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May 2023 e-newsletter
Message from BPW Franklin President
Kia ora everyone
Here is my update on Conference 2023:
Unfortunately, our application to the Four Winds Foundation, for funding towards Conference costs was not successful, but we have learned something from the process and hope to do better for future Conference funding. This has meant our delegation has largely funded themselves.
The delegation from Franklin was myself and Janice as voting delegates, supported by Virginia and Dina. With us in their national roles, was Life Member Dianne Glenn and Resolutions Chair Vicky Mee.
The hard work steered by Vicky on getting the resolutions exactly right prior to Conference paid off, with every one being passed unanimously. The exception was our resolution on Enduring Powers of Attorney, which we withdrew and tabled to 2024 as it became obvious it needed more work.
On the social side, on Friday evening we were welcomed onto the Roma Marae with a Powhiri and a wonderful banquet style Hangi Dinner. The history of the Marae was powerful and interesting. We felt truly welcome and it was a memorable experience.
The Resolution on Modern Slavery will go on to International Congress and we look forward to hearing more on that in due course. On Saturday Evening we attended the splendid Awards Dinner and were proud to present bouquets to Virginia and Dianne as they received their 40 Years’ Service Awards. We were treated to a wine tasting from a BPW Kaitaia member who owns a Wine-making business. We hope to follow this up with a fundraiser for our club, as the wines were spectacular. Maybe a Midwinter event?
On Sunday we heard the stories of a panel of 4 inspirational women in business in the Far North. Te Tai Tokerau is blessed with a strong tradition of mana wahine to lead them, and all who take lessons from their achievements, into the future of Aotearoa New Zealand.
It was a privilege to represent BPW Franklin and I hope I have done so in a way that was a credit to our club.
Ngā Mihi Helen
MEMBERS YEARS OF SERVICE:
At Conference, Dianne Glenn and Virginia Warren (founder members of BPW Franklin) were presented with their 40 years Service Award. Rare and special, just like them! Dina gets her 5 years too. We are so lucky to have this kind of loyalty and service in our club.
Dinner Meeting Fee Increasing from $30 to $35
The Executive Committee has reluctantly increased the meeting fee with effect from the 28 June 2023 Dinner Meeting (Candle Lighting).
Unfortunately, MGB Cheffing caterers, have been obliged to increase the cost of dinners to cover increased wages and cost of produce. This has effectively wiped out most of the benefit the club received towards running costs, hence the increase.
The Executive Committee has a number of ideas on fundraising for the rest of the year.
We started with the $100 note raffle and this will continue.
Next, we are starting a raffle for the Candle Lighting Ceremony in June. We need contributions please. Items can be munchies, wine, gift vouchers, toiletries etc. We could try for themed basket/s what do you think? Bring your contributions to the May Meeting.
Janice says THANKYOU TO STEPHANIE AND MARY who arrived early to help set up (& take down) the April Dinner Meeting equipment.
We want to keep this going, it’s much appreciated. Who will be next? And thank you in advance.
Attachments to Members emails:
LOTS MORE NEW MEMBERS
We currently have a membership of 20 amazing women. We have had four new members over the past few months, and they are wonderful, but we need the fresh perspective and input new members bring, to keep our club in good heart (and financially in better shape).
We have a new registration form for membership applications and publicity materials to entice any prospective women you can find.
Dinner Meetings (4th Wednesday of the month)
Dinner Meeting cost is $30 and needs to be paid in advance. You can pay electronically into the bank account. 02-0404-0100956-00
Please put your ‘’Surname’’ as the Reference and ‘’Dinner’’ as the Code.
You can text Trudi Harrison to book in your guest or cancel your dinner reservation on 021 210 4963 or email her on email@example.com by 8pm on the Sunday prior.
If you are bringing a guest, please inform Trudi of their full name and any dietary requirements.
Dinner Meeting Topic & Tasks
We will continue to notify you of the speaker or topic for each dinner meeting in the Newsletter prior to the Dinner Meeting.
(Please donate raffle items See overleaf)
Dinner and Guest Speaker
Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson Street Pukekohe
6.30 for 7pm
Mothers & Daughters Theme, bring them along!
Hostesses: Dina and Lu
Treasurer & Reg Desk:
Our Speaker is Diana Cussen
Born and raised in Pukekohe, Diana was one of 14 children so it's safe to say she appreciates the true meaning of teamwork, negotiation and communication. She is married with three adult children and three grandchildren and enjoys spending quality time with her family. Diana values working for a family owned and run company that has been a trusted part of the Auckland scene for almost a century and feels blessed to be in a career that enables her to help people fulfil their real estate goals in the area she is proud to call home. To Diana, helping people move is truly a privilege.
Diana is a Permanent Apology full Member of our club.
BPW Franklin extends an invitation to
You, your guests and colleagues to join us in celebrating our
International Candle Lighting Ceremony & Dinner
The wearing of national costume is a feature of this event and a chance to showcase the many nationalities we are fortunate to have in our local community.
Wednesday 28th June 2023
Venue: Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson Street.
Mix & Mingle: 6:15 pm for 7:00 pm start
Cost: $35 per person
Dinner - Buffet
Cash bar & EFTPOS available
Inspiring Sue Dickens, New Foundations Trust
Look for updates on the following
Facebook: Business & Professional Women BPW Franklin
Kiwi Women Leading the World – Suffrage 125
Pukekohe Community Noticeboard
Registration & deadline for non-member payments 23 June
BPW Franklin Inc.
Ref: Surname and Code: Dinner
Please advise any special dietary requirements and the full names of you/r guest/s
RSVP To firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 021 210 4963
Mothers & Daughters
Here’s to strong women,
May we know them,
May we be them,
May we raise them.
Bring them to our May 24 Dinner Meeting !
OTHER CLUBS NEWS:
The Zonta South Auckland Club are hosting a
Mid-Winter Christmas High Tea. These events are always great fun – They hope to see us there.
Franklin Lodge, 8 Roulston St. Pukekohe.
June 25 at 2pm onwards
Tickets $25 Acc: 12-3031-067325-00 Ref: High Tea
Contact Pauline Bowles to register at email@example.com
Dust off your worst Christmas jumper or dress up and bring along your friends and treat yourself to a lovely winter afternoon of scrumptious food. There will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.
Proceeds go to help women in our community and overseas projects.
Janice Gammon 02102 950 688
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