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Treasurer Needed

Treasurer Needed.
The Steering Committee is looking for a Treasurer.
1. You should be familiar with nonprofit accounting and QuickBooks and be able to spend 12 hours a month.
2. Work well with others and advise the Steering Committee
3. Write checks, pay bills
4. Prepare financial statements, reports, and budgets;
5. Monitor and evaluate club activities including fund raising and expenditures.  Provide and maintain financial records.
For more information please get in touch with Karenlee Robinson at 619-572-8451 or klrobinson@cox.net

Ride List for July 2015 – broken

June 25 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:15 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

June 28 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

June 28 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park n Ride lot on Sorrento Valley Rd located just west of I-5 and just south of Carmel Valley Rd for a 39 mi ride along the SR56 bike path to scenic Rancho Santa Fe and Leucadia. There will be rolling hills with one longer climb on Leucadia Blvd. Coastal return with snack stop at Java Depot. This is an evaluation ride so I need at least 6 people to qualify. Evaluator: Myles Pomeroy. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

July 4 – SATURDAY
JULY 4 HOLIDAY JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 9:00 am for an approximate 40 mi ride to Cabrillo Monument with an optional ride to the tidepools. Please call Fern Siegel at 619-583-3261 for ride start location near SDSU. This ride will be coordinated with the July 4 pot luck at the home of Fern and Lee Siegel in the afternoon. See the Out Spoken’ newsletter for details on the party. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

July 5 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Carol Carr,
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July 5 – SUNDAY
ENCINITAS TO SAN CLEMENTE JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the Oceanside East Harbor long term parking lot just E. of the RR tracks (http://tinyurl.com/23ftwob) for a 46 mi ride to San Clemente. Bring photo ID for entry to Camp Pendleton and some $$ for a quick snack stop in San Clemente. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

July 9 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:15 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

July 12 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY Encinitas and the Coast this week (see below) ***

July 12 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for this 51 mi ride along the coast to La Costa Ave, inland thru RSF & Encinitas, then back to the coast with a snack stop at Java Depot. Joint ride with SD Wheelmen. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

July 12 – SUNDAY
ENCINITAS AND THE COAST
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. We will ride up to Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas and return via the Coast stopping at Java Depot for coffee. This will be a socially paced ride and should be a fun summer ride. Mostly flat, at a moderate pace, about 25 mi. This is a new leader evaluation ride. Evaluator: Ron Manherz. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 781-879-3586.

July 15 – WEDNESDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This is a relatively flat 25 mi ride along our beautiful coast. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking in the north and south lots, contact me for details) arriving at about 10:00 am to provide enough time to take the #639 Coaster north-bound at 10:14 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:50 am. For a shorter ride you could hop on the Coaster at Solana Beach or Encinitas. Meet at 10:51 am track-side at the Oceanside Transit Center. Stop for lunch along the way. The ride ends at the Coaster station in Sorrento Valley. DonÆt forget $$$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437,
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July 16 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:15 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

July 19 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437,
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July 19 – SUNDAY
SOLANA BEACH EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Solana Beach train station on Cedros Ave at the northern end of the parking lot. This 49 mi route starts out heading south along the coast towards the 56 bike path, riding through Carmel Valley, 4S Ranch, RSF, Olivenhain, and Leucadia with a coastal return. It’s a scenic ride with lots of rolling hills and a couple exhilarating downhills. There will be regroups, a break at Ranch Market in Rancho Santa Fe, and a possible additional break as needed. This is an evaluation ride so I need at least 6 people to qualify. Evaluator: Dawn Nowlin. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

July 23 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:15 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

July 26 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

July 26 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY TO OCEANSIDE EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the Souplantation parking lot in Carmel Valley (3804 Valley Centre Dr, SD, 92130). Explore Carmel Valley to loop around briefly inland towards the coast to Oceanside and back along Hwy 101. Expect ~ 50 mi, moderate rolling hills, few regroups, and a brief ‘commercial’ snack stop towards the end of the ride. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

July 28 – TUESDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This is a relatively flat 25 mi ride along our beautiful coast. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking in the north and south lots, contact me for details) arriving at about 10:00 am to provide enough time to take the #639 Coaster north-bound at 10:14 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:50 am. For a shorter ride you could hop on the Coaster at Solana Beach or Encinitas. Meet at 10:51 am track-side at the Oceanside Transit Center. Stop for lunch along the way. The ride ends at the Coaster station in Sorrento Valley. DonÆt forget $$$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437,
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Ongoing:
The Bicycle Section of the Sierra Club offers weekend and weekday bicycle rides throughout the year. Monthly schedule of peppy and socially-paced rides is posted on the web at www.sandiego.sierraclub.org/bicycle.

Sierra Talks

Dr. Bruce Appleyard – Temporary Paradise? Smart Growth Catalysts and the Battle for Good Planning and Design
June 5, 2015  6:30pm
Joyce Beers Center, San Diego
More information here.

Monthly first Friday programs are free and open to the public.  The get-togethers begin at 6:30 pm with refreshments and representatives from Chapter groups. At 7 pm, presentations include wonderful photos and stories with discussion afterward.

Gala 2015

WIN a HOBIE KAYAK or SPECIALIZED BICYCLE!
Drawing June 20, 2015, need not be present to win.
Tickets $5 each or 5 tickets for $20
Click HERE to purchase tickets and more information.

June 20, 2015  6:00pm-9:30pm
Hilton Harbor Island, San Diego
Click here for details Gala Awards Celebration
“Building a Better Future”
Printable flyer here.

Sierra Club San Diego will host its annual Gala Awards Celebration to recognize the achievements of community leaders and Sierra Club volunteers in protecting the environment of our region. The event will include a reception from 6pm to 7pm, a silent auction, and dinner and awards program 7pm to 9:30pm. To purchase tickets go to the online store, call Richard at 858-569-6005, or email him at richard.miller@sierraclub.org.

“Thank You” To Our Sponsors

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Fighting For What We Value

Fighting for what we value is a huge expense, even though many experts, scientists, lawyers and volunteers provide their services to the Sierra Club for free. Your financial support enables the Sierra Club San Diego to continue working on your behalf for the environment.

In times like these, conservation is especially important to prevent irresponsible decisions that endanger our health and our natural world. We must act now if we are to ensure a future that includes clean air, clean water, open spaces and abundant native wildlife, the issues that define our quality of life.  Your contribution will support the grassroots actions needed to protect and improve our environment.  Even a very small donation – $5 or $10 – is important to our work.

Donate Now HERE

Wine Tasting – April 12

DON’T MISS THIS!

Sipping Sierrans Wine Tasting
Sign up now – space is limited
Sunday, April 12 at 2pm
Come join friends and fellow Sierrans for a wine tasting social event and fundraiser for Sierra Club San Diego. We are fellow members like you that gather to enjoy and learn about wines all while having the opportunity to engage in conservation and hear about Sierra Club programs. Of course, it is also about meeting new friends, old friends and just plain FUN.

Come join us at San Pasqual Winery, in the heart of downtown La Mesa at 8364 La Mesa Blvd. We will enjoy a flight of 8 wines that you select from a list of about 12 choices, including a variety of white, red and fruit wines. This will be accompanied by plates of selected cheeses and crackers. Additionally, San Pasqual Winery will donate 20% of all bottle sales from the event to Sierra Club San Diego! All members and their guests are invited to attend and is open to the public. Space is limited and of course you must be of legal drinking age.

Cost is $30 per person. This will cover all expenses and includes a small donation to Sierra Club San Diego. To make your reservations and purchase tickets, go to http://donate.sierrasd.org/ . If you would like to pay by check, please call the office at 858-569-6005 to make your reservations and mail checks, payable to Sierra Club, to Sipping Sierrans, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Ste. 101, San Diego, CA 92111.

For more information about the winery and the wines, see http://www.sanpasqualwinery.com/

Nature Knowledge Workshop 2015

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Nature Knowledge Workshop 2015
The Nature Knowledge Workshop (NKW) is the premier outdoor educational event held by the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club. This year, we will hold a revised program due to the constraints on overnight use of Foster Lodge after the fire. We will hold two separate daily programs on June 13 and 14, instead of the historic all-weekend event. You may attend either or both daily programs. See details at the NKW page.

Sierra Club Election

JMuirThose eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot in early March. This will include information on the candidates. You can also visit the Club’s election web site for additional information about candidates: http://www.sierraclub.org/board/election

Wilderness Basics Classes

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The 2015 San Diego Wilderness Basics Class is starting soon on January 20. The Escondido Course started on January 6. See the WBC pages for Escondido and San Diego for more information.