Fish Drill Team Cord Banquet/70th Anniversary Celebration - April 7th, 2017!
Fish Drill Team will celebrate its 70th Anniversary on April 7, 2017, at the FDT Cord Banquet. We are looking for any and all pictures and video you may have of your time on FDT. Please submit these to Amy Corcoran '96 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for information from/about the founders of FDT. If you have first hand knowledge about how FDT got started, or know who to contact, please contact Dawn Ament '95 @ email@example.com.
Planned Events for the 2017 Spring Semester:
DD: 1/13 “Ghost From the Past” Drill Dinner (DD) held on the Friday evening of Drill Week; an informal dinner with the fish for encouragement after the preceding week of drill.
OBS: 2/18 “Mock Drill Meet Observation” (OBS) Saturday before Tulane Drill Meet. FDTA gather for lunch afterwards.
TDM: 2/24 Tulane Drill Meet (TDM) Friday before Ash Wednesday/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, per Tulane U’s NROTC.
CB&P: 4/7-8 70th Anniversary Reunion, which will include: “Cord Presentation Banquet and Performance” (CB&P) Friday/Saturday of Parent’s Weekend, following Corps Review, or as dictated by Commandant’s Office. FDTA Business Meeting immediately following CB, on site of CB
The Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association has reinstated the Fish Drill Team Association (FDTA) to support the team and its freshmen. We all have memories that have been carried with us throughout our life since we stepped off of the drill field, and the Association would like to extend our experience to future generations. The team needs our support now, both in financial terms, and in actual "drill knowledge", the brain trust that has been missing since the team reformed.
Membership in FDTA is open to any and all individuals who support the Texas A&M Fish Drill Team. The FDTA meets the needs of the team by providing much needed financial assistance that has heretofore come from the advisors' pockets, and the expenses easily add up to thousands of dollars. The FDTA will be a division of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association (CCA) because they have been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation, making all gifts to the FDTA tax deductible. This ensures our ability to guide the team more quickly and efficiently.
Mission of the FDTA:
Our objective is to provide any necessary support to FDT, to ensure the team's ability to travel and successfully compete with teams across the nation, and provide necessary supplies to uphold quality of the team's standard. The FDTA will maintain an accurate team database, maintain history of the team, and provide financial support in the short and long term. If the teams needs it, we make sure they get it.
Our purpose is simple: to assist the team. This includes the creation and maintenance of rosters and records pertaining to former members of the team. The FDTA serves as a vehicle for bringing together any different interest in support of the team. Members are encouraged to make an annual gift and act on behalf of the team in matters pertaining to its welfare. Members are also encouraged (to what extent they can) to provide their class' drill, specific details about performances (ex. how to set up and execute the "Rick & Dick Haynes" throw), and archive footage of performances.
What We Do:
Promote the Fish Drill Team, provide annual financial support for an unpredictable growing number of FDT candidates, and hold annual social gatherings to bring the community of the team together among other things. Presently, the most pressing need the team has is the procurement of new practice weapons (rifles). The current stock that most of us drilled with are in generally poor condition.
For more information about the FDTA contact Dr. Jason Browning '92 @ firstname.lastname@example.org