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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB May 2011 Meeting Minutes
The Coastal Bend Sierra Club (CBSC) met on Tuesday, May 17 from 11:30 am until 1:15 pm at the Central Library, 805 Comanche Street. After reminding members that CBSC meeting minutes are posted on the clubs website, Chairperson Pat Suter asked Treasurer Teresa Carrillo for her report. Teresa reported that the three certificates of deposit have been renewed recently at rates of 1.98% to 2.23% and will mature between mid-February and late-April 2012. She also reported that the checking account has a current balance of $1,103.29.
In announcements, Pat reminded members that the City Visitors Bureau plans to have a press conference and brief ceremony at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 19 at the Hans and Pat Suter Park to publicize some park projects and improvements which have been completed recently. She also reminded members that the "Membership Appreciation Bash" will be held the evening of May 19th at 5:30 at the home of Jeanne Adams, 215 Louisiana. Teresa Carrillo, Lois Huff, Shelley Fox, and Pat are working on final arrangements and they request that Teresa be notified by members of items they plan to bring for the silent auction. (Teresas phone number is 361-672-4703.)
Pat also stated that Flavia DeLaFuente of the Lone Star Sierra Chapter has been in touch with her about hosting two membership parties this summer. Flavia reports that funds will be available from the national group and that she just needs help from CBSC in finding an appropriate party location.
In other announcements, Lone Star Sierra Chairperson Hal Suter stated that the Lone Star Executive Committee (ExCom) will meet at Port Aransas on July 16 and that he hopes that CBSC members will participate by submitting items for the agenda and also by attending the meeting. He noted that hydraulic fracturing would probably be discussed because of intensive production activity in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale formations. Hal also reported that soon after the legislative session ends Lone Star Sierra will once again become active in meeting with groups in the Apollo Allianceespecially the CWA-- in bringing green job opportunities to Texas. In addition, Hal briefed members on the status of several bills with environmental implications currently being considered by the Legislature.
Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich reported that 93 Kemps ridley sea turtle nests have been documented on the Texas coast as of May 16, and that more than 60% of them have occurred on Padre Island National Seashore.
Joyce Jarmon reported that the Communitys Long Term Health Committee meetings are now in summer recess, but are expected to resume next September.
Edith Cosgrove stated that she would like CBSC to have at least one night time meeting when CBSC starts meeting again next fall. This would reveal if changing the planning session meeting time from noon to evening would encourage more members to participate in club activities.
Submitted by Venice Scheurich, May 17, 2011***********************************************************************************
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