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Carole Gordon to head NOLC in 2011

February 10, 2011

A school teacher has been elected the new president of the North Okanagan Labour Council.
Carole Gordon was voted in for the one-year term at the NOLC's annual general meeting Wednesday in Kelowna.
Gordon told members her goals include getting the labour organization out into the community more and working more closely with its 42 members unions to support their goals and activities.
"I'd like to raise the profile of labour in the North and Central Okanagan," said Gordon, noting the NOLC's member unions represent 8,500 workers. "We'd like to become more involved in community events and activities as a partner, and support the work our affiliates do as well."
The labour council has already been involved in efforts to recruit and train candidates for municipal elections later this year and plans to be involved should a federal election happen.
Activities to mark the National Day of Mourning on April 28, May Day and Labour Day are also on the agenda.
The Grade 4-5 teacher at Bankhead Elementary has been active for several years with the NOLC, Central Okanagan Teachers' Association, and B.C. Teachers Federation.
She comes from a family with a history of union involvement.
Her brother, Ken Robinson, was elected in the fall to his second term as president of the 43,000-member Hospital Employees Union.
Also elected to the NOLC executive were Glenn Nowag, Karen Abramsen and Ronn Dunn (vice presidents), Ron Bobowski (secretary-treasurer), Cheryl Stone (recording secretary), Nikki Inouye (northern delegate), Debra Critchley (southern delegate) and Emilie Dorie (sgt. at arms). Greg McGowan was elected as a trustee. Dave Porteous and Wendy Mah were already trustees. Their job is to review the financial books twice a year.
The meeting was the NOLC's first in a new office at 1091 Gordon Dr., which is also where the March 9 general membership meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

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