General Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
General Meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers, and discuss club business. Women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston Salem are invited to join. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings or activities before joining and paying dues.
The general meetings are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street (just off Silas Creek Parkway, via the Bolton Street exit) at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August and December)
Southern Environmental Law Center
Speaker: Brooks Rainey Pearson
The Southern Environmental Law Center, founded in 1986, uses the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. Their team of 70 dedicated attorneys stands up for all the things you love about this special region — clean water, healthy air, mountains, forests, and the coast.
By working at the national, regional, state, and local levels, and in all three branches of government, this nonprofit organization is able to do what it takes to get results. SELC strengthens laws, they make government agencies do their job, and, when necessary, they go to court to stop environmental abuses or to set far-reaching precedents.
This year marks SELC’s 30th anniversary. They invite us to join them in celebrating thirty years of impressive results — and in boldly meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next thirty years. Together, we can achieve a healthy, sustainable environmental future for our six states.
Brooks received her undergraduate degree, juris doctorate, and master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brooks is now an attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center's Chapel Hill office, where she is part of the coal ash and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") litigation teams, and also represents SELC as a lobbyist at the North Carolina General Assembly.
Before joining SELC, Brooks was on the climate and energy team at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. She lives in Durham with her husband Dave, and enjoys teaching, practicing yoga, traveling, being outdoors with her dogs, and Tarheel basketball.
Calendar of Events: May 2017
Please RSVP for all events. Non-members who wish to attend one of our events should contact our
Membership Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club: Monday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m.: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Mahjong: Tuesday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m.
Evening Cards: Wednesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m.
Bridge: Thursday, May 11, at 1:00 p.m.
Movie & Dinner: Friday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Mahjong: Tuesday, May 16, at 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch: Thursday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m.
Day Trip Gals: Friday, May 19, at 10:45 a.m.
Wine Tasters: Saturday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m.
General Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m.
Day Cards: Thursday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m.
Mahjong: Tuesday, May 30, at 1:00 p.m.