The ballot for the Winslow WI Denman bursary was conducted and it was an appropriate time for the acting president to read out the letter from NFWI in response to adverse criticism of maintaining the College which had been aired in the Daily Mail.
The celebration of International Women’s Day this year has resulted in lots of media attention to the role of the WI in history and in present society. Many of our past resolutions have tackled inequality in different fields but this was a sort of blanket coverage of the unresolved issues. Another topic of interest to a crafty membership is the discovery that knitting is therapeutic in dealing with stress and anxiety. The clicking of knitting needles has been known to drive some out of the home but now it can be part of a programme of mindfulness.