Minutes of 2021 AGM

(Amended)

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

Amount tba

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

Treasurer 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.

Something for which we should all be asking

National Observer outlines three items that should be part and parcel of all government portfolios. It’s mostly common sense in terms of a government response to an unfolding climate threat, but there seem to be too many entrenched interest and too much fragmentation for that phenomenon to take hold:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/10/22/news/three-steps-canada-can-take-reduce-health-impacts-climate-change?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oct22

Dedicated to a resilient, low carbon society.