Community Networks Franklin July Meeting

The next meeting is 28th July, held at Franklin: The Centre in The Stevenson Room, 10 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and should conclude by 12.00pm.

Agenda

Welcome to all

Guest Speakers from Tertiary Education Commission & Ministry of Social Development

We’re very pleased that representatives from the Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Social Development will be with us at our monthly meeting on 28 July. They will share their thoughts on funding potential projects. We’ll be asking our organisations to divide into groups to discuss what sort of projects would be benefit Franklin as a community or projects that would benefit individual organisations such as training in computer programming or an introduction to te Reo.

There will be an opportunity to network and light refreshments will be served.

We aim to help local social service organisations to: 

  • inform community members of thewide range of services available in Franklin
  • provide relevant information and support for people
  • raise awareness of local social service organisations
  • enable people serving our community to connect and network with each other

Come along to share information about what our organisations do in the community with public other social services organisations serving the people of Franklin

Community Networks Franklin June Meeting

The next meeting is 23rd June, held at Franklin: The Centre in The Stevenson Room, 10 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and should conclude by 12.00pm.

Agenda

Welcome

Topic of the month – Matariki and its significance

Matariki is a star cluster which appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months. The star cluster is well known throughout the world and at different times of the year can be seen around the globe. It is one of the brightest clusters in the sky, containing hundreds of member stars.

Matariki has different names around the world. In English, it is called by its ancient Greek name, Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. In Hawaiian it is Makali’i, ‘eyes of royalty’, and in Japan it is Subaru, meaning ‘gathered together’. Historically, these stars were closely tied to planting, harvesting and hunting. If the stars appeared clear and bright, it signified an abundant season ahead. 

Light refreshments with an opportunity to network

We aim to help local social service organisations to:  

  • inform community members of the wide range of services available in Franklin
  • provide relevant information and support for people
  • raise awareness of local social service organisations
  • enable people serving our community to connect and network with each other

Come along to share information about what our organisations do in the community with public other social services organisations serving the people of Franklin

Community Networks Franklin Expo is Back!

This EXPO is designed to share information about what our organisations do in the community

with the public and with other social services organisations serving the people of Franklin.   

It is FREE to participate and entry is FREE for the public on the day.   

We aim to help local social service organisations to:  

  • inform community members of the wide range of services available in Franklin
  • provide relevant information and support for people
  • raise awareness of local social service organisations
  • enable people serving our community to connect and network with each other

We are fortunate to have the support of Franklin Local Board and Auckland Council  and the Department of Internal Affairs to deliver this EXPO.

All social services are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  We hope to receive your registration (online registration form) on or before 01 May 2021.

To register please complete the form: CNF Expo registration form

Here is the list of who is attending and times they are available.

Community Networks Franklin April Meeting

The next meeting is 28th April 2021 held at the Stevenson’s room at Franklin: The Centre, 10 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and should be concluded by 12.00pm.

Do come along and learn more about what is available within our community.

Guest Speaker for April is from the Department of Internal Affairs and there will be a funding workshop.

“The Department of Internal Affairs is presenting free workshops for non-profit groups who want to deliver community-based social services or projects in South Auckland. During these workshops, we will share insights on planning and preparation for a funding application. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about what we fund, different grant options, and more about how we work together to support groups with a community or social service focus.”

Light refreshment will be served.

Please confirm your attendance by return email.

February 2021 Meeting

Look forward to seeing you all Wednesday 24th February 2021 at Franklin: The Centre upstairs in the Stevenson Room. Meeting will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12.00pm.

Agenda

  • 2020 workshop update
  • Natia Tucker presentation on leadership

Look forward to seeing you all, please remember to scan in using the COVID tracing app and continue physical distancing.

All welcome to the November Community Meeting at Franklin: The Centre 25th November 10 – 12

Our last meeting for the year is an opportunity to get to know each other better and to better understand what is available in our community.

*Please bring along brochures and pamphlets about your organisation – to share on the day and to leave some behind for our CNF display stand out side the library.

* Please be prepared to share briefly about you organisation with us all.

* Some of our “Generites” (people who have had the courage to step out and begin small businesses in our community)will bring some of the wares to display and to purchase if you wish, so bring some cash along with you.

Look forward to seeing you, there will be morning tea will be provided.

Community Consultation Workshop – 30th September 2020

The purpose of the workshop was to follow up the results of a Community Forum conducted by CNF in September 2019 in order to guide the CNF Executive in future priorities and programme development.

The workshop was attended by 25 people all engaged in some form of social or community activism in the Franklin area. After each person introduced themselves a series of work group discussions took place with their focus on six areas of interest, concern and direction that had been identified at the CNF Community Forum in September 2019.

The six areas for focus and discussion:

  • CNF to develop a community of INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
  • CNF to source and offer resources to explore and enable COLLABORATION between and among community organisations seeking to work together
  • CNF to source and offer training for EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION in community and voluntary organisations
  • CNF to provide a focus for organisations for sourcing and applying for FUNDING
  • CNF to develop understanding and resources to promote CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE EVENTS AND PROGRAMMES
  • CNF to source and offer a CONTINUING TRAINING PROGRAMME for workers in the community and volunteers

The work groups provided extensive responses to each of these areas of discussion and these have been compiled into a comprehensive report to guide the CNF Executive in the next steps of programme planning and activity. A number of participants offered their assistance with specific areas of work and this is appreciated by the CNF Executive who will make contact with these people when those areas of work are developed.

In addition to all the detailed responses a number of overall themes emerged from the work groups and in a brief plenary discussion:

  • There is strong support for CNF developing a network of communication through a range of media and with a strategy based on “branding – fresh look – fresh wave – youthful”
  • There was recognition of the challenges of getting a message or information across to targeted audiences within a considerably fractured communications environment.
  • There is recognition and interest in providing support for organisations seeking to work collaboratively with others.
  • There is support for a programme of relevant and accessible training opportunities and recognition of the expertise and resources available within the local community.
  • There is considerable interest in programmes to assist with funding applications.
  • There is strong recognition of the need and opportunity to build culturally appropriate events and programmes, to respond to the impacts of ignorance and prejudice in the wider community, and to celebrate bi-cultural foundations and multi-cultural diversity.

The CNF Executive thanks and applauds all those who took part in the workshop and contributed their input to the planning and development of future activities. The Executive has undertaken to work through all the responses and design forthcoming programmes as guided by this expression of community voice.

Contact: 

Jan Wallace     027 452 1366 or email at Jan.wallace@xtra.co.nz

Cherie Milne   cnfcherie@gmail.com

October Community Meeting

Please join us at the Community Networks Franklin Meeting

Wednesday 28th October 2020 10am to 12pm

Franklin: The Centre

upstairs in the Stevenson Room, 

11 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe

AGENDA

  • Welcome
  • Guest Speakers

Jan Wallace and Jill Lomas on Health in the Community

  • Updates and questions

There will be an opportunity for networking while enjoying some light refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you and connecting with other local associations. Please RSVP to cnfcherie@gmail.com confirming attendance.

Brave Hearts Meetings

Brave Hearts are a free support service for people with loved ones with substance use and addiction issues. Our community has been directly affected by the agonising, daily trauma of having an addicted loved one.

Brave Hearts facilitates group meetings, provides phone support and can refer those who need it to counselling or other professional service providers.

Everyone is welcome

Monday 19 October at 6pm           521 Great South Rd, Manukau 

Support and sharing with Caroline Cahill of Care NZ.    You will be welcomed into this group of very supportive people who can relate to what you and your family are going through and know you are not, and do not have to be, alone in this.

For those of you who feel you would benefit from an individual family meeting we can do this in person or online.  Please give us a call to book a time.   

Meeting details are also available on our website www.bravehearts.nz and on our Facebook pages.  For further information or a confidential chat, please phone 0508272834.