Following last month’s meeting, at which members were given a demonstration of Macrame by Louise Stevens, we plan to run a workshop. If you are interested, please let one of our members know so that we can keep you informed of the date.
At our next meeting on Thursday 4 th May we shall be discussing the resolution which will be put to the Annual meeting of the National Federation later in the month. The Women’s Institute is democratic and member-led, and the resolutions process is unique in putting members at the heart of decisions about campaign activity. Every issue that we campaign on stems directly from a resolution put forward by members and adopted at the Annual Meeting. WI members have a unique opportunity to turn a concern into a national campaign every year, backed by the whole of the WI. This year the resolution concerns “Clean rivers for people and wildlife” The NFWI urges its members, the wider public, local authorities and Government to make, support and promote applications for official designated bathing sites on appropriate stretches of rivers in their area. This will be as instrumental to the cleaning up of rivers as it has been for water quality improvement at coastal beaches. Since the River Lune is such a benefit to this area it is hardly surprising that this resolution is supported by our WI.
At the meeting we will also be looking ahead to the Lancashire Federation’s County Show and learning how to make Iris folded cards which members may wish to enter in the Show. Guests are welcome to come along. For the cards you will need to bring Christmas wrapping paper, Sellotape and scissors. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Victoria Institute.