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 Navenby Women's Institute

Navenby WI is part of the South Federation of Women’s Institutes. I’m Jackie Jukes the re-elected president of Navenby WI. During the last year our members have enjoyed some wonderful speakers and lots of social time together. Our speakers have covered subjects including history and traditions, crafts and the work of two charities, reflexology and tales of Wimbledon. We also had a very interesting talk from Lincolnshire police on Cyber Crime.
In February Navenby WI celebrated its 50th birthday. To mark the occasion we celebrated with a party and entertainment by Teri and Nigel. The evening concluded with all members and visitors going home with a party bag. Throughout the year Penny has singlehandedly embroidered all members’ names on a table cloth to celebrate our 50th birthday.
In June last year 4 members (2 were new members) competed in the cooperative entry in the Lincolnshire show and were awarded 92 points
In September 66 items of crafts and cookery were entered by Navenby members in the Federation’s Make and Bake Show. Many members received gold and silver in their class and we were 3rd overall. Member Kate Sisson won the Best Floral Arrangement in the show.
We continue to fund raise for WI funds and local charities, a recent Knit and Knatter raised £600 for Air Ambulance. Many of our members and friends continue to knit jumpers, hats and blankets for New Life Gambia and ‘twiddle mitts’ for people with dementia. We are presently collecting toiletries for overnight wash bags, which are used by carers of dementia sufferers who have been unexpectedly taken into hospital.
We have recently completed the programme for the coming year. I hope you will take time to look at the coming year’s programme of speakers and events and consider coming along to a meeting and enjoy socialising with new and old friends. We meet in the Methodist Church Hall every 3rd Thursday of the month other than June and December when we meet on the 2nd Thursday. Visitors are always welcome at our meeting and further details can be obtained from myself on 01522 811401.

2018 Navenby Meetings
Please contact WI at 01522 811401

National, County & Local Diary Dates

Please contact WI at 01522 811401

Lincolnshire South Federation Office
Open Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm
WI Office, Suites 7, 7a, 8 Pattinson House, Oak Park, East Road Trading Estate,
Sleaford NG34 7EQ
Telephone: 01529 302398
Federation Chairman: Debbie Venn
Federation Secretary: Tracey Copeland

Country Markets
Lincoln - Fridays 8am - 12.15pm, Bailgate Methodist Church
Sleaford - Alternate Fridays 11.00am - 2.00pm, The Source, Riverside Church, South Gate
Woodhall Spa - Alternate Fridays 10.00am - 12 noon, St. Peter's Church Hall, The Broadway.

National Federation of Women's Institutes
104, New Kings Road, London, SW6 4LY
Telephone: 020 7371 9300
National Federation Chair:Janice Langley

Photos from our recent activities
On Friday June 30th Navenby WI held a ‘Wine, Supper and Song‘evening at The Venue, a very enjoyable evening. We were entertained by a musical foursome named ‘Fusion’ who sang many well known songs. After a delicious supper, thoroughly sampled by all, we held a raffle. A cheque to ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) was presented to Irene Roddam by Liz Ray – her proceeds of a plant sale and monthly contributions. ‘Fusion’ gave their fee and donations on the evening to St Barnabas. All proceeds from this WI event to be shared with local charities.
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In recent months, our 'crafty' members have been busy preparing our entries for the WI competitions at the Lincolnshire Show.
For the main Co-operative Class, we were required to produce an exhibit (comprising a flower arrangement, an item of craft work and a cookery item) to interpret an Elvis Presley song. Our team chose to depict 'Tennessee Waltz' (see photograph). It is always fun to work as a team and to learn from each other as we plan, create and stage our exhibit. After the judging had been completed, we were very pleased to learn that we had been awarded 95 marks out of 100 and were placed joint 3rd with our neighbours at Wellingore WI.
In addition, congratulations go to President Jackie, who was awarded 2nd place in the competition for a decorated cake to depict the launch of 'Star Wars' (see second photograph).
We are now looking forward to 2018!
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Navenby WI celebration of 50th Birthday on February 16th. Everyone had a jolly time, music by Nigel and Teri, a delicious supper with special 50th cake, cut by two of our past Presidents and the presentation of a cheque to Air Ambulance. Our ladies had a sponsored Knit and Knatter and raised £660 for this very worthwhile charity. The knitted children’s jumpers, hats and blankets are donated to the charity ‘Newlife Gambia’ and are very much appreciated. Here’s to the next 50 years.

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Lincolnshire South Federation held its 'Make, Bake and Show' at The Venue on 22nd October. The theme was 'Winter Wonderland' and WI members were invited to enter a range of classes including cookery, craft, art, card-making, photography and flower arranging. Our members entered 66 items in total and, after the judging, we were delighted that our Institute was placed 3rd overall. Several of our members were also awarded gold stars for their exhibits. Special congratulations go to Kate Sisson, who won the cup for the Best Floral Arrangement in Show with her 'Petite Arrangement in a Sherry Glass'
Thank you to all of our members who took part and to everyone who came along on the day to support the Show.
Kate's prize-winning arrangement
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Federation Chairman Debbie Venn presents Kate Sisson
with the cup for Best Floral Arrangement in Show

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