Claremont Residents Receive National Sierra Club Award
SAN FRANCISCO Sept. 23, 2000 Two Claremont residents were among those
receiving national awards from the Sierra Club this year.
Robin and Lori Ives received the clubs Susan E. Miller award for their work with
the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to
the organization at the chapter level.
Robin Ives served on the Angeles Chapters executive committee several terms as
member, chapter chair and chapter conservation chair. Along with being an active hike
leader, he edits and, with his wife, publishes a monthly newsletter for the chapters
Conservation Committee. He currently is vice chair (South) for the Sierra Clubs
California/Nevada Regional Conservation Committee.
Lori Ives edited and published the Angeles Chapters Schedule of Activities for
nine years and still edits and publishes the Sierra Club California/Nevada Red Book, a
directory of chapter and group officers and leaders for California/Nevada. She has been
Communications Coordinator for Sierra Club California, including Registrar for its
statewide meetings. In the last year and a half, Lori has developed and is maintaining a
membership database program for use by the chapter to better track and service its
In 1961 the couple started and chaired for several years the chapters basic
mountaineering training course that recruited hundreds of new members into the Sierra
"It is hard to envision how the Angeles Chapter and the California Sierra Club
could have evolved without their constant effort, diligence and intelligence," said
Emil Lawton, a member of the Sierra Club California Executive Committee.
The couple has previously received numerous awards from the Angeles Chapter. Lori Ives received its Special Service Award in 1991 and its Phil Bernays Service Award in
Robin Ives received the chapters Extraordinary Achievement Award in 1984 and 1988
and its Phil Bernays Service Award in 1980. The couple received the chapters highest
conservation honor, the Weldon Heald Conservation Award, in 1968.
Robin Ives is a retired mathematics professor from Harvey Mudd College; Lori has been a
professional musician and owns and operates a desktop publishing company.
The Sierra Club, which was founded in 1892 by John Muir, is the countrys oldest
and largest grassroots environmental organization. It currently has more than 600,000
The Angeles Chapter is the Sierra Clubs oldest and largest chapter with more than
56,000 members, and will be celebrating its 90th birthday next year. For more information
on the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club visit their Web site at http://www.angeles.sierraclub.org