Welcome everyone to 2020! I hope you are all ready for another fantastic year of BPW.
The BPWNZ National Conference for 2020 is now open for registrations, if you are interested in going then please let us know. The details are the 2nd – 3rd of May 2020 in Auckland at the Jet Park Hotel.
This month is Red Bag Day and if you are not sure what that means, Red Bag Day marks the period of extra days in the current year that women need to work to achieve the same wages that men earned during the previous year. We have Angela McLeod coming to speak to us about the current pay gap. Our theme this month is Red Bag so please bring a red bag with you, hand bag etc if you have one.
We also have Diana Reid who will speak about her research on the cycle way and about a community project we might like to support as a club.
The subcommittee working on our National Conference for 2021 is going well and we have a few things to show you/ share with you at our dinner meeting.
This year is also the BPW International Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 21st to the 25th of August 2020. If you would like to go then please let us know, the link with all the information you need is:
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Season’s greetings to you all and welcome to December’s newsletter.
Last month we heard from Candace Hipp who was last year’s scholarship recipient and she has done really well with her accountancy studies. Congratulations to Jess Sklenars who is this year’s Women’s Education Scholarship recipient.
Andrea Rowe presented an Environment Resolution on; ‘Life Below Water’ and Anna Hornby presented a Health Resolution on, ‘Dementia’. Both were supported by the club and have now gone to BPWNZ for review.
We had two wonderful speakers, Celine Filbee and Diana Reid who shared their journey and experiences in local politics, thank you to Obertech for sponsoring our guests.
The BPWNZ National Conference for 2020 is now open for registrations, if you are interested in going then please let us know. The details are 2nd – 3rd of May 2020 in Auckland at Jet Park Hotel.
Our club is hosting the 2021 National Conference and our sub-committee for this has had its first meeting, so it is all very exciting.
This month we will hear from Vivien who attended the Young BPW Asia-Pacific Symposium in Japan where she gave a presentation.
December’s dinner meeting is focused on having fun! So this month bring your Husband, partners etc and enjoy our Gatsby themed Christmas Dinner. Dress up is optional but always lots of fun. We are having a $20.00 voucher exchange this year so if you want to participate then bring your wrapped gift voucher for under the Christmas Tree and support our local businesses, you can also offer a voucher for your time e.g ‘I will mow your lawn’ voucher etc.
We are supporting the Hawera Food Bank this year so if you would like to bring a grocery item to donate that would be wonderful. We will have a member from the food bank enjoying our night with us and we will present our grocery hamper to them.
After our amazing Christmas Dinner we have a Quiz Master joining us which will be fantastic fun with prizes to be won.
We don’t have a dinner meeting in January but please network with each other through our club facebook page and please feel free to email your club executive anytime.
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Welcome everyone to October’s newsletter. Last month we welcomed two new members to our club, Debi Thomson and Toni Hunt whom you can all read about a bit further down. Well done to Anna Hornby who was our MC at September’s dinner meeting what a fantastic job she did. Thank you to Rebecca Treeby and Glenny Lewis for speaking, what very different and amazing journeys you have both had. It was wonderful to hear from two of our newer members and a big thank you to Maree Tong Millinery for sponsoring.
Anita and Anna worked hard on organizing our Meet the Candidates night which was a huge success with over a 180 people attending. Thank you to the whole team who made the night run smooth, our time keepers Vivien and Tara, our MC Anita and Anna, Helen manned the front desk and kept track of the candidates and thank you to our photographer Marissa, you can find the photos Marissa took on our website in the gallery. https://www.bpwhawera.org.nz/meet-the-candidates-september-2019gallery-125574.html
I had the opportunity to speak to Access Radio about BPW and you can listen to the podcast on the link below.
Our Education Scholarship is closing this month so please get your applications in before the 20th. Our closed facebook page has been created so that you can all share events and ideas with each other, a great way to network between meetings so please accept your invite to the page when you receive it.
Thank you to everyone for approving the payment for Vivien’s registration fees to the Asia-Pacific Symposium. We will be awarding Vivien her sponsorship at October’s dinner meeting.
This month is our club’s AGM and you have all been sent Nomination Forms, please send these back before the AGM if you wish to nominate someone. The reports will be sent out to you soon so that you can read them before the meeting. Our guest speaker this month is Jacq Dwyer who will be telling us about the book Salutary Punishment and our theme for the night is ‘Octoberfest’ so come in costume if you wish.
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Welcome everyone to September’s newsletter. Last month we celebrated BPW International’s 89th Anniversary and we had our traditional YBPW dinner meeting. Well done to our YBPW for a wonderful night, the speaker’s arranged by our YBPW convener Andrea Rowe were very interesting and enjoyed by everyone. It was great having three of our BPWNZ national executive join us, many of you meeting our President Hellen Swales, YBPW Representative Carmen Nelson and Vice President Membership Christine Berridge for the first time.
Anita and Anna are in full swing with organizing our Meet the Candidates night which is on the 19th of September at 6.30pm. Our Sub-committee has asked if you could please bring a packet of biscuits to our September dinner meeting to donate for our event. Tara Hogan wrote the press release which was in the Hawera Star recently but they cut it very short and didn’t include the photo that accompanied it, so we have posted the full article and photo here for you: https://www.bpwhawera.org.nz/meet-the-candidates.html
Our Education Scholarship is open please let all your family and friends know, you can find the link to our Scholarship below. A big thank you to those who have sponsored Vivien so far for her trip to Japan where she is speaking at the Young BPW Asia-Pacific Symposium. If you would like to help Vivien with sponsorship then please email us for account details.
I have some exciting news for you all… the executive are working on having a closed membership only facebook page which will be used by members to share their events with each other. Our current facebook page is for BPW articles and events only but we understand that you all love to network and share events that are coming up so this new facebook page will give you the opportunity to do that… so watch this space.
We are forming a sub-committee to work on our planning for the 2021 BPWNZ National Conference. If you would like to be on the sub-committee then please let us know by emailing the club email.
This month our wonderful Secretary Anna Hornby is hosting the dinner meeting and we will be hearing from two of our members: Rebecca Treeby and Glenny Lewis. Anna has a great night planned and don’t forget that September is Women’s Suffrage month.
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