About the President

Dear Members of TSS,

Howdy and welcome to an exciting year full of big changes, new initiatives, and plenty of technology improvements at the Texas State Society!

First let me thank last year’s Texas State Society President Rep. Roger Williams for his great leadership as we hosted the most successful Black Tie and Boots Ball in decades. For the first time in a long time the event was even profitable!

This provides a great opportunity to update and modernize all of the back of the house processes and technology, which includes the way we communicate with our members. In my mind, I see this year of my presidency as the first year of planning for the 2021 Black Tie and Boots Ball.

Over the course of the next year, you’ll begin to see this agenda play out in the form of a new member database management system, a new and modern website and finally, a smart phone app that we will be using for event notification, ticketing, event details, venue maps, etc. If you have suggestions on ways we can better serve you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or one of our other Board Members.

We have an exciting year of events planned and you’ll notice that even those will be a little different as we look for dates that we can maximize Member participation. I look forward to meeting each one of you at one of our Boots and Spurs Happy Hours, our Summer Picnic, the Terlingua Two Step in the fall and a Salute to Congress Reception. There are even a few surprise events that we’re working on as added benefits for our members.

Thanks and God Bless Texas!


Ryan Thompson
TSS President
2017-2018