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Columbia Group Calendar March 28, 2013

From: David B.
Sent on: Monday, April 1, 2013 2:36 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 and the Loo Wit group website at

Items in this edition:

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

1. Meetings (at our office at 1821 SE Ankeny Street)


India and the Tiger: A Conversation about Human Rights and the Rights of Nature

When: Thursday April 11th, Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins 7:00 pm
Free Admission reception with refreshments following the program

Where: First Unitarian Church - Eliot Center, 1101 SW 12th Ave, Portland (map)

India is projected to be the most populous country in the world, with a population of 1.5 billion people by 2030. How can India and the world balance the rights of both humans – especially women – and nature?

About our speaker

Suzanne York is Senior Writer with the Institute for Population Studies in Berkley, California. She is the Chair of the National Sierra Club Human Rights, Trade, and the Environment Committee, and is a member of the Club's National Global Population and Environment Program Committee. Her work is focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women's empowerment, human rights, consumption, alternative economies, and the environment. Her most recent report is "People's Rights, Planet's Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population".

About our series

Speakers in this series are featured in the new documentary film THE PEOPLE PROBLEM: ARE THERE TOO MANY OF US? currently in production by series partner Wagging Tale Productions. To learn more about this film, please visit

The Sierra Club Columbia Group is proud to offer this speaker series in memory of Adam Alabarca and his commitment to a sustainable world.

2.)  Outings:

Mt Saint Helens Back Country Winter ski Circumnavigation

When: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 5:00 am


Leader: David Burdick

RSVPs: 2 / 8 (6 spots available)

View the Outing Description - RSVP


Tree Planting Event w/USFS and Mazamas

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 7:45 am

Where: Mazamas Mountaineering Center

527 SE 43rd Ave (43rd/Stark) , Portland, OR

Leader: Mary

RSVPs: 1

View the Outing Description - RSVP


Cape Falcon (5 miles, 240' elevation gain, 240' peak)

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 8:00 am

Where: Hillsboro Parking Garage

110 Southwest Washington Street, Hillsboro, OR

Leader: Tom Lum Forest

RSVPs: 20

View the Outing Description - RSVP


Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls

When: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 8:45 am

Where: Marshall Community Center

1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

Leader: Mike Newsham

RSVPs: 15 / 15 (FULL - Join the wait list and be notified of openings via email)

View the Outing Description - Join the wait list

Attend a Sierra Singles Burrito Bar Potluck

When:Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Where:South Waterfront John Ross Condominium Amenities Room, 2nd floor

3601 SW River Parkway, Portland OR 97239 , Portland, OR

Leader:Clay Spencer


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.


3.) Volunteer Needs:

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


4.) Singles

March Sierra Singles Pub Night!

When: Friday, March 29, 2013, 5 p.m.

Where: Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub, 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, Oregon            97225

Though it may be cold and rainy, intrepid Sierra Singles are encouraged brave the weather to chow down and hoist some brews this month at the venerable Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub. The Lodge offers succulent happy hour dishes like calamari, fish tacos, and German sausage fondue, plus their own handcrafted beers. Since the pub’s happy hours are 4 to 6 p.m., it would be wise to arrive early for the best prices.

To learn more about Raccoon Lodge, please check out their website,, or give them a ring,[masked]-0110. For more information about this event, Sierra Singles are welcome to contact pub night organizer Clay Spencer, [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

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