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                        COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB GROUP  Meeting Minutes  September 2014

 

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club Group (CBSCG) met on Tuesday, September 2 in the Retama Room of the Corpus Christi Public Library at 805 Comanche Street from 12 noon until 1:30 pm.

 

After opening the meeting, Chairperson Lois Huff introduced Dr. Patricia Reinhardt Mondragon,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        who spoke about efforts of EnviroEd’s approach to environmental stewardship.  She highlighted several of that group’s ongoing approaches toward creating a cleaner and safer city.  Volunteers are needed and more information is available by calling 361-949-1300 or by logging on to:  http://enviroed.info.

 

The first item of new business was discussion of how and when to publicize the petition, authored by member Carolyn Moon, on the Padre Island land stewardship issue. (Go to: www.texas.sierraclub.org/coastalbend; see “Keep Padre Island Wild and Free Petition.”)  It was decided that Lois Huff would be in touch with the appropriate staff at Lone Star Sierra and request that the petition be circulated to leaders on the Lone Star List Serve e-mail list.

 

Hal Suter, who serves on the Lone Star Sierra Executive Committee, reported that he has analyzed responses from District 27 candidate for the U.S. House, Wesley Reed, and Hal recommended that our group endorse Reed for the District 27 position.  Carolyn Moon moved that Hal notify National Sierra on behalf of CBSCG to endorse Reed; the motion was seconded by Pat Suter, and it passed.  During the Lone Star Chapter update, Hal described ongoing work by Lone Star Sierra as endorsements for state offices are now being determined.

 

In another item of new business, Lois announced that she is appointing Jack Pope and Teresa Carrillo to serve on the nominating committee.  Lois also appointed Hal Suter, Mina Williams, Carolyn Moon, Pat Suter, and John Adams to serve with her on a Planning Committee.  In addition, Lois announced that she will soon solicit from all members their suggestions for high priority environmental issues that should be addressed by local elected officials.

 

Next on the agenda, members who regularly monitor discussions and actions taken by committees on matters of area and local concern made their reports.  Venice Scheurich stated that the CBSCG website has recently been updated with current information about uranium mining in South Texas, and also with information on this season’s Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nesting.  She also reported that she and Mina Williams recently attended a meeting with land owners in DeWitt and Karnes Counties who met with representatives of European investors in Panna Maria, Texas.  The investors are interested in learning directly from residents in the Eagle Ford Shale area about their experiences with environmental or health impacts on their families from the oil/gas play.  These visitors have also met with several U.S. oil/gas company executives and with officials at TCEQ and TRRC.

 

Jack Pope, who monitors topics discussed on the Industry/Long Term Health committees, reported that meetings of those groups are expected to resume later this month.  Carolyn Moon follows matters of sustainability within city jurisdiction and she reported on recent discussions and city council action on the issue of wind farms south of the city.  This was followed by further general discussion of the “pros and cons” of wind and other sustainable energy matters.

 

Submitted by Venice Scheurich on September 2, 2014       

 

 

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 COASTAL BEND GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lois Huff
huffs@the-i.net

774-1500

Chairperson

Pat Suter
phsuter@stx.rr.com

852-7938

Chairperson Emeritus

Mina Williams
mina141@sbcglobal.net

882-1179

V.Chairperson

Teresa Carrillo
teresaacarrillo@aol.com

361-855-9012

Treasurer

Venice Scheurich 
jave241@sbcglobal.net

241-4289

Secretary

Hal Suter
rabblerouser@stx.rr.com

852-7938

Lone Star Chapter Chair

 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

 

Venice Scheurich 
jave241@sbcglobal.net

 241-4289

Conservation Chair

Shelley Fox
Lois Huff
Teresa Carrillo

 

Activities

Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams

241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining &
Ridley Turtles

Carolyn Moon

289-9090

Sustainability


 

Hal Suter and Mina Williams

852-7938

Political

 

 

Hal Suter
Teresa Carrillo

852-7938

Lone Star Chapter Chair and Representative

Joyce Jarmon

 

Refinery Emissions &
Community Advisory Council/Long Term Health Care

Jack Pope

 

Port of CC

 Cheryl McGrath
csmcgrath@earthlink.net

 

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