Wednesday, 5 June 2013

NFWI AGM 2013

On Saturday, many members from all over the country gathered in Cardiff for the National Federation of Women's Institutes Annual General Meeting.
One of the most important parts of the meeting was the resolution vote. It was voted that the 'decline of our high streets and towns' resolution would go ahead with the Women's Institute starting a campaign in order to improve the problem they have identified. The resolution was what for with an 87% majority.

Here is the description the National Federation of Women's Institute have given to the resolution.

'The NFWI notes with concern the continuing decline of our high streets and the damaging effect this has on local communities. We call on every member of the WI to support their local shops and make the high street their destination of choice for goods and services. We call on decision-makers to work collectively, at all levels, to help bring an end to the decline of our high streets and to ensure that high streets flourish and provide a focal point for local communities.'

Also have a read of these articles about the campaign being put forward at the meeting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jun/02/womens-institute-local-shops#start-of-comments

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334551/New-Charity-Commission-boss-breaks-quango-queen-predecessor-slammed-using-organisation-political-purposes.html

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/watch-out-out-of-town-superstores-careful-4038324