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TTPA Meeting Tomorrow Night: Agenda

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, is the 3rd meeting of TTPA. Everyone is welcome, bring friends. The time is 7:30PM at Dan Schubarts place. If you need directions, click on the calendar link here and you should be able to see a “map” link that will take you to Google Maps and show you exactly where to go.

Here’s the Agenda…

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  1. 7:30-7:45PM – Meet new folks and introduce everyone.
  2. 7:45-7:50PM – Tonights Agenda… Additions, Minute Taker?
  3. 7:50-8:30PM – Questions and Answers about Transition Towns
    • Answer questions anyone has about TT
    • Resources for more information (book suggestions, websites, etc) – (new book by Jeff Rubin? Review
  4. 8:30-9:30PM – FLIP CHART! – Our goals for the next 2-3 months?
    • Formally charter/constitute TTPA (examples of other TT constititions available) – Work done by 4-5 person “core group”? Seperate from main group meetings? – Work through TT Response Form – linked on TTPA Blog FAQ #1 – to submit to TT Network
      – Work through other TT Criteria at:
    • Identify at least 5 Key Working Groups that will form once TTPA is official – What is your pet project? Energy, Food, City/Bylaw, Psychology/Social, Awareness, Transport?
    • Awareness Raising – Continue these bi-weekly or monthly meetings as our “base” awareness raising, plan other events? – Peak Oil+CC Movie or Presentation + Intro About TT.
      – – – – @ North Island College (evenings)?
      – – – – @ High School?
      – – – – @ Booth at Market?
      – – – – @ Movie Theatre?
      – – – – @ Park/Outdoor Movie
      – – – – @ North Island College
    • Identify Date and Plan for “Great Unleashing” (big coming out party) – When do we know we’re ready? How many members/list-followers/working groups? – What about “350” event in October? Get 350 people to form people-art in playing field. (example online)
  5. 9:30PM Additional Items / Next Meeting / Wrap Up

January 21 AVTTS Meeting

Hi everyone!

We had a very short meeting due to a double booking at Abbeyfield, but it worked out great! We made quick work of the last of the Constitution. You can see the final version of the Constitution in the Constitution group on the left side of the website here.

The next step before we can submit our application to become a BC Society is to select Directors. I will be gathering some information for that in time for the next meeting tentatively scheduled (pending confirmation from Abbeyfield) for Thursday February 18 at 6PM. I will send out notice of the meeting and agenda well in advance so that we are all on the up and up Society wise.

Below are the notes I jotted down for the meeting. Far from complete, but there they are. 🙂


John: Hugh Grist of AV Community Foundation asked if AEC needs money for Richard Hebda presentation.

All: A general discussion about the food committee and the news around the ALR near Walmart

Edna: Youth group… SOVA and Pat Deakin working on mapping trails.

Short plays on water stewardship will be shown in schools and possibly have it done at the Capitol Theatre for the public connected to the AVTTS and Council of Canadians along with a movie night. Possible Films “Thirst” and “Refugees of a Blue Planet”.

Welcome to new members Marek Rozwadowski and Danuta Pascore who have just come to Port Alberni from Australia!

Myron: How should AVTTS deal with the issues of the ALR and the coal project? Much discussion ensued. General early agreement that it should be addressed maybe in an informational way but this will be an item for the next meeting!

Hope to see you all soon!