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September 18, 2001 MINUTES   by Frank Hankins, Secretary

T
welve members attended the meeting. Pat Suter, Chair, presided. Most of the
meeting was taken up with preparations for the Regional Water Conference at
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on October 13. It begins at 8 a.m.
Registgration and ends around four o-clock. See full schedule on linked page.
The conference is sponsored by the Sierra Lone Star Chapter in partnership with
Environmental Defense, National Wildlife Federation, Texas Center for Policy
Studies, Texas Committee on Resources, and others.

Pat reported that a sizeable contribution had been made to Coastal Bend
Sierra Club by Donald Pedico, step-son of the deceased Ed Notzon, who had
been active int he Land Mass and other area issues.
Members approved allocating $600 to pay for technical assistance from Galaxy
Vision for six months of forthcoming Sierra Club half-hour shows on the
Public Access channel at 8:30 Wednesday nights.

                    Important Upcoming Events
     Sierra Celebration 2001 - Lone Star Chapter Annual Celebration
                                                                             October, 2001 at  Mo Ranch
       Coastal Bend Bays Foundation  -   September Meeting and Fall Calendar
        Water Conference in Corpus Christi - Water and the Environment October 13
       Forest Protection Worshop in Arkansas

                    Important Articles and News
       
KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
         The Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
                
 Should This City Be the Waste Dump
              for Chemical Weapons Residue??
 
                Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times

         GLOBAL WARMING - WHAT MUST BE DONE by Pat Suter - see Feb. 2001 News
        
 Environmentalists are Worried  -by Pat Suter
      CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI DOUBLE STANDARD READY TO UNFOLD by Pat Suter - see November News
        
 WATCH THE COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB ON CABLE CHANNEL 10 on
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 8:30PM.  Galaxie Video does an excellent job of
producing the show. 

EMAIL SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO EXPRESS YOUR UNFAVORABLE OPINION
ON HER BILL TO DO BEACH RESTORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT BY DREDGING PACKERY CHANNEL

                     COASTAL BEND GROUP

  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

         * Pat Suter                   852-7938              Chairman
            PHSUTER@aol.com

         * Randy Berryhill        883-0586        Vice Chairman

         * Judy Tor                  241-2605                Treasurer

         * Frank Hankins          991-4637               Secretary

  •   COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN

    * Henry Berryhill     883-0586            Conservation

    * Elaine Giessel       578-5291            Conservation (mid coast)
     
    * Randy Berryhill    883-0586             Membership

    * Ken Jobe             993-3737             Recycling

    * Edith Cosgrove   241-2960             Air Quality

    * Frank Hankins     991-4637             Coastal

    * Cheryl McGrath                                 Web Master
     
    csmcgrath@earthlink.net

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Addresses:

ELECTED OFFICIALS ADDRESSES

        Senator Carlos Truan               Commissioner David Dewhurst
        P.O. Box 12068                         GLO
        Austin, TX 78711                       Austin, Texas 78701

         Commissioner (Chairman)       President George Bush
          TNRCC                                     The White House
          P.O. Box 13087                       Washington, DC
          Austin, TX 78711                     president@white-house.gov
                                             
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