Tipperary PPN August Newsletter 2023
Our Spring Plenary meeting was at Rosegreen Community Hall on a beautiful sunny evening, but the crowds still came. It is always a lovely venue there with a great community spirit. The sandwiches were delicious too!
We called the Plenary ‘Let’s Strengthen Our Voices Together!’.
Summer Days and PPN Rep Calls
We here in the Tipperary PPN office hope you are enjoying the unusual (and temporary) summer temperatures and also are looking after yourselves and any animals you may have in the heat.
As we head into the holiday times, this is a reminder to you, our PPN member groups, who feel they have someone in their group who might fit one of our current vacant rep seats …………
Following on from our successful (and fun!) Plenary meeting last month , we are now looking for nominations to fill some of the vacant PPN seats that we have on different county & regional boards. This is where our voice can be heard from the communities we represent.
Our reps can be requested to sit on a board…………..
Do you want to be part of our PPN team?!Following on from our successful (and fun!) Plenary meeting two weeks ago, we are now looking for nominations to fill some of the vacant PPN seats that we have on different county & regional boards. This is where our voice can be heard from the communities we represent. Our reps can be requested to sit on a board as an All-County rep, North or South County rep, Municipal District (MD) rep or from one of our three colleges (sections) – Community & Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental
Our Upcoming Plenary Meeting is In-Person! Please come along and say hello! Our first PPN meeting in 2022 for all our community groups (called the Plenary meeting) is happening and we are very excited that it is in-person. On Thurs 5th May 2022 @ 7pm in Order of Malta building, Thurles E41 HN28 A Plenary is the ultimate decision-making body of our PPN. YOU are the Plenary!
What Is Your Community Group Doing This St. Patrick’s Day?
And it is St. Patrick’s Day already….but with a difference to the previous two years’ ones!
Stepping into celebration is probably just what we need after what the world has been through with the pandemic and what is now happening in Europe.
A bit of information on how the PPN works! We are based in Thurles in the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on the TUS campus. Our door is always open in office hours. When your group registered, the person completing the form selected the group to become part of one of three pillars this allows for the work of the community group registering to be aligned as closely as possible with other groups to allow effective networking, information sharing and to strengthen the voices of those groups in a collective approach around relevant agreed issues.
Ruth, Sharon and the Secretariat here at Tipperary PPN would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year this 2022! We have a busy year ahead generally in the PPN and will be working with other organisations, like the County Council, on, for example, public consultations and events. Our first training this year is a Grant Application Writing workshop, on Thursday 10th February 2022 from 7pm-9pm.
Meet some of our Secretariat team!
As part of the information, we send you in our newsletters, we thought it might be interesting for you, our members, to meet some of our hardworking Secretariat members over the next few issues.
They are a very committed group of people from all five of the county’s municipal districts (MDs), without whom it would be very difficult to run the PPN in-between our twice-yearly Plenaries.
All three PPN pillars (Social Inclusion, Community & Voluntary and Environmental) are represented on our flat structured Secretariat team.
Thank you everyone who attended our recent events; Let’s Kickstart Our Communities Municipal District (MD) meetings, Environment Pillar meeting in Cabra Wetlands or 2021 PPN plenary.
It was such a pleasure getting out into our communities and being in the same room as some of our PPN group members again. The response has been so encouraging around us coming back to meetings in person, being aware of the ongoing Covid situation, of course, and being able to network and feel the support of other PPN groups and people.
In this months newsletter Tipperary PPN invite all members to attend our next full member event (Plenary). Tipperary PPN 2021 plenary will take place from 7pm on Tuesday 27th April via Zoom. You will also find information on events, funding opportunities and supports for you and your community.
Happy Christmas from Tipperary Ppn Wishing all of our members a happy and safe christmas & a prosperous new year. We would also like to thank all our members for your continued support throughout 2020 in what was an extremely difficult year for many. We look forward to working with you all in the coming year for what we hope will be brighter times ahead.
Tipperary PPN invite all members to attend our next full member event (Plenary). Tipperary PPN 2020 plenary will take place from 7pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday 26th November via Zoom.
Tipperary PPN will also launch Our vision for Community Wellbeing in Co. Tipperary on the night.
In this months newsletter you will find information on events, funding opportunities and supports for you and your community.
Issue 6 of the In This Together Newsletter is now out this fortnightly newsletter is part of an overall communication campaign showcasing community support in County Tipperary.
We do hope this email finds you well and we are very aware we are sending you lots of information due to Covid 19 pandemic.
Please find your monthly newsletter from the Tipperary PPN with Public consultation, notices, funding and grant opportunities and public service announcements and training opportunities from across the county.
We hope this special edition Covid -19 newsletter finds you well and is assistance to you and your group members. We are asking community groups to look out for their neighbours and the vulnerable, while adhering to social distancing measures. We urge you to be particularly mindful of those with limited local family or social support.