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Jenny PrestonFederation Chairman

Federation Chairman’s Message November 2020

It seems a long time since I last wrote for the website and since then life has undergone more changes.

The rule of six became a firm part of our social lives but at the moment we are in our second lockdown, which we hope will reap the rewards we all want - that being a reduction in new Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions. The news that a vaccine is ever closer brings a ray of hope for the new year.

Anyway, enough of Covid-19.

I hope you’re now aware not only of the Denman at Home courses but also of the events our own Events Committee are arranging via Zoom. Information has been sent to all secretaries and is available using all the usual channels.

Notice has also recently been sent to your secretary about our Virtual Annual Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, 8 December, which replaces our usual meeting at The Lighthouse, Poole. This won’t be the grand event we’re used to at The Lighthouse but it will ensure we discharge our responsibilities, as required by the Charities Commission.

I’m sure you’re aware that Liz Beeson and Tess Burt retired from the Board of Trustees in October and we are grateful for the many years of hard work in their respective roles; we wish them well. We are looking to recruit more Trustees and if you think you might be interested please contact Diane, our secretary, or myself at federationchairman@dorsetwi.org and we will arrange for you to attend one of our Zoom meetings. If Zoom isn’t for you then you can always attend a meeting when we can meet in person again.

At recent Zoom meetings Yvonne Marsh was re-elected as Chairman of Membership and Support, with Jan Watson and Lyn Coleman voted in as ViceChairs. Margaret Bunch was re-elected as Chairman of Events and Jo Skinner was voted in as Vice-Chair. Congratulations to them all.

We now have Christmas to look forward to. It may be a little different this year but I’m sure we’ll all make as much of it as possible and do our best to enjoy the festive season. Let’s hope we will be able to meet again before too long.

My very best wishes to you all.


Jenny Preston, Federation Chairman

County Office details shown at the bottom of this page remain unchanged as we hope "normality" will be resumed as soon as possible.  Please note, however, that the office is not running as normal so a little patience may be required in the event you need to make contact.

Please bear with us during these unprecedented times..


NFWI  is pleased to advise that the Officers elected are :

Jenny Preston, Federation Chairman
Linda Barber, Vice Chairman
Kath Burt, Federation Treasurer

Sub-committees Chairmen and Vice Chairmen :

Events Committee Chairman :  Margaret Bunch
Vice Chairman :  Jo Skinner

Membership & Support Committee Chairman :  Yvonne Marsh
Vice Chairmen :  Lyn Coleman & Jan Watson

To contact us :

Office via e-mail : federationsecretary@dorsetwi.org
Office telephone : 01305 266366
Office open : Tue & Wed - 10.00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  Thu - 10.00am to 1.00pm
Office address : DFWI, County House, 18 Crown Street West,
Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3DW
During the current situation please note that County Office is not open to visitors.  Thank you.