Membership Wellington: 1984
Wellington: 2002 to 2005
Mana : 2005 to present
President Tauranga (3 times)
BPW NZ Federation
National Health Chair: 1998-2000
Member of conference organizing committee chaired by Anne Todd, held in Tauranga, 1994
Professional & Personal Insight:
- From Scotland via Queensland Margaret arrived in NZ in 1975.
- Joined the NZ midwifery workforce in 1977 at Hutt Hospital, then Kenepuru and moved to Tauranga Hospital in 1990.
- Retired in 1997.
Margaret Clark – Her story:
- Reason for joining BPW:
To meet other people who were not nurses [we all talk shop]
Was attracted by an article in the “Contact” now called the “Wellingtonian”
Found plenty of like minded women while also enjoying a night away from kids and cooking
”BPW have given me so much in interest, learning and companionship that I will continue as long as they will have me!”
- During her time as Health Chair:
Very interesting time with the start of plans for Primary health organizations and decentralization of decision making in the health sector
Contributed to the rationale for a remit condemning female genital mutilation [circumcision] which was passed at Congress.