May Meeting – Resolutions

The May meeting in every WI is for debating and voting on the resolutions going before that year’s NFWI AGM

The resolutions this year are ‘Avoid food waste, address food poverty’ andAppropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia’
click here for more info on the 2016 resolutions

Our WI voted to abstain from both votes at the AGM for several reasons:

we felt the resolutions were for issues that already being addressed by many other campaigns and organisations

the resolutions were asking for voluntary agreement rather than making it compulsory

the wording of the resolutions was very ‘woolly’

we feel that WIs could be far more effective deciding amongst themselves about local campaigns and causes they could facilitate

the resolutions are a very old-fashioned process. Times have changed – causes/campaigns/issues are now able to get large scale public support and awareness through social media very quickly. Things move on so rapidly that, by the time the WI system has been followed, the world has moved on so either the problem has been resolved or is being solidly worked on before the WI even get to the end of the process

We are not alone in feeling this way! Many other WI’s, as in previous years, have also voted to abstain.

Sarah S, our fearless secretary, is going to write to the NFWI explaining why we have abstained