News, Events & Stop Press

Have a look at the events on the County Office page and register.

2021:

We have a Zoom Craft & Chat every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. This will give you a chance to meet up with other members and show & chat about your crafts. It will not last long starting at 10.00am until 10.45am.  We hope you will join us. Get the coffee ready!
Would you like to begin an easy exercise class?  We have a Chair Pilates class every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 2.00pm Cost £5 a month 
Come and join our Zoom Book Club now every 3rd Wednesday @ 2.00pm - 3.00pm.  Share a recent a book you have read and find out from other members their most enjoyable book. For any of these Zoom events please email: admin@nottswi.org.uk  give Event, Name & WI please. If you are already registered you do not need to re-apply each time. 

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BULB SCHEME: Please make members aware that if they have ordered bulbs, they will be late this year. Unfortunately, the recent wet weather has prevented them from being lifted so they should be with your members from mid-October onwards.

SEATED EXCERISE: Please note that since printing the Sport & Leisure flyer which accompanies this month's Hornblower, we are now unable to offer the seated exercise sessions.

YEARBOOK: The 2021/2022 Yearbook is included in this month's mailing. Our e-version is updated regularly and can be found on Sharepoint in WI Information

In November we have

fed events 

Coming up in January  2022

2022 events

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Event reports:

It was a pleasure to welcome members for lunch at the ‘Women in Farming’ event. Our speaker Clare Leggott, a former Nottinghamshire NFU Chair gave us an account of her life as a farmer – the high and the lows of running her farm. How she worked on a daily basis and the more ‘political’ aspects of what is affecting the coming years in farming. Members went home saying how they had enjoyed a wonderful lunch and listening to an excellent speaker.

We had a great afternoon at our first indoor event, WELCOME BACK on Friday 17th September at Oxton Village Hall. Members brought along their lockdown makes and what a wonderful array of crafts there was on display. Tea and cream scones or cakes were served, the WI Shop was busy and the Communications Team helped members with digital problems. The Miles for May was on display and the Sheila Norris Challenge entries 2019 were beautifully displayed - a lot of thought going into the exhibits made by WIs.

The Centenary Pennants were on display around the room and vases of sunflowers helped to bring a light-hearted mood to everyone. Of course we had a raffle with display boards promoting all our coming events. Some members told us their stories about their makes. It was a lovely afternoon at last meeting up and seeing friends again!

welcome back crafts

Access for Office 365   Link available on top of the Federation web page.

Have you accessed Office 365 yet? Are you a WI Officer in your WI? Do you have email access? You have already been sent a username and password. Then please use our secure Nottinghamshire WI site for sending and receiving emails to and from the Federation.

We are using  the Outlook email address to contact your WI. It is important that you look at your WI email address for information that is being sent as it may need a reply.

You can contact the office or any of the contacts included on the list. The Federation Officers, the Trustees, WI Advisers and Sub-Committee members can all be contacted using the secure Nottinghamshire WI site through Office 365 Outlook. The Members' Information link is being added to all the time, there is also access available to all our members by, going to office.com, signing in using members@nottswi.org.uk,please apply to the Federation office for the password. you can see the Events calendar, Members' Information, enclosures and application forms. If  any help or information is required it can be obtained by sending an email to vicechair2@nottswi.org.uk

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2020: Below are photographs of Keepsake Blankets made by Nottinghamshire WI members during early 2020.

Photographs taken at QMC Ward F22 

Over 70 blankets, Hearts and Owls were taken to QMC on Monday 11th May. What a fantastic response in such a short time.The Staff were overjoyed with them. Thank you all.

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blanket

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Here is a photograph of 2 Patchwork Keepsake blankets made by Jane Jefferson this week. Wonderful

Jane keepsake blanket

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