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AVTT June 2021 MONTHLY MEETING BY ZOOM – 6PM Wednesday June 16

Join us by Zoom 6PM – Wednesday June, 16, 2021

Unfortunately current state of COVID is just not good enough for face-to-face meetings. Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday.

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at patransitions@googlegroups.com or during the meeting.

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s Landing.com

Time: June 16, 2021 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <1hr.

AVTT June 16, 2021 – Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Unfinished Business or Current Topics
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Alberni Climate Action Group
    • Ocean Friendly Community – Plastics Group
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
  1. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
    • Reminder – AGM postponed until COVID-restrictions eased.
  2. Next Meeting (Last before Summer Break?) – Suggested: August 18, 2021 – 6PM Char’s and Zoom
  3. ADJOURN

Previous Meeting Youtube

Minutes – (pdf format)

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society Monthly Meeting – May 19, 2021 – 6 p.m. by Zoom

Dan moved, Chris seconded approval of the agenda as circulated. Carried. Chris thanked Charlene for managing the zoom and the video taping.

Dan moved, Chris seconded approval of the minutes of the previous meeting. Carried.

Unfinished Business
Lily Mah of the West Coast Action Group and of Transition Sooke is interested in connecting with our local group(s). A get-together could be arranged in future.

Upcoming Events
The Fall Fair, September 11-12, will be virtual. AVTTS will take part. Edna will look look intohow this can be done.
Chris recommends Seth Klein’s new book A Good War, after hearing Seth speak at a conference for post-secondary educators.

Go-By-Bike Week begins May 31st. All trips for whatever purpose may be logged. Register online to receive all the details.

Reports and Sub-groups
AV Food Hub – Please refer to current minutes as circulated.
Cycle Alberni
Alberni Climate Action Group – Dan will follow up with the ADSS Social Justice class which he visited. The hope is that students will take the initiative to start their own group, with elders offering mentorship and support.


Sam, the Community Energy Coach of Clean BC (a collaboration of the BC and federal governments, BC Hydro and Fortis BC), is offering to share information about energy upgrades.

Chris is working with the Plastics Group, Ocean Friendly Community, to approach local restaurants about using compostable take-out materials. Alberni Aquarium is planning another waterways clean-up event.

Watershed Protection – Jane Morden and Mike Stini are refreshing the Watershed-Forest Alliance website. Chris has offered to assist. Edna continues with Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition. Dan moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

NEXT MEETING – JUNE 16, 2021 – 6 p.m.

AVTT May 2021 MONTHLY MEETING BY ZOOM – 6PM Wednesday May 19

Join us by Zoom 6PM – Wednesday May, 19, 2021

Unfortunately current state of COVID is just not good enough for face-to-face meetings. Meetings are every 3rd Wednesday.

Please send any comments on the Agenda or reports by email through the AVTT List/GoolgeGroup or at patransitions@googlegroups.com or during the meeting.

Click Here to go to the Zoom Meeting.
You can find more Zoom details and other events at Char’s Landing.com

Time: May 19, 2021 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration <1hr.

AVTT May 19, 2021 – Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Unfinished Business or Current Topics
    • Climate Action Network
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
    • Cycle Alberni
    • Alberni Climate Action Group
    • Ocean Friendly Community – Plastics Group
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
  1. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
    • Reminder – AGM postponed until COVID-restrictions eased.
  2. Next Meeting (Last before Summer Break?) – Suggested: June 15, 2021 – 6PM (Char’s?) and Zoom
  3. ADJOURN

Minutes

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society Monthly Meeting – April 21, 2021 – 6 p.m. by Zoom

MINUTES

Present: Chris Alemany (Chair), John Mayba, Charlene Patterson, Dan Schubart, Helen Poon

Chris opened the meeting at 6 p.m., acknowledging that we meet on the unceded lands of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath peoples.

Approval of the agenda –John moved, Dan seconded. Carried.

  1. Approval of Agenda – John and Dan – Carried
  2. Approval of Minutes – Dan and John – Carried
  3. Unfinished Business or Current Topics
    • Earth Day – Alberni Aquarium – Other Actions
    • John mentioned Story of Plastic – Animated Version will be sent around as it is new for Earth Day – Story of Stuff.
    • Chris will send it out on the mailing. 
    • Dan sent it around by email.
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Reports and Sub-Groups
    • Education and Networking
    • Food Group / Food Hub
      • Shelter Farm will be setting up food processing – (Tried Dock+ location but was a little too expensive)
    • Cycle Alberni
      • Fundraising for Wood School is at $1070, thank you very much to Helen Poon for her generous donation.
      • John mentioned the Spring Go By Bike is coming up soon, preparations ongoing.
      • John is offering free Go By Bike shirts for folks who contact him and share a story about bike riding during the pandemic.
    • Alberni Climate Action Group
      • Dan and John were both there.
      • Dan mentioned discussions with the City and Engineer are going really well especially around looking at the OCP review.
      • John mentioned the ACA will be encouraging the City to formulate a Climate Action Plan. The ACA will be researching documents to bring forward to the staff and political side.
    • Ocean Friendly Community – Plastics Group
      • The sub group has formed quickly and is already looking at actions to take. 
    • Watershed Protection
    • Other Groups and Reports
  6. Finances
    • Current State of Accounts, Grants and Contracts
  1. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
    • Reminder – AGM postponed until COVID-restrictions eased.
  2. Next Meeting – Suggersted: May 18, 2020 – 6PM (Char’s?) and Zoom
  3. ADJOURN