AMCS Looking for New Board Directors for 2022

AMCS is looking for Directors for 2022! Interested in your community? There are many established members and new members on the mountain. Share your perspectives and insights and add value to your AMCS Board of Directors by volunteering to be an AMCS director for 2022.

AMCS Board Members (Directors) need to be nominated & voted on each year.

Director Positions available each year are:

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer/Membership Chair, Director 1 & Director 2. We require a minimum of 6 board members.

Contact Kathleen Lausman: president@amcsbc.ca or Jamie Wright: webmaster@amcsbc.ca

Not an AMCS member yet? Join today & have a vote! Click link below:

JOIN AMCS | Anarchist Mountain Community Society

Become an AMCS member and add strength to our community through social events, information workshops, connection with neighbours and friendly faces to share your expertise, experience and skills. Family Membership cost is only $30/yr.

silhouette photography of group of people jumping during golden time

“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

Corita Kent, b. 1918 American graphic artist

AMCS Board of Directors.

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The Christmas Kettle Campaign

Hello neighbours,


A few Anarchist folks are supporting the Salvation Army by volunteering for the Christmas Kettle Campaign. We will be in front of the Home Hardware collecting donations on December 3, 4, 17 & 18.  Drop by, say hi and leave a donation!  Plus, we have a few shifts left. If you are interested in assisting, please let me know.


Here’s a bit of information on the Salvation Army: 


– The Christmas Kettle Campaign is an annual fundraising effort found in over 2000 communities across Canada. Monies raised, together with other funds, provide hands-on service to over 1.9 million people each year in Canada.  
– The Salvation Army provides emergency services (food, shelter, clothing and emotional support). They were (and I believe still are) active in BC doing flood relief.  They also provide long-term services to support vulnerable populations. Such services include housing, employment training and emotional support. All this is done with low administrative expenses.

– As reported in Macleans in 2019, in an analysis of 700 charitable organizations in Canada, the Salvation Army was in the top 10% of those organizations.

Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for the Christmas Kettle campaign.


Patricia Edney

780-718-6832 Pedney@shaw.ca

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AMCS AGM AGENDA for Tonight, Tues.Nov.23,2021@7pm

2021 AMCS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Virtual via Zoom

Kathleen Lausman – President, Chair

Attendance number count (25 required for quorum)

Call to order

Review of 2020 AMCS, AGM Minutes for approval

Financial Report:

Financial update – Peter Humphrey Treasurer

Motion to accept

Election of Directors

(Board members need to be nominated and voted on each year)

Current Directors:

Kathleen Lausman, Jamie Wright, Giselle LeClair (standing down), Jim Gray (standing down – other commitments), Peter Humphrey (standing down – other commitments), Selena Cole (standing down – other commitments), Teressa Salamone (resigned mid-year due to other commitments)

New residents volunteering to be Directors for 2022:

Any additional volunteers?:

Vote to carry

(Board executive to be elected at first Board meeting in 2022)

Committee & Activities Reports:

  • Fire Smart:  Alex Giovannelli
  • Jamie Soule Memorial Park: Wendy Shaw
  • ENCom: Wendy Barlow

The beginning analysis of the survey has just been completed and the ENCom team will now review and discuss with the Fire Chief who commissioned the survey. 
Once we complete these discussions, we will publish the survey results on the AMFD website.  

  • AMCS sponsored AMFD appreciation event (Chees property): Jamie Wright
  • AMFD/AMCS Virtual Silent Auction:  
  • AMCS Website & FB Page: Jamie Wright
  • Anarchist Mountain Bear Aware Committee: Brenda Arychuk

For a brief synopsis – residents deserve a big pat on the back for being proactive and by improving leaps and bounds in one year. There is much more awareness and a desire for education.  There was one education event in July, which was well-received.  
The Bear Group does a more comprehensive year end report which we share with RDOS next month.  At that time, we will also share this via AMCS for the website.

  • AM Community Wildfire Protection Committee: Urs Grob? (or Kathleen)
  • AMFD Fire Chief Report: Urs Grob
  • Area A – APC Report: (in recognition of Jim Thornton, our latest rep who passed away this past summer)

Director – Mark Pendergraft has asked the AMCS to recommend a rep from AM. This is a brief overview of the responsibilities of the APC rep:

Hi Kathleen

I thought I would give you a bit of information on the expectations of anyone sitting on the APC.

Meetings are only held on an as needed basis, so only when there is an application to be reviewed by the APC. Meetings are normally held the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm. For the last while with Covid, the meetings have been on line but normally are at the Sonora community center in town. I have tried to maintain a rep from each of the communities within Area A but as you are aware, at the moment I am missing a rep from the Anarchist. The APC for the most part reviews land use applications from all of Area A. So very often the application may not affect the community the APC member represents. However I find it very helpful to hear the opinions of all the APC members, often those not directly affected give the most unbiased opinion.  There is no expectation for this person to seek community feed back but often once people know who the APC members are they will get community feedback. When this happens I encourage all APC members to let people know that if they have a concern about a particular application it is best to contact me as their elected rep, It is my job to listen to and carry forward community members concerns about applications and other issues not the APC members. The APC member is a volunteer and all I ask of them is to committee the time needed and give me their honest opinion. The APC considers applications and makes recommendation to the RDOS Board on that application. The committee often hears a brief presentation from the applicant and RDOS staff and have an opportunity to ask questions. A motion is made and voted on by the committee and the minutes are submitted to the RDOS to later be received by the Board. I attend the APC meetings but do not vote, I am there to hear the discussion. I find the discussion the most useful part as it often gives me another angle to consider as well as gives me a quick snapshot of what the residents of Area A might think about a particular application.  The APC recommendation is then considered along with staff and other professionals recommendations by me, and I then decide to either ask the Board to move the application forward or deny it. The APC would also get to review most bylaws that are proposed by either Staff or another Board member that would apply to area A.  On average I would say that the APC meets maybe 5 times a year and the meetings are generally over in under 2 hours.

If this generates any questions feel free to ask.

Mark

  • OMEI (Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc.): contacts have changed – no update

AMCS Membership Benefits:

  • Membership strengthens our community through social events, communication within the community and a voice outside our community on issues important to property owners;
  • Website communications function (upgrades & maintenance including Silent Auction software ($1500/yr.)
  • AMCS is an active voice in promoting good governance for AM land owners:
    • more effective consultation on Zoning & Permitting decisions (ESDP etc.);
    • more timely decisions on issues impacting AM land owners (ESDP, Fire Smart etc.)
    • more resources for AM (e.g.: funding for wildfire prevention through the community resiliency fund or other programs, Community Wildfire Protection Plan for AM etc.);   
  • AMCS provides support to other committee work (FS, Bear Aware, Silent Auction, Civic Signs, JSM Park)
  • Provides Community Flyer Boxes at post box clusters – to distribute community info

Membership costs for 2021 were set at $30/yr. given the AMCS had no Summit Centre expenses. We are in communication with OMEI to determine the future use of the Summit Centre and if it remains an option for AMCS use again.

(Members vote) Interest in Community Hall on RDOS property;

(Members vote) Interest in permeant washrooms at JSM Park (RDOS Property)

(Member vote) Other interests? – List

Motion to Adjourn

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Congratulations Claudia Punter! Anarchist Mountain Artist

Claudia Punter

I grew up in Switzerland and traveled in my young years extensively through Europe and North Africa. In 1993 my husband, our two sons and I immigrated to Alberta, Canada. Since 2010 I have lived and worked in  Osoyoos, in  beautiful British Columbia.

I started with soapstone carving in 2000 and in 2013 I discovered my love for painting. I began with painting acrylics, soon after adding watercolor and some other media.

My love for all creatures – people, animals and plants – the beauty of nature with all the colors, sounds, smells, tastes and shapes, is expressed in my art.

THE ART GALLERY osoyoos

November 19 at 10:02 AM  · We are pleased to announce that Claudia Punter has returned to the gallery position of Gallery Curator and is already hard at work scouting & planning for the 2023 Gallery schedule. Claudia is a well know artist in the community and an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist. We are fortunate to have Claudia, with her skills and knowledge in the Art Community, as our Curator once again..

To learn more about Claudia visit the Osoyoos & District Arts Council website at:

https://osoyoosartscouncil.com/claudia-punter

or Claudia’s own website:

https://claudiapunter.com/

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AMCS 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Nov. 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm Via Zoom

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm via Zoom is our Anarchist Mountain Community Society (AMCS) members Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Join Zoom Meeting – Click HERE

We require 25 members for a quorum. The more, the merrier!

AMCS is looking for Directors for 2022! Interested in your community? There are many established members and new members on the mountain. Share your perspectives and insights and add value to your AMCS Board of Directors by volunteering to be an AMCS director for 2022.

AMCS Board Members (Directors) need to be nominated & voted on each year.

Director Positions available each year are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer/Membership Chair, Director 1 & Director 2. We require a minimum of 6 board members.

Not an AMCS member yet? Join today & have a vote! Click link below:

JOIN AMCS | Anarchist Mountain Community Society

Become an AMCS member and add strength to our community through social events, information workshops, connection with neighbours and friendly faces to share your expertise, experience and skills. Family Membership cost is only $30/yr.

silhouette photography of group of people jumping during golden time
Photo by Belle Co on Pexels.com

“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

Corita Kent, b. 1918 American graphic artist

AMCS Board of Directors.

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Tire Stands for Sale

$50.00 for each tire stand.

Interested? Contact 403-561-4679

$50.00 for each tire stand.

$50.00 for each tire stand.

Interested? Contact 403-561-4679

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AMCS MEMBERS – Annual General Meeting – Nov. 23, 2021 @ 7pm

Anarchist Mountain Community Society (AMCS) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year’s AGM will, once again, be via Zoom due to Co-vid restrictions.

A minimum of 25 members needed to attend for a quorum.

Details with a link to follow coming soon.

Mark it on your calendar: Tues. November 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm via Zoom

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Recruiting – Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD)

Recruiting

Published November 15, 2021

http://amfd.org/recruiting/

The AMFD is still recruiting for new members with a start date in January 2022.

See the original posting  FF Recruitement


The deadline for submitting your interest has been extended until November 26. Thanks to those that have already applied. Interviews will take place in December.


This is an excellent opportunity to get to know and support your Anarchist Mountain community.


If you are interested, send an email to alex.giovannelli@live.com telling us a bit about yourself, why you are interested in joining, along with information on your skills and experiences.


If you want to learn more, contact Fire Chief, Urs Grob 250-689-0140 or Deputy Fire Chief, Alex Giovannelli 250-809-2319.

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Garbage Truck Missed Pick-Up?

RDOS Contact: Janice Johnson, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator, 250-490-4144, jjohnson@rdos.bc.ca

OR

https://www.wasteconnectionscanada.com/customer-service…/

Good Morning ,

Our Apologies, we are aware your garbage did not get collected yesterday

The roads were covered when we got there, and slippery – the truck was unable to make a handful of roads.

Our plan is to send a smaller truck to accompany your regular truck on Tuesday and we will take your extra Garbage.

Recycling is unlimited – I know this is inconvenient – but placing extra Recycle out in 2 weeks – it will be picked up!

Thank you for understanding

Have a great day  

Holly Laughlin

Customer Service Representative/Dispatch

Direct: 250-490-3888| F: 250-490-3832

Waste Connections of Canada | 112-1219 Commercial Way | Penticton, BC, V2A 3H4

www.WasteConnectionsCanada.com

You can now pay your bill online & set up monthly autopay by clicking HERE.

Happy with the service I provided you? Kindly leave a Google review HERE.

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Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD) SURVEY

From AMFD – Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey:

http://amfd.org/survey/

Our local phone tree system (ENCom) has been in place for a number of years, and we wish to ensure that we can still fill a viable role.

Your input is very important to help us represent the true needs of our community, and we are soliciting your personal experience to help us clarify any issues to be resolved going forward.

AMFD

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