AVTTS Meeting 18 August 2021
Introductions, Territorial Acknowledgement
Edna Cox, Food hub/Group Succession Plan
Activism, the squeaky wheel, interface with officialdom, addressing candidates.
AGM October 20
AVTTS sub-group connections and intergroup promotion
Active Transportation:Round-up of happenings here and elsewhere
If we could have group reports submitted for participants to read at their leisure, that would
expedite the discussions during the meeting.
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Group Reports (august 2021)
Notes from the last meeting
Agenda approved Minutes approved
Gleaning project started, 1 st pick done – 80lbs of cherries sold to Wildflower 2 nd pick to be sold to Wildflower – 24lbs of saskatoons Guy is interested in purchasing fruit for csa boxes – he has refrigeration. Gleaners may be able to store fruit in the ‘garage’ part of the new facility Carley got equipment through Gleaning group to be able to haul trailer
Grow Local videos still progressing EJ Dunn has aired CargoBikeMikes still needs to be edited EJ Dunn herb class to be worked into future video
NTC ??? (I lost track trying to figure out initials lol) Put on hold until sept; will be on a smaller scale Maybe gleaners could donate fruit to some of their projects
Finances Community Foundation grants – you don’t need to be a charity – $700 could be used by gleaners – Edna will look into this Food Hub education $7004.84 (-$1700 for Food Atlas) = $5304.84 $496.59 Food Rx $3446 Grow Local $957.04 (+2028.07 paypal) =$2985.11 Gleaning $959.58 +(494.99 paypal)=$1454.57 + $150 cash/volunteer/homeowners payment System Change Fund – Heather is doing and writing out to Transition town
– open as how to use it?
– can we use it to pay Carley?
-is it core funding?
-Carley will talk to Heather about it
Gleaning report Schill donated insurance premiums Gleaning is saving in case that donation ever stops 23 volunteers 17 homeowners – some with multiple visits 3 picks so far = about 300 lbs Need 2 nd 10 foot ladder – $300ish
Candyse needs to hand in video invoice Carley needs to reach out to Tessa? EJ Dunn? – needs info on how to fill out report Has Island Health said how they want reports?
VHA report – any follow up needed? Carley will check
Fall Fair On line again Sept 11-12 Non profits can do for free What would we like to do? Can our videos be used? Midway and parade will happen Self guided farm tours
Shelter Farm Tour/Processing Facility – Carley will ask when we can go
Need more boxes for storing fruit – Carley will get from Buy Low &/or liquor stores
Edna is getting the ARCD, Island Health, Transition Town logos & emails for Food Hub & gleaners & web address for business cards
Selling to Wildflower is the best fit this year – too much manpower needed with other options
Carley will write article about gleaning covering Homeowners/gleaners/ Wildflower connections for paper as Teresa Bird loves pre-written articles.
Carley & Duncan did some videos about picking safely
Try to find new people to add to Food Hub Committee
Next meeting August 10 th 6:30
Financial (Treasurer’s Report)
Food Hub Committee: $13,917.34
Food Hub Education: $496.59
Grow Local: $2,617.61
Cycle Alberni: $2,651.25
Shaun Loney: $2,668.88
Housing: No Report
Education and Outreach: Lack of in-person sessions means that speakers have been impractical. Several film links posted to FB page. Link for this evening: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/man-vs-earth/
Links to Sooke, Nanaimo and Saltspring Transition groups, though their meetings tend to focus on local concerns. There is some talk of a multi-group confab.