Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Alberni Valley Transition Town Society
2021 10 20 at Char’s Landing and via Zoom
Attendees: Janis Nairne, John Mayba, Amber Strouder, Jim Wright, Rob Powelson, Mark Dawson, Dan Schubart, George Bowden, Gail Morton, Chris Alemany, Theresa
Discussion of bursary in Edna Cox’s Name
Treasurer to administer through school board
Acknowledgement of Tseshaht/Hupacaasath Territory
Moved Dan seconded Jim agenda approved
Moved Dan, Rob to approve minutes of Sept 2021
Pressident’s report in condensed form
Move Chris sec Dan to receive report
Moved Rob, sec Chris
Question on PayPal service charge. Rob explained that diminution of account due to fees is not a problem as deposits are moved to appropriate section of the CCCU account on a regular basis.
Chris will stand, as will Rob,Dan to become secretary
John to be VP, Mark and Gail and Jim Wright as Member at large, all acclaimed
Moved Dan, to adjourn
Moved Dan sec Jim to adopt the agenda for the regular meeting portion.
Upcoming events. In person City Council meeting Do we attend as a delegation? In person?
Two councillors may be willing to speak to our council as to what a climate emergency declaration might mean for our council and our town.
Guy Dauncy Climate Circle training Nov 17. We can spread the word for an invite through Gail
Education…ongoing film/article via facebook, website, YouTube
Food Group Last meeting with a group of young women, talking about direction. Carly resigned, different candidate, Jeanette Sheehy, wants to re examine orientation. Unclear direction at this point. Lack of direction following the departure of Edna. Chris lauded new faces.
Cycle Alberni (see online) Tenth Avenue update, elimination of left turn lane. ACA and Rob Dickinson braving the storm. Golden age for active transportation projects so get out the ask.
Ocean Friendly…new mentorship arrangement with Sooke Harbour. Meeting just after Fall Fair. Set something up at one of the Winter Craft Fair. Planning for spring and summer events.
Nature club planted 100 trees. Involvement with protecting Burde St. Ponds.Mushroom foray attended by four. Likely to become recurring.
Jim suggests that AVTTS needs to be involved with OCP update.
AVTTS hosting community engagement so as not to be too guided by the contractor.
Moved Dan to adjourn.