The TBLC Treasurer Al Gerhardt introduced guest speaker Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, President of Lone Star College Tomball to the 4th Friday meeting at Pecos Grilling Company. Dr. Nutt described the breadth of Lone Star College's impact on the Houston Region and specifically some of the programs and projects unique to the Tomball campus. Pictured left to right are Lion Jim Nutt, Speaker Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, and Lion Karen Halbach. Photo provided by Lion Al Gerhardt.


Lone Star College Tomball is participating in a ground breaking study this fall on the impact of emphasizing good GRIT in the classroom and its effect on student retention and completion. Another program offers qualified high school students help in transitioning into the post-school work force. Lone Star College Tomball has dual credit programs for area junior and senior high school students whereby they can earn high school and college credits simultaneously and potentially reduce their college attendance time and costs. To support the oil and gas industry Lone Star College Tomball will be constructing a rig on property near the campus and offering courses in oil and gas drilling technology and training.

All of the TBLC members thanked them for coming and talking to the club.

President Jerome Teichmiller presented the Melvin Jones Award (The highest honor that the Lions club can bestow on a fellow lion) to Treasurer Al Gerhardt.

The Tomball Lions Club meets at noon at the Pecos Grilling Company restaurant on Highway 249 on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. The club promotes pairing glasses with those who need help with their vision and sponsoring the participation of young physically-challenged campers for a week at the Lions' camp in Kerrville. Call 713-410-6542 or access or P.O. Box 34 Tomball, Texas 77375 for further information about membership in the Tomball Lions Club.