Join the Climate Ambassador scheme

Join the Climate Ambassador scheme

DO YOU FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT PROTECTING THE CLIMATE? WI Climate Ambassadors In 2016 the NFWI decided to recruit WI Climate Ambassadors via federations: WI members who felt passionately about this issue and who wanted to campaign locally within their communities. We...
St Marys Christmas Tree – we need your creative help

St Marys Christmas Tree – we need your creative help

This year, for the theme of our tree at the Christmas Tree Festival, we are going to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Prince Albert introduced the Christmas Tree to the Royal household after his marriage to Queen...
Lane Cup 2020 – why not enter ?

Lane Cup 2020 – why not enter ?

To be staged at Warwickshire WIs Annual Federation Meeting on Monday 30th March 2020 at The IXL Centre, Dallas Burston. The challenge is to make a repurposed article using an item of clothing. Your entry will be judged on Creative Interpretation and Usefulness. The...

A WI summer …

      Sat 10th August Paperwork! Spent a couple of hours today planning the answers to a few last questions about the CIO application. The Charity Commission wants everything done just so – quite rightly! Think we are nearly there now……… Thursday...
Information on new Resolutions – please read …

Information on new Resolutions – please read …

Please follow the links below to find information on the two resolutions passed at the 2019 Annual Meeting: 4. Resolution memo: A decline in local bus services 5. Resolution memo: Cervical screening Please cascade this information to your WI...
Lunch with Paul Martin – book your tickets now

Lunch with Paul Martin – book your tickets now

Look out at your July WI meetings for details of our festive lunch with Paul Martin Monday 2nd December 2019 Dunchurch Park Hotel 12.15pm for 12.45pm £40 Join us for a sumptuous two course festive lunch with tea or coffee and then settle back to listen to Paul tell us...
Kitchen WIsdom … £5

Kitchen WIsdom … £5

Our lovely centenary cook books are now just £5 each. You can pop into Federation House to get yours, or we are happy to post to you (small postage cost will apply).

June so far …

Thursday 13th June Packing! I was so sorry to miss the George Elliott talk today at Federation House – well done Terry for organising it so well. I thought I had better start on the washing and ironing as we are off to Ardnamurchan in Scotland for a fortnight...
Who is checking your WI accounts this year?

Who is checking your WI accounts this year?

Application Form – WFWI Examiner to check your WI accounts WI ANNUAL ACCOUNTS – INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL EXAMINER (IFE) The Charity Commission regulations require that every WI has its accounts examined annually by an independent person. Independent means...
Lady Denman Cup 2019

Lady Denman Cup 2019

Using no more than 500 words, the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2019 invites members to write a description or a discovery of invention in the field of science – real or imagined? Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to write a piece of science, fact or...

May …

Thursday 29th May OOO I do love the M6 roadworks….. Met Sue , our lovely Treasurer at Dunchurch Park Hotel this morning. We are going to try their Marquee venue for a special Christmas Lunch with Paul Martin on Monday December 2nd. The flyer will be in the next...

A busy end to April …

Serious Science – Wow! I was sorry to miss Serious Science tonight but was wearing another hat as a Governor of the local school. Gillian Crisp, Chair of Public Affairs reported that: “ Andrew Lound wowed us all with his in-depth presentation of the Apollo missions to...
Social Media Workshop – What it will cover …

Social Media Workshop – What it will cover …

Note from organiser Anne Bufton-McCoy. Calling ALL WIs … This training opportunity is for up to SIX members of your WI Committee. The evening is all about what some Warwickshire WIs are already doing! Some things may be new to you and some you will already know....

April … the Bake Off !

Tuesday 23rd April The Trustee Team and the Denman Bake-Off…. What a day……… they even had the music on and a timer on screen- no pressure then! We put on our Team Warwickshire T Shirts, courtesy of the lovely Sue Myhill and her sewing machine and we were off! There...
NEW WI Nuneaton Acorns – Now Open!

NEW WI Nuneaton Acorns – Now Open!

Do you live in the Horeston Grange area of Nuneaton, or know someone who does? Well, we have a new WI to offer you! NUNEATON ACORNS WI … is NOW OPEN! Congratulations ladies ! Next meeting Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm (7.30pm Horeston Grange Community Church) Come...
Policy for the use of Plastic

Policy for the use of Plastic

Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes Policy for the use of Plastic Warwickshire Federation of WIs adopts a policy of avoiding the use of plastic and polystyrene plates/bowls/cutlery where possible, preferably choosing to use crockery and cutlery available at...
Calling all WIs – Its MCS Month !

Calling all WIs – Its MCS Month !

What is MCS? MCS stands for Membership Communication System, the place each WI uses to keep the NFWI up-to-date with its members. Your April WI mailing contains a list printed from MCS for you to check and update. I can’t remember how to log in? To access MCS use the...

April … so far

Sunday 14th April Preparations All In Hand…. Feedback for Dallas Burston re AFM on Monday ? Check . Planner for Speakers Showcase on Monday ? Check . Agenda for Membership & Promotions Committee on Tuesday ? Check. Agenda and plans for Digital Strategy Committee...

What does April have to offer then?

Sunday 7th April Ready !  Got everything sorted for tomorrow. Clothes in car for a quick change after Dame Stella as I am straight off to Kingsbury WI’s 75th Birthday Celebration Evening after finishing off at Wroxall Abbey! I just love racing up and down the M40 and...
Are you knitting?

Are you knitting?

Are you knitting hats for The Big Knit 2019 ? You can drop your completed hats to Age UK shops (Age UK Warwickshire) in Leamington Spa, Rugby or Stratford Upon Avon. For more information visit...

Manic March – final flurry of activity

Sunday 31st March Getting ready for Tuesday …. The Board has an Office and Finance sub-committee which meets to discuss all matters financial . We will be reviewing the AFM, the half yearly budget report, insurance and the next stages of the CIO. Can’t wait!! Friday...

March … what a month!!

Sunday 24th March Be Prepared! Just spent a couple of hours preparing for the IPad workshops tomorrow. It’s always interesting to meet with members who are tackling new technology. Looking forward to an interesting and fun day . Thursday 21st March Coleshill Group...
Order your 2020 Diary

Order your 2020 Diary

Orders for the 2020 diary priced at £5, are now being taken. Next year’s diary will have a red cover that is completely recyclable, which makes the whole diary recyclable with the exception of the ribbon. In order to avoid disappointment, please let Federation House...

March … it’s a busy start

Sat 2nd March Derbyshire Annual Federation Meeting Off I went on the train to Chesterfield today. A fun day, spent with Sue Myhill, our Federation Treasurer at this Derbyshire Annual Meeting. Loved seeing the crooked spire! Sue and I were watching all the official...

February – part 2 … it was a busy month!

Thurs 28th February Paperwork finalised with the Solicitors- at last! Think we are almost ready to take the proposal to convert the Federation to CIO status at the Annual meeting on 18th March. The original Constitution has been re-drafted to record the changes which...

February (so far!)

Wednesday 13th February Judges, Shows and a good old catch up…… Had a lovely meeting this afternoon – it was great to see our Judges altogether. We welcomed Vicky, Bev and Fiona, newly qualified judges to the meeting and were sorry to hear that Dianne and Judi...

End of Jan – Still busy …

  Wednesday 30th January Policy Preparation Day Next Monday we have our annual Board of trustees Policy check up meeting. This is when we make sure that all of our policies are up to date and compliant with the Constitution and charity law. Any changes made...
Application Forms …

Application Forms …

Important information regarding applications for all Federation events When booking tickets for Federation events WIs MUST – Submit the details as requested for ALL participants (ie name, tel, dietary requirements, pick up points, emergency contact) – Make...
Important – Bank details on WI websites

Important – Bank details on WI websites

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM NFWI – Bank details on WI websites Please note that your WI should not place your bank account details (sort code and account number) on the website. Even though these details can only be used to pay money into the account, they do form part...
NFWI Performing Arts Week – September 2019

NFWI Performing Arts Week – September 2019

The WI Performing Arts Week is the perfect opportunity for members to come together and enjoy, showcase or develop their skills in performing arts. 14 – 21 September 2019 From acting, stage make up, theatre visits, poetry, art and design to music or comedy, the week...
Show The Love

Show The Love

Warwickshire WI are taking part in NFWIs Climate Coalition’s Show the Love again in February 2019. 1. Share a green heart to start a conversation about climate change – get creative and make a green heart badge using our felt heart guide on page 7 of the community...

Jan 27th – Presidents Day tomorrow

Just making sure I have everything ready for President’s Day tomorrow ……… it’s a packed agenda and I just want to be sure that if we have WI ladies from all over the County coming along then we have done our very best to prepare and provide them with the information...

Jan 25th – Cheese !

OOOOOOOO! My cheeses I made at Denman last week are beginning to do their thing! The Cambozola has grown a “furry white coat” of mould and the Stilton has a powdery blue coat. I emailed the Tutor Louise in a total panic in case I had done it wrong. She said “Chill...

Jan 24th –

Well done to the intrepid team of Trustees who spent all morning at the office proof reading the new Yearbook. It’s got to go to print shortly in order to be ready for the Annual Federation Meeting in March. Well, that’s it then having seen Trish’s knitted smoothie...

Jan 23rd – Getting ready for Presidents Day

Lots of paperwork at the moment. We have been getting ready for our Annual President’s Day Presentation next Monday and all of the Trustees have been emailing their ideas and agenda items in all day. I think it’s just about in order now

22nd Jan – Busy day at Federation House

Busy day at Federation House today. Spent all morning with the Leisure Activities Committee. Goodness me have they got some exciting events coming up …… ever fancied Dragon Boat Racing? Look out for the flyer! Nordic Walking and Line dancing are also in the pipeline!...