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Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of WI's Address:  WI House, 135 Loughborough Road, Leicester LE4 5LQ

Telephone: 0116 2661342  

Email wihouseleics@aol,com

Hours of business: 9.30am to 3.00pm Monday-Thursday

Welcome to the Leicestershire & Rutland
Federation 

Janet Kirk


The Leicestershire and Rutland Federation was formed in1918.   We have expanded since then and currently have 144 WIs through the two counties. These range from small village ones with a few members to larger ones with over 100 members – so whatever your age or interests, there is sure to be a WI not too far away from you waiting to welcome you. 

All the different WIs offer fun and friendship and a chance to learn new skills. There is usually a speaker at the monthly meetings, and time to socialise with fellow members. Other activities, such as walks, outings or craft groups feature on the WI calendar depending on the interests of the members. If you are new to an area, it is a wonderful way to make friends. 

The Federation sub-committees also offer members a varied programme of events on topics such as health, science, public affairs, leisure activities, art, crafts and cookery. The staff at our newly refurbished offices in Leicester will be very happy to help you find a WI to suit you.

Janet Kirk
Federation Chairman

Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women's Institutes
March  Monthly Draw Results

First Prize £25.00136 Joy ColemanBraunstone & Brooke WI WI
   
Second Prize £15.0089 Jane BrysonQuorn  WI
   
Third Prize £1074 Mary PageGroby WI
   
Go to the Federation Events page for all up and coming events.
 
Officers 
Officers for the Year April 2017 - March 2018
Glenice Wignall 1st Vice Chairman, Linda Martin 2nd Vice Chairman Janet Kirk Chairman and Anna Bold Treasurer.
 

The Great Get Together

All WI's are invited to take part in The Great Get Together over the weekend of the 17 - 18 June. People are being invited to come together with friends, neighbours and others they don't yet know for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions. 
More details can be found on the event website here: http://greatgettogether.org

 
ACM 2017
 
Speakers with Janet Kirk 
 
Janet Kirk, Leicestershire and Rutland Chairman with our guests at the ACM. Lucy Worsley, historian, author, curator and television presenter, Nick Hamilton talking about "Barnsdale" and Kate Naish Director of Income Generation from Vista.
 
Lucy Worsley signed her book "If walls could talk" 
Lucy Worsley signing her book "If walls could talk" at the ACM
 
More photographs can be found by going to ACM 2017
 
Two up and coming events the Blaston Show and Stoney Stanton's Strawberries and Wine Evening for more information follow the link
 

3 ladies Beverly Blackburn, Maxilyn Geary and Lynda Swift made a rag wreath at the workshop they attended on Saturday at the WI Fair. It was fun and easy to make.

 
 
Resolution Briefing Meetings 24 April 2017 1.30pm at Salvation Army Conference centre or Wednesday 26 April 7.15 at Queniborough Village Hall. Application form on Download Page
 

Photograph Competition

County News Event 'We've Got Talent!' Bid to make the front cover of County News with your photo! We want to show off the talents of WI photographers, and create some striking front covers for 2018's County News.
For more information and Entry Form

 

Walks:

Walk hosted by Burton Lazares WI - Wednesday 19 April , meet at Grants, 6 Main Street Burrough on the Hill at 10.am

Walk  hosted by Billeden  8 June more details later

Walk hosted by Birstall and Wanlip WI - Abbey Park  along the canal/river with a picnic 20 July.

Walk hosted by Burton Overy WI - 12 October more details later

 

For Members attention

All WI correspondence e.g. Yearbooks, Programme Secretaries and Officers Lists or any members contact details should not be passed to outside organisations without  consent.

 

Saving Denman 

The Appeal to save Denman  has raised £285.000.00. We’ve also now set up a JustGiving site so people can donate online.. Here’s the link:https://www.justgiving.com/nfwi-denman.  

A quilt made and donated by Helen Goodman of Ravenstone WI made £100.00.  We have also had Groups and Individual WI's working hard making money for the Denman appeal.

Helen Carey has updated her book ‘Bows of Burning Gold’.  This Centenary edition contains the 10 additional years to 2015.  The book is priced £9.99 and all proceeds will be donated to the ‘Saving Denman Appeal’.  If you would like a copy, please contact Susan at WI House before 11 September 2017.’Helen Carey has updated her book ‘Bows of Burning Gold’.  This Centenary edition contains the 10 additional years to 2015.  The book is priced £9.99 and all proceeds will be donated to the ‘Saving Denman Appeal’.  If you would like a copy, please contact Susan at WI House before 11 September 2017.’  
 

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