Category Archives: Cycle Alberni

AVTT September 2020 MONTHLY MEETING – At Char’s and Online – 6PM – September 16

We will again be hosted in-person at Char’s Landing, properly socially distanced and masks are welcome. Char will also be showing the meeting live and interactive on Zoom! So it is the best of both worlds!

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s Landing.com

Time: 6:00pm Pacific Time.

Movie at 7PM – TBA

AVTT September 16, 2020, 6PM – Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Charity Status Discussion
    • Virtual Fair
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Ad-hoc Strategic Planning
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Housing
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
  7. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
  8. ADJOURN

    NOTE – Next Meeting – October 21, 2020 – 6PM Char’s and Zoom

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society
Meeting – August 19, 2020 – at Char’s Landing and by Zoom MINUTES

 

Present: Chris Alemany, Rob Powelson, Dan Schubart (at Char’s) Edna Cox, Ian Thomas (by zoom) 

1. Approval of the agenda: Dan moved; Rob seconded. Carried. 

2. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting: Dan moved; Rob seconded. Carried. 

3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
a) Charitable Status discussion
Rob: The four categories under which appilcations for federal charitable status may be submitted are relief of poverty; advancement of education; religious purpose; benefit to the community. The fourth fits with AVTTS’ focus. 

Dan: A successful application would depend upon how the terms of reference are framed.
Meg: We need to weigh the advantiages/gains versus the work involved.
Chris: Charitable status could widen our ability to seek donations, be a way to diversify our work, and increase our accountability.
Dan: Housing and energy initiatives, for example, could benefit by broadening the pool of available funds and possible projects.
Chris will contact other Transition Towns to see if any have applied for charitable status. Rob will look further into the application process. 

  1. Upcoming Events: None.
  2. Reports and Sub-groups
    a) Strategic Planning: An application for chartitable status is being considered.

    b) Education and Networking: There are films in the queue. Dan will post links on the AVTTS
    website.

    c) Food Hub/Food Group:
    A part-time summer worker will be hired for 12 weeks, 30 hours/week, to look after the food boxes for those leaving hospital and to assist with gleaning, the ACRD’ apple pressing event (Oct. 11), and other Food Hub tasks. Deadline for applications is August 28. Rates for using the new Food Hub and Innovation Centre have been posted by the Port Authority.

    Re-assessment and negotiation for non-profit groups is possible. Rates will be likely be tested in practice. The official launch of the Centre has not yet happened.

    Gleaning is busy with 15 of 26 requests have been completed so far. 26 volunteers had picked 2,976 lbs of fruit by August 18 , with donations made to The Bread of Life/Salvation Army,

    ACAWS, the Friendship Centre, NTC Children and Youth, and the Hupacasath House of Gathering. Rob will post photos on the AVTTS website. Rob was commended for his commitment and improvisation.
    Next meeting of Food Hub Committee: Sunday, August 23 at 1 p.m. in Rogers Creek Park.

    d) Cycle Alberni
    Chris reported on the province-wide Go By Bike conversation August 18.
    Smaller communities are hosting virtual events only. As the Ministry of Transportation oversees funding , GBB must always promote cycling as transportation/commuting first. The realities of the pandemic may bring more emphais on the recreational, health and de-stressing benefits of cycling. Ian will resarch progress on the bikes for E.J. Dunn School and report at the next meeting.

    e) Watersheds: Edna will send information about the September 12th meeting of Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition and about the Save Our Watersheds initiative. 

6. Finances: General $ 12,580.96 AVTTS $ 3,122.31 Food Hub $ 9,471.86 Gleaning $ 1,415.16 Food Group Education $ 496.59 Cycle Alberni $ 5,335.96 Grow Local $ 3,883.01 

7. New Business: None.
Adjournment: Dan moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:40 p.m. 

Next meeting: September 16, 2020 – 6 p.m. 

AVTT August 2020 MONTHLY MEETING – At Char’s and Online – 6PM – August 19

We will again be hosted in-person at Char’s Landing, properly socially distanced and masks are welcome. Char will also be showing the meeting live and interactive on Zoom! So it is the best of both worlds!

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s Landing.com

Time: 6:00pm Pacific Time.

Movie at 7PM – TBA

AVTT August 19, 2020, 6PM – Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Charity Status Discussion
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Ad-hoc Strategic Planning
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Housing
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
  7. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
  8. ADJOURN

    NOTE – Next Meeting – September 16, 2020 – 6PM Char’s and Zoom

AVTT June 17, 2020, 6PM – Minutes

In attendance: In Person – Rob, Dan, Chris, via Zoom: Susan from Sooke – John Mayba from Port Alberni.
• Approval of Agenda – Dan/Rob
• Approval of Minutes – sDan/Rob
• Unfinished Business and Current Topics
• Abbatoirs approved! Rob indicated that farmers themselves can do slaughtering. There is potential that butchering can be done for other local farmers. As long as slaughter training is taken. Dan mentioned that the mobile an a Tori on salts spring didn’t work out as well, Rob mentions it had a large upfront. 
• More Memberships Received!
• Upcoming Events
• Reports and Sub-Groups
• Ad-hoc Strategic Planning – None
• Education and Networking – Dan mentioned he will be posting links after the link. 
• Food Group / Food Hub – Rob mentions the terrestrial portion of local Ag is still up in the air for the PAPA food hub by city and ACRD. Gleaning website is under the process of being updated (Rob and Chris).  City waiting for response from bc hydro on garden plot under Wallace power lines. Grow local – continuing to show tutorials on Shaw cable and will be on YouTube soon as well as Facebook pages.
• Cycle Alberni – John – mentions go by bike funding for fall. Chris related that GoByBike is moving forward with fall events and will distribute funding. John mentions bike friendly communities in province of Ontario. John and Port Alberni planning dept will be working on application for grant. Application deadline is July 3. Dan mentions recent publicity in Tyee about Gord Johns getting a Liberal government sponsored for National Cycling Strategy. Bike Fix it station at McLean mill
• Housing – None
• Watershed Protection – None
• Other Groups and Reports – None
• Finances
• Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
• Rob got into credit union
• Agh 13,940.45
• AVTTS 3199.57
• Food hub 1971.86 1800 to food map
• Grow local 3883.01
• Food 496.59
• 2765.72
• 5334.96
• 2668.88
• If anyone interested in donating to buying bikes to Dunn. Folks can get tax receipts from SD 70.

• New Business and Other Fun Stuff! – John mentions Story of Plastics – Free license for virtual showing – anyone can watch until July 10 – must have zoom call to discuss on July 10. John will send out info as soon as he gets it licensed. John will set up a Zoom meeting and Sooke and hopefully other Transitions will also be invities to join in. Chris will contact nanaimo Transition. Green New Deal – see email on the list about pushing for green new deal by 350.org. Go to 350.org for submissions. John will send updated form to chris to email list.
• ADJOURN Dan – 
• NOTE – Next Meeting – August 19, 2020 – 6PM Char’s and Zoom