Please do share this newsletter letter with as many of your members as you can. It is also available on our facebook page (www.facebook.com/WarwickshireWI)

Dear Friends,

What a week for the Federation! Our first ZOOM event was on Monday night with Louise of Silver Sentiments was very successful and it was great to see over fifty Warwickshire WI members on screen. Looking forward to seeing lots of you over the next few weeks!

We had a Board Meeting on Tuesday and have made some VERY exciting plans for the 2021 Annual Federation Meeting on April 28th. Do put the date in your diary!

On Wednesday we launched our new Competition ……… Get Creative and Fill a Vase…. Take a photo and email it to Sarah at by 12 noon on 9th July.
I am really looking forward to seeing all the entries in a Gallery on our website. Why not check it out in the Gallery section

And on Thursday we were able to announce the winner of our Summer Verses poetry competition. You can hear the winning entry on Check in with the Chair Number 14

We are extremely grateful to Jane Waters and Gwyneth Roe who undertook the mammoth job of judging almost fifty entries from across the county. The results were as follows:

WARWICKSHIRE SUMMER VERSES 2020

1ST PLACE “SWALLOWS SOAR” BY MARION FEWKES, WOLSTON WI

HIGHLY COMMENDED –
The Softness of Petals Barbara Alcock, Snitterfield WI
The Warwickshire Spring Maggie Pink, Kenilworth WI
Once upon a Time in Lockdown Kate A Harris, Deerings Regent Daytime WI

SPECIAL MENTION –
Lockdown Jill Price Kineton WI
The Romance of Travel Shirley Lowe Rowington WI

Our Judges said:
“We were very honoured to be asked to judge this competition and enjoyed reading all the 49 super entries. Who knew we had such talented members in Warwickshire? It was extremely difficult to choose between them, it was obvious that they had all been written with love and all deserved to be considered. Well done, all you entrants. Once we get back to normal and can resume our meetings, we hope you will come and join us at one of our Poetry Mornings. We enjoy reading and listening to poetry on a given theme, together with coffee, biscuits and the companionship of like-minded poetry lovers.”

It’s absolutely great to see so many of our members taking part in our activities. Thank you all for your support, as always.

With all good wishes

Anne

PS If you have updated or now have an email address then please don’t forget to tell your WI Secretary and MCS Rep.