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New General Meeting Location:
Elks Lodge,
2401 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI ‎48067
S of 11 Mile Road, on 4th Street and Stephenson Hwy. (I 75 Service Drive). Enter parking lot from Stephenson or 4th Street, and look for the Sierra Club sign. (map)


Thursday May 1, at 6:30pm
The Future of Honeybees:
The effects of pesticides on our children and the environment
Presented by Sharon Schmaltz Beekeeper and Herbal Remedy Student

Honeybees across the world are perishing quickly and without warning. The cause — pesticides within our food supply and how they impact our health. U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption of genetically modified crop technologies that are sparking a rise of "superweeds" and hard-to-kill insects. Sharon will discuss this very important topic.


Thursday June 5, at 6:30pm
Monarch of the Butterflies
Presented by Debbie Jackson, lifetime monarch lover and researcher

Monarchs leave Canada in early August and head S-SW to an area in central Mexico, taking up to 80 days to travel. The Mexican mountains are perfect for them to stay dormant for months at a time: when days become longer in the spring there is a multitude of flowering plants to feed them. When monarchs return to the southern US, they begin the First Generation and at that time I review their life cycle. People also monitor their progress north and report sightings through Journey North (www.journeynorth.org). They face a multitude of obstacles to mature, predators are abundant and habitat is quickly disappearing at the rate of 2.2 million acres/year. However, there are citizen scientists' efforts to create suburban habitats for them.


New General Meeting Location:
Elks Lodge,
2401 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI ‎48067
S of 11 Mile Road, on 4th Street and Stephenson Hwy. (I 75 Service Drive). Enter parking lot from Stephenson or 4th Street, and look for the Sierra Club sign. (map)

SEMG General Membership Meetings
The Southeast MI Group (SEMG) Programs are presented during SEMG's monthly General Membership Meetings. These meetings give members and non-members alike the opportunity to socialize, make environment-related announcements, and discuss SEMG business matters. See below for upcoming topic details.

Please join us at 6:30pm for light refreshments folowed by the business meeting at 7:00pm. The featured programs listed below begin at 7:30pm. All are welcome, members and non-members alike, so please consider bringing a friend!

Where: Elks Lodge
2401 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI ‎48067
S of 11 Mile Road, on 4th Street and Stephenson Hwy. (I 75 Service Drive). Enter parking lot from Stephenson or 4th Street, and look for the Sierra Club sign. (map)

When: The first Thursday of each month (except January, July, and August). 
  
Meeting schedule:
        6:30-7:00pm Light Refreshments, Meet & Greet
        7:00-7:30pm Group Announcements
        7:30-8:30pm Speaker
        8:30-9:00pm Volunteer Sign Up,
        Sierra Club Merchandise for Sale


(Meeting and program times may change; check individual program descriptions below for time changes.)


for an archive of our previous programs see

http://www.michigan.sierraclub.org/semg/SEMG-Programs_Archive.htm


 

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