Looking Ahead to What's On

NEW - December 2021 Northamptonshire Federation Newsletter
By booking a place for any event organised by NCFWI you agree to receive an email which we may send prior to the event, giving you (1) information about your event and (2) certain information relevant to payment for your booking.
Application forms should be returned by your secretary, either by post to WI House or email to events@ncfwi.org.uk. Payment should not be sent with the form. An invoice will be emailed to your secretary and payment should be made by your treasurer within 7 days of receipt.
By making a reservation for any event with NCFWI you enter into a direct (legally binding) contract relationship with NCFWI. Failure to pay for any event booked may result in action by NCFWI to recover the money and/or refusal to attend any future events.
Please Note: Cancellations made by applicants up to 3 days before the Ticket Allocation Date will not be charged but cancellations made after that time will be invoiced and must be paid for.
If an event or travel trip is over-subscribed, a ballot for tickets will take place, with members and carers having priority.


Friday 3 December - Christmas Coffee Morning
WI House  10.30am to 12 noon
Have you found your Christmas jumper or hat yet? Come and join in the festive merriment at WI House with a prize for the best Christmas jumper or hat. Delicious seasonal cakes, non alcoholic mulled wine, tea/coffee and great company.
With a bumper raffle and stocking fillers from our Enterprise stall on sale it promises to be a great social morning. We will also have Deb Jones attending with her Willow Shop.
£3.00 entry includes a drink and slice of cake.

Saturday 4 December  - Powertex with Liz Dixon
WI House 10am to 4pm Members £40 Non-Members £43
plus approx. £20 for materials (including pre-made head) payable  on the day

Places are still available to try something new and make a unique sculpture for the garden or indoors!
The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as a wide choice of ready-made heads will be supplied (at additional cost) and you will have the full support of inspiring ex-Denman tutor, Liz Dixon!
Powertex is a water-based medium used to harden fabrics; it works particularly well on natural materials.
You will learn to make a simple armature, techniques to wrap it in your chosen textile, how to mix colour pigments and dry brush. Add wings, if you wish, for a Christmas Fairy or Angel, making a very special Christmas present!
The sculpture is left to air dry and is then weather resistant. Email events@ncfwi.org.uk to reserve your place.

Wednesday 29 December - County Mince Pie Walk - Delapre
9.45am for 10am start  Approx 4.5 miles
Walk off Christmas excess and join us for a walk that takes us through parkland, past a river, a canal, and areas of open water – all within town limits. We start from the Queen Eleanor where there is plenty of parking.
Address: The Queen Eleanor, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone NN4 7JJ


Saturday 15 January  MY WI Workshops for Treasurers
WI House  10am to 12 noon  or  1.30pm to 3.30pm  Members only £5
Do you do your WI accounts online? Would you like to do your WI accounts online? If yes to either question come along to WI House and the Federation Treasurer, together with members of the Membership & Training team, will take you through the information that is available to help you.
There will be time to practice the skills needed to complete the account book. You will be required to bring your own laptop and numbers will be limited.
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket allocation date Monday 20 December 2021.

Friday 4 February - Jigsaw Afternoon
WI House -  2pm - 4pm  Members £9  Non members £12
Hopefully you will have given this event some thought and put together a team of 4 to take part.
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket allocation date Monday 17 January 2022

Saturday 5 February - Circular walk Islip to Aldwincle
3 to 4 miles
A date for your new diary. More details next month.

Saturday 19 February - Presidents and Secretaries Workshop
WI House  10am to 12 noon  or  1.30pm to 3.30pm  Members only £5
If you are new to either of these roles in your WI or even feel that you could do with a refresher, do come along to this joint workshop, where members of the Membership and Training Sub-committee will be pleased to help. You have a choice of morning or afternoon, so make your choice and send in the application form as soon as possible
Application form with your Secretary this month. Ticket allocation date Monday 07 February.

Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March 2022 - Four day stay in Cardiff
3 Nights bed, breakfastg and evening meal at the 3* Holiday Inn, Cardiff
Twin and double rooms are still available for this fully-escorted holiday which includes fascinating visits to SS Great Britain, the Royal Mint, St Fagans open air museum and Bath, plus a backstage tour of the Millennium Centre and a boat trip around Cardiff Bay. The modern hotel has excellent facilities and is in an ideal location for exploring the city, being between the Millennium Stadium and the Castle.
Application form with your Secretary. Please note an application form should be completed for each room to be booked.
Ticket Allocation Date Monday 8 November 2021.

Tuesday 10 May - Walking Tour of Wren Churches
Coach with Guided Walking Tour included  Members £34 Non-members £34
Your Travel Committee are once again looking forward to Ian Porter taking us to visit some of Sir Christopher Wren's churches in the City of London. A not-to-be missed day. Put it in your diary now. Further information will be in our January 2022 Newsletter.

DENMAN COLLEGE  Christine Farmer (Preston Capes WI)
NFWI have now received authority from the Charity Commission to sell the Denman estate - it is not yet on the market (nor sold) - we have been assured we will be kept up-to-date with any developments.
Any proceeds, after loans and any additional costs have been repaid, will return to the Denman Trust and be restricted towards the Trusts educational charitable object.
We have been promised a member consultation to help identify what you, as members, want the Denman Trust to deliver and how the spirit and legacy of Denman can be kept going for the future.
So, when invited please do take part in this on-line survey.
Denman At Home is offering a wide variety of courses in November, from Travel talks on Sicily, Instanbul or Bath (which is on the itinerary of our Cardiff holiday!) to Yoga and Tai Chi or Christmas crafts and cookery.
Find out more at https://www.denman.org.uk/whats-on/