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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Welcome everyone to March’s newsletter I hope you have all been enjoying what is left of our summer. We have our national conference next month and this year New Zealand is celebrating 80 years of BPW. Your executive has been working hard on the clubs award entries which were due in February. Welcome to our new members Bernadette Smith, Elaine Sunnex and Tanya Phillips 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 is International Women’s Day and we are celebrating at Tairoa Lodge. The event starts as 5pm with a $15.00 charge at the door, Celine Filbee will be singing and there will be member display tables set up. The event link is on our facebook page and further down the newsletter, please rsvp we would love to see you all there and bring a friend.
This month at our dinner meeting we will be discussing the resolutions ready for conference; you will all be sent these before the meeting so you can prepare your thoughts. Our guest speaker this month is Dee who does all of our IT, she will be answering your questions about creating and running websites.
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Welcome everyone to February’s newsletter I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, New Year and summer holiday. We have a great year ahead of us and don’t forget that this year New Zealand is celebrating 80 years of BPW. This will be celebrated at our national conference in April and we look forward to the book being produced by National showing our BPW journey.
This month we are acknowledging Red Bag Day and Janet from our national executive will be joining us to talk about Red Bag Day and to share information about BPW as a global organization.
We'll be having a Q & A with Dee who does all of our IT. She'll be answering your questions about creating, and running websites.
A merry summer to you all.
See you all on the 18th.
Desiree Bond - President
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