DON'T FORGET THIS ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL TALK
FRANCES CARLOW, 'THE PEARL LADY'
THURSDAY, 28 JANUARY 2021
Frances Carlow's Pearls of Wisdom talk will fascinate, entertain and educate all who listen to her. She is passionate about pearls and what she doesn't know is not worth knowing.
If you would like to participate please get in touch with Diane at County Office as soon as possible. Week commencing 18 January is the final opportunity to get you name down.
CHAT WITH WI ADVISERS
The lovely DFWI Advisers are missing you all and would welcome a chat with you on one of the two dates below. If you would like to join them on either of the dates contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org and a Zoom password will then be sent to you nearer the time. Please see below, which is sent on behalf of our team of WI Advisers :
With the roll out of the coronavirus vaccination programme it is hoped WI’s will be able to meet again later in the year.
Thursday, 4 February, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday, 10 February, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
IMPORTANT NOTE : If Zoom is worrying you at all take a look at the Zoom Information page where there are some instructions as well as an offer of assistance if you need it.
The News page is now split into current updates during the Covid19 situation, the Monthly Flier, and a 'pick' of WI News.
To skip to the start of each section please click on the appropriate link below :
*** IMPORTANT NEWS ***
ANNUAL MEETINGS - IMPORTANT FOR ALL WIs
Due to Coronavirus many WIs have been unable to hold their Annual Meetings this year. As Annual Meetings are advertised in programmes WIs should record why it was not done, an example being :
"The Annual Meetings planned for ............ did not take place due to Coronavirus, however all reports and financial statements were shared with the members".
when planning programmes for 2021, instead of putting Annual Meeting put "Save The Date". This will enable WIs to plan how the Annual Meeting is delivered next year. WI Advisers will be advising WIs on the way forward early in 2021.
Your Comms Team and Events Team continue to work hard for you, even during these unprecedented times, and two Zoom events have now been organised.
A new page, Zoom Information, has been set up on which there is a link to a Zoom Events page that gives all courses currently planned, and also a link to a Zoom Instructions document.
Zoom events will be shown on the Events page and will also be advertised in our monthly WI News so keep an eye open.
Please support these Zoom events. The Events Team strive to find ways to bring us courses and events during
these difficult times and a Zoom event must be better than nothing at all; we can still benefit, albeit not physically together.
WI MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION
Please note that NFWI continue to post the latest pandemic guidance, etc on their website so if in doubt take a look.
Similarly, DFWI continues to update members on various issues during these unprecedented times and following is a statement issued by email to WIs on 15 September 2020 :
Following a query regarding a reduction in subscriptions the Board of Trustees have agreed the following statement :
It has been pointed out that some other charities such as English Heritage and National Trust have offered a membership extension with an 'opt out' scheme. However, these charities, because of their charitable status, adhere to different charity rules.
In line with our constitution every WI member must pay an equal subscription fee There has to be consistent rule for all as it would not be fair for some members to be offered a lower rate.
The subscription rate is set by the NFWI in consultation with the National Council. If changes are made to the subscription they must be applied to all members in all WIs equally.
CURRENT MONTHLY FLIER INFORMATION
See information on the News page concerning the new DFWI Board of Trustees and important information concerning Annual Meetings.
All those with Calligraphy skills may be interested in entering a piece of work, on behalf of the WI, to celebrate the Queen's Birthday. Any Calligraphy style can be used, using any form of writing instrument associated with the art of Calligraphy. Full details of this can be found by clicking on the link below :
Crafting with the Chelsea College of Arts - Are you skilled in weave, print, knit, stitch or embroidery? Take a look at the application of interest form via the link below :
Elizabeth Bell Challenge 2021 / 2022 - Running from January to December 2021, WIs are invited to compose a record demonstrating how their members have worked together to engage and support one another throughout the year, offering opportunities that have united their members, as well as successfully marketing the WI to increase their membership. For further information and entry form and schedule can be downloaded via the link below :
WALKING NETBALL - Following recent Government announcements the community netball will be suspended with effect from Thursday, 5 November. In the meantime, the virtual WI WN activity sessions will continue every Monday evening at 7.30pm and every Thursday morning at 10.30am. These sessions are free to attend and are offered to all WI members, regardless of whether or not you play Walking Netball. Please contact email@example.com to register your interest and receive a link to attend a virtual session.
Full details of any events, Zoom or otherwise, organised can be seen either on the Events page or the Booking Forms page and these now include a Zoom talk, "Pearls of Wisdom" by Frances Carlaw.
DORSET WI NEWS - December / January issue now available on https://dorsetfwi-news.weebly.com/.
Check out Flier Number 9 for further information. This should now be with your WI Secretary.
A 'PICK' FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE OF WI NEWS
but do read the November edition for full details and information
COUNTY QUIZ QUESTIONS
These are now available to be posted out to WIs. Please see WI News for full information.
Please see WI News for information concerning the current Resolutions situation. It's important that all WIs are aware of the process and each WI's choice should be with Secretaries by mid January latest as the tallied totals need to be with DFWI by 18 January 2021.
MEET THE EVENTS TEAM
Behind all the wonderful events we are offered is an equally wonderful team of ladies who organise the events. Each of them, like most of the "background staff" within DFWI, is a volunteer and they love what they do. To "meet" the members of the Events Team, and put a face to a name, see page 5 of WI News.
FOR ALL OTHER WI NEWS CONTENT PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBPAGE https://dorsetfwi-news.weebly.com/