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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB MEETING MINUTES February 2012

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club (CBSC) met at the main library on Comanche Street from noon to 1 pm on Tuesday, February 21. After  opening the meeting Chairperson Pat Suter noted that Venice Scheurich  and Mina Williams were continuing to focus on the issue of uranium mining, and were currently attend a related trial in Kingsville and Teresa Carrillo was delivering food to calves.

Pat Suter asked Lois Huff to take the minutes and send to Venice Scheurich for her review and then posting on the CB Sierra Club  website. Lois Huff reported for Treasurer Teresa Carrillo that the checking account balance is $1,326.73 and the three CD's are:   $3,344.42 (at a rate of 2.25%); $1,092.82 (at a rate of 1.5%);  $3,547.86 (at a rate of 2%). Pat Suter has a bill for $47 that will be submitted covering to cost of flowers sent to the funeral for Ken Kramer's mother.

Lois Huff reported that the January membership was 446, which included  477 total members. She noted that many of our new members, as well as  our current members, only provided regular mail addresses, so emails are only moderately effective. Pat Suter said that she includes on every mailed notice that members are invited to send her their email  addresses. Lois also went over the leadership list; she will correct  the list on-line to include Hal Suter as Chaper Delegate.

Committee reports:

Lone Star Chapter. Hal Suter reported that he has been participating in policy discussions focused on fracking; the Lone Star  will endorse five national board candidates; Cyrus Reed will represent the Lone Star Chapter as a member of ERCOT, and he will be coming to  Corpus Christi to work on green energy and sustainability on March 24 and 25 meeting with city staff regarding building codes and related  topics. He and Hal Suter will be attending the Blue Green Conference  in Atlanta. Lastly, Ken Kramer is retiring and his retirement party will be a chapter fundraiser.

Uranium. Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich were attending a  related trial in Kingsville.  Water. Teresa Carrillo's wrote that the SB3 Stakeholder Task  Force meets tomorrow in Jourdanton, and that she and Pat Suter are attending.  Industry. Jack Pope reported that the Port is discussion selling  property to Las Brisas; they are working with the Corps about the  Ingleside property wetland mediation. Joyce Jarmon and Edith Cosgrove  attended the industry meetings; Joyce said that the benzene emissions  have leveled off, and that the group will be changing from advocacy on  benzene to monitoring. This is exciting, and will allow the group to   now focus on advocacy and monitoring of sulfur
dioxide emissions
, and  as a result, this might increase involvement of both the Port and the Coast Guard in their meetings. Comments were made on proven savings  that industries have made when forced to implement environmental improvements. Local industries recognize that these advocacy groups help provide them, the industry, some authority, and our local groups are well recognized.

Sustainability. Pat Suter introduced Carolyn Moon, a member of  the Bay Area Sustainability Group Initiative. Carolyn Moon spoke about efforts to get the growth of the city into a better package, and detailed some changes that the group has brought about, including bringing builders, city staff, local citizens and others together to address local sustainability issues.

Social. The group suggested that Teresa Carrillo see if either Thursday May 3 or Thursday May 10 will work with Jean Adams.

Transition. Pat Suter noted that our local club officer elections  will take place in December. Lois Huff will continue to work with Hal  Suter and Teresa Carrillo on this committee.

Submitted by Lois Huff



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      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   Chair
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
    Recycling
Shelley Fox
Lois Huff
Teresa Carillo
  Activities
Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams
241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining
Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Quality
    Membership
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter
Teresa Carrillo
852-7938 Lone Star Chapter Chair & Represent.
Joyce Jarmon   Refinery Emissions &
Community Advisory Council/Long Term Health Care
Edie Cosgrove   Refinery Emissions
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster

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csmcgrath@earthlink.net
             

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