May … we all stay safe

Friday 29th May Met up with the Officers this morning for a quick planning meeting- even though we aren’t technically doing anything at the moment there seems to be much to discuss! Thursday 28th May Busy day … Lovely to talk to Kathy and Sarah first thing with Sue...

May … we all stay safe at home

  Sunday 10th May Bit of a WI Afternoon. Well, it was a bit cold outside to do digging so I have done all my routine WI Stuff. Newsletter, Blog and a Book Review so far! Better get on and check I have everything ready for the Board meeting on Tuesday! Saturday...

All Change April!

Thursday 30th April Check in with the Chair day! Every Thursday morning Ray (who has the patience of a saint I must say) has the job of videoing me spouting off on Check in with the Chair. This week was filmed indoors and featured my Gran’s recipe for Rhubarb and...

A March like no other …

Tuesday 31st March Nice to see you, to see you nice… Had my first Zoom meeting with Sarah today. It was so lovely to see her and to be able to discuss things “face to face”. I am so pleased with the way she and Kathy are handling this very difficult situation. Got the...

February … show the love

Fri 28th February All ready for Tutankhamun! Can’t believe we are taking 98 members to see the Exhibition next Thursday! Just been checking all the coach lists and the Risk Assessment documents. Spoken to the Blue Badge Guides too. All very exciting! Can’t wait!...

… And that was January !

Friday 31st January Policy Spent much of today working with various members of the Board on checking our range of Policy documents. Next Tuesday is our Annual Policy Review Day and we are all working in teams checking loads of documents. Thank you, Margaret for...

December …

Thursday 19th December CIO – we have done all we can……… hopefully the Federation will officially become a Charitably Incorporated organisation on the 1st January 2020. This won’t change anything for our members but will make us a very happy Board of Trustees! Looking...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...