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Meeting: April 2021

N2United April ‘Open’ Meeting
Thursday 8th April– 8pm* via Zoom

Come and ‘Rabbit’ * at the N2United Easter networking meeting on the 8th April. The meeting is FREE, via Zoom and open to everyone (local organisations and businesses) and will focus on sharing plans and ideas to help us all thrive in these uncertain times.
Look out for details soon!

*’Rabbit’… Ever wondered where the phrase “rabbiting on” comes from? It’s Cockney rhyming slang, ‘rabbit & pork’ = talk!

Please RSVP

If you’d like to speak at the meeting, click here!

Wherever you work or whichever organisation you support, we’ll all benefit from your ideas, help and support so we hope you can join us?

To get the joining details for this FREE Zoom meeting, look out for your email and RSVP or confirm your place via the N2United Facebook page!

Meeting: March 2021

N2United March ‘Open’ Meeting
Thursday 11th March– 8pm* via Zoom

N2United | Thursday 11th March 2021

The March N2United network meeting on the 11th is FREE and open to everyone (organisations and businesses) and will focus on sharing plans and ideas to help us all thrive in these uncertain times.
Look out for details soon!

Please RSVP

If you’d like to speak at the meeting, click here!

Wherever you work or whichever organisation you support, we’ll all benefit from your ideas, help and support so we hope you can join us?

To get the joining details for this FREE Zoom meeting, look out for your email and RSVP or confirm your place via the N2United Facebook page!

Notes: February Open Meeting 11/02/2021

The February meeting started at 8pm in response to several requests for a later start due to work and most particularly childcare duties. We will trial this time over the next few meetings.
What time suits you best?

Welcome to our new faces Dan Bird (renewable energy projects) and Azhar Iqbal (Nudo Pizza).

As East Finchley’s community and business network, N2United provides the opportunity for us all to share news and suggestions as to how we can make East Finchley an even better place to live and work.
All ideas will be compiled and published on our website.

1.    Updates

Welcome new businesses
In these difficult times, we are delighted to see new businesses starting up so a warm welcome to Patisserie Gourmandise and Japanese Acupuncture clinic in Bedford Mews!

Congratulations to the The Finchley Society
The Finchley Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary today!
Thanks for sharing this happy news, Harriet Copperman – Finchley Society.

A Plan for East Finchley
Following on from Roger Chapman’s talk at the January meeting about ‘How a Community Can Work Better Together’ and understanding that the secret of a good plan is the people, the place and the community, we asked Roger what the biggest challenges are in an area like East Finchley.

Roger replied that a primary challenge is about people talking together and exchanging ideas in exactly the way we were doing at this meeting tonight. The key is to start with small scale changes e.g., Cherry Tree Wood plantings and tennis courts, along with the Friends of Market Place and the Archer Academy activities supported by funding from Grange Big Local. Longer term goals can only be achieved with a strong collective will!
We must all discuss and agree on what we want to see improved, and how can we effect change locally.

N2United will be developing thoughts over the next few weeks canvasing opinions and ideas. We must all discuss whether or not we are interested in making changes and what those changes might be. The Archer will help us publicise ideas and meanwhile everyone must think about it and get involved! And we must encourage our friends and neighbours to do the same.

East Finchley Food Project
The Food Project is growing week by week! Giuseppe Sollo, the chef responsible for this initiative, reported that the original number of beneficiaries was 200 and limited to East Finchley; now the number has increased to 400 and is expanding to different areas. Unitas in Burnt Oak has given the Food Project access to an industrial sized kitchen in a large building, where more and better quality food can be prepared. Next month Giuseppe is hoping to increase the number of recipients to 500. The project is always looking for more volunteers – to cook, to distribute and so on.
Contact The Food Project at EFNSfoodproject@gmail.com

East Finchley Summer Festival
Owing to the pandemic, the Festival is unlikely to go ahead this year. A June event will be impossible unless a way can be found to control numbers on the gate. The only alternative is a possible event later in the year, but this is also very uncertain.

Business Update
Some local shops have closed permanently including the florist on Fortis Green which has moved to Finsbury Park and the Polish grocer opposite the tube, which is closing down altogether.

Many shops are open for business, including take away restaurants and cafes (two Thai restaurants on the High Road: Bangkok Lounge next to Tony’s and Nahling a little further south, Mezes & Shish, Going Greek next to KFC, Poseidon and the new pizza shop Nudo. Very positive feedback expressed about Nudo! Azhar Iqbal of Nudo looks forward to getting much more involved with the community.

Coffee shops such as Dan & De Carlo, Coffee Bank and Campbell & Syme are still going strong for take away only. Please do frequent them!
Delicatessens and grocers such as Tony’s, Amici, the new organic grocer in King Street Food and Wine and Bottles & Jars inside the Hexagon Classic Cars showroom on the High Road south of the tube station will continue to thrive with your custom. The same applies to bakers and patisseries such as Yasha Halim on the corner of Kitchener Rd, Margot’s Bakery on East End Road and the new patisserie next to Pacey’s newsagent on the High Road ‘Gourmandise’. Gourmandise is taking cash only for now, but is looking forward to welcoming credit cards soon.
Our two great butchers (Midhurst on Fortis Green and Grahams at the top of Ossulton Road on East End Road) are doing well, as is A Scott & Son Fishmongers.
And that’s without mentioning the very helpful chemists, Bugden’s, Amy’s, Iceland and Sainsbury’s Local!

N2United’s new directory and training programme
N2United’s FREE directory
will be available to promote all businesses and services in the community and share news and offers.

N2United Training – back by popular request so look out for new training programs and advice surgeries from March 2021 – What’s your biggest training challenge?

Grants and opening up after lockdown
What do businesses need in the way of support when they re-open? We know many feel a bit stuck, wondering where they can get help, whether they should do more on line business, apply for grants, use social media differently etc.

N2Unique Campaign Extension (Cafes and restaurants offering takeaway or changing their business model etc.) Would anyone like to be showcased? Who are the people behind the businesses? We want to get to know you better!  The Archer can help too. Customers are far more likely to come to you if they know more about you!

2.    Speakers

Lynn Winton – Tube library
Lynn has been responsible for a quiet revolution in the area, which was publicised in The Archer in January 2021. Four years ago, thinking it would be nice to have an exchange bookcase in the centre of East Finchley, Lynn approached TFL, who took a year to get back to her. Prickett & Ellis funded the bookcase and Lynn visits most days to tidy it all up. Copies of The Archer are available there too. Do give it a tidy if needed as you pass! Many love this mini exchange library and we don’t want to lose it. Sadly people recently started dumping unwanted clothes and other items there. Station staff then packed the bookcase up ready to throw out, and had to be persuaded of its value.  Please would everyone help to maintain and tidy it!

POST SCRIPT: Oh No! From Lynn on 15th February 2021

Sad news on the station bookcase. The bookcase was taped up and closed this morning.
I spoke to Station staff who told me this morning’s superintendent made the decision.
Sometime between my last visit yesterday morning and lunchtime today, it had been left in a terrible state as people had left piles of books despite there being clearly no room for them.  Some idiot had left a deckchair (yes that was not a typo, an actual deckchair) and for the superintendent it was the last straw, as last week other idiots had left bags of old clothes and goodness knows what else.  Probably as a result of charity shops being closed people are just looking to selfishly dump stuff wherever they can.
I can only try and get it reinstated after lockdown. It usually works so brilliantly and appreciated by so many but it only takes one or two morons to ruin it for everyone.”

Steve Gold – Commercial Leases
Steve built on his presentation in January, by explaining some more of his back story. Steve has been working in commercial property throughout the UK since he left school in 1963. Over the years, his most exciting times were spent in a two-man partnership in South Molton Street with his cousin, acting for M&S and handling much of their expansion including into branches in Pinner and Muswell Hill.

In 1985, acting for M&S, he and his partner were instructed to buy the freehold of eight shops behind M&S’s Portobello Road store. To keep the purchase price realistic they used a nominee name for their client. In the middle of a complex negotiation, they were rumbled and some very fancy footwork and price changes were needed to pull the deal off.  
Steve is delighted to join N2United as a business adviser.

Roger Chapman – The Finchley Charities
The Finchley Charities have been operating since 1488. Yes, you did read that right! They manage 172 housing units across three sites, the main areas being Homefield Gardens and Wilmot Close & Thackrah Close. The Finchley Charities also run the Fuel Land Allotments.
The Charities are seeking new trustees with relevant skills (finance etc.). If you are interested, please contact Roger direct.

Julia Hines – Grange Big Local (GBL)
GBL is collecting names for a petition to improve Market Place playground  
(if you would like to help support, please email
friendsofmarketplace@gmail.com ). They are also supporting Giuseppe Sollo’s Food project. GBL have launched a new pilot making grants of up to £500 for people living within the GBL catchment area who want help to get back into work. These grants could fund anything from childcare to equipment such as steel toe capped boots and black trousers to work in Waitrose.
N2United looks forward to hearing from those who have been awarded grants – hopefully at the March meeting.
Julia is also pushing for a vaccination centre in N2, the closest centres currently being in Finchley Central and West Finchley.

Laura Roberts – Laptops For Lockdown
Laura talked about this education related initiative last month and since then has been inundated with support. Laura is very grateful, but as this is an ongoing project please continue to support it. https://thegoodexchange.com/laptops/

A similar scheme is being operated via the East Finchley Facebook Community Group.

Gillian Jordan – Age UK
Get the latest Age UK Newsletter
Gillian will report further at the N2United meeting in March.

Diana Cormack – The Archer  
The Archer, led purely by volunteers, has received many compliments for its February edition, not least in recognition of the number of engaging pictures.
Good to note that even in the current difficult circumstances The Archer still has a sufficient number of deliverers. Thanks were extended to Alison Roberts for setting the content each month prior to printing.

Dan Bird – new to N2United
Dan, whose priorities are renewable energy and upcycling, demonstrated that an old C120 stand can double as an iPhone stand! Dan Is passionate about abolishing single use plastics. N2United will be happy to connect Dan with East Finchley environmental groups such as No2Plastics N2. www.no2plasticsn2.com

3.    Close

Thanks to everyone for your attendance and energy and the ideas to shape your network…

Thanks to Grange Big Local who again co-hosted the meeting as well as the fabulous coverage in the East Finchley Community Facebook Group and of course The Archer newspaper.

Thanks to everyone who has been, and is supporting, the various food projects and a special thanks to the N2United committee, especially Louise Cambridge for co-hosting and Ruth Anders for these notes, all work so hard behind the scenes.

Look out for further details on how we can all build on the ideas on improving our area and bringing Roger Chapman’s community ideas to life, and on our suggestions about advice and training for businesses when they re-open after Lockdown.

The East Finchley community calendar and N2United community directory are now live.  Look out for your invitation!

Let’s build on the ideas and information shared tonight – reach out to your neighbours, to local businesses and to the other community organisations.

4.    Next Meeting

11 March 2021 again at 8pm (which seems to be popular!) via Zoom. The meeting is open to everyone where we will build on the ideas shared tonight, keep safe, support our local businesses and keep spreading the word about #N2Unique.

Meeting: February 2021

N2United February ‘Open’ Meeting
Thursday 11th February – 8pm* via Zoom

The February N2United network meeting on the 11th is FREE and open to everyone (organisations and businesses) and will focus on sharing plans and ideas to help us all thrive in these uncertain times.
As well as our regular items, we’ll cover:

  • The East Finchley community plan
  • Update on available support grants
  • N2United Training Programme 2021
  • Re-opening after lockdown

Please RSVP

If you’d like to speak at the meeting, click here!

Wherever you work or whichever organisation you support, we’ll all benefit from your ideas, help and support so we hope you can join us?

To get the joining details for this FREE Zoom meeting, look out for your email and RSVP or confirm your place via the N2United Facebook page!

Notes: January Open Meeting14/01/2021

As this is the first meeting of 2021… Happy New Year! This meeting is for the organisers of the various groups working on behalf of East Finchley to get together, share ideas and get support for our respective objectives.

1.    Welcome from Chair Nick Allan.

Welcome to our new faces (Lynn Winton – Station Library, Steve Gold, Selena Green etc.)

The aim of tonight’s meeting is to share ideas to help East Finchley Businesses, Organisations and Residents – how N2United can help businesses, you as an individual, and/or benefit the community. Ideas will be compiled and published.

There is usually no public meeting in January so this is a free and open meeting for everyone (organisations and businesses) and will focus on sharing plans and ideas to help us all thrive in these uncertain times. We’d like you all to help us plan what we do as a network to help you whether you’re a business, an organisation or a resident.

2.    Updates

Lockdown 3 has arrived with the same challenges as before… plus some! Despite this, we are delighted to welcome several new businesses to the area including King Street Food & Wine, Bottles ‘n Jars and all the new businesses on the N2Unique list, please support them if you can.

Food Project – Giuseppe Solo

The project is operating from the Phoenix Cinema from 10:30 to 12:30 every Tuesday and remains free to those who need without question. People can also buy the wonderful homemade food and buy additional of meals to support the initiative, £3 or £5 each. All donations gratefully received.

Other volunteer groups
Other volunteer neighbourhood support groups who help shop, collect and deliver prescriptions; dog walk etc. can be found on the East Finchley Community Facebook pages – you can also volunteer to help as well!

There is also a team of befrienders on hand for a friendly chat if helpful.

Cycle Lane update – Chris Stavrou

Not much to report since December as so many shops closed or operating reduced hours, he is still awaiting a response from the Council to his email.

N2Unique – Nick Allan

Pleased to report the campaign has been well received by everyone and will be extend include the local cafes and restaurants and anyone in the area who are having to pivot their businesses towards takeaways etc.

Please let us know which of these outlets is offering what services.

Introduction to Steve Gold Property

Steve helps local businesses operating from a leasehold premise to help them get the best deal from their landlords relating to managing or extending their leases.

Steve explained that he acts for tenants rather than landlords. Rental rates are typically not down to square meterage but rather how much a tenant can afford to pay, and how much/little a landlord can afford to accept while remaining viable. One landlord in a recent case insisted that there were no problems! The matter was finally resolved, but on resolution tenants are not allowed to share the details with other shop tenants. This is absurd, as tenants need a comparison in order to negotiate.

N2United will feature the advice Steve provides on the N2United website. For specific advice, please contact Steve directly.

Grants and Support

N2United is helping local businesses get the help they require and is sharing tips and advice.

What’s been your experience?
Can you find the right help? Where to find it? How easy/hard has it been, what help do they require? Etc.) Government, Barnet… others?

Please share your experience!

3.    Community Plans & Ideas so far

No2Plastics Treasure Walks

No2Plastics Founder Ann Inglis had suggested that someone could design local walks as treasure or history trails to provide children and adults with more interest on their walks round the neighbourhood. She is writing a letter to ‘The Archer’ to try and get this suggestion launched and find someone to lead the initiative – can you help?

Loyalty card

N2United and a number of local organisations are looking at introducing a loyalty card to reward shoppers and help local trade.
Would a loyalty card (like Muswell Hills Mums card) work in East Finchley? Views please!

From the Front line – Retailers stories

A message to all customers

  • Please wear a mask (do not wait to be asked).
  • Be polite and considerate (to staff and other customers).
  • Tell businesses what they are doing that you like and what else you’d like them to do (e.g., what additional item(s) would you like them to stock for you?).

Examples of what it’s like as a retailer in today’s circumstances.

Chris Stavrou – KOKOS shoe and repair shop

The shop has faced many challenges. As a repair service, not only for shoes but also for any other leather items, it comes into the same category as laundrettes and dry cleaners, it can remain open. However, KOKOS has had to reduce its opening hours and most of the repair team are furloughed. Shoe wear is currently lighter as people are staying at home more. KOKOS has introduced a service whereby customers do not have to visit the shop and repairs can be home delivered.
Chris said, “We all must make ourselves and our businesses much more accessible than previously, minimising people’s need to go out.”

Louise Cambridge – UOE and Post Office

Everyone needs the Post Office!
UOE is an independent family run business. Elliot Jacobs has owned the business (and its several other North London branches) for more than 20 years. The average week sees about 2,500 customers in the shop. Seen as part of N2’s critical infrastructure, UOE has experienced significant challenges throughout lockdown. Louise herself works on the Operations and Finance side. While there has been a serious amount of investment in the shop’s infrastructure for Covid-19 safety and other purposes, there have been redundancies. 2metre markings have been introduced, along with an electronic customer counter at the entrance and counter screens. A modest amount of government support has been available, Elliot has applied for everything there is and encourages us all to do the same. Some applications have been successful, some not.

Grants are also available for closed businesses and there are other discretionary grants that businesses can apply for.

UOE has worked closely with suppliers requesting extended terms, landlords, business rates and utilities re extended credit or deferment payments. All this has helped. UOE has not been shut for one day, although they have stopped trading on Sundays.

N2United along with other organisations is looking at ways we can recognise businesses, organisations and individuals who have been especially helpful during the pandemic.

Guest Speaker – Roger Chapman, Friends of Cherry Tree Woods

‘How to plan a town’ or how a community can work better together.

Roger has been active in the community for the past 35 years and is best known for running the East Finchley Festival (greatly missed in 2020) until stepping down in 2018. Most recently Roger and his team through the Cherry Tree Wood project, have raised over £20,000 in funds to support and maintain Cherry Tree Wood as attractive and viable as possible.

Cherry Tree Wood Update
Roger reported that new waste bins had appeared this very day! He also confirmed that, thanks to pressure on the Council, the tennis and basketball courts would be rebuilt. A significant result.

Why is planning important and why should we plan the best community we want to live and work in?

Re planning generally, the starting point is thinking what end you want to achieve.
Most planning documents set out a list of aims, vision etc, which is usually very messy and confused. For example, think about where you want to be in one, five-, and 10-years’ time. Then review from your own point of view as a business, organisation or individual. During the process you’ll meet compromises, disagreements etc. – it’s an ongoing process all of which ties into the journey towards your goals.

Roger quoted Donald Rumsfeld: ‘It’s what we know, the unknown knowns, the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns.

For East Finchley, what’s happening on the ground at the moment? What’s going to happen post Covid-19? What’s going to change?

Getting there?
Lots of communication is needed – talk to each other. Identify the dots and join them together. An effective plan needs collaboration, mutual support, and discussion.
Already a strong community, East Finchley could be stronger. What does stronger mean? What linkages to we need? How and by whom do we establish them? Do we need another organisation? Have we already got enough?

Consider how many more people are moving into the N2 area – hundreds of homes are being developed – in Viceroy Court, Prospect Ring, rear of the Bobath centre, Grange Estate, station car park proposals. And others. How do we welcome newcomers? Yes, of course via The Archer but how do local businesses welcome them?

Local communication

Roger conducted an experiment looking up items on Google – e.g., condensed milk; up came a Russian shop at Elmer Close, entirely because the shop has a brilliantly linked website.
How can we improve and drive customers to East Finchley?

Other thoughts
Other influences include Climate Change with lots of ideas coming out re renewable energy, and the expansion of ULEZ next year.

Ways of working – more working at home. Will this change? Implications for businesses.

Final thought
Plan is about People. The Place. The Community. Try and bring them together, discuss, support, collaborate. This discussion is a starting conversation.

N2United serves the businesses and community organisations to help ask these questions and find solutions to them. But it takes everyone’s ideas and enthusiasm as s ingle solution wont work. For business support, a photographer who works at home will have very different needs from a local retailer, chemist or restaurant.

We hope that this and our next meetings will help us agree what we are all trying to achieve. Everyone must tell us their ideas, plus how you might actively support some of these initiatives.

Planning and Goal Setting

Juliet Landau Pope – De-Clutter Coach

Juliet is very experienced at telling people how to declutter their homes… and lives!

We asked, ‘What are Juliet’s tips on setting goals?’
Juliet said that she is not talking about goals anymore. Anyone who set them last year will have been despondent, disappointed etc. Juliet works with students who were expecting to sit exams and business owners whose budgets are now irrelevant. Instead, she advises her clients to think about projects. Projects are what have kept Juliet sane and kept her and her clients motivated. A goal may depend on so many exterior influences more, but a project can use our energy short term in a productive way.

Right now, she would encourage everyone to think about weekly rather than annual goals. We can’t plan much further ahead than that at the moment. At night look back at your day and celebrate what you have accomplished – walk, did laundry, checked in with neighbour, attended a networking meeting online. So important to acknowledge the positive, however small.

Also, re grants and support – she is member of the Federation of Small Businesses, but if you’re not a member, they still have a huge amount of information on their website including Health & Safety info re risk assessment, plus how to apply for financial support.

Laura Roberts – Laptops for Lockdown

Laura asked people to give their unwanted tablets and laptops to local schools – for more information please go to www.laptopsforlockdown.com

Age UK

Gillian Jordan one of the trustees for Age UK shared news from their latest newsletter and a forward by chief executive Helen Newman

“Welcome to our February e-newsletter. Sadly, we are in another lockdown, but the end is hopefully in sight as the vaccines are rolled out. We are still here to support older people in Barnet with advice, friendly phone chats, shopping, essential jobs around the home and online activities.

‘However, we REALLY NEED more shopping volunteers – particularly in Edgware, Colindale and Hendon. If you or anyone you know can spare a couple of hours a week to help, please phone our volunteer manager Lisa on 020 8432 1422 or email her on lisa.robbins@ageukbarnet.org.uk

‘Read on for our latest news – and I’ll be in touch again in February!”

Get the Age UK latest newsletter

Keeping Healthy

Mental Health – Naomi Cotten

Coping with… well, everything! – Psychotherapist Naomi described a couple of coping strategies:

We are all under a lot of stress at the moment which is perfectly normal in the circumstances. A bit of stress gives us impetus in life. But, right now, stress can become so great it paralyses us. Think of stress as a bottle of water. Most people go round with the water in their stress bottle right up to the top, so something new makes it spill.

Here is an exercise which can help to decrease what’s in the bottle to make to make room for the unexpected

Settle into your chair, feet firmly on the ground, and sit firmly against the back of the chair. Breathe in for 4, hold for 2, breathe out for 6, and get into that gentle rhythm of breathing. Be aware of your breathing, then start to look around your room and notice three red things, then three silver, then notice what you can hear – tune into the sounds, and here’s Naomi’s top tip: think about whether you have any saliva in your mouth. If you have, it will send a message to your nervous system that you’re calmer, more relaxed. If not, chew on your tongue or the inside of your cheeks or thinks about your favourite food to produce saliva. Then think of one of your favourite places, real or imagined, where you feel calm and at ease – imagine yourself there – notice how you feel – breathe it in, let it fill you up from head to toe. Breathe out any stress and worry. And come back to the room.
se this exercise throughout the day.

Physical Health – Martin Carroll (Personal Trainer)

Martin is a local REP’S Level 3 qualified personal trainer and provides advice on fitness and exercise and is the owner of ‘Make That Change’ that helps people achieve their fitness goals and fulfil their true potential.
“Whatever your fitness level, shape or size we will work together to Make That Change to suit your individual needs. My background in fitness is from Boxing and Thai Boxing in which I still compete, and I provide:

  • Free Consultation
  • Weight loss & Body sculpting
  • 1 to 1 Boxing & Thai boxing training
  • Pilates
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Dieting advice
  • Exercise Programs

Get in touch today so we can start to Make That Change today.”

4.    Close

Thanks to everyone for your attendance and energy and the ideas to shape your network…

It was great to have the support of Grange Big Local who again co-hosted the meeting as well as the fabulous coverage in the East Finchley Community Facebook Group and of course The Archer newspaper.

Thanks to everyone who has been and is supporting the various food projects and a special thanks to the N2United committee who work so hard behind the scenes!

Look out for details on how we can all build on the ideas on improving our area and brining the ideas Roger shared to life.

The East Finchley community calendar is now live, and the directory will be available in the last week of January, look out for your entry!

Next Meeting

11 February 2021 at 8pm* via Zoom – open to everyone where we will build on the ideas shred tonight, keep safe, support our local businesses…

*Please note that we will be starting slightly later at 8pm to give those a chance to attend previously precluded due to work or childcare responsibilities.

Remember: The October 2021 meeting will see N2United turn five years old but how do we celebrate? Please send your ideas!

Meeting: January 2021

N2United January ‘Open’ Meeting
Thursday 14th January – 7pm via Zoom

The January N2United network meeting on the 14th is FREE and open to everyone (organisations and businesses) and will focus on sharing plans and ideas to help us all thrive in these uncertain times.
As well as our regular items, we’ll cover:

  • Available support grants
  • Taking your business online
  • Retail tips
  • Extension of the popular ‘N2Unique’ campaign
  • How to set plans and keep goals

Guest speaker: Roger Chapman who will help us understand how you ‘Plan a Town’

Wherever you work or whichever organisation you support, we’ll all benefit from your ideas, help and support so we hope you can join us?

To get the joining details for this FREE Zoom meeting, look out for your email and RSVP or confirm your place via the N2United Facebook page!