Dear SWAN Ireland friends,
The new year is well underway and plans to progress the Social Work Action Network Ireland are in progress. It was agreed at the SWAN conference in November 2013 that an All-Ireland steering committee would be established. The preference is for as many parts of the country as possible to be involved and to be represented on the steering committee. So far representatives from Cork, Galway and Dublin have come forward to be on the committee.
We are placing a call out to you to get in touch and to come forward to be on the committee. Being on the committee is not intended to be extremely time-comsuming. It is envisaged that most of the interactions of the steering committee will be through email and tele-conference's. A once or twice yearly face-to-face meeting would take place also.
The aim of the All-Ireland steering committee would be to ensure co-ordination of the regional and local groups, to ensure information about the network's work is disseminated to as wide an audience as possible and to ensure support can be mobilised quickly to local groups when the occasion arises.
To that end we are asking for people to put themselves forward for the committee as soon as possible. A face-to-face meeting will then be arranged for the beginning of March.
SWAN Ireland member