne Chapman (Photographer)|
|Sixty-nine items were up for sale this year and raised just over $3,000 for the scholarship fund.
Over $32,000 has been raised for scholarships over the years.|
Marion Porter has led this effort each year.
|Ricardo Rodriguez and James Abbott view old photographs|
|Rhett Johnson is a retired SCS'er who's brother, Van Johnson (holding the michrophone),
has provided the music following the memorial service for the last several years.|
Van also paints and donates a picture each year.
|Marian Vanderstucken won the walking stick, and will put it to good use.
The stick was made from Colorado Aspen by Wayne Chapman's brother, Garland Chapman.|
Marion's husband, Alfred, a retired TX AC watches.
|Part of the hard working reunion committee|
|Earnest Shillenberg, long time TX SCS Personnel Officer & Don Newman|
|Chowing down at the Grismill|
|Pat Chapman and Ruth Adams at the Grismill in Old Town Gruene|
|James Abbott, Wayne Chapman, & Wilson Moon|
|The crowd awaiting the memorial service|
|A kiss from Miss Ag Worker turns Arnold's face red|
|Picture by Van Johnson. This years raffle brings our scholarship total to $29,000|
The 2002 Texas Reunion
This was year nine for the annual Texas SCS/NRCS Reunion held in New Braunfels at the Schlitterbahn Resort on April 23 and 24, 2002.   Betty Lewis and Barbara Perritte make sure that everyone gets registered and knows the schedule of activities   Our attendance was very good, but down slightly from previous years.   The weather in New Braunfels was picture perfect and things went very smooth.   We had about 195 present, with 17 first time attendees.   There were 32 outstanding raffle items for sale with the raffle yielding almost $2,500.00 for the scholarship fund.   If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund email Charles Thompson .   We will be granting three, $1,000.00 scholarships this year through the Texas FFA Foundation.   Betty Lewis, wife of Jimmy Lewis brought the memorial service program and Gene Jones was the song leader.   A few pictures will show some of the attendees.
Charlie Thompson and Earl Blakely discuss Aggie Muster Day!
Marion Porter and friends
James Abbott, and friends
Carrol Adams, Bernie Owen and Harland Johnston
Joe McEntire, Harry Rucker, Dorothy Rucker and Jo Anne Griffin with back to camera
The 2001 Texas Reunion
This was year eight for our group.   We have met at the Schlitterbahn Resort in New Braunfels from the beginning.   Their facilities are ideal for our group, the weather in New Braunfels is generally very good this time of year, and the resort provides a warm welcome.   Our meeting starts on Tuesday afternoon and ends shortly after lunch on Wednesday.
We meet for the purpose of visiting and just having a good time, and the 214 people that attended certainly did have fun.   Don Newman (Don serves on our planning committee) and Pete Wright spinning "war stories".   Our only structured part is the luncheon on Wednesday followed by a short memorial service.   We have no elected officers.   The group runs on volunteer help by several people we call our "planning committee".
We have granted several $1,000 dollar scholarships.   Shown here is Barbara Perritte(on right), our chairperson for this years meeting; and Marie Gwaltney(on left), a student at Texas A & M, who was our scholarship winner this past year.   This year we will be granting three $1,000 awards.   We have recently developed an arrangement with the Texas FFA Association to handle the administrative part of these awards.
Our fund raising has been with the raffle of hand crafted items brought to the meeting by our attendees.   Marion Porter, shown here, chairs the Raffle and is counting the money at the end of this years meeting.   The program is very popular, and we get really fantastic items to sell.   A few of the items are visible in the background.   MANY THANKS to Marion and ALL contributors!!