Notices from the NFWI

 Get involved with the Great Food Debate

NFWI is launching a series of national debates on food security, a pressing issue as the world grapples with population increases and demand on resources as well as multiple challenges to agriculture and world food supply. In conjunction with a ‘think tank’ the Institute for Public Policy Research (PPR), the NFWI will launch a discussion paper at a high level round table event in London for policy makers, alongside debates in Cardiff and York for civil society groups, politicans, industry and NGO’s.

The NFWI will also be launching a toolkit to accompany the discussion guide which members can use to organise their own great food debates on a regional and local level.

 

WI Gardening Club project

This project aims to encourage WI members  to get gardening in their lcoal communities, such as;

  • take responsibility for renovating and maintaining small prime locations in their areas e.g. entrance to village
  • start a community orchard
  • work with schools
  • work with other groups in your area to encourage the setting up productive gardens and food growing and tie in with other WI efforts to reduce household expenditure and encourage healthy eating and home cooking.

Project starts January 2012 and will take place over two years.

For further information contact Diane Sanderson 01865 391788 ext 278

 

NFWI ON FACEBOOK – AUGUST 2014

Did you see Kate Adie’s programme on TV recently – catch up on BBC iPlayer with Kate Adie’s Women of World War One –  Kate Adie examines the impact of women’s work during the First World War

And –

 

NFWI 1954 Keep Britain Tidy campaign – which “developed into a national initiative which is still going strong after 60 years.”

“To mark the special anniversary, Keep Britain Tidy is running a national tidy up in October.  You can get involved by ordering your very own Big Tidy Up kit from their website here – http://www.thebigtidyup.org/home/1221 – ”

 

Fairtrade

The NFWI was a founder member of the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992.

Fairtrade Fortnight, 24 February – 9 March

Fairtrade is a unique development tool which integrates better prices, decent working conditions and terms of trade to support farmers and workers in some of the world’s poorest countries to take more control over their futures and work their way out of poverty.

Fairtrade has helped improve the lives of millions of farmers, workers and their families across the globe:

  • More than 3,000 certified products are available in the UK;
  • Around 20% of roast and ground coffee and 20% of bananas sold in the UK are Fairtrade;
  • Retail sales of Fairtrade reached £1.43bn in 2011, outperforming overall commercial trends.

– See more at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/news-and-events/current-news-and-events/current-campaigns-and-initiatives/fairtrade#sthash.sMVNQutj.dpuf

Banbury’s Fairtrade association, well represented at Banbury’s Food Festival recently, it’s good to feel so involved with this very worthwhile cause, both locally and nationally.

 

 

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here’s our own Fair Trade star……

 

Monday, 3rd November, 2014

Update for NFWI Notices – KEEP BRITAIN TIDAY JUBILEE AWARDS – PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME from 60 years ago in 1954..

Our Award Winners will be announced on Thursday, 12th February 2015….What a great project !!!

 

KEY C AMPAIGN – ORGAN DONATION – its – Time to Talk About this with our family and friends.  So, let’s talk, Ladies.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE  – its time to talk about Climate Change too, Ladies.  Let’s talk about this matter too, now…

 

TUESDAY, 16th DECEMBER 2014

Update for NFWI Notices – SUBSCRIPTION 2015 – “The NFWI Board of Trustees has set the subscription for 2015 at £36.  Subscriptions are due in January 2015.  The WI subscription  year runs from January to December.  New members joining from Oc tober-December 2014 will pay the 2015 subscription and will not pay again until January 2016.  New members joining the WI in 2015 for the first time, i.e. who have not previously been a member of any WI, will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join, as shown in the following table.

Date of joining…………………………………………………………………………….Total subscription due

1 Jan 15 – 31 Mar…………………………………………………………………………..£36.00

1 Apr – 30 Jun………………………………………………………………………………£27.00

1 Jul – 30 Sep……………………………………………………………………………….£18.00

1 Oct – 31 Dec……………………………………………………………………………….£9.00

WI members can belong to more than one WI, by paying the full membership fee to the first WI, and a further £17 to any additional WIs at any time of the year.  There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership.

Your membership entitles you to eight copies per year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life, as well as regular newsletters and mailings to keep you up-to-date with all the news and events from your federation and the NFWI.  Each WI holds a minimum of eleven meetings each year and all members can contribute ideas to the annual programme of speakers, activities and events.  We hope that you will enjoy your membership of the WI and all that it offers.”

SAVE THE DATE – THE WI CENTENNIAL FAIR – 3 – 6 September 2015.

NOTICES FROM THE NFWI:   Some future event reading for you from NFWI – Centenary Matters: The History of the WI; Members’ Stories; NFWI Annual Meeting; Centenary Projects, Members’ Celebrations and The WI Federation Centenary Link.

11th January 2015.

NOTICES FROM THE NFWI: Please see new Pages for 2015