Tuesday, 28 October 2014

SNORKELLING TASTER!

3 WI members from Morton, Clayton West & Scarcroft WI and 2 husbands had a great night at Bradford Sub Aqua Club on Monday 27th October.




12 members from Morton & Tea & Tarts will Scuba Diving next Monday - we hope they have a gresat night and look forward to seeing more photos

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE

The Love Food Hate Waste - Save More pack has been developed to help run more Love Food Hate Waste session in your area.  The activities are fun and informative and will help you to pass on a very important message how to save money by reducing food waste.  Visit www.england.lovefoodhatewaste.com to find out more.

FREE TREES FROM THE WOODLAND TRUST

The Woodland Trust has over 3,000 free tree packs to give away to schools, communities and youth groups for spring 2015.  The trees are all young saplings about 20-40cm high and are available in a range of trees in quantities of 30, 105 and 420.  Visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk by January 2015 to submit your application.

NFWI SCOOPS TOP CAMPAIGN AWARD!

The NFWI scooped one of the charity sector's top awards in September alongside partners Friends of the Earth for the Bee Action Plan Campaign.

The Third Sector Excellence Charity Partnership Award is given to a 'partnership between two or more charities that has enabled the partners more effectively to deliver services to beneficiaries, communicate, reach new groups or reduce costs'. 




CLIMATE MARCH



Sunday 21st September saw WI members from around the country gather in London.  They were joined by their families and friends to march alongside 40,000 other climate change conscious campaigners from across the UK, adding their voice to calls for positive action on climate change ahead of the autumn UN Climate Summit in New York.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

FOOD & NUTRITION EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

For the first time ever, practical cookery is compulsary for children up to Year 9 in the new national curriculum just published by the Department for Education. 

The new curriculum lays out the importance of 'instilling a love of cooking' in pupils from a young age which will come as welcome news and be of interest to many WI members who have raisesd this issue in the past.  The find out more about the new requirement visit: - www.schoolfoodplan.com

BBC Get Inspired!

Not only does this website give you access to various sporting news articles, but it is also a fantastic resource if you want to find out more information about a wide range of sports.  With hints and tips, tutorial videos and a comprehensive guide to over 70 different activities, this website is a must if you need some sporting insirpation!  Visit www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired

NFWI NEWS - TIME TO TALK OF ORGAN DONATION!

The NFWI's new campaign, Time to Talk, is encouraging members to have a conversation with family and friends about organ donation and ensuring that if the worst happens, no one is left guessing what their family member's wishes were.

WI members are in a unique position to kick off a nationwide conversation and help make a real difference to the 7000 people and their families who are waiting form the life-saving gift of an organ.

Time to Talk resources are available from the Public Affairs Department on 020 7371 9300 for a step-by-step guide to the Big Conversation project and a campaign action pack, posters and donation leaflets are also available.

CHILDBIRTH RESEARCH PROJECT!


 Lesley Kay, a PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire is conducting research into how mothers understand and construct meaning around birth.  The study will focus on womens' experiences of birth, particularly the information available to them in the late 1970's to the early 1980's.

As part of her research, Lesley is looking to interview women who are aged between 50 and 60, have birthed and now have adult children.  If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lesley Kay by email at lkay6@uclan.ac.uk or telephone on 07876 089660

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

ASSOCIATE WI MEMBERS!






Associate Membership is ideal for women who may be work away from home or who work shifts or are unable to get out and about to visit their local WI.

This type of Membership is available via the NFWI who can be contacted on 020 7371 9300 or by email at hq@nfwi.org.uk

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE WI?

Did you know you can join the WI now and received 15 months subscription for the price of 12?

If you are interested in the joining a WI you can either go along to 3 meetings before deciding to join, but if you are really keen and want to benefit staight way you can now pay the 2015 subscription of £36 to the WI of your choice and receive 15 months for the price of 12!

Contact the Federation Office on 0113 2550810 or email westyorksfed@gmail.com for details about a WI near you!


OUR VERY OWN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!!

Some West Yorkshire members may not know that we have our very own monthly newsletter called the West Yorkshire News (WYN for short).

It is full of information about forthcoming events and fabulous photos of our recently held events as well as essential updates for our WI members.






Members can order  their 2015 copies through their WI Secretaries for only £4.40 for the year OR they can have a private subscription for only £10.23 including second class postage direct to their homes.

Contact your WI Secretary to order your copy today!

FEDERATION BOARD OF TRUSTEE NOMINATIONS

The West Yorkshire Federation is seeking nominations for the Board of Trustees to serve from April 2015 - April 2017.

We currently have 8 members on the Board of Trustees and would like to recruit at least another
4 members from our 2000+ members who will have fresh ideas to help carry the Federation into the future.

A letter and nomination form was sent to Institutes with the September issue of West Yorkshire News (WYN) which should be completed and returned to the Federation Office by Thursday 18th December. 

Please contact Liz Jones - Company Secretary at the Federation Office on 0113 2550810 or by email to westyorksfed@gmail.com for further information.