Members

Donations

BDS is a registered charitable trust and non-profit serving New Zealand book groups and clubs since 1973.

We aim to create a fairer, kinder, happier New Zealand through promoting book groups as places where people can connect, learn, be inspired, and grow together.

If you would like to make a donation to WEA Book Discussion Scheme Charitable Trust in support of this goal you can give quickly and easily via our Givealittle page. You will automatically be sent a receipt for tax purposes.

donate 

Or, if you prefer, you can choose one of the payment methods below.

Payment Methods

  • Online — Choose 'Donations' in the 'Order Products' facility of the Convenor section of the website
  • Internet Banking — 02 0800 0726088 000 (use your name as a reference)
  • Cheque — Please make out to Book Discussion Scheme

If using one of the above payment methods, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to

  • advise us of your payment
  • provide your full name and address for the tax receipt if you need one


Sponsor a Book Set

Sponsor a set of 12 new books for the catalogue and choose your own personal message for the dedication sticker inside.

This is a lovely way to honour a past member, or just let others know that you support BDS.

Choose a title to sponsor from the list below, or let us choose for you, then email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with

  • the title of the book you'd like to sponsor
  • your dedication message
  • advice of your payment method
     
Titles currently available for sponsorship:

Fiction

  • Allegra in Three Parts
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
  • Machines Like Me
  • The Offing
  • Once Upon a River
  • A Single Thread
  • Something to Live For
  • Such a Fun Age
  • Taking tom Murray Home
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • The Testaments
  • Thing You Save in a fire
  • The Widows of Malabar Hill
  • A Woman is no Man
  • Your House will Pay

Non Fiction

  • The Arsonist
  • The Body
  • Catch and Kill
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads
  • The Honey Bus
  • Husna’s Story
  • Nine Pints
  • The Note through the Wire
  • The Pianist of Yarmouk
  • These Two Hands
  • War Doctor

 

Bequests

Help us to continue the BDS traditions of quality reading, excellent company and lively discussion for generations to come. If you wish to make a bequest or leave a legacy for the BDS in your will, the following is suitable wording:

“To the FWEA Book Discussion Scheme (BDS), the sum of $____________ for the general purposes of the BDS. I declare that the receipt of the Chairperson of the FWEA Book Discussion Scheme Sub-committee will be sufficient for my Trustee(s) or Executor(s).”

A printable version of the above wording is available here.

The Book Discussion 
Scheme is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand
BDS is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations
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