BPW West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast
Membership: 1974 to present
Committee –Programme Convenor
2nd Vice President: 1978 – 1979
1st Vice President: 1983
BPW NZ Federation
Member organising committee World Congress Auckland
Delegate at Women’s Suffrage 100 Celebration World Congress
Delegate Singapore 1979
Professional & Personal Insight:
- Business owner for 32 years
- City Councillor 15 years
Yvonne Copeland – Her Story:
- As a BPW member
Been a very active BPW member attending conferences in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Nelson, Taupo, Greymouth and regularly attending candle lighting at numerous clubs.
Yvonne hosted functions at her home and organised a fashion parade to raise money for the Commonwealth Games pool, St Johns Ambulance Station and School for the Deaf.
In 1995 she attended the Silver Jubilee BPW West Auckland. During her term as President :
¨ BPW West Auckland was a very active and social club
¨ had the largest membership during her term due to her promoting as a business owner in the district for 32 years and a City Councillor for 15 years.
- Yvonne says that BPW gave her the confidence to do all these things and to make some very dear friends here and abroad.
- Although West Auckland went into recess on 23 December 1995, some members still meet informally once a year.
- Since moving to Albany in 2007, Yvonne became a member of BPW Hibiscus Coast,
continues to be actively involved hosting functions
contributes on the interview panel for the Tertiary Study Award.