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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 an inspirational speaker Beth Tweedle was when she spoke at the Federation’s Annual Council meeting at Northwich on Thursday, 14th March.
She posed for so many photographs with members at the end of the evening and I am sure there are memorable photographs being held by so many ladies.
Ann Daughtrey, Federation Treasurer, gave a clear and concise update of the Federation’s Accounts, followed by several sub-committee notices of events happening in the near future. All sub-committees have worked so hard over the last year to ensure members have a variety of activities to choose from.
As I said at the meeting, we are lucky to have such hard working members who ensure we have a vibrant Federation.
The Federation’s centenary year 2020 is quickly approaching and I am looking forward to receiving members’ items as listed in the programme which is with your Secretary. Our Centenary is about the membership and I really do want to see as many members as possible getting involved.
The Stoney Creek holiday in October 2020 was launched and flyers will be received by every WI in the April posting. Ensure you ask your Secretary for details if you are interested in being part of what should be an excellent and interesting holiday.
Can I emphasise a point I made at the Council meeting: will all WIs ensure they answer on time all invitations, requests or correspondence received from the Federation. It is time consuming having to contact many individual WIs for responses. It is particularly important that any requests for payments are answered at an early date. As explained at the meeting, had all WIs ensured their requests for Gawsworth were returned by the closing date the event would have gone ahead, the numbers were so low the decision to cancel had to be made, as low numbers would not have ensured a viable date.
I do hope many of you will volunteer to help at the Royal Cheshire Show, the forms are with your Secretary so please ensure they are returned by the due date. I look forward to seeing all the show entries which make our marquee so interesting and colourful, we have such talented members who always guarantee such exciting exhibits.
I look forward to seeing with you at Group meetings over the coming weeks, unfortunately I am not always able to attend them all but send my best wishes successful meetings.
Board of Trustees
Federation Chairman: Jean Harding
Federation Hon. Treasurer: Ann Daughtrey
Federation Vice-Chairmen: Selina Prescott, Georgina Denny, Mary Hignett.
Co-option: Ann Pye