BPW Melbourne North-West

(formerly BPW Doutta Galla)

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BPW Melbourne North-West April 2015

Our Details

Melbourne North-west
What's on this Month

Check the Events Section for details

Meeting date

3rd Week Monday
6.30 for 7pm start

Meeting place

Pascoe Vale Hotel
12 Railway Parade
Pascoe Vale

Our contact details

President: Janet McLean

Our mailing address

PO Box 32, Essendon North VIC 3041

Email bpwmelbnw@gmail.com

0408 341 274

About our club

BPW Doutta Galla was formed in 1960 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2010. After half a decade of service to women and the community in the north-west of Melbourne, it was time to look resolutely into the future, and in March 2011 Doutta Galla therefore took on a new name: BPW Melbourne North-West.

The Club adopted a new Constitution and a new Strategic Action Plan to move into the future with renewed vigour, and has worked hard and successfully to expand membership. BPW Melbourne North-West continues to encourage members to share and expand their knowledge, while also identifying issues that affect women in the wider community and finding practical and positive ways to address them.

At BPW Australia's national conference in November 2013, BPW Melbourne North-West won both the Award for Best Annual Report and the Award for Highest Membership Growth.  Our member Mayase Jere took home the Young BPW Australia Award.

BPW Melbourne North-West is proud to continue supporting the Probus Women’s Housing Project. Over the past 45 years, this project has provided much needed accommodation for women in need. Five members of Melbourne North-West sit on the Probus Committee of Management. BPW Melbourne North-West members have also been involved at executive level in both BPW Australia and BPW International.

We actively encourage guests to join us at our regular dinner meetings and other events and invite you to contact us so that we can put you on our list to receive email updates of our meetings.



The Club joins other BPW clubs across Australia to work on issues such as Pay Equity and Paid Parental Leave. Locally, the Club has run many community projects over the years.  Most recently the focus has been on an innovative project to raise awareness of violence against young women in the workplace, focusing on small and medium-size enterprises in the Moonee Valley area. The 'Total Respect Workplace' project has been shared across Australia. For its 2014 international project, the Club has joined with Soroptomists Melbourne to raise awareness and funds to support the economic empowerment of widows in remote areas of Nepal.

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