Get to Know Angeles Chapter Chair, Dyana Peña

  • Posted on 3 March 2022
  • By Juliet Fang, Communications Volunteer
Dyana Peña, the former Angeles Executive Committee Vice-Chair, was elected to serve as the Angeles Chapter Chair in January 2022. Two of her priorities for this year are reinvigorating the chapter’s outing program and bringing more joy to the nitty-gritty work of protecting the environment. 
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Dennis Loya Stepping down as Chapter Chair, Welcome Dyana Peña as new Chair

  • Posted on 28 September 2021
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
In mid-September, chapter chair Dennis Loya resigned from his committee positions, including his role as chapter chair. Citing an increasing workload in his day job and the increasing stress of chapter responsibilities, Dennis felt it was in the best interest of both his family and the chapter to step back and better focus on health and family. 

2021 ExCom Candidate Forum

  • Posted on 15 September 2021
  • By Angeles Chapter
Meet the Candidates for the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee. During this recording, you will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates for the ExCom open At Large positions from Monday's Candidate Forum organized by the Chapter Nominating Committee.

Local Angeles Chapter Volunteers Gather for the First Time Since COVID Lockdown to Celebrate National Awardees

  • Posted on 25 August 2021
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Angeles Chapter held an in-person awards reception for local leaders who have received national awards this year and last year Saturday evening at the One Park Plaza Garden on Wilshire Boulevard. Approximately 25 people came out to the small, informal gathering to mingle, celebrate the accomplishments of the awardees and give them their physical awards. 

Check out the Angeles 20s and 30s Section

  • Posted on 30 April 2021
  • By Rima Zobayan
The 20s and 30s Section is a group of 20 and 30 somethings interested in meeting new friends in the greater Los Angeles area while enjoying the outdoors through hiking, camping, backpacking, beach-combing, playing volleyball and other fun experiences.  We like to have fun, but we also want to stay safe. For that reason, each hike is reviewed by our organization before posting to make sure there are at least two qualified volunteer leaders trained in CPR and basic First Aid are involved.

Awards Banquet Rescheduled for 2022

  • Posted on 14 April 2021
  • By Angeles Chapter
Chapter Bulletin 4/14

Event Rescheduled Notice

Please be advised that the Angeles Chapter Annual Awards Banquet honoring the 2019 Awardees for outstanding volunteer achievements has been canceled for Sunday, May 2, 2021. The recognition for 2019’s awardees will be carried forward to the next Chapter Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 1, 2022

ExComm Officers Bulletin

  • Posted on 29 January 2021
  • By Angeles Chapter
As it does each year, the Executive Committee of the Angeles Chapter has named its officers for 2021. 
Electing Dennis Loya as Chair—Dennis’s immediate priorities are reopening outings safely, and growing membership. 
Electing Dyana Peña as Vice-Chair, with Marcia Hanscom appointed as Assistant Vice-Chair.
Electing Jason Islas as Secretary, with Lynne Plambeck appointed as Assistant Secretary.
Cherry Postic was re-elected as Treasurer. 

Notable Black Leaders in the Angeles Chapter

  • Posted on 28 January 2021
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director, Angeles Chapter

February is Black History Month, and we take this moment to celebrate the contributions of Black leaders to the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. Be sure to also read about the first Black members in the chapter and the challenges of integration. The following members have received Chapter leadership awards, which we highlight here.

Discrimination and Integration at the Angeles Chapter

  • Posted on 28 January 2021
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director, Angeles Chapter

Discrimination and Integration at the Angeles Chapter

February is Black History Month, and we’re taking this opportunity to shine a light on the Black history of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. This article is based on documents1 from the Sierra Club archives, as well as interviews conducted by the Oral History Program of the California State University in Fullerton and the Sierra Club History Committee.