Suffrage 125 - Kiwi Women Lead the World
What a beautiful day for a lovely celebration!
Thanks to all those who joined us at the expo, along the parade or for the afternoon tea.
The organisers did an amazing job coordinating all the different parts of the day. Well done to all those involved.
A special thanks to our BPW sisters from Huntly who joined us in our celebrations and Emily (BPW Tamaki) and husband Bobson for being available as official BPW Franklin photographer.
Lovely speeches from Vicky and Virginia. What a talented group we have.
Photos from the evening can be found here.
BPW NZ Awards
Congratulations to Franklin members who received honours at the recent BPW NZ Conference.
Dianne Glenn, founding member of BPW Franklin and Life Member of BPW Franklin now also has the honour of being a Life Member of BPW NZ. BPW NZ have a maximum of 4 Life Members at any one time so it is a very special recognition for all the hard work Dianne has put in over the years.
Vicky Mee was awarded the Daphne Chapman Award for the member who best promotes the image of BPW NZ. This is a very well deserved award. Raewyn Fricker received a Distinguished Service Award but was not present to receive the award in person. Congratulations to these wonderful ladies for all they do and representing BPW Franklin so well.
More photos from Conference 2018 can be found on BPW NZ Website.
Red Bag Day 18 February 2019
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.
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
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.
17 April 2019
RSVP for dinner meeting
24 April 2019
Monthly Meeting - AGM and Bursary