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January 7, 2015 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, Carole Gordon, COTA, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, LaureenFreayh, HEU, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Jason Picklyk, IAFF,Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Ken Robinson, HEU, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Nikki Inouye, HEU

REGRETS: Doug Gibson, BCFORUM

GUESTS: Donna Stubbs, BCGEU 807, Coleen Sworak, BCGEU 807, Wes Kmet

BCFORUM Delegate: regrets

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order Andrew Pritchard, President, at 7:02 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA:

GUEST SPEAKER:

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 20 Present with 17 Delegates 3 Guests

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES:

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

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE: There was no correspondence from December

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

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS:
Ken Robinson, HEU, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
NOLC Executive Council election 2015 - Nominating Committee Chair -- Greg McGowan -- The election takes place at our February 4, 2015 meeting. If you wish to submit your name for a position either email Greg or do so at the meeting. gregmcgowan@shaw.ca

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
CLC Winter School 2015 -- CLC will be notified that NOLC will be sending delegate(s) and the names of those delegates are: Laureen Freayh, Parliamentary Procedures & Public Speaking, Nikki Inouye - Labour Council Officer Development on behalf of NOLC. A motion was made to send the two to CLC Winter School, M/S/C
Protein for People -- deferred until the April 8, 2015 meeting

NEW BUSINESS:

Day of Mourning 2015 -- Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518 will head up the committee with Wendy Mah, BCGEU assisting.
Gert Beadle Award Nominations -- Carole Gordon, COTA, was nominated by the NOLC for the 2015 Gert Beadle award.
Union Affiliate update -- A committee will be formed to address this project. A motion was made to spend up to $2,000.00 to complete this project by April 2015. M/S/C
NOLC Meeting Minute Mail out -- CUPE Regional office had been doing our mail out for many years and has recently stated that they are no longer able to continue on with this task. The Recording Secretary Cheryl Stone will take on this project. December NOLC minutes will be mailed out along with the January minutes to those who have requested mail out.

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 23 Present with 20 Delegates 3 Guests

GOOD & WELFARE: World Community Film Festival March 14 & 15, 2015. A display table is available for any organization for a registration fee. Please email Wes Kmet with inquiries or to register. weskmetweskmet@gmail.com

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm by Andrew Pritchard, President

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

NEXT MEETING

NOLC Executive Council Election
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00 pm
1064 Borden Avenue, Kelowna BCGEU Building
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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