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November 4, 2015 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Andrew Pritchard, President, Unite Here Local 40, Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Ken Robinson, HEU Kelowna Karen Abramsen, UFCW 1518

GUESTS: Runjit Saran, BCGEU 507

REGRETS: Ken Robinson, HEU Kelowna, Helen Repole, BCGEU, Joyce Galuska, COPE 378, Scott Lovell, ATU 1722, Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Norah Bowman, OCFA Susan Bauhart, COTA, Helen Repole, BCGEU, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Doug Gibson, BCFORUM, Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU

BCFORUM Delegates: Greg McGowan

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President, Andrew Pritchard at 7:00 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C

GUEST SPEAKER: none

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: A motion was made to amend the Oct 4, 2015 minutes, to show that Scott Lovell ATU 1722 President -- regretted. M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 16 Present with 14 Delegates 1 Guest 1 BCFORUM delegate

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES:

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

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE:

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

LOCAL UNIONS REPORTS: Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here Local 40, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Political Action -- BCNDP -- Westside Kelowna / Kelowna Lake Country / Kelowna Mission -- Christmas Fundraiser Dinner / Sunday December 6, 2015, Karen Abramsen. - A motion was made to purchase 6 tickets at $100.00 each. M/S/C
Federal Election Report from NDP - Penticton - Greg McGowan, BCFORUM, Kelowna - Louise Gibson, COPE 378
CLC Report: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Remembrance Day -- The wreaths have been purchased and will be presented at Kelowna by Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Rutland by Helen Repole, BCGEU, Lumby by Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU, West Kelowna by Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, and Vernon by Carmen Belanger, HEU
Remembrance Day ad for the Kelowna Daily Courier -- The Executive recommended that we purchase an ad at a cost of $325.00. M/S/C NOLC Nov. 4 2015 minutes.
CLC Winter School -- NOLC will send to 2 delegates to Labour Council Officer's Development, 1 paid by CLC and the other paid by NOLC. HEU sisters Nikki Inouye , HEU Vernon and Carmen Belanger, HEU Kelowna will be the NOLC delegates. NOLC also sponsors a member in good standing as a delegate to attend Harrison Winter School on a NOLC scholarship approved by executive officers.
Protein for People -- the 35 cases of canned salmon was picked up by Karen Abramsen, and is being stored in Louse Gibson's home. The salmon will be divided proportionately between our local Food Banks and distributed soon.

NEW BUSINESS
NOLC Executive Election Committee 2016 -- Greg McGowan and Louise Gibson have put their names forward to be on the committee.
NOLC Christmas Social -- Wednesday, December 9, 2015 -- will be held at the Capri Hotel Restaurant following the meeting. Please join us for a beverage and appetizers.

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 16 Present with 14 Delegates 1 Guest 1 BCFORUM delegate(s)

GOOD & WELFARE:

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm by President, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here Local 40

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

NEXT MEETING
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
BCGEU office, 1064 Borden Ave., Kelowna, 7:00 pm
NOLC Christmas Social: Capri Hotel Restaurant (Immediately following the meeting)

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