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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB October 2008 Meeting Minutes

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club met on Tuesday, October 7 from 11:30 am until 1:10 pm at the Central Library, 805 Comanche Street. Chairperson Pat Suter welcomed members and stated that some members were interested in having a garage sale in November. During her report, Treasurer Teresa Carrillo agreed that such a sale would be a good idea, and she stated that if we could set and meet a goal of $400, this would come close to covering newsletter expenses for the rest of the year. Members agreed to plan to have the sale on Saturday, November 15.

Pat also plans to contact Lone Star Sierra’s Executive Director, Ken Kramer, about the best way to allow members to make monetary donations to Coastal Bend Sierra. Teresa’s monthly treasurer’s report showed donations of $140 to bring the checking account balance, before expenses, to approximately $1,400. Three CD’s for a total of nearly $7300 are also invested.

Pat alerted members to upcoming meetings of interest. She will attend a meeting tonight, October 7, where she will be joined by Coastal Bend and Lone Star Sierrans at an informational meeting on a coke-fired power plant at the site of the former CP&L power plant in the industrial area. The plant would use petroleum coke—residue left over from local refineries. She plans to file comments on behalf of our group stating that we want the design to require that the carbon dioxide emissions from such a plant be sequestered since 85% of the time air pollutants would be blown over Nueces Bay. She also announced that an informational meeting on the proposed nuclear plant in Victoria County will be held in Victoria on October 9. Member Ginger Cook has agreed to represent Coastal Bend Sierra at this meeting.

Joyce Jarmon, who represents our group on the area industrial committees, announced that this fall’s first meeting will be on October 8. The LEPC members have met briefly to discuss what kind of media announcements will be run this year.

Political Chair Hal Suter reported that Coastal Bend’s Teresa Carrillo will run for a three year term on the Lone Star Sierra Executive Committee. Four such positions will be filled and six candidates are competing. Since all of Teresa’s opposition represents large urban areas, Hal said it is very important for members of our small group to watch for their ballot in the November issue of the Lone Star Sierran and remember to vote by the deadline so that Teresa’s chances will be good. Hal is a member of the ExCom, and if Teresa is reelected, our chances of keeping South Texas issues, such as uranium mining, among Lone Star priorities is increased.

Hal also reminded us that we should help our local state delegation in their efforts to be reelected. Locally, the Beach Access Coalition has been involved with business leaders on Padre Island in an effort to work out a plan to implement Proposition 8 on beach safety if it passes. Hal urged members to watch for news reports on this to help them decide whether or not to vote for this item in November.

Lois Huff, Executive Director of Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, informed the group on the annual awards banquet to be held on November 6 at the Aquarium. Nominations for selecting winners of this year’s awards can be made on line and the deadline is October 9. Linda May moved that CBSC have a table; Hal Suter seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Tickets are $50 each; let Pat Suter know if you wish to attend. See details on the CBBF website.

Submitted by Venice Scheurich

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COASTAL BEND GROUP

                       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
phsuter@stx.rr.com    
Mina Williams 882-1179 V.Chairman
Teresa Carrillo 361-672-4703 Treasurer
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Secretary
Hal Suter 852-7938 Lone Star Chapter   Represent.
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
Recycling 993-3737 Kenn Jobe
Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams
241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining
Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Quality
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Membership/Publicity/Audubon
Club Liason
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter
Teresa Carrillo
852-7938 Representataive to Lone Star Chapter
Joyce Jarmon   Refinery Emissions &
Community Advisory Council/Long Term Health Care
Edie Cosgrove   Refinery Emissions
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster

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