Vivienne Boyd

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Dame Vivienne Myra Boyd, DBE (née Lowe, 11 April 1926 – 13 July 2011) was a New Zealand woman active in community and public affairs. She was president of the National Council of Women (1978–1982), a member and later chair of the Consumer Council (1975–1988) and chair of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (1979–1980).

She had active lay leadership roles in the Epuni Baptist Church, and wider New Zealand Baptist roles as president of the Baptist Women’s League (1966–1968), as a member and later convenor of the Public Questions Committee (1967–1972, 1977–1979), as a member of the Baptist Union Council (1970–1985) and as president of the Baptist Union (1984–1985). She was the first woman to hold the latter two positions.

Boyd was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1983 New Year Honours,[1] and then in the 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was promoted to Dame Commander of the same order, for public and community services.[2]

Boyd died in Lower Hutt in 2011.[3]

References

  1. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 49214, 30 December 1982. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 50553, 13 June 1986. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ Donoghue, Tim (22 August 2011). "A champion of women". Dominion Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

External links

  • Carey Baptist College bio
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