Thursday, 20 November 2014

IT'S KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW TIME!!!

We are delighted to have a stand at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate for the next four days.

Our stand looks fantastic with craft items made by members who have attended workshops in the Federation during the past year.





Come along for a chat and to pick up information about the WI.

We are also on the Stitch-by-Stitch stand each day demonstrating our fabulous Origami Christmas Tree!

FIXBY SONGBIRDS ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL!!

We are thrilled to announce that Fixby Songbirds Choir won their heat on Saturday, 15th November at the Kings Hall in Ilkley and are through to the final being held on Saturday, 14th March, 2015 at Birmingham Town Hall.



The Federation is to arrange a coach for supports to attend - full details to follow soon.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

BRAMHOPE ROLLING SCONES WI - 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Bramhope Rolling Scones WI have just celebrated their 1st Anniversary.

The cloth shown in the pictures was givng to them by the West Yorkshire Federation and had been made by members of  the orignal Bramhope WI which closed sometime before 1983 when the Yorkshire Federation was split up to form 5 new Federations!

The members all had a great evening and we send our best wishes for the future.






ROUNDHAY WI 25TH BIRTHDAY!

It was 25 years almost to the day when President Pauline Buckley and ex-President Joan Bowers cut the cake to start the ball rolling for the silver anniversary of Roundhay WI on the 9th October, 2014.



The evenings theme of 'Inspiring Women' reflected the choice of the NFWI which celebrates its centenary in 2015.

A lively evening of poetry, pate and prose followed a suitable heartfelt rendition of 'Happy Birthday to Us'  Poems read, a quiz on inspiring women, a free raffle, a game of stand up sit down bingo all added to the fun, with the highlight being a quintet singing about 'their favourite things', but with a marked, age related difference!!  All this before members and visitors alike tucked into the buffet provided.

From the start Roundhay WI proved to be successful and lively, attracting nearly 40 members at the first official meeting, all of whom paid the princely sum of £7.50 to join!  Manty of the talks and activities which took place in those early years are still replicated in some way today.  25 years ago there were 'knit ins', whist drives, games evenings and a variety of talks on such things as first aid, clocks and watches, local government and wine tasting.  Today there are interest groups such a strolling, 'meat and eat', dicussion and crafts.  Talks in the coming months with include photography, blue plaques, the fun side of banking and hand bells.

The anniversary evening was thoroughly enjoyed by both members and visitors and proved to be a fitting celebration of 25 successful years.  Long may Roundhay WI continue!



CRAFTY LADIES NEEDED!






Calling all WYFWI 'Crafty Ladies'.

Are you interested in the @RugbyLeeds venture?

See full details in November WYN and let us know.




Tuesday, 4 November 2014

RESOLUTION SELECTION PROCESS

NFWI have now confirmed the short listed Resolutions and members are asked to select which one they would like to go forward for voting on at the 2015 Annual General Meeting in London.


ANOTHER BUSY MONTH FOR WI MEMBERS!

Members from around the Federation have been busy again this month!

They have been trying something new at the Short Mat Bowls day, the crafters have been creating beautiful Japanese Patchwork panels to go with the others already made over the past few months and have been making Christmas crackers, stockings, cards and jester bags to decorate their home or to give as presents.

Fixby WI had a busy fundraiser and members from Cookridge Crumpets and Bramhope Rolling Scones WIs went 'Behind the Door of 104' when they visited the NFWI office in London.

We are thrilled that Twitter and Facebook has been buzzing too with lots of tweets, retweets and likes.

Follow us on Twitter @WYFWI and on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheWestYorkshireFederationofWomen'sInstitutes

SCUBA DIVING TASTER!

Members from Morton WI & Tea & Tarts WI and one husband wnet along to Bradford Sub Aqua Club last night to try our Scuba Diving Taster.

Check out the pictures below and see how much they all enjoyed the event.





2015 DIARY OF EVENTS!

The Federation Sub-committee's have been very busy in their meetings arranging an exciting array of events for 2015 the Centenary Year of the WI!

All Federation events are open to non-members - husbands, partners, family and friends, so why not get them to try something different in the New Year?

Bookings should be sent to the Federation Office, 164/166 Town Street, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP with the correct remittance and a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets.