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Would you like to try an Advanced Driving Course this autumn? IAM Roadsmart in conjunction with NFWI are running a course locally - in Rotherham on Saturday 13 October 2018 price £40 per person. Click here for details and here for the application form
For details and information on the Anne Hale Trophy 2018 click here
CHATSWORTH AFTERNOON TEA, 4TH July 2018
And the winners are!!!!!!!
Diana Munro Whitwell WI
Elspeth Cunningham Ashover WI
Caroline Fleming Longford WI
Katheryn Charlesworth Mickleover WI
Judith Rimmer Youlgrave WI
Pam Cash Tupton
Jean Harrison Turnditch & Windley WI
Jayne Tysoe Sawley WI
Mrs V C Taylor Ticknall WI
Helen Simmons Calver & District WI
Glynis Stafford Breaston Belles WI
Pat Barlow Wormhill WI
Jayne Cox Melbourne WI
Heather Peet Chesterfield Town WI
Vivien Cope Breedon on the Hill WI
Jane Dawes Bolsover WI
Margaret Taylor Wormhill WI
Pamela Bibby Stapenhill WI
Yvonne Waterson South Wingfield WI
Pauline Hallam Ridgeway WI
Patricia Fowler Castleton WI
Liz Parkes Swanwick WI
Judy Noble Cromford WI
Christine Booth Wingerworth WI
Gillian Edwards Chapel en le Frith WI
Sarah Heron Ashford in the Water WI
Sheila Berry Mosborough WI
Margaret Bagshaw Great Hucklow WI
Jane Smith Tupton WI
Jackie Coxhead Pentrich WI
Liz Mangle Barlborough & Clowne WI
Sue Bonsall Pentrich WI
Janet Chambers Cromford WI
Stephanie White Risley WI
Patricia Loudon Breadsall WI
Susan Walker Ockbrook & Redhill WI
Sue Coulton Bolsover WI
Margaret Ashford-Bryant South Normanton WI
Diane Metcalfe Edale WI
Susan Hornby Killamarsh WI
Mary Kempton Beighton WI
Julie Waterfall Pentrich WI
Margaret Randles Dronfield WI
J Gasior Breaston WI
Fay Rumley Long Eaton WI
Rosemary Rumble Edale WI
Ann Warne Buxton area
Catherine Treves Baslow WI
Rosie Fisher Duffield Afternoon WI
Caroline Pink Brailsford and District WI
Muriel Wardle Old Brampton and District WI
Barbara Barlow Hayfield and District WI
Pat Walton Tupton WI
Positive body image in a digital age
Raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK
Mental health matters
Healthier Mouth, Healthier Body
Total selections received
CALLING ALL DERBYSHIRE WI PHOTOGRAPHERS
WE ARE LOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE2019 CALENDAR
THIS WILL FEATURE PICTURES SHOWING COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW
PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD BE CLEAR FIRST TIME PRINTS
7” x 5”MAX LANDSCAPE (HORIZONTALLY) SIZE OR DIGITAL FORMAT SUPPLIED BY EMAIL
MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAR AND SHARP FOR REPRODUCTION
PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME & ADDRESS ON A STICKER ON THE BACK OF HARD COPY PRINTS
DO NOT WRITE ON BACK OF PHOTO & ENCLOSE A SAE IF YOU WISH THEM TO BE RETURNED TO YOU
ENTRIES TO BE RECEIVED AT DERBYSHIRE HOUSE BY THE END OF APRIL 2018 FOR JUDGING FIRST WEEK IN MAY
Join members of the Craft Committee for DFWIs very first Sewing BEE
Walk the Derwent Valley Heritage Way for ACWW
ACWW - Walk the World 2018!
Members from Higham and Shireland WI are walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way to raise funds for ACWW from Monday 23 April to Friday 27 April 2018. You can Sponsor the WI participants via: http://virginmoneygiving.com/ChrissieBedwin
Click here to read about the challenge and the itinerary for the walk
Denman Appeal Update: Thanks to your fundraising efforts DFWI recently sent a cheque for £1315.00 to National as a donation to the 'Save Denman Appeal' Well done ladies!
SCHEDULES FOR COUNTY AND BAKEWELL SHOWS 2018
For details of the schedule for the County show 2018 click here
For details of the schedule for the Bakewell Agricultural event click here
LADY DENMAN CUP COMPETITION 2018
For information on the Lady Denman Cup 2018 Schedule click here
For information on the Lady Denman Cup 2018 Individual Entry Form click here
SAVE THE DATES!!!!!!!!!
For details of the DFWI Centenary Programme 2018 click here
For early information about the Competitions and Shows for 2018 click here
DFWI First Sewing Bee! Are you ready?
Bainbridge Hall. Chapel Road. Bolsover. S44 6JD.
(5 minutes from M1 Junction 29A.)
Thursday May 17 2018 9.30am to 4.00 pm
£20 per team (2 ladies per team)
You will be given recycled textiles to create and complete a project. The projects will be judged at the end of the day on their design, finish and suitability for purpose. A haberdashery table will be available for you to use and a list of other items to bring will be sent with your confirmation.
Each team will need 1 basic sewing machine and some knowledge of applique and hand embroidery is advisable.
More information, email Sue Coulton at: email@example.com
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch with you.
Closing date Thursday 5th April 2018.
Please send a cheque made payable to DFWI with applications and a SAE. If there are more than two applications from the same institute please send an envelope 9 x6½ ” (23 x 16cm).
For information on the Subscription Fees for 2018 Click here
Huge congratulations to our very own Bolsover WI for coming 3rd in the Elizabeth Bell Digital Story Challenge
DFWI Centenary Showcase
WE NEED YOU
On Saturday 12th May 2018 we’ll be celebrating 100 years of WI in Derbyshire and we want you to join the party.
We’ve invited all our institutes to help us.
It’s only early February and so far 19 institutes have volunteered to take part and are planning a wide range of exhibits including:-
*A display of 100 years of weddings
* A performance by two different groups will each showcase the songs of a decade:
*The Swinging 60’s
*The Fabulous 50’s
* An exhibit of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
* A display of kitchen utensils and how they’ve changed over 100 years
* A group will be in costume as they cover women in wartime
* An exhibit of a groups’ embroidery covering 100 years of fashion
Can your institute join our growing list of participants?
We’d like to cover the following topics, you can do it any way you like table top display, exhibition panel, performance on stage, demonstration, fashion show
* 100 years of women in sport – think about the Olympics, keep fit or sportswear
* How Education has changed over the last 100 years - from slates, to books then computers, or what women are allowed to learn
* Cover 100 years of toys and games – from Marbles and Whip & Top to Ninteno and X-Box
* Health & Medicine over the period – think nursing or consider treatments & cures
* Changes in our diet, what we eat and cook – different ingredients, changing recipes, from Mrs Beaton to Gordon Ramsey
* Famous women over the last 100 years – Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa, Ellen MacArthur, Jessica Ennis
* Epic events over the century – moon landing, ascent of Everest, first heart transplant, votes for women, first woman fighter pilot
* Communication 1918-2018 – carrier pigeon, telephone, mobile phone, internet
You can choose any topic that has affected the lives of women over the last 100 years.
Call Joyce Brown on 01246 477034 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Say hello to the members of Whaley Bridge WI Committee
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
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.
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.
Contact the NFWI
- Phone: 020 7371 9300
- Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
- Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY
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