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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 Sierras Executive Director, Ken Kramer, about the best way to allow members to make monetary donations to Coastal Bend Sierra. Teresas monthly treasurers report showed donations of $140 to bring the checking account balance, before expenses, to approximately $1,400. Three CDs 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 cokeresidue 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 falls 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 Bends 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 Teresas 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 Teresas 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 years 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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