Imperial Guard Alumnae of Waltrip Sr. High, HISD


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


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 October 23, 2021--Celebrating Waltrip's 61st Anniversary: It's All About the Kids!

SPJST Lodge 1435 Beal St. Houston 77008

6 pm doors open; dinner 6-8 pm; music begins at 7 pm

Come Visit, Eat Good BBQ and  Dance the Night Away! 

Returning is Derek Spence and the County Line Band

 Raising Money for Scholarships! 

Go to the Event Page to register and pay for your tickets 


Underwrtiers This Year:  CMA Award Level-Glenn '65 and Judy Pike Smith '64   King of County Level: Adams Insurance Services, Debbie'62 and Norman'62 Adams, Tommy '75 and Lesha'78 Elsenbrook, Doug McCuen '64, Heights Medical Tower, Marek Bros. Foundation, Cindy Reibenstein '72    Queen of Country Level: Houston Highway Credit Union, SECO Electric, Bill Sherrill '68  Cut a Rug Level: Allegiance Bank, Billy Hartman '74, Howard Moon    Two Step Level: Jackie  and Bun Hendrix '75, Lindsey Bennet '75 in memory of Shelley Bartling Wade '75, Senator John Whitmire '68   Waltrip Friends Level: John and Nancy Herbster, Judge David Patronella '75, Paula Peeples Waller '68

We have given away over $216,000 in Scholarships to Waltrip grads and family/friends in our 20 years 



the scholarship applications for 2022 will be on the website in December 2021.   


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 $198,000 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 $216,000 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 has temporarily stopped our service. This will be re-explored in the next year.  For 2019 IGA will serve more with the Rambling Roses, Waltrip in general and explore other venues in the community. 

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 P.O. Box 701426 Houston, Texas 77270. 
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 2020

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

Secretary: Debbie Sherrill Adams '62

Treasurer: Pam Sebesta-Basco ‘68

Parliamentarian: Debbie Sherrill Adams '62                          Standing Member: Nancy West Herbster 

Directors on the Board

Rene' Walker-Sanchez '74     

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

Scholarship: TBA  

Waltrip Coordinator Delinda Thompson Holland ‘76  

Graphic Artist: Debbie Angelo '76

Social Media: Lisa  Guidry Duclo '76 

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

 Mary Senske Schroeder ’65, Paula Peeples Waller ‘68, Tamara Brothers Harcourt '76