Membership Renewals due 1st April.

It is now that time of year when your membership to Multiples Bay of Plenty is due for renewal. If you would like to renew your membership, please complete the Membership Renewal form. If you decide to renew as a premium member, our bank account details will be emailed to you once you submit the form.  We will be in touch as soon as possible.

Please note that all memberships and renewals can take a few weeks to process, should you have any concerns please contact us directly.

Thank you.

Movie fundraising event

Multiples Bay Of Plenty invites you to a special Mothers Day screening of ‘Life of the Party’ to raise funds for our charity, which supports our community of parents, caregivers, siblings, twins, triplets and higher order multiples.
We would love for you to join us at Rialto Cinema, Tauranga, Sunday 13th May 2018 from 6.45pm. (Movie starts at 7.30pm)

There will be desert/nibbles provided and some amazing raffles to enter on the night.
There is a bar to purchases drinks or other snacks if you so desire.

Please fill out the form below to reserve your ticket or Get Tickets Tickets are $20.00 per person.
Could you please fill out a form for each ticket ordered (payment can be made in one transaction).

Tickets are limited and sold on a first in first served basis so please pay promptly to avoid disappointment.
Once payment is cleared your ticket/s will be emailed to you.

Watch the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mupW5smhT4A

Click here to order tickets:
https://goo.gl/forms/Y9efns9GjL3bfmr82

We are all looking forward to a fun night out – Thank you!

2017 Christmas Party

Our 2017 Christmas Party is scheduled for 17th December 10:30-1:30pm at Classic Flyers at the Mount.

This event is free for our Premium Members. $16 per child for General Members and $5 per additional adult attending (grandparents, aunts, uncles etc).

This includes:
* Access to the Torpedo Park kids play area
* Full access to the main museum
* Use of the Pedal planes (suitable for under 5 years)
* Use of the Super Hero Shooting Gallery (suitable for 3 years and above)
* Rides on the vintage fire engine for every child attending
* Loot bags for every paying child attending
* Kids party food for all the kids (age 2 to 5 years)

Food will be provided. If you or your child has specific alergy requirements, please bring your own snacks. Please also bring a small, named gift for each child attending as Santa is coming along to wish everyone a happy Christmas.

 

Club of the year 2017!

We are incredibly proud to announce that Multiples Bay of Plenty received the award for Club of the Year at the annual Multiples NZ Gala Awards Dinner a few weeks ago.

We were up against some pretty stiff competition so to end up with this result was both exhilarating…and humbling. What an honour it is to be recognised alongside other clubs and charities all doing their best to support local communities.

As president, I cannot say enough about the determination, dedication, love and support that our various committee members have shown over the last few years and it has been such a privilege to work alongside them. What an inspiring bunch of women!

To those of you who have supported us, and continue to do so, thank you.

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And to all the members of our community, please know that this award reflects your own support and constant contribution towards the charity. So thank-you and well done! We love being on this journey together

It really does take a village, doesn’t it, and we are so grateful that our village is here in the BOP xxx

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Fundraiser – Bad Moms 2 (6th November)

Multiples Bay of Plenty invites you to a special screening of ‘Bad Moms 2’ to raise funds for our charity, which supports our community of parents, caregivers, siblings, twins, triplets and higher order multiples. We would love for you to join us at Rialto Cinema, Tauranga, Monday 6th November @ 7pm.

Please fill out the form below to reserve your ticket. Tickets are $20.00 per person.
Could you please fill out a form for each ticket ordered (payment can be made in one transaction).

https://goo.gl/forms/aPI5O5x0fGuuTAlG2 (click on this link)

Tickets are limited and sold on a first in first served basis, so please pay promptly to avoid disappointment. Once payment is cleared, your ticket/s will be emailed to you.

We are all looking forward to a fun night out – Thank you!

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2017 Multiples NZ National Conference: 6-8 October

Registrations for full weekend delegation will close on the 29th September 5pm. Registrations for day sessions and the two evening events will close on 3rd October 5pm.

There is more to Conference than just the bringing together of professionals to educate, motivate and stimulate your passion towards multiple births. It’s also about comradery, networking, supporting, sharing the burden and strengthening your village.

In a society where the village has dwindled and day to day pressures include but are not limited to financial, psychological and stereotypes; it’s even more important to strip back your world that you have entered and realise that there are others like you, others who have been there done that and survived and some that are not surviving and actually may need YOUR support.

If there’s one thing I will always remember from my time as a mother to newborn twins, it’s the support other seemingly just as busy multiple mums gave me…. Why? Because, they said, someone did it for us now we get to be there for you. I have tried to emanate this on my journey to toddlerhood and whenever I can, I have reached out to other multiple mums and offered them a hand. It’s the little things that count.

Registering for conference and walking beside other multiples families means more to others than you might think. Suggesting to a friend to join you for the half day sessions on Under 5s, may be just what they need to recharge their batteries. Sponsoring a friend or family member to a night out on the Friday and a half day at conference on newborns could be just with the doctor ordered – better than any prescribed medication. Never underestimate the effect of what you may seem is a small gesture, grab a ticket today.

A weekend at Conference can also offer YOU the chance to refill your cup; starting with a Friday afternoon jaunt to Newmarket. When was the last time you got to wander the streets, take in a movie, browse the shops, sit and have a coffee child free? When you get back it’s Wellness Time. Your delegate ticket will offer you 3 hours of pampering. Eight organisations will be on hand to support you and our guest speaker Nikki Zanchi will remind you to put yourself first. The tapas meal and cash bar will allow you to spoil yourself without having to wipe up any mess – we will do that for you!. You will receive one free pamper session choosing from massage, skincare or make up, with the option to buy another session for $10. Natalie Jane from Be Organised will be present to discuss getting your life on track by removing clutter. She will offer suggestions on being organised to de-stress your everyday life (Event also sold separately – see our facebook event on how to register).

Saturday and Sunday mornings you can join us in the quad for free Yoga or take a 45 minute power walk around Cornwall Park. A chance to untangle your body and clear your mind for the day ahead.

After a full day of information overload, the gala evening on Saturday night is a chance to let your hair down. An evening of Glitz and Glam with partners welcome, a three course meal and cash bar – at the new home of The Americas Cup. Book the babysitter and find those sparkly jewels, we will celebrate tonight all that there is to remember about the wonderful world of multiples. PORSE Volunteer Awards will provide formal recognition to some hard working people throughout the clubs in New Zealand, and Multiples NZ will pay their respects to the committee members who give so much of their time and energy to support families. If there is ever a night where you need to be reminded just what a wonderful job you are doing, then this is it. (Event also sold separately – see our facebook event on how to register).

Having sat and listened to those that have attended conference in the past, the things they always reminisce about are the connections they have made and the ‘things’ they got up to The information is a necessity for growth but the memories are what last a lifetime.

Changes to Multiples Bay of Plenty on Facebook

As well as our public page, we also have three closed groups:

Please note that you need to be a General or Premium member to join a group. Go to www.multiplesbop.org.nz (free and paid memberships are available).

Our 2017/2018 committee!

A big thank-you to everyone who attended our AGM last night and congratulations to those voted in to the volunteer roles for the year ahead.

A special welcome to our two newest committee members – Nicole and Emelia. It’s fantastic to have you on board and thanks again for getting involved!

The committee for 2017/18 is as follows:

President: Lauren King
Secretary and Editor: Anita Rapson
Treasurer: Amanda Paprzik
Membership Coordinator: Sarah White
New Parent Liaison: Jo Carswell
Kids Club Coordinator: Danelle Bain
Tiny Tots Coordinator: Emelia Vecchi
Support Coordinator: Nicole Santos

Jo Liddell will also continue to serve as our primary contact for the Rotorua region – thank you so much Jo!

We did not fill the position of Fundraising and Social Awareness Coordinator so will continue to recruit for this position over the coming months.

An exciting year ahead!