Federation News

Federation News

October 2017

Nominations for Board of Trustees 2018-2020 - Please note that the closing date for nominations for the 2018-2020 Board of Trustees is fast approaching - nominations need to be at the Federation Office by Tuesday 17th October 2017. If you have lost your nomination form please contact the office at

Speakers List 2017 - Following a successful audition held by Len Valley District we would like to welcome Kate Ellis, The Able Label to our List of Speakers

ACM Stewards - We are looking for energetic, pro-active members who would be happy to work as Stewards at our Centenary Annual Council Meeting at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday 21st March 2018. Duties are varied and can involve plenty of walking and climbing stairs, so you need to be fit! Application forms were sent out to all WIs in the September End of Month posting, so please tell your WI Secretary if you would like your name to be put forward. Priority will be given to applications from 3 or 4 members travelling in one car so we can keep expenses down. Alternatively email the office at with your details (please title the message Stewards Applications). The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.

August 2017

Do you want to see John Rutter? - Bearsted Green WI are organising a trip to see John Rutter perform at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 6th December. Tickets are priced at £50 which includes coach travel - there is only one pick-up point at Tesco, Grove Green at 3.30pm. If you would like more information please contact Jane Backshall.

July 2017

Please make a note in your diary that the Centenary Annual Council Meeting will be held at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

The NFWI Annual Meeting will be held at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on Wednesday 6th June 2018

Speakers List 2017 - Sue Duckworth is offering 2 new talks :

The Canterbury Tales; and The English Garden & Capability Brown

June 2017

A big thank you from Medway Foodbank

Thank you once again for the generosity of your WI members in donating to Medway Foodbank. You donated an amazing 1012.6kg (over 1 tonne) - wow! Your generosity will make a tremendous difference to the lives of many people in crisis.  

~ Kevin Jennings, Medway Foodbank Warehouse Manager

Lost Property - A blue London Tote bag was left behind at the Home Economics Annual Day at Crofton Halls on Thursday 13th April. If you recognise this as yours please contact the Federation office to arrange return.

2018 Federation Calendars

Thank you to all the ladies who submitted superb photographs for inclusion in the 2018 Federation Calendar. Sadly we did not receive enough suitable entries and therefore the decision has been made not to produce a calendar for 2018

May 2017

List of Speakers 2017

Unfortunately there has been a problem with Categories 2 and 3 in the List of Speakers - talks have been assigned to the wrong speaker. Amendment sheets were distributed with the booklets at the ACM but if you would like a copy of the amendment sheet please email Linda at

April 2017

Speakers Auditions - Help Select Our Speakers

Len Valley District will be holding an Auditions Day for our List of Speakers on Monday 22nd May at Lenham Community Centre and Darland District will be holding an Audition Day at Howard Memorial Hall, Gillingham on Thursday 1st June. Application forms for tickets will be sent out to WIs in those districts but if you are interested in going and would like an application form please contact the Federation Office and we can send one through to you.

New Talk by Delia Taylor - 1930s The Golden Age of Hollywood