Academy for Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee
September 22, 2010
MOD 2 – Room 101
Present: Cheryl LeJune, Peggy Presnell, Anne Criddle, Gene Chism, Joan Camenson, Leta Towle,
Sarah Walter, Sharon Samson, Donna McCarty, Genevieve Chism, David Timmermeyer, Judy
Vela, Marsha Dugger, Sandra Walker, Suzanne Altenburg, Carolyn Severson
11:15 AM Call To Order
Cheryl LeJune called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guests.
Hopefully Curriculum Committee members are busy searching out volunteer teachers for the
Spring Semester. A Spring Calendar was email to members showing the holiday schedule and
other dates that will not be available for classes. I’ve heard from a few people about possible
speakers….but at this time the calendar is basically open. Please nail down dates and times and
send me the descriptions for the classes you arrange. If you are working on a multi-part
program, these need to be finalized and scheduled ASAP so that other classes can be scheduled
around these extended classes. I need everyone’s help on this, especially since I am a bit
distracted right now.
Feedback from several people leads me to believe that classes for this Fall’s Semester are going
well and are being well attended under our new Open Attendance policy. It really made
registration easier and we are still having good attendance. The college will take the sign-in
sheet from each class and develop the class roster that will actually match the group that came
Thanks for everyone’s help and good wishes…..and thanks to those who are taking on extra
“facilitating duties” to cover my classes. Now get out there and sign up classes for the Spring
Submitted by Sarah Walter - Curriculum Committee
As facilitators, we were asked to hand the class sign-in sheet to MOD 101 as soon as the class is
over. Some names may be difficult to read, so a typed roster should be made available. We do
not yet have feedback from the college if our open registration this time works for them.
Events and Trips
On September 29 we will see the sights of Quirky Houston (Orange Show, Flower Man House,
Beer Can House, and Art Car Museum). Cost for the trip will be $7 and includes all entry fees
and driver’s tip. Lunch will be additional at Niko Niko’s.
Here are our bus dates for the fourth quarter and our tentative plans:
Saturday, Oct 16 – 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport, cost $11
Monday, Nov 22 – Tour of Eagle Point Rum Distillery, lunch at Top Water Grill, Kemah,
Cost $4 plus lunch and shopping
Saturday, Dec 11 – Lost Pines Christmas in Bastrop, cost TBA
Sign up for September, October, November and December trips began during fall registration
and all trips have a wait list.
Submitted by: Sharon Samson
September 21, 2010
Committee members: David Timmermeyer, Sharon Samson, Ann Candela, Ginny Harwell,
Peggy Presnell, Ann Candela, Connie Nelson, Carol Edwards, Joan Camenson, Susan Chapman,
Judy Vela, Cynthia Hobart, Donna McCarty
As busses become less available, we may need to have more “meet you there” activities.
Liaison with Heritage at Towne Lake
Many residents of Heritage at Towne Lake turned out for the recent ALL Open House and Fall
Registration. Every week ALL the NEWS, Meet You There, L.I.F.E. and LSC-CyFair events are
posted on our community bulletin board in The Heritage Lodge. ALL brochures are displayed
for the taking in the Lodge and are included in welcome packages given to new residents.
Submitted by Susan Chapman
As of the 21st of September we have a total of 406 paid members. We have registered 130
new members. The committee has sent the following 'welcome letter' to each new member
along with an attachment explaining the process of getting a student id card.
Attendance has been very good in classes this semester. The new procedure of a 'sign in sheet'
has really been successful. Continue to encourage people to attend and enjoy the classes so
they will feel a part of our ALL group.
Welcome letter: We "Welcome" you to the A.L.L. ( Academy for Lifelong Learning ) group at
Lone Star College CyFair. Your name has been added to our email list and each week you
should receive information as to what is going on at CyFair and with the A.L.L. group. This
information will arrive as “ALL – The News”..
An attachment to this email will give you information as to how you may obtain your college ID
card. This ID card is free and offers you several advantages at the college and in the
community. One example is that when we have a play or other performance at the college,
students are charged only $5.00 as opposed to the normal entrance fee of $12.00 to $15.00.
Should you have any questions then please feel free to contact us.
Please allow us to ask what are your hobbies or other interest? We use this information to help
form groups that might wish to share with others.
Please take a few minutes to read the attachment that has been included with this email.
It is important to us that you enjoy your fellowship with the A.L.L. group and we look forward to
hearing from you.
Interested in serving as a volunteer? Drop us a short note and we will pass it along to the
The monthly Advisory Committee meeting minutes will now be added to the ALL blog.
Outreach – No report
Publicity – No Report
Meet You There Report
On August 24, twenty-four people went on the tour of Cypress Top Historical Park and nineteen
people went to lunch at Cypress Station Grill.
Future dates for 2010:
11:00AM – Tour of Wunderlich Farm (some uneven walking surfaces involved)
12:30PM – Lunch at Strack Farm Restaurant
10:00AM – Railroad Class
11:30AM – Lunch at China Inn
1:00PM – Tour of Gulf Coast Railroad Museum
9:30AM - Tour of A J Foyt Showroom
11:30AM – Spring Creek BBQ
December 7 – ALL is reserved for 20 people and lunch must be prepaid by 16 Nov
9:30AM - Tour of Brookwood Community
11:45AM – Lunch at Café at Brookwood
Submitted by Donna McCarty
1. Cy Fest, Saturday, October 9, (10AM-2PM) All is looking for 4 people to man two hour shifts
at the ALL information table.
2. We are still looking for an Events Committee Chair.
3. Need an extra committee planning meeting to focus on long range planning rather than
immediate needs: use of budget, focus days, parties, events, etc. Date set for October 4 at
9AM in MOD 2, room 101. This meeting should last at least a couple of hours.
4. Peggy Presnell will check with Walgreens on arranging for free (if you have Medicare,
otherwise need to pay) flu shots to be offered to ALL members on campus.
Joan Camenson wondered how the bus lists filled up so quickly on Fall registration day. We
may need to rethink how we do it in the future. Also, the fee and sticker table was placed too
close to the conference room entrance.
Cheryl LeJune attended the Faculty open house in MOD 1 last Thursday and was able to talk
with staff and get some volunteers for future ALL teaching spots.
ALL class printed class schedules for every Lone Star campus will go to a common cover page
starting with the Spring schedule. We plan to still not include registration numbers, and prefer
the non-slick surface. These will not be mailed out but will be available on campus.
Cheryl LeJune attended a web training class on campus and was certified. She will now be
allowed to speed up ALL information, changes and updates on our web page.
12:15 PM Adjourned
This meeting was adjourned at 12:15 PM. The next Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled
for Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:15 AM in MOD 2 – Room 101.
Anne Criddle, Secretary