MAY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Minutes from May 18
General membership meeting
Executive members present:
President, Bill Rudd, Vice President, Ian Mather, Chief Steward, Barb Wilson, Treasurer, Marie Stokes, Secretary, Fred Hopkins
Members present: 123
1) Call to order
2) Adoption of agenda
3) Presidents report
4) Secretary’s report
5) Selection of Stewards
6) Election for Executives, Negotiating team, Trustees
7) New and old business
Reading of acceptance of all people
Motion to accept agenda Anne Cunningham, second by Gary Vanderclay
Thanks to all executive for the effort and progress made over the past 3 years
Election of stewards to begin and is accepted by all members
Motion to accept Fernando Fortino second by Bill Burns
Stewards Nominated to be sworn in at future Stewards’ meeting
Fred Hopkins Maureen Ellis
Ian Mather Andrew Lacasse
Bill Rudd Robin Watson
Barb Wilson Mike McAndrew
Marie Stokes Rob Knight
Carey Gore Penny Berketa
Shelley Reed Ronnie Fawcet
Colleen Cotter Darlane Johnston
Jenn Sanderson Anita Simonetti
Bill Burns Glenn Davis
Motion to accept stewards; Fernando Fortino second by Bill Burns
Elections for Executive
President Bill Rudd – accepted the nomination and will be president for his second term
Other nominees that declined to run:
Ian Mather, Bill Burns and Marie Stokes…
Vice President - Ian Mather – accepted the nomination and will be vice for his second term
Colin MacKenzie and Bill Burns declined their nominations
Chief Steward –Barb Wilson accepted and will be entering her second term
Randy Aird and Fernando Fortino both declined
Secretary –Maureen Ellis and Jenn Sanderson both accepted their nominations; Jenn Sanderson is the new Secretary.
Shelley Reed, Ronnie Fawcett and Fred Hopkins declined their nominations
Motion to destroy ballots Ian Mather second by Barb Wilson accepted…
Two highest votes –Full time and seasonal
Treasurer –Marie Stokes accepted her nomination and continues her devotion to the union
Anne Cunningham, Patty Hicks, Judy Cant and Madeline Towne all ran for two positions. Patty Hicks and Judy Cant won the election.
Scrutineers were Vince Stranges and Ronnie Fawcett
50/50 draw –Gary Johnstone from Rapidsview
Motion to destroy ballots Don Muma, second by Ian Mather
Colin MacKenzie, Barb Wilson, Shelly Reed, Joe Masendrea, Desiree Constanindides…Seasonal alternate: Robin Watson Full Time: Gary Bird.
Scrutineers Byron Brisson, Ian Mather, Don Muma and supervised by Anne Cunningham.
Motion to destroy ballots; ballots destroyed…
Mediations improper exclusions still in arbitration in Toronto. Another 38 days from the time of this meeting, resolution should be reached.
18 positions in dispute
JJE to meet with seasonals, Barb arranging free meeting sites on parks property
Demand set meeting June 22nd, 2006 for contract negotiations.
Motion to carry for set up of meeting/passed.
Strike team to be decided during negotiations. Possibly for the next general membership meeting a decision will be made…
Adoption of different language from different companies to help with negotiations.
A letter to be drafted to Dave Morris about an extra staff shuttle bus from RV to TR between 8:15 and 9am.
Motion to destroy ballots Bill Burns, 2nd passed by Anne Cunningham.