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September 10, 2014 minutes

MINUTES - MONTHLY MEETING, NORTH OKANAGAN LABOUR COUNCIL AT KELOWNA

AFFILIATES PRESENT: Ron Bobowski, CUPW, Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518, Greg McGowan, CUPE 873, Helen Repole, BCGEU 1207, Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here, Local 40, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Laureen Freayh, HEU, Nikki Inouye, HEU Vernon, Wendy Mah, BCGEU, Carmen Belanger, HEU, Karen Abramsen, UFCW1518, Mathew Davies, HEU, Boyd Sommerfeld, HEU, Nancy Ingersol, VTA/BCTF, Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523, Lee Mossman, CUPE 338, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU

REGRETS: Louise Gibson, COPE 378, Susan Bauhart, COTA, Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU 307, Carole Gordon, COTA/BCTF

GUESTS: Maria Tokarchuk, BCFORUM, Troy Coburn, CUPW 760, Heather Malcolm, VTA/BCTF

BCFORUM Delegate: Doug Gibson

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Andrew Pritchard, President, at 7:05 pm

ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C

GUEST SPEAKER: none

ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C

CREDENTIALS REPORT: 21 Present with 17 Delegates, 3 Guests 1 BCFORUM delegate

OBLIGATIONS OF NEW DELEGATES: none

FINANCIAL REPORT: report given by Ron Bobowski, Secretary Treasurer. M/S/C
A motion was made to financially support the teachers in Kelowna and Vernon, with a donation of $5,000.00 to Central Okanagan Teachers Association and $2000.00 to the Vernon Teachers Association. M/S/C

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT/ACTION CORRESPONDENCE
No action correspondence

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

REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS:
Andrew Pritchard, Unite Here - Local 40, Lee Mossman, CUPE 338, Rob Wotherspoon, BCGEU, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523, Heather Malcolm, VTA/BCTF

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Political Action -- Kelowna & Vernon Municipal elections -- Nikki Inouye HEU Vernon reported that there has not been any labour friendly people stepping forward interested in running in the upcoming 2014 municipal election. We are still asking if there is anyone in our north Okanagan area interested in being endorsed by our North Okanagan Labour Council. Time is running out. Please email Cheryl Stone, Recording Secretary at nolc.cstone@gmail.com

Labour Day Report -- Louise Gibson, COPE 378
Our first annual Labour Day picnic was a huge success thanks to the hard work of our committee. Thank you so much to all of you for the hard work you put into organizing, planning and then showing up early to get it all up and running. The food was so good and the chefs so dedicated. It meant so much to see us as a Labour Council, come together to celebrate OUR DAY. A beautiful day, a beautiful spot, and beautiful people, it could not have been better. Let's do it again next year.

c) CLC Report -- no report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Camp Jubilee / Silver Lake -- Ronn Dunn read a thank you letter from the Gordon family for sending their boys to each camp. Their children, Erik and Riley, sent us a thank you card and specified what they enjoyed the most.
United Way Breakfast -- Ron Bobowski, reported that the event was a success and our NOLC table was full.
Labour Day 2014 Picnic -- an overwhelming success. Thank you to the organizing committee for this terrific event. This was our 1st annual and with the help of many hands we will hold a 2nd annual. Bertram Creek Park was a very scenic and beautiful location where over 200 people attended. The BBQ was a success that all of the food was used and nothing went to waste. Thank you to the BBQers who stood there from noon until about 4:30 pm. The children's activities with the Bouncy Castle, face painters, animal balloon makers and a painting project had the children lining up all day to participate. The weather was perfect and all attending enjoyed visiting and picnicking.

NEW BUSINESS:
BCFED 56th Convention 2014 -- November 24-28, 2014 -- 3 delegates will be sent by NOLC. A decision regarding who will be attending will be made by the October 8, 2014 meeting which is being held in Vernon.
NOLC mailing list / delegates list update -- We are in the process of updating all of our delegates to this Council, so PLEASE email Cheryl Stone any changes that need to be made regarding your addresses, phone numbers or emails. nolc.cstone@gmail.com If you wish to be on our mailing list to receive the minutes by mail let Cheryl know as well.
Remembrance Day 2014 – A motion was made to spend up to $600.00 for a newspaper ad and wreathes. M/S/C

FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 20 Present with 16 Delegates 2 Guests 1 BCFORUM

GOOD & WELFARE:

ADJOURNMENT:The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm by Andrew Pritchard, President

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

NEXT MEETING
October 8, 2014,
Village Green Hotel, Vernon
7 p.m.

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