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NFWI NEWS REMINDER

Remember that as of May NFWI News will be available on My WI. If you have not already registered for this site please go to thewi.org.uk and click on My WI Login to My WI.

GDPR – UPDATE

Please go to My WI for the latest information from NFWI. You will soon be receiving lots of information about this topic in your next NFWI mailing along with a letter that will be printed in the WI Life magazine.

TESCO IS SCRAPPING BEST BEFORE DATES ON FRESH FOOD AND VEG

Tesco to remove ‘best before’ date labels from fruit and veg to cut waste. Download the press cuttings here to see how the WI has helped influence their decision.

WI DRIVING DAY WITH IAM ROADSMART

Following an overwhelming demand from members to continue the WI Driving Days with IAM RoadSmart, here are details of the next event on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Rotherham in South Yorkshire.

Using a different format compared to previous days, this event will be much more hands-on and will involve more on-road driving practise, covering motorway, rural and urban driving with an IAM RoadSmart Observer. Please note that this change in format will mean that members must arrive and have full use of their own car throughout the day; there will not be any cars on site for members to use, for those who are considering a car share.

There is no closing date for applications but places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications will be acknowledged via email. Download the information leaflet here and an application form here. Details of this event will be advertised to members via the WI social media channels and on the My WI site.

NFWI PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION (ELIZABETH BELL CHALLENGE)

This competition was launched at the beginning of the year, and members appear to be taking up the challenge with great enthusiasm! Full details of the competition are available on the My WI Website.
NFWI has received some queries regarding the schedule and have produced this response to help clarify some queries from members.

1. I understand that we can only submit 12 photographs, but can 1 photo be made up by a collage of smaller images?
Yes, providing that the finished photo does not exceed the required size of 10” x 8”.

2. Can I add text to explain each photograph?
No, the only text that can be submitted is the required 100-word supporting paragraph.

3. I’m good at taking photographs, but not so clever at presenting them – do I have to do both?
No, the idea is that this challenge is a team effort so utilise your members skills and ask members to contribute with what they are best at doing.

4. My husband takes our photos at WI events, can we use these?
Sorry no, the photographs must be taken by a member of the WI. Images taken by external professionals are not permitted either.

5. There are only a couple of us within the WI that want to take part in the challenge, can we still enter?
Yes, providing the other members of your WI are happy for you to carry on – don’t forget to get their consent to being in your photos!

6. Do the 12 photographs have to be taken 1 per month?
No, the competition requires that 12 photographs are submitted; these can be taken throughout the year or any specific events – it is entirely up to you!

WFWI deadline for entries is 1 February 2019. Federations are able to submit their chosen (up to 3) entries for national judging by the 29 March 2019.

WI LIFE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GARDENS

Does your garden have a story to tell? Here at WI Life we’d love to hear from you if you think your own garden or perhaps a community garden or a WI project or an allotment has an interesting story that members would like to hear. Please get in touch and email Charlotte at c.mcintyre@nfwi.org.uk

NFWI BOARD ELECTION 2017 - 2019

The elected members of the NFWI Board of Trustees, who will take office in June 2017, are as follows:

Catriona Adams, Lincolnshire North
Mary Clarke, Gwent
Hilary Haworth, Buckinghamshire
Ann Jones, Ceredigion
Sally Kingman, Cambridge
Yvonne Price, West Sussex
Julia Roberts, Worcestershire
Jeryl Stone, Warwickshire
Lynne Stubbings, Warwickshire
Patricia Tulip, Northumberland
Amanda Willday, Powys Montgomery
Susan Wilson, Gloucestershire

For full details of Officers and Committee Chairmen for 2017-18 please download the letter from the General Secretary, Jana Osborne here.

Please see the NFWI board/ committee list for 2017/18 here. This list details the make-up of each committee, including Member Representatives.