Thursday April 10, Yolano Group Spring Potluck
The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites all to our annual spring potluck dinner on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 PM in the Blanchard Room in the Yolo County Library at 314 E. 14th St. in Davis.
Please bring your favorite dish to share and, to help us strive to make this a “zero waste” event, please bring your own plates, cups, utensils, and a cloth napkin. The Yolano Group will provide beverages.
For entertainment, we will be showing the full-length documentary film ”Bidder 70”. Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious, and effective act of civil disobedience. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly controversial US Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction for thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for drilling leases. Not content to merely protest outside the Utah state capitol during one of the last gifts of the Bush administration to the oil and gas industry, Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder No. 70.
He then outbid industry giants by offering $1.7 million on 22,000 acres of various land parcels adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Parkland effectively safeguarding the lands before the bidding was halted. Two months later the incoming Obama administration invalidated the entire auction. DeChristopher, however, was indicted and convicted on two federal felonies for fraud and spent two years in federal prison before being released in April, 2013. This highly inspirational film highlights this courageous act and the series of events that unfolded after the auction..
Please join us for an evening of great food, entertainment and fellowship. For more info contact Alan Pryor, 530-758-5173 or
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The Yolano Group
Welcome! This is the local group for Sierra Club members living in Yolo county (Davis, Winters, Woodland), part of Solano county (Dixon, Rio Vista) and a small part of Colusa county. Are you concerned about environmental issues in our area? You may want to join us.
The Yolano Group management committee meets on the second Thursday of each month. We welcome your attendance and ideas. There are volunteer positions to be filled. Care to get involved? Call the Group's chair, Alan Pryor, at (530) 758-5173.