Me, Myself & WI

Me, Myself & WI

My, Myself & WI – week commencing 10th May Next week in support of the National Mental Health Awareness Week (hosted by MIND) members are being encouraged to take time to look at their own mental health and physical wellbeing, making time to put yourselves...
This time last week ..

This time last week ..

…. we were holding our very first, online Annual Federation Meeting! Over 200 people attended ….Anne expertly Chaired the meeting and promptly put everyone on mute! Screens and screens of people attended We listened to two great speakers, chef Brian Turner...

Springing into May

Sunday 9th May Just completed my usual WI Sunday jobs! Ready for the Board meeting on Tuesday?  Nearly……. Is this Blog sorted?  Just about Ready for Poetry Morning on Thursday?  Absolutely! Ready to talk to a couple of WIs this week?  Yep, cant wait! Saturday 8th May...
Federation Book Club – new books for Spring …

Federation Book Club – new books for Spring …

Book 30 from Julia Baker Miss Bensons Beetle by Rachel Joyce The title drew me to this book, I like beetles – earwigs always make me smile – and foreign travel has long been a lure. It was, I thought, an extremely strange read about the adventures, seventy...
May Days Photography Competition

May Days Photography Competition

… warmer days, birds in the garden, blossom, mowing the lawn, lighter nights, veggies growing, hanging baskets, clear night skies The rules are simple One entry per WI member All entries to be submitted as a photograph by email to Sarah Make sure you...
2021 Newsletter No 13 from Anne

2021 Newsletter No 13 from Anne

Dear Friends, Well, here we are, crossing our fingers as the Lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted.  Let’s hope that our progress towards a return to normality will continue. The Board of Trustees and the sub-committees are beginning to plan some live events for...

Public Affairs Update

We hope you enjoyed the Evening with Margaret Thatcher on 12th March. Wasn’t Lesley Smith a marvellous speaker, taking on the persona of Margaret Thatcher? Just a reminder that the last of our Serious Science lectures is on 27th April with Professor William Chaplin,...
Meet the New Trustees – Anita & Trish

Meet the New Trustees – Anita & Trish

Anita Dudley Treacle Tarts WI When I joined the WI in 2013, I was working from home with my husband.  Our children were on the cusp of leaving home and I was feeling rather isolated.  My mother-in-law who has been a WI member for 30 years, invited me along to her WI. ...

WFWI £5 On-line Zoom Vouchers – now available

WFWI £5 Zoom Vouchers are now available.  Perfect as a gift, raffle prize or to put in your WI meeting bags. The vouchers are £5 and can be redeemed against any of our WFWI on-line talks. To buy vouchers just email . Each voucher is individually...

Your Federation Needs You !

WI Advisers are a great bunch of enthusiastic members who just do exactly as the name suggests … help and advise other WIs, so that everyone gets the best from their membership. Do you enjoy helping others? Are you a good listener? Do you enjoy meeting people?...

Do you need a Judge for your Show ?

Is your WI or village hoping to hold a show later this year, if so you might need a WI Judge? Click here for the application form for WI Judges for your 2021 Shows.  Completed forms should be emailed to      ...

Rivers Quiz … the answers

Here at last … all the answers to our annual quiz, this year it was Rivers! Click here if you would like to take another look at the questions RIVERS ANSWERS 1              AVON 2              SEINE 3              PLATE 4              SOMME 5              CLYDE...
What does your subscription fee include ???

What does your subscription fee include ???

Click here to download a really useful poster that explains what your subscription fee includes The subscription fee from April 2021 to March 2022 is £44. That’s about £3.66 per month! What does my membership include?  A fun and welcoming place to make friends and...
WI Archives – A Precious Resource

WI Archives – A Precious Resource

WI ARCHIVES – A PRECIOUS RESOURCE By Gillian Crisp Why should we care about our archives? They tell us about yesterday. They need looking after today – So we can use them tomorrow. They are records of social history and evidence of decision making and are, therefore,...
Poetry Mornings 2021 – dates for your diary

Poetry Mornings 2021 – dates for your diary

Did you enter our Summer Verses Poetry Competition? Do you enjoy poetry? Would you like to find out more about poetry? Why not join us in 2021 at our quarterly poetry get togethers when we enjoy reading and listening to poetry on a given theme, together with coffee,...