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2008

This issue of Chesapeake includes the ballot for electing at-large members of the executive committee of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club.

This issue of Chesapeake includes the ballot for electing at-large members of the executive committee of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization that elects its own leadership. Every member is entitled to vote and to run for leadership positions in the club. The executive committee (excom) runs the chapter and determines the chapter’s policies and responses to the many environmental challenges we face in Maryland. In addition to developing and supporting our legislative agenda, setting priorities for conservation campaigns, and facilitating communication between the chapter and the groups, the excom faces the challenge of achieving fiscal stability despite rising operational costs and a reduction in funds from the national club.

The excom comprises six at-large members elected by the Maryland membership, and one delegate from each of our nine groups. At-large members serve for two-year terms. Three of the six at-large positions are up for election each year. The excom elects the chapter chair and other officers from its own ranks.

This is your chance to choose the people who will lead the chapter through the next year. Please read the candidates’ statements, complete the ballot, and mail it to the chapter office at this address:

Elections Committee

Maryland Chapter/Sierra Club

Suite 101A

7338 Baltimore Ave.

College Park, Maryland 20740

The excom meets six times a year on the third Saturday of every odd month. Those elected will take their position at the January 17, 2009 meeting. Ballots are due in the office by January 9, 2009.

Please read the candidates’ statements carefully and vote in this election for members-at-large for the executive committee of your Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The statements from the candidates for at-large seats on the executive committee have been sequenced in random order below.

Ballot appears on page 23.  

 

 

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