The TBLC President Jerome Teichmiller welcomed guest speaker Brian Bayani - NWEMS to the 2nd Friday meeting at Pecos Grill. Pictured left-right President Jerome Teichmiller, NWEMS Chief Brian Bayani, and Member Larry Grotts. Photo courtesy of Al Gerhardt.
Brian presentation gave a history of the NW EMS from its inception in 1980 to today. The northwest area includes the cities of Tomball, Magnolia, and Waller. In 1982 they hired their first employee for $50/week. Today they have a staff of 42 paid employees.  They answer 5000 9-1-1 calls a year covering a 32 square mile service area. The average response time is 5 minutes. They have an 3 million dollar annual budget.  They provide an annual memorial Scholarship of $1000.
The Tomball Lions Club meets at noon at the restaurant on Highway 249 twice monthly. 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 for further information about membership in the Lions Club.