Houston, Texas, Alumnae Club

Charter date: 1/1/1921

The History of the Houston, Texas, Alumnae Club

The Houston Alumnae Club was chartered in 1921. Much like the city of Houston, the Pi Phi Alumnae Club is made of up a diverse group of women of all ages and from colleges all over the country. There are two main groups in the club: the Senior Group and the Junior Group. However, there are many different ways to get connected within one of the club’s many interest groups. The overall mission is to further the friendship of members of Pi Beta Phi, to strengthen the local chapter and international organizations and to aid in the maintenance of Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.

Philanthropic Service

Every other year, the club participates in Spring Style Show and the Ungala. Members are active participants in the annual Fraternity Day of Service and the Champions Are Readers® (CAR) program and hosted a signature Fraternity Day of Service event in 2014.

Awards and Club Recognition

  • Club of Excellence, Region Four (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Excellence in Chapter Support (Large Group) - (2014)
  • Excellence in Communcation (2015, 2013, 2012, 2011)
  • Excellence in Communication - Region Four (2016, 2014)
  • Excellence in Literacy Initiatives - Large Group (2016)
  • Excellence in Membership and Recruitment - Large Group (2016. 2014, 2013, 2011)
  • Premier Club (Large Group) - Second Runner Up (2015, 2014, 2012)
  • Spirit Award (2014)
  • Top 10 Alumnae Organization for Foundation Giving (2015, 2011)

Emma Harper Turner Leadership Award (Region Four)

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Rotan (2016)

  • Suzanne Gerum Stiles (2013)

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award

  • Ann Bernett Stern (2014)

  • Becky Foster Crane (2013)

  • Martha Kaiser Justice (2012)

Young Alumnae Achievement Award

  • Leslie Fletcher (2014)

Arrowmont Scholarship

  • Terry Thompson (2013)

Notable Alumnae

  • Beryl Longino Bentsen, widow of former Senator Lloyd Bentsen

  • Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H. W. Bush