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Thousands attend first Sierra Summit

The Moscone Center in San Francisco was awash in green as Sierra Club members from across the nation gathered on September 8-11 for the Club's first National Environmental Convention and Expo.

Sierra Summit 2005 brought 700 delegates representing every Sierra Club chapter, group, and national entity together with about 4,000 members and the general public. The Angeles Chapter had one of the largest delegations, overtaking the cozy Hotel Bijou near Union Square. Happy hours there Friday and Saturday nights attracted members from Arizona, Florida, and Tennessee.

Proposed master plan for Griffith Park stresses development, revenue

The new Griffith Park Master Plan, which was released this March, is intended to shape the park for the next 25 years. Under the leadership of Councilman Tom LaBonge, a community-based Working Group is reviewing the plan and taking public comments through December. Sierra Club members and friends who are interested in preserving the intrinsic beauty of this park are encouraged to participate.

Griffith descendant opposes departure from original vision

Public comment sought on forest management plans

The U.S. Forest Service is expected to release its long-awaited management plans for the Angeles and Cleveland national forests by the time you receive this issue of the Southern Sierran. These plans will set the priorities for what should happen on these public lands for 15 years or more. The Southern California Forests Campaign will be soliciting comments from Sierra Club members about how the plans can be improved, and it will deliver the comments to Forest Service management.

Senior Chapter Director wanted

The Senior Chapter Director is the top staff management position in the Angeles Chapter. As such, is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and directing the staff in implementing all programs of the Angeles Chapter. Position reports directly to the Executive Committee through the Chapter Chair. Deferred giving and major gift fundraising are top priorities for this position. The Senior Chapter Director is responsible for managing all Chapter staff.

Chapter to cruise Alaska

and Ana Cadez

Denali

Denali National Park.

Photo by Dick Clement

News and Notes

Senior Chapter Director wanted
The Senior Chapter Director is the top staff management position in the Angeles Chapter. As such, is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and directing the staff in implementing all programs of the Angeles Chapter. Position reports directly to the Executive Committee through the Chapter Chair. Deferred giving and major gift fundraising are top priorities for this position. The Senior Chapter Director is responsible for managing all Chapter staff.

How I learned to love (or at least not hate) National Leader Standards

Chair, Angeles Chapter Outings Management Committee

As everyone might know, on July 1 the Outdoor Activities Governance Committee approved a set of leader standards that all current Sierra Club outings leaders are required to meet. These new standards were adopted because many chapters had no formal leader training program, and National felt that all outings leaders should meet some sort of current minimum.

Chapter heads to Peru and Bolivia

PLEASE NOTE: TRIP IS FULL!

You have read about them or seen photos: Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca. Now's your chance to experience these marvels in person.

Southern Sierran OH! THE PLACES WE'VE SAVED

Towsley
Photo courtesy Virgil Shields

Southern Sierran Passages

Ray L. Riley, 1930-2005

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