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Annual General Meeting

 

At this meeting members of the Society re-elected three directors and discussed strategies for the future.

General Meeting

 

At this meeting the participants revised Society bylaws regarding quorums and then discussed trail access, a proposed West Coast Road viewpoint, and strategies for land preservation.

Annual General Meeting

 

At this meeting members of the Society re-elected one director, elected a new director, and discussed strategies for the future.

May Newsletter

 

The newsletter for May (pdf) discusses the Muir Creek watershed and our meeting with representatives of its owner, TimberWest.

General Meeting

 

At this meeting, the first since the Admiral's Forest was sold, members of the Society discussed ideas for moving forward. For more read the meeting minutes.

October Newsletter

 

The newsletter for October (pdf) discusses Admiral's Blend, Mary Brown's Plain Delight, and January's upcoming meeting.

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Plain Delight
  
 
Plain Delight
  
 
Plain Delight: Music with the Harpsichord

 

The Society received a generous donation from attendees of a harpsichord (and more!) concert held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke. Concertgoers enjoyed harpsicord solo works by four of the finest composers for the instrument, as well as works featuring harpsichord and soprano as well as works featuring harpsichord as an accompanying instrument.

Letter to Members

 

Trustees for the estate of the late Admiral John Charles confirmed that the Admiral's Forest was purchased by one of his sons, Michael Charles, on September 23. For more read the letter from Margot Swinburnson (pdf).

Shirley Day

 

The Shirley Community Association hosted their annual Shirley Day at the Shirley Community Hall and the adjacent Pioneer Park. The Society provided information about the Admiral's Forest. We also sold memberships, Admiral's Blend coffee, and Otter Point history booklets.

Updates to our Bylaws and Constitution

 

The Society's updated Bylaws and Constitution are available on our About page.

General Meeting

 

At this meeting the Society amended its constitution and a bylaw. These changes were needed to satisfy the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate so that the Society can be registered as a charity. For more read the meeting minutes (pdf).

June Newsletter

 

The newsletter for June (pdf) discusses recent events, fundraising, and upcoming events.

Election of Directors

 

All members of the board were re-elected. To prevent all directors being up for election simultaneously, terms were staggered, with some for one year and some for two years.

Annual General Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting Margot Swinburnson gave the president's report, Arnie Campbell reported on financials, and Sid Jorna reported on membership. The Society unveiled an agreement with The Stick in the Mud to sell Admiral's Blend coffee, which was available for tasting as well as purchase. A decision was made to meet the following Wednesday to elect directors.

Honeybee Awareness Day

 

The Society had a table at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery's popular annual event. The day featured guided tours of Tugwell's farm, gardens, and meadery, plus tastings, demonstrations, and facepainting. View photos from event...

April Newsletter

 

The newsletter for April (pdf) discusses recent events and upcoming events.

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A Forest for all Seasons
  
 
A Forest for all Seasons
  
 
A Forest for all Seasons
  
 
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A Forest for All Seasons

Approximately 150 people attended A Forest For All Seasons. Held at the Admiral's Forest on West Coast Road, visitors walked the Admiral's trails and read poetry hanging in the trees. The event raised awareness of, and money for, the Society's goal to acquire the Admiral's Forest.

March Newsletter

The newsletter for March (pdf) discusses the upcoming "A Forest for All Seasons" event. We need volunteers so please let us know if you can spare a few hours on March 30. You can also read about recent endorsements, mentions, and fundraising news. Check it out.

February Newsletter

The newsletter for February (pdf) discusses January's General Meeting, how the Society handles donations, the upcoming "A Forest for All Seasons" event, Kimberly Thompson's art donation, and other fundraising news.

January General Meeting

The first General Meeting of the Juan de Fuca Community Land Trust Society was held at the Otter Point Fire Hall. Over fourty members of the community were in attendance to hear the Board's reports and to discuss progress towards and strategies for achieving shared goals. Please look at the meeting agenda (pdf) and the presentation (pdf) that was prepared for the meeting.

December Newsletter

The newsletter for December (pdf) discusses a delay in the marketing of the Admiral's Forest by the trustees for the estate of Admiral Charles and a decision by the Victoria Foundation to assist in our campaign.

November Newsletter

The newsletter for November (pdf) features a recap of the Visioning meeting and news of the Admiral's Forest.

Visioning Meeting
Visioning Meeting
Visioning Meeting
Visioning Meeting

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, over two dozen members of the community met for half a day to discuss their vision for the Admiral's land and the role of the Juan de Fuca Community Land Trust Society. The meeting was smoothly facilatated by Jeff Silvester. The outcomes from the meeting will be used in fund raising, promotional materials, and planning the scope and range of activities to be undertaken on the property.