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February 5, 2014 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Mike Porteous, UFCW 1518, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Boyd Sommerfelt HEU

BCFORUM Delegate: Doug Gibson

REGRETS: Wendy Mah, BCGEU 407, Helen Repole, BCGEU 1207, Mark Olsen, CUPE, Laureen Freayh, HEU

GUESTS: Dawn Klappe, President CUPW 760

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

ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C

GUEST SPEAKER: Dawn Klappe, President CUPW 760

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 16 Present with 14 Delegates 1 Guests 1 BCFORUM delegate

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: none

FINANCIAL REPORT: report given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer M/S/C to adopt financial report as circulated. M/S/C A motion was made by Trustee Louise Gibson, COPE, that the audit be approved and the report submitted to the CLC M/S/C

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE
ACTION: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) request for membership renewal -- read & filed

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

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS: Susan Bauhart, COTA, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873 Boyd Sommerfelt, HEU

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: Day of Mourning -- Monday April 29, 2014 -- Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518 Plans are underway. Committee members: Karen Abramsen, Wendy Mah, Doug Gibson, & Carole Gordon

CLC Report: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
NOLC Executive Council 2014 election:
President - Andrew Pritchard
Vice Presidents -- Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon
Recording Secretary -- Cheryl Stone, UFCW1518
Secretary-Treasurer -- Ron Bobowski, CUPW
Sergeant-at-Arms -- Carmen Belanger, BCGEU
Central Okanagan -- Helen Repole, BCGEU
North delegate -- Trusteea - Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Laureen, Freayh, HEU, Louise Gibson, COPE 378

CLC Convention -- a motion was made to send 2 delegates to the CLC Convention. M/S/C. A recommendation was made to table the delegate selection to the March 5 meeting. Nominations will be open at the March meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:
Postal Workers Current Issues: A motion was made to place an article in the Kelowna Daily Courier to advertise their upcoming Town Hall Meeting Feb 15, 2014 being held at Central School at 1:00 pm. It was recommended to spend up to $500.00. M/S/C

Gert Beadle Award -- A motion was made to nominate Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, for the 2014 Gert Beadle Award. Karen will consider the nomination and get back to us. M/S/C

NOLC lapel pin order -- A motion was made to purchase 50 Labour Council lapel pins. A quote will be done and presented at the March 5 meeting. A quote will also be made for the cost of a graphic artist to design a "NOLC" template that could be used for letterhead and envelopes. M/S/C

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 14 Present with 13 Delegates 0 Guests 1 BCFORUM delegate

GOOD & WELFARE

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 pm by Andrew Pritchard, President M/S/C

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

NEXT MEETING
March 5, 2014
1091 Gordon Ave., Kelowna
7:00 pm

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