Support for CHB women to study, achieve academically





BPW CHB is putting on a mid-winter Xmas dinner on Saturday, July 9 at the Pōrangahau Country Club, to raise funds for the club’s Second Chance Education Scholarship. The event will include a glass of bubbles on arrival, a sumptuous dinner, after dinner speaker Andrew Watts, and music to dance to. Watts set up his sawmilling company Watts to Millin Waipukurau, cycled the length of New Zealand and was the force behind establishing the Forest of Memories at Pukeora Hill. The evening should be a lot of fun and a great way for people to reconnect with friends and whānau and kick their heels up now that the restrictions of covid have eased. BPW’s second chance education scholarship is awarded to a CHB woman over 25 years old enrolled in tertiary study, and is designed to support women having a second go at education. Last year the scholarship was awarded to Heather Ireland-King who is training to become a nurse. Our community desperately needs more trained nurses and BPW club members were pleased to support her. An additional scholarship was awarded to Ashleigh McCormick, who is doing postgraduate study at Massey University for a Sustainable Management qualification to add to her Bachelor of Ag.Science. Both Heather and Ash received $1000 toward their education costs. BPW CHB are keen to award two scholarships again this year if possible and welcome support of their fundraiser to make this possible. Applications for the Second Chance Scholarship open on August 1, and close on September 30 — inquiries about the scholarship should be made to bpw.chb@gmail. com Tickets to the BPW Mid-winter Xmas dinner are $65 — contact Carol on 027 6937387 or Angela on 027 2811306. Transport to and from Waipawa/Waipukurau can be arranged (charge applies).