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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.
Many of you will remember Minty Day of Over Peover WI, Minty was a wonderful lady who worked tirelessly for the WI. Sadly, she died earlier this year but fortunately she had been interviewed by members of the Centenary Committee a couple of months earlier and her interview can be seen on our website, a truly remarkable lady. I recently received a letter from Minty’s solicitor telling me she had left £500 to the Federation in her Will, a very kind gesture on Minty’s part and very much appreciated by the Federation. The Board of Trustees will ensure the money is well spent on an item for Headquarters which will also bear a plaque recording Minty’s generosity.
I am delighted to announce that the Federation’s March Annual Meeting will take place of 14th March 2019 at Northwich Memorial Court in the evening, when the guest speaker will be Beth Tweddle. I have been fortunate enough to hear Beth talk and she is an inspirational speaker, I know we are in for an extremely interesting evening. The Trustees have decided on an evening event having listened to members requests following the Forums last year. We have had our weekday event at Storyhouse, a Saturday meeting at Sandbach in March this year and now we are trying an evening meeting. I do remember the first ever Council Meeting I attended was an evening meeting at the then Winsford Civic Hall. I look forward to welcoming members to Northwich Memorial Court.
The first weekend of this month all Federation Chairmen and Federation Treasurers meet in Nottingham to attend NFWI Annual National Council. It is an opportunity to hear NFWI’s plans for the future and to exchange ideas and views with other Federations. It will be Ann Daughtrey’s first experience of ANC since she has taken up the position of Federation Treasurer. I know it will be a most enjoyable experience for her.
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