Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

Alison Crawford with National President Fay Leonard 600x1082

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

 

“Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation AGM": 

Thursday 19th March Kahutia Bowling clubrooms, Cobden Street cup of tea 9,30am meeting starts at 10am lunch $5.00

Tairawhiti Positive Ageing Trust

are offering 6 free workshops on Building Resilience As Senior Citizens at Kahutia Bowling clubrooms Tuesdays 10am-12 noon.

 

17th March - Being Brave and Building Resilience as a Senior, creating a local resourceful support list

 

31st March - Managing and Understanding the Medical Professionals

 

14th April Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing

 

28th April Independence and Mobility: Laws and Ageing: Understanding Your Rights

 

12th May Dealing with the Multiple Loss of Loved Ones: The Funeral Industry

 

26th May Reflections and Where to From Here.

 

National AGM/ Conference Nelson 25th-27th May

 


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


WI went crazy about bikes Jean Mills Liz Clark and Alison Crawford

WI went crazy about bikes, Jean Mills, Liz Clark and Alison Crawford on Rob Cram’s bike

Liz Clark Trish Engert and Pauline Haftka our associate member from Iceland 600x450

Liz Clark, Trish Engert and Pauline Haftka, our associate member from Iceland at John Bayly’s Museum near Nuhaka

Brenda Allen receiving Town Centre cup won by Frasertown WI from GDC Mayoress Ying Foon 600x450

Brenda Allen receiving Town Centre cup won by Frasertown WI from GDC Mayoress Ying Foon at our Federation AGM

Alison Crawford Liz Clark Patsy Hine and Carline West 600x450

Alison Crawford, Liz Clark, Patsy Hine and Carline West on Warwick Bayley’s quad bike

Brenda Allen Colleen Scott Alison Crawford and Patsy Hine at Tahaenui Stations

Brenda Allen, Colleen Scott, Alison Crawford and Patsy Hine at Tahaenui Station’s private museum of horse drawn vehicles

Easter boxes made by Turanganui WI members at their April meeting

Easter boxes made by Turanganui WI members at their April meeting



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.