North Yorkshire West

Julie Clarke Julie Clarke

Chairman's Introduction

We are an exciting Federation offering many activities and events for both educational and social benefit for our members.  Being a very large geographical area from Manfield in the North to Sutton Craven in the South, Burton in Lonsdale in the West and Aldborough in the East incorporating the beautiful towns of Harrogate, Richmond, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales made famous by James Herriot.

Presently we are a small Executive committee with many other members helping to create opportunity for our members, continue to explore our website and if you would like to know more than contact our secretary and she will help you.

Julie Clarke

A Merry Christmas to All from the Board of Trustees:
Julie, Lesley, Sylvia, Margaret, Anne, Carol, Pat D, Gloria,
Pauline, Pat T and Michelle

North Yorkshire West Centenary Events can be previewed on this link to Centenary Events Page .

We hope there is something for everyone to attend and join in - so plan your year now.

NFWI's Centenary Baton visited our county in April

Follow the Baton on Twitter: WI Centenary Baton @theWI_baton2015 and view the current photos in the at the following link which takes you to the photos uploaded from our Federation

2015 Centenary Celebration

Nine Northern Federations Present:

A Spectacular Craft and Flower Exhibition entitled

100 Shades of Green

Kiplin Hall, Richmond, DL10 6AT
Sat 16th – Tue 19th May 2015
An ideal WI outing for your 2015 programme?

Nine Northern Federations are co-operating to mount a celebration of 100 years of the WI. Each Federation has been allocated a room to display their crafts and floral decorations. North Yorkshire West's room is the Library. We need your contributions - see this linked page for full details of everything green - made in the last 100 years

2015 London AGM Visitor tickets

At this stage we do not know how many we will be allocated, requests must be put in writing to Michelle and these will be allocated on a First Come First Service Basis. A telephone call will not be recorded until the request is recieved in writing. Presently we have recieved 25 written requests. Always indicate if you wish to travel & stay with us  or travel and accommodation independantly, therefore simply require a Visitor Ticket. This will help once we receive our allocation in October from National.

Don't forget to check for Autumn Course Vacancies here.

National AGM at Leeds Arena 

For reports and pictures of the AGM following this link

But this picture is the most interesting for Yorkshire North West - Julie Clarke receiving her certificate for winning the Centenary Fruit Cake Competition and her recipe will be in the celebration book and served to attendees at the AGM in 2015

The Great Yorkshire Show

8/9/10th July

Our Demonstrations including a reference to the previous week's other big Yorkshire Event  - the Grand Depart 

More photos have been uploaded to the news page follow the link here

NEW WI Formed  

At Cowling near Keighley meeting at the Village Hall 1st Thursday of the Month at 7.30pm - web page will follow soon.

Other visits in planning for later in the year  

 Further details  see Events 2014

Spring Council Meeting

27th March 2014

Link to pictures from Grassington are on the Reports and News page follow the link here 
The mInutes of last year's Spring Council 2013 can be downloaded here

2014 Events and Workshops

More events and workshops added see the linksrt New Container