Picnic on the Rec
Our next picnic will take place at Claygate Recreation Ground on Friday 21st May at 3.00pm. Bring your own chair, some change for a NFWI raffle ticket and a drink (or buy one from the new Pistachios in the Park Cafe).
Craft Afternoons are back!
Thursday 20th May at 2.15pm. Please contact Sheila for more information.
The May edition is now available at this link Surrey WI News - May 21 by Greg Davis - Flipsnack.
May monthly meeting
Our May meeting, via zoom, will take place next Wednesday 12th May at 7.30pm. Ian Currie, a full-time weatherman, broadcaster, author, columnist, speaker and editor of Weather eye magazine, will provide the explanation for seemingly bizarre local weather phenomena.
NFWI Annual Meeting
Tuesday 8th June. The annual meeting can be accessed via the MyWI website. The speakers at the event will be HRH The Countess of Wessex, Dame Cressida Dick and Baroness Brenda Hale. The meeting will also include a debate on this year's proposed resolution - 'A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer'. This will be recorded and made available to view immediately after the Annual Meeting.
April monthly meeting
Our April meeting, again via zoom, will take place next Wednesday 14th April at 7.30pm. Our speaker will be Peter Batty. Peter runs Circling the Square presentations and tours and will be giving us a talk on the Hidden Gems of London.
The March edition of SWIN is now available to read online - you can access it by clicking on this link:
March monthly meeting
Our next meeting via zoom will take place on wednesday 10th March at 7.30pm. Angela Young, author and novelist, will give an illustrated talk about the sinking of RMS Titanic. While working on her latest novel, Angela found letters between her great-grandmother, the Countess of Rothes, and Able Seaman Thomas Jones. Both survived the sinking of RMS Titanic.
NFWI Board Elections
The NFWI Board of Trustees and staff are committed to maintaining the WI’s core values and shaping the organisation for generations of women to come.
They are a panel of members who are democratically elected every two years to lead the organisation as a whole. The elections for 2021 - 2023 will take place on 31st March. The list of candidates is published in this month’s WI Life on pages 35 - 39. If you would like to take part in the election let us know your selection by 15th March.
February monthly meeting
Our next meeting via zoom will take place on Wednesday 10th February at 7.30pm when we will welcome Cherrill Sands as our speaker.
Cherrill is a consultant garden historian with an MA in the Conservation of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens. She has been a member of the Surrey Gardens Trust for over twenty five years.
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Due to covid-19, physical events are currently suspended, however members can keep in touch and access our monthly meetings via zoom.
Virtual Winter Fair
The NFWI have launched a virtual winter fair with festive craft projects, recipes, quizzes, puzzles and information about supporting local food banks, women's refuges and women’s prisons at Christmas. This will be live throughout December and the beginning of January. Click on this link to step inside: WI Winter Warmer | National Federation of Women's Institutes (thewi.org.uk).
April SWIN is available. Click on the link to access.
Summer events organised by Surrey Federation - both online and (hopefully) live.
The June edition of SWIN is now available online and can be found here - https://www.flipsnack.com/5B7D5F6BDC9/surrey-wi-news-june-2021/full-view.html.
Our next Picnic on the Rec will be on Friday 18th June. Following cancellation of the previous two picnics due to rain, let's hope that the weather is kind to us this time. We look forward to seeing you there - don't forget to bring your own chair, drink and hand sanitiser. If you can get to the Rec but are unable to carry a chair then please let Wendy know and she'll try to provide one. Tracey will be selling the WI raffle tickets at £1 per ticket so please bring along any loose change if you'd like to have a chance of winning the first prize of £10,000.
Monday 5th July - NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day Afternoon Tea at 3.30pm. The Committee are currently finalising plans for this national event so do please take a note of the date and we'll be in touch shortly with further details.