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January 9, 2013 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Carole Gordon, COTA/ BCTF, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Helen Rapole, BCGEU 1207, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Local 40,

REGRETS: Debra Critchley, BCGEU, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518, Wendy Mah, BCGEU 407, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Wynn Hartelder, BCGEU 307, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Sandy Thon, BCGEU 1207

GUESTS: Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Jason Picklyk, IAFF 953, Tom MacAuly, running for NDP candidate Kelowna Lake Country, Serina McIntyre, BCGEU

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Carole Gordon, President, at 7:02 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C

GUEST SPEAKERS: none

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 13 Present with 8 Delegates, 5 Guests, Greg McGowan, sat in as Sergeant at Arms for Shane Curveon.

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523

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

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS -- STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS -- CLC REPORT:
a) LOCAL UNIONS REPORTS: Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Cheryl Stone, EI Board of Referees, Carole Gordon, COTA
b) STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS: Day of Mourning- Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518
Since April 28, 2013 is a Sunday this year, the NOLC & Worksafe B.C. Day of Mourning event will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Ben Lee Park, Kelowna. Details will follow at a future meeting.
c) CLC Report: There is no report at this time.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
a) NOLC Executive Council upcoming Election 2013. Louise Gibson reported that the following delegates have been nominated so far: Nominations are still open up to and including the February 6, 2013 meeting. Please notify Louise at dlgibs@telus.net if you wish to put your name forward for a position. 2013 Nominations so far President -- Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here Local 40
Vice President -- Nikki Inouye, HEU, Vernon, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518
Vice President -- Sandy Thon, BCGEU 1207
Vice President -- Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523
Secretary Treasurer -- Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760
Recording Secretary -- Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518
Northern Delegate (Executive Member) -- Wynn Hartelder, BCGEU 307, Sandy Thon, BCGEU 1207
Southern Delegate (Executive Member) -- Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518
Sergeant at Arms
Trustee 3 year term
BCFORUM Delegate position is appointed by BCFORUM upon recommendation of the NOLC.

b) CLC Winter School - Week 5 - CLC sponsored course - Labour Council Officer Development -- this will be determined at the February 6, 2013 meeting.

c) 2013 events survey- Carole Gordon has created a survey, using Survey Monkey, to see if there is any interest in planning an event, which will go out soon to all affiliate Presidents and delegates to complete. There are several choices of events from which to choose. The results of this survey will be discussed at the February 6, 2013 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: none

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 13 Present with 9 Delegates 4 Guests

GOOD & WELFARE

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 pm by Carole Gordon, President

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

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

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