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Sierra Club - Cumberland Chapter 2017 Annual Gathering

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Barren River Lake State Park

1149 State Park Road

Lucas, KY 42156

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Chapter Annual Gathering Nov 10-12, 2017

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Sierra Club and the Chapters 50th Anniversary,

Barren River Lake State Resort Park, 1149 State Park Rd. Lucas, KY 42156 (270)646-2151

Make your plans now to attend this year’s Chapter Gathering, November 10-12 at Barren River State Resort Park. We have lots of exciting speakers and fun activities on the schedule. We have the Club’s President Loren Blackford as our keynote speaker on Saturday night.

Make sure to join us on Friday evening as we’re celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Sierra Club and our own 53rd year in Kentucky. That evening will be Founders Night, with members who started the Chapter in Kentucky in attendance. This will be a chance to learn how we stopped the damming of the Red River Gorge and got the Chapter started.

Saturday will kick off a full day of learning and enjoying the day together. We have speakers on Clean Water, Climate Parents, The State of the Chapter --and the Silent Auction will be going on. After lunch, we’ll take time to stretch our legs and get outside. The evening will start with happy hour together. The Chapter and Groups will recognize award winners and Loren Blackford will speak. Then after dinner, you’ll need to get your vocal chords warmed up as we’re bringing back Karaoke for the evening entertainment.

Individuals are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. Reserve your room before Oct 13th for group rates. Rates will increase after that date.

Schedule of Events

All times are central time zone. All activities in the Highland Room


5:00-7:00pm DINNER (on your own)

7:00-8:00pm Arrival and Welcome to the Chapter Annual

7:00-10:00pm Drop off your items for the Silent Auction (Amanda Eschelbach)

7:00-10:00pm “The Roots of our Chapter” Meet champions of the environment and Sierra Club KY’s history

8:00-10:00pm Cash Bar (open)



9:00-9:50am Welcome, Introduction, Silent Auction Info. & Plan for the Day

9:50-10:00am Break

10:00-11:50am Clean Water Act – Hank Graddy

11:50am-12:00pm Break

12:00 -12:55pm LUNCH

1:00-1:50pm Outing Break

1:50-2:00pm Gathering for afternoon sessions

2:00-2:40pm Dreams for the Future – Tom Morris

2:40-2:50pm Climate Parents – Ashley Willims

2:50-3:00pm Break

3:00-3:50pm John Muir – The Thousand Mile Walk & Kentucky - Dick Shore

3:50-4:00pm Break

4:00-4:50pm Climate Change: Impact on Kentucky – Dr. Stuart Foster

5:00-6:00pm Happy Hour/Cash Bar/Improv music (bring your instrument)

6:00-6:45pm DINNER

6:45-7:15pm State of the Chapter, Group and Chapter Awards for 2017 (Tom Morris)

7:15 – 8:00pm Keynote Address by Michael Brune (Club Executive Director)

8:00pm Silent Auction (winning bidders to pick up their items)

8:00-10:00pm Cash Bar (open)

8:15-10:00pm Karaoke (come sing and dance with your fellow Sierrans)

10:00-12:00pm Bonfire and Fellowship


8:00-8:50am BREAKFAST

9:00-9:50am The Sierra Club: 125 years, where do we go from here, a discussion
Michael Brune, Lane Boldman & Tom Morris

9:50-10:00am Break

10:00-10:50am KY Clean Energy Plan – Judy Humble & Kari Miller

10:50-11:00am Break

11:00-11:50am Pollinators & Pollinator Gardens – Holly Young

11:50-12:00pm Results of the Silent Auction… which Group takes home the trophy this year

12:00-12:50pm LUNCH on your own before you go or on the road

Annual Gathering Lodging Information and Sponsor Contact Information

Meeting Location: Barren River State Resort Park

1149 State Park Road Lucas, KY 42156

The Sierra Club has negotiated a special lodging rate at Barren River, and attendees (except sponsored students and limited income attendees) must make your own room/cottage reservations and choose your own roommates. (Reservation Deadline for Lodging: October 13, 2017* *NOTE: If you register later than Oct. 13, Lodge rooms will cost $133.90/night (including taxes and resort fee) IF rooms are still available.

• Lodge rooms: (king or 2 queen beds) = $100.46/night

• Standard Cottage: (4 double beds, 2 baths) = $181.15/night

• Deluxe Villa: (4 queen beds, 2 baths) = $217.61/night

Price includes taxes and $2 per person resort fee.

To Reserve Your Room, Contact Barren River State Resort Park, 1149 State Park Road Lucas, KY 42156 call 270-646-2151 or (800) 325-0057. To get Sierra Club rates, lodging reservations must be made by October 10, 2017. Room fee is separate from registration and meal fees.

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