Our May Meeting was the discussion and voting on the Resolutions put forward by the National Federation of WIs. They were-
‘Don’t fear the Smear’ –Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.
The decline of rural bus services‘-Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services’.
Dates for the diary
11th June – WI meeting – Singing is Easy – All Welcome
9th July – WI meeting – A talk on Safety – All Welcome
Our speaker for the April meeting was Martin Heard who gave an interesting talk and slideshow on the ‘The Gardens of Impressionism’ – Monet and the other Impressionists as gardeners and painters of gardens in France.
Dates for the Diary
21st May – Resolutions Meeting
11th June – Singing is Easy – Jayl De Lara
The speaker for our March meeting was John Shervington, our local consultant Uro-Gynaecologist. He gave us a fascinating and informative talk about female incontinence, the causes and the different treatments both surgical and non-surgical.
Don’t forget to ‘pick up those pearls girls’!!!!
Dates for your diary
9th April WI meeting-Giverny Monet’s masterpiece-Martin Heard
30th April The Three Towers Walking Tour (Quex)
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February’s meeting was a craft and social. The NFWI is a founding member of The Climate Coalition (TCC), a group of over 100 organisations and over 15 million people working for action on climate change. Every February the NFWI encourages each WI to ‘Show the Love’ for all they want to protect from climate change. Members could choose to do book folding, tile painting, making felt decorations which all had a heart theme – refreshments were a variety of delicious homemade cakes.
Dates for your diary
12/03/19 WI Meeting-Pelvic Floor-John Shervington
16/03/19 Minster WI Wine and Wisdom
23/03/19 Minster WI Coffee Morning-all welcome