From:Anna-Maree Colvin [firstname.lastname@example.org]
on behalf of Anna-Maree Colvin [email@example.com]
Sent:Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:46 p.m.
Subject:BPW Gisborne August Newsletter
August Newsletter BPW Gisborne
We are fast
approaching August and the momentum is growing as we build up to the
Gisborne launch of WEP’s - Women’s Empowerment Principles. For
those that have not already emailed Catherine Crisp it is not too
late. A few hours out of your morning is all you
For me as your club president it has truly been inspiring being
part of the WEP committee and team of extremely capable women who have
put so much energy and commitment into organising this event. The
time been sacrificed and the willingness to make this event the success
that it will be is something that ever one of us can be very proud of.
Even though I am a small business owner of Survey Gisborne Limited with
a few staff we intend to use the principles as guidance for best
practices and empowerment for us all. For the members within our
BPW club whose businesses have signed up so far – well done.
The BPWNZ website also has lots of information about Women’s
Empowerment Principles for businesses all over the world. I
challenge you to check it out and have a read. Vicky Mee
our National BPW President will also once again be joining us for our
club meeting dinner and will have some more to share.
are we in our leadership and the statements about our standards and
principles. If you believe in something stand up and make it
clear. I have worked in various large organisations that have had
values displayed up on the wall. The big question is often how
well are they practiced in real life. How often is too difficult
to be the one that will take a stand out of respect. Maybe we
don’t always say the things that perhaps we should.
Quote for the Month
At our meeting we will be having Kath Kitchen and Sherryll
Markie-Brookes share a little about themselves in their member
profiles. We will also have Vicky Mee (BPW NZ President) and
Hellen Swales (BPW NZ Vice President) briefly speak to us about the
Women Empowerment Principals (WEP's).
Our guest speaker this month is...
Dame Bronwen Holdsworth
Dame Bronwen Holdsworth will be speaking
about her achievements and successes to date.
July's Financials will be tabled at our
Anna-Maree Colvin &
Please arrange a replacement if you can't do your role
be received no later than 9pm on the Sunday prior to
the meeting or you'll be billed $30 if you don't tender an apology
This can be paid via direct credit to our Westpac account
name tag otherwise you'll be asked to give a gold coin
Check out the
BPW National Website to see what is happening around other clubs in
New Zealand - www.bpwnz.org.nz
Early Bird discount is $80 if paid
by 28th Feb 2014
from 1st March onwards
joining fee for newbies
Fact of the month...
Facts about New Zealand...
The kea, is known for pulling
windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from
The man who pioneered plastic surgery, Harold
Gillies was a kiwi.
beach is actually only 90 kilometres long.
More people live in Auckland than the
There are more vending machines in Japan,
then there are people in New Zealand.
Our July guest speaker was Billie –Jean Potaka-Ayton,
principal of Kaiti School since 2009. Billie-Jean had 20 years teaching
experience before coming to Gisborne. She is part of the first Maori
family in NZ to grow kiwifruit and her connection with the land is
strong. Her philosophy is that the kids come first and whanau
involvement is important for the school.
In 5 years she has turned Kaiti school around – the roll in 2009 was
130 and is now 319 and teacher numbers have climbed from 13 to more
than 35. Parents and whanau were encouraged to be involved in coming up
with the values and aims for the school and now in addition to improved
learning, they have a Health Hub 3 days per week, overseas trips and a
Whanau Ora programme, which was runner up in the Prime Ministers
excellence awards, beaten by Gisborne Boys High School.
• To stimulate and encourage women to
realise and accept their responsibilities in the community
– locally and internationally.
• To work for higher standards of education and training for business
and professional women.
• To work for equal opportunities and status for women in business,
trade, the professions and in economic, civil and political life.
• To work for the removal of discrimination.
• To promote co-operation amongst business and professional women
throughout the world.
Visit bpwnz.org.nz for more information -
with password lmpbpwnz1939.
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