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Contents

DECEMBER 2010, Financial Planning

Wednesday, 29 December 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. transfer goats and chickens to co-op ownership
  7. Ron trip report
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. WWOOF/Intern protocol discussion.
  7. Discussion on goats and chickens transferred to co-op ownership.
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.


Wednesday, 15 December 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes and special directors' meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. Second reminder for Stewards Reports for the AGM, 2 March 2011.
  6. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  7. WWOOF/Intern protocol discussion.
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.

Thursday, 9 December 2010, Special Stewards Meeting

  1. Request to open an account with CCEC with Carol and Jan as the sole signers. This account is only for the purpose of financing EcoReality property; having two signers is for convenience only, as otherwise every director would need to make a trip to Vancouver for anything regarding this account. Carol and Jan will be required to obtain full board approval for any transfers to or from this account. --Jan Steinman 03:24, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business: matters arising from minutes and review to do list.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. WWOOF/Intern protocol discussion.
  7. Request for $200 for two dump truck loads of cedar mill slabs for various construction projects. --Jan Steinman 22:38, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business: matters arising from minutes and review to do list.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Farm tax status issues. -- Ron
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

NOVEMBER 2010, Next Year's Plans

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Tour and work party. Sheet-rocking the yellow house skylights and prepping for new yellow house lighting.
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Carol Wagner, our work party steward or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 24 November 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business: matters arising from minutes and review to do list.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Tour and work party. Tour of goats and chickens with Japanese visitors. Re-arrange and tidy up the workshop.
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Carol Wagner, our work party steward or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  4. Approve last week's minutes.
  5. Old business: matters arising from minutes and review to do list.
    1. Review needs for implementing emergency power plans.
    2. Yellow house skylights status.
    3. Commercial propagation greenhouse status and financing.
  6. New business:
    1. How to make mortgage payments -- request J&C pay principal amount and get Class A shares, co-op (and/or Ron) pays interest amount. (Jan)
    2. How to get work done around here -- request every Wednesday be "work party" for the rest of day following meeting. (Jan)
    3. Newsletter: should we continue it? What should be in it?
    4. Review monthly themes for next year.
    5. First reminder for Stewards Reports for the AGM, 2 March 2011.
    6. Budget 2011 (from business plan) review.
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business: matters arising from minutes.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. CCEC loan status.
  7. Discuss building extension for equipment storage plans for winter.
  8. Review needs for implementing emergency power plans.
  9. Yellow house skylights status.
  10. Commercial propagation greenhouse status and financing.
  11. Monthly themes for next year.
  12. Budget 2011 (from business plan) review.
  13. Review To do list
  14. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  15. Farm meeting.
  16. Plans for the week.
  17. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  18. Check-out.
  19. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve Minutes:20100929, Minutes:20101027 and Minutes:20101013.
  4. Old business: matters arising from minutes.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. CCEC loan status.
  7. Discuss building extension for equipment storage plans for winter.
  8. Review needs for implementing emergency power plans.
  9. Yellow house skylights status.
  10. Commercial propagation greenhouse status and financing.
  11. Monthly themes for next year.
  12. Budget 2011 (from business plan) review.
  13. Review To do list
  14. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  15. Farm meeting.
  16. Plans for the week.
  17. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  18. Check-out.
  19. Adjourn.


OCTOBER 2010, Harvest and Celebration

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Status of front field
  4. Ron's trailer
  5. Equipment storage
  6. New investor
  7. Ron's membership
  8. CCEC info needs
  9. Cuban fellowship program
  10. Review To do list
  11. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  12. Farm meeting.
  13. Plans for the week.
  14. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  15. Check-out.
  16. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request approval of yellow house skylights project -- Jan
  6. Discuss commercial propagation greenhouse project -- Jan
  7. Review To do list
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.

SEPTEMBER 2010, Five Year Plan

Theme steward: Jan Steinman

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request to pay down our mortgage one-half month early, for 6% annual rate --Jan Steinman 18:38, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Review To do list
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


Wednesday, 1 September 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request to authorize EcoReality to borrow $350,000 to re-finance our mortgage -- Jan Steinman 23:23, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  6. Request for EcoReality to (again) pay the annual registration for the bobtail flatbed trailer owned by Jan & Carol, since the only use in the past year was in barter for servicing EcoReality's well water filtration system. (Reference: Minutes:20090901) -- Jan Steinman 20:20, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  7. Review To do list
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Farm meeting.
  10. Plans for the week.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  12. Check-out.
  13. Adjourn.

AUGUST 2010, Farming and Cohesion-Building

Monday, 23 August 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 16 August 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request that EcoReality Co-op reimburse Jan & Carol for meals and lodging for investors and recruits who eat or stay here, at the standard rate, rather than ask the recruit or investor to pay, retroactive to July 11, the first time we had a potential investor visit in many months. -- Jan Steinman
  6. Review To do list
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Monday, 2 August 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

JULY 2010, Group Process, Group Dynamics

Monday, 19 July 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Irrigation issues -- Carol
  6. Each person who does compensated work needs a time sheet -- Jan
  7. Farm manager mid-contract review -- Jan
  8. Review To do list
  9. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  10. Farm meeting.
  11. Plans for the week.
  12. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  13. Check-out.
  14. Adjourn.

JUNE 2010, Permaculture Land Use Planning

Theme steward: Jan Steinman

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 26 June 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 No movie selected yet. Bring your favorite! (No gratuitous violence, please.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request to change weekly meetings to Tuesday -- Ken
  6. Review To do list
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Monday, 7 June 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Marketing plan progress -- Gary
  6. Invoices -- Carol
  7. Yard sale and individual item sale -- Jan
  8. Review To do list
  9. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  10. Farm meeting.
  11. Plans for the week.
  12. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  13. Check-out.
  14. Adjourn.

MAY 2010, Permaculture Overview

Theme steward: Jan Steinman

Monday, 31 May 2010, Members' Meeting

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When: 9:00-10:00

Where: Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)

Who: members and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!

Facilitator: Jan Steinman

Recorder: Carol Wagner

Agenda: Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.

  1. 9:30 Administrivia
    • All present recorded for minutes.
  2. 9:35 Opening
    • Circle Check-in/Story time/Introductions/Gratitude
  3. 9:50 Old business
    • approve agenda
    • Reminder for someone to attend the Islands Trust potluck/meeting.
    • Approve member's meeting minutes
    • Stewards' council
      • Communications: newsletter ideas and volunteers on permaculture, from the broad perspective.
      • Finance: member time sheet report. (1)
    • Review last month's ACTION items. (10)
  4. 10:20 New business
    • Bathroom/health break somewhere around here.
    • Discuss monthly topic (Permaculture Overview) (10)
    • Briefly review schedules — travel, videoconference dates, changes to potlucks etc.
  5. 10:50 Closing
  6. 11:00 Adjourn.

Monday, 31 May 2010, Annual General Meeting

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When: 8:30-9:00

Where: Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)

Who: members and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!

Facilitator: Jan Steinman

Recorder: Carol Wagner

  • Agenda: Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  • Annual General Meeting
    1. Administrivia
    2. 14:15 Old Business
      • Resolution to not use an external auditor (This must be decided annually, by separate resolution of both members and investors in each investor class. The stewards recommend approval of this resolution)
    3. 14:20 New Business
      • Annual finance report (as required by law of annual general meetings, including profit and loss statement, surplus statement, and balance sheet)
      • Approval of Stewards' reports (as required by law of annual general meetings)
      • Election of directors: (as required by law of annual general meetings) Nominations:
        Communication Steward: Jan Steinman,
        Finance Steward: Carol Wagner,
        Land Use Planning Steward: Jan Steinman,
        Work Party Steward: Rudy Siegers.
      • Pay a dividend to shareholders, up to the rate of inflation (1.5% for 2009). Due to uncertainty in asset value because of the addition of 26 acres to the tax lot, and to the stagnant real estate market, and to recent changes in membership, the recommendation of the Directors is that no dividend be declared for 2009. Most non-waterfront property on Salt Spring Island had a slight decline in asset value for 2010.
    4. adjourn the Annual General Meeting


Monday, 24 May 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Select a realtor from among those interviewed.
  6. Review To do listp
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Monday, 17 May 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. April invoices and reimbursement requests.
  6. Review To do listp
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Saturday, 8 May 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
17:00 Farm tour for Nancy & Donna from Cedar.
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email. Confirmed: Carol, Donna, Jan, Nancy, and Rudy.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Monday, 10 May 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes, and re-approve special members meeting minutes after incorporating Susie Anne's feedback.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Discussion and request: plan z
  6. Review To do listp
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Farm meeting.
  9. Plans for the week.
  10. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  11. Check-out.
  12. Adjourn.

Saturday, 8 May 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email. Confirmed: Carol, Debra, Jan, Ken, Paula, Robert, Rudy, and Vince.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Monday, 3 May 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  4. Review To do list
  5. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  6. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  7. Check-out
  8. Adjourn

APRIL 2010, New Member Training: Finance, Ownership, Governance

Saturday, 24 April 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 Gilmore Girls, season 5, episodes 11-12
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Monday, 19 April 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Meeting requested with members and Susie Anne and Morris regarding our twice-made decision to re-classify certain housing payments -- Jan
  6. Review of economic impact of broken agreements made by former members.
  7. Review To do list
  8. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  10. Check-out
  11. Adjourn

Monday, 12 April 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Discussion and request to re-classify certain housing payments from short-term members. (5) — Carol
  6. Notification of intent to be paid for time spent on EcoReality property purchase, as agreed 7 March 2008. Requesting membership approval of timing. — Jan
  7. Reimbursement request for vehicle use, invoice submitted — Jan
  8. Brainstorm next steps for EcoReality. — Jan
  9. Request to defer AGM to the end of May, with date suggestions needed. — Jan
  10. Discussion and request to cancel scheduled tours, pot-lucks, and work parties for the rest of the year, to be re-scheduled as needed. — Jan
  11. Discussion and request that Land Use Planning (and all sub-projects) become a compensated project, so that anyone who works on this project (under direction of the Land Use Planning Steward) is compensated at the rate of $15 per hour, from capital funds. All hours must be reported to the Finance Steward on standard time sheets within 15 days of the end of the month in order to be compensated. --Jan Steinman 22:07, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
  12. Review To do list
  13. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  14. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  15. Check-out
  16. Adjourn

Saturday, 10 April 2010, Tour and work party

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What? 
Tour and work party. Planting potatoes and beets, cleaning out goat shed, filling the holly feeder, and treating chickens for scaly leg mites.
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Carol Wagner, our work party steward or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Monday, 5 April 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Review To do list
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  8. Check-out
  9. Adjourn

MARCH 2010, Membership Recruiting

New.gif Tuesday, 23 March 2010, Residents' Meeting

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New.gif Note changed date and time, due to member travel.
When? 
08:30 - 09:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Request reimbursement of $157.43 for attending "Getting It Built" cohousing workshop (5) --Jan Steinman
  6. Review To do list
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  9. Check-out
  10. Adjourn


Monday, 15 March 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Discussion and request to consider housing payments for the White House since withdrawal from membership as rent, rather than equity payments. (5) — Carol
  6. Discussion and request to re-classify certain housing payments from short-term members. (5) — Carol
  7. Discussion and request to approve Susie Anne's offer of $25 per week for trailer storage. (5) — Jan
  8. Discussion and request for Jan & Carol to rent a room to Gary Anderson (5) — Jan
  9. Review To do list
  10. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  12. Check-out
  13. Adjourn


Monday, 8 March 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Check date for March rent — Carol
  6. Re-request that White House folk call before coming over to the Yellow House — Jan
  7. Discuss booking EcoReality Garage Sale Saturday Mar 20th 10am-2pm and Sunday Mar 21 10am-2pm. Some details to present, more to come when James returns (10) — James
  8. Discussion and request that White House have their septic system pumped before they leave on March 31. (10) — Jan
  9. Re-cap 2172 shelving project — James
  10. When to move trailer and what to pay — Susie Anne
  11. Review To do list
  12. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  13. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  14. Check-out
  15. Adjourn

Saturday, 6 March 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 No movie selected yet. Bring your favorite! (No gratuitous violence, please.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

New.gifTuesday, 2 March 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE DUE TO TWO MEMBERS BEING AWAY!
  4. Approve last week's minutes.
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Discuss booking EcoReality Garage Sale Saturday Mar 20th 10am-2pm and Sunday Mar 21 10am-2pm. Some details to present, more to come when James returns (10) — Shannon
  7. Discussion about firewood (10) —Susie Anne
  8. Notice to show White House at 8:30 AM on Wednesday —Jan
  9. Discussion and request that James and Shannon have their septic system pumped before they leave on March 31. (10) — Jan
  10. Request funding for emergency power system approved in principle on 1 Feb. (5) —Jan Steinman
  11. Review To do list
  12. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  13. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  14. Check-out
  15. Adjourn

FEBRUARY 2010, Garden Planning

Saturday, 27 February 2010, Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 No movie selected yet. Bring your favorite! (No gratuitous violence, please.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Friday, 26 February 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality classroom (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
EcoReality changes and emotional overload.

New.gifTuesday, 23 February 2010, Members' Meeting

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When: 9:30-11:00 Please note regular meeting changed from Monday to Tuesday.

Where: Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)

Who: members and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!

Facilitator: Jan Steinman

Recorder: Susie Anne Bartsch

Agenda: Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.

  1. 9:30 Administrivia
    • All present recorded for minutes.
  2. 9:35 Opening
    • Circle Check-in/Story time/Introductions/Gratitude
  3. 9:50 Old business
  4. 10:20 New business
    • Bathroom/health break somewhere around here.
    • Discuss monthly topic (Garden Planning) (10)
    • Accept withdrawal of membership from James Cowan and Shannon Cowan.
    • Received request from Jan Steinman and Carol Wagner to redeem all their investment shares.
    • Review fund raising activities (10).
    • Briefly review schedules — travel, videoconference dates, changes to potlucks etc.
  5. 10:50 Closing
  6. 11:00 Adjourn.

Saturday, 20 February 2010, Tour and work party

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What? 
Tour and work party. Greenhouse tune-up, working garden beds, pruning fruit trees.
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Susie Anne Bartsch, our work party steward or call 250-653-4663.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Friday, 19 February 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality classroom (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
Discussed the movie "Jumpers"

Monday, 15 February 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Fund raising progress reports and plans (20) —Shannon Cowan and Jan Steinman
    • Discussion of rapsheet and participation package. (10) —Shannon
    • Shannon's "new ideas." (10) — Shannon
    • Other fundraising activity report (10) — Shannon/Jan
  6. Review To do list
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  8. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  9. Check-out
  10. Adjourn

Saturday, 13 February 2010, Tour/Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 The Secret Life of Bees
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Monday, 8 February 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Arrears (5) — Carol Wagner.
  6. Tess (5) — Jan Steinman.
  7. Discussion of Gavin's Farm Trade Credits. (10) — Shannon
  8. Fund raising progress reports and plans (20) —Shannon Cowan and Jan Steinman
    • Discussion of rapsheet and participation package. (10) —Shannon
  9. Request for milking help Wednesday morning (1) —Jan Steinman
  10. Review To do list
  11. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  12. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  13. Check-out
  14. Adjourn

Saturday, 6 February 2010, Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 Nights in Rodanth, with Richard Geere and Diane Lane
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Friday, 5 February 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality classroom (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
You got one? Put it here!

Monday, 1 February 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Discuss and agree on emergency power project, to authorize up to 550 Class A shares to someone for materials and 300 Class B shares for implementation. (10) —Jan Steinman.
  6. Discussion on hosting WWOOFers (10) —Carol Wagner.
  7. Discuss and approve (as appropriate) Action Plan: Individual Funders (10) —Shannon Cowan
  8. Fund raising status and action progress. (10)
  9. Susie Anne's plans. (10)
  10. Review To do list
  11. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  12. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  13. Check-out
  14. Adjourn

JANUARY 2010, Membership, Publicity, and Recruiting

Saturday, 30 January 2010, Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 Movie: Serving Sara
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Saturday, 30 January 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
yellow house (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
More current angst and stress.

Friday, 29 January 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
yellow house (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
Current angst and stress.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010, Members' Meeting

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When: 1:30-3:00 New.gifNote change of day and time, due to travel schedules!

Where: Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)

Who: members and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!

Facilitator: Jan Steinman

Recorder: Susie Anne Bartsch

Agenda: Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.

  1. 9:30 Administrivia
    • All present recorded for minutes.
  2. 9:35 Opening
    • Circle Check-in/Story time/Introductions/Gratitude
  3. 9:50 Old business
  4. 10:20 New business
    • Bathroom/health break somewhere around here.
    • Discuss monthly topic (Membership, Publicity, and Recruiting) (10)
    • Introduce and discuss emergency power project, to authourize up to 550 Class A shares to someone for materials and 300 Class B shares for implementation. (10) —Jan Steinman
    • Prospective member status for Deborah. —Jan Steinman
    • Briefly review schedules — travel, videoconference dates, changes to potlucks etc.
  5. 10:50 Closing
  6. 11:00 Adjourn.

Saturday, 23 January 2010, Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 No movie selected yet. Bring your favorite! (No gratuitous violence, please.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Saturday, 23 January 2010, Tour and work party

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What? 
Tour and work party. Wood chipping! We're gonna get rid of some of the brush piles we've been saving up, and spread the chips in muddy areas of paths, etc. (Well, the work party might be "fix the wood chipper," since it hasn't been used in over a year...)
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Carol Wagner, (our regular work party steward is away this week) or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Reminder: Newsletter articles are due on Wednesday.
  5. Reminder: Annual Report was due last Saturday; only one has been received.
  6. Reminder: retreat minute takers need to get their minutes entered.
  7. "Rap sheet" discussion, brainstorming, and revision -- goal is to have it complete!
  8. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  9. Review To do list
  10. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  11. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  12. Check-out
  13. Adjourn

Saturday, 16 January 2010, Tour and work party

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What? 
Tour and work party. Moved grain, cleaned up hoses, tool shed door opens from inside, made kindling...
When? 
13:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available.
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Susie Anne Bartsch, our work party steward or call 250-653-4663.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Saturday, 16 January 2010, Potluck/Movie

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When? 
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 watched One week
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to either or both!

Friday, 15 January 2010, Compost Communication Meeting

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When? 
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Who? 
EcoReality members, residents, and previously arranged observers. Ask to attend; no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality classroom (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
We choose to set aside a time and space so we can better connect from the heart, and a space for collaborative group study.
Topic?
You got one? Put it here!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:30 - 10:30
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality white house, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Susie Anne Bartsch
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in
  2. Discuss and approve agenda
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  5. Reminder that 2009 stewardship reports are due by Jan 15. (2)
  6. Discuss Qi Gong use of classroom. (10) (NI) —Jan Steinman
  7. Bee hive idea (10) (NI) —Susie Anne Bartsch
  8. Come up with a solution to our obligation to the Tree Bressen Series (10) (UI) — Shannon Cowan
  9. Discuss resources and plans (10) (NI) — Shannon Cowan
  10. Request for approval of 2010 olympic asset sale (note that James is not attending meeting and will have discussed with members offline). (10) (NN)
  11. Fundraising strategies actions: advisors (30) (NI) — Jan Steinman
  12. Review To do list
  13. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  14. Confirm facilitator for next meeting
  15. Check-out
  16. Adjourn

Sunday, 3 January 2010 through Wednesday, 6 January 2010, Second Annual Winter Retreat

Sunday: Start with a fun opening and kid-friendly activity. Monday through Wednesday: Meetings from 9:30am-3:30pm when the kids are in school.

Saturday, 2 January 2010, Tour/Work Party/Potluck/Movie

*Tour and work party start at 1pm until end of March. Please RSVP

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When? 
17:00 Farm tour (spring through fall — call for a winter farm tour)
18:00 Vegetarian potluck. (Please label food with animal products for our vegan friends.)
19:30 No movie selected yet. Bring your favorite! (No gratuitous violence, please.)
Who? 
General public, please let us know you're coming via phone (250.653.2024) or email.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is a way to get to know each other better, starting with a tour of the farm (seasonal), followed by a vegetarian potluck, followed by a big-screen movie or presentation. Come to any or all!

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