Statement on Sierra Club Maui Group and Linda Puppolo

Recently, a former Sierra Club Maui Executive Committee member made statements about Linda Puppolo, another former member, which some have interpreted as coming from the Sierra Club Maui Group itself. As an organization, Sierra Club Maui Group has no ill opinion of Linda Puppolo and does not stand by the comments made.

Linda took on the role of treasurer for the Maui Group a few years ago. The Sierra Club has many very particular procedures that need to be followed for treasury reporting, which take a lot of time to learn. After a few months, Linda decided she could not take on this particular task because her availability was limited due to personal reasons, and so she asked to step down. The Executive Committee felt she did the right thing to straight-forwardly state she couldn’t offer enough time to adequately do the job at that particular time.