In October: Celebrate 100 years of WI Resolutions
October 2018 marks 100 years since the first WI resolution was passed. This was an Essex led resolution, and proposed by Epping WI about the need for Social Housing
What can WIs do to mark this occasion?
- as a WI, take this time to look at past resolutions from your WI or Federation and to see what impact they have had on our society
- why not organise a discussion event or coffee morning, within your WI, to consider the progress we have made over the last 100 years
- discuss what still needs to change
- share ideas about what you can do at a grass roots, every day level
- you could also use this event to think about and maybe plan your own resolution to submit
For further ideas and support with resolutions, please contact Andrea or Lindsey at FEWI.
How does my WI cast our vote?
Your WI gets one vote for the resolution which is either for or against. Your WI can also choose to give your delegate the discretion to decide how to vote at the Annual Meeting, after hearing the presentations and debate about the resolution.
Abstentions do not count
Only votes cast for and against the resolutions will be counted, in accordance with the voting procedure set out in the NFWI Memorandum and Articles of Association. Abstaining means that a delegate would not cast a vote, and therefore this abstention would not be counted.