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New WI in West Tanfield - Inaugural Meeting

If you require further information please contact Margare Merrall  email  mjmerral@yahoo.com or call on number is 01677 450652

Final Competition Results for GYS including Public Scarecrow

Please scroll down or download a pdf here

WI

A Sock Creature

Hanging Storage Pod

Macrame Wall Hanging

Fob -style Scissor Keeper

Photography

Art

Circlet/Wreath

Hand-tied Bouquet

Total

Award

Aiskew

X

X

X

19.5

X

X

X

X

19.5

 

Arkendale

19.5

20

X

X

16

16

X

X

71.5

 

Castle Belles

X

X

X

NAS

19

19

11

18

67

 

Coverdale

17.5

16.5

X

NAS

16

15

NAS

14

79

 

Darleys Angels

X

X

X

X

13

X

X

X

13

 

Forest Moor

18.5

18

X

15

14

16

NAS

13.5

95

3rd

Glasshouses

X

X

X

X

X

X

NAS

12.5

12.5

 

Harrogate Bloomers

15.5

20

20

NAS

18

18

NAS

14.5

106

2nd

Harrogate Rascals

15.5

X

X

X

15

X

X

X

30.5

 

Killinghall

X

X

X

X

15

18

X

X

33

 

Kirby Hill

19.5

19.5

18

NAS

17

19

14

17.5

124.5

1st

Knaresborough

18.5

10

X

20

15

X

20

X

83.5

 

Knox

X

X

X

X

14

X

X

X

14

 

Masham

19

X

NAS

X

X

X

X

X

19

 

Melsonby

16

X

14

NAS

14

X

7

X

51

 

Roecliffe

18.5

X

X

19

14

X

20

15

86.5

 

Rylstone

X

X

X

X

X

X

NAS

X

x

 

Sharow & Disrtrict

19.5

X

X

X

X

X

11.5

X

31

 

Skelton on Ure

X

X

X

X

16

X

X

X

16

 

Spa Sweethearts

X

X

X

X

20

X

X

X

20

 

Stray Ladies

19.5

X

X

19

X

X

X

X

38.5

 

Thornton Watlass

20

X

X

X

13

X

X

X

33

 

Threshfield /Linton

19.5

19

X

20

X

17.5

X

X

76

 

Scarecrows - Public Votes

Harrogate Bloomers - Disco Diva- 476

Aspin Park  - Vivienne Westwood-  461

Castle Belles  - Peace Lily- 208

Kirby Hil  - Mary Quant-  201

Public Appreciation for your Efforts at GYS

Received in the office the following comment

A bit of feedback. Hubbie and I enjoyed a lovely lunch in your tent at the Yorkshire Show on Friday. Gorgeous Feta Quiche and Lemon drizzle cake .The catering ladies and the person on the till all working their  proverbial socks off and staying very cheery. Well done, you all contributed to one of my favourite annual trips. Roll on 2023

THANK YOU for your Help at The Great Yorkshire Show

Thank you Party has been moved to Friday 29th July please contact Federation Office to say you can/can't make it due to the change of date or if you were unsure at GYS.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the vast amount of hard work that went into the last two weeks.
It is a huge commitment to give all your time and energy, but it was a brilliant team effort and was done in good spirits ,which passed over onto to customers and helpers .A number of helpers were first timers and all commented on how much they had enjoyed it, thank you to you all for achieving that.
Every one one of you played your part, I will not single anyone out, we are very much a team and we shone through as one.
Heather Stoney - Federation Chairman

FLASH MESSAGE JUNE 2022

We do have a number of important issues we felt it beneficial for you to be informed of before the next issue of the newsletter.

  • June, as you are aware, is the MCS month. Please may we request that if you have changes of positions, that you notify the office. The MCS register maintained in the office is not automatically notified of any changes you make at WI level which means we are not aware of any changes. We appreciate that this sometimes causes you frustration when you think that we already know.
  • There are two requests regarding the newsletter that will be distributed at the end of June for the July/August edition:
    • 1) we do require the order form sending to the office before the 20th June to enable us to process your requests moving forward. If these are not received we will find it difficult to process the newsletters.
    • 2) As our request mentioned regarding the MCS, we do need the contact details of recipients, be it secretary or an alternative, to receive these emails.
  • Please will you be aware of the attachment that has come from the Police, Crime and Fire Service Commissioner. See this page for all details  At today’s Board of Trustees meeting we have agreed that this proposal is sent to all WIs for them to read and action as they feel fit.

We have received this information below from National for your attention:

Me, Myself and WI

  • Now the Me, Myself and WI event has finished we would like to gather some feedback. We love to hear from our members about what has worked and what members would like to see in the future. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
  • If you are a member please fill in this survey:

Fill | Me, Myself and WI 2022 - WI Member Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to complete this short evaluation about the recent NFWI initiative: Me, Myself and WI. If you took part, we would welcome hearing how you got involved. If not, we would still welcome your thoughts to help us understand what we could do differently next year to increase engagement. Please note, responses will remain confidential and used for admin purposes only.

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Please fill out this form

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  • Competition update: 
  • The closing dates for the Lady Denman Cup Competition and the Huxley Cup are both fast approaching, please find attached to this email the updated entry forms and Schedules with the postal address included.
  • Key Dates:
  • Lady Denman Cup Deadline: Friday 29th July 2022
  • Huxley Cup Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022
  • We are looking forward to seeing all the entries from members.
  • We would appreciate your support in cascading this email to your WIs and fellow members.

Great Yorkshire Show 2022

We need your help in supporting the display by producing entries for the competitions and Jams for the sales cart.

Also Catering and Stewards to help run the cafe and display areas over the 4 days of the show, if you can help before setting up your assistance will be appreciated

Download booking forms here :-

  • Competition Entry Form here in Word or pdf format
  • Catering Assistance Form here in Word or pdf format
  • Steward Form here in Word or pdf format

Any queries please contact the office or Julie Clark j-a-clarke@hotmail.co.uk

Alma House will be open from 1 February 2022

Tuesday - Friday 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-3:00

(Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00).


Call To Action

Please download the template letter referred to in the March Newsletter artcile re Task Action to Protect our Right to Protest

in Word Format download here

in Pdf Format download here

further information is available in MYWI at https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/public-affairs-and-campaigns/news-and-actions/take-action-to-protect-our-right-to-protest