Peak & Prairie
August / September 1999
Carl Pope to be Keynote Speaker at the 1999 Rocky Mountain Chapter Retreat
by Linda Batlin
This year’s Rocky Mountain Chapter retreat will be held the weekend of September 17-19, 1999, at the Glacier View Ranch west of Boulder. The location for last year’s successful retreat, Glacier View is in a beautiful, serene setting with a fantastic view of the Continental Divide and the Indian Peaks from a lake. There will be many recreational opportunities as well as diverse workshops as usual. This year we have the added honor of having Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, as our Keynote speaker on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Pope has been a Sierra Club leader for 20 years serving as political director and conservation director. He has been the Club’s executive director since 1992 and is an eloquent speaker. He will speak about the Club’s major campaigns among other things.
The retreat starts Friday night with registration and a desert potluck followed by the always popular storytelling hour with John Stansfield, Mary Romano and Linda Batlin. This year we are doing something different with the food preparation. We are having Glacier View Ranch provide Saturday night dinner for us. The rest of the good, wholesome meals will be prepared by volunteers. Part time baby sitting will be available for young children. For more information on this, contact Kathy Glatz at 303-922-3425. Another change in the Retreat format this year is that there will be more free time Saturday afternoon for hiking, canoeing or just relaxing.
Many workshops and activities have been confirmed, and others are still having the finishing touches put on them. The confirmed workshops and preliminary schedule appear below.
The retreat schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 17
6:00 - 10:00 pm Registration and Check-in
7:00 - 8:00 pm Dessert Potluck (bring a dessert to share)
8:00 - 9:30 pm Welcome, Mixer, and Storytelling
Saturday, September 18
7:00 am Coffee available
7:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Check-in
7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 - 8:45 am Welcome, Mixer, and Announcements
9:00 - !0:15 am Workshop Session I
Your Money or Your Life : Lifestyle Changes - Jan Oen
Colorado Grizzly Project - Jorge Andromidas
Colorado River Taskforce - Steve Glaser
10:30 - 11:45 am Workshop Session II
Environmentally Responsible Investing - Tony Ruckel
Legislative Issues - Merry Havens
Nature Journaling - Mary Romano
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 pm Keynote Address: Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
1:50 - 2:00 pm Announcements
2:15 - 3:30 pm Workshop Session III
Genetic Engineering- Suzanne Wuerthele
BLM Wilderness - Monica Piergrossi
Ecosystem Modeling - Terry McLendon
3:30 - 6:30 pm Free Time for canoeing, swimming, hiking, etc.
Hike - Roger Wendell
5:30 - 6:30 pm Social time with beverages and snacks available
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 - 8:00 pm Presentation of 1999 Chapter Awards
8:00 pm on An Evening of Fun and Entertainment: Games, Environmental Videos, Dancing, etc.
Sunday, September 19
7:00 am Coffee available
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am Mixer and announcements
9:00 - 10:15 am Workshop Session V
Organizing New Activists - Robin Fugett
Deep Ecology - Mary Romano
Wildlife in Boulder County - Linda Batlin
Horseback Trail Ride
10:30 - 11:45 am Workshop Session VI
Growth and Transportation Ballot Issues - Sandy Hume
Rail Transit - John Esty
Arithmetic, Population and Energy - Al Bartlett
Horseback Trail Ride (if enough interest)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Clean-up and head homeward
Other Recreational Activities Available:
Canoeing - any time
Catch-and-Release Fishing in Lake - any time
Go-Carts - Sunday only
Mountain Bike Trails - any time; some at Glacier View
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub - any time; other group may want some time Sat. evening
Sunfish (small sailboat) - may be available
Game Room - Ping Pong, Foos Ball, Air Hockey - any time
Board and Card Games
Glacier View Ranch is a smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free facility. There will be plenty of tent sites and shared cabin space available. Those wishing to come up for just a day are welcome to do so and there will be a reduced registration fee. Everyone is expected to participate in food preparation and clean up. Those not wishing to do so should add $10 to their registration fee (see registration form).
The Glacier View Ranch is located north of Ward and is also above Jamestown. Here are directions on how to get to the Ranch. Through Jamestown - From North Boulder take Old Stage Road 4.5 miles. At Buckingham Park, turn left at T intersection and continue 5.7 miles to Jamestown (a couple of miles before, continue right at Y in road). From there climb up 4.4 miles to where pavement ends and continue another 1.5 miles on dirt road to the Ranch. Turn right at the entrance and continue to Long House.
Through Nederland - From Broadway and Canyon in Boulder drive west up Boulder Canyon 16.2 miles to Nederland. At traffic circle take Colorado 72 heading north towards Ward another 16.2 miles and turn right on dirt road heading to Jamestown. There is a green sign that says Jamestown and it is 1/4 mile past mile marker 48. Follow this road .8 mile to Ranch entrance.
This year’s retreat again promises to be a fun, entertaining and informative event. It is a chance for new members to meet people and find out more about the Sierra Club and it is a chance for seasoned members to see old friends again. Send in your reservation today! To volunteer to help out with the retreat or with food, or if you have questions, call Linda Batlin at 303- 494- 6407. See the Chapter web site for more Retreat information and updates - http://www.rmc.sierraclub.org.
1999 RETREAT REGISTRATION
September 17-19 View Ranch, north of Ward, Colorado.
Cabin, tent site, or RV Site
Shared Cabin (walk to bath house) - share with up to 8 others
Single Day Registration - No lodging accommodations - circle Sat or Sun
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