Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Sharon Toups, Director, The Lil' Wranglers Jul 18, 2018
The Lil' Wranglers

Sharon Salvato Toups, TAMU Class of '89, is the founder and director of the Lil' and Elite Wranglers®, with locations in College Station, Dallas, and Houston. Both of Sharon's children, Seth and Sarah, were instrumental in helping Sharon, a former Aggie Wrangler, start and now continue the Lil' Wranglers ® program founded in 1999. Sharon's goal is to spread the goodwill of Aggieland while instilling confidence and life skills through her country and western swing youth program.  Seth, Aggie Class of 2014, was also part of the Aggie Wranglers dance team on campus where he became the first Aggie Wrangler Legacy ever. Sharon was honored to have her program selected to represent the State of Texas in the Inaugural Parade for the President of the United States and perform for the Texas State Society Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in 2017. The Wranglers were special guest that week of both Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. Sharon serves as the Technical Safety Consultant for the Aggie Wranglers at Texas A&M since 2007.  She serves the community in many ways through volunteering with her Lil' Wranglers ® at community service events, such as many Texas A&M Sporting events, Basketball halftime shows both College and NBA, featured performers for Santa's Wonderland, and she serves as the Director of Youth Entertainment for the Spirit of Texas Festival.

Joe Ramirez, Commandant, TAMU Corps of Cadets Jul 25, 2018
The Status of the Corps of Cadet

Brigadier General Joe Ramirez is a leader who values service to country and to community.

A native of Houston, Texas, Brigadier General Joe Ramirez graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1975. He attended Texas A&M University and joined the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band in the Corps of Cadets, and commanded B Company in the Band his senior year. He received his commission in the U.S. Army Field Artillery from Texas A&M in 1979 as a Distinguished Military Graduate.

During his 31 years of military service, General Ramirez commanded soldiers around the world from the platoon and battery level up to battalion, brigade and division level, and also served in leadership positions in various joint and operational commands around the world.

John Hathaway - Rotary 5910 District Governor Aug 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Be the Inspiration

John Hathaway has been a member of the Rotary Club of The Woodlands since 1982, except for a 3 year transfer to Oklahoma City where he joined the Bricktown Rotary Club. He has maintained perfect attendance since firsst joining Rotary! He has served in many capacities in each of his clubs, including President (1989-90) of The Woodlands Club and many years as chair of the Rotary Foundation and Scholarship committees.

He has served District 5910 as Assistant Governor (2014-2017), Membership Chair and World Communit Affairs Chair and has attended International Conventions and several Zone conferences. John and his wife since 1975, Nancy, have hosted several Rotary Youth Exchange students and have visited the families of two of the students in Slovakia and Sweden. John and Nancy are Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation and are members of the Paul Harris Society. John is also a member of the District 5910 Roll of Fame. 

John is a native Houstonian and received a degree of Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University before receiving his JD degree from the University of Texas. He retired as General Counsel of Devon Energy (successor to MItchell Energy) in 2006. He has been active in The Woodlands community, among other ways, as a volunteer fireman for 18 years, treasurer of The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church for 19 years, leader of hi church's mission activities in Zambia since 1999 and United Way board member. John and Nancy have 2 grown and married children (an animator and a pediatrician) and 3 grandchildren.

 
Mailing Address | Bryan Rotary Club | P.O. Box 2760 | Bryan, TX 77805-2760