Rocky Mountain Chapter

Work begins on new Denver Metro Network
By Kathleen Butler
Denver Metro Network Coordinator
In January, Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) members in the Denver Metro area met to talk about getting organized for Sierra Club work in the area. The purpose of the group is to take actions on conservation issues relevant to this local geographic area, as well as other activities, including hiking and social get-togethers.

RMC Director Joshua Ruschhaupt reported that Sierra Club has a new structure available to locally-organized bodies.  Instead of a "Group," which has a higher level of administrative labor, the RMC Executive Committee (ExCom) and members present at recent meetings have decided to go with a new structure recently designed by the national Sierra Club, called a “Network."  A Network is designed differently to be less of an administrative burden on the volunteer leaders.

So our new title is Denver Metro Network (DMN).

The meeting helped identify members to serve as DMN leaders. We asked attendees what positions they would like to serve on, and were delighted with their responses. Later we notified the RMC Executive Committee about our meeting and our hopes for the future. The ExCom agreed we should establish a search committee that would handle interviews and make recommendations for who should serve on the DMN Board.
The four-to-eight open positions are: chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer and four other optional positions.
Please let me know if you are interested in any of the positions. Contact me by email or at 303.506.3443.


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