Collection for Medway Foodbank
Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday 21 March 2018
If your WI would like to make up one bag of items for the Medway Foodbank there will be a van outside the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells to collect your contribution as you arrive for the meeting. The Foodbank gives three days emergency food to local people in crisis. A strong bag for life could be used, maximum size 18" x 15" x 8"
Items that would be gratefully accepted are :
- Milk (UHT / long life)
- Milk (dried / powdered)
- Sugar (small / 500g bags)
- Fruit Juice (UHT / long life)
- Instant mash potato
- Sponge pudding (tinned)
- Tinned fruit
- Spreads (savoury or jam)
- Coffee (small jars)
- Cooking / Pasta sauce
- Rice (long grain / basmati)
- Deodorant (men / women)
- Washing powder / liquid
- Washing up liquid
- Toilet Rolls
Please ensure that items have a minimum shelf life of 3 months
Speakers Audition - Help select our Speakers - Hoo Peninsula District will be holding an Auditions Day for our List of Speakers on Friday 9th February 2018 at All Saints Church Hall, Frindsbury. Application forms for tickets will be sent out to all WIs in that district, but if you are interested in going and would like an application form please contact the Federation Office. Tickets will be £4.50 which will include tea or coffee on arrival. You will need to bring a packed lunch. The closing date for applications is Friday 12th January.
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 FedSec@wkfwi.org.uk
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 FedSec@wkfwi.org.uk with your details (please title the message Stewards Applications). The closing date for applications is Friday 24th November.
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.
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
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
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 FedSec@wkfwi.org.uk
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
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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