Information, Delegate and Observer Forms are with your WI Secretary.  Forms are also available for members to download from the 'Downloads' page on this website. 


If it is your WIs turn to provide the Delegate, please consider this important role, it is very interesting and FREE OF CHARGE.  Members can apply for an Observer ticket priced at £20.  We are running a Federation coach with an overnight stay at the Hilton Hotel in Bristol which in total will cost £67.50 based on a shared twin room, this includes, your ticket, bed, breakfast and evening meal.


NFWI Annual meetings are always very interesting with really good Speakers and of course the Resolutions will be discussed and voted on. 

NEWS 'N' VIEWS PRO RATA PRICING GUIDE


To enable newly formed WIs and members the opportunity to order our newsletter throughout the year, we have structured a pro rata price list as follows:-


Quarterly                   Postal copy of the Newsletter Costs  Electronic version of the Newsletter costs 

Feb-Jan (full year)      £5                                                           £30

May-July                     £3.50                                                      £22.50

Aug-Oct                      £2.50                                                      £15.00

Nov-Jan                      £1.50                                                      £7.50



     

NEW - CRAFT CLUB 

Pink Ladies WI in Doncaster formed on 5 June.    

SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S INSTITUTES

Copyright ©​  South Yorkshire Federation of Women's InstitutesAll Rights Reserved.


NEWS

Suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters.  Come and learn a new skill or dabble in the things you love!  At least 2 'Make and Take' with many different crafts to learn.

Cost:  £4 per session which includes materials and tools.  Please contact Sandra Crawford to book your place by telephone or email sandim08@uwclub.net.  No commitment, simply 'dip in and out' as you wish.


FEDERATION BADGE - AVAILABLE TO BUY AT THE FEDERATION OFFICE 

ANNUAL MEETING AT THE MOTORPOINT ARENA IN CARDIFF ON WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE

2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS

WE HAVE OPENED ANOTHER WI THAT'S 4 THIS YEAR!

NFWI Board of Trustees has set the 2018 subscription at

£41

This will be distributed:-
WI:  £20
Federation:  £9.30
NFWI:  £11.70
Dual:  £20

 


COMPETITION

Design an item to commemorate our 2020 centenary of the Yorkshire federation


In 1920 the Yorkshire Federation was formed.  It was divided into 5 separate Federations in 1983.  They become known as North Yorkshire East, North Yorkshire West, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

As many other Federations will be celebrating their Centenaries in the next few years we did not want Yorkshire to miss out.

Therefore, we will be celebrating the Centenary of the Yorkshire Federations in 2020.  Each Federation will be arranging their own event which members from the other 4 Federations will be able to attend.

Here in South Yorkshire we are looking at the Industrial Heritage of the area and our month for displays and events will be in June 2020.  A Service of Celebration will be held in the York Minster on 29 February 2020 to start off this very special year.

We would like members to design a marketable item as a momento for 2020.  Your Secretary will be receiving the Schedule with May News 'n' Views.  A copy can be downloaded from the 'Downloads' Page on this website or requested from the Federation Office.

We really look forward to receiving your entries.


Cost of badge is £4.25 (complete with new, stronger magnet)

Magnets available to buy for 75p and can be fitted to existing badges. 


ANNUAL MEETING RESOLUTIONS 2017


At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool on 7 June 2017 Delegates voted to pass 2 Resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns.


Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans

The resolution was passed with 98.9% of the vote.
Votes cast in favour: 6132. Votes cast against: 157

Delegates voted to pass the above resolution which calls on the UK Government and industry to take action to address the problem of microplastic contamination of our oceans by supporting and developing innovative solutions. Microplastic fibres are released from synthetic clothing every time it is washed. As they are so small they aren't caught by filtration equipment and can end up in our oceans where they are ingested by marine wildlife
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Alleviating loneliness

The resolution was passed with 69.3% of the vote.
Votes cast in favour: 4334. Votes cast against: 1919

Delegates voted in support of this year’s NFWI resolution to ‘alleviate loneliness’. The resolution seeks to ensure that people who are lonely, or at risk of loneliness, are identified at the earliest possible opportunity to enable them to access the appropriate support and assistance. It calls on every WI and the NFWI to work in partnership with health and social care providers and their local communities to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness to help achieve this.