29 April 2015
The NFWI will host its Annual Meeting at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 4 June 2015 from 10.30am to 5pm, with a 90 minute interval at lunch time.
"In celebration of the WI's centenary, the event will be streamed live via the internet in order that members can arrange their own celebrations to watch the proceedings. The online broadcast will be available on YouTube and on a dedicated centenary website - for further details and a link to the dedicated website, see http://www.thewi.org.uk/centenary/nfwi-annual-meeting.
"We are truly honoured to be welcoming HRH The Princess Royal and HM The Queen to this year's very special meeting. HRH The Princess Royal is a long-standing NFWI Associate, and HM The Queen is President of Sandringham WI, and we are so thrilled that both are able to attend the meeting.
"We have truly inspirational line up with three confirmed speakers: Lucy Worsley, English historian, curator and television presenter on history; Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management; and Tanni Grey-Thompson, British former wheelchair racer, parliamentarian and television presenter. The Lord Mayor of London will also make an appearance to welcome guests to the meeting, and the winners of the Centenary Choir Competition will perform."
You may like to get together with friends for the day and watch the meeting live - do investigate the online options which include viewing at home, perhaps with a small group of friends and a lovely lunch, or setting up the broadcast in a hall with your entire branch or group.