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November 5, 2014 information session

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT VERNON

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Lee Mossman, CUPE 338

REGRETS: Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Local 40, Laureen Freayh, HEU, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Ken Robinson, HEU. Mathew Davies, HEU, Mark Olsen, CUPE 5323, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Carole Gordon, COTA, Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU, Helen Repole, BCGEU, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM

GUESTS: Sharon Shepherd, Mayor Candidate Kelowna City Council, Mohini Singh, BCGEU, Candidate Kelowna City Council, Mario Vucinovic, BCGEU, Candidate District of Peachland Council, David Mossman – Candidate Kelowna City Council, Charlie Hodge, Candidate Kelowna City Council, Wes Kmet, Deena Coles, BCGEU, Tish Lakes, NDP, Maria Tokarchuk, BCFORUM, Les Milton, ATU, Leila Singh, Doug Birtwistle, OCFA, Troy Coburn, CUPW, L Lloyd, visitor

BCFORUM Delegate: regrets

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Vice President, sitting in for Andrew Pritchard, President, at 7:00 pm. Because we did not have quorum for this November 5, 2014 meeting, business has been deferred to the December 10, 2014 meeting.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA:

GUEST SPEAKER: Sharon Shepherd, Mayor Kelowna Candidate, Mohini Singh, BCGEU, Candidate Kelowna City Council, Mario Vucinovic, BCGEU - Candidate District of Peachland Council, David Mossman – Kelowna City Council, Lee Mossman, CUPE 338 – Kelowna School District 23 Trustee, Charlie Hodge, Candidate Kelowna City Council

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 21 Present with 8 Delegates 14 Guests - Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, sitting in for Sergeant at Arms, Carmen Belanger, HEU.

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: Deena Coles, BCGEU was sworn in as delegate to the NOLC.

FINANCIAL REPORT: given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer, financial summary was given.

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE:

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

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS:
Susan Bauhart, COTA - expressed how extremely grateful the teachers were to receive the financial aid donated by our Labour Council. A thank you letter has been sent to the NOLC.

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Political Action -- deferred to December 10, 2014 meeting
Labour Day 2014 report -- deferred to December 10, 2014 meeting
CLC Report -- none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:
CLC Winter School 2015- deferred to the December 10, 2014 meeting

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 13 Present with 9 Delegates 4 Guests

GOOD & WELFARE: December 10, 2014 after meeting Christmas Social -- Please join us for our after meeting Christmas Social.

ADJOURNMENT:The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 pm by Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518, Vice President, sitting in for Andrew Pritchard, President

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

NEXT MEETING
December 10, 2014,
1091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
7 p.m.

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