Groups of the Cumberland Chapter
What Are Sierra Club Chapters?
The structure of a national environmental organization
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Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The national Sierra Club is organized into regions across the country called CHAPTERS - which usually encompass a state.
The Cumberland Chapter covers the entire state of Kentucky, and as such is sometimes referred to as the "Kentucky Sierra Club."
Chapters are run by a volunteer Executive Committee which is elected by the Chapter's membership - dues-paying Sierra Club members that reside within the geographic boundaries of the Chapter.
Chapters focus on chapter/state-wide issues, collaborate with the national Sierra Club on conservation issues and campaigns that have state/Chapter impacts, and provide support and administrative oversight to their constituent GROUPS.
What are Sierra Club Groups?
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Just as the national Sierra club is organized into Chapter regions, CHAPTERS are further organized into smaller, local regions called GROUPS to provide a way for Sierra Club members and activists to meet and work on local issues that impact residents right in their own backyards.
Like Chapters; Groups are run by a volunteer Executive Committee which is elected by Sierra Club members living within the geographic boundaries of the Group. Group ExCom elections take place at the same time as the Chapter elections each year.
Chapters provide oversight to their constituent Groups, and the national Sierra Club provides oversight to Chapters.
The Cumberland CHAPTER (a.k.a. the Kentucky Chapter), of the Sierra Club was founded in 1968, encompasses the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky, comprises 6 active Groups (and 3 regions designated for future Groups) and, since its founding, has grown to an estimated 5,000 members.