Executive Board of Officers

President – Michelle Held
VP 1– Thomas Cobb

VP 2 - Hunter Garris
Treasurer – Tyler Settles
Secretary – Logan Garris

 

Krewe Committee Chairs

PR/Communication

Amy Crew & Jeanne Ryland
Social

Susan Glisson & Annette Baker
Parade

Hunter Garris & Macon Martin

Outreach

Dawn Walker & Charlotte Kincaid 

Krewe Cares about Community 

Lori Eckhardt

Ball

Mary Ann Stiles

Tableau

Chris & Charlotte Kincaid

Sponsorship

Barry Dorman

FOUNDERS

Barry & Celeste Dorman, Blake & Tricia Dorman,

Chris & Kathy Hughes, Mark Kantor, Chris & Charlotte Kincaid, Adris & Courtney Ludlum, Anthony & Mary Helen Martin, Michelle Pollock (Ex Officio), Mike & Robin Reynolds,

Austin Stiles, Mary Ann Stiles & Craig Wahlberg,

Tyler & Chelsey Settles, Steve & Beth Witten

MISSION & PURPOSE

Mission Statement:

The Krewe de Tigris (hereinafter “Krewe”) is hereby established as a social organization with the sole purpose of bringing together family, friends and community to celebrate the merriment of fellowship year-round, with special emphasis placed on the Mardi Gras season.

General Purpose:

The Krewe is organized and operated for the pleasure and recreation of its members, extending to the community at large.

  • Membership is open to community members willing to actively participate in the socially philanthropic mission of the Krewe as well as participate in the funding of such mission through reasonable annual dues.

  • The selection of focus on the Mardi Gras season is to celebrate the history of the State of Alabama where the current practice of the Mardi Gras celebration began.

   Though most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama, began holding the festival in 1703, 15 years before it started in Louisiana. Based on a French Catholic tradition, the celebration is now a city-wide holiday in Mobile, where even schools close down to celebrate.

The History of Mardi Gras in Mobile Alabama | USA Today

  • The members shall meet and socialize regularly for the purpose of planning events for the Mardi Gras season

  • community parade in a family friendly atmosphere

  • member only ball culminating with the coronation of a Krewe King and Queen.

  • The parade is intended to bring together and improve relations between various factions of the community that would not otherwise intermingle on a social level such as community leaders, business owners, residents and students of Auburn University (in such a way as to not interfere with policies and practices of the University.

 

Krewe de Tigris Founded 2016

MYTHOLOGY

Krewe de Tigris was born of myth and magic.  For over 5,000 years,

the tiger has represented power, passion and a fierce spirit.
Magnificent in a yellow-gold coat striped with black, the tiger paces the plains of Auburn with grace. In 1808, author and poet William Blake told the tale by saying, “Tiger, tiger, burning bright in the forests of the night.  What immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry?  How powerful our God must be to fashion such a creature”.

 

The sprit of our Krewe exists in the dreams of a people who share a love of place and a sense of history.  These dreams vest in the mysteries of a land where children dig for buried treasure in the red clay, where friends are as family, where time is measured by church bells, where celebrations erupt on a street corner and trees are draped with wisps of white.  

 

To victory!  To the tigers who prowl as Krewe de Tigris.

 

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