This time last week …

This time last week …

This time last week our intrepid WI members took to the waters … well done everyone glad you stayed dry! What next I wonder …
UK Coastal Resorts Quiz – now available

UK Coastal Resorts Quiz – now available

As our members and WI friends will know, we test your brains at the end of every year with our cryptic quiz … well this year we are delighted to offer you an extra summer quiz with the theme ‘UK Coastal Resorts’. We are posting each WI Secretary a...

MEDIEVAL ANTIBIOTIC STUDY

Freya Harrison, from the School of Lice Sciences, one of our Serious Science lecturers, is carrying out a study at the University of Warwick, that she would like WI members to take part in. The trial is being run in collaboration with Warwick’s Clinical Trials...
Spotlight on Sub Committee Members

Spotlight on Sub Committee Members

In Warwickshire we have four very active sub committees. They meet every other month and along with the Board of Trustees they arrange all the trips, workshops, talks and lunches that we offer to members  Creative Activities Leisure Activities Public Affairs ...
Bursaries – Leam Boat Centre

Bursaries – Leam Boat Centre

Over the last few years we have worked with Leam Boat Centre on several successful watery events, including this weekend when we have nearly 30 ladies having a go at Paddle Boarding!  The Boat Centre is now offering bursaries so if you or your WI knows anyone who...

July is here … Blog

Sun 18th July Had a day off WI stuff today And raised some money for the Dalmatian sanctuary we had Cooper from by doing a Car Boot sale. Made £82 out of a few bits we no longer needed or wanted! Saturday 17th July Insurance, meetings prep and Runner beans! Trying to...
Don’t forget to recycle for ACWW

Don’t forget to recycle for ACWW

The last bagful of recycled items that we sent off to Recycling for Good causes resulted in a cheque for…£132.10p for ACWW! (The current total collected for the Education Fund from Warwickshire is £1094.61) Associated Country Women of the World – ACWW What...
Hello from Stockton

Hello from Stockton

Our June meeting was held at the Football Club and although it wasn’t the celebration of our 90th anniversary which we held there last year, the enjoyment was even greater as we hadn’t met all together since last September! We had over 30 attending and we also...
W F W I Planters – facelift for the summer

W F W I Planters – facelift for the summer

A message from the WI Members who very generously gave up their time (& plants!) to give the W  F  W  I planters at Federation House a new lease of life for the summer! “FOR THE RESILIENT WOMEN OF WARWICKSHIRE WIs … Who over many months kept families...
A WI Picnic – Kingsbury WI

A WI Picnic – Kingsbury WI

Message from Sue Denstone – Kingsbury Treasurer “We thought you’d like to see some pics of our WI Picnic at Kingsbury Water Park. It was the first opportunity for members to meet up after lockdown. About 20 members attended and really enjoyed catching up...
A refreshing tip for Fizz Friday !

A refreshing tip for Fizz Friday !

Refreshing Tip… Did you know that a certain supermarket (has something to do with Nectar) sell a little bottle of Prosecco flavouring and if you add it to a bottle of pink lemonade (full fat or diet) then serve with ice it is a lovely refreshing drink that...
WI Promo Packs

WI Promo Packs

Order a promotional pack … We know lots of women are interested in joining the WI at the moment and so to help you promote your WI locally we have prepared a special promotional pack for you. The pack contains copies of WI Life, Become a Member leaflets plus,...
Time to order your 2022 Diary

Time to order your 2022 Diary

Time to order your 2022 WI Diary Orders for the 2022 diary are now being taken. Next year’s diary will have a green cover that is completely recyclable. Please contact your WI Secretary or order one. (£5.50)
A belated happy 102nd birthday to …

A belated happy 102nd birthday to …

Hampton Lucy & Charlecote WI ! Thank you to Jane Whyatt for the report and wonderful photos “22 members met in the garden of Charlecote Village Hall last week, first real meeting since September 2020. Even the  sun was happy for us ! Special guest was...
£50 Prize for Flower Power Competition!

£50 Prize for Flower Power Competition!

FLOWER POWER COMPETITION Your Flower Power entry could be … A fresh flower arrangement., knitted, painted, crochet, needle felt, watercolour, cross stitch, sugar work, patchwork, embroidery, origami, clay, pressed flowers, hand drawn, screen printed, applique...
Scam Awareness 2021

Scam Awareness 2021

2021 Scams Awareness Campaign, which will take place from 14 – 27 June. This annual campaign is all about creating a network of confident, #ScamAware consumers who are able to recognise a scam, report it to the appropriate agency and talk about their experiences...
Wishaw WI Reunited

Wishaw WI Reunited

After months on Zoom and WI meetings in a bag Wishaw WI were finally reunited in June. A blanket made of squares knitted by members was showcased followed by a celebratory fun game of croquet. Thank you Terry Barker for sharing these great pics, it’s great to...
Summer Makes and Bakes …

Summer Makes and Bakes …

Summer Makes & Bakes with Anne & Sue! Join our resident experts at the stove and sewing machine for an informal crafting and cooking chat. Anne will have some great tips for using your garden/allotment produce and Sue will share some of her wonderful quilts...
Warwickshire WIs Book Club

Warwickshire WIs Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Would like to share and discuss books with others? Are you in need of some new author suggestions? Warwickshire WIs is looking to start an on-line Book Club. Lots to discuss so if you would like to be part of this new group then why not join us...
Summer Makes & Bakes

Summer Makes & Bakes

Thank you to Anne for sharing this lovely recipe, if you give it a go please let us know! Cheese and Courgette Muffin Surprise 225g Self Raising Flour 100g Courgette – grated 100g Cheddar- grated 175ml Milk One Egg 55ml Olive Oil 10 Cherry Tomatoes Salt and black...
Lady Denman Cup Writing Competition

Lady Denman Cup Writing Competition

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. @The National Gallery Lady Denman Cup Competition 2021 “Let me show you what a woman can do!” Schedule The NFWI is pleased to announce that the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2021 will...
Did your WI take part in a Scrapbook Competition ?

Did your WI take part in a Scrapbook Competition ?

Calling all WIs who took part in the WFWI Scrapbook Competition in the 1950s or 1960s! In the 1950s and 1960s Warwickshire Federation held some village history scrapbook competitions and I know that some of you still retain your entries as part of your archives. We...

June Blog Time

Friday 25th June- Saturday 3rd July What a wonderful week away….. North East Scotland was beautiful in the sun, and we had a lovely break. Wednesday 23rd June Flower Power Competition….  Sarah has come up with another super competition and I couldn’t resist posting my...
Compassionate Hands

Compassionate Hands

Thanks to Christine Kennedy of Kineton WI for sharing her lovely makes for the NHS “I have been keeping busy during lockdown knitting/sewing/crocheting for University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. My garden has my attention now. But will resume crafts...
May Day Winners

May Day Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our May Days Photography Competition, we’ve had some lovely entries which our judge, Vice Chair Julia Baker thoroughly enjoyed looking at to pick the winners. 1st Mary Eaton – Bee and Blossom – Warton WI Judges...
Shimmy into Summer …

Shimmy into Summer …

Click here for the Membership and Promotion Newsletter Jun 21 … Helping your WI be the best it can be! The Adviser Team are ready to help your WI stand out from the crowd so get in touch if you need any help getting started again and lets have some fun...
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 out of May!

Monday 31st May Bank Holiday in the sunshine. Couldn’t have picked a better few days to open our garden to visitors.  Delighted to have a visit from three week old Ava today! It was also lovely to be supported by several Board members who trekked up “to the north” to...
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,...