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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 ....
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332342596 to secure a place
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI Facebook page
This is a FREE event for DFWI members

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The A – Z of Music with Steve Rowley
Wednesday 20 January 2021 – 2.00 pm

The horn of a chamois, a pig-nosed psalter and a sack of groans all feature in Stephen Rowley’s exploration of the music world’s more quirky corners.  He gets invited to play at festivals in far flung places, where in turn he finds further exotic items to add to his collection. Behind every instrument there is a tale to tell.
Join us on Zoom for this interesting talk.
Charge: £5.00.  Please quote code VE07 when booking this event
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332342596 to secure a place
This event is for DFWI members only at this time
The information for this event is also on DFWI Facebook  and on SharePoint

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The History of the Postcard with Gay Evans
Thursday 14 January 2021 at 7.00 pm

Join us to hear Gay talk on the ‘History of the Postcard’.  A potted history of the humble postcard and its place in social history.  Including a look at a collection of saucy postcards. 
Charge £5.00 please use code VE06 when booking  this event
Please email the office: office@DFWI.co.uk or ring 01332 342596 to secure a place
This event is for DFWI members only at this time
The information for this event is also on DFWI Facebook page and on SharePoint

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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….
To book a place please email the office : office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI Facebook page
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.  Please quote code VE05 when booking this event
To apply please phone the DFWI office 01332 342596 or email: office@dfwi.co.uk
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI  Facebook page
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

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A Christmas Celebration
Sunday 13 December from 2.00 pm
Join other members of Derbyshire Federation and enjoy some virtual Christmas spirit (bringing along your sherry and mincepie).  Zoom towards Christmas with songs, fun and laughter among WI friends.  Pop the date in your diary and see us there.
This is a free event for Derbyshire Federation WI members
To book a place contact the office on 01332 342596 or via email: office@dfwi.co.uk.
The infomation for this event is also on the DFWI Sharepoint page and the DFWI Facebook page and the DFWI Facebook page
A video of the event will be available on Facebook and YouTube later in the day

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Making the Nighttime Safe - with Jo Cox Brown
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 from 19:30
Derbyshire Federation 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.  Please quote code VE03 when booking this event
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 Facebook page
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

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Felting Soap - with Fay Rumley
Thursday 3 December at 2.00 pm with Fay Rumley
If you are looking for an unusual, handmade gift that is environmentally friendly why not try felting soaps, they make beautiful gifts that can later be used as scrubbies. By choosing your colours carefully you can co-ordinate to match bathrooms or go for a more natural stone effect. Join us on Zoom where our very own Fay Rumley will demonstrate how to produce them at your own kitchen sink.
Charge for this event - £5.00.  Please quote code VE04 when booking this event
To book a place please email the office : office@dfwi.co.uk or ring 01332 342596
This information is also on Sharepoint and the DFWI Facebook page
Thiis event is open to DFWI 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.  Please quote code VE02 when booking this event
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 Facebook page
Open to Derbyshire Federation members only at this time

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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.