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December 10, 2014 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT VERNON

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Helen Repole, BCGEU, Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, Ken Robinson, HEU, Laureen Freayh, HEU, Boyd Sommerfield, HEU, Deena Coles, COPE 378, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Jason Picklyk, IAFF, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518

REGRETS: Mark Olsen, CUPE 5323, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Lee Mossman, CUPE 338, Carole Gordon, COTA

GUESTS: Maria Tokarchuk NDP Kelowna Lake County Federal Riding President, Mario Vucinovic, Councillor, Peachland, Morena Taylor, UNIFOR, Troy Coburn CUPW 760

BCFORUM Delegate: regrets

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order Andrew Pritchard, President, at 7:00 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA:

GUEST SPEAKER: Maria Tokarchuk, NDP Kelowna Lake County Federal Riding President, Mario Vucinovic, BCGEU, Councillor Peachland

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 22 Present with 18 Delegates, 4 Guests

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: Morena Taylor, UNIFOR was sworn in as delegate to the NOLC

FINANCIAL REPORT: given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer, financial summary was given. M/S/C.

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE:
Our Times Labour Magazine -- motion to renew subscription with a donation of $50.00 M/S/C
Amnesty International -- donation request, read and filed
Maquila Solidarity Network -- thank you letter
BC Human Rights Coalition- membership & annual report 2014 -- Motion to donate $20.00 for our membership. M/S/C
Central Okanagan Teachers Association -- thank you letter for the financial aid given by NOLC for the Teachers dispute.

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS -- STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS -- CLC REPORT:

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS:
Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU, Boyd Sommerfield, HEU

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
BCFED 2014 Convention reports -- Ron Bobowski, Cheryl Stone and Ronn Dunn -- Reported on the Convention and thanked the NOLC for sending them to represent our Labour Council.
CLC Report -- none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Political Action: letters of thank you came in from all of our endorsed candidates.
Labour Day 2015 -- A committee will be formed in the New Year to organize an event. A motion was made that the NOLC reimburse HEU Kelowna $1,000.00 for their contribution to our Labour Day event. M/S/C
CLC Winter School 2015 -- CLC will be notified that NOLC will be sending delegate(s) and the names of those delegates will be announced at the January 7, 2015 meeting. Please notify Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary, nolc.cstone@gmail.com, if you wish to attend the CLC Winter School.

NEW BUSINESS:

Protein for People 2015 -- this will be discussed at the January 7, 2015 meeting
NOLC meeting location change -- 1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna 7:00 pm. Please use the back parking lot and back door entrance to buzz in.
NOLC Nomination Committee -- Executive Council election February 2015 - If anyone is interested in running for one of the following positions on the Executive Council please state your intention at the January 7, 2015 meeting.
Table Officers: President, Secretary Treasurer, Recording Secretary
Executive Council Delegates: Vice President - 3 positions, Northern Delegate, Central Delegate, Sergeant at Arms, Trustee

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 22 Present with 19 Delegates 3 Guests

GOOD & WELFARE: Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, thanks the Labour Council for sponsoring three people to attend the NDP Provincial/Federal fundraising dinner. Carol James was the keynote speaker.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm by Andrew Pritchard, President

Minutes respectfully submitted by Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary, UFCW 1518

NEXT MEETING

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna BCGEU Building,
7:00 pm
Parking is at the back of the building or the street.
Please enter at the back door of the building and you must ring the buzzer. Sergeant at Arms will sign you in.

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