Sunday 12th May
Memory Stick is full!
Spent a couple of hours checking the agenda and paperwork for the Board meeting on Tuesday. I always back up all the papers on a memory stick just to be on the safe side. We have such a packed agenda that we cant afford for any hold ups!

Saturday 11th May
Coffee Morning
Not a WI event but helped my sister to raise money for the Brain tumour Trust today. She lost a very dear friend to this recently so we were all doing our bit today. We made £250 – which was great

Friday 10th May
What an interesting afternoon.
As you know we are trying to move events around the Federation to give everyone a chance of being nearer to events ….. so I went to look at an alternative venue for Paul Martin ( OOOOO yes , from Flog It) for December. What an interesting venue – they offered us a Christmas dinner menu with crackers etc. Might be nice since it’s on December 2nd! No, the flyer hasn’t come out yet!
I will be taking alternative venues and costings to the Board on Tuesday!

Wednesday 8th May
Reminding myself of how WIs work on the ground!
What a lovely evening I had- haven’t been to a Committee meeting for a while so it was a great pleasure to see a Committee in full flow. Honestly, our WIs across the county work so hard for their members!

Tuesday 7th May
What a busy day!
Creative Activities and Leisure Activities Sub-Committees met today and blimey they have got so many activities organised for all you lovely members! Ever fancied trying Taiko Drumming? Nordic walking? Willow weaving? Public Speaking? All coming your way in October and November.! Look out for the flyers in the next mailing!

Monday 6th May
Winchester beckons……
Today’s job- sort out the coach leaders for the various coaches going to Winchester on the Big Day out on 29th July. We are up to 540 participants and that’s a lot of coach leaders!!! Emailing all of the Trustees back and forth to negotiate who is doing what and going from where!

Saturday 4th May
Winchester beckons……
Today’s job – sort out the coach leaders for the various coaches going to Winchester on the Big Day out on 29th July. We are up to 540 participants and that’s a lot of coach leaders!!! Emailling all of the Trustees back and forth to negotiate who is doing what and going from where!

Friday 3rd May
I love it when a plan comes together……
Had several really interesting emails today from Trustees. Julia has got the Quiz all sorted for 22nd May – we all have our jobs and instructions!! Sue has nearly got an ABBA night sorted for us! And the various quotes arrived for the AFM 2020 – all the Board has to do is make a decision about which to accept!

Thursday 2nd May
The Hundred Years Tour!
Well! The Jambuster option worked really well. We had a super day out, Martin The Blue Badge Guide had really done his homework. The weather was kind. The Spanish Flu Centenary Exhibition at The Florence Nightingale Museum was excellent. The fish and chip supper was really good and we got back to Warwick before 9pm. Winner!

Wednesday 1st May.
Where did April go then???
Got all the paperwork sorted for the London trip tomorrow. Thanks to Kathy in the Office for sorting it all out for me. Jeryl Stone will be my Deputy Coach Leader and Veronica Chapman will act as the Emergency Contact at home. (all really necessary in this day and age!) Must set my alarm early even though we are going much later than usual for a London trip. We are trialling what they call a “Jambuster “ option where we arrive at lunchtime, stay later and have a fish and chip supper before leaving after the rush hour. I will be interested to see how it works out. Still think I need to leave here well before 8.00 to be there ready for 9 ish when my ladies start arriving!