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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.
Members of the Federation have now returned from Bournemouth where they attended a most interesting and inspiring NFWI AGM which was expertly lead, as always, by Lynne Stubbings NF Chair. The content of the meeting was xcellent which lead to an extremely informative and enjoyable day.
As Chairman I was so proud when Dorothy Monks, Lower Withington WI, was presented with the Huxley Cup, The Huxley Cup is a prestigious award by NFWI for flowering arranging and the competition is open to all Federations who can send one representative. The member chosen is given the theme, flowers etc on the day and has to then produce an exhibit. Dorothy successfully fought off the competition to bring the Trophy to Cheshire. Congratulations and thank you Dorothy.
The next proud moment was when Sheila Knott of Disley WI took to the stage to propose the Resolution ‘Don’t Fear The Smear’, which she did with sincerity and clarity. All the hard work put into formulating this Resolution, and believe me it is very hard work, resulted in the resolution gaining a 97% majority! What an excellent result for all concerned. Congratulations and thank you Sheila. My thanks also go to Mary Hignett and Hazel Fogg for the superb travel arrangements, together with all Cheshire delegates who travelled on the coach, we an extremely enjoyable couple of days. I enjoyed meeting old friends and making many new ones, everyone was so friendly and it was lovely to chat with members whilst in the hotel. Members from Cheshire who didn’t travel on the coach also came forward to talk to us once we were in the venue, all were saying how much they were enjoying the atmosphere of the day. To see pictures of the day please click here.
Plans are all ready underway for next year when the meeting will be held at the Royal Albert Hall, details will be forwarded to WIs later in the year.
Thank you again to everyone who contributed to making this an extremely special event.
Look forward to seeing you at the Cheshire Show.
Board of Trustees
Federation Chairman: Jean Harding
Federation Hon. Treasurer: Ann Daughtrey
Federation Vice-Chairmen: Selina Prescott, Georgina Denny, Mary Hignett.
Co-optiona: Alia el Asmar and Wendy Morris