With Miami Group, Sally has been active with the Conservation Committee, serving as vice chair, and with Past Plastic Cincinnati. She has also been involved with opposing natural gas pipeline expansion in Hamilton County. Additionally she is active with the Corryville Community Council and is a member of the Burnet Woods Park Advisory Council.
Chris Curran has been a long-time member of the Sierra Club and active with both the Miami Group and the Ohio Chapter, serving on the Miami Group ExCom and as the Miami Group’s representative on the Chapter ExCom. She helped to initiate chapter grants to groups, which provided funding for numerous Miami Group campaigns and supported the group of numerous college interns involved in environmental advocacy.
I have been a Sierra Club member since 2003. I have served several terms on the Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Miami Group Sierra Club Political Committee. That Committee has endorsed numerous candidates for local, state and federal elections. It is important to let our members know which candidates support environmentally friendly policies, laws and regulations. In 2018 we were very active in the Cincinnati and Dayton geographical areas. At ExCom I have served as the ExCom liaison to the Political Committee and I have performed various functions in support of the Group's Treasurer. Having a sound financial condition helps the Group succeed in all of its sponsored activities such as Outings, Memorial Trees, workshops, the monthly Innings, our Annual retreat, and more.
Becky Van Damme has been appointed to the Miami Group Executive Committee to fill a vacant position through the end of the year. As with several other club officers, Becky comes to us through the Outings program, starting with backpacking trips in 2014, then becoming an Outings Leader in 2021. Becky enjoys bicycling, hiking, backpacking, and canoeing with the Sierra Club. Other interests include volunteering as an usher for the Cincinnati Arts Association and singing with the Northern Kentucky Community Chorus.
I'm a retired school psychologist and avid nature lover. I support the work of Sierra Club on both a national and local level. I strive to bring clean air and clean water to my world and to my local environment. To do this, I have worked to be the change I seek. I have involved myself in township politics to ensure that the need for clean air and water, and quality of life for all, is recognized and addressed in the township in which I live. I have seen that zoning regulations are the route to improving clean air, clean water and better quality of life for all.
Barry has been a member of Sierra Club since 2007, and an active Outings Leader since 2013. After retiring from a 30+ year career with GE he became the Miami Group Outings Chair, and now serves as Executive Liaison to the Communications Committee as well.\
Marilyn Wall was re-appointed to excom to fill a vacancy through the end of 2023. Marilyn has been an active volunteer since the early 1980's. She has served as a chapter chair, chapter and group conservation chair, group political chair, member of the national Sierra Club Board and been involved with numerous other committees. She has worked on a number of the Sierra Club’s political campaigns, among them, efforts to improve Ohio’s brownfield (toxic waste) sites. She was also involved in a petition to USEPA to revoke Ohio’s authority to implement environmental laws due to past failure to enforce these laws. This effort led to numerous agency reforms. Marilyn's major projects are stopping pollution (again) at Cleveland-Cliffs steel mill in Middletown, pushing for Green Steel and stopping sewer overflows in Hamilton County. After years of no progress in stopping overflows, Marilyn worked to bring a citizen suit against the sewer district. Cincinnati and Hamilton County both, now have a consent decree which is the first to recognize sewage reaching people’s basements as violations of the Clean Water Act. Marilyn continues to press for progess in stopping overflows.
Randy first joined the Sierra Club in California back in 1969. He has been active in the Miami group since 1990 and met his wife, Jan, on a group hike. He is currently Treasurer for the group and has been active in organizing membership events. Randy is a professor emeritus from the Physics Department at the University of Cincinnati. His hobbies include outdoor hiking, wildflower photography, visiting pre-Columbian and ancient archaeology sites, and travel.