Imperial Guard Alumnae of Waltrip Sr. High, HISD


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


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IGA presented "A Tribute to George Strait" with Derek Spence and the Southern County Line Band! 


 On, Friday, September 28, 2018 at the SPJST Lodge, 1435 Beall Houston, TX 77008 everyone had good time as DerekSpence and the Southern County Line performed. Southern County Line has been named the 2018 CMA of Texas Band of the Year! Southern County Line has become one of the premier country music acts and they are also part of a special Tribute to George Strait Show featuring Derek Spence; a recreation of a Strait show from the golden era of the 80's and 90's.  


Our Sponsors included: Norman and Debbie Adams '62, Doug McCuen '64, Bill Sherrill' 68, The Marek Family Foundation, Howard Moon, Allegiance Bank, Cindy Reibenstein '72, Billie Hartman '74, Tommy '75 and Lesha '78 Elsenbrook, Jackie and Bun Hendrix, Jr. '75, Carl Robinson '68, John Whitmire '68, David Patronella '75 and John and Nancy Herbster. 

IGA also supports the Women of Waltrip, the Life Skills Class, Athletics, Rambling Roses, The Robotics and we help with student basic needs such as clothes and cleaning supplies. We have given over $160,000 in scholarships. The scholarship winners are listed on the scholarship page!     

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



High School Application


All monies collected will go towards our educational efforts at Waltrip Senior High; such as scholarships, assistance with needs from various Waltrip groups. It is tax-deductible!

  Waltrip is in need of regular donations to help the students with food at home and cleaning supplies for their homes. If you wish to donate, you can call the school and ask for Rachel Hubbard, social worker, or go by and drop things off. 

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

Year for Guard! 
This 2018 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...



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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 $159,000 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 2018 and 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 June 2016

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

Secretary: Debbie Sherrill Adams '62

Treasurer: Pam Sebesta-Basco ‘68

Archivist: TBA

Parliamentarian: Debbie Sherrill Adams '62                          Standing Member: Nancy West Herbster
Events: Pam Sebesta-Basco ’68  and Rene' Walker-Sanchez '74     

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

Scholarship: TBA  

Waltrip Coordinator Delinda Thompson Holland ‘76  
Publicity: Betty Commander Mc Culloch'76

Graphic Artist: Debbie Angelo '76

Social Media: Lisa  Guidry Duclo '76

Sally’s House Co-Directors: Mary Senske Schroeder ’65, Paula Peeples Waller ‘68 and Carol Thamer Hanson '65

Class Coordinators: Donna Sanford Holle'63, JoAnn Watterson '68, Lisa Guidry Duclo '76