Resolution Shortlist

Resolution Shortlist

Here is the shortlist of resolutions for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Look out in your next WI Life and in our WI mailing for details of how to make your selection from The Resolution Shortlist (& please remember that individual members should make a selection) 1. A...
Become a Climate Ambassador …

Become a Climate Ambassador …

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...
Fabric, fabric, fabric…

Fabric, fabric, fabric…

We have been donated some large boxes of fabulous fabric in various sizes, types, colours – see attached. (Thank you Lillies WI) If your WI has a craft group or if you are a seamstress, up-cycler, or maker of nativity costumes you might like to take a look … first...
Lunch with Paul Martin – FINAL TICKETS AVAILABLE

Lunch with Paul Martin – FINAL TICKETS AVAILABLE

Join the Trustees for a Christmas cracker with Paul Martin … FINAL PLACES AVAILABLE. Apply by 7th November for your tickets. A special festive lunch at the wonderful Dunchurch Park Hotel, CV22 6QW 12.15pm for 12.45pm Join us for a sumptuous two course festive lunch...
Craft Survey … have your say

Craft Survey … have your say

Have you completed our Craft Survey? Help us provide workshops and events that members really want. Click below to download the survey (one per WI please) 2019 Craft Survey
Kitchen WIsdom – Sale or Return

Kitchen WIsdom – Sale or Return

Available sale or return at your WI meetings … Now just £5 (was £9.95) with your WI keeping 50p per copy sold! They make excellent Christmas presents, raffle prizes, birthday presents … To arrange a box of books to put on sale at your next WI meeting, please...
Do you need a judge for your 2020 show?

Do you need a judge for your 2020 show?

Each WI has been sent an application form for WI Judges for shows in 2020. If you would like to request a judge(s) for your 2020 Show then please complete and return your form to Federation House by Thursday 23rd January 2020 together with a copy of your show...
Darts 2020/2021

Darts 2020/2021

In order that the Darts Cup can be presented at the Annual Federation Meeting in March 2021, the tournament will start in April 2020 and progress through to the final to be held mid-September 2020 at a venue to be confirmed. Each WI can enter up to 2 teams Teams will...
Quiz now available … Herbs & Spices

Quiz now available … Herbs & Spices

Why not have a go … Each WI will be receiving 10 copies of our highly anticipated annual quiz and these will be available at your November and December WI meetings. If you would like any more copies to give to family and friends or to send with your Christmas cards...
AFM 2020 – keynote speakers announced …

AFM 2020 – keynote speakers announced …

We are excited to announce our keynote speakers … The Butterfly Brothers JOEL AND JIM ASHTON Award-winning wildlife and garden designers, environmentalists and well-being ambassadors Jim and Joel Ashton really are brothers!  They encourage everyone to bring more...
How to add your new Officers to MCS

How to add your new Officers to MCS

As Annual Meetings are underway we know that many WIs will have new Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers to add to MCS. Click on the link below for a reminder about how to do this … How to Change Your Officers on MCS  
WI Flower Power

WI Flower Power

Another great workshop …. On Thursday 12th September twenty ladies gathered together at the Church Lawford village hall for an afternoon of flower arranging. Our tutor for the afternoon was Jane Fox an area NAFFAS demonstrator. She demonstrated a tower construction...
It’s SHOW time …

It’s SHOW time …

Sunday 9th August 2020 – WFWI SHOW! (Bearley Village Hall, Sniterfield Road, Bearley, CV37 0SR) Welcome to the Warwickshire Federation of WIs Show. As everyone really enjoyed the Centenary Show in 2018, your Board of Trustees thought you would like another...
Have you seen the new Denman Brochure ?

Have you seen the new Denman Brochure ?

We’re delighted to also announce that the new Denman course brochure is now available to view as a flip book on our website also (can be found under what’s on> course brochure): Course Brochure Please do take a look and encourage audiences to utilise this new...
Do you need a helping hand to find new members ???

Do you need a helping hand to find new members ???

We would like to draw your attention to an exciting promotional item now available to WIs. This is a printed invitation which you can personalise to invite prospective members to your WI meeting. There are many innovative ways the invitation can be used. Individually...

November already …

Friday 1st November Birthday celebration. What a lovely evening with the members of Studley Priory WI – celebrating their 30th Birthday. All dressed up for a Night at the Races and super food and company. Great! Thursday 31st October Nearly sorted… Spent some...
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 …

Wednesday 28th August Starting to get organised The next Board meeting is coming up soon and we have an O&F (Office and Finance) meeting next week so I have started on the paperwork…… and I made some of Delia Smith’s Olde Doverhouse Chutney with some of those...
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...