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Here are some  future dates for your diary

Virtual Wine and Witter - All Welcome
Thursday 4 February 2021 - 7.00 - 9.00 pm

Another date for your diary ladies!
Drop in to our Zoom meeting – bring your wine and nibbles!
Or your coffee and cake – whichever you prefer.
Have a chat with other WI members around the county
What sort of things would you like us to put on?
Have you any ideas for speakers, demonstrations, or activities?
Look out for more details nearer the time….
This is a FREE event for DFWI members

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Virtual Coffee and  Chat - All Welcome
Wednesday 6 January 2021 - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

A date for your diary ladies!
Drop in to our Zoom meeting – bring your coffee (or tea!)
Have a chat with other WI members around the county
What sort of things would you like us to put on?
Have you any ideas for speakers, demonstrations, or activities?
Look out for more details nearer the time….
This is a FREE event for DFWI members

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WI Christmas Lebkuchen bake along - with Steph Clubb
Thursday 17 December from 7.30 pm
Learn how to make festive spiced German lebkuchen
Join Steph Clubb who will be demonstrating (and please bake along should you wish) how to make and decorate classic German lebkuchen.
Via zoom on Thursday 17th December 7.30 pm.
These spiced and festive biscuits make the perfect foodie Christmas gift.
A copy of the recipe and equipment needed will be sent to all attendees via email prior to the zoom session, in plenty of time to gather together the ingredients
The fee to attend is £5.00
To apply please phone the DFWI office 01332 342596 or email: office@dfwi.co.uk
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

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Making the Nighttime Safe - with Jo Cox Brown
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 from 19:30
Derbyshire Federstion of WIs Sherwin Street Derby DE22 1GP
Join us on Zoom for an insight into the night time economy with Jo Cox Brown
Jo has worked in night time economy management for over 12 years and for eight years was the Chief Executive of a charity set up to enhance and improve the reputation of Nottingham’s night life working as part of a team to pioneer their first night time economy strategy. During her time there she set up and ran a multi award winning city centre bar, music, arts and events venue. She also re-launched Nottingham Street Pastors and Safe Space, recruiting over 100 volunteers who served the city every Friday and Saturday night.
Jo is passionate about night time economy place management and is Fellow of the Institute of Place Management and a member of the Institute of Licensing.
She is a strong advocate for vulnerability management and helping towns and cities to develop projects and ideas to help people get home safely after a night out, reducing both hospital admissions and demands on police time. Jo has pioneered a number of ENTE safety projects such as Vulnerability Training, Drinkaware Club Crew and Safe Spaces.
Jo is also a Trained Mediator and has worked with statutory agencies and the trade to reach mutually effective solutions avoiding court cases and venue closures.
Jo has recently been invited to join the Governments Task Force.
Jo's clients say that she is friendly, wise and approachable and always goes the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.
https://nighttimeeconomy.com/about-us/
The charge for this event is £5.00 per person and members will need to contact the DFWI office to secure a place.
Email: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring: 01332 342596
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI web site: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/ Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

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13 Months of Sunshine - with Chris Jordan
Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 7.30 pm
At 55, Chris Jordan retired as Headteacher of a Primary School in Derby and took on a whole new way of life in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is unlike any other place on Earth. For five years Chris worked across many parts of this amazing country with its fantastic landscapes, fascinating people and a culture all its own.  Join us for this Zoom event to hear more about Chris’s adventure.
Some of you may know Chris already, she is currently Treasurer of Duffield Afternoon WI – having been President prior to this.  She is also currently Chair of Belper U3A – so a very busy lady indeed.
The charge for this event is £5.00 per person and members will need to contact the DFWI office to secure a place.
Email: office@dfwi.co.uk or ring: 01332 342596
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI web site: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events/
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

A Passion for Pearls
Wednesday 18 November at 2.00 pm

A Zoom talk on the fascinating subject of pearls, the world’s only living gemstone by Frances Carlaw (formerly Benton) who was a WI speaker and a Denman tutor for 7 years before retiring to a life of rural peace in central France 18 months ago.
Frances will be presenting her talk: ‘A Passion for Pearls’ illustrated with photographs from her extensive pearl and shell collections.  She will uncover the origins of real pearls with the complex science simply explained and will also talk about the craft value and beauty of the shells themselves. She will illustrate the colours and shapes of pearls and give guidance as to which might suit you best. She will explain some mystical elements of wearing certain colours and finish with a story of an ancient, lovesick dragon!
The fee for her talk will be donated directly to charitable groups, which support the lives and education of the poorest children in the district of Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa.
https://www.facebook.com/FrancesThePearlLady/ for posts about pearls and life in France!
Also visit www.ThePearlLady.co.uk or email francescarlaw@gmail.com  
‘How to’ films on pearl knotting are also available on Frances’ YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQMsCekijOABYdhad0-WBQ
Price per person: £5.00
Interested?  To join us for this Zoom please contact the DFWI office by email – office@dfwi.co.uk or phone 01332 342596
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

Stem Cell Donation  - A Zoom talk presented by Campaign Ambassadors Bex Atlinson And Christina Oppenheimer
Thursday 12 November at 7.00 pm
An information session on one of the NFWI Resolutions for 2020.  Campaign Ambasadors Bex and Christina will take us through a Zoom presentation prepared for WIs by The Anthony Nolan Trust.
This is a free event.
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332343596 to secure a place

Fixing Fast Fashion - A Zoom talk with Jean Tallis from West Yorkshire Federation
Tuesday 10 November at 7.30 pm
A powerpoint presentation and question and answer session by Climate Ambassador Jean Tallis on the effects of the fashion industry on the planet's resources. An opportunity to join the discussion from the comfort of your own home
This is a free event
Contat the office by phone or email office@dfwi.com to secure a place

Cruise & Maritime – British Isles Discovery Cruise
Departs from Liverpool on POSTPONED - MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
(This cruise will be open to members, friends and family)
It is over 2 years since we organised a holiday but we could not resist this one for our members, friends and family.
13 nights cruise aboard Megallan calling at ports in England, France, Scottish Isles and Ireland.
Coach transfers commencing and ending in Derbyshire.
All inclusive costs including gratuities and porterage.
Full board plus afternoon tea and late night snacks.
Entertainment on board.
Prices per person vary from a twin inside cabin - £1279 up to a Twin Outside Superior plus - £2059. Single accommodation also available.
A refundable deposit of £150 made payable to DFWI is required to secure your cabin. (Please use the usual DFWI application form) This is a special price that cannot be held indefinitely.
For further information contact
Sue Murgatroyd tel. 01773 860110 or
Joan Rowland tel. 01246 203476.


DFWI Federation Sub Committee Events – please note that when applying for an event you will not receive any tickets or acknowledgements of your application until after the closing date, which is stated on the advert for that particular event from the sub committee running it

Kurling

Why not try and organise your own Kurling event, it's great fun and everyone can play regardless of age or physical ability. All the necessary equipment is available for hire and detailed information on how to play, these documents can be found on the Federation Downloads page.

TheSherWIn Singers meet regularly at Derbyshire House to sing together. Members of the Choir, lead by conductor Diane McHarg, come from a number of WIs across Derby and South Derbyshire. For more information join The SherWIn Singers Facebook page or you would like to join the Choir please contact the office: by phone on 01332 342596 or by email: office@dfwi.co.uk

When applying for any event please use the General Application form and carry out the following:

  • Please include the names of all participants and include a stamped addressed envelope for each event.
  • If you are sending an application for more than one event please send in separate cheques for each event and also an A5 sized stamped addressed envelope.
  • Please send all applications to DFWI, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP.