Nominating Committee for 2020 National Board Election

  • Posted on 22 February 2019
  • By lfleming

Applicants for new appointments by qualified volunteers are being invited to the Sierra Club's Nominating Committee, 

The Sierra Club's Nominating Committee plays the vital role of identifying candidates for election to the National Board of Directors.

Applicants should have a basic understanding of, and a readiness to learn more about, Club structure and internal dynamics, tradition, and general organizational operation.

First State-of-the-State Delivers Half a Loaf for the Environment

  • Posted on 12 February 2019
  • By lfleming

SACRAMENTO –Governor Gavin Newsom delivered some good news and bad news for California's environment during his state-of-the-state address on Tuesday.

The governor announced that he does not support the California Water Fix proposal for two giant, 35-mile tunnels to divert water from the San Francisco Bay Delta. However, he declared his support for a single tunnel—an alternative proposal that has not gone through any economic and environmental analysis.

Passages: Robert (Bob) Lewis, Angeles Chapter Sierra Singles Founder

  • Posted on 12 February 2019
  • By Dorothy (Dottie) Juarez, Photo: Laurie Bailey Photography, 2015

Robert (Bob) Lewis, a long-time dedicated Sierra Club member, died of Pulmonary Fibrosis on Thursday December 13th, 2018 at Your Place care facility in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was born in Millburn, New Jersey, October 15th 1931, and his surving family lives in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. His cremains will be placed in the family plot at Abington Hills Cemetery, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Passages: Jo Ann Dodson, Long Time Sierra Club Activist in Antelope Valley

  • Posted on 8 February 2019
  • By Chapter Sfaff

Jo Ann Hickerson Dodson passed away peacefully from complications due to Alzheimer’s. She was 75.

She volunteered with the Sierra Club and the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.

She is survived by her husband, James Dodson; her daughters Tina Petersen, Eleanor Dodson, and Laura Spidell; her grandchildren Zachary Spidell, Turner Spidell, Jessica Stuebing, Lauren Petersen, and Katie Petersen; and her brother Lloyd Hickerson and his family.

Letter from Sacramento: A Chance to Take a Better Path

  • Posted on 31 January 2019
  • By Kathryn Phillips, Director, Sierra Club California


One of my colleagues sent me a photo from a local happy hour venue a couple of weeks ago.

It was a disturbing photo.

The venue is fairly new and within walking distance of my office. It attracts a young and impressionable crowd, including a lot of workers from the Capitol Building.