RESOLUTIONS WORKSHOP

As we all know the WI is renowned for taking on tricky issues and using our ‘voices and choices’ to make a difference! Much of this reputation stems from the WI’s Resolutions process and the innovative campaigns that evolve from it. Have your voice heard and make a real impact on local, national and global […]

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Show the Love Again in 2018

Following the success of the 2017 event, the NFWI will once again be taking part in Show the Love in 2018. A community pack with exciting ways you can take part and new craft and baking templates will be ready for members in November. Please contact the Public Affairs department with requests for receiving the community pack […]

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Find Time to be Kind this November

Following the adoption of a Resolution on Loneliness at the 2017 Annual Meeting, the NFWI has launched the ‘Link Together’ campaign. The campaign calls on every WI member to pledge to take action to tackle loneliness in their own communities, starting with marking World Kindness Day on 13 November.   To find out more about […]

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Resolutions 2017

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7 June 2017 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns. Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination […]

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“DIVERSE ESSEX”

CENTENARY SHOW AND FAMILY FUN DAY FRIDAY 7TH and SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017 10am to 4pm at WI CENTRE, HATFIELD PEVEREL Advance Tickets £5.00 Tickets on the gate £6.50 Children under 12 years, free entry Come and join us with your friends and family for a fun day.  View all the wonderful entries of craft, […]

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CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATH

Thursday 30th November At the WI Centre Cost £32.00 Doors will open at 9.45am for 10.00am start to 3.00pm Come along and get in the “festive spirit”.  Lesley Grove will be guiding you through the techniques to achieve a beautiful Christmas wreath. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and you will go home with a […]

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Resolutions 2017

The two Resolutions that will go to the AM in Liverpool are: Alleviating Loneliness:  ‘This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to offer […]

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Members’ Monthly Memo – April

Brief news from your Membership Advisory Committee The Bulbs are springing up and its the sign of New beginnings,           New ideas for your meetings, New Members and New WIs opening. All members will be signed up by know and looking forward to the exciting           programmes for the coming year. This is also MCS […]

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County Annual Meeting – 17th March

Crown Plaza Resort – Five Lakes Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights Maldon CM9 8HX Doors open 9am (for shopping!) for 10.30 am start – 3.30 -4.00pm finish Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee stands will be available.   Guest Speaker: Anton du Beke!

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Textile Christmas Decorations

Saturday 28 October OR Monday 13 November, 10.00am – 3.30pm. WI Centre, Hatfield Peverel Ticket cost £26.00 (including materials) We are delighted to welcome Pat Lumsdale to Essex. Pat is a very popular tutor at Denman, working with textiles for over 35 years.  Her first love is “playing with fabrics”. Come and join us “playing […]

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Centenary Ball 2017

We’re starting the countdown to the Centenary Ball! This black tie & formal dress event will be at Chelmsford Race Course, on Saturday 25th November 2017. The evening will include a 3 course meal, live entertainment from The Cassettes band and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets during the evening, to win some lovely prizes. […]

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Retirement

 After 10 years of hard work as a WI Adviser for Essex Federation, Tricia Evans retired at the end of 2016. Tricia has been a familiar, friendly face to many WIs throughout the county, offering support and guidance in her own unique and often humorous way. Tricia also played a particularly active role in forming […]

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‘Show the Love’ in February 2017

Campaign pack below In February 2017, people across the country will make, wear and share green hearts to Show The Love for the places, people and life we want to protect from climate change. Many of our most cherished places are already affected by climate change – and many more across the length and breadth of […]

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Pros & Cons Meeting

          Would you like to more informed about the chosen Resolutions? Would you like your WI to make an informed decision when voting?   Then come along and join us in this lively discussion! There will be: Guest speakers on the Resolutions. Discussion and Debate. Go back to your WI enthused […]

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CRAFT OPEN DOOR FRIDAYS – 2017

WI Centre 10.30am to 3.00pm. Bring your own craft projects (sewing, knitting etc.) and enjoy a day of happy chatter whilst you work away doing your own thing. A regular monthly get-together. There is no obligation to attend every month. A nominal charge of £3.00 per attendee will also cover tea and coffee – bring […]

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DIVERSE ESSEX – Friday 7th & Saturday 8th July 2017

Federation Show  The entries for the various classes are coming in and we are looking forward to seeing those scarecrows! We will have a selection of traders on site for those who enjoy a bit of “retail therapy”.  Plus, fun for the children with face painting, bouncy castle, name the scarecrow and hopefully Punch & […]

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Resolution Shortlist – 2017

Go to the link below  to read the 6 Resolutions that are on the short list, loads of information to download to help you make an informed vote.   The Resolutions are:    Provision of appropiate welfare and safe space for women and children in refugee camps Plastic Soup FGM; more awareness for more action Supporting […]

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Resolution Shortlist 2017

1. Alleviating loneliness This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.   […]

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2017 Centenary County Annual Meeting

CROWNE PLAZA RESORT COLCHESTER  Five Lakes, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex CM9 8HX Friday 17th March 2017 For our Centenary year we begin the Celebrations with an extra special County Annual Meeting. The meeting will be full of interest: a pageant, and the speaker will be Strictly’s Anton du Beke! We will have Country Markets and also […]

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