Imperial Guard Alumnae of Waltrip Sr. High, HISD


"Women joined by their past in community service today."


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Thank You for a Great 2022!!! and for 2023 Get Ready--

Tribute to Garth plus an opening band, Ziggy--playing Era Music 60's, 70's, 80's and more!  

October 6, 2023 at SPJST Lodge 

1435 Beall St. Houston, TX 77008

6-11 pm 




Underwrtiers This Year:  CMA Award Level-Glenn '65 and Judy Pike Smith '64, Adams Insurance Services, Debbie'62 and Norman'62 Adams, Doug McCuen '64, Marek Bros. Foundation  King of County Level: Tommy '75 and Lesha'78 Elsenbrook,   Cindy Reibenstein '72, SECO Electric, Bill Sherrill '68   Queen of Country Level: , Allegiance Bank-Heights  Cut a Rug Level: Billy Hartman '74, Mary Senske Schroeder '65, Senator John Whitmire '68 Two Step Level: Jackie  and Bun Hendrix '75,   Waltrip Friends Level: John and Nancy Herbster, Mike Davis '75, Paula Peeples Waller '68, JoAnn Watterson '68

We have given away over $236,000 in Scholarships to Waltrip grads and family/friends in our 20 years 






IGA also supports the Women of Waltrip, the Life Skills Class, Athletics, Rambling Roses, and The Robotics. We help with student basic needs such as clothes and cleaning supplies. We have given over $278,000 in scholarships. The scholarship winners are listed on the scholarship page!     

The Imperial Guard Alumnae is a 501 c 3 non-profit charitable organization.  


Hope YOU will contribute to help with the basics for student needs: food and clothing!

The schools in Waltrip feeder pattern, elementaries:  K. Smith, Wainwright, Stevens, Black Middle and then Waltrip are all Title 1 schools; the need is real!  Need food and need warm clothing!

All Donations are tax deductible. 

All proceeds go to the scholarship program and to support educational endeavors.
IGA is a 501c3 organization 

Year for Guard! 
This 2019 we will be enhancing our efforts to reach out the our sisters so all of us may enjoy the fun and excitement that life brings. We will also reach out to our 'decendent' Rambling Roses and help them to become leaders in their generation.  We will continue to build our relationship with Sally's House and give back to the community. We are an organization that serves and this year we will serve...



 Please enter your amount. Thank you for your scholarship and education donation! All donations are tax deductible. 

Mission Statement

Imperial Guard Alumnae (IGA) is composed of former members of Houston’s S.P. Waltrip High School Imperial Guard, an all girl drill team that served the school and community from 1960-1982. The IGA is a non-profit, 501 © organization whose mission is to preserve the identity of the Imperial Guard as well as its spirit and ideals. These include personal integrity, achievement, growth and teamwork.

The organization achieves through: 1) community service projects with particular emphasis on helping women in need 2) financial and moral support of S.P. Waltrip High School and its current girl’s organization, The Rambling Roses. 3) encouragement and recognition of scholastic achievement through annual scholarship(s) award(s) to deserving applicants and 4) promotion of teamwork and personal growth among members through committee and project participation.

Community Service
Scholarships: Since 1998, IGA has presented over $278,000 in scholarships to worthy students from Waltrip and/or Waltrip Alumni. Scholarships are given on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, activities, awards, honors, leadership, and community/volunteer service.
Sally’s House: As part of its commitment to community service, IGA “adopted” Sally’s House, a Salvation Army transitional residence for women who have completed a substance abuse detoxification program. Sally’s House provided women with a safe atmosphere in which to build the skills and stability to become economically and emotionally self-sufficient. IGA visited Sally’s House, providing shared activities with the residents, including seasonal decorating and mini-workshops. IGA members also donate clothing, books and toiletries to the residents. Due to Sally's House change in service, IGA will be working to help Samatarian Purse and IGA will work to serve Waltrip in general and other service needs in the community, state and world.

Membership includes any woman who was a member of the Waltrip Imperial Guard for one semester or more (approximately 1200 women). Members enjoy fun and fellowship at all events.
Project Funding
Funding for scholarships and other community projects is provided through annual events, gifts from members, sponsors, companies with matching gift programs, and memorial donations. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information about Imperial Guard Alumnae, please contact the current President or any board member listed in the officer section or write us at....... Imperial Guard Alumnae 10311 Wagon Trail Rd. Houston, Texas 77064. 
The alumnnae organization operates as we did long ago through the values underlying this creed: Praetorian Creed.
"By this creed, I pledge my allegiance to the Waltrip Imperial Guard. As those before me have done, I will to the best of my ability uphold the standards and ideals of this organization. May the end always crown our work and God willing, may it last forever."

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Executive Committee, beginning January 2023

President: Cindy Greene Reibenstein ‘72
Vice President: Lindsay Lucas Bennett '75

Secretary: Delinda Thompson Holland '76

Treasurer:  Cathy Cook '68

Parliamentarian: Delinda Thompson Holland '76                        Standing Member: Nancy West Herbster 

Directors on the Board     

Senator: Lesha Puldio Elsenbrook '78 
Communications/Data Base: JoAnn Adams Watterson' 68

Waltrip Coordinator Delinda Thompson Holland ‘76  

Social Media: Lisa  Guidry Duclo '76 

Class Coordinators:  JoAnn Watterson '68, Lisa Guidry Duclo '76 

 Mary Senske Schroeder ’65, Paula Peeples Waller ‘68, Kim Lawson '75, Nancy Yetter '78