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June members letter

  1. 1. Members’ LetterDear MemberOverleaf you will find the June schedule. The drop in is closed on Monday 3rdJune 2013.June Speaker: Caroline McClure from Volunteering Ireland will be in to chat about volunteering onMonday 17thJune please come along if you are interested in volunteering.Fishing TripThe fishing group are meeting in Belgrave Square on the 4thof June 2013 at 2.00pm to learn how to use thefishing equipment. The trip will be at a later date when the fishing training has finished.Upcoming CoursesTaking Control Programme – Susan McFeely from Shine has offered Gateway Members a ‘Taking ControlProgramme’ – It’s similar to WRAP but shorter and will be two afternoons 12thand 19thof June from 3.00pmto 5.30 pm.This is a free course and will consist of the following:-• Module 1. Self Esteem and Positivity.• Module 2. My Coping Skills.• Module 3. Changing the weather in my Head. Signposting my supports and paths to my new life.• Module 4. Being Resilient. Taking Control.If you are interested give your name to Mary Barnes.Personal Development Course: There will be a 20 week personal development course starting in July – thiswill be a 20 week course including skills in confidence building and assertiveness. This course will be 2afternoons a week for 20 weeks and will cost €40.00, if you are interested in this let Mary Barnes know andthere will be an information session on Friday the 21stof June at 3pm.WRAP – Gateway will be running a (WRAP) Wellness Recovery Action Plan in September – if you areinterested in doing this course or finding out if a WRAP course is for you speak to Ali or Tom in drop-in.Minutes of the Members Meeting of the Gateway Project 13thMay 2013Chair: Mary Q Minutes Tom Members Present 7 Meeting Start: 1.30 Meeting Finished 2.301. Welcome: Mary Q chaired the meeting and welcomed all members.2. Minutes: The minutes of the members meeting from April were read and passed.3. Matters arising: The fishing trip to go ahead as planned on the 4th June4. Members’ Hour - Martha proposed the idea to give members the opportunity to share what they areinterested in and a quick way to get members to lead. 5 for and 1 Against - It was decided to have itevery Monday expect the last Monday of the month from 2.30 -3.305. New Member Form - Look at form and possibility of new sheet. Everyone happy with rights andresponsibilities. Martha said she will bring back next month and make it more presentable6. Gateway opened a third day - don’t have enough resources at present - to revisit at a future date7. Upcoming dates - Creative writing end of term gathering Friday 31stMay 2013, all Gateway Memberswelcomes.A.O.B – NoneNext Members Meeting 10thJune 2013. Agenda: 1. Welcome, 2. Minutes, 3. New Member Form, 4 OpenDiscussion on Gateway Drop-in 5. AOB.Have a lovely long weekend. Kind Regards Gateway Project Team