Saturday 26th February
Anton Du Beck is a complete Sellout!
Delighted with the news that every ticket for this event has been sold. Just waiting to see if anyone emails in a question for Anton
Friday 18th February
Off to France for a few days R&R so there won’t be a Blog…….. au revoir!
Thursday 17th February
Digital Mailing Day…
I was very relieved to have managed to get an individual email sent out to over 2600 Warwickshire members for whom we hold and email address today. I also managed to email all details of the digital mailing to all secretaries together with a copy of the individual member’s email for Secretaries to give to the members who wouldn’t have received it for themselves. PHEW!!!!
Tuesday 15th February
Did you show the love yesterday and today?
Did you wear your green heart? The Trustees certainly did! And did you send your postcard which was free with WI life to someone important as aa reminder? I certainly did!!
Members of the Membership and Promotions Team ( M&P) met today to discuss helping our WIs with promotions and recruitment.
Saturday 12th February
Trustee Christine Dyer received a certificate of appreciation from the NHS for her work as a volunteer during the Pandemic. I am sure many of our members received a similar commendation as I know so many of you have worked tirelessly throughout the Pandemic for our communities.
Friday 11th February
Well done, Anita.
Trustee Anita Dudley has organised a fabulous Zoom talk for March – How your wardrobe could save the Planet. Take a look at the website for full details !
Thursday 10th February
Another Warwickshire WI looking forward to their Centenary.
The members of Wootton Wawen WI are really looking forward to their Centenary celebration later this month! Congratulations, Ladies.
Tuesday 8th February
Live Board of Trustees meeting.
It really was great to see the Board get together in person today. We had masses of business to complete- including planning for the Annual Federation Meeting at Dallas Burston on July 5th. We approved a number of events for the future including a trip to Hay on Wye and a Golf Taster day. It feels like we might be working towards getting back to normal…. ( fingers crossed!)
Sunday 6th February
Congratulations Your Majesty.
It’s the start of the Queen’s platinum Jubilee celebrations today. We have all sorts of plans for the celebrations later in the year. Watch this space!!
Thursday 3rd February
At my own WI at Newton Regis tonight. We heard all about the history of the hatting industry in Atherstone. Totally fascinating talk.
Tuesday 1st February
First signs of spring…
The garden is starting to perk up a bit. Snowdrops form great drifts under the trees, the pansies are flowering boldly in the pots and tubs and the daffs are poking their heads up! Lovely!
Sunday 30th January
Just getting the office stuff under control…
The weekly Newsletter for Secretaries is going quite well and we seem to be getting all of the paperwork in. Just got to master the ticketing for Anton- which is really quite major.
Friday 28th January
To members of Hatton Park WI who re-planted the planters outside Federation House they look absolutely great!
Wednesday 26th January
Excitement at Federation House!
Trish , one of the Trustees was present when the replacement stairlift was fitted today. She had a great time practicing riding up and down!
Tuesday 25th January
Annual Meeting and a new WI!
What a day! We had a great Annual Meeting on Zoom this morning with Joel Ashton, rewilder extraordinaire as our guest speaker. We were delighted to welcome Jeryl Stone, National Treasurer and member of our very own Hampton Lucy and Charlecote WI to open the meeting. The business was all transacted efficiently and then we settled down to listen to Joel who was very helpful and informative!
Then in the evening I was delighted to attend the first meeting of Twin Rivers WI in Coleshill, which went extremely well too.
Monday 24th January
All prepared for the AFM?
Its been a busy old week with lots of paperwork and emails to get sorted ready for the AFM tomorrow. I think we are just about ready. Fingers crossed!
Tuesday 18th January
I have decided not to tell you all about the time I spend answering emails and general WI queries. Its quite a busy job and I am very grateful to Sue Myhill and the other Trustees for picking up some of the work. Sue is dealing with all the financial transactions so her life is very busy with all the ticket sales coming in.
Monday 17th January
Another great Zoom meeting…
Patricia Carswell was really interesting tonight and her account of her work was fascinating. Well done, Terry Barker for organising this for us.
Sunday 16th January
It’s that special time of year when the Seville Oranges arrive. Just love making marmalade!