Wives' Fellowship Executive Committee Minutes 7

Scope and Content

Minutes date from 23 Sep 1965 to 3 Oct 1966

Particular items:

23 Sep 1965 - report of financial committee

10 Feb 1966 - Annual Day Golden Jubilee

15 Feb 1968 - proposed amendment to constitution concerning move from Wives' to Senior Wives' (rejected by Seniors); discussion on Josephine Butler Society and St Michael's (charities which Wives' Fellowship financially supported); Finance committee meeting

20 Feb 1969 - proposals for revising constitution

24 Sep 1969 - discussion on expenses

25 Feb 1970 - Ceylon - whether non-Christians could join; preamble to Constitution discussion

7 Jul 1970 - representation to the National Council of Women; Belfast branch being aloof from Fellowship

30 Jun 1971 - finance committee

11 Jun 1974 - consideration of Josephine Butler report; age problem in the Branches

9 Oct 1974 - future of the Josephine Butler Appeal and Bursary money

11 Jun 1975 - revision of Wives' Fellowship literature

16 Jun 1976 - report of open day at St Christopher's Hospice on 8 May

13 Oct 1976 - Diamond Jubilee celebration at Westminster Abbey

24 May 1977 - combination of Officers' Conference and Annual General Meeting in 1979; clarification of amendment to Note 9 of the Constitution passed at the Annual General Meeting; problem of Wives' Fellowship Branches with no Senior Branches

24 May 1978 - sale of Josephine Butler House

6 Feb 1980 - discussion on the proposal for a Women Alone group

9 Feb 1984 - regional scheme reports

7 Jun 1984 - new regional scheme; admitting divorced wives to the Fellowship

19 May 1986 - new regional scheme - one meeting a year

12 May 1987 - recommend that Mormon should not join the Wives' Fellowship

30 Sep 1987 - regional scheme details

28 Jan 1988 - report on area meetings; survey of ages

25 Jan 1990, 3 May 1990, 2 Oct 1990, 24 Jan 1991, 16 Apr 1991 - 75th anniversary celebrations in 1991

24 Jan 1991, 25 Sep 1991, 22 Jan 1992 - review of constitution

29 Apr 1992 - referendum

24 Sep 1992 - referendum result - more flexibility

13 Oct 1992 - discussion of proposed guidelines

29 Jan 1993 - proposed change to constitution

20 Sep 1993 - the age question

30 Apr 1996 - links with the Josephine Butler Memorial Trust