Strengthening the Links of Sisterhood

Crown Connections are events that promote sisterhood in smaller group settings. With such a large membership, Crown Connections are a great way for our members to get to know each other beyond monthly general meetings and help connect members with common interests. View the Full Calendar for event dates and details, or email the appropriate contact (at right) for more information.

Crown Connections - Upcoming Events

2017 Book Club Selections!

ZTA Book Club 2017 Reading List

  • January 18 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
  • February 15 – “When I’m Gone” by Emily Bleeker
  • March 15 – “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarity
  • April 19 – “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  • May 17 – “The Nix” by Nathan Hill
  • June 21 – “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography” by Rob Lowe
  • July 19 – “All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg
  • August 16 – Share your favorite summer read!
  • September 20 – “The Chemist” by Stephanie Meyer
  • October 18 – “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach
  • November 15 – “Cyberstorm” by Matthew Mather
  • No Regular Meeting in December

Meetings held 7:00-8:30pm on 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please respond to the Evite to help with reservation planning.

Email your book suggestions for 2018 to Candy Bourgeois at bookclub-night@ztahouston.org

Click here for a PDF printable summary of the books.

2016 ZTA Book Club list revealed…


Thanks to all who helped put together the 2016 book list!

ZTA Book Club 2016 Reading List

January 20 – “Inheritance” by Natalie Danford
February 17 – “The Selection” by Kiera Cass
March 23 – “A House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout
April 20 –  “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll
May 18 – “Garlic Sapphires – The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by Ruth Reichl
June 15 – “Desolation Row” by Kay Kendall *  (meet the author)
July 20 – “Ship of Fools” by Katherine Anne Porter
August 17 – Share your favorite summer read!
September 21 –  “The Promise” by Ann Weisbarber * (meet the author)
October 19 – “Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that  Changed America” by Erik Larson
November 16 – “The Law of Moses” by Amy Harmon
No Meeting in December
* Author lives in Houston

Click HERE to download the book list with summaries.

Meetings held 7:00-8:30pm on 3rd Wednesday of each month (exception March).

For more information, or to be added to our Evite list, contact Book Club Chair.

YAPs– Young Alumnae upcoming events!

Young Alumnae Professionals (YAPs) meet monthly for ZTA alumnae who graduated in the 2000’s to meet, mingle, and network!

All events are from 6:30-8p.m.

Thursday, September 17 – Izakaya, 318 Gray Street
Thursday, October 15 – Liberty Station, 2101 Washington Avenue
Thursday, November 19 – The Republic Smokehouse & Saloon, 1910 Bagby St

Contact Lauren for more information.


2015 ZTA Alumnae Book Club Meetings & Book list

All HAA members are invited to join us in 2015 for a great year of reading and sisterhood!

We meet at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Barry’s Pizza on Richmond@Chimney Rock.

2015 dates and books:

1/21:  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
2/18:  Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
3/18:  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
4/15:  Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
5/20:  Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
6/24:  Looking for Alaska by John Greene
7/15:  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
8/19:   Share your favorite summer read!
9/16:  The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
10/21:  The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
11/18:  Wonder by RJ Palacio
No Meeting in December

For questions or to be added to our Evite list, email Book Club Chair.

ZTA Foodies! Upcoming supper club dates…

Join your ZTA sisters and check out some of the newest and best restaurants Houston has to offer!

Supper Club will meet at 6:30pm.

December 11th, 2014 – Olivette at the Houstonian Hotel
January 29, 2015 – Rouxpour (with Fort Bend ZTA)–CANCELLED
February 26, 2015 – La Casa del Caballo
March 26, 2015 – Sale-Sucrie
April 30, 2015 – Mo’s… A Place for Steak

Contact Renee for more information.



YAPs Upcoming Events! Are you a ZTA graduate of the 2000’s? Read on…


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All Young Alumnae (graduates of the 2000’s) are welcome to join us for our upcoming events!

All YAPs events are from 6pm-8pm, look for the turquoise flag to find our table.

September 17th – Little J’s (4218 Washington Ave)

October 17th – Proof Bar + Patio (2600 Travis St)

November 21st – 3rd Floor (2303 Smith St)

December 18th  –  Hearsay (218 Travis Street)

Contact: Lauren for more info.

September Book Club Meeting info

The ZTA Book Club is back in session in September for more fun, reading, sisterhood… and pizza!

When: Wednesday, Sept. 18th @ 7pn

Where: Barry’s Pizza – Chimney Rock @ Fountainview

What:  “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Please RSVP to the Evite no later than Tuesday, Sept. 17th.

Contact: Stephanie

ZTA Book Club Summer Series continues…

ZTA Book Club continues in July and August with some fun summer reads!

July 24th 7pm at Barry’s Pizza- “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple

August 18th 5pm at Stephanie Gilbert’s home – “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks — come join us to watch the movie and discuss the book/movie.  Pot luck dinner. More details TBA.

Contact Stephanie for more information.

Young Alumnae Professionals (YAPS) – June Event!

Houston-area ZTA Alumnae are invited to attend the June YAPS  event!

Meet, mingle, and network with other young ZTA alumnae (graduates of the 2000’s).

June 27, 2013, 6-8PM
Local Pour
1952 W Gray St, Houston 

For more information, contact Lauren.

ZTA Book Club – Summer Series!

The ZTA Book Club invites you to join us for some fun summer reading and discussions. We will be reading some “lighter fare” books for the summer.

June book:  “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson.

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)


June 26 @ 7pm
Barry’s Pizza
6003 Richmond Ave.

Stay tuned for upcoming books & dates!!

For more information or to RSVP contact: Stephanie

May YAPS Event…Under the Volcano!

Are you a graduate of the 2000′s? Come mix and mingle with your ZTA alumnae sisters at our next YAPs (Young Alumnae Professionals) event.  New graduates/alumnae are welcome !!

Our next event:

Thursday, May 16, 6pm – 8pm at Under the Volcano (2349 Bissonnet St)

 Contact: Lauren


May Book Club – GONE GIRL – on May 22nd

Join us for our final Book Club of the 2012-2013 membership year, as we discuss  “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.

Where: Barry’s Pizza
When: 5/22 at 7pm

Contact Stephanie for more info.

Next YAPs Event – J. Black’s on April 4th!

Are you a graduate of the 2000’s? Come mix and mingle with your ZTA alumnae sisters at our next YAPs (Young Alumnae Professionals) event.

Our next event:

Thursday, April 4 from 6-8PM
J. Blacks
110 S Heights Blvd, Houston

Contact: Lauren


March Book Club and Outing – “The Host”

This month’s book club selection is THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer. Join us on March 27 at Barry’s Pizza for pizza, beverages, and book discussion.  Please RSVP to the Evite by March 26 or contact Stephanie.

Also in the works is a movie night in early April to go see the movie “The Host”, which comes out in late March. More info TBA!!