Eleanor B. has been a member of the Sierra Club since 2007 - according to her official membership card, but a life long member of environmental causes. If it has to do with the Earth or Mother Nature, Eleanor B. loves it and is interested in it. Eleanor B. is currently Chair of the Mammoth Cave Group in Bowling Green, and would like to continue to serve on the group Ex-Com. She currently teaches part time ELL at the Warren Co. Adult Education Center at SKYCTC in Bowling Green. Beside Nature in general, Eleanor’s top three passions go to trees, gardening, and reading. If elected, Eleanor B. will continue to do whatever she can to grow the group in Bowling Green and reach out to anyone who is passionate about the Earth and it’s well being.
Stephanie Morris teaches part time at a community college, loves spending time outdoors, and enjoys being a member of the Mammoth Cave Group of the Sierra Club.
John Van Ness
John is married, his wife's name is Ginger. He has kids and grandchildren in Pa , Fla , KY , USVI. John is a Presbyterian. He graduated from Vanderbilt - C E , in 1954. He also attended Ga Tech - from 58-59. He served in the USMC 1954-58 ( Lt., artillery ). John had a career as a city planning consultant and urban renewal planner, including Director of urban renewal , planning and code enforcement - in Jacksonville FL, director of public housing and rental assistance - Jefferson Co , KY. He was also a National Assoc of Housing & Redevelopment Official for around 20 years. He retired in 1998, after which he has lived in Louisville,KY , Vinalhaven, ME ; Allen Co and Bowling Green ,KY
My name is Eleanor Short. I reside in Bowling Green. I have been an active member of the Mammoth Cave group of the Kentucky Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club for three years. After considerable thought and soul-searching, I have decided to express my interest in serving on the ExCom for our local group. Since participating in the Sierra Club, I have experienced opportunities to learn about our area, especially Lost River Cave, with whom we share a partnership. This led to volunteer experiences at the cave and a greater appreciation of the need to preserve our local karst system. Members of our group have led outings to Shanty Hollow Lake for canoeing, hiking, and cleanup. This has instilled a greater awareness of protecting our water systems, as well as the areas that surround them. Meetings have provided information about environmental issues not only affecting our area, but also in our commonwealth and nation. Most of all, I have the pleasure of knowing some of the most amazing, knowledgeable, caring group of people I have ever known. Hopefully, some lifelong friendships have been made. I hope by becoming an Ex Com member, I will be able to contribute my energy and interest in being a better steward for our environment, as well as making some pleasurable memories of this experience.