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PPN Bulletin

Please check your emails for a call for nominations email that was sent out at 12.52pm today.  Only registered members can make nominations and information about the roles available, and the nomination process can be found in the email, or one our website.

Please also save the date for Dublin City PPN online plenary on Thursday 27 May from 7.00pm – 9.00pm This will be a chance to reconnect with other members from the network, hear updates from the Secretariat, and get inspired and excited about the year to come.  More details to follow.

If you have not re-registered yet, please reply to this email and ask for assistance.  We are required to ask all members to re-register every two years in order to keep our data valid, and up-to-date.  The Secretariat had their monthly online meeting on Wednesday evening and were very grateful to the 227 member groups, who have successfully re-registered to date.

Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the roles of PPNs in the development of the next Climate Action Plan and you can read the press release here.

Other news

In other news from the network this week.

Julie Daly from Dublin City Volunteer Centre was speaking to John Healy from the Northside Today programme, on Near FM, about her work with DCVC, the volunteer programme at the Vaccination Centre at the Aviva Centre and what being in the PPN means to her.  You can listen back to the show here.

PPN member, IEN, invite you to an online, monthly meet-up entitled:  Growing an Active Membership Base, on Monday 29 March from 7.00pm – 8.00pm  Guest speaker, Peter Couchman, from Irish Seed Savers will discuss what he believes are the seven key things to consider, when it comes to membership. 

The meeting registration form is below:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lcuCgqjgiHdEGtSyH_UzWlZ9xmtHxTVvZ

PPN member, SOA, are holding an online event on 31 March with presentations, and Q&As about community land trust, and you can find out more here.

PPN member, Threshold, are currently advertising a number of vacancies and have two tenders up on their website.

The Wheel continue to offer excellent training opportunities in areas such as leadership, networks, online events and fundraising and you can find out more here.  In addition, Volunteer Ireland have a full suite of training opportunities for people working with volunteers and community groups and you can find out more here.

We would love you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be active in linkage groups.  Please let us know how we can help you participate in the PPN as much as you want to, and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Strength in using a common structure.