WelcomeBaylor Round Table is an organization consisting of faculty women and female staff with executive benefits and the wives of faculty and wives of staff with executive benefits. The purpose is to promote the social and cultural life of Baylor University. Monthly meetings are held September-May and smaller interest groups also meet throughout the year. Each year the Baylor Round Table donates a scholarship to a deserving Baylor student.
Our theme for 2012-2013 will be Soaring to New Heights: Connecting Through Communication, Education, and Service.
We hope you will join women of all ages, representing every corner of campus, as we seek to continue the rich legacy and heritage that is Baylor Round Table. We warmly encourage you to join us for the coming year, building bridges of friendship, participating in a wide variety of interest groups and sharing in various projects and activities. Come as often as you wish, and bring guests.
A Message from Round Table President Paulette Edwards
This week as I have read about the people directly impacted by the bombings during the Boston Marathon and have heard about the ongoing endeavors to assist those who are injured or who have lost homes and/or loved ones in the West plant explosion, I continue to be deeply inspired and emotionally moved by all of the people who have banded together to tend, comfort, aid, and befriend those who need support and encouragement. These amazing people world-wide have stepped forward in sister- and brotherhood to reach out and make a difference, rather than moving away from the conflict and chaos. I am proud of our community, I am proud of our state, and I am proud of our nation as we stand together selflessly in order to be of assistance to others in need ... for with faith, hope, and courage we continue to stand strong; and I ask that you continue to pray for all families in Boston and in West who need our support now more than ever, both in word and deed.
Last June, I stated that Baylor Round Table is also a sisterhood, standing strong because we stand together; and I encouraged each and every member to get involved and to continue to connect to the Baylor and Waco communities and to the world at large through enhanced communication, education, and service. A year later, as I reflect on all that each of you do and on all that has been accomplished, I am so proud of our sisterhood. Through your love of Round Table, you, too, make a difference in the lives of others every day, whether it be through raising money for student scholarships, putting together informational lectures and activities to enrich our minds and stimulate our thinking, planning strategically for ways to develop and strengthen friendships within our communities, or rushing to someone's aid in times of distress or in times of celebration. This year has provided opportunities for you to explore and learn about yourselves and the world around you via shared interests that have reminded us of our past, challenged us in the present, and introduced us to our future.
In setting the theme of "Soaring to New Heights," I gave a charge to each and every one of you to set the bar higher in strengthening our community of connections and enhancing our presentation to future members. I am so proud to say that it is because each and every one of you got involved and challenged each other to "soar ever higher" that we reached every goal set this year--your endeavors soared beyond measure! Because of hard-working, dedicated officers, committees, and members in general, we have been able to increase our membership; update our ByLaws; establish a written agreement for the ongoing distribution of the Round Table scholarship (signed by Judge Starr on April 10); and transform the Website into an enhanced informational and educational tool, to include historical information on special events and scholarship, an exciting Home Page presenting current activities and opportunities, along with a new calendar for getting more involved in Baylor and Waco area events. We have discovered more about our campus with a tour of the Historic Village; we have embraced the cultures of our international students and been inspired by the voices of the Chamber Singers; and we have been challenged to be all we can be through an exploration of the Texas Rangers baseball organization, SpaceX, and the careers of "strong Texas women". Through special interest groups, we have learned together, crafted together, dined together, and laughed together. We have welcomed our Newcomers to the campus and to Round Table; we have celebrated births and special accomplishments; and we have mourned the loss of members and dear friends. We have planned together; we have researched together; and we have dreamed of a bright future ahead as our sisterhood moves ever forward. On April 24, we will celebrate our heritage once again during San Jacinto Day; and on May 7, we'll be inspired by fashion designs created by the very students who are our future.
You are all unique, yet you are such a beautiful community of enriched connections! There are not enough words to thank all of you for your support, your dedication and hard work, your encouragement, and most of all, your friendship this year. Thank you for BEING Baylor Round Table and for making such a marked difference in the lives of others each and every day; thank you for SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS! Connecting to Baylor Round Table truly is connecting for a lifetime, and I couldn't be more proud!
News and Events
- 2012-2013: AN EXCITING YEAR FOR BAYLOR ROUND TABLE!!!
When people say that the women of Baylor Round Table are a very special "sisterhood," they are right! I have been a member of this sisterhood for over 10 years, making friendships that I know will endure for a lifetime! (read more from the president of Round Table here)
San Jacinto Day Celebration on April 24
Invitations have gone out for Baylor Round Table's San Jacinto Day Celebration! & Guacamole and Salsa Contest. On April 24, 2013 at 5:00 members and their spouse or guest, dressed in western wear, will gather to enjoy Texas music and history along with a Fajita Buffet at the Allbritton House, 336 Guittard.
An important part of this event will be the Guacamole and Salsa Contest where members can enter their own creations for a fee of $10 to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. Other attendees will donate cash votes for the best entries. Places are limited for this event so get your reservations in soon!
Tickets are $20 per person. Reservations must be in by April 17, 2013.
Scholarship Luncheon & Style Show
Baylor Round Table's Scholarship Luncheon & Style Show will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Barfield Drawing Room, Bill Daniel Student Center. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at noon. The style show will feature fashions from Collage and from Apparel Design students in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences.
Tickets are $18 per person.
Round Table Scholarship Recipient Announced
Judy Maggard, chair of the Scholarship Committee with committee members, Shelley Brooks, Kathy Hillman, Carol McCulloch and Jeanette Rudd are pleased to announce the selection of Amber Reese, a junior psychology major from Abilene, Texas to receive the Baylor Round Table Scholarship for 2013-2014.
Amber is an outstanding student in the classroom and is involved in Best Buddies, Up Til Dawn, Baylor Buddies, Phi Theta and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She has spent the spring 2013 semester studying in the Netherlands with the Baylor in Maastricht program.
Round Table Interest Groups
Interest groups are a vital part of Round Table. These groups provide opportunities for women across all parts of the Baylor family to meet on a regular basis in a common interest. These gatherings are where you get to know each other in a more intimate setting. Some of these groups meet monthly, and others meet occasionally during the year, and some are just a one-time event. (read more about this year's interest groups here)
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