GCCN Winter Plenary 2023

Christmas Social

(Full-members Meeting)
Wednesday, 6 December
All members welcome!

GCCN Winter Plenary 2023

The winter season is upon us, and we are thrilled to invite you and all GCCN members to our upcoming GCCN Winter Plenary and Christmas Social 2023.

Join us as we move into a local election year in 2024. Get ready to take action locally.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 6 December  from 6.30pm to 9pm in the Menlo Park Hotel.

If you wish to attend please REGISTER HERE before Monday, 4 December.

This meeting aims to engage, inform, and celebrate our community and, this time, it is going to be a three-part event packed with excitement, including choir songs and Christmas refreshments.

Part 1 – Plenary: We begin with a warm welcome and introductions, followed by the essential Plenary work including the GCCN elections, the approval of the GCCN Policies and Positions and insightful conversations around the representatives’ updates.

Part 2 – Community Conversations: This segment is dedicated to dynamic discussions revolving around two pivotal questions. We’ll explore the potential impact of GCCN on the upcoming local elections in 2024. Additionally, we eagerly await your input on shaping the vision for GCCN’s actions in 2024, fostering an engaged and empowered community.

Part 3 – Christmas Social: The Winter Plenary concludes with a delightful Festive Celebration complemented by indulgent mince pies and winter drinks, to celebrate our community as we mark the end of this year and embrace the holiday spirit together.

If you wish to attend please REGISTER HERE before Monday, 4 December.

Meeting Agenda

Please arrive from 6.10pm to sign in and enjoy Sonke Galway Multicultural Community Choir‘s songs and a cup of tea/coffee before a sharp start at 6.30pm.

Part I – GCCN Plenary

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Minutes & Matters Arising
  • GCCN Elections
  • Community Discussions – GCCN Representatives’ Updates
  • GCCN Policies and Positions
  • GCCN Work Update
  • AOB

Part II – Community Discussions

  1. What impact can GCCN have on local elections 2024?
  2. What would you like to see GCCN doing in 2024?
Part III – Christmas Social
  • Community Celebrations
  • Mince Pies and Drinks
Download the Agenda HERE.

Meeting Documentation

  • Autumn Plenary Minutes – September 2023 – read here
  • GCCN Policies and Positions – read here 

This document will be taken as read at the Plenary meeting and then approved.

Please read this document and send in any comments or questions to Oana at communications@gccn.ie before Monday 4 December.

  • GCCN Representatives Report – Final read here
Download the Invitation HERE.

As a member of the GCCN, your voice matters, and your presence at the Winter Plenary is invaluable. We look forward to seeing you on December 6th.


  • The Plenary meetings are open to GCCN members only, unless non-members are explicitly invited.
  • For this social event there is no limit on how many members of your group can attend.
  • Coffee/tea and finger food will be served on the evening, so please let us know of any allergies/intolerance you might have, by emailing Oana at communications@gccn.ie

GCCN Winter Plenary 2023