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February 6, 2013 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Carole Gordon, COTA/ BCTF, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Helen Rapole, BCGEU 1207, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Local 40, Pat Bulmer, CEP, Wade Ashton, IBEW 213, Wynne Hartelder, BCGEU 307,Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Lennie Dolinski, HEU, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Nikki Inouye, HEU, Vernon

REGRETS: Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, Mark Olsen, CUPE 5523, Debra Critchley, BCGEU, Nancy Ingersol, VTA Vernon, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Liz Woods, BCFORUM

GUESTS: Laureen Freayh, HEU Chair, Jason Picklyk, IAFF 953, Mike Porteous, UFCW 1518

BCFORUM Delegate: Doug Gibson

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Carole Gordon, President, at 7:04 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C

GUEST SPEAKERS: none

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 18 Present with 14 Delegates, 3 Guests, 1 BCFORUM Delegate, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523 sat in for Shane Curveon, ATU

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: Jason Picklyk, IAFF 953, Mike Porteous, UFCW 1518, Laureen Freayh, HEU were sworn is as delegates.

FINANCIAL REPORT: given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer, M/S/C to adopt financial report as circulated.

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE
a) Gert Beadle Award 2013 Louise Gibson, COPE 372 was nominated by the NOLC for the Gert Beadle award 2013 M/S/C
b) Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC -- a motion was made to donate $200.00 M/S/C

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS -- STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS -- CLC REPORT:
a) LOCAL UNIONS REPORTS: Wade Ashton USW 213, Wynn Hartelder, BCGEU 307, Lennie Dolinski, HEU, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Local 40, Sandy Thon, BCGEU 1207, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Susan Bauhart, COTA Carol Gordon, COTA, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518

b) STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Political Action -- BCFED Political Action Training, takes place in Vernon B.C., February 16, 2013 Political Action Training to be held in Penticton, Feb 23, 2013, a poster will be circulated to all affiliates
Camp Jubilee, Silver Lake -- Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523 and Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518 will be on the committee and organize the contest which will be presented at the March 6, 2013 meeting.
Protein for People -- asked if the NOLC would like to organize another event in 2013. The request has been denied for 2013.
c) CLC Report - : no report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
a) NOLC Executive Council Election 2013
President -- Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here Local 40
Vice Presidents -- Nikki Inouye, HEU, Vernon, Sandy Thon, BCGEU 1207, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523
Secretary Treasurer-- Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760
Recording Secretary -- Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518
Northern Delegate (Executive Member) -- Wynn Hartelder, BCGEU 307
Central Delegate (Executive Member) -- Helen Rapole, BCGEU 1207
Sergeant at Arms -- Lennie Dolinski, HEU
Trustees -- Laureen, Freayh, HEU, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Louise Gibson, COPE 378
BCFORUM Delegate position is appointed only by the BCFORUM Board. The executive recommends that Doug Gibson, represent NOLC at BCFORUM.

b) 2013 events survey -- report by Carole Gordon, the survey will continue for a while and Carole will report at a future meeting.

c) CLC Winter School -- Week 5 -- CLC sponsored course -- Labour Council Officer Development -- Nikki Inouye, HEU will attend.

NEW BUSINESS:
United Way Sponsorship Spirit Awards: A motion was made to sponsor $200.00 to support the Community Partner Spirit Award. M/S/C
Forestry Panel -- Feb 12, 2013 -- 6:30 to 9:30 at the Coast Capri Hotel, Mohinni Singh, Pat Mc Gregor, USW, Ben Parfitt CCPA will be speaking on the panel.
Union Label & Trade Services: Ron Bobowski, CUPW reported that the Union Flag Campaign is still in process, that all Canadian flags be union made.

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 18 Present with 17 Delegates 1 Guest

GOOD & WELFARE

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 pm by Carole Gordon, President. The new executive was then sworn in.

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

NEXT MEETING
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

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