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.

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: Share the friendship... National Project: Teach a skill

Our National Magazine “Home and Country” is delivered every 2nd month through the mail and is full of interesting reading. Magazine may be accessed online by members through the National website: www.wi.org.nz

Magazine cost per year. Free Online to members // $35 for non members.


WHAT’S COMING UP


National AGM Taupo: 27th to 29th May 2019

Visiting Wairoa Museum to see Mount Felix Tapestries: 11th June 2019

Awareness week in October. Doing an activity that involves children.


Scroll down for photos and meeting times/ venues etc. of our 5 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 5 Institutes that meet on different days/evenings


Crafters Union WI
Are made up of associate members
Contact - Sarah Cleave em: skcleave@gmail.com


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 in the Mangapapa Residents Hall, Ormond Road, Gisborne. ( Or in members homes )
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.