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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.
I enjoyed the NFWI AGM at the Echo Arena, Liverpool so much as it was such a positive and informative day. The discussions on the Resolutions were certainly thought provoking
and delegates will be able to cascade considerable information to members. It was lovely to meet up with so many Cheshire members, especially as we sat in the wonderful sunshine having lunch. The Liverpool band, The Retros, had the members dancing in the aisles and they certainly took me back to my teenage years at the Cavern Club. It ensured we all left the meeting feeling on a high having enjoyed the day. Janice Langley, Chair of NF can be pleased that her last meeting had been a great success. Janice stands down following four years of dedication and hard work, she certainly deserves a relaxing ‘retirement’. We have been told that Janice’s successor is Lynne Stubbings who certainly deserves the appointment and she has the Federation’s warmest congratulations. I have sent cards to both Janice and Lynne expressing Cheshire Federation’s best wishes.
Closer to home, I have to announce that Diane Coulton, Federation Honorary Treasurer will be stepping down in March 2018. Diane has worked tirelessly and with such dedication during her 10 years in the position and several years before that in various roles as a Trustee on the Board.
There is no doubt Diane will be greatly missed and I cannot thank her enough on behalf of the Federation for the work she had undertaken. However, I am pleased to say that Diane will continue as Exhibition Secretary of the Royal Cheshire Show. Enjoy your leisure time Diane, you certainly deserve it.
The Royal Cheshire Show is nearly upon us and I know that many members will be putting finishing touches to their exhibits which will all play their part in ensuring our marquee will look spectacular. I know we are in for two very enjoyable days when members show the public how talented they are but also through the various display boards we can highlight our fantastic organisation and what we have to offer. I look forward to meeting many of you over the two days of the Show.
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