Secretary for Northern Alameda County Group
The Group meets the fourth Monday of each month from 7 until around 9:30 pm at the Chapter Office in Berkeley to help take positions on local issues. The secretary records the minutes to help us stay organized. You need to be able to type and send the minutes via e-mail. A laptop can be provided for you. To volunteer, contact Group chair Kent Lewandowski at (510)547-1207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapter’s Nominations and Elections Committee administers next fall’s elections for the Chapter and Group Executive Committees. Tasks begin in April and last through vote-counting. They include:
- recruiting candidates for the Chapter ExComm;
- encouraging each group to recruit enough candidates;
- preparing the Chapter election supplement;
- increasing member participation in the election.
You don’t need to be an insider, but it helps to be organized and a self-starter. It’s a great chance to get to know lots of wonderful Sierra Club leaders and potential new ones. To volunteer, contact Becky Evans at (415)775-3309 or email@example.com.
Help plan Wilderness Act 50th anniversary
The Wilderness Act will turn 50 on Sep. 3, 2014, and celebrations around the country will mark the achievement. To help organize anniversary-celebration events in the Bay Area, or if you have ideas about ways we can promote and publicize wilderness during 2014, contact Vicky Hoover at (415)977-5527 or Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org or Cassie Barr, Chapter wilderness chair, at (510)336-7022 or email@example.com.
The Chapter Office in Berkeley needs volunteer receptionists to be energetic, service-oriented and gracious team members, answering the phone, directing calls, greeting guests, responding to inquiries, and providing general office support. Shifts include Mondays and Thursdays 2 – 5 pm and alternate Thursdays 10 – 2. We request a six-month commitment. Training and on-going support. Call office manager Deirdre Ashby at (510)848-0800, ext. 315.
LeConte Memorial Lodge
The LeConte Lodge is looking for volunteers to assist with seasonal operations. Volunteers are needed Saturday through Saturday from May 1 through Sep. 30, arriving by 3 pm on Saturday afternoon. Hours of operation are 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday through Sunday, and 8 – 10 pm for weekend evening programs. You must be a Sierra Club member. You will enjoy free entrance to Yosemite National Park and free camping at the group campsite during the time you volunteer. For more information see http://www.sierraclub.org/education/leconte/volunteering.asp or contact lodge curator Bonnie Gisel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209)403-6676, or after May 1 at (209)372-4542.
Tree planters, every Saturday, 9 – 1
Two years ago the Northern Alameda Group began planting street trees in front of homes in Oakland. Last winter Councilmember Jane Brunner offered to fund costs for this work, and she has renewed her commitment for this planting season. Our team is looking for more volunteers to help dig holes, plant trees, set stakes, etc.—any Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. We provide all tools and supplies. Groups from churches, schools, troops, a business, etc. can work together on a given day. Contact Arthur Boone, tree team lead, at email@example.com or (510)910-6451 to arrange your participation. (See also front-page article about Arthur Boone.)