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Founders' Day

Founders' Day 2020

Each year we celebrate Founders’ Day to pay tribute to the visionaries of the original Selwyn Village, to our other Selwyn villages we have since established, and the continued growth of The Selwyn Foundation.

Alas, here in 2020 we find ourselves in a new world, one where celebrations are put on hold or celebrated within our own bubbles. On 22 May 2020, we ask that you take the time to think back to our Founders and to those who came after who have continued to work tirelessly towards the love and care of New Zealand’s older people.

We extend our congratulations to Dr Kay Hawk awarded the honour of Life Member and Lorraine Sobotka and Dr Bart Nuysink awarded the honour of Companion this year. Next year we hope to bring the Selwyn family together as we have done in other years to celebrate this special day and honour our 2020 and 2021 new life members and companions and those passed.

Below you'll find a booklet on The History and the Celebration of Founders' Day.