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Karen’s Campagn Corner No 16

Resolution Time!

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.

For a list of all Resolutions, go to   www.thewi.org.uk

Do you have a Good Idea on another important issue ? – Get in touch now. sfwiresolutions@gmail.com

Do you have a Good Idea on another important issue ? – Get in touch now. sfwiresolutions@gmail.com

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Normal Service Resumed for the WI

The long-standing tradition of holding a Carol Service at Lichfield Cathedral for Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes members, Civic Representatives and invited guests was resumed on Monday 13 December after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Revd Canon Gregory Platten, Canon Chancellor, conducted the Service and in his Address he paid tribute to the work of the Women’s Institute in tackling important social issues such as Modern Slavery, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health and Loneliness.

Staffordshire Federation Trustees gave the Readings and as the Story of the Nativity unfolded, the congregation were invited to sing well loved carols, led by Broughton WI Choir. The Choir sang a beautifully harmonised rendition of Babe in a Manger, a carol composed by their WI members Jean Beasley and Jean Ainsworth.

The service ended with the joyful singing of Jerusalem which has inspired WI members for over 100 years.

Helen Newman, Chairman of Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes said, ‘It was lovely to see so many members, dignitaries and guests at the Carol Service. On behalf of myself and the Board of Trustees I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy 2022’.

SFWI Presentation Events Tuesday 23rd November

We have recently held presentations events.  In the afternoon it was lovely to see so many (22)  members and WIs  presented with their long membership awards and WIs with their anniversary  certificates, some of which were from 2020. Members told us how they and their WIs celebrated and enjoyed the chance to chat to the trustees and staff whilst enjoying home made cakes and cream scones along with their drinks. In the evening we presented a further 20 competition winners with their trophies and likewise all the winning entrants from the county show. Again a great evening with lots of laughs, chatter and refreshments to enjoy. A great time was had by all involved.