Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

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Alison Crawford with National President Fay Leonard at the graveside of Miss Ann Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, Omatua station, Rissington Hawkes Bay

 

Hello from Alison Crawford, President of Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of WI.

Plans are underway to celebrate 100 years of WI in New Zealand in 2021. We will hear a progress report at AGM.

Would you like to belong to the largest women’s group in New Zealand with a long and proud history?

We would love you to join WI. All that is required to start your own WI, is for a group of 6 or more like-minded women to get together.

You can do what you want, decide where you want to meet and at what time. Or you can join a current WI group.

Check us out on 'facebook' or the national website: www.wi.org.nz

For more information and ideas please email me:  alisoncrawford@xtra.co.nz

 

President   Alison Crawford  ph: 06 868 9586

Secretary   Mary Bayley        ph: 06 862 3407

Treasurer   Sandra Green      ph: 06 863 3008

 

National Theme: "Inspire, Create and Sustain" . . . National Project: Plant a Seed

Our National Magazine “Home and Country” is delivered FREE to members every second month through the mail or may be accessed online by members through the National website: www.wi.org.nz

Magazine cost per year. Cost for non members $35:00 per year. Contact the Federation Treasurer.


WHAT’S COMING UP

National AGM/ Conference: 

21st - 22nd September 2020 in Wellington

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Calendar Girls @ Unity Theatre

13th, 14th, 15th, 16th August 7:30pm

Matinee: 16th August 3pm

19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd August 7:30pm

Tickets: $25 ea. @ Gisborne i-SITE

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Cancer Society Raffle Fund Raiser

Raffle Tickets ($2ea. or 3 for $5)  only available

@ the Calendar Girls Stage Show


Scroll down for photos and meeting times/ venues etc. of our 4 Institutes


P1040272 Bet Cockburn Jean Cottle Liz Clark and Lois Proudfoot at Associates Day February 2020

Bet Cockburn, Jean Cottle, Liz Clark and Lois Proudfoot at Associates Day February 2020

P1040287 Jean Mills with Rosemary Hullen from Gisborne Volunteer Centre

Jean Mills with Rosemary Hullen from  Gisborne Volunteer Centre wrapping Valentines gifts at The Warehouse

P1040301 At Jans farewell lunch

Back: Judy Ball, Margaret Naden, Kath Hurne, Christine Parkin, Alison Crawford, Trish Engert and Nelda McKinnon Middle: Lois Proudfoot, Jan O’Connor Liz Clark Front: Dorothy Sparrow  At Jan’s farewell lunch

P1040312 Mayor Rehette Stoltz and Alison Crawford present a Good Service badge

Mayor Rehette Stoltz and Alison Crawford present a Good Service badge and citation to Kath Hurne of Turanganui WI

P1040341 Beanies donated by Beryl Delys

Beanies donated by Beryl Della, Associate member of Puha WI. Beryl lives in Perth WA

P1040346 Betty Walters Puha WI aged 90 years

Betty Walters Puha WI aged 90 years with her birthday card made by member Betty Thompson



Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation has 4 Institutes that meet on different days/evenings

 

 

Frasertown WI
Meets in Wairoa Second Tuesday of the month at St Paul's Church
Contact - Patsy Hine ph: 06 838 6545


Puha WI
Meets in member’s homes in Gisborne on second Wednesday of the month at 10am
Contact - Jean Mills ph: 06 867 4514


Taruheru Makaraka WI
Meets at Daphne Arnold's Home.
Third Thursday of the month at 1:30pm
Contact - Sue Hope ph: 06 862 7763


Turanganui WI
Meets at Elgin School, Knox Street, Gisborne on the second Thursday of the month 7pm
Contact - Nelda McKinnon ph: 06 867 5562


Associate members are members who cannot attend their monthly meetings but are still considered members.


They pay the same annual subscription $45.00, receive a Federation newsletter each month, and Home & Country magazine, may enter all competitions and are welcome to join in all events.