Communication Team



Chair Suzanne Plamping

Are you looking for something new in 2022? Are you wanting to get involved in Federation activities? Then the opportunity to join the newest Committee might be what you are looking for. The aim is to oversee all aspects of communication with and on behalf of the Federation. This includes all media contact, social media, website, printed format and  'in person' promotional events. To develop and publicise WI campaigns and promotions. if you are interested



No More Violence - Date for your Diary – 25th November

Nottinghamshire Federation of WIs are working with Soroptimist International of Nottingham and Nottingham Playhouse where an event with a Vigil will be from 11am –2pm with poetry readings and speakers. There will be indoor and outdoor space, so come rain, snow; or sunshine the event will be able to go ahead.

What we do need is orange flowers – there are patterns available in the enclosures, on Notts Fed website; SharePoint and saved in the files in Facebook Group (or use email We want to create a veil of orange flowers, to be hung outside the playhouse. Any pattern, size of flower will be great, it would be useful to have a pin on the back to make attaching them to the net easier and to be given out to highlight the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

If you can please share any photographs you take of your creative activity on social media, tagging @NottinghamshireWI and using the hashtags #GenerationEquality #orangetheworld #16days and #spreadtheword.

Please send your poppies/flowers to County Office by early October, this gives us time to create the installation. Thankyou


green week

The Communications Team have several things being organised for the BIG GREEN WEEK, 24th of September to 2nd October. THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK IS THE UK’S BIGGEST EVER CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY ACTION TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROTECT NATURE. More details of events, local and national are on the

Keep a look out on our social media, website, enclosures and of course in Hornblower. We hope to have something for all including talks and activities. If your WI are planning an event or activity, please let us know, or you might want to take a pledge like Cotgrave WI to be plastic free


LOGODevelopment of the Digital Team

In April we had the first digital team get together of those interested in supporting the WI members with digital matters. This is not a closed group and more people are welcome, whatever level of commitment you can give.

In the meantime, if you have any problems accessing Microsoft Office or Creating Social Media pages please contact the County Office, so that we can resolve any problems.  Some sessions will be planned soon, so keep an eye out in Hornblower and on digital formats, but we would like to know of suitable locations. So if you have a meeting room that you think would be suitable let us know via email or complete the questionnaire  - you can access this by clicking the link or by using the camera on your smart phone or tablet on the QR code.CODE

In March “Kinoulton WI” committee organised a training session via zoom on MS office and accessing the website, which was useful for trainer and committee members. Sometimes questions from members bring things to light, now there is e.g copy of the “WI-Account-Book-and-Financial-Statement"  available on MyWI but is now also available in WI Information on Notts SharePoint. We are looking forward in hearing from you so that we can offer the session you require. The Digital Team


Hints & Tips:

Here's how you can book Nottinghamshire Federation Events online using Eventbrite: The events can be found on this link

  1. Use the link to go to the Nottinghamshire Fed event listings
  2. Choose the event you wish to book.
  3. Click “Register” (green)
  4. Fill out registration information.
  5. Click “Place Order/Register”(orange).
  6. An order confirmation is sent by email.
  7. You will receive a reminder of your event the day before and on the day of the event.


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