June…

Tuesday 14 June My last Board Meeting It seemed almost surreal today as , after four years as Chair this was my last one.  We spent most of the time sorting and double checking plans for the AFM on 5th July.  Its looking like a fabulous meeting. There are still...
Ladies Walking Netball

Ladies Walking Netball

We are a group of WI members and friends who meet on Monday mornings from 9.30am until 10.30am in the gym at Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa to play Walking Netball. For Health, Mental Stimulus, Friendship, Fun and Learning New Skills (not to be taken too...

Happy New Year ….

It’s been great … To talk to so many dedicated and enthusiastic Officers from our WIs across the county this week.  Really appreciate your support. Thursday 13th January Goodbye and thank you To our Federation Administrator Sarah, who has worked very hard for the...
Competition time … What’s New 2022!

Competition time … What’s New 2022!

Try something new in 2022 and enter our photo competition … Try your hand at cake decorating, dust off your knitting needles, dig out that paint set you’ve never used or put your new sewing machine to use. Have a go at creating your own cards, make a pair of earrings,...
Resolution selection time

Resolution selection time

Hi all, I thought I would introduce myself. I am Sue Gill, your new Resolutions Co-ordinator, taking on the role from Gillian Crisp (very big shoes to fill!). You may have seen that this year’s resolution shortlist has been announced and we have five interesting and...
St Marys Warwick – Christsmas Tree Festival

St Marys Warwick – Christsmas Tree Festival

Look at our wonderful tree at St Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival 2021 . This year their will be a real BUZZ about the Warwickshire WI tree as we raise awareness of the plight of bees and how we can take action to decelerate the UK honeybee population. This is a...
Ever thought about … Speed Crafting !

Ever thought about … Speed Crafting !

Speed Crafting At their November meeting Warwick WI had a go at “speed” crafting. Members sat round tables in groups of 5. Demonstrators moved from table to table, staying for 10 minutes to show how to construct a quick, Christmas make. All the materials were provided...
Craft Survey … the results!

Craft Survey … the results!

Craft Survey 2021 – Creative Activities  Thanks to those members who completed the Federation Creative Activities (CA) Committee online survey in the summer.  We were keen to get our members’ steer on where to focus our efforts in offering future craft...

Hey you busy bee? A new WI is coming to Coleshill

For more information contact Lynne  email – or mobile – 07932 186838
Queens Green Canopy in Warwickshire

Queens Green Canopy in Warwickshire

QUEENS GREEN CANOPY – THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY IN WARWICKSHIRE We are writing to you from Warwickshire County Council and the Warwickshire Lieutenancy, to encourage your organisation to take part in the The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique tree...
Do you need a Judge …

Do you need a Judge …

… for your 2022 WI or Village Show ? We have Judges in the following areas Cookery Preserves Crafts Floral Produce Click here for an application form  
Public Affairs Newsletter Nov 21

Public Affairs Newsletter Nov 21

Public Affairs Newsletter – Nov 21  Find out all the latest about the campaigns that the WI are supporting and what is happening in Warwickshire Modern Slavery Resolutions Get Drastic on Plastic Craftivism Take Action on Afghanistan Click here to find out...

November News …

Tuesday 30th November Coercive Violence What an interesting and thought provoking talk on Zoom tonight by Dr Emma Katz.  It wasn’t the most comfortable of subjects to listen to but I am jolly glad I did. Monday 29th November Cyber Safety…. Great Zoom this afternoon....
Anton is coming to Warwickshire !

Anton is coming to Warwickshire !

Have you heard ??? Anton is coming to Warwickshire!   Wednesday 9th March 2022 Dallas Burston Polo Ground, Southam, CV47 2DL Doors open 12 noon, to be seated at 1.45pm. Open to Members AND Guests.   Brought to the public’s attention through the hit show Strictly Come...
A new WI in Coleshill

A new WI in Coleshill

Ever thought about joining the WI ? Well a new WI is coming to Coleshill   To find out more, join us next Tuesday (26th Oct) 7.30pm Coleshill Community Centre, Temple Way, Coleshill, B46 1HH   Or tell your friends and family in Coleshill   The WI is all about...
Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

Our quizzes are never easy and this one was no exception!  Here are the answers … did you get question 20 correct ?!? Thank you to everyone who bought a copy and had a go. The winners were 1st Ann Jakeway (Southam WI) £30, 2nd Pam Sampson (Brinklow WI) £20, 3rd...

Autumnal October ….

Sunday 31st October COP26. Inspired by Sue Gill and the ladies of Stockton WI I managed to get a few No More Loopholes bracelets made (not by me…. my craft skills are legendary in their non-existence.)  My niece was fortunate to be attending this weekend and she took...
Veggie Soup with Cheese

Veggie Soup with Cheese

Thanks to Trustee, Trish Handsley for sharing this lovely Autumn recipe “I tried this soup recently when I was over-run with courgettes from our allotment. Its easy to make, tasty and freezes well. (with thanks to BBC Good Food where it gets 5 stars)”...
Sweet Marrow & Chilli Pickle

Sweet Marrow & Chilli Pickle

Sweet Marrow and Chilli Pickle 3lb marrow – peeled and cubed 3lb onions –chopped MILD: Two chillies, deseeded and chopped finely HOTTER  : Three chillies with seeds left in and chopped finely Layer marrow, onion and chilli in a bowl, sprinkle each layer with salt and...
Still time to book …

Still time to book …

Fancy a day out in London? … we have extended the closing date to book tickets to Thursday 15th oct  With a drop off on Park Lane you will be perfectly placed to shop shop shop, do some sight seeing, or enjoy a lunch or afternoon tea … the options are endless!...
Warwick WI Craft Group

Warwick WI Craft Group

We were delighted to welcome back Warwick WI Craft Group this week. They hire the room upstairs at Federation House once a month to get together and craft. This is the their recently completed bunting, with each pennant made by a different member The current project...
FREE Books

FREE Books

Calling all avid readers … we have a large quantity of The Unlikeliest Packer books which we would like to pass on to our members and WIs. We have plenty to go around and so you could give one to each of your members or perhaps the members of your WI book club,...
Treasure Hunt 2021 … The Answers!

Treasure Hunt 2021 … The Answers!

Did you join us on the Treasure Hunt last week ? Find out how you did.. Goodhead, Askew, Bull Davenport Devonport Fennell Rita Dawkins 71 years Chain link fence, wooden fence, brick wall Park Lane Tithe Lodge 2.2m height limit Catterells Coaches One The Byre 12.5...
The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week 18th – 26th September 2021 In September we are joining with other members of The Climate Coalition to organise the Great Big Green Week – a huge call for action on climate change The Great Big Green Week will take place from 18th to 26th...
What does COP 26 mean to us?

What does COP 26 mean to us?

COP 26 is the annual UN Climate change conference to be held this year in the UK – from 1st -12th November in Glasgow. HOW ARE WE INVOLVED? The NFWI are part of a Climate Coalition and are already supporting the Glasgow Action Plan. In addition the NFWI will be...
See Nuneaton Acorns on TV!

See Nuneaton Acorns on TV!

Watch Sewing Street & Jewellery Maker this Saturday (tomorrow) to see members of Nuneaton Acorns WI Page   You will see Chris Johnstone at 8:50am JewelleryMaker (Freeview 71, Sky 674, Virgin 756, Freesat 807 or YouTube)   And the Angela Struthers and Marina...
Rev Richard Coles Lunch – Cancelled

Rev Richard Coles Lunch – Cancelled

Lunch with Rev. Richard Coles 5th October 21– CANCELLED It is with regret that the lunch event planned next month with guest speaker Rev. Richard Coles has been cancelled. This is due to circumstances at the venue that are beyond our control. We are desperately sorry...
Flower Power – Winners

Flower Power – Winners

Thanks to Trustee Glynis Forknall for taking on the judging for our latest competition… “Firstly thank you so much Ladies for entering the competition and the high quality of everyone’s entry. I have carefully looked at them all and I am amazed at how much...
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 …
Coastal Resorts Quiz – The Winners & Answers !

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...
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...