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Here is an action to kick-start the campaign for Clean Rivers, mandated by a resounding 84% of WIs at the NFWI Annual Meeting in May.
Save the date: Take part in the NFWI’s Week of River Action from 11-18 September!
WIs are asked to join with local groups in your area, campaigning for clean rivers to sound the alarm about the ecological state of the UK’s rivers.
Further details, including resource packs, are to be announced closer to the date. To register your interest in the NFWI’s Week of River Action, email the NFWI Public Affairs team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Was your selection the one on Clean Rivers ? If it was,You must be really pleased that this will be going forward to be voted on by WIs.
If it wasn’t the one you selected, remember that all the proposals were talked about – raising awareness across the country.
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Knowledge is Power!
information on ASD and ADHD presented by Dr Hannah Belcher on the NFWI Webinar can be viewed on YouTube via this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ez15yyquKQ
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Have you voted yet?
Has your Secretary received your Vote for the Resolution Proposal that you wish to support this year ?
Voting results of each WI need to be at The Cornerstone by MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY – this is the last week to let your Secretary know your selection.
For a list of all Resolutions, go to www.thewi.org.uk
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Have you chosen the Resolution proposal that you think should become a Campaign in 2022?
Every Member has a Vote – don’t forget to use it.
Below is a summary of the 5 to choose from – all put forward by WI Members who are passionate about wanting to make change happen.
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Join The Debate
The potential Resolutions for 2022 will be presented for debate at Weston Village Hall on 20 November, 10am – 12noon.
Come along and hear what WI members feel passionate about – and be part of making a real difference.
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Next year marks the centenary of the first Staffordshire Federation’s mandated Resolution. It was about increasing numbers of women police officers.
Please make time to think about how your WI can mark the occasion and celebrate our wonderful achievements, through the resolutions process.
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Did you vote for the Resolution proposal this year ?
Each small voice became HUGE as WI Members across the country overwhelmingly gave their support to raise awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer.
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Today is the 1st anniversary of Max & Keira’s Law which gives presumed consent for organ donation unless ‘opted out’.
This concept was a WI Resolution in 1994 and in 2014, Staffordshire’s Standon & Cotes Heath WI’s Resolution called for everyone to make their wishes known about organ donation and to encourage others to do so, too.
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United Nations Global Road Safety Week 17 – 23 MAYThe WI has been involved in improving road safety since 1922 when the Resolution called on Government to make all omnibuses and lorries to have guards fitted to prevent people and animals slipping under the wheels.
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The NFWI Resolution in 1943 was that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work.
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EARTH DAY – 22ND APRIL
Earth Day started in the US & Canada in 1970 and is now celebrated world-wide. It aims to promote the protection of the environment and raise awareness of the fragility of our planet. Many of our Resolutions support this concept.
If we can all reduce our impact on our world by a small amount, the overall result will be huge.
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SOS – HONEYBEES
Honeybees may struggle at this time of year with cool conditions and few flowers around. If you see an exhausted bee, mix 2 tablespoonfuls of granulated sugar with one of water and leave in a saucer near the bee. For the long term, sow some wild flower seeds now. They will appreciate them later in the year and so will you ! You could even win the Garden Festival Trophy competition with a photo of your wild flowers….
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Women Against Violence
Did you know there is an International Sign for HELP ! If you see some one using it, phone the Police. Pass it on !!
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Earth Hour will be observed around the world on Saturday 27 March. From 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m people are encouraged to turn off their lights to raise awareness about the issues of climate change.
Famous landmarks will be taking part – will you ?
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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
A WI Member put forward the Resolution proposal to raise awareness of this disease all year round. It may become our next campaign. Got a good idea for another campaign ? Contact; email@example.com
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8 MARCH – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021
The WI campaigned for the funding of refuges in every county in 1975; to make sure that domestic abuse survivors were able to access justice through the courts in 1988 and to adequately define domestic violence under the law in 1993.
GOT a Good Idea for another campaign?
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We are more than JAM, JERUSALEM and VICTORIA SPONGE
OUR CAMPAIGNS on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, PROSTITUTION, THE ENVIRONMENT, THIRD-WORLD DEBT, DRUGS, CHILD ABUSE, EQUAL PAY, NUDE CALENDARS and MORE have shaped our Society.
GOT a Good Idea for another campaign?