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 2021 - 2022 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.

Meghan Johnson

President

As President, I am responsible for ensuring our Alumnae successfully upholds our ZTA values.

Courtney Scaggs

President Elect

I hope to be President next term so I am learning everything for the position and how to lead.

Diane Goyette

Vice President 1, Programming - Day

I host Day Gatherings for our ladies to meet a few months during the day for HAA ZTA discussion and more.

Alice Hahn

Vice President 1, Programming - Day

I host Day Gatherings for our ladies to meet a few months during the day for HAA ZTA discussion and more.

Anissa Alvarez

Vice President 2, Membership

I look forward to seeing you at our HAA events! I ensure all members are welcomed and more.

Ashton Archer

Vice President 3, Fundraising

As Fundraising Chair, I encourage and host events in October for members to give to our Philanthropy and more.

Courtney Scaggs

Vice President 4, Programming - Night

I host Night Gatherings for our ladies to meet a few months after work for HAA ZTA discussion and more.

Anissa Alvarez

Vice President 4, Programming - Night

I host Night Gatherings for our ladies to meet a few months after work for HAA ZTA discussion and more.

Emily Morgan

Vice President 4, Programming - Night

I host Night Gatherings for our ladies to meet a few months after work for HAA ZTA discussion and more.

Ashley Hutton

Treasurer

As Treasurer, I ensure all of HAA's finances are in the appropriate order, maintaining dues and sharing with our national office.

Marcy Cann

Parliamentarian

I ensure that the alumnae represents, embodies, and upholds ZTAs written bylaws.

Emily Morgan

Recording Secretary

I am responsibile for documenting minutes at board meetings and tracking history moments like voting.

Renee Svitek

Corresponding Secretary

I write letters to our members of congratulations or condolences and let sisters know that they are supported.

Jayleen Rivas

Historian

Say cheese! You'll see me with camera in hand as I'm responsible for capturing HAA's activities.

our Committee:

Lauren South

Alum-Collegiate Chair

I coordinate with our collegiate chapters by planning meetings, assist with traditions, and more.

Carol Petrusek

Caring Crowns

I coordinate with our seasoned members to ensure they are up-to-date with all HAA activities.

Heather Whitfield

Panhellenic

I represent HAA at the local Houston Panhellenic meetings.

Sherry St. Aubin

Panhellenic Alternate

I assist with representing HAA at the local Houston Panhellenic meetings.

Angèle Wolk

Collegiate Recruitment Ambassador

If you're thinking of joining our fraternity, I help with the steps for collegiate to apply.

Rachel Warwick

Service

I find ways for our sisterhood to give back to the community and our philanthropy.

Kelley Brege

Social

I plan the end of the term celebration and invite all dues-paying members to join me in doing something fun!

Taryn Hryc

Technology

I keep our website up-to-date will also maintaining our contact distribution list and invite lists.

Taryn Hryc

Newsletter

I create monthly newsletters for HAA distribution. Have a story? Share it with me and our sisters.

Allison Poore

ZiesTA

I plan our Holiday festival called ZiesTA and welcome our dues-paying alumnae, local collegiate, and legacies.

Jayleen Rivas

Public Realtions & Social Media

I post to our private Facebook group and public Instagram account of HAA activities that sisters are enjoying.

Renee Svitek

Ladies Dine Out Coordinator

I find a fun restaurant around town and arrange for sisters to grab dinner together once a month. Bon appétite!

Candy Bourgeois

Book Club Coordinator

I host sisters once a month at various restaurants and we discuss the latest read-over drinks and other gossips.

Lauren Stratton

Sisters Who Sip Coordinator

I help sisters stay hydrated by hosting a monthly gathering at different bars and hot spots around Houston.

Allison Poore

Sisters Who Sip Coordinator

I help sisters stay hydrated by hosting a monthly gathering at different bars and hot spots around Houston.

Our Awards:
Alumnae Crown Chapter

2010, 2012, 2014, 2020

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.

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 Founders' 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.

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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