The Austin Alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha

The oldest alumnae chapter in continued existence in the United States.

From Our President

To my dear Zeta Sisters,

Hello and welcome to the Austin Alumnae chapter of ZTA 2011- 2012 year! It seems hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will be getting together for our famous Fall Kickoff! As I write this note to you, our Alumnae Board is busy at work preparing a wonderful year for all of you! When I met with this group of ladies in July I knew immediately that this group is headed for great success! Each one of these ladies inspires me on a daily basis with their commitment to our chapter and their new and fantastic ideas!

It is with them in mind that I introduce our theme to you this year. The 2011 ZTA National Convention urged our members to “Create the Change” and I can’t imagine a more perfect motto for our group this year. Our group is striving to “create the change” by increasing our membership, creating meaningful programming that fosters new personal relationships and continuing our commitment to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.

Create the ChangeOne of the first ways you’ll see us “Create the Change” this year will be in our communication to you! Look forward to fall and spring paper newsletters highlighting our schedule,  as well as a fabulous new monthly e-newsletter called Crown Connections that will keep you up to date on what your fellow sisters are up to, when we’re meeting next, and how you can get involved! In order for this new commitment to communication to work, we’ll need the most current email address and home address for every member. Please be sure to update us when these things change! Please email:

Other changes you’ll notice this year include adding new events to our mix of programming as well as changes to our annual Celebration of Life Luncheon (see below for more information) and new options for paying dues and RSVPing to events.

Hopefully you’ll see that we’re taking National President Keeley McDonald Riddle’s suggestion to “Create the Change” seriously and you’ll join us in this effort! We look forward to “Creating the Change” with you this year!

All my best and sending lots of Zeta love,
Lindsay Taylor
ZTA Alumnae President 2011-2012

Fall 2014 Upcoming Events

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Mary and Bruce Walcutt Recognition Scholarship

Mrs. Mary Walcutt exemplifies the meaning of “Zeta is forever.” Mrs. Walcutt was initiated into Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of Texas at Austin, Kappa Chapter. After graduating she continued her service to Zeta on a local and national level.

On a national level she served on the new member programming committee for 6 years. Mrs. Walcutt served as the general advisor for Kappa Chapter for 11 years, Panhellenic Advisor for 2 years, New Member Advisor for 7 years, and has served on the House Board for Kappa. Her service earned her recognition as National Outstanding Advisor. She is also an Honor Ring recipient.

Her service continued through her involvement with the Austin ZTA Alumnae Chapter. Mrs. Walcutt has served as president, chaired the Centennial Celebration, received the Lone Star Award, Honor Cup, Zeta Lady, and earned a Certificate of Merit for her service.

“I did not realize how enriched my life would become as a result of my involvement with ZTA as a alumna. It was especially thoughtful of our Alumnae chapter to recognize Bruce in the naming of this scholarship, which has special meaning for me. I continue to take joyful pleasure in knowing so many of the young women that I advised in Kappa chapter as successful career women, wives, and mothers.” – Mrs. Mary Walcutt

Please consider contributing to the Mary and Bruce Walcutt Recognition Scholarship by sending a check made payable to ZTA Foundation mailed to Treasurer Julia Laskowski.

Julia Laskowski, Treasurer
9801 Stonelake Blvd., Apt. #321
Austin, Texas 78759

Seton Breast Care Center

 On Thursday February 27th a few of the officers had the wonderful honor of attending the opening and reception at the new Seton Breast Care Center. In recent years the Austin Alumnae Chapter has donated proceeds from the Celebration of Life Luncheon to help build this wonderful center. During the tour the we got to see demonstrations of world class equipment and spa-like ammenities. The decor was beautiful, such thoughfulness went into making is center a place that is truely patient centric.













2013 Kappa Senior Farewell


At the end of the Semester the Austin Area Alumnae congregated at the Kappa Chapter to help celebrate the Senior farewell and welcome our sisters into the Alumnae world.

2012 Austin Race for the Cure

We created a team for the Austin Race for the Cure and we would love to have y’all join us! The event will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

How to Join Our Team

  • Go to
    • Click the “Register” link on the right-hand side of the page
    • Click “Join a Team”
  • Scroll down. Where it says “Search for a team,” enter:
    • Team Name: Texas Zetas
    • Team Type: University/College
    • Company/Corporate Name: Zeta Tau Alpha – Kappa Chapter
  • Scroll down and you should see the team Texas Zetas with Jan Winkelmann as the team captain name.  Click the link that says “join” and proceed to fill out the rest of your registration information.

Upcoming Events

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Become a Member

By joining and paying dues, you’ll receive an invitation to all of our events including social events, volunteer opportunities and the Celebration of Life as well as receive our paper newsletter and e-newsletters. You will also meet new Zeta sisters and be able to stay in touch with old friends.

**Note: This link will take you to the Celebration of Life Website, however when you pay it will go towards dues and recruitment**

If you Prefer you may download a hard copy of the Austin Alumnae Membership Form 2014-2015 and bring it to Kick-off.

**Official dues begin on August 1st.

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