Dear Texas State Society Members and Friends:
I'm excited to announce the date and location for the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball. This one-of-a-kind event will be held on January 19, 2013, on the banks of the Potomac River at the remarkable Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
Black Tie & Boots has become distinguished as an unparalleled inaugural ball and the Texas State Society is looking forward to bringing you another unforgettable year with the biggest names in Texas entertainment, food and drinks from iconic Texas spots, a Texas Fair and more.
Only Texas State Society members are guaranteed to receive an invitation to secure tickets so make sure to renew or sign up to be a member for calendar year 2012.
If you're interested in Black Tie & Boots sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ed Perez at email@example.com. If you are interested in becoming a vendor sponsor, please click here for the Texas vendor sponsorship packet. For national vendors, please click here.
Whether it's your first time or you're a BT&B veteran, the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball promises to be another spectacular year and we look forward to seeing y'all there.
Chairman, Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball
2013 Texas State Society of Washington, D.C
Organized in 1904, the Texas State Society of Washington, DC was formed "to foster and encourage a fraternal spirit among the Texans at the National Capital, to render assistance when necessary to all sons and daughters of the Lone Star State, and to increase their patriotic love for Texas and the American Nation." We're proud to say this tradition continues today.
Organized in 1904 by Dr. and Mrs. Oscar Wilkinson, the Texas State Society (TSS) of Washington, DC was formed "to foster and encourage a fraternal spirit among the Texans at the National Capital, to render assistance when necessary to all sons and daughters of the Lone Star State, and to increase their patriotic love for Texas and the American Nation."
The first yearbook was published in 1906 with a total of 97 members and has grown to an organization of over 3,500 Texans and Friends of Texas today. Famous Texans who have served the Society as President include the Honorable Richard Kleberg of King Ranch fame, the Honorable Lyndon Baines Johnson of Johnson City, the Honorable Jim Wright of Fort Worth.
The Texas State Society of Washington, DC is an all-volunteer organization with annually elected officers. The Board of Directors meets approximately eleven times per year to assist in planning and organizing events for Society members to enjoy.
Annual events include the Salute to the Congressional Delegation and Reception, the Cherry Blossom Reception and Annual Meeting, the Father’s Day Picnic, the LBJ Memorial Tribute, Golf Tournament and Terlingua Two-Step dance. Among other events that have been held are the TSS Collegiate Chili Cook-off, Texas Rangers-Baltimore Orioles baseball outing and Happy Hours with other State Societies.