News

IS YOUR WI INTERESTED IN SHARING ZOOM MEETINGS AND SPEAKERS WITH OTHER WIs?

If so, please contact County Office to enable a list of those interested to be compiled.

The News page is now split into Important News, Monthly Flier Information and a 'pick' from the current issue of WI News. 
To skip to the start of each section please click on the appropriate link below :

Important News
Monthly Flier Information
A 'pick' from WI News

*** IMPORTANT NEWS ***

FOR ALL WIs, ESPECIALLY WI SECRETARIES
RE NFWI DIGITAL MAILING FAQs

From 2022 onward, NFWI Mailings will move from being physical paper copies to digital copies, sent to WI Secretaries via email rather than via post.  The one exception will be the March mailing which will continue to be sent as a paper copy, via post.

The first mailing for 2022 will be March so the first digital mailing will be in July 2022.

There are currently four NFWI mailings per year, with an extra one sent during NFWI Board election years.

NFWI have issued a FAQs paper which can be viewed below :

NFWI FAQs

*** ANNOUNCEMENT ***
OFFICERS FOR 2021 / 22

DFWI is pleased to announce the following for 2021 / 22

Board of Trustees :
Chairman :  Jenny Preston
Vice Chairmen :  Margaret Bunch and Yvonne Marsh

Events Team :
Chairman :   Margaret Bunch
Vice Chairman :  Elaine Knight

Membership & Support Committee :
Chairman :  Yvonne Marsh
Vice Chairman : Liz Smith

NEW FEDERATION TREASURER ANNOUNCED

DFWI is pleased to announce that the new Federation Treasurer is Marilyn Holehouse who , we are sure, will prove to be a worthy successor to Kath Burt.  We wish Marilyn every success in the role, and sincerely thank Kath Burt for her time as Federation Treasurer.

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WI HANDBOOK

There is a text only version of the WI handbook available for anybody thinking of downloading  it.  Please follow this link which will take you directly to the correct page where you will find the downloadable Word version :

https://mywi.thewi.org.uk/running-your-wi/wi-handbook

*** A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY FOR 2022! ***

The NFWI Annual Meeting for 2022 will be held on Saturday, 11 June in Liverpool.

ESTIMATED BUDGET 2021 / 22

Please see below the DFWI Estimated Budget 2021 / 22.  This has been sent to all WIs but as there are no meetings at the moment members may not have sight of the document.  Please click on the link below to view :

Estimated Budget 2021 / 22

***   IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL WIs   ***
WI ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION

DFWI Advisers have put together some "Guidelines for Virtual Annual Meetings" and this information should now be with all WIs via Secretaries.

Also concerning Annual Meetings, Liz Smith, one of DFWI's Advisers, has written an article for the M&S Section in the April DFWI News magazine.

Both Liz's article and the "Guidelines for Virtual Annual Meetings" can be accessed via the links below.  Please take time to read these to better understand what is required of WIs in these strange times in terms of the WI Annual Meeting.

"Guidelines for Virtual Annual Meetings"
WIA's article concerning Annual Meetings

CURRENT MONTHLY FLIER INFORMATION

Still current are the FAQs for the new NFWI mailing system.  Please see under Important News above.

WI NEWS

Don't forget to view the current edition of WI News via the following link.

https://dorsetfwi-news.weebly.com/

You will find so much important information in WI News, the magazine produced to keep all Dorset Federation members up to date on news, events, and much more.

November / December 2021 issue

You will find various reports of the DFWI Annual Meeting held on Thursday, 21 October 2021.  The day was a tremendous success and the Parade of Banners was amazing.

"NFWI is branching out and hatching new virtual WIs"  If this sounds interesting to you, there is a Zoom Meeting on Thursday, 18 November at 7.30pm to explore the possibility.  Full information can be read on page 4 of WI News.

Full details of any events organised, Zoom or otherwise, can be seen either on the Events page or the Booking Forms page.