Website and Social Media

Website & Social Media

Chairman Rachel Hughes Contact details:  email:


CFWI on:
facebook    Facebook    twitter-birdTwitter  PinterestCFWI Pinterest   and Instagram instagram

Website and Social Media Annual Report 2017

Website and Social Media report 2016




Banking online workshop


Protecting Your WI’s Reputation Online

Anyone posting information to a website or social media on behalf of a WI has a big responsibility to all the members of that WI

It takes 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it (Warren Buffet)

In view of the recent publicity about WIs and WI members in social media and in newspaper reports we enclose some notes which contain some information you might find useful. (by kind permission of Michelmores Solicitors)

Protecting yourself online 1

Protecting yourself online 2

Don’t reproduce anyone else’s information or photographs without permission – remember copyright

Check information is correct before posting it online


Changes to Data Protection

Make sure your information is up to date.  Protect your members and their data.



Capture the data from your members so that they can access MyWI, so that you can update the MCS and so you have it on file that they agree to you using their photographs online.  Below is an idea of the information you need to collect from members.  Keep onfile in a secure place.  Do not share the information with anyone.

Members contact form


A copy of the Date Protection Bill

A guide to Data Protection Legislation

Preparing for GDPR

A guide to Data Protection


To access the new MyWI website built by NFWI for members’ exclusive use you must be on the MCS as a paid up member – check with your MCS rep or ring the office 01244 347462 or email:

You must also have an email address on the MCS as this is the way you will be sent your login details.

Here are the notes for getting access to the new website:

Logging Into The MyWI website


Information (click on this link to read further information)


During the recent Officers’ Forums the subject of ICE (In case of Emergency) was brought to the attention of members.

Members are advised that they should have an ICE number on their mobile telephones under Contacts. Simply add the number of the person who should be contacted in emergency if anything happens to you. The Emergency Services will automatically look on your telephone to determine if there is an emergency contact.

More information on how to set up ICE can be found on this link Setting up ICE

Social Media Workshops at WI House with Sue Flannery – 6 April

There was an amazing turnout with a full house this afternoon and again this evening to listen to Sue Flannery and her team from Cyberfrog Design at WI House.

Sue and Rachel have shared their memories of the day

Social Media Workshops with Cyberfrog Design

WSSM notes

Social Media Workshop Notes

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to see more messages from members about the sessions

Very many thanks to Sue and her team from Cyberfrog and to the ‘Trustee’ team who made these sessions such a success and so enjoyable for everyone.  I was really sorry not to be there with you in person due to an operation on my knee but I followed the day on social media and was there in spirit 😉  The ingredients for your ‘cupcakes’ are here in my kitchen!! I am sure you enjoyed the biscuits but thought you might like to have a go at one of the recipes I was going to make for you.  Look forward to chatting to you all on Social Media




WITea Social Media Evening, WI House Chester. 29 September

The speaker for the evening was Sue Flannery, Director of Cyberfrog Design, Webhosts and web builders of the CFWI website

Sue was a brilliant speaker and the members enjoyed an evening of chat, lots of information and cake.  Learning about using social media to communicate and promote your WI to members and non-members in the community

Sue will give talks on social media.  Get in touch if you would like further information.  Rachel Hughes


Quote of the evening from Sue:

If your WI does not have an internet presence it is Invisible to your members and potential new members.

So do take up the offer of an information page for your WI.  This is free of charge.  Email me with the details of which member of your WI would like to edit the page for your WI.  Rachel Hughes

User Protocols

Guidelines for using social media, website protocols and data protection.  Click here User Protocols for Social Media websites and emails to open the document

Use of Photographs Permission Form (click on link to download a form to print for use in your WI)

Keep yourself Safe Online

Keep Yourself Safe Online
This Link contains advice for helping you to protect yourself when using the internet 

Jennie Williams - morning speaker

Jennie Williams – morning speaker

Jennie Williams from Titan, the North West division of Action Fraud was our morning speaker at Winsford and gave members lots of helpful tips for keeping ourselves safe online

Useful Information for WIs from Titan

BT Call Protect Information

BT Call Protect

Here is some information for WI Trustees


Computer Program Courses

If your WI would like courses in any of the office suite computer courses or courses on basic computer and tablet use or webediting.  Email your web editor, Rachel Hughes if you would like a course arranging for your WI.  The courses can be run at WI House, Chester, using the computer suite in the house.  Costs for the course will be £5 per person for each 2 hour session.  A maximum of 6 people per course so that each student can have one to one tuition Here are notes for using Excel Excel Notes (pdf)

Your Website

This is your website.  Forward any news items, information or events to the office if you want them to be considered for adding to the website.  If you would like your own WI webpage for your WI on this website, email the web editor, Rachel Hughes, and she will orgainse for you to have your own dedicated page, give one of the members of your WI web editor access so you can add your own information and photographs to your page and send your notes to help you to find your way around the web editing instructions.

This webpage is free of charge

Web Editor notes

More Advanced Editing of Web Pages

Suggestions for promoting your WI:

Ludworth & Mellor (pdf of archive photographs) Promoting your WI This pdf contains ideas for promoting your WI.

Useful Logos

Right click on the image and save to your computer

WI logo

CFWI logo


Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment is the NFWI online learning site

Web link to the MOODLE

Accessing MOODLE

Step by step notes to setting yourself up on the MOODLE (click on the link below)



The Membership Communication System (MCS2) is a database of WI members’ names, addresses, email and telephone numbers as well as positions within the WI and interests. Each WI has its own MCS Rep with secure access (via unique user name and password) to enable members’ details to be added, amended or deleted as necessary. The MCS2 is primarily used to send out WI Life magazine to members as well as welcome packs to all new members, from both NFWI and CFWI. It also provides valuable information about the current membership on which future plans may be based. The MCS co-ordinator for CFWI is Valerie Ingram and both she, and the staff at WI House in Chester  (01244 347462), are available to help with any queries.  email:

For MCS Reps, Presidents and Treasurers:  Please check that details for every WI and member are up-to-date – that is that all current members are listed and all past members have been removed from the database.  Please note that it is now possible to tick a subscription paid box.  Step-by-step guides for the upgraded system (MCS2) are available on the WI Moodle and the MCS2 itself, both on the NFWI website or by clicking on the links on this page

We are running some MCS ‘Drop-in’ sessions around the county during April & May.  Contact Val Ingram if you would like to come along to one – details with your secretary.


Web link to MCS2


Social Media

Facebook Twitter StreetLife Pinterest YouTube Go On guide to the internet

If you want help setting up a Facebook Page click on the link below

How To Facebook

Sending emails

NFWI advice for taking photos for sharing

Cheshire Police Alert

Social Media Safety Checklist

BBC Webwise

WI Treasurers

Click on this link to information for Treasurers

Trustees and Officers Guide 2017

There is lots of information for WI committee members and officers available on the MOODLE.  Click on the link above to find some of the essential information you may need to refer to.


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