Cheshire Annual Council Meeting – 14 March 2019

Nine members from Whitley WI attended the Cheshire WI Federation Annual Council Meeting.  This was held at  Northwich Memorial Hall on Thursday 14th March 2019 in the evening.

Notes from the meeting

The Chairman, Jean Harding, thanked the team at Cheshire for all their support and hard work which makes Cheshire Federation so successful.  The following items were covered:End of year finance was discussed and the bank account looked healthy. Some money is being allocated to updating White Friars. Some of the Cheshire events may be subsidised this year.

Two of Cheshire WI have been running for 100 years this years.

Seven new judges in Cheshire.

2020 is an important year for Cheshire Federation as it is their centenary. Members are encourage to do something memorable next year to acknowledge this. More news will be in April’s Cheshire news.

Cheshire federation have arranged a holiday to Canada 1-9th October 2020. Details will be in Cheshire news.

A new website will go live at the end of the March 2019.

The financial statement was presented by Ann Daughtrey.

New treasurers are encourage to attend the workshops being offered in March as there are a number of changes to the role of the treasurer.

WI’s are encouraged to reply to invites as soon as possible and even if not attending.

Data protection – When fit for purpose form completed they need to be stored securely by each WI.

Craft and Art – Denman is hoping to offer a Silver clay workshop next year. Cheshire Federation will be organising another craft workshop near Christmas time again this year.  170 people are attending the literary lunch this month at Christleton.

The 500th edition of the Cheshire News will be issued in June 2019

Helpers are still needed for the Cheshire Show.

Resolutions for this year have had a good number of results this year. Hoping for even more next year. The chosen 2 for this year are – the decline in the local bus service and Don’t fear the smear. There will be 2 meetings to help inform members about the resolutions. Expert speakers will be available to facilitate discussions.

At the end of the formal proceedings Beth Tweddle gave a very interesting talk about her life as a gymnast, and the amazing experience of being a gold medallist at the London Olympics.

Jean

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