The May meeting was held on a gloriously sunny evening. We discussed the two resolutions will go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June and had a Bring and Share buffet afterwards
The two resolutions were …
This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.
The vote was unanimous for campaigning against more microplastic fibres reaching our oceans and unanimous against a national WI campaign to alleviate loneliness. We all agreed that this should be done at a local level not mandated by a national campaign
Mary T was this month’s ‘5 minute advocate’ and she told us about the Piece by Peace quilt project that some members are taking part in. click here for piece-by-peace website
There was a meeting in the White Horse after the meeting to discuss our entry for this year’s Disley Show WI display.
As a reminder the items we need to make are:
A cake incorporating garden fruit or vegetables
A gardeners’ apron
A jar of home-made jam, or chutney of our choice
A basket of home-grown produce, e.g. fruit, vegetables, eggs
A cottage garden floral arrangement
A framed picture depicting an English Country Garden in a medium of our
choice, e.g. collage, embroidery, photography, painting etc.