Looking Ahead to What's On

NEW -  June 2021 Northamptonshire Federation Newsletter
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ZOOM EVENTS
Email events@ncfwi.org.uk to reserve a place and receive your Zoom invitation

Monday 28 June - Modern Day Slavery
2pm  Free Zoom Event
We invite you all to join this FREE event which is looking at the resolution passed last year, Stop Modern Day Slavery. This is a subject of which we all need to be made more aware, both for our own safety and that of others and we are fortunate to have an expert speaker, one of our own members, Nicky Vaughan, to inform us. BOOK NOW. Zoom invitations will be sent out on Thursday 24 June.

Friday 2 July - Taking Photographs with a Mobile Phone
2pm Members only £5  via Zoom
Trevor Jordan is an enthusiastic phone photographer. During this session he will introduce himself through his own photographic history; talk about the value and usefulness of mobile phone photography; suggest the range of photos which can be taken (and hint at those which perhaps cannot); talk about camera settings, composition and content; and about post-processing with examples. He will finish up by taking your questions. Zoom invitations will be sent out on Tuesday 29 June

Thursday 8 July - Speakers Selection Evening
7pm  Members only  FREEThe next of our ever-popular speakers’ selection evening will again be held on Zoom. As before, tickets will be allocated for one per WI. A link to the event will be sent out once places have been allocated. Whilst only one ticket will be issued to a WI, members should, by then, be able to sit together in each other’s homes. Zoom invitations will be sent out on Monday 5 July.

Saturday 10 July - Ashton and River Nene Walk   10am start     approx 4 miles
Meet on Ashton Village Green where the World Conker Championships were once held. The start of our walk will take us past the old Ashton Mill onto the river where we will follow the Nene Way into Oundle. Our return will be over the river bridge, (care needs to be taken crossing the A605 at this point) and back across the fields into Ashton. We hope the pub, The Chequered Skipper, will have re-opened and lunch may be ordered if you wish. Please contact the leader (Ann Jeyes) in good time if you wish to join us.
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Wednesday 21 July  TREASURERS FINANCIAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP
WI House 3-5pm or 7-9pm    Members Only £5.00

Whilst this workshop is aimed particularly at those Treasurers who do their accounts using the accounts book, it will also benefit those of you who complete your WI accounts online. Helpful tips will be shared by the Federation Treasurer and members from the Membership & Training Sub-Committee, to give you confidence you have all your financial year-end paperwork in order ready for your Independent Financial Examiner.
WIs pay for their Treasurer and/or Assistant Treasurer to attend. Come along and learn about Acting as Agent to Year-End jobs to be done to ensure your year-end runs smoothly.
Application form was with your Secretary last month. Ticket allocation date Monday 7 June 2021.

Friday 30 July - WI House Coffee Morning 10.30 to 12 noon
We are pleased to announce that Coffee mornings at WI house are back!
It will be lovely to see members and friends reconnecting after the last difficult 12 months. Please come along and enjoy a lovely social morning whilst supporting your Federation. There will be a raffle and it will also be an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on gifts and cards. Entrance on the day £3.00 to include a hot drink and slice of cake.
We look forward to welcoming you back to WI House.

Tuesday 17 August - Trip to Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Coach - Members £22 Non-members £25  Entry £14 payable on the day
We do hope that you have this date firmly in your diaries – what a treat it will be to have a day out with other WI members again. We have an excellent venue arranged – a wonderful chance to see this famous castle with its many historical links, set in the heart of the Cotswolds. There are several different gardens to see and locally sourced food in the castle kitchen. What could be more pleasant on a Summer’s day?
Application forms with your secretary this month, to be returned by post to WI House or email to events@ncfwi.org.uk by 30 June (Ticket Allocation Date). Please do not send payment with the application form. An invoice will be sent to your WI in due course.

Friday 20 August - WI House Coffee Morning 10.30 to 12 noon
We look forward to seeing you!
It will be lovely to see members and friends reconnecting after the last difficult 12 months. Please come along and enjoy a lovely social morning whilst supporting your Federation. There will be a raffle and it will also be an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on gifts and cards. Entrance on the day £3.00 to include a hot drink and slice of cake.
We look forward to welcoming you back to WI House.

Saturday 11 September  - WI House Coffee Morning 10.30 to 12 noon
We hope you will be able to pop in on a Saturday morning.
It will be lovely to see members and friends reconnecting after the last difficult 12 months. Please come along and enjoy a lovely social morning whilst supporting your Federation. There will be a raffle and it will also be an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on gifts and cards. Entrance on the day £3.00 to include a hot drink and slice of cake.
We look forward to welcoming you back to WI House.

Thursday 16 September 2021 - Afternoon Tea at Barnwell
2- 4pm  Members Only £12
We are very fortunate that Ian Addis is still available to be our speaker for the afternoon, talking about Wicksteed Park and its founder, Charles Wicksteed, in this its centenary year. This event has been subject to many changes of date but the objective remains the same: to meet together, enjoy a delicious tea and learn something about our beautiful county.
Apply via your Secretary who has the booking form this month. Please do not send payment with the application form, an invoice will be issued to your WI. Ticket allocation date Tuesday 24 August.

Monday 20 September 2021    GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE, LINCS 
Holding a remarkable collection of art and furnishings, Grimsthorpe Castle is part Tudor and part the final Baroque masterpiece of Sir John Vanburgh, architect of Blenheim Palace. It is surrounded on three sides by gardens, ornamental pools and a rose parterre.
Please register your interest as soon as possible by emailing events@ncfwi.org.uk , so that the viability of this visit can be assessed. No payment is required at this stage.

Wednesday 22 September 2021 SCRABBLE COMPETITION
WI House 7.00pm                Members Only £5.00

The future grows more hopeful by the day!  It would be wonderful to get together for a competitive but friendly evening again. The evening will follow the usual format of two 1-hour sessions with a break for refreshments in between. We shall be using Collins’ Scrabble Dictionary 2020 Edition. Please bring a Scrabble set with you, and a torch might be useful if you have to park in the lane.
Application details later when hope becomes certainty

Friday 24 September - Science Lecture
More details shortly

Saturday 2 October - Mosaics Workshop with Anna Conti
WI House  10am to 4pm  Members £60  Non-members £65
Advance warning - yes, a workshop at WI House! Come and join Anna Conti, who was a popular tutor at Denman, for this workshop and make a stained-glass mosaic mirror. More information will be in the next newsletter

Saturday 16 October - The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
Coach only - Members £20  Non-members £23
There are almost 400 memorials on the site including the Millennium Chapel, Armed Forces Memorial and individual group memorials, statues, plaques, notices and more. You will be able to walk at your leisure or take the hop-on, hop-off train (£6 on the day) to visit as many memorials as you wish. There are refreshments available at the restaurant or coffee shop. There is seating inside and outside and around the site where picnics are allowed.
All visitors will have to comply with the current government guidelines, which include those with mobile phones using the NHS COVID-19 App on arrival. If you don’t have a mobile phone or don’t want it on your phone, then your full details will be required by the venue and the wearing of a mask in all indoor areas is obligatory.
There is no charge for entry to the Arboretum but donations will be very gratefully received. We look forward to seeing you all and meeting up again. Please register your interest as soon as possible by emailing events@ncfwi.org.uk , so that the viability of this visit can be assessed. No payment is required at this stage. Application Form with your secretary next month.

Friday 12 November - Literary Lunch with Simon Michael
at the Marriott Hotel
A date for your diary. The speaker and hotel are booked for a literary lunch on 12 November. More information to follow.

Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March 2022 - Four day stay in Cardiff
(including visits to SS Great Britain, Bath and the Royal Mint)
Get your 2022 diaries out and note the above dates for another splendid holiday organised by Lisa, Avalon tours. In addition to the visits to Bath, Bristol and the Royal Mint she is planning a guided tour (on the coach) of Cardiff Bay, a back-stage tour of the Millennium Centre and visits to St Fergus open air museum, the Norwegian Church and to the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum. Much more information and detail in your September newsletter.

DENMAN COLLEGE  Christine Farmer (Preston Capes WI)
Some of you may have spotted the notice a couple of weeks ago in some of the National newspapers about Denman college and the charity commission. The article is reproduced below. It is the only news we have, as far as I am aware, and to date it is not on the market yet, but I fear inevitable.
The Charity Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal document) for this charity. The Scheme will amend the objects of the charity and provide a power of sale. A copy of the Scheme can be seen at www.charitycommission.gov.uk/our-regulatory-work/how-to-comment-on-a-scheme/schemes-and-orders/. Comments or representations on these proposals can be made to the Commission within one month from 4th May 2021 by completing the form on our website. Please quote reference C-001876”
Denman at Home courses continue online. Go to https://www.denman.org.uk/whats-on/. June’s programme includes:
* Astronomy - A Partial Eclipse of the Sun (talk on 2nd June, eclipse happening on 10th June)
* Armchair Travel to Iceland
* Make do and Mend with Claire Salmon