Newsletter- September 2023 update from Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
September 29, 2023
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In this newsletter - honoring our members and volunteers, updates on our work, plus all our regular features and upcoming events.
Sierra Club members honored
L-R, Doug Johnson, Isabel Nowlin, Jesse Kirkham with Julie Lowe, Rebecca Lorenz, and Dennis Tibbetts.
Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter and Winding Waters Group chair, Julie Lowe, recently issued awards to recognize longtime Sierra Club members. These awards were to honor and thank them for their unwavering dedication to protect the environment and the people that live in our community.
Isabel Nowlin, Rebecca Lorenz, Doug Johnson, WWG Founder and Dennis Tibbetts were present at a party in Columbus to be honored. Also receiving the award is Mary Beth Wert, Hoosier Chapter and local Group Treasurer who was thanked for her decades of service, as well as Art Hopkins and Mike Mullett for their years of continued service. Jesse Kirkham, longtime leader of our Heartlands Group, received his award at a Summer Social in Indianapolis. Volunteer leader Natalie Colbert is also an award recepient. Thank you to all Sierra Club volunteers that help in the different ways that we do to make positive change!
Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter volunteers and staff at Belmont Beach. L-R, Jeremy Radway, Rebecca Dien-Johns, Rox Caldwell, Ashlyn Devine, Jesse Kirkham, and Julie Lowe. Photo by young Sierra Club supporter, Celyn (aged 11).
Kathy Sipple (Regional Coordinator for ECI), Amanda Shepherd (Sierra Club), and Alison Zajdel (Regional Coordinator for ECI) at the Climate Leadership Summit evening reception co-hosted by Brown Faces Green Spaces. Photo provided by Amanda.
Roxanna Caldwell, Vice-Chair Hoosier Chapter IN; Luther Dale, Grassroots Network Support MN; Julie Lowe, Chair Hoosier Chapter IN; Sierra Club President, Alison Chin DC. Photo provided by Julie.
Julie Lowe, Hoosier Chapter Chair posed for a selfie during the March to End Fossil Fuels with Christopher Shepherd, Pennsylvania Chapter Chair who organized a bus from Pittsburgh for the Allegheny Group of the Pennsylvania Chapter.
Folks gathering at the opening of the pollinator path in Columbus. Photo provided by Amanda.
This month's photo comes from reader Mary Beth Ryan.
She says, "I have been seeing a bald eagle along Riverview Drive in Indianapolis, near Broad Ripple, periodically. I try to stop and take a picture every time I see it. I just think it’s so cool that we have bald eagles that live so close to where we live. This one was taken in July 2023."
Thank you so much for sharing, Mary Beth!
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Now through to the end of October, 2023
Belmont Beach in Indianapolis has a ton of great events happening over the summer that are all free and family-friendly... movie nights, concerts, sound bath meditations and more! See the 2023 event schedule for more information.