Welcome everyone to August’s newsletter, July’s dinner meeting was a great success with the Hon Tracey Martin attending as our guest speaker. This night was run as fundraiser and we thank everyone who donated items for our spot prizes we raised $460.00. Thank you to Te Aroha for taking such amazing photos throughout the night, these can be viewed on our website in the gallery.
Our twinning sisters recently celebrated there BPW Centennial and so there will be a card for you all to sign at our August dinner meeting for them.
The August Dinner meeting will be a bit different with it being a YBPW event. Our YBPW convener Andrea Rowe has arranged the guest speakers and will be MC for the night. We will have three of our National Executive also joining us; BPWNZ President Hellen Swales, YBPW Representative Carmen Nelson and Vice President Membership Christine Berridge. This will be a fantastic night so please bring a guest. This extraordinary panel of speakers along with your opportunity to meet members of the national executive makes this a night to not miss!
We are in full swing with organizing our Meet the Candidates night which is on the 19th of September at 7pm. It would be wonderful if you could all attend so please mark the date on your calendar.
Our Education Scholarship is now open and you can find all the details here: https://www.bpwhawera.org.nz/scholarship.html
Please share it with all your contacts, a big thank you to Anna Hornby and Kay Legge who are overseeing the Scholarship this year.
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Welcome everyone to July’s newsletter; Candle Lighting in June was a great success with one of our founding members Heather Roberts-Thomson joining us. You can find the photo's taken at Candle Lighting on our website in the gallery. A big thank you to Vivien for sharing information with us on her role as the YBPW Asia- Pacific representative.
Congratulations to Andrea Rowe who is now the Issues Taskforce Chair for BPWNZ, we know you will be great in this role.
Our Southern Regional Meeting was on the 29thof June in Gisborne where we talked a lot about what the meaning of BPW is, had workshop groups and went over resolutions and projects. Sheryl and I had a great time networking with our BPW sisters and we highly encourage you all to attend next year.
July’s Dinner meeting will be a bit different with our guest speaker being the Hon Tracey Martin; Minster for Children, Internal Affairs and Seniors. Tracey will be speaking about her personal journey as a woman in politics, her views on leadership and gender equality in a male dominated field. This dinner will be $40.00 per person and there will be spot prizes throughout the night. You will all receive a separate dinner invite which has payment details on it, we ask that for this dinner that you RSVP like normal but we encourage you to make your payment for dinner via internet banking please. Ensure you send us your guest’s names and that they have also paid for their meal. Bring cash on the night for the raffle please.
Our Education Scholarship is now open and you can find all the details on our website:
Our August dinner meeting is organized and run by YBPW, our club’s YBPW convener is Andrea Rowe and she has a great night planned for us all.
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Welcome everyone to June’s newsletter and like normal our club is very busy. In May we welcomed Jo Baylis to BPW Hawera and heard from our members Courtney Crowther, Celine Filbee and Jan Dunlop, what amazing lives you ladies have had so far!
Our Sileni Wine fundraiser finished on the 20th of May and I am happy to announce that we also had donations from Jan Dunlop, Dee McCrea and Meredith Pick. This gave us a total of $620.00 raised for our club; the wine will be available for collection at our June dinner meeting.
This month is Candle Lighting and we will be focusing on this ceremony. For those members who are new to Candle Lighting it is when we remember the formation of BPW and acknowledge all of our sisters around the globe. We will read letters from our BPWNZ President Hellen Swales and Dr. Amany Asfour our International President. Our sisters in Denver have sent the executive tee-shirts which we will wear at our ceremony. This is a wonderful part of BPW as we remember our unity and our collective aims which all BPW members have. I hope you all can be with us for this powerful and often moving ceremony.
Our Regional Meeting is the 29th of June in Gisborne and runs for one day, if you would like to attend then please let me know.
Please bring your old glasses to this meeting as Sheryl will be taking them to the regional meeting.
We will all be signing a card for our twinning sisters in Denver for their Jubilee this month. BPW Colorado's Centennial Jubilee, being held in Denver, on June 15th, 2019.
July’s Dinner meeting will be a bit different with our guest speaker being the Hon Tracey Martin; Minster for Children, Internal Affairs and Seniors. Tracey will be speaking about her personal journey as a woman in politics, her views on leadership and gender equality in a male dominated field. This dinner will be $40.00 per person and there will be spot prizes throughout the night. There will be more details around this event soon.
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Welcome everyone to May’s newsletter and what a busy month April was! As you can all see in the photo above our club received many awards at the BPWNZ national conference including the Community Achievement Award which our club has never won before and the new YBPW Sustainability Award which we are the first club to receive. Congratulations to Sheryl Wallis who received the Club President Award. A big thank you to all the executive members who worked hard on our entry submissions. Well done to Te Aroha who completed her KTA and was awarded her gold key.
We are currently running our Sileni Wine fundraiser, can you please all start to send in your orders so far. Remember cut off is at our May dinner on the 20th so please focus on this as the club receives $40.00 for every dozen sold.
Our Regional Meeting is on the 29th of June in Gisborne and runs for one day, if you would like to attend then please let me know.
This month we are having some of our club members speak about their journeys so far and their goals for the future. We look forward to hearing from Courtney Crowther, Celine Filbee and Jan Dunlop.
A big thank you to our twinning sisters BPW Denver who sent us a condolences card due to the Christchurch Terrorist attack.
We are going to be holding the BPWNZ national conference in 2021 here in Hawera, we will talk about this at dinner.
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Welcome everyone to April’s newsletter I hope you have all been enjoying what is left of our hot weather. We have our national conference this month and this year New Zealand is celebrating 80 years of BPW. We have ten members attending which is wonderful. Thank you to everyone who brought pre-raffle tickets for conference, there will be a 80 years of BPWNZ History book available to buy at conference for $25.00, if you would like a copy then please let me know.
Welcome to our new member Shelly Green it is wonderful to have you with us. Guest bags: if you would like to donate something for our guest bags then please bring them to Sheryl at Equipment Hire on South Road. It can be anything from a business card with a chocolate attached to work magnets or pens etc.. Anything small to promote your business would be appreciated.
The 8th of March was International Women’s Day and we celebrated at Tairoa Lodge. Thank you to everyone who came, you can find photos from the event on our website here.
This month at our dinner meeting we will share what happened at conference and our guest speaker this month is Ingrid Vercammen the organizer of ‘Women Beyond Ordinary’. We are also running a Sileni Wine fundraiser and everyone will be sent order forms and a wine list ready to start from our April meeting with orders due back at May’s meeting. A merry Autumn to you all.
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