The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 27, 2002, Image 4

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Attention All Members of NSCS National Society of Collegiate Scholars When: February 28, 2002 Where: Rudder 308 Time: 5:30 p.m. Last meeting before Spring Break . For more information, contact us at: Satchel’s NORTHGATE 260-8850 Across the street from Tradition’s Dorm 4A AGGlElj Wednesday, February 27, 2002 the 0ov/f) at) Texas A&M Off-Road’s membership increases Monday/Tuesday Lunch Special Monday Noon • Tuesday Noon Chicken Fried Steak w/ French Fries or Baked Potato & Salad or 5 Vegetable Plate $ 3. 95 your choice w/ s 1.30 longnecks all day, everyday Aggie Card welcome! Free Parking behind Shadow Canyon. It's YOUR London. $294 Paris .....$335 Amsterdam $488 Madrid... $477 Rio de Janeiro...$772 San Jose C.R. ...$461 Fares are round-trip. Restrictions may apply. Tax not included. o BUDGET HOTELS for as little as TRAVEL 721 Texas Ave. S. 979.69B.5077 www. statravel By Kelcey Rieger THE BATTALION David Ohendaiski, Class of 1998, wanted to bring together friends to share his passion of going off-road with their 4x4 vehicles in 1998. Ohendaiski found Aggies who shared the same passion for 4x4 vehicles and formed Texas A&M Off-Road (TAMOR). “It was practically an overnight success,” Ohendaiski said. “Our first priority was to create a constitution so we could become a Texas A&M recognized organization. After we accomplished this, we quickly got the word out by setting up a table at the spring MSC Open House and having frequent ‘truck shows’ in front of Rudder Fountain.” They had more than 100 members within the first year. Mark Shipman, a graduate student in the Lowry Mays College of Business and president of A&M Off-Road, became interested in TAMOR, like many members, after see ing a Texas A&M Off-Road sticker. “I have a four-wheel drive vehicle. In my case it’s a Jeep,” Shipman said. “One day while I was cruising around town, I saw a Texas A&M Off-Road sticker on the windshield of another truck. So I did a little search ing and found the club. I quickly dis covered that TAMOR was a club made of good folks who were really passionate about four-wheeling.” Even though it is a Texas A&M recognized organi zation, TAMOR is not limited to Texas A&M students. “We are an open organization, eager to accept folks who share in our passion,” Shipman said. “We are not limited to TAMU students and we currently have a number of Blinn stu dents as members. There are also a small and active portion of our club who were former students or not even students at all.” The time and money required to be a member of TAMOR vary according to the time put into working on a truck, “wheeling” or having an officer position in the organization. “As an officer in the club, it does take a lot of time, but the demands are not overu only requires you to sho' with the club is on our t TAMOR is important has it created friendship in off-roading. “This club means a about friends I otherwist club. Despite having l group. But it is also abo Shipman said many o is being closed from aff-readers _bv acting h< up ling.” Shipman said. “Monk and have tun. Most of the time is or just hanging out.” » many ot its active members. N but it has become a necessity for Shipman said. "Most t have met if it weren’t) we are a pretty tjo) our hobby” under attack as pubi He said the club’s p.- e w ho would furtherii A&M OIT-R 1 places to vsheel-tl ad takes road tripsi- | bout the l nited Stale icmbers to enjoy theinri place withoutcmic, 'We abide by the ightly practices, mean an only travel on dcsi, trails in a responsibler_ Most ot the areas wef: are designated as or only and are set up , I port a group like Shipman said. Ste sen W'olver junior computers major and vice pm id I AMOR, join: getting in conta, the organizationtr his current roor w ho was a meir- the time. Wolver, several TAMOR trips under his h many off-roadie, from his experier “l have heenot trips including Texas, 0 Oklahoma, Monk Montrose, Colon, Gilmer in east Texas.” Wolverton said. “I would have tosa; best weekend trip I have been on was when we went to L October of 2000. It was basically the first trip ot the semester down on T hursday night with a buddy of mine and started;; On Friday*and Saturday night we all sat around the camp: 1 back and had a ‘frosty beverage’ together. It was a blast." According to the TAMOR constitution, to become ann| See TAMOR oni j ADRIAN CAI.CANEO The Alcohol and Drug Education Programs in conjunction with the MSC Proudly Present MISSION: KKSPOXSIBLli; SAFE SPRING BREAK 2002 SPY GAMES IN THE HARK TOMORROW! Thursday February 28th Center open till Sam 1 Activities begin at 9:00 pm FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FOOD * MOVIES* BLACK LIGHT DANCE* COSTUMES AND PICTURES * DANCE LESSONS DOMINOES TOURNAMENT FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 1 I IX. # 1 I V. * 1IX, **•««* :w~ * * * &»•«« * « I X *•*«» * 1 I X I.**** Iw* * 1 I X * * * * SV * * * Want Stability? Want a Future? Begin Here. 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