a complete list of all Osage Group events, outings
and meetings, click the
The Osage Group is on Facebook
- visit us there soon and join our page for updates on events.
Do you know about the Osage Group Listserv? Members can request to join it by sending an email
to Jan Dye at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of local members are on
the listserv - this is where we discuss local environmental
issues, and is another place you can get information about
local outings, events, and meetings.
Plastic Bags - information about ordinances banning their
We very urgently need people who want to serve on the
If you're curious, here's the
information you'll need to ponder:
- The Ex Com, as we call ourselves, is responsible for the
business end of the Group's activities
- There is a Chair, a Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer within
the Ex Com. After you run for election and are in office,
the new members of the Ex Com vote among themselves to
decide who will hold these offices. You do not have to hold
the same office for your full term.
- Not everyone on the Ex Com has to hold an office. Some
members are called Ex-Com members "at large"
- The Ex Com is made up of 7 people
- An Executive Committee member term of office is two years
- You do not need to have experience or be some kind of
super-activist. All you need is the desire to learn about
environmental issues and the desire to do something about
them. This is definitely a learn-as-you-go experience.
- Ex Com meets one time per month, usually on the second
Monday of the month; however, we can change the meeting date
to accommodate the needs of the group
- If interested in serving, you must be elected by ballot.
However, candidates for Executive Committee almost always
run unopposed. We are usually able to recruit enough
candidates for the positions that are open, but we never
have so many that there is competition for positions. The
election is essentially just a formality but is nonetheless
required by the Sierra Club.
Here is the Executive Committee member job description from the
Sierra Club website:
- Understand and promote the mission of the Sierra Club
- Attend Executive Committee meetings and General meetings
- Lead and provide educational training and/or conservation
opportunities to the general membership
- Promote the Outings Program
- Participate in long range planning
- Actively assist in fundraising activities or contribute
- Ensure financial stability and solvency
- Modify and allocate resources; must be consistent with the
opportunities, the abilities, and the commitment of the
- Monitor, question, and evaluate club activities
- Provide Leadership and Vision within the chapter/group
- Contribute a sense of camaraderie and teamwork
Please give this some serious thought. It's not a huge time
commitment, unless you want it to be, and your participation is
desperately needed. Being on the Ex Com puts you in contact with
leaders and volunteers of many other like-minded groups in the
community and greatly expands your circle of influence. I think
you'll find it worthwhile and rewarding.
If you think you would like to run, please send an email to Jan
Dye, email@example.com or call 573-808-1076 to discuss.