Dear Friends,

My Mum always used to start her letters to all her friends and relations with
“I hope this letter finds you and yours well, as it leaves me and mine, we are all well.”
So I do hope that this letter finds you well.

It’s been an interesting week at Federation level as we have been debating the best ways to help your WIs to resume their meetings in the autumn, when and if they wish to do so.  NFWI have issued some very helpful guidance, which has already been distributed to your Presidents and Officers.  There is lots to think about and I’m sure they will be in touch with you about this as time goes on.

We are hoping to re-open the Federation Office from 1st September and your Trustees are busy compiling Risk Assessments to ensure that we can do so safely … for visitors and staff. More news on this in due course.

Our events on ZOOM are going very well and it has been great to see so many of you joining in!

The next ones are:
Cathy Morris Vintage Singer – Monday 27th July at 7pm – £5
Indian Block Printing Talk and Demo – Saturday 1st Aug at 10.30am – £5
John Johnson from Johnsons Coaches – Monday 3rd Aug at 7pm – FREE
Author Clare Pooley – Monday 10th August at 7pm – £5
On Line Safety Advice – Thursday 13th August at 2pm – £5
Just contact Sarah to book your place ()

Thank you all for your wonderful entries for the Get Creative and Fill a Vase Competition.  The range and quality of entries was very high and certainly gave the Judge, Trustee Veronica Chapman, a headache!!  After much deliberation the results are:

1st – Tam Reuter – Warton WI

2nd – Sue Steel – Norton Lindsey WI

3rd – Maggie Bence – Southam WI

There were also four entries which were highly commended

Beryl Hessey – Cawston Grange WI, Jose Royle – Hillmorton Paddox, Jo Hope – Wellesbourne WI and Moira Race – The Revel WI

I can’t wait to see all your entries for our Virtual Show and boy, oh boy, am I glad I am not expected to act as a Judge!

I do hope you are finding these weekly updates useful and I look forward to better days when we can all meet in person.

With all good wishes