ZETA TAu alpha,
houston alumnae association

Taryn Cheesman Hryc, President

president@ztahouston.org

Houston, TX

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@2019 by Houston Alumnae Association of Zeta Tau Alpha.

About us

ZETA TAU ALPHA, HOUSTON ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

PROGRESSIVE SISTERHOOD

Our journey and celebration in Zeta Tau Alpha began as collegians. The future of ZTA depends on its alumnae continuing that journey and celebration. Established in 1922, the Houston Alumnae Association of ZTA is proud to be not only one of the largest alumnae organizations in the country, but also a progressive women’s organization dedicated to our Fraternity and community.

DIVERSE SISTERHOOD

From new college graduates, singles to mothers, working professionals to retirees, our members represent a diverse population of dedicated women and community leaders advancing ZTA ideals. Our members attended universities all across the country, from East to West coast and Texas too. They reside throughout the Greater Houston area including the downtown area, inside and outside Loop 610, and suburbs north, west and south, including Spring, Katy, Sugar Land, and Richmond. Meeting locations range from the Midtown area to the Tanglewood, Memorial, and Bellaire areas.

AWARD-WINNING SISTERHOOD

HAA of ZTA has been recognized at the state-level as well as nationally for our outstanding service to the fraternity, including the Betty McGehee Scheussler Award, which is the highest honor for all alumnae chapters.

our 2019 - 2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD:

The Board Members and Committee Chairs strive to make your alumnae experience wonderful by providing the membership with a diverse range of programming. If you are interested in joining the board, complete the form below by choosing an option.

To learn what each position does and annual events required, please see the position description → here.

President
President Elect
VP 1, Programming - Day
VP 2, Membership
VP 3, Fundraising
VP 4, Programming - Night
Treasurer
Parliamentarian
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
Historian
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our Committee:
Alum-Collegiate
Historian
Caring Crowns
Historian Associate
Fundraising Committee
Treasurer Committee
Service
Social Chair
Panhellenic
Panhellenic Alternate
Reference/Recruitment
ZiesTA
Technology & Website
Communications & Newsletter
Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
Ladies Dine Out Coordinator
Book Club Coordinator
Sisters Who Sip Coordinator
Sisters Who Sip Coordinator
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Our Awards:
Betty McGehee Scheussler Award

First Place: 1990-1998, 2008,                         2011, 2012, 2014

Runner-Up: 2006, 2010

This award is given to the alumnae chapter that has given the greatest support to a collegiate chapter and has achieved excellence in all areas of Fraternity life throughout the biennium.

ZTAF Founder's Club

2010, 2012, 2014

Recognizing donors contributing more than $100,000 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.

Silver District Award

2011, 2012, 2014

Recognizing the best all-around alumnae chapter in District.

Alumnae Crown Chapter

2010, 2012, 2014

This award is given for attainment of the minimum standard of chapter excellence for each year of the biennium. The National Vice Presidents Alumnae recommend chapters to National Council, which selects the recipients.

ZTAF Major Donor

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This award is given for financial and volunteer support to honor breast cancer survivors through our Think Pink® partnerships.

Membership Award for Sustained Membership

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This award is given to the alumnae chapter that has achieved the greatest growth in membership for the term.

our fraternity:

HISTORY

More than 231,000 women have been initiated into the sisterhood of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity since its founding on October 15, 1898, at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Our Founders, nine young women, envisioned an organization that would perpetuate their ties of friendship.

CREED

To realize that within our grasp, in Zeta Tau Alpha, lies the opportunity to learn those things which will ever enrich and ennoble our lives; to be true to ourselves, and to those within and without our circle; to think in terms of all mankind and our service in the world; to be steadfast, strong, and clean of heart and mind, remembering that since the thought is father to the deed, only that which we would have manifested in our experience should be entertained in thought; to find satisfaction in being, rather than seeming, thus strengthening in us the higher qualities of the spirit; to prepare for service and learn the nobility of serving, thereby earning the right to be served; to seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat; to have the welfare and harmony of the Fraternity at heart, striving ever to make our lives a symphony of high ideals, devotion to the Right, the Good, and the True, without a discordant note; remembering always that the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha was Love, “the greatest of all things.” - Written by Shirley Kreasan Strout, adopted by the 1928 ZTA Convention.

PURPOSE

The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the molding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.

OPEN MOTTO

"Seek the Noblest".

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