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With the Cheshire Federation of Women's Institutes you will benefit from having your voice heard and making a real impact on local, national and international issues. We offer the opportunity to learn, develop and pass on new skills, to belong to something special, make friends, work as a team and have fun with events.
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With the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes you will benefit from having your voice heard and making a real impact on local, national and international issues. We offer the opportunity to learn, develop and pass on new skills, to belong to something special, make friends, work as a team and have fun with events.
The WI offers all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women. We can help you to expand your horizons and make new friends, take up new interests, learn new crafts and develop new skills. The Women’s Institute is the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK with 205,000 members in England, Wales and the Islands. Its concerns range from climate change to cooking, from crafts to community projects, from healthy eating to Fairtrade fortnights, from traditional values to new friendships.
It was lovely to see so many members attending the Winsford Autumn meeting on 4th October and what a lovely atmosphere. Angela Rippon made an excellent speaker and what an inspiring lady, full of energy and stamina.
The only sad part of the day was acknowledging that our Federation Secretary, Linda Cooper will be retiring at the end of this month. Linda has been with us since August 2009 during which time she has worked tirelessly with great professionalism and dedication. Words cannot express how much we appreciate all Linda has done for the Federation. We could not have asked for a better Secretary, she has always been hard working, pleasant and extremely calm when dealing with members and everyday problems. She will be greatly missed and we wish her a well deserved, long and happy retirement.
Linda’s successor is Hazel Fogg who will be joining us on 17th October. We extend a very warm welcome to Hazel and look forward to working with her.
Please remember that if you have any queries regarding your WI please contact you WI Adviser and not the Office. This should always be the case but I know it will help Hazel immensely as she settles into her new position.
As I visit WIs and Group meetings I am amazed at the musical entertainment being provided by members. I would be interested to hear from any WI with a choir, duo, soloist, musicians, pianists, bell ringers, etc. I feel we have a wealth of talent in the Federation that could be used at future events. Please send you information to me by email, email@example.com or by letter to WI House in Chester. Even if you know I am aware of your choir, etc. please send in your details so I can start a new folder of information. I really look forward to hearing from you.
I am looking forward to welcoming members to the Winsford Academy on Friday, 21st October when the Federation has joined with the Weaver Valley WI Choir for an evening of entertainment to raise funds for the Denman Appeal. Tickets cost £8, apply to WI House, Chester. A night not to be missed.
This month you will receive details of Christmas at White Friars/Archives Exhibition. Why not make a day of it by doing Christmas shopping in Chester and visiting WI Headquarters? A warm welcome awaits you all.
Jean Harding ~ Chairman of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes
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