Third Saturday Seminars 2017-18

To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, "Our World is in interesting times." The Cold War is over. Technology continues to advance in great leaps. Terrorism has replaced Communism as the "common enemy". Wealth and Poverty continue to grow. Productivity is mushrooming as is the impact of our species on the planet.

Not only is our world interesting in the Chinese sense, but We the People of the world, like Rip van Winkle, are waking up after a long siesta. Obviously, the new instant media technology is one of the major factors in bringing this about. Not only do they recognize the injustice of their own situation, but they see there are many in the same boat and they also see that there are other places on the planet where people live much better lives (continued below the Schedule)."

Come, join the discussion! Let's see if there is hope!

TSS Schedule and Session Information

TSS - Fall Semester

Session 1 "Health care for all - Is now the time?"

September 16, 2017

Session 2 "Our Differences"

October 21, 2017

Session 3 "Welcome home, Mr. President..."

November 18, 2017

No Session (Holiday Season)

December 2017

TSS - Spring Semester

Session 4 TBD

January 2018

Session 5 TBD

February 2018

Session 6 TBD

March 2018

Session 7 TBD

April 2018

Session 8 TBD

May 2018

Session 9 TBD

June 2018

Session Themes or Issues are developed as the year progresses.
This grid is to facilitate access to current meeting notices and previous session material. See course description below for course details.

Previous Sessions


The Seminar normally meets once a month on the Third Saturday from September to November and February to May.
Lone Star College - Montgomery
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, Texas 77384


Third Saturday Seminars - Fall 2017

6 Sessions
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, "our world is in interesting times" and individual citizens are assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about demystification of what is going on around us. Time will also be spent on current events.

Meets on Montgomery Campus 9/16, 10/21, AND 11/18 IN B-102.
14972 SA 9/16-11/18 9:30 A.M.-12 P.M. B 102

3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384


Membership in the seminar is through the LSC Montgomery Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) program (936.273.7446). The ALL program membership is $35 and allows you to participate in TSS and most of the other excellent ALL Activities at no additional cost (except for materials) for the entire year.

This is the seventeenth year of the Third Saturday Seminar (TSS). We start every session talking a lot about current world events before the main issue.

Normally the meeting is held on the Third Saturday from 09:30AM to Noon in Room B-102.
Please check the schedule as conflicts sometimes require the room and the date to be changed.
We will be pleased to send you an e-mail the week of the session which will remind you of the meeting and usually give you links to the material to be covered. To be added to this list: gcgconsult (at)

This is our original premise:

The International world used to be able to distinguish Good Guys from Bad Guys. That is a now very complex problem.

The individual citizen is assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. Religious, commercial, political. We have every reason to be concerned with social, political, health, educational, commercial, international, local etc. issues.

To this observer there are almost no easy answers. We are presented competing ideas in just about any venue. The improved flow of information has made it more difficult to ignore the shortfalls of all our institutions and that promises are rarely are fulfilled.

Most of us feel overwhelmed by our mega-governments and mega-companies. The "flow" is just carrying us along at a fast speed, and sometimes it is difficult to feel that we have much to say even about things which very closely affect our lives.

The Third Saturday Seminar is about empowerment of the individual. We hope to help the individual to discover strategies to help deal effectively in this and the future world through a combination of acquisition of knowledge and deciding what, if anything to do with it or about it.
We learn from each other as well as many other sources. The participant is the only arbiter of their own "right answers."

Come, join the discussion! Let's see if there is hope!

Curt Gibby, Spring, Texas