2021/08/19 VIMS Council Minutes

Victoria IMS Council Meeting Minutes
Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at 4013 Magdelin Street


 June Fukushima, Brock Brown (Chair), Brian Chapel, Bruce MacRae, Kevin Keliher (Secretary), Rhonda Duncan  Absent with Regrets: none

 Agenda Items:

  1.     Review and Approve Agenda
    Motion from Brock to approve the agenda. Carried.
  1.     Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting (May 20th, 2021)
    Motion from June to approve the minutes. Carried.
  2.     Business arising from the Minutes and Updates:  None
  3.     Finances:
          Accounts Reporting May 31, 2021
    Chequing: $ 4,720.36
    Savings:    $ 13,784.54
    TOTAL:     $18,504.90
  •       Accounts Reporting Period June 30, 2021
    Chequing: $ 4,658.91
    Savings:    $ 13,785.67
    TOTAL:     $18,444.58
  •     Accounts Reporting Period July 31, 2021
    Chequing: $ 4,618.91
    Savings:    $ 13,786.84
    TOTAL:     $18,405.75
  •       Accounts Reporting August 18, 2021
    Chequing: $ 4,243.91
    Savings:    $ 13,786.84
    TOTAL:     $18,030.75
  •       Review and Acceptance of July 2021 VIMS Financial Report. Circulated by email. Motion from Brock to accept the updated financial report for July 2021. Carried.
  •       June to investigate possibility of securing a Non-Profit Organization discount through Tech Soup regarding an upgrade to a Cloud version of QuickBooks. 
  1. Sunday Night Community Sit – Still on hold
  1. Communications – newsletter, website, Constant Contact. Payment of $735.40 made to Constant Contact (annual fee). 
  1. 2021 Victoria IMS AGM
  •       June to ask John Hilditch to do an independent review of 2019 and 2020 financial records.
  1. Retreats 
  •       2021 Completed Retreats 

Jan 23 Heather Martin – Zoom one-day – Completed.
Feb 20 Margo McLoughlin – Zoom one-day – Completed
March 13 Adrianne Ross – Zoom one-day – Completed
April 17 Tuere Sala – Zoom one-day – Completed
May 16 Tempel Smith – Zoom one-day – Completed

  •       Fall 2021 Upcoming Retreats

 Sept 18 Brock Brown – Hybrid daylong (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at Goward House with limited attendance and using Zoom to make the daylong accessible online.  June & Brock did a successful test of Wi-Fi at Goward House. It is at the low end of what is acceptable for Zoom. Motion from June to purchase Wi-Fi Booster. Carried. Dry run to be held first week in September. Brock will consult with Suzan Denis regarding our plan and her role to coordinate this event off site. Brian Chapel will be her off-site back-up. Aim for 20 participants in-person. Registrar to give participants two options in-person or online. When in-person numbers reach 30, that option will then be closed leaving online attendance only. Ask attendees to be fully vaccinated, masks to be worn in close quarters (e.g., 2nd floor lunch lounge area), masks optional elsewhere. No tea station, bathroom single-use. 

Oct 16/17 It was agreed to postpone Howie’s retreat. 

2022 Schedule 

  •       Jan 22/23 – Heather Martin – confirmed with teacher. To be confirmed with Goward House.
  •       Feb 19/20- Margo McLoughlin – confirmed with teacher. To be confirmed with Goward House. 
  •       March 19/20 – Tempel Smith, Joyce would be manager. Brock will confirm with teacher, to be confirmed with Goward House..
  •     April 2/3 or 9/10 Tuere Sala, (April 2/3 confirmed with teacher). If Tempel confirms March 19/20 then Brock will ask Tuere to change to April 9/10. To be confirmed with Goward House.
  •     May 21/22 Ajahn Punnadhammo – confirmed with teacher, June can be manager. To be confirmed with Goward House.

The following dates have been confirmed with the teacher and the venue booked 

  •       June 25/26 Bonnie Duran (Shoal Center in Sidney is booked). David Axon can be manager.
  •       Sept 17 Brock Brown one-day at Goward House (booked). 
  •       Oct 15/16 Christina Feldman w/e at Goward House (booked).
  •       Nov 12/13 Ajahn Candasiri, a nun coming from Scotland w/e at Goward House (booked). Katherine Leslie can be manager. 

·       Next Council Meeting: Thursday, September 30th, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brock and June’s.