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JINGLE ALL THE WAY QUIZ - RESULT

First of all, a big thank you to you all for taking part in this quiz which has raised an excellent £217 for Federation funds thanks to your efforts in both buying, and in many cases, selling on extra copies to your family, friends and fellow members. I do hope you all enjoyed taking part.

In total, I received 84 entries which were marked by my dear friend Sally from Chester. However, out of these only five were all correct and the winner drawn at random was Marguerite from Wigston Magna WI. Congratulations to her who I am sure by now has treated herself to something nice with her prize.

By far the most common error was the answer for Clue 4: Long for (4). The answer required was ‘PINE’ but many of you had put ‘WISH’. Clue 33. Mr Nureyev (8) caused a few wrong answers. I know that his name was spelt ‘RudolF’ but that has only 7 letters; this being a Christmas Quiz I was looking, of course, for dear old ‘RudolPH’ as the answer. Most got this answer correct. Clue 21: Frozen precipitation (8) yielded a few individual SNOWFLAKE answers, which has 9 letters of course. Correct answer was SNOWFALL. The correct answers are below so that you can check all the answers for yourself:

1.CRACKERS, 2.WRAPPING, 3.ADVENT, 4.PINE, 5.MISTLETOE, 6.STABLE, 7.SLEIGH BELLS, 8.DANCER, 9.CRANBERRY SAUCE, 10.HO-HO-HO, 11.MANGER, 12.POINSETTIA, 13.GREETINGS, 14.CINDERELLA, 15.GOOSE, 16.TINSEL, 17.PRANCER, 18.PRESENT, 19.NOEL, 20.PUSS IN BOOTS, 21.SNOWFALL, 22.GOODWILL, 23.STAR, 24.SWEATER, 25.DASHER, 26.MYRRH, 27.WASSAIL, 28.DECORATIONS, 29,THREE WISE MEN, 30.MINCEMEAT, 31.CHIMNEY, 32.SHEPHERDS, 33.RUDOLPH, 34.WREATH, 35.VIXEN, 36.NUTS, 37.RESOLUTIONS, 38.NORTH POLE, 39.FRANKINCENSE, 40.LAPLAND, 41.MELCHIOR, 42.PANTOMIME, 43.COMET, 44.NUTCRACKERS, 45.NATIVITY

I am about to embark on my next quiz which I shall be launching at the ACM on 19th March, and hopefully emailing out to subscribers during the week prior to the meeting. Look forward to seeing you there.

Take care one and all, and many thanks again.

Sue Lobb

IFE Training

Would you like to become an Independent Financial Examiner, training can be given to individuals or groups. We need more IFE’s to help with end of year accounts. You do not have to be a member of the WI, husbands and friends are welcome to apply. A fee of £20.00 is paid as expenses for each set of books examined. We need more help to keep the scheme running in your federation.

Any interest please email: maryhobbs@lrfwi.org

ANIMALS GALORE QUIZ

This proved to be a very popular quiz and yet again my thanks go to all of you who bought a copy and entered. Animals Galore Quiz 2021 raised an excellent £189 for Federation Funds, so well everyone who took part. Altogether, 89 entries were received out of which 26 were all correct. The lucky winner drawn at random from these was Linda Martin of Thurnby and Bushby WI, who received her £25 prize in good time for Christmas. Well done, Linda - hope you treated yourself to something nice, in addition to a well-earned coffee for your hubby who, I understand, contributed the odd answer!

Commiserations to those of you who also got all 45 answers correct but weren’t lucky in the draw - better luck next time. To the remaining 64 who didn’t manage to work out all clues correctly, take comfort from the fact that most of you achieved something between 42 and 44 correct. Common mistakes were:

Clue 12 - lots of MEERKATS spelt with a ‘C’ rather than a ‘K’

Clue 21 - quite a few PRAWNs rather than SHARK; first of all, I hadn’t capitalised the ‘r’ on ‘right’ so wasn’t indicating you should use it, and in any case a prawn is a crustacean not a fish!

Clue 27 - too many mispelt WILDEBEEST - my clue was pushing you to an anagram of ‘edible stew’ which doesn’t contain the letter ‘A’, thus ‘wildebeAst’ answers were incorrect.

Please avoid using padded or bubble wrap envelopes when sending in your entries and £1 coins. It is commendable to recycle envelopes of course, but if you must use thicker ones, please don’t just assume through size alone that it’s ok to stick just a 2nd class stamp on it. I’ve had a few over the past couple of quizzes where I’ve had to pay excess postage to the Post Office simply because the senders haven’t checked the postage rate prior to posting.

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and above all Safe 2022

Sue Lobb

FIFTY OF YOUR FIVE-A-DAY QUIZ RESULTS

Thanks to everyone who supported this quiz which yielded a much needed and welcome total of £190 for Federation Funds. Special thanks as always to those members who sell on copies to their fellow members as well as friends and family; you know who you are and how much I appreciate your support and help.

Altogether 82 entries were received, out of which 29 were all correct.  From these, the lucky winner drawn at random was  Alison from Nottinghamshire - not a Leics/Rutland member, but who purchased her copy from Wing WI. Alison has now received her prize of £25.

Click here to see the full answers.

I am now working on my next quiz, so for those of you on the subscribers’ list, keep an eye out for your copy landing in your inbox by mid-October.

Many thanks once again.

SUE LOBB

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The Food and Flowers Committee needs your help!

Are you a Creative Cook?

Do you have a Flair for Flowers?

Have you been Tempted by our Taste and Trys, and Enlightened by our Event Days?

Are you Itching to share your Ideas and Desperate to add Diversity to our Deliveries?!

We are looking for members willing to make up a new Food & Flowers Committee.

Please contact WI House if you are interested!


Associated Country Women of the World

2020 has been a year like nothing else most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. However some things have continued including the need for women across the world to be empowered through education, economic self-reliance and improved health. ACWW has worked to improve the lot of women in many developing countries for nearly 100 years, supported financially by women like you and me. Women’s Institutes have contributed through the “Pennies for Friendship” scheme and my thanks go to every Institute who has contributed again this year, even though members have not been able to meet as a group. In 2020 a total of £2236.78 has been sent so far to ACWW – one Institute gave a donation envelope to every member and then collected these by visiting everyone - an opportunity for a socially distanced chat at the door.

It is still not too late to send a donation – cheques made out to “ACWW” – to the Federation Secretary at WI House in Leicester.

More information about the work of ACWW can be found on their website https://www.acww.org.uk/.


Competitions - Dual Membership

A query regarding members holding dual memberships entering national competitions has recently been brought to our attention.  To clarify...

It is recommended that should a member, with a dual membership, wishes to enter a national competition, then she must decide which WI she is entering under and remain loyal to that WI; it would be inappropriate and unfair if the dual member contributes to one or more WI competition entries, therefore she may only enter under one WI.

Be a WI Adviser!


WI Advisers are members just like you, who have been put forward by the federation to fulfil this role. As a WI Adviser you would establish new WIs and help existing WIs to grow. As well as developing new skills, such as public speaking and digital communication, training will offer you a recognised qualification. The team meet monthly on Zoom. Why not contribute to the success of LRFWI and beyond? Interested? Contact Mandy @ mandycutler@lrfwi.org