with connections to Franklin, with the expectation that it will help towards their economic independence.
The other part of encouraging women and girls was the BPW Franklin Career Ready workshop run for school leavers in October which was well attended and well received.
The five week Brain Fit for Life run by the Memory Foundation under the
auspices of BPW Franklin was so popular it was repeated many times in
the year and it is going to be run again this February for people who want to improve and maintain their brain health as they get older.
BPW Franklin President Lee Walter says “This is a course well worth attending and is particularly suited to both men and women 50 to 70years”.
Not only do BPW Franklin advocate for the Another Good Year Anticipated
for BPW Franklin elimination of discrimination against women, they also have fun, as was demonstrated when they took part in the Pukekohe Christmas Parade.
The theme ‘150 years Then and Now’ fitted well for the membership to demonstrate the introduction of votes for women in 1893, Franklin’s
first woman mayor 1988. The organisation continues with work on the pay gap which increased in 2015.
This year is particularly exciting as the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting is taking place in Auckland with speakers from many countries including Turkey, Egypt, Kuwait, Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia and of course Australia.
BPW Franklin has meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month generally with an interesting speaker, alternatively there are discussions on issues of importance, or personal development for individual members.
Anyone interested in attending a dinner meeting or wanting information
should contact/text Noelene Johnson 021 148 0859 or visit www.bpwfranklin.org.nz