June 8, 2011 minutes
MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA
AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Carole Gordon, COTA/BCTF, Dave Porteous, UFCW 1518, Nancy Ingersoll, BCTF Vernon, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Emilie Dorie, CUPE 873,
Debra Critchley, BCGEU, Shane Curveon, ATU, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Glenn Nowag, UFCW 1518, Louise Gibson, COPE 378,
Brad Fraser, CUPE 873, Kurt Thygesen, IBEW 213, Carol Kenzie, HEU, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here Local 40,
REGRETS: Wendy Mah, BCGEU
GUESTS: Lynda Zorn, BCFORUM Delegate, Liz Woods, BCFOUM, Orion Irvine, CLC Rep, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Wes Kmet, BCFORUM,
Arthur Kim, CFS Local 3, Larry Chu, CUPW 760
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Carole Gordon, President, at 7:00 pm
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C
GUEST SPEAKERS: Larry Chu, CUPW 760
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: Errors/Omissions - A correction was made to the May 4th minutes that Shane Curveon, ATU should have been listed as attending. M/S/C
CREDENTIALS REPORT: 25 Present with 18 Delegates and 7 Guests
OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: none
FINANCIAL REPORT: given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer, MSC to adopt financial report as circulated.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE
There was no action correspondence.
NOLC delegates Feedback and Goals -- Carole Gordon asked the delegates attending to hand in ideas or concerns regarding our NOLC meetings. The idea is to improve our meetings with suggestions from our delegates who attend. This will be reviewed at the September 7, 2011 meeting.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/CLC REPORT:
CLC Convention 2011- Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary, Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer - Both Cheryl and Ron thanked the NOLC for sending them as delegates to the CLC Convention. Carole Gordon, President and Dave Porteous, Trustee, attended as well. The NOLC was well represented at the CLC convention with Cheryl, Ron and Carole serving as Sergeant at Arms.
CEP M1 - Doris Janssen, President
We will not be able to have a delegate at tonight's meeting. Just to let you know our contract negotiations have gone into conciliation. Dates have yet to be set.
a) Camp Jubilee & Silver Lake Summer Camp for Kids 2011 -- the draw was made and the winners will be notified. The names of the winners will be published on our website pending permission to publish their names.
b) Protein for People update -- Because of the upcoming election (s) this fall the Executive recommended that this event be postponed until early in 2012. The Protein for People persons are on board with this decision.
c) 2011 United Way Breakfast Š NOLC would like to know who would like to attend the UW breakfast at the end of September. The question and the date of the breakfast will come up again at the September 7th meeting; we have paid for 10 at a table for the Kelowna breakfast and 4 at a table for West Kelowna. All those interested in reserving a spot can email Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary, prior to the September meeting, at firstname.lastname@example.org
d) By-Law proposed amendment -- "4.11 Any delegate being absent from four (4) consecutive meetings of this Council (as per record kept by the SergeantŠat-Arms) without good and sufficient reason, in writing, having been previously presented to the Secretary from the delegate or their organization, certifying to the sickness, absence from city, or engagement at work, said delegate shall forfeit the seat, and
immediate notice sent to their organization by the Secretary requesting a new credential for the vacant seat. The Secretary shall also
revise the official roll call book, and attendance card file, for accurate use by the Sergeant-at-Arms."
The Executive recommended that this by-law remain the same. If someone cannot attend a meeting a regrets note should be emailed to
the Recording Secretary prior to the meeting. A motion was made to the attending delegates as such. M/S/C
e) Re-Affiliation Process -- A discussion was held at the Executive Council that this is a very intense and lengthy project and should be handled by more than one person. The Executive recommended that two or three persons be responsible for this job as well as, up to 100 hours and $2,000.00 be paid for the research, information and documentation of this updated affiliates list. Ron Bobowski, Carole Gordon and Cheryl Stone will head up the committee to complete this project throughout the summer months. A motion was made to the attending delegates to carry out this project as stated above. M/S/C
a) Facebook -- Carole Gordon discussed that the NOLC have a Facebook page. Other labour councils are doing this as well. She will create a Facebook page and keep us in tune for the details. A motion was made to go forward. M/S/C
b) Political Action: A motion was made by Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, to allocate political action funding for the Provincial NDP ridings at this time rather than wait until the fall. The funding was requested as follows: Kelowna Mission $1,000.00, Kelowna Lake Country, $1000.00, Westside Kelowna, $1,000.00 and Vernon Monashee $3,000.00. The rationale regarding Vernon Monashee's allocation of $3,000.00 is because they need 3 times the amount in the bank now, over the other constituencies. M/S/C
FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 24 Present with 17 Delegates 7 Guests.
GOOD & WELFARE:
Dave Porteous is scheduled for surgery and the NOLC wishes him well.
There will be a presentation by Interior Health to City Council on Monday, June 27th at the morning council meeting on the Living Wage. Check the Kelowna City web page the week before, to find out the actual time for the presentation.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 pm by Carole Gordon, President
Minutes respectfully submitted by Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary, UFCW 1518
NEXT REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 General Meeting - 7:00 pm