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PPN Bulletin – Election Special

We would like to thank everyone for getting involved in the recent nominations for the four vacant seats across committees and Secretariat.

The three nominated candidates for the seats on the Secretariat are:

Ernie Beggs, Steven Doody and Catherine O’Toole.

According to the PPN Handbook (2020), “if the same number of valid nominations as available seats is received, the nominee (s), will be deemed elected (p. 44).

Therefore, congratulations to the three selected candidates who are now members of the Secretariat.

However, as we received four nominations for one role as Planning and Urban Form representative, we need to hold an online election.  In order to keep the integrity of the secret ballot and still be able to facilitate an online election, we are going to use the soft wear Election Buddy, which has been suggested by other PPNs throughout the country.  You will receive an email on Monday, giving you more information about the four candidates and explaining the online process in detail.

Many thanks for participating in the process.

Other news this week

Many thanks to Sandra Dunne who was interviewed by John Healy on this week’s Northside Today programme on Near FM.  You can listen back to Sandra’s interview here.

Volunteer Ireland’s National Volunteer Management Conference is taking place on 21 and 22 April and it is filled with information, resources, panel discussions and advice about managing volunteers during Covid and afterwards.  You can find out more about the conference here.

National Volunteer Week is taking place this year from 17th – 23rd May and the theme for this year is “Small Actions, Big Impact”.  There will be a variety of events, activities, resources shared and stories told and if you and your organisation would like to hear more about it, please go here.

You can join the linkage groups in the following areas; planning, environment and travel and transport, and you can also join the disability thematic group.  If you would like further information about these groups, please reply to this email and we will send you details.  If you would like to follow any of the SPC meeting or other council meetings you can do so here.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and you can re-read the PPN Bulletins from January – April here.