Queniborough W.I.

May meeting report – It’s that time of year again when all clubs vote on a chosen resolution to be discussed at conference. This year the resolution concerns the assessment of need in long term care. The W.I are asking the government to remove the distinction between nursing care and personal care when assessing the needs of individuals, in order to advance health and wellbeing. A healthy debate took place. Can we really expect the NHS to take on the social needs of people free of charge as well as their medical requirements. We do know however that when the services required are chargeable, that costs can put a serious strain on many peoples finances. This is a huge and complicated issue and though many opinions were given we found it impossible as a club to vote yes or no ergo, it was decided to let our delegate attend the conference and use her discretionary vote after hearing many more speakers in favour or against. Just remember the W.I has made a difference to many important issues throughout its 100 year history!
On a much lighter note we proceeded to imbibe in a glass of wine and partook of a few nibbles and moved on to discuss future trips out, such as a pie making visit to Dickinson and Morris, a tour of the Curve theatre, a show, and a club skittles match in August. Members also showed interest in the W.I Federation trip to the Harrogate W.I Fair in September. We are also planning, subject to the highways department, to plant 100 bulbs in the village in celebration of 100 years of the Women’s Institute this year.
Just remember ladies ‘Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important’, so come and join us we’ll make your expression a sunny one!  Next meeting is the 3rd June at 7.45pm. Sniffing Dogs for Health!
Wendy Taylor
President