Posted by Al Gerhardt on Mar 11, 2018
Lion President Bubba Hardee introduced guest speaker Cathy Pool, MSN, RN – Director of Health Services for the Tomball Independent School District. Lions & guest pictured from left-right are: Lion Jerome Teichmiller, Speaker Cathy Pool and Lion John Phillips.  Photo provided by Lion Al Gerhardt.
Cathy Pool is the main contact between Tomball ISD and our Lions Club (Lion Jerome Teichmiller) when financial assistance for student eye exams and eye wear is needed.  Tomball ISD now has 19 distinct campuses and has grown from ~12,000 students to ~16,000 students in the past 5 years.  Her campus nurses perform eye screening beginning in kindergarten and then for 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th graders.  To date, our Club has received about 18 referrals for our help in getting student eye exams.  Mrs. Pool is certified by the State of Texas to perform the training necessary to obtain State Certification for Vision Screening.  State Certification training takes 4-6 hours and is good for 5 years.  She indicated that she would perform State Certification training for members of our Club at a mutually convenient time in the coming months.