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Earlier adventures with the Sierra Club

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Alamo Group Outings

Holiday Party - Potluck Supper
December 13, 2011
About 75 people attended our December 13th party at Lions Field Adult Center. Top 2011 volunteers received baked goods donated by Panera Bread. Decorations by Erica Zeitz, Loretta Van Coppenolle, Chris Anderson and Peggy Day.
Ravenmoor--John Wiesen on acoustic guitar and vocals, Sally Wiesen on fiddle, bodhran and vocals, and Ron Wilson on fiddle, concertina, and mandolin--performed traditional Celtic tunes and songs and original compositions. The trio excited and enchanted us with their haunting airs, rousing pub songs, and toe tapping jigs and reels.

Mitchell Lake Fall Festival
October 22, 2011
Alamo Group table at Mitchell lake festival
L-R: ExCom Member Gay Wright, Jack Elder, and Conservation Vice Chair Loretta Van Coppenolle promoted the Sierra Club to festival attendees.

LiveGreen Festival
October 15, 2011

Farewell to Donna Hoffman
October 11, 2011
Donna Hoffman, who served as Lone Star Chapter Communications Director, is leaving to go to Bike Texas after 7 years employed at the Sierra Club. Her farewell party was on a Tuesday evening at Scholz Garten in Austin. Loretta Van Coppennolle, Jerry Morrisey and Peggy Day represented the Alamo Group at the event. They presented a book, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen, to Donna inscribed from the Alamo Group.

Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Outing
September 21, 2011

Video of twilight bat emergence at Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area

King William Parade
April 16, 2011
Sierrans in King William Parade
L-R: MaryEllen Garcia, Jon Butchkosky, Loyd Cortez, Angela Garcia, Peggy Day

Viva Botanica
April 9, 2011
Sierrans in King William Parade
The Alamo Group presented two hands-on activities for visitors at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens’ Viva Botanica. At the center right in the photo here, volunteers Allison Salinas and Jerry Morrisey demonstrate and oversee plant propagation through cuttings and, on the left, Burbank high school freshman volunteer Steven Gutierrez helps Ben Ryan of Organic Gardening Supplies with worm composting demonstrations. Children and adults alike loved learning how to make new plants and taking home their own creations, fertilized with samples of OGS’s super food—worm poop. Check out Ben’s blog and his comments on the event.

Christmas Party - Potluck Supper
December 7, 2010

On behalf of the Alamo Sierra Club, we want to thank all the members and guests that attended the annual Sierra Club Pot Luck Christmas Party. Many thanks to everyone that brought those wonderful dishes to share with their fellow Sierrans.

Olmos Basin Dog-Friendly Hike
June 12, 2010

King William Parade
April 24, 2010
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Christmas Party - Potluck Supper
December 15, 2009
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We had a wonderful Christmas feast. There were all kinds of goodies to eat. Many thanks to all who came to the party and brought their delicious dishes. There was a good turnout of about 40 people. Thanks, everyone, for making our annual meet and mingle a success.

King William Parade
April 25, 2009
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A fine time was enjoyed by about 20 Sierra Club members at the King William Parade on April 25, 2009. The marchers carried signs and props and shouted slogans that supported Mission Verde.

A young entrepreneur, Luke LaBorde, drove his converted electric car in the parade. Randy Carroll-Bradd once again used his electric lawn mower to generate the power to light a compact fluorescent bulb on his hat.

Other participants who carried Sierra Club banners, props and signs included Loni Carlson, Ellen Clegg, Loyd Cortez, Elinor Froemsdorf, Wendell Fuqua, Angela Garcia, Mary Ellen Garcia, Bill Hurley, David Klar, Bill Livermore, Barbara McMillin, Ben Morrisey, Jerry Morrisey, Barbara Murray, Jim Stewart, and Karen Weehler. Special thanks are due the following people who contributed to making the props: Bill Hurley, Bill Livermore, MaryEllen Garcia, Stacy Berlfein, David Klar, Erica Zeitz, and Jerry Morrisey.

Alamo Sierra Club members march in the King William Parade on Saturday, April 25, 2009

40th Anniversary Celebration
October 19, 2008
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Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club
at the Koehler Pavilion in Brackenridge Park

Alamo Group of the Sierra Club
Annual Potluck Social
July 15, 2008
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Solar Goddess Parade Tommy Adkisson
Wind Turbine
Sierra Club
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King William Parade
April, 2006
Loyd & grandaughter
Dave Klar Lee Dodge SC Banner
For Our Families  

Mayor Hardberger
Mayor Hardberger receives 2007 Sierra Club Conservation Award
L-R: Loretta Van Coppenolle, Jerry Morrisey, Mayor Phil Hardberger, Tom Dukes, Olivia Eisenhauer and Paula Stone
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