Innings & Events

ICO Fall Adventure this Saturday

Posted on October 13th, 2014

Sierra Club ICO invites all participants to join us on a Fall Adventure.  We will be picking apples at Tuken’s Farm in West Alexandria, then exploring the Fall colors at Cox Arboretum in Dayton on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  We are asking all participants to arrive BY 9:00 am at Dater.   We will return to Dater at 4:30 pm.   Please make sure your child eats breakfast.  We will provide lunch at 12:30 and a snack later in the day.

There are three ways to meet up with us:

1.  Meet us at Dater and caravan with us

2.  Have a background check conducted and carpool with us

3.  Meet us at Tuken’s.


In order to participate, the ICO needs to have the Trip & Participant Information Form and the Sierra Club ICO Wavier SIGNED.  (link below)  If these two forms are not completed and signed, you will not be allowed to go on the trip.


If you have any questions about the outing, please contact Roberta Shawhan at 812-204-7921.

Additional Information:

1.  Our participants range in age from 6-12.

2.  If they want to meet us at Tuken’s that is fine-the tour starts at 11:30 am.

October Inning: MGSC Member Vacation Slide Shows!

Posted on September 6th, 2014

When: Monday, October 6th, 2014, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

Speaker: Various members

Title: Vacation Slide Shows!


For this Innings, our members will share their recent vacation pictures with the group. There will be about 8 presentations of 12 min each. Presenters will be selected by the order of sign up. If you wish to present, notify Alvin Denenberg by email (, and please provide a title and/or location of your topic. (e.g. “Kayaking Glacier Bay”, “Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef”, “Hiking the Dolomites”, “Biking The Amalfi Coast”.

Please bring your presentation on a flash drive. Usually 12-40 slides can be shown, as long as it fits into the time allowed. Follow-up information will be emailed to you.

When: Monday, December 1st, 2014, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

SpeakerMike Fremont

Title: Food, Climate Change, Environment and Health

Mike Fremont has been a Sierran since 1966, a retired engineer and Cincinnati businessman, a founder and former board member of American Rivers, and a founder and former President of Rivers Unlimited 1972 – 2003.

mike fremont favTwenty-three years ago he was under sentence of death: 3 months to live- or be operated upon. He read a book, changed his diet to one known as Macrobiotic, and has lived very happily ever after.

Understanding this amazing process, and the potential effect a national diet change would have on longevity, public health, health care and insurance costs and quality of life took a bit of research. The impact would, could, will be staggering.

His first work, in 1994, was a 12-pager with a food impact diagram including global warming, and then in 2009 work showing the extreme effect of our American diet on global warming.

In his opinion we must understand what is happening and do everything possible to forestall warming, or perish as a race. This is arcane, and questions will be welcome.


When: TUESDAY September 2nd, 2014, 7:00 – 8:55 PM

Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH)

Speaker: Jack Berninger


Description: Jack will give a geological presentation on “ANCIENT OCEANS TO RECENT GLACIERS”.

Cincinnati has it all. Oceans, Glaciers, Volcanoes, Mountains, Caves, Earthquakes, Arches, and Ice Mountain Rivers. Over 250 million years of geologic history can be found in this area of Ohio.

Short Bio: Jack Berninger, a retired Biology teacher who spends his time still educating people on the wonderful and exciting flora and fauna of the Cincinnati and Everglades Regions. Various programs and hikes are conducted for Audubon, Fernald, Astronomical groups, Stone/Douglass Festival, Naples Nature Preserves and other wildlife groups in the above locations. Jack has recently presented for our Miami Group, and OLLI.

Annual Picnic Sunday August 10th

Posted on July 21st, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn August, we have a picnic instead of our monthly program (Inning.) This year our picnic will be held on Sunday, August
10, at the Izaak Walton League Lodge, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, along the Little Miami River and Bike Trail near Loveland, OH.  Our potluck picnic gathering will be around 4:00 pm, but we invite you to come earlier in the day, place your picnic food in the refrigerator, and enjoy the activities that will be available.

Don’t delay RSVP for the picnic today! Read More

Citizens Hearing

Posted on July 9th, 2014


Join the Sierra Club’s open forum on the Environmental Protection Agency‘s historic ruling to cut carbon pollution from power plants.

July 24th 7-9 pm at Northside Tavern