DFWI News

National Federation Annual Meeting 2022
Save the date - Saturday 11 June 2022 - NFWI Annual Meeting - Liverpool

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DFWI Diary and Calendar 2022 Order Form
Please check here for a copy of the order form for 2022 Calendars and Diaries

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DFWI Autumn Federation meeting 2021
For information on the Autumn Federation meeting to be held on Tueswday 5 October 2021 at The Winding Wheel. Chesterfield and how to purchase tickets please check here

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Parking Restrictions on Sherwin Street
AS FROM THE 10th MAY 2021 the residential streets in the vicinity of the DFWI HQ will be RESIDENTS PARKING ONLY between the hours of 08:00am - 20:00pm.

Please try to ensure you park in the DFWI car-park when visiting the office to avoid any unnecessary fines while our Business Parking Permits can be obtained on the day of your visit from the office.
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DFWI Public Liability Insurance
Please check here for details of the form for 2021 - 2022
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DFWI Autumn Bulb Scheme for Spring Flowers
New for 2021 - for details on how to order bulbs for your WI members please check here.
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Amended DFWI Subscriptions form
The Subscription form sent out to WIs with the March 2021 Link magazine has been amended. Please check here for the amended form.  Please note that either form will be accepted when submitted to the office
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Constitution and Rules for Womens Institutes 2021
Please check here for the updated Constitution and Rules for WIs
You will find the changes made are on page 13 - section 38 & 39 to allow for Virtual meetings.
Page 23 requires signing
A message from the DFWI Resolutions Co-ordinator Diane Smiles

2021 Resolution
A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer
Every two hours in the UK someone dies of ovarian cancer. Making sure GPs and the public know what to look for will not only ensure the early detection and treatment of this disease, but transform lives today and for generations to come. NFWI calls on WI members everywhere to help increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer.
The deadline for WI's to cast their votes is 9th July 2021.

Paul Cummings Daffodils Project
DFWI are working in conjunction with BBC Radio Derby on this project.  Daffodils are a symbol of Spring bringing new beginnings and hope to us all - a sort of replacement for the rainbows in everyone's windows during summer 2020.  So why  not join in and download the template Paul has produced and  colour or create your daffodils in whatever medium you choose to herald the new season.  Here is the link to the project on the BBC Derby Facebook page: https://bbc.in/MakeADifferenceDerby

Huxley Cup 2021 - RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 5 - 11 July 2021
A competition which is just a little bit different for 2021.
WIs are invited to design a planting plan for a raised bed that will be displayed within the Community
Allotment area at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 5 – 11 July 2021
Please check here for more information

Great News for DFWI members - we can now pay for events and items such as diaries and calendars over the phone.  Simply ring the office on 01332 342596 to make your payments.

Fantastic news!
Even though we are in the middle of  a pandemic, thanks to the diligence of the office staff and WI Advisers Derbyshire Federation has oficially launched a new WI.  The Sherwin Street Ladies are holding Zoom meetings at the moment but once the current restricitions are lifted they will meet at Derbyshire House at 7.00 pm on a day to be decided.  If you are interested in joining this new WI please ring the office on 01332342596 or email offfice@dfwi.co.uk for  more information

New -Virtual Events
Derbyshire Federation is now offering virtual meetings for members.  Check here to see the events on offer and for information on how to apply or simply click on the Virtual Events tab above

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020-2022
Following the recent election the Board of Trustees 2020/22 is as follows:

Anne Bellamy
Sheila Berry
Chrissie Booth
Sam Hall
Diane McHarg
Linda Odell
Viv Rhodes
Fay Rumley
Margaret Scott
Linda Singleton
Diane Smiles
Judy Stanhope

The officers are as follows:
Chairman - Chrissie Booth
Vice Chairmen - Sheila Berry
Vice Chairman - Diane McHarg
Hon. Treasurer - Anne Bellamy
Asst. Treasurer - Sam Hall

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DERBYSHIRE HOUSE is our Federation Headquarters.

The Federation office is open between 10 am and 2 pm Tuesday to Thursday. During this time the office is manned by part-time staff, if you contact us outside these hours the answer phone is always on when the office is unoccupied.  We will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible.

The Hall is available for hire, please see DFWI Hall Lettings below.  New audio visual is available to hire at an extra cost, please contact the office on 01332 342596 for further information

When visiting Derbyshire House for an event, etc. please note that on-street parking is very restricted. Please display a DFWI parking pass (available from DFWI HQ) on your windscreen to prevent receiving a parking fine. The traffic wardens are trying to cut down on university students parking  on the roads around Derbyshire House, so please be aware of this when visiting.

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