AVTT June 19, 2019 – Preliminary Agenda – 6:00PM

(Note this Agenda may change as members communicate additional items before the meeting is started and agenda approved)

  1. Acknowledgement of unceded territory – 6:00PM
  2. Greetings and Introductions – 6:05PM
  3. After the Meeting –> The Last Guardians
  4. Approval of Agenda – 6:10PM
  5. Approval of Minutes – 6:10PM (below)
  6. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Community Mapping project – Meg/John
  7. Upcoming Events – 6:15
    • Canada Day Parade
    • Fall Fair
    • City Committee of the Whole on Transit Service July 15
  8. Reports and Sub-Groups – 6:25
    • Education and Networking
      • Green New Deal Round Table – Report and Next Steps. – John
      • Kairos Bus – Report – John/Attendees
      • Next Week’s Topic
    • Food Group
      • Gleaning Project: Possible Equipment Purchase? – Dan/Rob
      • Partnership with Twin City and/or Shelter Farm – Dan
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Housing
      • (Presentation-John Edmundsun?)
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  9. Finances – 6:35PM
    • Scanned Report
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts – Rob
  10. New Business and Other Fun Stuff! – 6:45PM
    • Social Planning Council – See Description below Minutes.
  11. ADJOURN – 6:55PM

Minutes of AVTTS Board Meeting May 15 2019

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society Board Meeting – May 15, 2019


Present: Dan Schubart (Chair), Mark Dawson, Sam Brownlee, Edna Cox Regrets: Chris Alemany, Rob Powelson
Dan opened the meeting at 6:05 pm.
Greetings and acknowledgement of meeting on First Nations territory.

Canada Green New Deal Round Table – May 23, 7p.m., Char’s Landing Co-hosted by AVTTS and Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley.
An article has appeared in the AV News. A planning meeting was held May 14.

Letter of support for Meg’s Community Mapping project – John wrote the letter; Edna will ensure that Meg gets it and ask her for a precis of the project.

Gleaning – Rob Powelson proposed that AVTTS purchase juicing equipment for $300, the cost and ownership to be shared 50/50 by AVTTS and the Gleaning Project. Research about the need for pasteurization is a priority before making a decision.
Possible partnerships for using fruit:

Dan will talk to Aaron Colyn (Twin City Brewing) about small-run cider and with Wes Hewitt and Guy Langlois (Shelter Farm) about gleaning as a work skills/job generator.

Other possibilities?

Housing – John Edmonson is a potential speaker about alternative housing and permaculture, as is George Koenig on regenerative farming.

Education – Potential speakers: Rob on urban permaculture; Guy on soil health; regenerative agriculture/carbon farming. Several films pending due to licensing matters and cost.

Financial Report – Dan will scan the report and send it out.

Food Group – Minutes of the last meeting were sent out.

Cycle Alberni – Report was circulated within the agenda for this meeting.

News – Terry Deakin has launched a social enterprise business: recycling used mattresses.
Edna will speak with Kat Belisle about a food preservation presentation, postponed earlier.

The meeting was adjourned at 7 pm.

NEXT MEETING: June 19, 2019 – 6 pm – Char’s Landing

Social Planning Council

What is it?

The Alberni Valley Social Planning Council has been in existence since 2009. Our purpose is to foster and enhance a vibrant, caring and healthy Alberni Valley through research, planning and action.

 One of our key goals is to advise member agencies, various levels of government and government agencies as well as the general population on recommended courses of action to meet social needs.

 Our Board of Directors represent a number of organizations, agencies, groups and individuals within the community.

Our members were instrumental in the creation of the Community Investment Program. A representative from the Social Planning Council sits on the selection committee.

Contact Chris, Dan, or Janis Nairne, for a copy of their Constitution.

AVTTS Monthly Meeting, May, 2019

AVTTS Monthly Meeting, 2019 05 15

Agenda and Reports

Greetings, Introductions, Acknowledgement of FN Territory

Canada Green New Deal Round Table

Meg’s Doc Project (AVTTS Letter of Support)

Gleaning: Proposal from R. Powelson re: equipment purchase

Possible partnerships for usage of fruit (Would Twin City Brewing consider the production of small batch local ciders?  Would the Shelter Farm/Society want to be involved with gleaning/processing as a work skills/job generator? What other possibilities might we consider?)

Housing: possible presentation by John Edmonson (stemming from April AVCSI meeting)

Education: Rob is interested in doing a presentation on urban permaculture. Still waiting on a possible talk by Guy on soil health, lots of great material on regenerative ag/carbon farming. Several films pending due to licensing matters and costs.

Financial Report

Food Group Report

Here’s an update from Cycle Alberni.

We are well on the way to having another fantastic Bike To Work Week. Yesterday Sarah and I went to Council to publicize the event and to invite Mayor and Council to Bike to Council on May 27.

We have a full slate of events scheduled for May 27 to June 1 including the following:

Monday May 27 7-9 AM Pancake Breakfast at Jumping Slug Community Cyclery (formerly Ozzie’s)

Tue. 7-9 and 4-6 Steampunks Coffee

Wed. 4-6 Barclay

Thur. 7-9 Buy Low

Friday 7-9 ADSS

Sat. 11:00 Bike parade from Echo Centre

        Noon BBQ at Harbour Quay with live Rock and Roll band.

New Business


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