TS Annual General Meeting 2016/17

The AGM of the Sooke Transition Town Society (aka Transition Sooke) is set for Friday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Like last year, we’re again fortunate to have secured the Common House at Harbourside Cohousing (6681 Horne Road) as the host venue. Our sincere thanks to the Harbourside community for welcoming us back.

The meeting will hear reports from TS president Jeff Bateman and Zero Waste Sooke coordinator Wendy O’Connor. We’ll share highlights from Debb Read’s Wild Wise Sooke annual report. Board member Martin Bissig will report on our first, possibly annual, Ecohome Tour. And Don Brown from the Baha’i Community of Sooke will share a progress report on a multi-belief initiative he’s quarterbacking in association with TS.

During the AGM itself, a financial report will be presented by treasurer Michael Tacon and nominations for the 2017 Board of the Directors will be voted on.

11024786_841397079259844_6220381518959150591_n.jpgThe evening will begin with a social mix-and-mingle. Following the AGM, our Andrew Moore will lead another “dotmocracy” vote to identify future priorities. The TS board is keen for member input on where we should direct our necessarily limited volunteer time and energy. The top picks from last year’s AGM straw poll — the ecohome tour, community picnic, reskilling events and a speakers’ series that brought Guy Dauncey, Kem Luther and Fair Vote Canada’s David Merner to town — gave us clear direction going ahead.

We’ll field suggestions from the floor for the dotmocracy, however our current long list of possibilities includes the following:

– Street & family cycling event

– Speakers’ series

Ecohome Tour 2017

Reskilling fair and/or workshops

– Collaborative think-tank/strategy session with like-minded Sooke community groups

– Retreat/getaway for TS members

Community picnic  

– Community building workshop series (i.e., non-violent communications, consensus and facilitation skills, media literacy education, conflict management, etc.)

Local currency initiative

Hiring a summer student in 2018

– Development of Sooke protocols/guidelines for the greening of community events

Letter-writing campaign/support group/workshop

– Creation of a community share shed

– Promotion/better utilization of Streetbank

If you plan to attend the AGM, please send an RSVP to sooketransition@gmail.com 

TS Board of Directors

Getting to Harbourside, on the waterfront up Sooke … 

At the main traffic light in Sooke (at the corner of Sooke Road/West Coast Road and Otter Point Road), turn towards the sea onto Murray Road.

Parking on Murray Road is your best bet as the only other easy option is the parking lot at the corner of Murray Road and Horne Road. Be sure not to block any driveways. Parking attendants will be there to guide people and vehicles.

Follow the sidewalk past the Anglican Church to the corner of Murray and Horne Roads. There is a sidewalk going east down Horne Road right to the entrance to Harbourside @ 6681, Horne Road – the door to the Common House is right opposite the elevator.

In the spirit of the Transition movement, please car pool, walk or bike if you can! 

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