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RVA News and Events

The Ross Volunteer Association will gather in Aggieland on Sunday, November 5th at 11:00am in Duncan Dining Hall for brunch. Cost for brunch is $10 per person paid at the door with cash, credit, or check. This event is open to ALL former RVs and their guests.

A RSVP is not required, but if you are planning to join us please email rva@corpsofcadets.org and provide your name, class year, and total number attending in your party. This will assist us in providing an estimated count to Duncan for the purpose food planning and preparation.

This event is scheduled on the Sunday of Rally to the Guidons Weekend and the TAMU vs. Auburn game, making it easy for those already in town for these events to join us before they head home on Sunday. If you don't have plans to be in town for the weekend, we hope you will consider making the morning drive to College Station (against the football weekend traffic) to join us! Suggested paid parking is in the University Center Garage just west of the Sanders Corps Center. We look forward to seeing you in Duncan on November 5th!


Order RVA Merchandise Online:

The Ross Volunteer Association has partnered with Core Image Group, a College Station based company, to provide online purchase of RVA apparel.  Orders can be delivered to your address or picked up on your next visit to Aggieland.  Click on the picture below and start shopping! 


Join or Renew RVA Membership for 2017:

Please take time to join the RVA or renew your RVA Membership for 2017.  We hope you will consider your RVA membership an important part of your annual giving, knowing the RV Company directly benefits from your involvement and donations.  The RV Company Cadet Commander and RV Company Military Advisor are present at the RVA Leadership meetings to allow for direct communication between the RVA and the RV Company and ensure priority needs are identified and met. 

All RV alumni are invited and encouraged to join the association. The Ross Volunteer Association is a 501(c)(3) corporation and membership donations to the RVA are tax deductible.  Use the 'Renew or Join the RVA' link to the above right on this webpage to join online or select 'Download a Membership Form' to join via mail.  Direct any questions to the Membership Committee Chair, George Stokes '63 at RVA@corpsofcadets.org.


In Memory and In Honor Gifts to the Ross Volunteer Association:

In Memory Gifts are a special way to memorialize an RV or anyone special to you who has passed away.  In Honor Gifts are a special way to recognize, acknowledge, or show appreciation to an RV or other important person in your life on a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday, graduation, or other appropriate event . When a Memorial or Honor gift is received by the RVA, a letter is sent to the donor(s) to acknowledge the gift, as well as to any individual(s) the donor indicates should receive an acknowledgment. This may include the family of the deceased or the person being honored. The amount of the gift is not revealed in the acknowledgement.


Mail your Memorial or Honor Gift to: 

    Ross Volunteer Association
    c/o George Stokes '63
    PO Box 12066
    College Station, TX 77842

In your communication, please include your name, address, and phone number, as well as the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring (if an Aggie and/or an RV, please provide class year).  Finally, remember to include the name and address of anyone you wish to receive an acknowledgement of your gift.

For more information, contact George Stokes at 979-828-0099.


2016-2017 RV & RVA Events:

  • September 29th - RV Participation in the Distinguished Alumni Gala

  • October 8th - RV Induction Banquet

  • October 9th - RV Weapons Run

  • November 5th - 2017 RVA Fall Meeting & Duncan Brunch @ 11:00a.m. (Rally to the Guidons Weekend)

  • November 10th - RV Participation in Brazos County Veterans Day Ceremony

  • November 11th - RV Participation in Veterans Day Wreath Laying on Campus

  • November 20th - RV Fall Drill Competition

  • December 3rd - RV Company Marches in B/CS Holiday Parade

  • December 6th - RV Company Winter Social

  • March 24th - RVA Spring Meeting & BBQ Social


Spring 2017 Video Collection


2017 Ross Volunteer Association Board of Directors: 

  • Justin Curtsinger '06, President

  • Houston Richards '10, Past President

  • Mandy Scott '87, President Elect

  • Dick Ghiselin '60, Director

  • Kyle McNeely '74, Director

  • Jim Richards '69, Director

  • Steve Weaver '74, Executive Director

  • Col. Glenn Starnes '81, RV Company Advisor

  • Kyle Barth '18, RV Company Commander


Ross Volunteer Association Committee Chairs:

  • Bill Walker '73, Finance Committee

  • George Stokes '63, Membership Committee

  • Mandy Scott '87, Communications Committee

  • Justin Curtsinger '06, History and Archives Committee

  • Scott Eberhart '74, Endowment Campaign Committee

  • Owen Yang '11, Information Committee

  • Robert Pagenkopf '06, Compliance Reporting Committee


About the Ross Volunteer Association:

The Ross Volunteer (RV) Company is one of the more recognizable Cadet organizations on the Texas A&M campus, due to their distinctive white uniforms and rifle drill performances. The RVs serve as the honor guard for the governor of the state of Texas, and also march in the annual Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans as King Rex’s escorts. The RVs not only serve at official state of Texas functions in their role as the governor’s honor guard, but also travel around the country performing precision drill presentations as representatives of Texas A&M University.

There are many associations of Aggie alumni which have been formed as a means of supporting current students, such as the Association of Former Yell Leaders, The Association of Former Fish Drill Team Members, and the Corps of Cadets Association. Until recently, there was no permanent association of RV alumni, but due to the efforts of several former RVs, among them Scott Eberhart ’74 , Col. Jake Betty ’73 and Col. Byron Stebbins ’78 of the Commandant’s office, the Ross Volunteer Association was established in 2009.

 

In organizing the RVA, the association adopted the following objectives:

(1) To provide any required assistance and support for the current Ross Volunteers and their objectives in any fashion or method deemed appropriate by the RVA;

(2) To keep appropriate records pertaining to members of the Association and of all former Ross Volunteers;

(3) To provide the vehicle for the expression of joint interests, concerns, and endeavors in all matters pertaining to the Ross Volunteers on the Texas A&M University campus; and

(4) To perpetuate the position and tradition of the Ross Volunteers at Texas A&M University (TAMU).

In attaining those objectives, the RVA realized that it needed to be organized officially and to be affiliated with a larger Texas A&M alumni-oriented organization, such as the Association of Former Students or the Corps of Cadets Association (CCA), so an RVA Executive Director and Board of Directors was formed, and chose to affiliate the RVA with the CCA as a division of the CCA.


The Ross Volunteer Association
P.O. Box 12066
College Station, TX 77842

Contact the RVA@corpsofcadets.org

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