Between November and February, every WI member had the chance to have their say about the resolution they wished to go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7th June. The results of the 2017 resolution shortlist selection process are:
As the two most popular resolutions were only just over 2000 selections apart, the NFWI Board of Trustees decided to put both forward to the Annual Meeting. This means that the following resolutions will be considered at the Annual Meeting.
This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.
We hope to see lots of you at our Spring Countdown on 26 April at the Hall for Cornwall where we’ll be able to hear speakers on both of these resolutions, and where you’ll have a chance to ask questions about them.
And don’t forget to have a full and careful discussion about the resolutions at your own WI’s Resolutions Meetings in May before casting your votes. To help you hold a productive Resolutions Meeting, you can find a whole range of resources on the NFWI website.