Meeting not to be missed!

TWO interesting speakers this month

CNF MONTHLY MEETING

Wednesday 24 May 2023

10am-12pm

Venue: Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe.

Agenda

Item 1: Welcome to all

Item 2: Report from our organisations: Bringing us up to date with your activities over the past month.

Item 3: Guest speaker Deb Brown, Community Compliance Officer with IRD, will be speaking about the Working for Families tax credit package with a particular focus on making sure our hard-pressed young families are claiming all they are entitled to.

Item 4: Guest speaker Marlon Drake, community organiser for Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga and one of the people behind the Better Budget for Auckland. Marlon will be speaking about the impact on community groups of proposed Auckland Council budget cuts.

Item 5: General Business

A light morning tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to cnfsecretary1@gmail.com if you are attending.

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to network with you all.

Notice of Meeting

CNF MONTHLY MEETING

26 April 2023

10am-12pm

Venue: Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe.

Agenda

Item 1: Welcome to all

Item 2: Report from our organisations – Bring us up to date with your activities.

Item 3: Guest speaker Deb Brown, Community Compliance Officer with IRD. Deb will be focussing on Working for Families and provisions for new parents, making sure our hard-pressed families are aware of everything they are entitled to. 

Item 4: General Business

A light morning tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to cnfsecretary1@gmail.com if you are attending.

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to network with you all.

Minutes of AGM

22 March 2023

Venue: Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe

Item 1: Attendance & apologies

Pukekohe Community Action CMDHB MP Andrew Bayly’s Office MP Nania Mahuta’s OfficeFranklin Family Support Pukekohe Library Mangere Budgeting Services Auckland CouncilPukekohe Youth Centre Middlemore Foundation CNF executive members x 5 Community Networks Aotearoa

Apologies: Real World Living, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Item 2: Welcome from Chair Jan Wallace.

Item 3: Guest speakers Ros Rice, chief executive of Community Networks Aotearoa, and Dr Jane Horan, independent researcher and  economic anthropologist working with CNA

Ros gave a varied presentation on:

  • current priorities for CNA
  •  CNA on-line Tick for Governance training programme – online course on good governance and how to learn it. Able to take modules at will. Not expensive at $100 for whole course with MSD grant available if organisation meets criteria. NZQA approved and certificate awarded at end of course.
  • Responses and implications to the Charities Services Bill as it progresses through Parliament. Ros spelled out what could be adverse legal impacts on charitable organisations if the bill passes in its present form, including an annual receive of constitutions, and giving a different meaning and accountability to the term “officers”.
  • Ros introduced presentation by Jane on the CNA project and research to get better treatment for community organisations from banks. Research followed request help from ANCAD as to why some organisations are treated badly by some banks. Jane outlined how the research has uncovered a wide range of customer dissatisfaction and disparity in treatment. Research will ultimately be presented to the banks.

Item 4: Annual General Meeting

4.1 Minutes from 2022

The minutes from the 2022 AGM meeting were taken as read and passed.

Moved & seconded: Jill Lomas/Debbie Whiteside

4.2 Chair’s Report, including reports on Social Services Expo 2022 and 2022 & 2023 Sustainability Expos

Chair Jan Wallace gave her report which is attached to minutes.

Moved the report be received: Geoff/Robyn

4.3 Financial Report

Treasurer Judith Tucker gave her report which is attached to minutes.

Moved the report be received: Judith /Jill

4.4 Election of CNF executive

Nominations received and seconded:

Jan Wallace – Jill/Robyn

Andrew Beyer – Jan/Pania

Helen Pulman – Judith/Lynn

Jill Lomas – Debbie/Andrew

Anne Doddrell – Judith/Jan

Judith Tucker – Pania/Debbie

Robyn Driver – Judith/Lana

Debbie Whiteside retired from executive. Jan moved a vote of thanks for her work and support. Seconded Judith

Adeliana Chanson (Auckland Council) to continue as an independent advisor to executive committee.

Nomination not received for Shona Paterson and no indication from her that she wished to continue.

Pania’s offer to act as cultural advisor noted and much appreciated by Chair.

4.5 General Business:

  • Jan raised issues surrounding the possible impact of budget cuts to local board funding, particularly support for community groups and youth groups.
  • Robyn outlined the actions of community organisations elsewhere in Auckland and told the meeting that even though submissions on the budget close on 28 March, discussion could still take place and organisations can still have their say.
  • Pania gave an update on Papakura Community Networks reaction to proposed changes and said in particularly cuts would badly affect Citizens Advice Bureau in particular.
  • Once date set, CNF to share to its members and advertise on Facebook.
  • Robyn suggested CNF and FFSS set up a meeting with Councillor Andy Baker and local board members. Jan happy to approach them with a view to getting a date.

CNA Tick for Governance project to be shared on Facebook.

Item 5: Next meeting

New Executive to meet 4 April, 2pm at Pukekohe Anglican Church complex.

Monthly meeting 26 April, 10am, Stevenson Room, Franklin the Centre.

First meeting for 2023

CNF FEBRUARY MEETING

Wednesday 22 February 2023

10am-12pm

Venue: Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe.

Agenda

Item 1: Welcome to all

Item 2: Report from our organisations

Bringing us up to date with their activities over the past three months

Item 4: Guest speaker Shay Twomey from Anglican Trust for Women and Children

Item 5: General Business

A light morning tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to cnfsecretary1@gmail.com if you are attending.

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to network with you all.

Last meeting for 2022

CNF MONTHLY MEETING

Date: Wednesday 23 November

10am-12pm

Venue: Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe.

Agenda

Item 1: Welcome all to our last meeting of the year

Item 2: Recycling Right: A presentation and Q&A with Sei Brown of Waiuku Zero Waste. Sei’s area of expertise is waste minimisation.

Item 3: General Business

Item 4: Christmas Morning Tea!

To help us with catering, please RSVP to cnfcherie@gmail.com

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to network with you all.

CNF September Meeting

Minutes

CNF meeting 10am, 28 September at Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre

Members in attendance: Representatives from Bombay Anglican Parish; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Utilities Disputes; Franklin Family Support Services; Pukekohe Youth Council; Seasons Franklin; Well Women Franklin; office of MP Andrew Bayly; office of MP Hon Nanaia Mahuta; Franklin Hospice; Business and Professional Women’s Association; Budgeting & Family Services; Department of Internal Affairs; Pukekohe Community Action.

Apologies: CMDHB; Auckland Libraries.

Introductions: Chair Jan Wallace welcomed all participants who then introduced themselves and outlined the work their organisations do.

Guest speakers: Oranga Tamariki speakers did not attend.

General discussion: All attendees gave a rundown on how their organisations deal with privacy
issues and in particularly as these relate to the Vulnerable Children’s Act.
Key points:
 General lack of information available on obligations under the act and how far organisations
can go in dealing with protection for vulnerable children.
 No one source of advice in an emergency.
 Schools required to each have their own VCA policy.
 Family Court Navigators and Victim Support sources of good information and advice.

GENERAL BUSINESS
Item 1 – CNF Social Services Expo: Reminder to attendees to get their registrations in for the expo
on 27 October, 10am-4pm at Pukekohe Town Hall. Jan and Judith outlined arrangements so far,
including advertising.

Item 2 – Department of Internal Affairs grants: Outlined the funding available to community groups
and social services organisations, most popular is Lotteries Community Funding grants with its focus
on strengthening communities. Next round opens on November 2 and closes on November 30.
Item 3 – Budgeting & Family Support Services: Outlined changes to the organisation’s management
structure and introduced new team members.
Item 4 – Meet the Candidates meeting: BPW advised it was hosting a meet the candidates meeting
on 28 September, 8pm at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.
Item 5 – Inspiring Communities workshop: Opportunity given to CNF to host a Community-led
Development Workshop. CNF executive has chosen the workshop “Collaborating in Community-led
Change”. Inspiring Communities would like to run the workshop in mid-late November. Attendees
indicated Tuesdays or Wednesdays are the best days for workshops.

Next meeting: Monthly meeting replaced by Social Services Expo on Thursday 27 October, 10am-
4pm, Pukekohe Memorial Town Hall.