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  1. 1. Minutes Academy for Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee March 21, 2012 11:15 AM HSC, Room 113Present: Cheryl LeJune, Sarah Walter, Anne Criddle, Donn Peterson, Susan Chapman, MaureenCummings11:25 AM Call to OrderCheryl LeJune called the meeting to order and welcomed members. There were no correctionsto the February minutes. Due to a conflict with another ALL class, the meeting was moved toHSC, Room 113.Committee Reports:CurriculumSpring Semester is going very well, classes have had great attendance.The committee is in the process of scheduling classes for the Fall 2012 Semester that runs mid-September to mid-December. The most recent draft of the calendar (3/20/12) has been sent tocommittee members, destroy all earlier versions. Please continue sign up speakers. Let meknow as soon as you have a commitment so I can put it on the calendar. Remember, I need theSpeaker Info Sheets completed for each class that you set up. The next Curriculum Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:00. This follows the morningclass on Social Security Online so plan on coming to class, grabbing lunch in the cafeteria andthen attending the Curriculum Meeting at 1:00. We will keep the meeting to 1 hour so you willbe out of there by 2:00.Thanks and keep up the good work.Submitted by: Sarah WalterThe deadline to submit Fall schedule classes and forms to Sarah is May 1st. An issue: Ask ifinstructors plan to use a Mac book for their presentation. The college is Windows based andthey would need to put their presentation into that format. Also, we can only use a bigger room(in CASA) if the class is opened to the campus and approval has gone through the Dean first.Bus TripsThe March 20 bus trip was a narrative tour of the northern portion of Precinct 3. Due to heavyrain the morning of the trip approximately half of the riders cancelled. However, Harris Countydid not cancel so those that braved the weather had a great time. The heavy rains passedthrough the area very quickly and had very little effect on the outing. Places visited includedKleb Woods Nature Preserve, Zube Park, Soap Box Derby Park, Cypress Top Historic Park,
  2. 2. Thomas Glazier Senior Education Center, Archer Dog Park and Bear Creek Pioneers Park with itswildlife preserve and War Memorial.Bus trips are planned for the following dates: April 16 (Monday): Gundermann Farms and Rosenberg Railroad Museum May 31st (Thursday): Aquarena Springs and Wimberley Glassworks in San Marcos June 26 (Tuesday): Moody GardensOn April 3rd we will call for our bus dates for July, August and September. A bus trip committeemeeting is planned for Wednesday, March 28 at 11:15 am.Submitted by: Sharon SamsonCommittee members: Connie Nelson, Carol Edwards, Joan Camenson, Joan Everson, CynthiaHobart, Donna McCarty, Liz Gannon , Marsha Dugger, Louise Rugaard, Ann Liner, CarolynSeversonThe Soap Box Derby Park has a Senior Day April 13th. Perhaps we could set up a “Meet YouThere” for that day.EventsPeggy sent a few ideas for Focus Day. We are working on the list of who to invite. No otherreport.Submitted by: Kathye AllenHeritage Liaison – No ReportCommunication and MembershipGene reports that our membership now stands at 635. At the current time I show 527 paidcontacts, 138 non-paid contacts and 10 guests for a total of 675 contacts.At this time I am reviewing a number of registration forms for our members. I have foundseveral registration forms for members who I did not have on my list, several non-painmembers who are now paid and several members who have moved and/or changed phonenumbers. I will transfer these forms to Gene as soon as I have completed this process.Our emails continue to provide support for other campus programs.Submitted by: Donn PetersonOutreach – Outreach is looking into ideas for a student scholarship sponsored by ALL. We needa donation push, a look at company matches, etc. We would prefer that it go to older, non-classic students.
  3. 3. Publicity – No ReportMeet You ThereFebruary 29, 2012, we had 64 people enjoy lunch at CYFAIR High School. The Culinary studentsdid an excellent job of serving us.March 4, 2012, twenty-two watch the theater performance of Biloxi Blues. Five people haddinner at the China Inn.March 15, 2012, seven people went to Antiques on the 8 and had lunch at Snapper Jack.Future dates for 2012:March 31 @ 3:00 PM - Dreams of Red MansionsApril – TBA – Could possibly be used as Senior Day at the Soap Box Derby, Friday, April 13thMay 6 @ 3:00 PM - LSC CYFAIR Theater Production – The Phantom of the OperaMay l 2– Tour of Purple Elephant and lunch at the Bake ShoppeJune – Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and lunch at Hasta Las PastaMaureen Cummings sends out a thank you from the group after each outing.EVENTS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGESubmitted by: Donna McCartyAdditional ItemsSummer Registration – classes start the week of June 4th. There will be no formal open house,but we will have a table set up in CASA the week of May 21st from 10AM to 2PM. Members canregister for bus trips. We encourage non-members to try out classes for free. But they won’tget an ID card until they sign up and pay in the fall.New officers – The current Advisory Committee members have been in their positions for aboutthree years now. Do we want to change or re-elect members? Can we invite others to becomemore involved? Don will put a statement in the email about needing new volunteers for theadvisory board and committee chairs.12:40 PM AdjournedThis meeting was adjourned at 12:40 PM. The next Advisory Committee meeting is scheduledfor Wednesday, April 18, 2012, room to be announced.Respectfully submitted,Anne Criddle, Secretary