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HOUSTON GENERAL MEETINGS

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING (NOVEMBER 13, 2014) - "Let the Sun In"

As Houston finally starts to win some cooler temperatures, and gently begins a long drawn out path to the Texas winter, Sun worshipers might be wondering "how much longer will we see the Sun and her golden rays?" Long time Sierra Club member Bill Swann ask, "How much longer will Texans fight the Sun and her energizing rays?" Bill, and many other solar power enthusiasts, say it's well past time to the Sun in to honestly compete with the entrenched fossil fuels. Join us Thursday night, November 13, for an honest look at solar energy and the art of the possible. Attendees will not hear speculation, but reality - what is here TODAY in Texas - regarding solar energy options. We may be dipping towards winter, but the Sierra Club says "let the Sun in!"

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).  Houston, TX. map

Ample parking is available behind the church.

DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING (DECEMBER 11, 2014) - ANNUAL AUCTION - DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our Annual Auction will take place this year at our December General Meeting on Thursday, December 11. This is one of the principal fundraising events for the Houston Group and features both a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the auction stay here in Houston to fund local conservation efforts and activities.
We are now seeking donations for this year's auction. An early response will help us publicize items in advance. Suggestions for donations are: goods such as camping equipment, sports equipment, tools, crafts, artwork, or autographed books; nature tours, adventure activities, or sailing excursions; gift certificates or gift cards for services, performances, merchants, or restaurants; stays at cabins, bed and breakfasts, or resorts. We also need volunteers to help solicit auction items, pick up donated items, or help promote and advertise the event. And we will need volunteers on the day of the event to help with a variety of setup tasks.
To donate, volunteer, or for more information about the auction, please contact one of the following: Frank Blake at frankblake@juno.com or 713-528-2896, Art Browning at art.browning@gmail.com, or Jen Powis at jenniferpowis@yahoo.com.

Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).  Houston, TX. map

Ample parking is available behind the church.

HOUSTON MEETINGS

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BIKE TRAILS COMMITTEE A bike trails committee was started to explore enhanced hike and bike trail connectivity in the Bay Area. Initially three folks are working this: Debra Goode, Richard Lee, and Doug Peterson. They are brainstorming and investigating breaks in existing trails and systems where it is hazardous to travel by bike, and identifying some of the variables for implementation, other interested parties, local government, sources of funding,etc). Contact Debra Goode at 281-280-9944 if you are interested in participating.

Second Tuesdays - Inner City Outings (ICO) - Houston ICO normally meets on the third Tuesday every month, 7:00 PM, at the Whole Foods store at 701 Waugh Dr. Please contact Lorraine Gibson at 281-384-4104 or raineygib @ aol.com for more information.

Third Mondays - Outings Committee - usually the third Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Whole Foods store on Bellaire near Weslayan.    Help us plan regional day outings, weekend trips, and air/bus trips to exciting outdoor destinations across the country.  Please call to confirm meeting date.   Frank Blake, 713-528-2896, frankblake@juno.com

Third Tuesdays - Conservation Committee - third Tuesday monthly, 7:00 PM. Call for new location. Contact Evelyn Merz, 713-644-8228, elmerz@hal-pc.org

Third Wednesdays - Air Quality - third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at 5431 Carew.

Fourth Thursdays - Houston Group Executive Committee - fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Houston Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline.  Contact Frank Blake at frankblake@juno.com

EVENTS

Dallas Sierra Club Sponsors Exciting Fall Energy Summit - October 4-5

The Dallas Sierra Club and other organizations are sponsoring an exciting, two-day energy conference the weekend of October 4-5 at the Addison Conference Center in North Dallas.
Space is limited-- so make your reservations now to attend this exciting event. Early Registration: $55. Late Registration: $75. Visit earthwindfiresummit.org for more information and to register. For questions concerning this event, email rita@dallassierraclub.org.

GALVESTON BAY AREA SIERRA CLUB GENERAL MEETINGS

OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING (OCTOBER 15, 2014) 6:30 - 9:00 PM -
Brian Baden from Corps of Army Engineers: Regulations and Responsibilities of Corps of Army Engineers
Location: Clear Lake Park - 5002 NASA Parkway Bay Area Community Center (Blue Roof).

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING (NOVEMBER 19, 2014) 6:30 - 9:00 PM -
Corps of Army Engineers: Update on study regarding Galveston Bay storm surge protection
Location: Clear Lake Park - 5002 NASA Parkway Bay Area Community Center (Blue Roof).

DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING (DECEMBER 17, 2014) 6:30 - 9:00 PM -
Christmas Party
Location: Clear Lake Park - 5002 NASA Parkway Bay Area Community Center (Blue Roof).

GALVESTON BAY AREA SIERRA CLUB MEETINGS

Galveston Bay Area Sierra Club Houston (acronym GBASCH) Monthly Meeting - 3rd Wednesdays - 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Please come and mingle with other Sierra Club members starting at 6:30 pm followed by presentations at 7:00 pm. For more info, please contact Grace Martinez (281-732-1201 or gracemartinez7@earthlink.net ) or Diane Neustadter ( DiNproducer@yahoo.com ).  Meetings are held at The Bay Area Community Center, located across from Clear Lake in Clear Lake Park: 5002 NASA Road 1; Seabrook 77586.   map

Galveston Bay Area Sierra Club Houston is part of the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club (also called the Houston Sierra Club - acronym HSC). HSC is so large - over 100 miles in diameter - that lt is useful to provide local organization of activities for members in outlying areas. GBASCH does that by planning activities and holding general meetings in the Galveston Bay area. These are open to all HSC members.

Ongoing:  every Saturday - Sierra Walkers - Clear Lake Area - We meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. across the street from the Nassau Bay Post Office on Upper Bay Road, just south of NASA Rd. One. After a 3-mile walk, we have breakfast at a nearby deli. Some just come for breakfast. Join us! For information, call Richard or Betty Armstrong at 281-333-5693.   Sierra Walkers have been active for 18 years!

OTHER OUTINGS AND EVENTS

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Last updated: 10/5/2014.   Content © 1999-2014 by the Sierra Club.