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March 2015 General Meeting & Program

Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus for "Frogs and their Importance" with Brian Munford.

Brian Munford is a well-respected chef around Richmond, but he also has a driving fascination with frogs. He volunteers as a citizen scientist for the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, which studies and evaluates frog populations. He will also bring a frog specialist from the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to handle more technical questions.

Location and Day for Membership Meetings

Our meeting place and meeting day remain the same as the last year: Jepson Alumni Center on the University of Richmond Campus, on each SECOND Wednesday!

Jepson Alumni Center Map A few notes about this location:
  • Official Jepson Alumni Center written directions and link to map:
  • If you Google "U of R Jepson Alumni Center" you will be sent to a different building and be given incorrect addresses: 101 College Road and 28 Westhampton Way -- these are incorrect! The Jepson Alumni Center's correct street address is 49 Crenshaw Way, Richmond, VA 23221. On GoogleMaps it will show up as Alumni Relations, U of R, near College road. Use Keller Road to enter campus, then take right. Alumni Center will be to your right; there is plenty of well-lit parking to your left, directly across from the Jepson Alumni Center.
  • In Google Maps, the building is labeled "Alumni Relations".
One thing hasn't changed: Well Recycle What Your Recycler Wont !! Dont forget to bring your old batteries, CFC bulbs, #5 plastics, cell phones, and other hard-to-recycle goods.

FOJG Grants

The Sierra Club Falls of the James Group periodically awards grants to worthy organizations. Grant applications will be evaluated twice a year: in the Spring (deadline June 1) and in the Fall (deadline December 1). For more information about this process please see our Grant Application Form and our Funding Guidelines.

Good luck!


The VA Chapter of the Sierra Club is forming a team to attend local events with petitions to gather as many signatures as we can in support of these Guidelines. To join us, sign up on Meetup at RSVP to the events that you can staff and we will supply you the necessary clipboard, pen and petition. It’s a great way to start conversations with people about carbon pollution and climate disruption.


State Ex Comm. Delegate
Responsibilities: Represent FOJG at State Ex Comm., attend bi-monthly Saturday meeting in Charlottesville.
Qualifications: Active member of FOJG, “in the know”, good communicator, some computer skills.

Volunteer Coordinator
Responsibilities: Motivator, encourage members to participate in activities, schedule volunteers.
Qualifications: Outgoing and optimistic, strong people skills, clear communicator.

VA Capitol Building Political Comm. Chair
Responsibilities: Encourage club’s legislative agenda, promote environmentally sensitive candidates.
Qualifications: Keen interest in political activities, good group spokesperson, confident public speaker.

University Liaison
Responsibilities: Reach out to VCU, UR, VUU student green groups for mutual support, efforts and successes.
Qualifications: Young at heart, social media user, good communicator.

Social Comm. Chair
Responsibilities: Generate FUN, organize social activities.
Qualifications: Outgoing and flexible, plays well with others.

Transportation Comm. Chair
Responsibilities: Promote alternative transportation options to carbon fueled vehicles, bike and pedestrian advocate.
Qualifications: Passionate about the issues.

If you're interested please CONTACT one of our co-chairs: Adele MacLean or John Zeugner


Feb 2015 issue of the FOJG eNewsletter is now available

The February eNewsletter is packed full of updates, including:
  • FoJG Executive Committee Results
  • Video tribute to John Zeugner

Upcoming FOJG Activities

March 2015 General Meeting

Date/Time: Wed, Mar 11, 2015, 7:00 PM
Location: Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Topic: Frogs and their Importance
Presenter: Brian Munford
Contact: John Zeugner (

April 2015 General Meeting

Date/Time: Wed, Apr 8, 2015, 7:00 PM
Location: Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Topic: Mosquitoes - Life Cycle, Habitat, Threats and Benefits
Presenter: Charles "Wes" Robertson
Contact: John Zeugner (

Big Yard Sale

Kick Off Date: Mon, May 11, 2015
Public Sale Date: Sat, May 16, 2015
Location: Millhiser Gym - U of R Campus
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: John Zeugner (

Post-BYS Celebration and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Date/Time: Wed, May 20, 2015, TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: John Zeugner (

What is the Falls of the James Group?

The Sierra Club is the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It has chapters across the country, including the Virginia Chapter. The Falls of the James Group (FOJG) is one of the fourteen Virginia Chapter Groups.

FOJG is tied to the James River Park System and the communities and the issues that border that river and other critical Virginia rivers. The group's geographical area stretches from Hanover County down to the North Carolina border and from Amelia County east to Surry County.

FOJG celebrates nature and the outdoor recreational opportunities of our diverse region. We are working to preserve and restore our environment through Education, Conservation, and Recreation. Our Strategic Goals are Urban Sustainability, Global Warming Mitigation, Green Solutions, Greenways/Blueways and Parks Protection. We rely on volunteer and member involvement!

Join the Sierra Club today

FOJG Executive Committee

Adele MacLean -
Joe Brancoli -
Andrew Peacock -
Stefan Bogdanovic
Scott Burger
Mary Crutchfield
Eric Vrabel
Ralph White

FOJG Committee Chairs & Administrative Positions

Bike-Ped -
CAFO Chair -
Eric Vrabel
Chapter Delegate -
Conservation Chair -
Stefan Bogdanovic
eNewsletter Editor -
Anne Repp
Fundraising Chair -
Tamara Smith
Inner City Outings -
Membership Chair -
Outings Chair -
Political/Legislative Chair -
Pollinator Chair -
Catherine Welsh
Program Chair -
John Zeugner
Publicity Chair -
Twitter & Meetup -
University Liason: VUU -
University Liason: VCU -
University Liason: U of R -
Volunteer Coordinator -
Website & Facebook -
Eric Vrabel

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