The 2017 Annual Meeting was held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday 7 June. The meeting was attended by approximately 4,300 members and guests.
Guest speakers Jo Fairley, author and co-founder of Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate and Susie Dent, author and resident dictionary expert on Channel 4’s Countdown delivered inspiring and engaging speeches.
Three Chester Devas WI members, Kate, Adrienne and Jane, attended the Annual Meeting (having a tipple or two!).
Two resolutions were put forward for debate and voting at this year’s Annual Meeting; both resolutions were carried and campaigns will now be launched by the NFWI Public Affairs Department:
Alleviating loneliness passed with 69.3% of the votes cast
Plastic soup: keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans passed with 98.9% of the votes cast
You can view and download the speeches from the main NFWI website here: https://www.thewi.org.uk/media-centre/news-and-events/current-news-and-events/2017-nfwi-annual-meeting