Budock Women's Institute
9:28am Tuesday 17th May 2011 in Budock
What interesting resolutions are to be discussed and voted on at the National WI AGM in June. Members divided into two groups, each discussing one resolution. They then exchanged resolutions so that all members were involved in the debates. The two group leaders then summarised the salient points and the whole meeting voted.
The first resolution stated: “This meeting abhors the practice of factory farming, particularly large animals such as cows and pigs and urges HM Government to ensure that planning permission is not granted for such projects.” There was a lot of discussion about this, some members convinced that this was the way that food production could be assured, but the membership voted for our delegate to support the proposal.
The second resolution stated: “This meeting urges HM Government to maintain support for local libraries as an essential local education and information recourse.” Members were told that no libraries would be closed in Cornwall but various other organisations, eg the CAB and Information Bureaus may be incorporated in them to keep all viable. Members voted unanimously to accept the resolution. The meeting began when president, Jean Head, told that the visit to our twin WI, St Buryan, was enjoyed, the refreshments provided being, “out of this world” (Have Sainsbury’s opened a store on Mars?) A busy time is ahead starting with an afternoon tea and garden visit on May 18, a craft day on June 22 followed by the annual Strawberry Fair on June 25. Some surprises have been promised for this day.
Quite a few county trips are in the offing also. A trip to the Minack Theatre in August, to Paignton Zoo in July and a double Duchy day at Lostwithiel in September.
Members were then introduced to Mrs Scott who brought along lots of craft items, clothing and jewellery, all sourced from her trips to India. Members were able to examine and purchase items, a percentage of which was donated to our funds.
The meeting closed at 9.15pm.