December 3rd “Innings” Meeting: Travels to China & the Yangtze River

**** Hellmann will present his travels to China: Three weeks, five cities plus Hong Kong, and transportation by plane, train, bus, rickshaw, and boat – including a 3 day trip down the Yangtze River with its Three Gorges Dam. Besides walking The Great Wall, Peking’s Tiananmen Square & the Royal Palaces and its Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium, **** and his wife, Kathy, visited a Panda preserve, many Buddhist temples, and Xian’s terracotta warriors.

A retired engineer from G.E., **** has been active in the Sierra Club for nearly 20 years, with extensive involvement in environmental issues. He has travelled extensively with hiking trips in the Alps & Alaska and recently completed El Camino – “The Way” for a total of 750 miles through France & Spain (two weeks per year over five years). Now they are traversing the northern coast of Spain two weeks at a time. He volunteers for OLLI (Osher Lifetime learning Institute) at U.C. Blue Ash, teaching a course in “Cool Green Gems and Hot Environmental Issues” – a sort of informal Sierra Club outreach effort, to senior citizens.

 

Monday 7pm-8:55pm at the Dan Beard Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)