SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S INSTITUTES
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Information, Delegate and Observer Forms are with your WI Secretary. Forms are also available for members to download from the 'Downloads' page on this website.
If it is your WIs turn to provide the Delegate, please consider this important role, it is very interesting and FREE OF CHARGE. Members can apply for an Observer ticket priced at £20. We are running a Federation coach with an overnight stay at the Hilton Hotel in Bristol which in total will cost £105 based on a shared twin room, this includes, your ticket, bed, breakfast and evening meal.
NFWI Annual meetings are always very interesting with really good Speakers and of course the Resolutions will be discussed and voted on.
NFWI Board of Trustees has set the 2018 subscription at
This will be distributed:-
Thank you to all those members who entered this Competition.
The winner is Joan Senior of Whiston Afternoon WI.
Joan's entry will now go to the next round when entries from all of the Yorkshire Federations will be judged and a final winner chosen whose design will be printed on the merchandise to be sold for the Centenary.
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 email@example.com. No commitment, simply 'dip in and out' as you wish.
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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.