Federation Weekly Updates
Weekly Update 12 - June 25th 2020 download a copy here here includes details of how to purchase National Raffle tickets on-line
Weekly Update 11 - June 18th 2020 download a copy here
July Federation Newsletter (and previous months) can be found on Federation Newsletter page
Weekly Update 10 - June 11th 2020 download a copy here
DATE Error - Autumn Lunch 2021 is 9th October 2021
Weekly Update 9 - June 4th 2020 download a copy here - please see National Facebook page for Lynne Stubbings Video re National AGM
Weekly Update 8 - May 28th 2020 download a copy here
Weekly Update 7 - May 21st 2020 download a copy here
Weekly Update 5 - May 7th 2020 download a copy here
Weekly Update 4 - April 30th 2020 download a copy here
Weekly Update 4 onwards are not being issued via email to WI secretaries who may download from this page and forward to their members or direct them to this page for access to the Weekly Update.
Weekly Update 2 - April 16th 2020 download a copy here
Weekly Update 1 - April 9th 2020 download a copy here
Update 24 Mar 2020
Following the advice of our Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, on Monday 23rd March the office at Alma House is closed and will remain so until further notice.
Telephone calls will still be answered but we would appreciate you try to keep these to a minimum.
There will be NO postal correspondence from the Federation and WI Secretaries are urged to check for email communications daily. If anyone is aware of a Secretary that does not use email please pass this message on.
Any notices, updates or announcements will be posted on Facebook and our Website.
Please bear with us as we are doing our best to keep you all informed whilst protecting our employees.
Membership Support Updated 24 Mar 2020
The Membership Support Committee wish all our members well and that you are all staying safe and free of this dreadful Coronavirus. At this time of uncertainty we are doing all we can to stay abreast of developments and following the advice from our Government so that we can cascade that advice to everyone. Undoubtedly there will be many questions from WIs and I have tried to pre-empt these and source answers from NFWI.
Can we delay Annual Meetings until this crisis is over? Yes
Our Officers were intending to step down at our Annual Meeting in April. As this meeting is now cancelled can they stay in the role until we can have our Annual Meeting? Yes
Will our members receive a refund for cancelled meetings? No
How can we distribute the Newsletters that would normally be issued at our monthly meetings? " Hand delivery through letterboxes avoiding contact.
Will we be receiving refunds for the cancelled Treasurer’s training and Fine Tune your W.I. sessions? No
Will these events be rearranged after the country is clear of this Coronavirus? Yes and the payments will be transferred.
If we have any queries can we get in touch with a W.I. Adviser? Yes if you would like to speak to anyone on the Membership Support Committee please email any of the following Committee members.
Pauline Bowman Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Williams - email@example.com
Sue Earl-Armstrong - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Harrison - email@example.com
Pamela Rudd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Ambler - email@example.com
Margaret Merrall - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Butters - email@example.com
No question is a stupid question, if we don’t know the answer we will do all we can to find the answer for you.
These are very trying times but I’m sure we will all come out of this nightmare, wiser and proud of how we all pulled together.
Take Care and Stay Safe.
The Trustees have agree that, as a "Duty of Care" to our members we will be postponing all workshops/training meetings /events including Spring Council until April.
The Federation Office will be closed until April but communication can be made via email or telephone. No visitors to Alma House
WI Website Upgrade
11/3/2020 National Federation is continuing to migrate content currently individual WI programme pages are not yet transferred.
Spring Council 2020 - Majestic Hotel Harrogate
March Sat 28th 10:00am - 3:45pm
Minutes of 2019 meeting can be downloaded here.
There are a number of National and Federation Bursaries to help support your visit to Denman - please see the attached document which contains details of all available bursaries - download a copy here
Please download contact details for your WI's Adviser at the link here
Federation Rock Choir
See Events and Workshop page for details of latest practices