TCV Weekly News: 12th December 2019

Kia ora koutou  

Coming close to the end of the year whanau, Christmas break here we come!

We had a great end of year network meeting and luncheon this week with great attendance and even some new members joining on board. 13 attendees with 8 apologies. We presented Miriam Swarbrick with Life Membership she has made many contributions to the network and its many organisations over the year and we thank her for the contributions she has made. I presented our ' Meet our Member Organisation' Page on our website and it had a great response, with some recommendations from members added in I will showcase the end result at the first meeting of next year on the 10th February 2020. We also discussed our Facebook page, which now gives fully paid members the opportunity to advertise their events on the page. Flick me the info and I will happily add it on for you. We also discussed the new TCV Action Plan for 2020 which you can read more about further down the newsletter, highly recommend you give it a read.

We had a great Catch Up round with a positive outlook moving into 2020, with many member organisation workshops and events coming up in the New Year.
Check out the December Network Meeting minutes here

Just a last reminder about your closure dates for the Christmas/new year period flick them through so we can mark them in our calendar.
Please find closure periods I have been provided with further down the newsletter.

Ngā mihi nui
Alice Kibble (Coordinator)

Life Membership- Miriam Swarbrick
At our December Network meeting we presented Miriam Swarbrick with her Life Membership. A secret well kept by Judy meant Miriam was surprised and delighted and so was her daughter Jan. 

A summary of Miriam's Contributions is below, provided by Judy Livingston (Life Member)
Immediate Past President of Gisborne Stroke Support for four years. Miriam has had a long involvement with the Gisborne East Coast Council of Social Services (now Tairawhiti Community Voice), Gisborne Friendship force, Gisborne Civil Defense, Poverty Bay Athletics, Central Day Care Centre, establishing the Gisborne Volunteer Centre and Sunshine Service and was Manager of Arohaina Centre for Seniors for 10 years. Her belief in the support of this community is indisputable and her list of accomplishment is long.

We thank Miriam for her endless contributions to the Tairawhiti Community.

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We are seeking feeback on the TCV Network and we would really appriecate if you could let us know your thoughts.

3 simple topics:
- Our network meetings
Eg. Time, Place, Content, Attendees etc
-TCV Newsletter
Eg. Length, Content, Frequency etc
-The future of TCV
Any Feedback or Feed forward towards a thriving network

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Action Plan 2020

The Tairawhiti Community Voice 2020 Action Plan is something new and exciting for our members this year. Coming into this role early November I wanted to create a pathway for myself, with goals to work towards in the new year. It is a 4 page document orginally but I gave out a summarised verision at the network meeting which i have pictured above. If you wish to have a read of the summarised verision or the full the link is attched below.

Our focus for next year are
1. To increase the community visability of Tairawhiti Community Voice, the network and its members
2. Improve our Facebook audience
3. Better our Newsletter and its repsonses
4. Improve network meeting attendance 
5. Gain new members

To view the Summary Click Here
To view the full report Click Here

We are moving closer to the new year and we are getting closer to cracking in to making some amazing videos. I am looking for a organisation to volunteer to be first up. Would be looking to work on it February time. Please let me know if you are interested or want to know more.
Contact me:

Closure Periods for Christmas/ New Year break 2019

Tairawhiti Community Voice will be closed from 5pm 24th December, reopening 6th Jan
Citizens Advice Bureau- The office of Citizens Advice Bureau Gisborne will be open between 10 am and 1pm on workdays between Christmas and New Year and return to 9am to 4 pm on Monday, 6th January.
Gisborne Volunteer Centre- 19th Dec - reopening 13th Jan
Multiple Sclerosis Gisborne East Coast- 19th Dec- reopening 6th Jan
Gisborne Stroke Support- 20th Dec-reopening 13th Jan
Sunshine Service- 20th Dec-reopening 13th Jan
Alzheimer's Gisborne/Tairawhiti- 20th Dec- Sherwood Club starts back 8th Jan
Gisborne Budget Moni Ora- 20th Dec-reopening 6th Jan
Tairawhiti Technology Trust (Taitech) 23rd Dec- reopening 10th Jan
Salvation Army Gisborne Corps- 24th Dec- reopening 6th Jan
Barnardos Gisborne- Midday 24th Dec- reopening 6th Jan


A note from Lynda at Gisborne Budget Moni Ora

We will be closed over the Christmas New year break from the 20th December reopening 6th January.
If people are needing help with their budgeting matters over the break Money Talks will be available except for on statutory holidays.

Nga Mihi
Have  great Christmas Break



 For your information this December
Please find attached below the December Newsletter for Super Seniors, may be of interest to you, your staff, or clients.

Check Out TCV's Events Page For More Details And Future Events!

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