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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

CANCELLATION!!!

Sadly, the Variety Show, scheduled for September 27th 2018 is cancelled. While we had some fantastic “acts” lined up for you, there wasn’t enough to provide a full programme for the evening. A big thank you to all of you who had volunteered, hopefully we will arrange something in the future for you to display all your talents.
Sports and Leisure sub committee

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For details and information on the Anne Hale Trophy 2018 click here

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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

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Resolution 2018

2018 resolutions
Selections
1
Positive body image in a digital age
5215
2
Stop FGM
27,640
3
Raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK
20,299
4
Mental health matters
42,327
5
Healthier Mouth, Healthier Body
5560
 
Total selections received
101,041
Resolution 2018 - Mental Health Matters secured 42,327 votes
As mental health matters is ahead of the second placed resolution by over 14,000 selections, the NFWI Board of Trustees has agreed that this resolution will go forward to the Annual Meeitng.
This year’s total is the most selections cast since the individual selection process was introduced, and the first time over 100,000 selections have been cast by members.
The wording of the resolution is as follows:
Mental health matters
Mental health matters as much as physical health. The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.

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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

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Join members of the Craft Committee for DFWIs very first Sewing BEE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Craft Sub-Committee

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: bolsoverwi@gmail.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).

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For information on the Subscription Fees for 2018 Click here

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

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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 joycebrown.wi@outlook.com

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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.