2011-2012 Guild President Anne Roper
I am excited as we begin this 37th year of The Guild. I know God has much planned for us as we work together to support Dr. Sloan and his vision for HBU. I welcome you all and look forward to seeing you at our events throughout the year. We have a lot to anticipate with the Fall Coffee, the Institute of Family Studies speaker Gary Thomas, the Christmas Luncheon, the Special Spring Event and of course, The Silver Tea.
The Guild has contributed over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduate education scholarships, special projects and The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies. This includes a 6th endowed scholarship, the Sue Collier Sloan Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Education in the School of Theology. The Guild continues to have an impact on our community through your generosity and willingness to give of your time. Thank you.
It is a privilege to serve as your president. I know that the Lord is able to do amazing things beyond what we can imagine through our hard work and commitment. In addition, being a part of a fellowship of such wonderful women who love the Lord as you do is an added bonus.
Blessings to you and your families,
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
-- Zechariah 4:5
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works within us…
-- Ephesians 3:20
Legacy of Anne Roper's Presidency:
Anne Roper’s year as President was marked by exciting changes happening at HBU (’11-’12). HBU accepted the invitation to join Southland Conference and bring football to the university. The Guild continued in its support of The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies by adding $25,000 to its endowment and also completed the funding of the Sue Collier Sloan Endowed Scholarship. The Silver Tea honored Linda Higginbotham and Allene Lucas and raised more than $81,000.00 in scholarship money. Five endowed and nine one-year scholarships were awarded to graduate students in the Schools of Education and Theology. Extensive work was begun on The Guild’s website making it not only a resource for current events, but also for documenting the history of The Guild.