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A new Committee of the MS Bay of Plenty Society was formed at the AGM in December to map out the future of our Society. 

The Society has been through a difficult 12 months which has resulted in few funding applications submitted and financial commitments not being fully understood. This has left the Society in a very fragile situation.

Immediate decisions were taken to disestablish the roles of the Society's Field Workers and to map out a new future to meet financial obligations. This has not been an easy task for the new Committee. The wider BOP MS community has rallied in support of the Society as has a number of businesses in the region. We are very grateful for this support. 

To enable us to rebuild and keep members informed and to provide on-going services in the future we need help immediately.

Ways you may wish to show your support include:

- A donation

- Join or rejoin the Society

- Volunteer to help the Committee

- Make a targeted donation (eg to support a field worker for a period of time)

When we are in a more robust position, we can then work on how we can best serve our members in both the Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty.

Donations and membership donations can be made by internet banking to 03 0445 0236737 00 or by post to PO Box 15 309, Tauranga 3144.

Thank you for your support.

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