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Public Affairs and International Apeal 2019 - Derbyshire Young Carers

Click here for the Wish List for ideas of gifts to donate - Thank you

MESSAGE TO ALL DFWI EMAIL CONTACTS FROM DIANE MCHARG

Cathedral Windows Patchwork

Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover S44 6JD
22 May 9.30-3.30

The closing date for this event has been extended to 30 April.

Contact Sue Coulton for information - 01246 824510

National Annual Meeting Bournemouth 2019

If you have applied to go to the meeting on Wednesday 5 June 2019 as a Visitor or Observer you will receive a ticket and Visitors will have both travel and accommodation for the two nights stay.

Details will be sent to everyone once we receive the tickets from NFWI

Delegates - if you are unable to attend it is your/your WI responsibility to find a someone else from your WI to attend in your place, or to pass it on to the next WI on the Linking List.  Please keep us updated at all times.  Please remember to get the votes for all four WIs that you are representing.

Visitors and Observers – if you are unable to attend it is your responsibility to find someone else to replace you – but please keep us updated at all times.

Thank you

Arlene, Fay and Viv – WI Secretaries have our contact details or you can phone/email the Office

Afternoon Tea with the Hidstory Wardrobe
Tuesday 23 July 2019

Lunch at Morley Hayes (to replace the Hassop Hall lunch)
Thursday 10 October 2019

Forn information on both above events please click here

County and Bakewell Shows 2019

A decision has been made by the Board of Trustees not to have a presence at either the Bakewell or County Shows in 2019

Denman Brochure 2019

The new course brochure has arrived! Hurrah! Yours should be in the post but if you don't get it by Friday then get in touch! Or download it from our website! https://buff.ly/2nVPBHY

The votes have been counted! NFWI Resolutions 2019

Federations have been informed today that two Resolutions will be put to the vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Bournemouth.
Decline in Local Buses (35,194)
Don’t Fear the Smear (20,825).

Total votes cast 105,184.

DFWI Board Of Trustees - Federation Officers 2019-2020
Chair
- Chrissie Booth
Vice Chair - Sheila Berry and Diane McHarg
Hon Treasurer - Anne Bellamy
Assistant Treasurer - Sam Hall

Public Affairs and International - Visit to Veolia Recycling Plant – Friday 12 April 2019
Mansfield MRF, Warren Way, Crown Farm Industrial Park, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 0FL
Join us for a tour of the plant and first-hand information on just what we should be putting into which refuse and recycling bin! An opportunity to ask the questions to hopefully clear up some of the confusion and myths around recycling today.
Friday 12 April 2019 meet up from 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start of an approximately 2hour tour. Refreshments will be provided.
Limited places available. Apply for tickets in the usual way to Derbyshire House enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope for tickets in-cluding a £2 admin fee by Tuesday 2 April 2019. Any queries please contact Viv Rhodes on 01919 723437 or email vivr1@yahoo.co.uk
Extra date added - Friday 17 May 2019 10.30 am to 12.30 pm due to the interest in this event. email Viv Rhodes if  you are interested and would like to attend.

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NFWI-Wales has launched a new competition for members to enter as part of its Not in my Name campaign.

Established in 2012, Not in my Name aims to end Violence Against Women (VAW) by raising awareness and recruiting male ambassadors to make a pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male VAW.

The 2019 competition is ‘A Calligraphy or Word Art Picture in any medium’.  For the competition guidelines click here

This competition is open to members across Wales, England and the Islands and we would welcome your support in promoting the competition within your federation. Members can download the guidelines from the NFWI-Wales section of My WI and the website:-

My WI - https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/wales/nfwi-wales-news/2019-not-in-my-name-competition

Website - https://www.thewi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/348032/Competition-Guidelines-final.pdf

Please do not hesitate to contact the NFWI-Wales Office should you require further information.

FUN(D) RAISING COMMITTEE present:
AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE HISTORY WARDROBE
TUESDAY 9 JULY 2019
WYASTON VILLAGE HALL
2.30 PM - TICKETS £15
CLOSING DATE -31 MAY 2019

Contact Judy Stanhope: 01293 703266
or email: judystanhope@hotmail.com

Media Hub - Flicknic Friday 5 April 2019
1.00 pm start
Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP
Bohemian Rhapsody
No tickets will be issued - just turn up
£3 per person to include tea, coffe and biscuits

DFWI SPRING WALK 2019
STANTON MOOR AND BIRCHOVER

This easy 5 mile circular meadow and moorland stroll, along good but sometimes uneven paths, offers wonderful panoramic views of wooded hills and valleys along with moorland and purple heather. It also passes ancient sites such as the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Earl Grey Tower and Rowtor Rocks.
MEET
When - Thursday 9 May 2019
Where - Free Car Park opposite Birchover Stone Quarry on Birchover Road. Nearest post code is DE4 2BN which takes you to the centre of Birchover village, take Barton Hill then Birchover Road – the car park is on the left.
Time - 10.00 am start
Gear - Suitable clothing and footwear suggested, along with snack and drink as we will have a short break.
Please feel free to fund raise in aid of your chosen charity – or 'Walk the World'.
This is another of Chris Gilbert's walks – please contact her on 07711740588 or chrisgilbert123@gmail.com if you intend walking or with any queries you may have.

DFWI SPORTS AND LEISURE COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR TALENT!!!

From Diane McHarg,
DFWI Vice Chairman

You will be delighted to learn that Chrissie Booth has agreed to be nominated for the National Board of Trustees. You will have received the relevant documentation and I urge you to vote for her - obviously!

Unfortunately, under Chrissie's nomination information it indicates she has no Federation nomination - this is NOT correct - she has DFWI full backing and encouragement.

Lynne Stubbings, National Chairman, has telephoned me to let me know that the Federation nomination was not received and has apologised for the error, realising that Chrissie would, of course, have our full backing.

All information re nominations is also on MyWI.

Please ensure your members have this information when they come to cast their votes. I know you will agree with me that she would make an outstanding contribution to NFWI.

WALKING NETBALL IN ASHBOURNE

Walking Netball is really taking off in Derbyshire with new venues being set up.
Anyone in the Ashbourne area is very welcome to come to the Ashbourne Leisure Centre each friday from 10.30am until 11.30am and join in with the great group of ladies who have been coming to that session.  A super fun activity 🏀👍come on down and bring a friend!
For more information call Jenny on 01335 360171

ACWW Spring Supporters Day

Monday April 15h 2019 @ Derbyshire House

Doors open 10.15am for 11.00am start  

Enjoy coffee/tea/biscuits, a browse round the stalls,

Speakers and a raffle

Close with tea at 3pm approx

Cost £8.50 (incl lunch and refreshments on arrival and end of day)  please send cheques to ACWW Derbyshire inc SAE c/o Derbyshire House. Closing date Monday 1st April

Lady Denman Cup Competition 2019

For application form for The Lady Denman Cup Competition Click here

A CHALLENGE FOR ALL
DERBYSHIRE WI PHOTOGRAPHERS

We are looking for photographs for the
2020 CALENDAR.
To feature
VIEWS FROM A DERBYSHIRE WINDOW
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD BE CLEAR ORIGINAL PRINTS 7"X 5" max size
LANDSCAPE (HORIZONTAL) ORIENTATION
PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAR AND SHARP FOR REPRODUCTION.
PLEASE WRITE. YOUR NAME. AND ADDRESS ON A STICKER
ON THE BACK OF HARD COPY PRINTS
DO NOT WRITE ON THE BACK OF THE PHOTO.
Enclose a SAE if you wish photos to be returned to you

Entries should be sent to Derbyshire House either by post or sent in digital format via email
Closing Date:12.00 noon Thursday 2 May 2019 to be judged week commencing Monday 6 May 2019

Cathedral Windows Patchwork
Tutor: Josefina Snawden
Venue: Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover, S44 6PX
Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: £30
Please bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat, fabric and usual sewing kit.
Tea and coffee will be provided during the day but please bring a packed lunch with you.
Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 10 April 2019
Please send a cheque made payable to DFWI with applications and a SAE.

NFWI Resolution Briefing Meeting.
Wednesday April 17th 2019.
The Ballroom,
The Whitworth Community Centre.
Darley Dale. Matlock. DE4 2FT.

Doors open: 10am for 10.30 start until 12.30pm.
Cost: £3.50 per delegate including coffee/tea on arrival.

Please use a DFWI application form and send a cheque payable to DFWI including a SAE to Derbyshire House.
Closing date: March 28th 2019.

This is an opportunity to hear and ask questions of informed speakers on selected resolution(s) which will be presented at the NFWI Annual meeting to held in Bournemouth on Wednesday June 5th 2019.

We do not yet know which of the shortlist of resolutions will be selected until sometime in February.

There is ample parking space at the venue and at the car park next door. A lift is available to use for access to the Ballroom. WIs should be prepared to fund the cost of 1(one) ticket. Every WI applying for a place will be allocated a ticket.

Resolution Coordinator and contact: Diane Smiles on 01773 828586 or dianes192@gmail.com

Sport and Leisure
Scrabble Tournaments

Wednesday 8 May 2019 7.00 - 9.30 pm
Broadway Baptist Church, Derby
Wednesday 22 May 2019 7.00 - 9.30 pm
Darley Dale Methodist Church
Friday  24 May 2019 7.00 - 9.30 pm
Chinley WI Hall
Teams of 2 - please bring one Scrabble Board - £8 per team
Apply in the usual way to Derbyshire House - stating prefered venue and an email address wherever possible
Closing date - 12.00 noon April 10 2019

COUNTY QUIZ
Aston on Trent, Baslow, Buxton, Mickleover, Staveley, Swanwick, Turnditch (subject to confirmation)
THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2019
£12 per Team of 4 - Two Teams per Institute
Closing Date 8 March 2019
STRICTLY NO LATE APPLICATIONS -WHEN ENTERING A TEAM PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH VENUE
No spectators are allowed due to limitation of space. Teams are welcome to bring drinks and nibbles.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM - QUIZ COMMENCES PROMPTLY AT 7.30PM

Public Affairs and International - Visit to Veolia Recycling Plant – Friday 12 April 2019
Mansfield MRF, Warren Way, Crown Farm Industrial Park, Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 0FL
Join us for a tour of the plant and first-hand information on just what we should be putting into which refuse and recycling bin! An opportunity to ask the questions to hopefully clear up some of the confusion and myths around recycling today.
Friday 12 April 2019 meet up from 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start of an approximately 2hour tour. Refreshments will be provided.
Limited places available. Apply for tickets in the usual way to Derbyshire House enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope for tickets in-cluding a £2 admin fee by Tuesday 2 April 2019. Any queries please contact Viv Rhodes on 01919 723437 or email vivr1@yahoo.co.uk

Shibori Ribbons Workshop - with Heather Vickers
Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street DE22 1GP
Thursday 11 April 2019 10.30am - 3.30pm
£30 plus £5 for materials to be paid on the day
Silk Shibori ribbon is a versatile base for beadwork. You will use bead embroidery techniques to turn the ribbon into a pendant or brooch using beads, pearls or crystals.
Tea and Coffee will be provided during the day but please bring a packed lunch with you.
Closing date Thursday 7 March 2019.
Please send a cheque made payable to DFWI with applications and a SAE. If there are more than two applicants from the same institute please send an envelope 9 x 61/2 “ (23 x 16cm)
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER WORKSHOP IN THE NORTH LATER IN THE YEAR

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SUBSCRIPTION FEES 2019

The NFWI Board of Trustees has set the membership subscription fee for 2019 at:

Full Membership £42 - NFWI portion £11.70 - WI portion £20.50 - Federation portion £9.80

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For the results of the competitions at the County Show 2018 click here

Huge congratulations to our very own Bolsover WI for coming 3rd in the Elizabeth Bell Digital Story Challenge

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NEW WIs FOR 2017

Calver & District WI is a newly reformed Derbyshire WI, here are Kat and Sarah the Secretary and President at their first Committee Meeting since forming. Monthly meetings will be held in the Derwentwater Arms, Calver on 3rd Thursdays each month at 7.30pm. Best wishes to them and their members.

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NEW WIs FOR 2016

The League of Ladies WI in Glossop had their inaugural meeting on Wednesday 27 July 2016.  51 new members attended.

Meet members of the newly formed Woodville Whirlwinds WI - fantastic name ladies!

Woodville Whirlwinds WI - New WI

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Say hello to the members of Whaley Bridge WI Committee

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NEWLY FORMED WIs IN 2015

Photographs of two newly formed WIs during 2015.  Please send any information of other new WIs from 2015 and, of course, those hopefully formed in 2016 to the editor.

Members of New Mills WI

Clay Cross WI Committee Members

Clay Cross WI Members
Clay Cross WI Members

Cliffe Park Dronfield WI

The President of Cliffe Park Dronfield WI with two WI Advisers

DERBYSHIRE HOUSE is our Federation Headquarters.

The Federation office is open between 10 am and 2 pm Tuesday to Thursday. During this time the office is manned by part-time staff, if you contact us outside these hours the answer phone is always on when the office is unoccupied.  We will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible.

The Hall is available for hire, please see DFWI Hall Lettings below.  New audio visual is available to hire at an extra cost, please contact the office on 01332 342596 for further information.

DFWI Hall Lettings

When visiting Derbyshire House for an event, etc. please note that on-street parking is very restricted. Please display a DFWI parking pass (available from DFWI HQ) on your windscreen to prevent receiving a parking fine. The traffic wardens are trying to cut down on university students parking  on the roads around Derbyshire House, so please be aware of this when visiting.