Sierran Masthead

Chapter Adds a New Group

by Lori Hazlett,
Chapter Coordinator

After six months of meetings and organizing, representatives of the Sierra Club’s Hoosier Chapter, chapter members from a four-county area, and Sierra Club National approved creation of the Winding Waters Group. Centered in Columbus, the new group includes Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, and Jennings counties.

We’re very excited to have the Winding Waters Group up and running. Members chose “Winding Waters” as the name of the group because the Muscatatuck River goes through Decatur, Jennings, and Jackson counties. The name means “Winding Waters” in Native American.

Members of the group selected a volunteer executive committee. Doug Johnson was named the chair; Dennis Tibbetts, vice chair and conservation chair; Carla Fultz, treasurer; Kathy Bealmear, newsletter editor; Art Hopkins, outings chair; Ginger Louder, secretary; Gene Cox, membership chair; and David Richards, programs chair.

General meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Bartholomew County Library at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

The executive committee meets at lunch on the second Wednesday of each month. If you would like to attend the executive committee meeting or have comments or questions about the group, please contact Doug Johnson at (812) 342-3210.

This brings the number of active Sierra Club groups in the Hoosier Chapter to five, including Five Rivers Group centered in Delaware County; Heartlands Group centered in Marion County; Dunelands Group centered in Porter County; and Wildcat Group centered in Tippecanoe County.

Welcome Winding Waters! We all look forward to the positive changes you will have on the environment in your area and the state.

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Fall 2001