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Subject:BPW Gisborne July Newsletter
July Newsletter BPW Gisborne
that we will be meeting at the POVERTY BAY GOLF CLUB this month and we
will only have non-alcohol beverages available.
How mindful and focused are you.
In the day to day busy life are you finding yourself often stretched
and maybe a little stressed out? Are you being pulled in
different directions with various demands and priorities? Possibly!
Take a pause and even a deep breath. Focus first on your
breathing then once you are relaxed you can then focus on the rest of
this month’s newsletter.
I like things that are simple, speedy
and free. Like the latest hottest trend in business known as “Mindfulness
meditation”. Other words are you in the
here and now or is your mind also thinking about your endless to do
list and 20 thousand other things.
Mindfulness meditation focuses on
improving work-related stress, work-life balance and self-care.
I am agreeable to most things that are
clearly helpful and good for wellbeing. That also helps keep one
focused on the here and what is important right here right now.
I will be interested to hear feedback on
any ones thoughts about Mindfulness Meditation especially if you find
this latest trend beneficial.
The following are three exercises (from
a much longer list) that you may like to consider. Why not give one
or two ago?
to be mindful all day long. Don’t do more than one task at a
time; finish one, start another. Paying one thing due attention,
without distractions. This is a major part of mindfulness.
to slow down your response time so you’re less emotionally reactive to
requests or demands.
an effort to unplug from technology occasionally. Allow yourself
a little time not to be distracted by emails and other 21st century
Quote for the Month
At our meeting we will be having 3 members sharing their
profiles so we can get to know them better.
Our guest speaker this month is...
Billie-Jean Potaka Ayton
Billie Jean has been Principal of Kaiti
School for the last five years. During this time the school has
had a huge turn around in all areas. Good things do not come easy and a lot of hard work has
gone into building the school into the top performing school it is
The modern learning environment is very
different from that which many of us will remember.
June's Financials will be tabled at our June Meeting.
Tuesday July the 7th
Golf Club $35
Annalise Hughes and
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
August 2015 10.15am
Regional Launch of the Women
Empowerment Principles (WEP's)
The name hippopotamus means 'river horse' . The
hippopotamus is the 3rd largest land mammal in the world and they are
highly aggressive and unpredictable. It isone of the most
dangerous animals in the world.
Our May guest speaker was Sandy
McHugh, who previously had taught at Gisborne Girls’ High School. Sandy
talked to us about the 3 years she spent in Syria teaching at a school
needed by the international staff at an Agriculture Institute, in order
to attract scientists. The remnants of the early civilisations in the
area fascinated her and much leisure time was spent amongst the ruins.
We were enthralled seeing the huge number of photos of the pre bombing
period contrasted against what remains there today. At our June
meeting we also celebrated Candle Lightening Ceremony. Candle
Lightening is a BPW tradition celebrating our achievements and to
honour our founder, Dr Lena Madesin Phillips.
• 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.
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with password lmpbpwnz1939.
Announcements by Club Members
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announcements about business or other matters to make at meetings,
please let the President know well in advance of the meeting. Otherwise
it will be at the President’s discretion.
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do so in writing. Until you do so you remain a member whether or not
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Remember: If you are aware of any member who may need a helping hand, a
listening ear or may be going through sad times, please inform a
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