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About Us

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.

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. Check this website often for updates on club activities and general information about the Gator Club®. Happy browsing and Go Gators!

Our key club activities goals include:

    • Hosting Gator sports game watching parties
    • Raising funds to help central Texas kids attend UF 
    • Participating annually in International Gator Day to help a local charity
    • Participating in the annual Austin SEC Picnic and other SEC events
    • Increase UFAA (club) membership
    • Grow local Gator "friendship" opportunities!

Enjoy benefits of being a Gator alumni and ALSO support the Lone Star Gator Club!

You can do BOTH by joining the University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA)!

We are often asked what it takes to become a member of the Lone Star Gator Club®. Our club does not collect local dues itself.  Instead, we get financial support from UF for every central Texas Gator who is a member of the UFAA. The UFAA also provides our club with other benefits and services to help us operate and keep in touch with YOU :-)

If you aren't yet a member of the UFAA but are considering joining, you can get more information and easily join online at: http://www.ufalumni.ufl.edu/ ("Membership" tab). UFAA will automatically "associate" you with our club if you have an address in the Austin (and surrounding) area. 

Got a good eye?  Find our Gator Club Brick!

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


Gator Club Awards

September 2015  Our club was awarded a the Region 8 "Clubbie" Award at the UFAA Florida Forward conference. We were selected from the 18 clubs in our region for our mixture of unique events, a successful year of fundraising and scholarships awards, and a highly engaged group of members. This award was accepted in person by our Outreach VP, Sean Houston, who also met Danny Wuerffel there! (picture below shows Sean on left plus Danny 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 (see picture below, left to right) was Jeffrey Martin (Treasurer), Maren Nelson (President), and Robby Etzkin (Young Alumni Coordinator-Elect).


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