Avoid Food Waste, Address Food Poverty

  Get involved with our food waste survey: Complete our short questionnaire about some of your food buying (and wasting) habits. The questionnaire can be found online atwww.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFWIFoodWaste and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Visit your local supermarket to help with our supermarket investigation. A downloadable copy of the survey can be found here. […]

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Carers Welcome

Our Carers Welcome campaign is calling on all acute and mental health hospitals to take steps to allow the family carers of those with dementia, greater access to their loved one while they are on the ward. Whether that’s by extending visiting hours or allowing carers to stay the night on the ward, the objective […]

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Save the date! Show the Love in February 2017

The WI will again be supporting the Climate Coalition’s ‘For the Love of’ campaign to raise awareness of climate change in February 2017. This campaign has proved very popular with members, and next year we will have even more ways that you and your WI can get involved. To register to receive a campaign pack […]

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Public Affairs

Judith Abrams (Chairman) Lyn Brister (Vice Chairman) Andrea Neale (Vice Chairman) Fiona Cattermole, Jane Bird, Maureen Hindle, Elizabeth Haines, Philippa Croft and Lindsey Peters.  Public Affairs aims to help members to turn their concerns into campaigns and resolutions and then to help all WIs to support all resolutions passed at the annual meeting. ACWW AND EWA […]

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FEWI CENTENARY 2017

The Board of Trustees would like to invite all WIs in Essex to join in the celebrations and hold their own Tea Party/Lunch/or Evening event on or around 21st June 2017. We will be holding a competition of photographs for the most interesting and original photos of your events.  We will also display as many […]

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Members’ Memo – September

News in brief from your Membership Advisory Committee: You may recall that before Christmas your committee received a questionnaire as part of an overall audit being performed on the membership committee. The result have now been compiled in a report – a version of which will be with you before Christmas.  It is hoped that […]

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Cookery & Creative Crafts

 We organise day courses and demonstrations in all aspects of cookery, flower arranging and a wide variety of crafts, to appeal to as wide a cross section of members as possible, in line with the WI ethos to offer opportunities for enjoyable learning for life. We welcome suggestions for future workshops from our members.

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Contact your local food bank or charity:

Find out if there is a food bank local to you and get in touch to find out more about the work they do, the services they offer and whether there are opportunities to get involved. We are trying to get a more accurate picture of food banks today, so please let us know if […]

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Share your food waste stories:

Are you a farmer who’s had an order cancelled at the last minute, or a consumer who’s noticed a supermarket practice that you feel is contributing to your own or someone else’s food waste? Share your stories with us at Public Affairs: http://pa@nfwi.org.uk

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Submit a resolution 

Have you been inspired to submit a resolution? The NFWI are now accepting resolution submissions for the 2016/17 resolutions process. Any member can propose a resolution for consideration.  Chat about this at your next meeting. Individual WIs may submit more than one resolution: Resolutions need to be proposed by a member and passed at a […]

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Annual Meeting Resolutions – 2016

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Brighton on 11 June 2016 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns. These two resolutions are: Avoid food waste, address food poverty The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, […]

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Resolutions

The WI is an entirely member led organisation, and the resolutions process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. WI members launch diverse campaign agenda: https://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/latest-press-releases-and-statements/wi-members-launch-diverse-campaign-agenda

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Members’ Memo – May

News in brief from your Membership Advisory Committee:  I hope you are all having enjoyable Annual Meetings – Please inform your Adviser if any problems have arisen.  Please ensure you return your officer information forms to WI Centre ASAP with at least 1 up to date email address so you can receive new information and […]

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The Membership Advisory Committee

The Membership Advisory Committee or MAC as it’s often referred to, is the Federation sub-committee that comprises of the WI Advisors,  some of whom are Federation Trustees and some trainee WI Advisers. WI Advisors are voluntary WI members who have undergone training provided by the NFWI, which enables them to help and support members in every aspect […]

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WI members launch diverse campaign agenda:

The WI is an entirely member led organisation, and the resolutions process ensures that every WI member has the opportunity to set the direction of NFWI campaigns and policy, from the grassroots up. https://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/latest-press-releases-and-statements/wi-members-launch-diverse-campaign-agenda

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Could you be a Climate Ambassador?

WI members have vital stories to tell about the impact of our changing climate. The NFWI would like to harness the experiences of members to raise awareness of the things that could be lost to climate change. Over the coming months we will be recruiting volunteers from the membership to act as Climate Ambassadors. The […]

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Public Affairs Digest

The Public Affairs Digest was set up in  December 2015.  This includes the latest Campaign and Resolution news and is sent out every month by email. If any  members would be interested in receiving this monthly update  then please email http://publicaffairs@nfwi.org.uk with your  name and email address.  

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Your Vote – Your Decision

Are you ready for your Resolution Voting?    Please visit the link to access briefing notes, Powerpoint presentations, online quizzes, paper quizzes and guidelines on the two proposed Resolutions and the voting process.   Avoid Food Waste – Address Food Poverty & Appropriate Care for People in Hospital with Dementia   https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/resolutions-and-mandates/2016-annual-meeting-resolutions

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WI welcomes the publication of NHS England Maternity Review

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has today welcomed the publication of the National Maternity Review, a five year forward plan for maternity services. Maternity care is an area of long-standing concern for WI members. Following a 2012 resolution passed by the membership calling for greater investment in the midwifery workforce, the NFWI surveyed […]

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