The selection results of the MFWI voting for the recent shortlist (as listed in WI Life) is below.
The number of votes received is much higher than we expected to be honest, as lockdown prevented many WIs from co-ordinating any responses.
Votes have now been sent to NFWI Public Affairs.
- Ovarian Cancer 246
- Women’s Heart Disease 144
- Racism & Discrimination 70
- Protect Your Nature Space 69
- Peat Bog Destruction 36
Grand Total 565
In February, the NFWI Board of Trustees will confirm the 2021 Annual Meeting resolution/s based on the number of selections from WI members.
We will receive resolution/s briefings and wording in the March mailing.
For those who take a deeper interest in the resolutions, here is a message from NFWI:
Resolution amendments and urgencies.
To allow members more time, the deadline for members to submit urgency resolutions and amendments only to the NFWI has been pushed back to 9 April.
Any proposed urgency resolutions and suggested amendments from WIs and Federations will be considered by the NFWI Board of Trustees and can be emailed directly to the NFWI Public Affairs Department at email@example.com.
Please note that proposed amendments must not materially change a resolution. Amendments should enhance a resolution, whilst retaining the original objective. (An ‘urgency resolution’ is a resolution submitted after the closing date for submissions for inclusion in the agenda of an Annual Meeting of the NFWI. An urgency resolution deals with a development arising after that date, and which requires action to be taken at once to be effective.)
The vote on the resolution/s for the 2020/21 process will remain after the Annual Meeting as planned. WIs will have time before and after the Annual Meeting in June to consider how they wish to vote, and a deadline for WIs to cast their votes online will be circulated in due course, followed by guidance on how to do this later in the year.