Jenny Brittain, BPW NZ Awards Chair, announced the following Awards for 2016

Community Achievement Award (Helping Your Local Community)

Each year many BPW Clubs contribute positively for the betterment of their local communities.   This not only benefits many organisations and individuals in the communities but also recognises the involvement of BPW both locally and nationally.
This award is presented by the Federation annually and is judged on the clubs participation and .involvement with the project.  It includes both annual projects and new initiatives.


Community Achievement Award presented by Hellen Swales VP Issues to Glenys Hayward, President, BPW Franklin

 Harrison-Lee membership Award  

This Award is made annually at Conference to the club that has had the highest percentage increase in membership for the calendar year ending 31st March prior to Conference.


BPW NZ VP Membership Robyn Davison presenting Harrison Lee Membership Award to Central Hawkes Bay whose membership rose 11.7%

Daphne Chapman Award

The Daphne Chapman Award is to be awarded annually by the Federation for the promotion of the image of BPW New Zealand.
This includes actions which may have been undertaken within the Club, local or national community, which promote the vision of BPW New Zealand.
The nominee needs to show how the skills of communication, leadership, training, and originality have been used.
Alix Hayward Newsletter Award   
This award is presented at Conference to the club which is judged to have displayed the best standard of communication during the previous year, primarily through the club newsletter.


BPW NZ Executive Secretary, Christine Edney, presents the Alix Hayward Gavel Award to Liz Hall, BPW Franklin


Pauline Gapper Nepal Literacy Award

The Nepal Prayer Lamp is awarded annually to the Club that raises the most money for the literacy programme
BPW Hibiscus Coast (waiting for a photo)

Brooker Marketing Award

This is a trophy presented at Conference each year to a Club that has been the most effective in marketing BPW through an activity they have completed during the previous year.
Clubs can make their application by sending a report of the activity to the Chair of the Project Committee .by 1st March.


BPW NZ Treasurer, Sandra White, presents the Brooker Marketing Award to Helen Cook, BPW Hawera


Anne Todd-Bell Award

This Award is presented at the Federation Conference to the BPW Club that in the previous year, has most actively pursued an issue which related to the status of women.


PP & Life Member Anne Todd, presents the Anne Todd Bell Award to BPW Kaitaia President Pam Dawson, and Ciaran Torrington.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was established at Conference 2013.
This award is not a competition but is intended to give national recognition to those members who may never attain leadership higher than club level but who  are the backbone of a club and therefore, the BPW NZ organisation.  She would be a member who:

  • who has given meritorious service in any capacity to BPW NZ at Club level for at least five years.
  • Goes that extra mile (or 10 thousand) working in the background,  enabling others to step up and move forward to higher levels.
  • Above all, demonstrates commitment to the Aims of BPW.


Club Presidents will take back certificates to their Club members.  Winners are:  Heather Walden (Franklin), Jan Shand (Huntly & Districts), Catherine Crisp (Gisborne), Trish Leahy (Upper Hutt, Donna Harrison (Kaitiaia) all presented by Lorraine Cameron.


Club Presidents Award


BPW NZ President Vicky Mee presents Sally Smith (BPW Warkworth) with the Club Presidents Award

Club of the Year

BPW NZ Executive instituted this Award to commence at Conference 2007, and is given to the club that   has best demonstrated the BPW International Aims over the previous year.


Winners of the Club of the Year Award are BPW Gisborne

Key to Achievement Gold Keys

Presented by Robyn Davison BPW NZ VP Membership, (?) , (?) , Robyn Davison (?) Hellen Swales (Wellington), Sally Smith (Warkworth)


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