Our April meeting was our AGM and resolution debate. On the night, both resolutions were argued heartily and both were voted through.
Avoid food waste, address food poverty
The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, thereby passing surplus food on to charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty in the UK.
Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia
We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities to enable carers to stay with people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that have been admitted into hospital.
Our Treasurer was unavoidably absent, but sent in the following report: As at 11.4.16 the balance in our account stands at £3363 with some small outstanding payments to be made. We have 53 paid up members. Remember, we don’t fix the amount of the subs – it’s done nationally. For those joining in the first quarter who paid full subs, £20.40 goes to the Federation. Broken down, this is: £19.50 subs, 40p pooling of fares and 50p for AGM accommodation. So, we have plenty of money at the moment and as a committee we are striving to strike a balance between keeping a healthy bank balance and keeping every Tilly WIdget happy, continuing to attract and retain members. To that end, it’s likely that we can start to splash out a bit more on our speakers, so please don’t be shy to make suggestions. We’re really happy with how the fundraising is going for the toilet twinning.
Mandy read out our Secretary’s report, which you can read here Secretary’s Report for AGM 2016..
Louise read out our President’s report, which you can read here President’s report AGM16
The committee was introduced and members were asked whether anyone wants to join? In a support or vice role. Tracey has become vice-president, Suzie has become vice-Programme coordinator. Hazel and Sylvia volunteered.