ABC Scholarships Announced

GeorgeRanchHSThe George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club is honored to announce the recipients of our 2016 scholarships!  The scholarships will be awarded to the recipients at the Spring Athletics Award Ceremony on May 23rd at 6:30 pm at GRHS.  Please join us to celebrate with these deserving senior student athletes:

David Kvinta $4000 “Always Believe” Scholarship
Shreya Desai $4000 “Always Believe” Scholarship
Noah Joe $3000 “One Herd, One Heartbeat” Scholarship
Lydia Masters $3000 “One Herd, One Heartbeat” Scholarship
Madeline Bares $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Sydney Scott $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Sydney Heikkila $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Allyson Dernehl $1500 ABC General Scholarship

Thank you to all of the students that took the time to apply and good luck on your future endeavors.

2016-2017 GRHS Athletic Booster Club Executive Officers

GeorgeRanchHSJoin us in welcoming the 2016-2017 George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club Executive Officers:

 

President:  Don McGee
1st VP of Merchandise/PTO Liaison:  Gina Burkett
2nd VP of Athletics:  Eddie Morris
3rd VP of Membership:  Josh Connealy
4th VP of Sponsorship:  Jeff Galvan
5th VP of Communications:  Bill Murray
6th VP of Fundraising:  Stuart Rimes
Treasurer:  Carol Kostelnik
Secretary:  Karen Reid

We would like to express our gratitude to outbound 1st VP Lisa Watson for her leadership and hard work this past year, and welcome Karen Reid as our newest member of the ABC Board of Directors.

ABC Spring General Meeting

GeorgeRanchHSPlease join the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club for our 2016 Spring General Meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:30 PM in the GRHS LGI Room.  This is our most important meeting of the year.  The 2015-2016 fiscal year audit results will be reviewed, the 2016- 2017 budget will be presented for approval, and the 2016-2017 ABC Executive Officers will be elected (ballot) during this meeting.  In addition, this is a great opportunity to meet the current ABC Board, learn about this year’s accomplishments, see what we have planned for the future, and discover how you can become more involved.  If you have not joined the ABC, you can join on-line or at the meeting.

ABC Winter General Meeting

GeorgeRanchHSPlease join the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club for our 2016 Winter General Meeting on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 PM in the GRHS LGI Room.  This is a great opportunity to meet the ABC Board, see what we have planned for the Spring, and discover how you can become more involved.  If you have not joined the ABC, you can join on-line or at the meeting.

Longhorn Nation – Kick-off & Watch Party

LonghornNationKickoffPartyJoin Longhorn Nation as we recognize our awesome Longhorns students and kick back to watch the Houston Texans play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday October 4, 2015 at Constellation Field. The Longhorn Nation Kick-Off Pep Rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the game begins at noon. Tickets are $10.00 which includes admission and access to the moonwalks, carousel, silent auction, raffle entry, playground and splash pads. We’ll also have a few Longhorn favorites drop in to hangout with us. Visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com to purchase your tickets.

Volunteers are needed.  Click on the link to sign up.  www.signupgenius.com

There will be a silent auction.  Below are a few of the silent auction items:

  • Tex the Chi-Weenie (Chihuahua/Dachshund)
  • 4 Texans vs Titans Tickets with a suite
  • 4 Sugarland Skeeters Tickets for the 2016 season in the Insperity Club Level
  • Golf for 4 at Blackhawk Golf Course
  • Golf for 4 at Wildcat Golf Course
  • Golf for 4 at Sweetwater Golf Club
  • 8 passes to the Children’s Museum
  • Drive a Lexus for a weekend while you get your car detailed
  • Candice Byers Photo Session and 11×14 photo

More items to come!!!

*** Silent auction items must be paid for by cash or check. Payment will be due in full at the end of the Texans game

We will also be raffling off items during half time of the Texans vs Falcons game.

ABC Fall General Meeting – October 12, 2015

BillyLiucciPlease join us on October 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the LGI for our Fall General Meeting.

We are excited to announce that Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com will be joining us to discuss college recruiting (recruiting services, camps, social media, etc.) and share some information about Texas A&M athletics.  He’ll finish up with an open Q&A session.  If your student athlete competes in any sport and desires to learn more about the college recruiting process, this is a MUST ATTEND event!

Billy graduate from Fort Bend Kempner High School in 1992 and completed his Industrial Distribution degree from Texas A&M University in 1996.  Currently, he is the Vice President and Executive Editor of TexAgs.com.  TexAgs is an independent fan website that features articles, chat, forums and recruiting information about Texas A&M University sports.  In addition to writing for TexAgs, Billy co-hosts The Beliucci Hour semi-weekly radio show on 1150 AM in College Station, TX.

This event is open to all George Ranch families, including those who are not members of the Athletic Booster Club.  The ABC is able to host events such as these because of the generous support of our members.  If you are not yet a member of the ABC, you can join online, or sign up at this event.

We are asking that all families wishing to attend to let us know by completing this online form, so that we can guarantee adequate space:

RSVP Online

We are excited about having Billy with us and look forward to seeing you there!

President’s Letter

Welcome back to a new school year, Longhorn Nation!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and is ready to kick off a new year of Longhorn sports!  Our football, volleyball, cross country, tennis and cheer teams are starting to gear up for the fall…  It’s going to be another great year!

As we look forward to what the year will bring, let’s take some time to reflect on our accomplishments last year.  George Ranch had success in all sports programs, many of which, competed at state level competitions.  Take a look at our 2014-2015 Wall of Fame and soak it in.  Our student athletes continue to set the bar high, year over year.

The mission of the George Ranch Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is to support and serve these student athletes, our coaches and our sports programs.  We do this by fundraising, service and scholarships.  In 2014-2015, the ABC:

  • Raised in excess of $40,000 at our annual Boots and Bling fundraising event.
  • Increased family membership by 10% over the prior year.
  • Donated over $20,000 to many George Ranch sports programs.
  • Provided $20,000 in scholarships to deserving senior student athletes.

As we look forward to the new year, we already see a number of opportunities:

  • Student participation in George Ranch High School and Reading Junior High athletic programs continues to increase at a significant rate.
  • Increased collaboration and cooperation with district administrators, local staff and other parent organizations to prepare for the future.

We would like to take these challenges head on, but we need every family at George Ranch to be a part of it.  We need financial and volunteer resources to continue to serve and support our athletes and sports programs. Your membership fees, and more importantly, your willingness to commit time and energy, are critical to meeting the needs of our sports programs this year.

Please consider joining the Athletic Booster Club today.  Click Join Now to find out how to become a member or a corporate sponsor of the GRHS ABC.  If you are interested in volunteering, please click Volunteer.

I would like to thank outgoing President, John Flannery, for his many years of service, along with the other outgoing board members.  I would also like to welcome our new board.  You can find out more about who we are and what we do by clicking About Us.

 

One Herd, One Heartbeat,

Don McGee
President, GRHS ABC

Check us out online at www.grhsabc.com
Follow us on Twitter @GRHSABC
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#AlwaysBelieve

2015-2016 Executive Officers – Election Results

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Congratulations to the new Athletic Booster Club Executive Officers for the 2015-2016 school year:

 

President: Don McGee
1st VP of Merchandise/PTO Liaison: Lisa Watson
2nd VP of Athletics: Eddie Morris
3rd VP of Membership: Stuart Rimes
4th VP of Sponsorship: Jeff Galvan
5th VP of Communications: Bill Murray
6th VP of Fundraising: Josh Connealy
Treasurer: Carol Kostelnik
Secretary: Gina Burkett

We would also like to thank our outgoing officers for their contribution and service: John Flannery, Patrick Ricci, Susan Tse, Mark Ellefson and Suzanne Varni

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1st Row (left to right):  Coach Ricky Tullos, Lisa Watson (VP PTO/Merchandise), Carol Kostelnik (Treasurer) and Gina Burkett (Secretary)

2nd Row (left to right):  Josh Connealy (VP Fundraising), Stuart Rimes (VP Membership), Eddie Morris (VP Athletics), Don McGee (President), Jeff Galvan (VP Sponsorships), Bill Murray (VP Communications) and John Flannery (Outgoing President)

General Meeting Notice – April 20, 2015

GeorgeRanchHSOur last General Meeting of the year will take place on Monday, April 20th at 6:30pm in the LGI. It will be a short agenda so that we can get our parents off to their respective sports events.  Please plan on being there to help us finish out the year and kick off a new one!

 

Agenda:
Welcome / Boots and Bling Thank You’s (Flannery)
2014-15 Audit Presentation (Ricci)
2015-16 ABC Budget Presentation and Approval (Ellefson)
2015-16 Board Elections (Varni or Flannery)
Wrap up

The nominees for the 2015-2016 officers can be found here.

One Herd, One Heartbeat!

Friday Night Lights / Always Believe!

292552_474929009188356_823532829_nPre-orders for the 2014 George Ranch Longhorns Friday Night Lights video compilation has ended.  Also, get our first ever “Always Believe” t-shirt for $15.  All proceeds from these products go to the “Always Believe” scholarship fund.

Always Believe!