Monday, April 22, 2019 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
(please note the date change due to Easter)
White’s Chapel United Methodist Church
Pay at the Door: $40
Children 6-18: $15 • Children 5 & under: Free childcare available
Tickets include catered meal from Cristina’s Mexican RestaurantDinner will be open at 6pm and the program will start at 7pm
Online bidding is now available for the NETC A&M Club silent auction!
The auction will close at 7:30pm on Monday, April 22nd.
All items are to be picked up at the conclusion of Muster. If you do not attend Muster, but win an item, you must coordinate for your item to be picked up.
To bid on items, you are required to have an account with Silent Auction Pro and have a credit card on file. You may, however, view items up for bid without having an account.
On your device, you may preview items available for bid without logging in or having an account by going to our online bidding page by pasting the following link into your browser:
A few notes on the bidding process:
- You will be asked to create an account and required to have a payment method stored. You will receive an initial transaction of $0.00 and then link back to the main auction page.
- Like eBay, you can enter a maximum amount you are willing to bid on an item. This is called proxy bidding. To place a max bid – but let the system bid for you, check the ”Bid for me” check box before placing your bid.
- If you would like to place a bid that is higher than the next valid bid, just make sure the Use proxy bidding check box is not checked. Your bid will be placed as the full amount immediately.
- In the case of tie bids, the person who entered the bid first wins.
All proceeds will benefit the NETC Aggies Scholarship Fund!
2019 Muster Guest Speaker: Paul Hill ’84
Paul Sean Hill is an author and speaker focused on applying Mission Control leadership principles in creating and leading high-performing teams in any industry.
During his 25 years at NASA, Paul first developed space station construction techniques and then led flights from Mission Control as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director. He supported 24 missions as a Flight Director from 1996 through 2005,
culminating as the Lead Shuttle Flight Director for the return-to-flight on STS-114 after the Columbia accident.
After a series of senior leadership positions, Paul served as the Director of Mission Operations for human spaceflight from 2007 through 2014, responsible for all aspects of mission planning, flight controller and astronaut training, and Mission Control in a $650M per year enterprise. He is credited with revolutionizing the leadership culture, dramatically reducing costs, and
increasing capability, all while still conducting missions in space.
Before his work with NASA, Paul served in the USAF in military satellite operations. He earned his bachelor and master of science degrees in aerospace engineering, from Texas A&M University in 1984 and 1985 and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He married another Texas Aggie, with whom he raised two more extraordinary (fourth generation) Aggie women.
To learn insights from Mission Control that can help your business, read Paul’s book, Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, (also published in the UK as Mission Control Management).
Muster is one of the most time-honored traditions at Texas A&M, and is held on April 21 every year. Informal gatherings began as early as 1883, but the event was officially recognized in 1922. What Texas A&M students feel is not just the camaraderie of fellow Aggies, it is the Spirit of hundreds of thousands of Aggies who have gone before us, and who will come after us. Muster is how that Spirit is remembered and celebrated, and it will always continue to unite Texas A&M and the Aggie family. Today, Muster is celebrated at more than 300 locations worldwide. To learn more about Muster, click here to go to A&M’s website.
(A 1946 Muster of Aggies in the Philippines at the end of World War II)