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NEW - October 2020 Northamptonshire Federation Newsletter




Calling all you budding poets and doggerel writers, we have a challenge for you. As we are still unable to meet and it seems like it will be for some time yet, how about putting all that spare time to making us all smile.
A limerick is described as ‘a humorous five line poem with a rhyme scheme’ (aabba)

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.[4]

The limerick can be one or two verses and the content should make anyone who reads it smile or even laugh (let’s face it, we can all do with that), it also must be non-offensive and printable!

Entries can be sent to WI House or email to admin@ncfwi.org.uk
The best ones will be published in The WI Northamptonshire News.

Saturday 21 November  10- 12.30pm  OR 2-4pm   FREE
If you are a relatively new Treasurer, an established one or are considering taking on the role shortly, do come along to this workshop where members of the Membership & Training committee, together with the Federation Treasurer, will take you through the year. We will discuss budgets, keeping records, financial safeguards, charity law and where to find information and guidance. An exercise will be sent out to those taking part beforehand. There will be open discussion and handouts will be sent out after the workshop.
Application form is with your Secretary this month. Please apply by Friday 30 October.

During October many different courses are on offer, for example:

Exercise Classes: Mindful Yoga - 4 part course  1 October to 22 October

Music - Ukele Sing-along  9 October

Cookery - Seasonal Preserves  6 October

History Talks - Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, The Third Crusade  20 October  and
Blenheim and the Churchills  26 October

Find out more on the website www.denman.org.uk then click on the Denman at Home tab or use the following link     https://www.denman.org.uk/whats-on/?_search=Online%20Course


Oxfordshire Federation and Gloucestershire Federation have invited all WI members to join any of their Zoom talks. Prices vary.

October events offered by Oxfordshire include:
* Ian Fleming, His Life and County Connections 6 October 2 pm
* Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1600 to 1830 12 October 2 pm
See the full programme and book tickets at https://www.oxfordshirewi.co.uk/what-s-on

Gloucestershire’s events include:
* Make a Festive Wreath 1 October 11 am
* The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Exhibition 2018 6 October 7 pm
For information on all Gloucestershire’s events go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/online/gfwi/