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Hawkesbury and Horton WI
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The following flow chart and information outlines the structure and work of the WI both locally, nationally and internationally.

Hawkesbury & Horton WI
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm.
The meeting consists of a business part and then a speaker or entertainment followed by refreshments.
At each meeting there is a 'Flower of the Month' competition where members can gain points if their flower wins! There are also also 4 general 'Competitions' a year based on a theme (eg Design a wine label) also gaining points. A cup is awarded at the end of the year to the member with the most points.
At the start of each year members are provided with an annual programme along with committee members' names and contact details plus the words of Jerusalem!
 

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Sodbury Vale Group
Hawkesbury & Horton WI is a member of the Sodbury Vale Group along with 7 other WI's:
Iron Acton, Rangeworthy, Chipping Sodbury, Chipping Sodbury Morning, Coalpit Heath, Frampton Cotterell and Old Sodbury.
The groups meet together twice a year, in the Autumn at a Group Social and in the Spring at a Group Rally, the latter being more of a business meeting.

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National Federation of Women's Instuitutes
Based in London, the NFWI oversees the affairs of 6,800 Institutes in England and Wales.
The WI play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities - from the environment and dairy farming to excess packaging and children's diet.
The National AGM is held in June each year.

www.theWI.org.uk

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Denman College
Denman is the WI's adult education centre near Oxford It offers a range of courses including cooking, wine tasting and complementary therapies.
Our WI provides a 200 bursary each year to one of our members.

www.theWI.org.uk/college

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WI Life
This is the membership magazine of the WI and contains articles and information on a range of ideas and issues. There are 8 copies a year, which are sent to members' home addresses.

www.theWI.org.uk/wilife

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Associated Countrywomen of the World
A world association of which the WI is a member. It meets annually at a world venue and supports women worldwide to better themselves and their families.

www.acww.org.uk

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Avon Federation of Women's Institutes
Our local Federation, based in Keynsham, provides members with opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities. Examples from a recent monthly newsletter (provided free at our meetings) are:
Evening of fashion with Edinburgh Woolen Mill; Rag Rug Day School; visit to Houses of Parliament; monthly walk; darts; skittles and archery.
The Federation also provide help and support for all the WI's in their area.

www.avonfwi.org.uk

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