‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a…

first_imgNewsBusinessCommunity‘Build your Tribe’ BNest Workshop aims to help people make a difference in their communityBy Staff Reporter – November 9, 2018 1117 Facebook Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr. Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm. Pictured are Kasia Zabinska, BNest, Eamon Ryan, founder BNest, Tracey Lynch, CEO Tait House Community Enterprise and Pauline Gannon, BNest. Picture: ilovelimerickBNEST – the first social enterprise incubator in Ireland is inviting people to a community engagement workshop titled ‘Build your Tribe’ at Mr Taits Café on Thursday, November 22.The workshop is for people involved in a social enterprise, not-for-profit, community projects or for people raising money for a cause close to their hearts who want to build a community around that cause. If this is you, come for this evening workshop to explore and discuss different ways to build and sustain your tribe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jennifer Murphy, a marketing expert who’s currently working on a community initiative in Castleconnell said of the workshop, “I will present some community engagement principles and offer various practical techniques for creating and sustaining a network of volunteers, advocates, and institutions around your idea to maximise your social impact.”Kasia Zabinska of BNest will join Jennifer to outline approaches you can use to communicate and influence others. BNest is an initiative created specifically to support social entrepreneurs and nurture their start-ups and caters to all types of organisations from charities to businesses with a social conscience.Kasia said, “The event is free and open to all and these two talks will be followed by an open panel discussion so please join us whether you’re interested in learning more about this concept or already have the experience and want to share your insights with others. The venue we picked for this community engagement workshop is special – Mr Tait’s Café in Roxboro Rd is a social enterprise, so customers can enjoy delicious food while also supporting members of the local community. This event is one of our open monthly events which have huge success in offering outreach and support to the Limerick community.”The ‘Build your Tribe’ workshop will take place at Mr Taits Café at Tait House Community Enterprise at Collins Avenue, Roxboro Road on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm.For more info email [email protected] or visit www.BNest.ie/events.  Twitter WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articleSignificant benefits from new investment at Milford Care CentreNext articleThree arrests made following drugs seizure in Limerick, Cork and Tipperary Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSbusinessCommunityNews Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Blaze tears through senior community in Florida

first_img@MartinFLSheriff/Twitter(STUART, Fla.) — A large fire ripped through a senior-citizen condominium community in South Florida late Monday, injuring two people and destroying at least 10 units at the property.Emergency officials responded to Cedar Pointe Villages in Stuart, Florida, around 8 p.m. after getting calls that one of the complex’s two-story buildings was engulfed in flames, authorities said.The Martin County Sheriff’s Office deemed it a “serious fire” by 9 p.m. and tweeted video from the scene as firefighters battled to contain the blaze.One section of complex was “completely engulfed” before the fire was contained, authorities said. Fire officials shut off power to the entire grid due to safety concerns.“Firefighters are going door to door making sure everyone is out of the apartment building,” the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.Two people were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. The victims’ injuries were unclear but most likely related to smoke inhalation.Cedar Pointe Villages, a community for people 55 years or older, consists of 62 two-story buildings divided into eight villages. The resident who lives in the building that caught fire told authorities it was caused by a lit cigarette, according to local news outlets. Authorities have not confirmed that and still are investigating.“We interviewed the gentleman who lived in the corner apartment where it started,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told WPTV. “His initial statement is that he was smoking a cigarette, he dropped it, the next thing he knew there was smoke in his apartment. A neighbor saw the smoke and the flames and called 911.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Knott Hall residents start a Grab ‘n Go donation initiative

first_imgA few Knott Hall residents have come up with a Grab ‘n Go initiative for students to alleviate some of the pressure surrounding what to do with extra dining hall swipes. “I only go once, twice, three times a week,” sophomore Dre Contreras, one of the Knott residents, said. “I have some other friends that go only four or five times. We just decided let’s put these swipes to good use.”The residents lead a walkover from Knott Hall to North Dining Hall on Fridays for a Grab ‘n Go trip, on top of collecting snacks to donate throughout the week. They then deliver the snacks themselves using their own transportation. The group works with the club Irish for the Ronald McDonald House to provide snacks for the Ronald McDonald House in South Bend.Since the initiative was started four weeks ago, the program has grown. Contreras estimated the initiative has collected 600 to 700 snacks this past week, while overall it has collected around 2,000 snacks.“At first, the idea was it was just going to be our friend group and then we decided, ‘Why not get everyone in Knott involved?’” Contreras said.The initiative is not affiliated with Campus Dining, but the Grab ‘n Go workers are responsive and supportive of the initiative, Contreras said.Junior Robert Garrett is another Knott resident behind the movement. Garrett said the group was given a tour by one of the Grab ‘n Go workers to see “how they operate and how it works.”The Knott residents are looking to slowly spread this movement to a few dorms before eventually reaching the entire campus community. “We definitely want to encourage other dorms to do the same and not let these swipes go to waste,” Contreras said. “Because all across campus, it’s gotta be hundreds maybe even 1,000 or 2,000 swipes wasted each week.”As more dorms begin to get involved, the group also wants to inspire these dorms to pick their own organization and charity with which to work.“Ronald McDonald does really good work, but I’m sure there are a lot of places we haven’t even really looked into that could also use the snacks,” Garrett said.The group has already reached out to Flaherty Hall and also plans to reach out to Dunne Hall to see if they’d be interested in the project. Representatives from Welsh Family Hall have reached out to the creators of the initiative themselves.“We’ve been taking a lot of stuff over there, but we figured if we can get four or five dorms involved even, we can make even more of a difference and get a lot of snacks over there,” Garrett said.Tags: grab ‘n’ go, Knott Hall, Ronald McDonald Houselast_img read more