Our History

Northwest Harris County Aggie Moms’ Club

Thirty five wonderful years and still counting…. In the fall of 1987, Robbie Parman put an ad in a local newspaper in the northwest side of Houston and Harris County, Texas, stating that she was trying to start a local “Aggie Mom’s Club”. She was amazed when 23 ladies promptly responded by attending a meeting at her home. Several ladies from the Houston Club also attended to help them organize including Shirley Neal who was the Federation President that year. The moms were so excited about the new club that a constitution was adopted and a slate of officers elected at that first meeting!

The official charter was granted in March 1988. By then there were 48 “charter” members of our club. The growth of the Northwest Harris County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club has continued steadily since then. The club has had to move its meeting locations for different times to accommodate the growth. Although the membership reached a high mark in 2002 with 401 members, the average membership is about 350 members. The majority of our enthusiastic, dedicated and hard working Aggie Moms live in the Aldine, Cypress-Fairbanks, Klein, Spring, Tomball and Waller Independent School Districts. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from August through May each year. We are currently meeting at Houston Distributing Company, located at 7100 High Life Drive at 7:00 pm.

Northwest Harris County Aggie Moms participate in a wide variety of activities. The club’s “Tradition Line” of trees and picture frames, are sold to club members at meetings and others through our virtual boutique and Family Weekend Boutique in the spring. We assemble and deliver care packages in an Aggie container full of snacks and study aids to College Station and Galveston students prior to finals in the fall and spring. We participate in several federation sponsored events. Last, we hold several fundraising events during the year our Hullabaloo Huddle (football watch party and auction) and Aggie Trivia night (trivia contest and auction). There is something for everyone!

Our club is very proud of the establishment of the NWHC TAMU Endowed Scholarship Fund created with the Texas A&M Foundation in 2002. It was fully funded within one year and continues to grow each year to assist the club with the scholarship program. In April 2024, the NWHC Aggie Moms’ Club gave twelve $1,250 scholarships to students attending Texas A&M University from the northwest Harris County area. Also, twelve $100 book awards were given to Aggie students for the year.

Our club also gives funds to numerous organizations recognized by the university each year.

Most moms of this vibrant club will attest to the fact that some of the best friends they have are the Aggie Moms that they met and worked with through their club, the Northwest Harris County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club. Whoop!

NW Harris County Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club Presidents

Robbie Parman 1987 – 1989Patsy Phelps 1989 – 1990 
Mary Hammer1990 – 1991Winnie Evans 1991 – 1992
Diane Gray1992 – 1993Ann Anderson 1993 – 1994
Ann Koval1994 – 1995Brenda Cejka 1995 – 1996
Diane Paradise1996 – 1997Susan Loflin 1997 – 1998
Theresa Witt1998 – 1999Jan Drawe 1999 – 2000
Linda Maginness2000 – 2001Mary Vargo 2001 – 2002
Sue Dehnert2002 – 2003Sylvia Wisialowski 2003 – 2004
Carolyn Gilmartin2004 – 2005Diana Waguespack 2005 – 2006
Robin Galvin ’792006 – 2008Susan Canon 2008 – 2009
Cathy Sliva2009 – 2010Vickie Hamley 2010 – 2011
Judy Thompson2011 – 2012Tish Otten 2011 – 2012
Tish Otten2012 – 2013Shannon Eberle2013 – 2014
Connie Pritchard2014 – 2015Patti Rabel2015 – 2016
Summer Perkins 2016 – 2017Stephanie Collums 2017 – 2018
Kiersten O’Malley 2018 – 2019 Kim Zapalac2019 – 2020
Karyn Friesn2020 – 2021Tammy Woodeshick2021 – 2022
Martha Vehlewald2022 – 2023Jen Clark ’942023 – 2024

Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Club Presidents from NWHC Mothers’ Club

Dianne Gray2001 – 2002