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Calendar Events

Dec 13 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Sherman Hoffman Preserve, Harding Township
Dec 21 (Sun), 12:30 pm
Silver Singles Holiday Walking Tour of NYC
Jan 17 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Jockey Hollow
Jan 18 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Feb 7 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Patriots Path Stroll
Feb 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles - High Point State Park Cross Country Ski
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Lewis Morris Park
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
Mar 15 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation

A statewide special interest section including hikes, social gatherings, cleanups, picnics, cultural outings, etc.

The Sierra Club NJ Singles Section's mission is to encourage membership in the Sierra Club, work on environmental issues, and hold social events where environmentally-motivated people can meet.

We highly recommend that our participants join our national parent organization, the Sierra Club, dedicated to exploring and protecting the wild places of the earth. Your donation helps your voice to be heard through congressional lobbying on environmental issues. The Sierra Club is a member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action.

JOIN! Applications are available at all Sierra Club Singles Section events, as well as at local group meetings, or online.

We get frequent questions about the age range of those attending our events. The age range varies widely (from 30s to 60s and beyond), depending on type of event and difficulty (if it's a hike).

Outing or social event leaders may collect a $3 surcharge per event to non-Sierra Club members to cover operational expenses.

All activities are open to all, regardless of membership or marital status. However, we strongly recommend that once you have participated in 3 of our events, you join our national parent organization, the Sierra Club.

Please join us as we enjoy our natural areas and learn about how we can protect them.

Table of Contents:
Keeping Informed/Event Details
Meeting Schedule
Upcoming Events
Conservation and Political Issues
Beyond the Singles Section (national, state, local Sierra Club info)
Contact Directory


KEEPING INFORMED/EVENT DETAILS:

Join our FREE Listserver:

Anyone may subscribe/unsubscribe/change their settings to this list by going to: http://lists.sierraclub.org/archives/NJ-SINGLES-NEWS.html and clicking on "Join or leave the list."

To contact the listowner, send a message to: NJ-SINGLES-NEWS-request (at) lists.sierraclub.org


We will use this automated email service to announce activities as they are planned. Once you subscribe, you will receive email messages with the details of future activities. You may subscribe and unsubscribe at will. Directions on how to unsubscribe are included at the bottom of each message. We recommend joining this useful service as many different outings and social events will be posted only on the listserver. And remember, this is a free service!

View the Archive:

This is especially helpful if you either prefer not to receive e-mail or if you are a new member to the listserver, as announcements to those events that will occur in the near future will have already been sent out by the time you subscribe.


MEETINGS:

Please feel free to come out to help plan upcoming events, as well as to socialize.

General meetings
(Casual pizza gathering and introduction to club issues and activities.)

When:
Watch this space for updates. At this time no monthly meetings are scheduled.

Where: Library of the Chathams
              214 Main Street (Main St. is Route 124), Chatham, NJ

If you need directions, see the directions page.

We will have guest speakers at most meetings. If you would like to be informed of when we have guest speakers, please join our listserver (see above section titled 'Keeping Informed').

If you want pizza, a $5 donation is required. Also, an R.S.V.P. is required for pizza. Please R.S.V.P. if you are interested in the pizza social to joyce00201 (at) yahoo.com and specify plain or veggie pizza.

 


LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
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Saturday, December 13 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Sherman Hoffman Preserve, Harding Township
Moderately strenuous: 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain. Hiking through the Audubon Center, the Passaic River brook and Jockey Hollow.

No beginners. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required.

Facilities: There rest room at the parking lot and another rest room during the hike.

Registration required via web. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. More Information.

Sunday, December 21 at 12:30 pm — Silver Singles Holiday Walking Tour of NYC
Join us for a two hour walking tour led by N.Y.C. Discovery. The theme is "A Victorian Christmas". The cost is $22.00, payable in cash. Meet at 12:30 pm at Penn Station in New York next to the Amtrak ticket windows. We'll go for an inexpensive lunch and then walk to the tour site. Reservations are required. Call or e-mail the trip leader, Jay Dibble, by December 14th, at 908 289-8813 or jaydib41090@peoplepc.com. Please provide your name and phone number. More Information.

Saturday, January 17 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Jockey Hollow
Moderate pace, some ups and downs, 6 miles.

Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet at the visitors' center at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. No pets please. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. More Information.

Sunday, January 18 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art while the weather is cold. Meet inside the museum's main entrance at 5th Avenue and 82nd Street at the large desk in the middle of the vestibule. Admission is WHATEVER YOU WANT to pay. Optional lunch in the cafeteria (very good and reasonably priced).

Contact leader Mary at blehlwalsh@earthlink.net for more details, and to RSVP. More Information.

Saturday, February 7 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Patriots Path Stroll
Come take an easy stroll on Patriots Path in Morristown. This 3-5 mile stroll will start out from the Speedwell Lake parking lot at 10 AM across the street from Historic Speedwell. See the Morris County Parks website (http://www.morrisparks.org/ ) for directions. The path is wide, partly paved, partly crushed stabilized gravel with very little in the way of elevation gains. We will be strolling at a very moderate pace. Please bring plenty of water and a light snack. Great for beginners. No pets please. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Optional lunch afterwards. More Information.

Saturday, February 14 at 10:00 am — Singles - High Point State Park Cross Country Ski
There is a full service cross country ski center at the park with rentals and a ski lodge.

We expect to take 4-5 hours for fun in the snow. Email the leader for the up-to-the-minute details.

Facilities: There is a ski lodge with rentals and restrooms.

No pets. XC skis and boots and a day-pack with water required. Bring a lunch.

Register by clicking on the "Register" button. Include a brief description of your XC Ski experience in the "Questions or comments for the activity leader" section of the registration page. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist, Jimi Oleksiak, before, also include a brief description of your hiking experience.

Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. (Location shown on map is APPROXIMATE.) More Information.

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Lewis Morris Park
Moderate pace, some ups and downs, 7 miles

We will start at Sunrise Lake, then hike to the parking upper lot and back down to the lake using a combination of the Yellow and Red trails. The pace will be a moderate to slow one. See the Morris County Parks Commission websitehttp://www.morrisparks.org/aspparks/lmdir.asp for directions. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. No pets please. TC Map Jersey Highlands Trails. More Information.

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
The hike will cover 5 Miles in 4 hours in moderately hilly terrain around the former Butler Reservoir

Faciiities: There are no facilities in this preserve.

Winter Traction devices are required if there is ice or show on the ground.

No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required.

Register by clicking on the "Register" button. If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. Location shown on the map is approximate. More Information.

Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation
Social hike; meet before 10 a.m. at the Turtle Back Rock entrance to South Mountain Reservation. We will hike 6 to 7 miles at a brisk pace, visiting Turtle Back Rock and Hemlock Falls. Bring lunch; wear hiking boots. Rain/snow cancels.

RSVP by Wed, Mar 11 to leader ronpate31@verizon.net More Information.

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Outing helpers are needed to sweep (bring up the rear), post (stand at intersections to direct "traffic"), sign in people, coordinate optional plans (like a visit to a viewpoint), pass messages between the leader and sweep, pass out handouts, have post cards and petitions signed, promote various issues, etc. Contact any outing leaders to volunteer. If you know any hiking areas very well, you may wish to ask one the outings leaders about training to become a hike/outings leader yourself. (Very low cost training, including first aid/CPR, may be available soon. If interested, you are encouraged to inquire with the hike leader.)

Monthly Socials:

First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Morristown at the Famished Frog. An RSVP is required! Join our list server for further details.
(and)
Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Montclair. Restaurant to be announced. An RSVP is required to Joyce Haddad .

Movie Night and Special Events:

On occasion, we have special events, such as movies, which aren't classified as outings or conventional socials. They can be found on the calendar.

Details of each event are announced via an email listserver (see Keeping Informed section above). Please do not contact the leader with questions until you have received the monthly hike email with details (sent out the last week of the prior month).

 

These are a few of our upcoming events, but by no means all. Please join our listserv to be notified of all upcoming events:
 


CONSERVATION \ POLITICAL ISSUES:

FREECYCLE
It's E-Bay without the money! The Freecycle Network lets you clean out your garage without sending anything to the landfill. Groups are organized geographically, with many in NJ. You simply post the things you are giving away, or look for things you need. Go to http://www.freecycle.org/, find your closest group, click on it, and follow the instructions to join.


FIGHT JUNK MAIL!!!
Now here's something we can all get behind. Want less junk mail? Go to the Direct Marketing Assn website (http://www.the-dma.org/), move your mouse over "For Consumers," scroll down and click on "Remove My Name From Marketing Lists," click on the link "How to remove your name from mailing lists," and then fill out the online registration form. There is a $5 fee for this online service. Or, for the price of a stamp, you can send a postcard with your name and address to: Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.

COMPUTER RECYCLING
Many computers end up in landfills, leaking toxics. PC maker Dell has begun a recycling program. For $5 to $15, Dell owners can send their old machines to the company, where they are "demanufactured" and their materials either reused or safely disposed of.

Also check out :

CONSUMER ELECRONICS RECYCLING FACILITIES in NJ

and

Earth911.com


BEYOND THE SINGLES SECTION:

JOIN THE SIERRA CLUB:

The singles section highly recommends that our participants join our national parent organization, the Sierra Club, which helps its members explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Your donation helps your voice to be heard through congressional lobbying on environmental issues. The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action.

If you join the Sierra Club, you will receive a printed quarterly newsletter from the New Jersey state chapter including New Jersey outings, as well as the bimonthly, national Sierra Magazine, which includes national and international outings/vacations sponsored by the Sierra Club. Applications are available at all Sierra Club Singles Section events, as well as at local group meetings, or online.

Get involved at the local level:

Your membership in the national Sierra Club also provides membership in the state chapter (http://NewJersey.SierraClub.org) and a local group near you.

The local groups hold meetings around the state, which focus on onservation issues at the local level and beyond. To find the local Sierra Club group near you, find your county at (http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/groups.asp).

All chapter and group outings and general meetings are open to all regardless of membership status.


CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR NJ SIERRA CLUB'S SINGLES SECTION

 

Chair:

Joe Testa

Outings Chair:

Joyce Haddad

 

Outings Co-Chair:

(vacant)

 

Nominating Chair:

Nancy Sullivan

 

Conservation Chair:

Joe Testa

 

Treasurer: Joyce White  

Social Chair:

Joe Prebish

 

Vice Social Chair: Jeff Sovelove  
Cool Cities Coordinator: (vacant)  
Membership: (vacant)  

Publicity Chair

(vacant)

 

Volunteers needed for the positions of outings leaders, Programs, Publicity, fundraising chair/co-chairs, and members of all committees, including social event planners. Please attend a Planning/Executive Committee meeting or email any of the officers if you are interested.

New Jersey Sierra Club, 145 West Hanover St., Trenton, NJ 08618, USA

Sierra Club is a registered trademark.

Questions and comments about this web site may be sent to: Joe Testa

For general questions about the Singles Section, contact the Group Membership Chair.

Page URL: http://NewJersey.SierraClub.org/Singles/index.asp
Page Last Modified 11/18/2014


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