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Jenny PrestonFederation Chairman

Federation Chairman’s Message June 2021

I hope that many of you were able to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Virtual National Annual Meeting.  It was a most interesting and entertaining meeting with a variety of excellent and informative speakers.  The global internet outage caused very little interruption to the proceedings - we are the WI and we just ‘kept calm and carried on’!

Since then we have waited with keen anticipation for the announcement from Boris Johnson about the lifting of all Covid restrictions. Unfortunately we have to wait a little longer but I’m sure the wait will soon be over. It’s good to hear that many WIs are now meeting in gardens and beginning to enjoy again the friendship that we all value as WI members.

Plans are well in hand for our Annual Meeting at The Lighthouse on 21 October.  We are assured that social distancing can be easily accommodated if necessary but we hope that will not be the case.  We have two entertaining speakers booked, and a parade of banners so it promises to be a most enjoyable day.

As always, our Advisers are willing to help with anything you’re not sure about and are keen to start visiting again when they are able.

Our Events Committee continues to offer those events that can be partaken using social distancing.  Do keep looking for information in all the usual places for future events.

Let’s hope the restrictions will be lifted very soon so we can enjoy the summer with family and friends.

My very best wishes,


Jenny Preston, Dorset 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.