September 2018: Around the W.I
Chipping Sodbury WI
There wasn’t a formal meeting in August but that didn’t stop most of our members having a very enjoyable evening with good food and a mind tasking game. It never ceases to amaze me the wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences our members have that come in very useful when general knowledge games are being played. The friendly banter and friendly rivalry certainly adds to the social atmosphere.
With the widespread digital age, the social interaction is open to all WI members through several social network sites (Chipping Sodbury Facebook page is currently in production). WI members across the country can seek advice on a wide range of issues or just enjoy the interaction and share stories, features and events.
This social network brings together women with the aim of promoting the WI by highlighting issues which not only the women of this country face, but also our population. One example of the WI resolutions was in 2007 when the NFWI launched the WI Great Milk Debate to raise awareness of the challenges faced by dairy farmers and the importance of the dairy farming industry. With almost three farmers a day leaving milk production, the WI Great Milk Debate examined how best to secure the future of the industry. Working with the National Farmers Union 100 debates took place involving 15,000 people. The result saw major retailers invest millions of pounds in establishing dedicated relationships with the dairy farmers that supply them with milk.
The next meeting will be on the 6 September at 7.30pm at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. The guest speaker will be talking about her role at Windsor Castle. Come along as a stranger and leave with new friends, take the opportunity to take part in outings, social occasions, craft days and much more.
Further information can be found on the WI web site www.thewi.org.uk.