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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.
Congratulations to the Cheshire News team on the 500th edition, a real milestone in its history. The team, under the excellent guidance of Editor, Chris Bailey and those before them, have worked tirelessly to produce an interesting, informative and useful newsletter. I know it is read from cover to cover by many and gives numerous ideas for future meetings, speakers and activities.
A huge thank you to every member ever involved in its production, your hard work has been much appreciated by many.
June is an extremely busy month in the Federation calendar. First we have the NFWI Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. Delegates will be reporting to their respective WIs regarding the content of the meeting together with the outcome of the Resolution votes. I know those who attend thoroughly enjoy the experience of both the meeting and being with fellow members whilst travelling to the event and social time in the hotel. Full details of the AGM will appear in WI Life and on the NFWI Website.
Then we have the Royal Cheshire Agricultural Show, a showcase for the many talents of members and to publicise Cheshire Federation. I look forward to welcoming members and visitors to the marquee. A full report will appear in the August edition of Cheshire News.
It has been brought to my attention that WIs are sponsoring individuals either in this country or abroad. As the WI is a charity we are not allowed to make such an undertaking according to Charity Law.
I must apologise if members have experienced problems contacting Chester Headquarters by telephone. We have been updating our telephone system and as a result there have been a few teething problems but hopefully the situation has now been resolved.
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