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Calendar Events

Mar 30 (Mon), 7:00 pm
Singles Dinner and Movie in New Brunswick
Apr 8 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Sierra Silver Singles Planning Meeting
Apr 11 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Pyramid Mountain
Apr 11 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Garret Mountain and Great Falls
Apr 19 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Hike - Tourne County Park
Apr 25 (Sat), 11:00 am
Silver Singles - Earth Day Canoe Trips at Essex County Earth Day
Apr 25 (Sat), 7:00 pm
Documentary Screening: 'Rescuing the River, the Raritan'
May 9 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Van Campens Glen, Delaware Water Gap
May 17 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Hike - Hedden County Park
May 23 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation

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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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Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm — Singles Dinner and Movie in New Brunswick
The documentary "The Economics of Happiness" will be shown. Please arrive at 7:00 pm. For those of you who haven't joined us before, you order from the menu and are responsible for what you order and a tip.

The Economics of Happiness

2011 – 67 minutes

Directed by: by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page.

Description: This upbeat film offers not only a big-picture analysis of globalization, but a powerful message of hope for the future. The thinkers and activists we interviewed share a clear message: in order to respect and revitalize diversity, both cultural and biological, we need to localize economic activity. A systemic shift – away from globalizing economic activity and towards the local – is an almost magic formula that allows us to reduce our ecological footprint while increasing human well-being. More Information.

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm — Sierra Silver Singles Planning Meeting
Come join us to plan the third quarter. Our discussion will cover warmer weather activities for July, August, and September. We'll request individual checks. Hope to see you there with your ideas for fun! More Information.

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Pyramid Mountain
This will be a 4-5 mile loop hike past Tripod Rock using a variety of trails. Hiking boots are a MUST! There is quite a bit of elevation change and significant climbing. See the Morris County Parks website http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/pyrmtnmain.asp for directions and info. Bring lots of water and a light snack. Meet in the Pyramid Mountain Visitor’s Center parking lot. Inclement weather cancels. No pets please. Joint ADK-NJ and Sierra club hike. More Information.

Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Garret Mountain and Great Falls
The hike will cover 7 Miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain with great views of Paterson. More Information.

Sunday, April 19 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles Hike - Tourne County Park
4.5 mile hike over both flat and hilly terrain. One moderately steep road; climb to a scenic lookout. Optional lunch at a local pub-restaurant. Meet and be ready to hike by 10 a.m. Steady rain cancels. Meet at the first parking lot on the right on McCaffrey Lane. More Information.

Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am — Silver Singles - Earth Day Canoe Trips at Essex County Earth Day
Join us at the Essex County Environmental Centeto help celebrate Earth Day. We will provide short canoe trips to individuals and families, many whom have never been in a canoe. We start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. We need about 15 volunteers. Please join in this community support activity! More Information.

Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 pm — Documentary Screening: 'Rescuing the River, the Raritan'
Please join us for a free screening of the documentary "Rescuing the River, the Raritan". Jeff Tittel, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, will help lead a discussion/question and answer session. Refreshments will be served.

This documentary tells the story of New Jersey's Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film reveals how government agencies, corporations, environmentalists, developers, scientists, and lawyers have clashed for years in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollution and environmental neglect.

The Raritan is still the 14th most polluted waterway in the nation, with 20 federal Superfund sites and 200 state-registered toxic sites along its banks and the banks of its tributaries. More Information.

Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike - Van Campens Glen, Delaware Water Gap
This hike will cover 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain. More Information.

Sunday, May 17 at 10:00 am — Silver Singles Hike - Hedden County Park
Hike 4-5 miles at a moderate pace. Hiking boots recommended for the hilly, rocky terrain. Rain cancels. Optional lunch to follow at a local diner. Directions: I-287 to exit 39. Travel West on Route 10 for 9 miles. Turn right on the Dover-Chester Road just before the traffic light. At the T intersection, turn left and drive 3 short blocks to Concord Rd. Turn right and proceed .5 miles to the parking lot. (Note that this is NOT the main parking lot for the park.) More Information.

Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 am — Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation
We will start at Turtleback Rock trailhead at 10 AM. See the Essex County Parks Commission website http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=parks/sites/so for directions. Bring lots of water, and wear hiking boots. We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. No pets please. 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

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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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