SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S INSTITUTES
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In 1920 the Yorkshire Federation was formed. It was divided into 5 separate Federations in 1983. They become known as North Yorkshire East, North Yorkshire West, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.
As many other Federations will be celebrating their Centenaries in the next few years we did not want Yorkshire to miss out.
Therefore, we will be celebrating the Centenary of the Yorkshire Federations in 2020. Each Federation will be arranging their own event which members from the other 4 Federations will be able to attend.
Here in South Yorkshire we are looking at the Industrial Heritage of the area and our month for displays and events will be in June 2020. A Service of Celebration will be held in the York Minster on 29 February 2020 to start off this very special year.
We would like members to design a marketable item as a momento for 2020. Your Secretary will be receiving the Schedule with May News 'n' Views. A copy can be downloaded from the 'Downloads' Page on this website or requested from the Federation Office.
We really look forward to receiving your entries.
To enable newly formed WIs and members the opportunity to order our newsletter throughout the year, we have structured a pro rata price list as follows:-
Quarterly Postal copy of the Newsletter Costs Electronic version of the Newsletter costs
Feb-Jan (full year) £5 £30
May-July £3.50 £22.50
Aug-Oct £2.50 £15.00
Nov-Jan £1.50 £7.50
Suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters. Come and learn a new skill or dabble in the things you love! At least 2 'Make and Take' with many different crafts to learn.
Cost: £4 per session which includes materials and tools. Please contact Sandra Crawford to book your place by telephone or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7 June 2017 Delegates voted to pass 2 Resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns.
Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans
The resolution was passed with 98.9% of the vote.
Votes cast in favour: 6132. Votes cast against: 157
Delegates voted to pass the above resolution which calls on the UK Government and industry to take action to address the problem of microplastic contamination of our oceans by supporting and developing innovative solutions. Microplastic fibres are released from synthetic clothing every time it is washed. As they are so small they aren't caught by filtration equipment and can end up in our oceans where they are ingested by marine wildlife.
The resolution was passed with 69.3% of the vote.
Votes cast in favour: 4334. Votes cast against: 1919
Delegates voted in support of this year’s NFWI resolution to ‘alleviate loneliness’. The resolution seeks to ensure that people who are lonely, or at risk of loneliness, are identified at the earliest possible opportunity to enable them to access the appropriate support and assistance. It calls on every WI and the NFWI to work in partnership with health and social care providers and their local communities to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness to help achieve this.
After receiving feedback from members informing us that the new Federation Badge magnet was not strong enough to go through some materials, we have now sourced a new magnet.
These are available to buy for 75p and can be fitted to existing badges. The new price of the badge, complete with new magnet is £4.25.
Pink Ladies WI in Doncaster formed on 5 June.
We have been obtaining quotes for Hotels in the area and to stay in Cardiff itself is proving very expensive at £125 b&b only! We have therefore opted to book the 4* Hampton by Hilton in Bristol city centre. The cost of a twin room will be £95 including breakfast and evening meal. More details and an Application Form will be sent to all WIs later in the year.