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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.
What a busy but very enjoyable few days I have had. Last weekend was the Federation’s weekend at Denman College. The whole event was expertly planned and organised by our Denman Ambassador, Lyn Hand to whom we owe a huge thank you. The experience was as good as ever, I met members I already knew and got to know many more. Courses went well and Saturday evening saw some superb entertainment. Members from other Federations attending courses were very complimentary as to how Cheshire members included them at all times. Please read Lyn’s report which can be found under Denman on this website.
My congratulations go to Hilary Crompton, Leasowe WI for being awarded The Order of Mercy for her distinguished voluntary work. Also Poynton WI member, Gillian Wilson demonstrated her skills by gaining 1st prize in NFWI craft competition “Something Old – something New”. Then Little Sutton Sapphires WI made the Mail of Sunday with their Braskets. I was driving through Little Sutton on the A41 and it was lovely to see all the braskets hanging from the traffic light railings. They certainly were proving of interest to passersby. I wish to thank you all for raising the Federation’s profile recently.
The Federation stand at the Nantwich Show generated considerable interest and I had many interesting conversations with ladies of various ages expressing their reasons for wanting to join the WI. Many members stopped to chat which is always a chance for me to catch up with the different things happening throughout the Federation and individual WIs. Thank you to everyone who stopped to talk. My thanks also go to Zeta Emmett, Trustee, who helped man the stand, it was a long but enjoyable day.
A reminder: CFWI Headquarter, Chester is closed for August but be assured mail and landline telephone calls will be dealt with on a regular basis.
Jean Harding ~ Chairman of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes
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