About Us

ABOUT THE LONE STAR GATOR CLUB

The Lone Star Gator Club® is an affiliated organization of the University of Florida Alumni Association located in Austin, Texas. There are 100 Gator Clubs worldwide which compose 9 different "regions". Our club is one of 18 Gator Clubs in Region 8, which covers clubs west of the Mississippi river.


OUR MISSION

The mission of the Lone Star Gator Club® is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its alumni, students, and friends in the city of Austin, its surrounding areas, and to support the University's mission of teaching, research, and service.


To achieve this mission we:

    • Host Gator sports game watching parties

    • Raise funds to provide UF scholarships to Central Texas students

    • Participate annually in International Gator Day to support a local charity

    • Participate in the annual Austin SEC Picnic and other SEC events

    • Increase UFAA (club) membership

    • Foster opportunities to make friends for local Gators!


FIND OUR GATOR CLUB BRICK IN GAINESVILLE

Visiting the UF campus soon? Stop by and find our brick in the walk outside of Emerson Hall (across University from the stadium). It is in the block of bricks that is closest to the front door of Emerson.

ABOUT THE UF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The University of Florida Alumni Association (“UFAA”) was created to support the University of Florida’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering and enhancing the relationship between the University of Florida and its alumni, students and friends. With the funds raised from alumni memberships, the UFAA offers student scholarships, recognizes distinguished alumni professors and distinguished alumni, and organizes class reunions, among other things. An annual membership for an individual is only $40. Join or renew your UFAA membership.

OUR AWARDS

  • September 2015 Our club was awarded the Region 8 "Clubbie" Award at the UFAA Florida Forward conference. We were selected from the 18 clubs in our region for our unique events, fundraising success, scholarship distributions, and our highly-engaged members. This award was accepted in person by our Outreach VP, Sean Houston, who also met Danny Wuerffel there!

Sean (left) with Danny Wuerffel and two members of the Melbourne Gator Club.

  • January 2011 Our club President, Maren Nelson, received the Region 8 Award. This award is presented to a club or individual who are exceptional contributors to the activities of the Region.


  • January 2010 Our Club was recognized at the Annual Leader's Weekend event held in Gainesville. We won both the out-of-state Membership Incentive award (for greatest increase in membership) and the Region 8 VP Award.

Accepting the Albert "Clubbie" award on behalf of the club, pictured from left: Jeffrey Martin (Treasurer), Maren Nelson (President) and Robby Etzkin (Young Alumni Coordinator-Elect).

  • January 2009Our club won the Most Improved Out-of-State Gator Club award.