DECEMBER 2021 Regular Meeting – AGENDA – 6PM DEC 15 – Chars and ZOOM

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Time: Dec 16, 2021 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration 1hr or less.

December 16, 2021 – Regular Meeting

  1. Traditional Territory Acknowledgement 6:00
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Seedy Saturday – Mike Youds
  4. Upcoming Events – 6:20
  5. Sub Group Reports –
    • Education and Networking

Set aside a couple hours. There is a lot to explore in this video, all of it pertinent to AVTTS efforts as well as ACA, Climate Circles, and general population.
  1. Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Ocean Friendly PA
    • Watershed – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
    • Somass River Estuary Group
  2. Affiliated Groups (welcome to share if present) 6:45
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Alberni Valley Nature Club
    • Other Groups
  3. Finances – 6:50
    • Aggregate:  $20,320.96
    • AVTTS:  $1,425.50
    • Food Hub Aggregate: $15,067.71
    •  Island Health: $6,817.34 (-$1,700 Food Atlas)=$5,117.34
    •  Systems Change Grant (ACRD): $4,804.37
    •  Food RX: $3,446.00
    • Food Hub Education:  $496.59
    • Grow Local: $2,530.07
    • Gleaning: $2,094.31
    • Cycle Alberni: $1,926.25
  4. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
  5. ADJOURN – 7:00PM or before

    Next Regular Meeting is January 19, 2021

Minutes from November Regular Meeting

Written Minutes to come

AVTTS Meeting 2021 

Jim Wright, Chris Alemany, John Mayba, Dan Schubart, Rob Powelson

Acknowledgement of FN Territory

Somass Estuary presentation by Chris, to support in Council Dec 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Timely ecological reasons as  well as reconciliation

Post VIU talk links on FB

Food Group hired Consultant/Coordinator, pushing gleaning program. Hired Jeanette Heehee

Acts Meeting /December 15, 2921

Present Theresa Szymanis, Michael Youds, Chris Alemany, Rob Powelson, Helen Poon, Jim Wright,,Gail Morton

Michael Youds is preparing a return of AV Seedy Saturday, working with Theresa Szymanis, secure food for all through local production. In-person live COVID-safe event. Saturday, March 19, 2022, largely outdoors. Acclimatized, local seeds, music, door prizes, close Argyle St.

Acoustic musicians? Workshops possible, catered food from local ‘hip’ cafés etc.

Motion to support SS with funds. Tabled.

Paul Hawken video for the collected viewing pleasure.

Food Group nil report.

John wanted to mention the success of the Climate vigil.

Cycle Alberni: Go By Bike is active and good things may be in the offing.

Ocean Friendly deferred until January

Watershed – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition delayed by events in November

Somass Estuary: new groups to disseminate the project.

Hupacasath, CoC, Port Authority, Catalyst

Anna delivered news about Catalyst Clean Air Grant will eliminate 20K tons of co2

ACA using Saanich template to baseline GHG

Can AVTTS create a vision statement for the OCP

(1pager?) Action item for Chris

Letter of thanks to Rob Dickinson (Dan to do)

Alberni Nature Group is gelling.

Adjourn @6:51

Ocean Friendly: look for more action in the New Year

Quai to Quai, poorly sold, unclear, built in stages