Columbia Group Calendar December 5, 2012

From: David B.
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:36 AM

Welcome to the OREGON-COLUMBIA-NEWS; the list of the Sierra Club's Columbia Group. The purpose of this list is to provide club members with regular updates of club outings and events.


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Our latest Columbia Overlook newsletter is now available at

Sierra Club Columbia Group Holiday Party

December 21, Friday, 6:00 pm

Billy Frank Conference Center Room

EcoTrust Building, second floor

721 NW 9th Ave # 200 Portland, OR

Featured speaker:

Charlie Hales, Portland mayor-elect

Free pizza and one free drink will be provided.  Dessert will be potluck.

Sierra Club calendars will be for sale at this event. 

Items in this edition:

  1. Committee and Group Meetings
  2. Outings
  3. Volunteer Needs
  4. Singles
  5. Other events/notices

Meetings (at our office at 1821 SE Ankeny Street)


Tue 11 Executive Committee Cancelled
Location: Office
Contact: : Jeff Fryer,

Mon 17 Liquefied Natural Gas Work Group potluck and meeting 6 pm

Location: Office

Contact: Ted Gleichmanmailto:[address removed]

Fri 21, Holiday Party at Ecotrust Building featuring mayor-elect Charlie Hales as speaker.  Event begins at 6 PM See top of this e-mail for details.

Location: Ecotrust Building
Contact: Jeff Fryer,

2.)  Outings:

December  2012

Hike Hardy Ridge, Possibly in the Snow and Rain

When:Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 9:30 am

Where:Fred Meyers

11325 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA


RSVPs:10 / 10 (FULL - Join the wait list and be notified of openings via email)

View the Outing Description - Join the wait list


Sierra Club-Columbia Group Holiday Party

When:Friday, December 21, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Where:Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Building)

721 NW 9th Ave. - Portland, OR 97209, Portland, OR

Leader:David Burdick


View the Outing Description - RSVP

General Outings Information: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.

If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, contact the Outings department at (415)[masked] for a printed version.

You don’t have to be a member to participate!

Arrive with adequate food, water and clothing. If in doubt about your ability to complete a hike, please consult with the leader before the trip.

Field guides, snacks to share and humor are welcome.

Please leave your pet at home unless otherwise specified or with prior approval from the leader. Entertainment devices are discouraged. Firearms are prohibited.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Most day trips require no advance reservations unless “reservations required” or “group size limited” is indicated.

Participants are encouraged to contribute a small donation for the outing. These optional donations help the Group Outings Program to offer professional leaders’ training courses, carbon offset contributions, and other outings activities to strengthen and diversify Columbia Group outings.

Carpooling is encouraged. Riders traditionally share expenses with drivers depending on vehicle and number of riders.

See to find out how to get to the carpool location via mass transit.


Volunteer Needs:

Contact Jeff Fryer at [address removed] if interested in volunteering.



December Sierra Singles Pub Night!

When: Friday, December 7, 2012, 5 p.m.

Where: MacTarnahan’s Taproom, 2730 NW 31st, Portland, Oregon 97210.

With the holiday season heating up, pub night organizer decided to insert a pub event between Thanksgiving and Christmas to avoid most of the seasonal party conflicts. So on December 7th venture forth, brave the inclement weather and join fellow Sierra Singles for an early evening of tasty suds and vittles at MacTarnahan’s Taproom. Since the Taproom’s happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m., it’s wise to arrive early for the best prices.

For more information about MacTarnahan’s Taproom, please visit, or reach them by phone, [masked]-5269. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact pub night organizer Clay Spencer at [address removed] or[masked]-0379. Hope to see you there!

Contact Dave Bybee at [address removed] if interested in hosting singles events.  The Singles Web page is


Other events/notices

2013 Sierra Club Calendars are now on sale.

Proceeds go to the Sierra Club’s Columbia Group.

Wall calendars are $12.95; engagement calendars are $13.95.

(10% discount for Sierra Club members Wall $11.65, engagement $12.55)

Calendars can be picked up at the Sierra Club office while the office manager, A. J. Marks, is in: Tu, Th, F 10AM -4PM.  You can pay by check or cash.

If you wish to have calendar(s) mailed to you the shipping and handling is an additional $5.00 per each calendar.

Make check out to "Sierra Club, Columbia Group" with # of Engagement and/or Wall Calendar(s) on the memo line.

Mail check to:
Sierra Club
Attn: Calendars
1821 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214

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