Board of Trustees Nominations
No nominations have been received for new members to stand on the Federation Board of Trustees 2021-2023. As a result, no election will take place. The Board are keen to co-opt members and would welcome observers to board meetings. If you would like to observe a meeting please get in touch.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for ‘Trustee Tuesdays’ to find out more about our current board members!
County News will be produced by the Federation office following the resignation of the County News Committee. A big thank you to the County News team on the excellent work they have done in producing our newsletter over the years.
Please send WI articles and photos, poems or anything that you would like to share with fellow members to email@example.com and we will include what we are able to.
WI House is open for collections on Tuesdays 10-12. Please contact Sarah Freeman, Federation Secretary by email or on 0116 2661342 Option 2 to arrange a timed collection slot.
The Accounts Department is open on Wednesdays 9.30am-1pm. Please call 0116 2661342 Option 3 to speak to Anila.
WI House closure
WI House will be closed week commencing 19 October due to annual leave.
PAT Testing at WI House Tuesday 27 & Thurs 29 October
If you would like to bring items to WI House for PAT testing please contact me by phone or email to arrange a time slot on the dates below
10am - 2pm on Tuesday 27 October
10am - 12noon on Thursday 29 October
PAT testing will be invoiced later at £2.50 per item.
Support for members during Covid 19
Recent Results of Federation Quiz 2020
Membership Subscription Extension
The NFWI has been very concerned about the disruption this lockdown period has had on WI meetings and activities and your membership experience this year. We recently held consultations with all federations to discuss ways in which we can acknowledge this in our membership subscription this year.
We are delighted to share with you that as a result we are offering a three month extension to this year’s membership subscription. The next renewal date for membership subscriptions will therefore be 1st April 2021. In addition, from this point onwards, membership renewals will always be in April. This is to acknowledge the feedback many of you shared with us during the recent Strategic Vision consultation about the challenges of the January payment date and how you wished to see this changed in the future.
We know that many WIs have responded creatively to the practical challenges posed by lockdown and we continue to be inspired by the activities being delivered to ensure members remain connected during this difficult time. However, we do appreciate that this period has meant that many members have experienced disruption to their WI experience and therefore we hope the additional three months will provide some compensation to acknowledge the disruption.
An update for you on the two resolutions that were due to be discussed at the NFWI Annual Meeting this year. As the Annual Meeting was cancelled, the two resolutions were not able to be debated or voted on by delegates.
The NFWI Board of Trustees has decided that in these exceptional circumstances, the results of the shortlist selection process will be used as a proxy for the Annual Meeting vote.
Ladies something to look forward in the not to distant future, don't forget the Federation Holiday at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel from 25th January to the 29th January 2021 to see detals
|Margaret Johnston Writing Competition 2000||‘On a street where I live’||Winner Margart Towsey, Ratby WI|
|Edith Buckley Poetry Competition 2020||‘A Favourite Walk’||Winner Sue Wainwright, Thorpe Acre WI|
|Programme Competition 2020||Winner Melton Afternoon WI|
|Federation Art Trophy 2020|
A Tree Stump
|Winner Beverley Ashby, Loughborough Ladies WI|