Saturday 7th June 2014
National federation of Women’s Institutes AGM – Leeds
Myself (Gail – President) and Kate (Secretary) felt extremely privileged to be able to go to our first AGM within our first year in the WI.
It took place in Leeds in the First Direct Arena where over 5,000 women gathered to listen to talks, speeches take part in a debate and have a good old sing along by raising the roof with Jerusalem!! Along with Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau, the WI was born in Wales after all!
Guest speakers this year were Sir Andrew Motion, English poet & novelist; Dr George McGavin, entomologist, author & presenter; and Bill Turnbull, British journalist and presenter
For more information about the meeting, along with full transcripts of the Chair’s speeches see the following link to the NFWI website http://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/news-and-events/past-news-and-events/am-14
Being a newbie to this whole blogging m’larky I thought I would direct you (in this instance) to a piece written by a more experienced New Wave WI group namely Seven Hills WI – Sheffield. For an extremely eloquent and succinct account of the day, click on the link below. See if you can spot Kate and myself as we joined in the lunchtime meet up of the young ‘uns!
Do have a look, it’s worth a read!