Senior Wives Fellowship Executive Committee Minutes 5

Scope and Content

Minutes date from 15 Jan 1981 to 4 Oct 1991

Particular items:

15 Jan 1981 - review of structure of Scattered Groups

17 Jun 1981 - visit to Passion Play at Oberammagau

9 Jun 1983 - joint representative for National Council of Women; all-age branches; proposed Fellowship brooch

3 Oct 1983 - regional scheme

26 Jan 1984 - regional days and regional scheme; question of National Council of Women affiliation

4 Oct 1985 - raising the quota

28 Jan 1986 - discussion about financial problems; progress report of the service book sub-committee; scattered members definition

25 Jun 1986 - new service book; holidays arranged

27 Jan 1987 - method of appointing Scattered Members' secretary; new service book; all-age branches

15 Jul 1987 - Scattered Members group to be represented at the Branch Officers Conference by Scattered Member's secretary

12 Oct 1987 - increasing quota; continue to support St Christopher's Hospice

11 Oct 1989 - joint celebration for the 75th anniversary of Wives' Fellowship

1 Feb 1990 - discussion of new category of member 'retained member'

25 Sep 1990 - formation of cluster groups; discussion of suspending affiliation to National Council of Women; anxiety about diminishing numbers in Wives' Fellowship

30 Jan 1991 - excerpts from recent members concerning Senior Wives' Fellowship accounts; draft constitution for discussion because of 'grey areas'

23 May 1991 - constitution

4 Oct 1991 - voted to disaffiliate from National Council of Women