Greetings fellow Austin UA alumni and supporters! It is with great pleasure we write to announce that, after several years as an unofficial club, the Austin Crimson Tide Club is now an official local chapter of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association! This new affiliation will provide all UA supporters in the Austin area a great opportunity for united alumni support of the University of Alabama in the region. The goals of our Chapter will be to foster friendship and professional relations among local UA alumni and supporters, provide scholarship opportunities and attract local area high school students to Tuscaloosa, and provide continuous information and updates on ways to help the University achieve their mission. With your support our Chapter aims to reach these goals and much more during the course of the next few years.

We would like to cordially invite you to our Chapter Kickoff Party on August 23rd from 6 – 9pm at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant (506 West St.). This will be an informal setting to meet and greet your fellow UA supporters in the area, network, and discuss the goals and plans for our new chapter. There will be food provided by the Chapter and also a representative from the National Alumni Association to speak to our group. This will be a great event and we look forward to you joining us at Lucy’s.

In addition to hosting our kickoff event, Lucy’s will be the new home for the Alabama football watch parties. Our club will have a designated area and group of TVs for all of our games (including the non-nationally televised games) as well as food and drink specials. Lucy’s is a great bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Austin (check them out at www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/austin/) and we are very excited about the new venue to gather and cheer the Tide on to victory. If you haven’t been before there is street parking in the neighborhoods north of 6th street, or paid parking at ABC bank on the corner of 5th St and Rio Grande. We will be there every Saturday and hope to see you there.

We would also like to point you to our new home on the web, www.austincrimsontideclub.com . Here you can find everything you need to know about our chapter including news, upcoming events, ways to become involved, donations, contact info, and much more.

One of our Chapter’s goals is to help the University extend their presence in the central Texas region. UA has made great strides in recruiting local high school students to Tuscaloosa in recent years and we would like to give them another tool to build on that success. To that end we have started a fund to provide a deserving Austin high school student with a scholarship to attend UA. If you are already giving to the Alumni Association, we would encourage to designate a portion of your gift to our local scholarship fund. If not, please consider making a donation so that someone can share in the same benefits we all received from a quality UA degree. Visit the “Give” link on our homepage for details, as well as links to other contribution opportunities.

Please feel free to contact any of us with comments, questions, or suggestions for improving the Austin Crimson Tide Club. With your help we look forward to growing our Chapter and advancing the Crimson tradition in the Austin area for years to come.

Roll Tide!

Sincerely,

The Austin Crimson Tide Club Board

 

Kevin Kavanaugh

President

president@austincrimsontideclub.com

 

Rebecca Matz

Secretary

secretary@austincrimsontideclub.com

 

Carrie McConnell

Vice President

vicepresident@austincrimsontideclub.com

 

Claire Land

Student Recruit Coordinator

student-recruitment@austincrimsontideclub.com

 

Laura Jones

Treasurer

treasurer@austincrimsontideclub.com

 

Arvin Poole

Web Manager

webmanager@austincrimsontideclub.com

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