Gold Honours 2023
Recipients of the Gold Honours badge for 2023 were:
Dorothy Clark, Waihola-Clarendon WI, Mid Otago Federation
Dorothy has been a member for over 62 years. She is greatly respected and appreciated for her comprehensive knowledge of WI matters and is the 'go to' person for newer members looking for help and advice on protocol, regulations and competitions.
Kathryn Hopkinson, Kainga WI, North Canterbury Federation
Kathryn grew up around WI and has continued the family tradition with her daughter now a member of the 2022-2024 NEC. She has attended the national AGMs for over 37 years only missing three in that time. Always supporting a good cause, Kathryn has networked with other groups including the Maori Women's Welfare League in her area.
Shona Preddy, Romahapa WI, South Otago Federation
Shona is an exemplary and inspirational member of the WI who upholds the ethos of WI showing members the real heart of the WI. She inspires others with her enthusiasm, friendship and organising skills - all in the name of the WI. Shona's other passion is indoor bowls and she has been a super supporter of the Challenge Trophy, a national WI competition which has been held in Porirua for many years.