About the Long Island Sierra Club
The Long Island
Sierra Club is a "Group" in the Atlantic
(New York) Chapter of the national Sierra
The group operates
relatively independently of the state and national organization,
receiving only enough funding each year to barely cover the newsletter
costs, and limited only by the need to be consistent with state
and national policies.
The LISC Group
is composed of eleven executive committee members- "ExCom"
members, active volunteers and committee members, and over 7000
The ExCom is
the guiding board of the club, and many of the active volunteers
serve on the ExCom at some point.
The work of
the club is done by committee chairs and volunteers. For example,
the conservation committee deals directly with the environmental
topics, and has sub-committees for groundwater, coastal waterways,
recycling etc. The committees are very fluid at this level, however,
and committee members are mostly defined by the volunteers working
on them rather than formal appointments.
There are also
important committees for membership, fundraising, meetings, outings,
activity of all of these committees and volunteers make the LISC
a unique volunteer environmental organization.
The Sierra Club is a nonprofit member-supported,
public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural
environment by influencing public policy decisions -- legislative,
administrative, legal, and electoral.
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