If you are a woman at any stage of your life or career, then you are a potential member and we look forward to meeting you before too long. Please have a look at the information on the website and also our Facebook page. If you would like to know more, please contact us and come along to one of our meetings.
Subscriptions for 2018 now due
Subscriptions for the 2018 year are now due. If members could please pay your subscription asap, as the number of full members has to go to BPW NZ before the end of March - this paid membership number calculates our number of delegates for conference. As the end of March coincides with Easter, the discount date is Tuesday 27th March.
As our membership number this year is very close to our ability to have 3 or 4 delegates at conference. Any late payments are likely to result in less delegates therefore we would really appreciate payment as soon as possible.
Membership information is still required to be returned when paying online so we can update any details in the yellow handbook.
Any new members wishing to join are welcome to attend our meeting. An application form is located below.
Red Bag Day 15 February 2018
Red Bag Day marks the period of extra days in the current year which women need to work to achieve the same wages that men earned during the previous financial year. The day recognises how much longer women have to work to earn the same as men in one year. The day is marked in many countries around the world and the day varies depending on the gender gap in any particular country.
Equal pay for work of equal value is not just about women getting the same pay as men for the same job, but also women getting the same pay as men for doing a different but comparable job. That is, a job involving comparable skills, years of training, responsibility, effort and working conditions.
BPW Franklin Study Award Announced 28 February 2018
Since 1987, BPW Franklin has presented a cash Study Award to assist women in the local community striving to build on their potential. The 2018 recipient will be a woman who has connections with Franklin or is a past or present resident of the Franklin area, and who is undertaking a course at a recognised University, Polytechnic or College of Education in New Zealand or retraining following an absence from employment.
The bursary is awarded to the woman who best shows she has achieved and is continuing to achieve in her chosen study and / or career, who shows she needs this monetary support to continue her studies, who contributes to her community through service such as volunteering to community groups and who has the personality to represent Franklin BPW and its ideals.
The 2018 Study Award was $4,000. with a runner up award of $1,000 also available.
The 2018 winners will be announced at our February meeting.
Young BPW is the information network for the next generation of leaders who are BPW members aged 35 years and under. The purpose of the network is to give this group of young women the support and encouragement of like-minded women. It enables personal development, particularly in leadership, by giving them empowerment and exposure to a national and international networking platform. Check out some of the happenings on the Young BPW NZ Facebook page.
Additional contact details
Please see below the latest newsletter
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Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the Month (Feb - Nov) at Franklin Club, 7 Station Rd Pukekohe from 6:30pm.
Dinner is a 2 course buffet dinner with tea and coffee, generally at a cost of $30.
Members - if you are unable to attend a meeting, please remember an apology is require each time. It must be received by the Catering Convenor no later than 8pm on the Sunday before the meeting. If you do not lodge your apology you will be charged for your dinner. If you are bringing guests, please also advise the Catering Convenor by 8pm on the Sunday before the meeting.
28 February 2018
20-22 April 2018
BPW NZ Conference, Warkworth
14 March 2018
25 March 2018
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28 March 2018