Columbia Group Calendar December 10, 2012

From: David B.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:18 PM
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.

Check out our website at http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia and the Loo Wit group website at http://washington.sierraclub.org/loowit/main

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)

December

Tue 11 Executive Committee Cancelled
Location: Office
Contact: : Jeff Fryer,
jeff.fryer @oregon.sierraclub.org

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,
jeff.fryer @oregon.sierraclub.org

2.)  Outings:

December  2012

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

RSVPs:22

View the Outing Description - RSVP

Feb 16 (Sat), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic (cross-country) skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and up, no instruction offered. Signup deadline noon, Feb. 7, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Feb 24 (Sun), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and  up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon, Feb. 22, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Mar 9 (Sat), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area or Oldman Pass, WA (north of Carson). Oriented to advanced beginners and up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon, Mar 7, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Mar 17(Sun), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon Mar 15. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

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 www.trimet.org to find out how to get to the carpool location via mass transit.

 

3.)Volunteer Needs:

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

 

4.) Singles

For more information about MacTarnahan’s Taproom, please visit http://www.macsbeer.com/the-taproom, 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 http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia/singles

 

5.) Other events/notices

Anti-Coal Rally and Hearing December 12

This is your chance to challenge coal exports to China with open rail cars

filled with coal traveling down the Columbia River Gorge, through

Vancouver and up the I-5 corridor to Bellingham.

Tell the Army Corps of Engineers, the WA Dept. of Ecology and Whatcom

County Planning what you think about North America's proposed largest coal export terminal and what this means for Southwest Washington residents and the planet.

Wednesday, December 12

Rally at 3 p.m., hearing 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Clark College, Gaiser Student Center

1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver

Please wear red to signify "STOP".    We need hundreds

of people to show up in opposition.  Bring friends and

neighbors.   We need to pack the house !

In addition to attending the hearing, you can also submit comments via email to:   [address removed]

Include your name, address, phone number and email.

Can you volunteer?   Please come at 2 p.m. the day of the hearing, Dec. 12th.

Additional Information:  www.powerpastcoal.org

Laura Stevens:  [address removed]

(503) [masked] Ext. 305

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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