Important Upcoming Events
OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING
March 16, 2004
Place: Blucher Nature Center (across from Blucher Park)
Carrizo, Corpus Christi
SIERRA CLUBFebruary 2004 Meeting Minutes
The Agenda consisted of a report by Hal
Suter on contested political races
in the March 9 Texas primary, planning for Earth Day/Bay Day on April 17,
and Ken Jobes report on the Corpus Christis recycling program..
But first, lest readers not be aware of the
crisis in the Sierra Club governance,
this reporter has been authorized to summarize its impact.
Associated Press: SAN FRANCISCO Feb. 11
Three candidates running for the
Sierra Club's governing board sued the powerful environmental group and its top
officials, claiming they are unfairly trying to influence the club's upcoming election.
The candidates filed the lawsuit Monday
against the Sierra Club President Larry
and Executive Director Carl Pope. They want the court to bar the club from using resources
to back certain candidates. (Read: They dont want Sierra members to know whats
going on FH). The plaintiffs Richard Lamm, Frank Morris and David Pimentel gathered
bout 400 signatures to get their names on next month's ballot, while eight of the other
were nominated by board members. (None of the three plaintiffs appears to ever have
a Sierra Club group at any level; Governor Lamm of Colorado joined up just before running
for the Board of Directors. FH).
The lawsuit claims the Sierra Club is violating California state law and it's own rules by
nominated candidates over petition candidates. However, President Fahn said the lawsuit
from the club's mission. "Their basic motive is to muzzle the leadership from
about what's happening in this election," he said, (For more details, go to
Hal is on a state Sierra political group
where members in various parts of the state make
recommendations on local, state, and national races. With lthe approval of members
Hal is recommending to the state group: John Kerry for President, Lloyd Doggett for
Congressional District 25 and Abel Herrero for State Representative, District 34.
Pat Suter took us through preparations for
Earth Day/Bay Day April 17 at the U.S. Naval Air Station.
If NAS has to be secured that day, the event would be held at the Navy Soccer Field.
needed; please contact Teresa Carrillo at baysfoundation.org.
Sierra will have a booth with lots of
handouts, etc. ATTENTION: You must have a picture ID such as a drivers license
to get in.
Ken Jobe, a member of the Mayors
Advisory Council on Recycling and Waste Reduction,
high-lighted four of seven Advisory Council recommendations sent to the Corpus Christi
Council: (1) Buy Recycled, with City departments leading the way;. (2) Once-a-week garbage
and recycling, using automated capabilities. (3) Drop-off Centers for bulky brush and
(4) Recycling Surveys to determine what would increase participation in recycling.
Frank Hankins, Secretary
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