Academy for Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee
September 18, 2013
HSC, Room 106
Present: Cheryl LeJune, Sarah Walter, Donn Peterson, Anne Criddle, Susan Chapman, Jennifer
Snider-Batula, Maureen Cummings, Gene Chism, Connie Nelson, Genevieve Chism, Lou Master,
Noemi Silva, Pat Chandler on speaker phone
11:15 AM Call to Order
Cheryl LeJune called the meeting to order and welcomed members. There were no corrections
or additions to the August minutes.
I am happy to report that Lou Master and Jennifer Snider-Batula have volunteered to take over
some important functions of the Curriculum Committee. Jennifer will be the "go to" person on
scheduling classes on the calendar. People will contact her to obtain class dates and times and
will forward the Speaker Info Sheets to her attention. Then Lou will compile the information
on the Speaker Forms into the proper text format for printing the Spring 2014 Class Schedule.
He will also manage the class listing spreadsheet that the college uses to build the classes in the
college system. Please welcome both of them and get info to them as quickly as possible.
The Fall Semester is off to a good start. The first class on Monday was very full. We have lots of
new members and our returning members still enjoy classes offered in the ALL program. This is
an excellent program that the college provides for the community.
Curriculum Committee Chairman
Tuesday, September 10 we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The cost was $12
for admission to the permanent exhibits as well as the Faberge exhibit. Lunch is on your own.
Many went to Bodegas Taco Shop and had a delightful lunch. Many changes have occurred at
HMNS and the Egyptian Hall and Paleontology Halls were amazing.
On Saturday, September 14 we had registration for the fourth quarter bus dates:
Saturday, October 19: Harvest Festival at Heritage Village in Woodville
Saturday, November 2: Wimberley Market Days
Saturday, December 21: Christmas show at the Liberty Opry
All of the trips filled and there is a wait list.
The committee is now planning our first quarter trips for 2014. We call for the bus dates on
Committee members: Joan Camenson, Marsha Dugger, Ann Liner, Kathy Morley, Louise
Rugaard, Sharon Samson, Evelyn Carrington, Deanne Rosenberg, Judy Holmes
Over 300 people came to the Fall Open House on Saturday, September 14, with 290 registration
forms being turned in. Twenty to thirty volunteers showed up to help. Dr. Levy, Dr. Ivan
Harrell, and Sharon Jones, director of C.E. over Tomball and Cy-Fair campus were in
Communication and Membership
Our membership remains at the 737 level at the end of the 2012-2013 school calendar. This
figure will change as the new/renewal membership forms are processed.
The registration and open house went well. Saw lots of people.
I am two suggestions: When we get rich can we have two staplers at the new member
There is still a problem with the registrations tables being right in front of the doors where
people collect prior to going into the "big" room. Lots of noise and crosstalk makes for
confusion. (We will need to re-think the logistics of the room layout for traffic flow for next
Respectfully submitted, Donn Peterson
This month we placed Course Schedules in the following places;
Amesbury Park Ladies Bunco Club
Bear Creek United Methodist Church
Pine Forest Country Club
Deerfield Village Rec. center
I was very sad to learn that Judy Dankers has resigned from the Outreach Committee.
She has been so devoted to this committee, she will be greatly missed.
Maureen Cummings expressed interest in helping Connie on this committee.
Publicity: Nothing to report.
Meet You There
A Meet You There table was in place for Saturday's fall registration, and fifty people showed an
interest by signing up to receive emails about future events. I am currently working on the
email database. When our first event is announced in the next couple of weeks, I will send out
emails as well as notify Donn Peterson through the blog.
1. Committee reorganization – We are in a transitional period. Considering succession for
several Advisory Committee members, Cheryl proposed some changes and possible future
realignments for the Committee as we start the new academic year. The positions for Publicity
and Heritage Liaison were removed today from the Advisory Committee by agreement of the
present Committee members. Additional discussion is expected for further organizational
2. Volunteer recruiting – We need to actively recruit volunteers to replace current committee
chairs and assist on committees. Positions with openings available are ALL Advisory Board
chairman, Curriculum, Communications/Membership, Events, and Secretary. Please forward
any recommendations to Sarah Walter or Cheryl LeJune. We may have a volunteer recruiting
meeting in October. We also could have an announcement made at the start of each class
about the need for volunteers to step up.
3. There will not be a combined catalog for the Spring 2014 classes.
4. A Global Membership is being offered to allow the participant to attend any ALL class on any
Lone Star College campus. The fee is $55.
5. Sarah Walter and Cheryl LeJune will get together with Noemi to discuss our upcoming
budget for ALL events and supplies.
6. In conjunction with the 10th
anniversary of the CyFair campus, Dr. Levy would like to hold an
ALL event. We would like to ask that it be in the spring of 2014.
7. The Lone Star College Cypress Center is now opened. Noemi will drop off some ALL class
8. ALL members are the only student group on campus to still get free tickets to the Center for
the Arts events. This will be in effect for one more year. You will need a current student ID and
be on the paid members list. Five dollar tickets will be available to others age 60 and over.
9. There was a discussion on being able to open our room for classes and then locking it back
up again. The Curriculum committee will work on who has keys and on what days.
10. We offer a special thanks to Kathye Allen and Judy Dankers for their time and efforts
serving on ALL committees. Both are taking a much deserved break at this time.
12:15 PM Adjourned
This meeting was adjourned at 12:15PM. The next Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled
for Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11:15 AM, HSC, Room 106.
Anne Criddle, Secretary