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May 2022 Regular Meeting Agenda – And a Movie

Join us in person or on Zoom at 6PM

We are in person again if you choose please check Char’s suggestions and requirements for masking or vaccination.

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 18, 2022 – 6:00pm Pacific Time – Duration 1hr or less.

May 18, 2022 – Regular Meeting

  1. Unceded Traditional Territory Acknowledgement 6:00
  2. Introductions
  3. Unfinished Business and Current Topics
    • Update on City OCP
  4. Upcoming Events – 6:20
    • Canada Day Parade – Chris is putting together Entry – Need to know: How big a space do we need? How many vehicles will there be? Press intro will mention CA/BikeValet and FG/Gleaning + Edna Dedication.
    • Canada Day Festivities at Harbour Quay – Offer Bike Valet (it should be in parade too?). Chris will talk to Canada Day and City about Valet Location
  5. Sub Group Reports –
    • Education and Networking
    • Showed First We Eat at April Meeting, truly local food
    • Fracking the Peace, co-host with Stand.Earth
    • Upcoming Movies? May 18, a 40 minute feature on community energy
    • Food Group / Food Hub
      • Updates on Summer Programs, etc.
    • Cycle Alberni
      • Spring GoByBike
    • Ocean Friendly PA
      • Next Event?
    • Watershed – Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
    • Somass River Estuary Group
      • Planning Another Weekend Walkabout – Community gathering/presentation about it at June AVTT meeting?
  6. Affiliated Groups (welcome to share if present) 6:45
    • Alberni Climate Action
    • Alberni Valley Nature Club
    • Other Groups
  7. Finances – 6:50
  8. New Business and Other Fun Stuff!
    • Burde Street Ponds
  9. ADJOURN – 7:00PM or before
    Next Regular Meeting is June 15, 2022

April 2022 Minutes

AVTTS General Meeting April 20, 2022

6:03 in session


No Introductions

Moved Dan Second John Agenda approved

OCP update, Gail: Kevin Brooks ill, delayed, not scotched.

Nanaimo Food Sustainability, Forward Nanaimo, 75% of food on VI used to be local, now 4-5 %.

Canada Day, Fall Fair as upcoming events

Chris to contact Ruttans and Sam

April 20 First WE Eat screening

April 26 Fracking the Peace

Food group direction meeting

Met April 6 and 13th Next meeting April 25th

Lots happening

Top priority is hiring a Food Group Manager. 

Starting to organize the gleaning project for the 2022 season. Hoping to get a summer student to support this work.

We have contracted Tina Windsor, a new member of the group to write an operations manual to support onboarding the Food Group Manager and new group members.

We received a grant to support the Food Rx program. Anna Lewis will organize this project.

We received and reviewed the Strategic Work Plan from Jeanette Sheehy.

FG hiring a coordinator, Jeanette prepared consultant’s report. Janis is finalizing posting to hire mid May

Gleaning looking to hire a summer student, planning for equipment storage. Writingoperations manual.

Food Rx is going ahead, grow local is doing videos with Shaw, erupting newsletter with summer gardening tips. Heather and Anna becoming more active in the group.

Cycle Alberni report per the agenda.

Ian will talk to Planning. 10 teacher to recruit student leaders for elementary programs.

Ocean Friendly April 30 Waterfront Cleanup

Nature Club Beaver Ponds Walk, lots of invasive species control, ivy etc.

ACA Rob Dickinson on waste water systems, meeting on coho and tires.

Parks and rec to help with mitigation.

Saturday April 23 making grocery bags with recycled cloth from Thrift shops.

Adjourned @ 6:50

Video from April Regular Meeting

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

Aggregate:$20,370.87 + $3,501.77 (PayPal) = $23,872.64
AVTTS:$1,549.41 + $164.14 (PayPal) = $1,713.55
Food Hub Committee:$7,411.09 – $1,700.00 (Food Atlas) = $5,711.09
Food Hub Education:$496.59
Grow Local:$1,225.79 + $2,028.07 (PayPal) = $3,253.86
Gleaning:$959.58 + $332.63 (PayPal) = $1,292.21
Cycle Alberni:$4,987.91 + $610.47 (PayPal) = $5,598.38
Wood School Bike Fund: $1,410.47
Shaun Loney:$2,668.88

  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

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.