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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.
Federation Chairman: Jean Harding
Federation Hon. Treasurer: Ann Daughtrey
Federation Vice-Chairmen: Selina Prescott, Georgina Denny, Mary Hignett.
Co-option: Ann Pye
ROYAL CHESHIRE SHOW
I am writing this letter the day following two most enjoyable and memorable days at the Royal Cheshire Show.
The marquee looked so lovely, the exhibits were of such a high standard, it never ceases to amaze me the ideas members have interpreting the theme of the Show. We have such talented members.
The demonstrators attracted considerable interest as did the Archive sub-committee with their stand and the various sub-committees, including Denman College. The Suffragettes on the Public Affairs stand were kept busy talking about various resolutions over 100 years as were the WI Advisers on the promotions stand and the publications stand who were constantly busy as people purchased many items.
The refreshments area and fast food areas were constantly busy with their excellent fresh food and drinks.
None of this would be possible without the large group of volunteers who keep everything running smoothly, working tirelessly through the days we are at the Show.
I have to apologise to everyone who worked so hard as I was not able to get around to everyone to offer my sincere thanks to you all in the marquee on the various shifts through the day. I was extremely busy, as was everyone, and did not manage my aim of thanking you all in person. This does not mean I did not appreciate the hard work of you all, just the opposite I appreciate the work everyone does for the Show and the Federation.
Again, a huge thank you to you all. I look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Jean Harding/Federation Chairman
Very best wishes to all Cheshire members for a Happy New Year.
Many of you will be taking office in your WI for the first time or continuing in the role for another year and I wish you all success but please remember if you need advice do not hesitate to contact your WI Adviser, she will be only too pleased to help in any way she can.
Can I remind you it is time to purchase your tickets for the Annual Meeting to be held on 10th March at Sandbach High School which I would point out, is only 9 miles east of Winsford. By now you will all be aware that we can no longer use the Lifestyle Centre at Winsford for our meetings so the Trustees are looking at various venues for meetings so they can be held in different parts of the Federation. We have also listened to members asking for some meetings to be held on Saturday to make it possible for those who work to attend.
At this meeting Diane Coulton will be stepping down after 10 years as Federation Treasurer. Diane has worked tirelessly for the Federation and will be greatly missed.
Trustee, Judith Kennedy will also be stepping after four years on the Board during which time she has made a valuable contribution to the Federation.
The morning speaker is James Johnson, Independent Age’s National Wellbeing Manager the North West. The afternoon speaker, Chris Lubbe came highly recommended as an inspiring speaker who was a body guard to Nelson Mandela.
I look forward to seeing you on the day.
Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th October at the Storyhouse in Chester. The speaker is yet to be confirmed but please put the date in your diary.
It is an exciting time for the Federation as we experience new venues and I hope members will enjoy the year as we meet in new places.
Jean Harding ~ Chairman of the Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes