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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.

Wine, Supper and Song event Friday 30th June 2017 View the Poster

2017 Navenby Meetings
June 8
Heckington Windmill - Jim Bailey

July 20
Get Ahead Hats - Jenny Dickinson

August 17
Well Being for Women - Member of the Gynaecology Team

September 21
Pottery Demonstration - John Teanby

October 19
Harvest Supper and Auction

November 16
Pork Pie Making - Neil Curtis

December 14
Bring & Share Supper and Line Dancing - Karen Holton


2018 Navenby Meetings
January 18
Winter Warmers - Pete Harrison

February 15
The Work of the Nomad Trust - Victoria Bradshaw

March 15
Gardening for Gold - Demonstration - Tina Orange

April 19
Annual Meeting and Resolutions

May 17
What Happened to Faberge Eggs - Gerry Burrows

National, County & Local Diary Dates
June 2017
Wed 7 NFWI Annual Meeting, Liverpool Echo Arena
Wed 21-Thur 22 The Lincolnshire Show

September 2017
Tue 12 Phoenix Group meeting - Metheringham
Fri 22 Federation Quiz Night The Venue, Navenby

November 2017
Sat 18 Christmas Bazaar - 2pm

March 2018
Tues 6 Spring Council Meeting, Springfields, Spalding

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
Email: fedoffice@lsfwi.org.uk
Website: www.lsf.myvirtualclub.com
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
Email: hq@thewi.org.uk
Website: www.thewi.org.uk
National Federation Chair:Janice Langley

Photos from our recent activities
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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Lincolnshire Show 2016
The theme of this year's WI Competition was 'Coast or Country' and our Show team of Ann, Anne, Gillian and Tina chose 'I Must Go Down To The Seas Again' as the subject of our entry (see photograph). We were delighted to be awarded 92 marks and to be placed 5th in the competition. It was particularly good to have two of our newest members so involved in creating and staging our exhibit.
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Chairman's Challenge 2016
Our Federation Chairman's Challenge this year was for WIs to create a scrapbook, journal or photographic record of what they had done to celebrate the WI Centenary in 2015.
Liz and Anne put together a scrapbook which records the celebrations we organised ourselves, as well as local and national centenary events which some of our members attended.
The results of the Challenge were announced at the Spring Council meeting on 8th March and we were delighted to learn that we had been awarded first place for WIs with 30 or more members.
The photograph shows Liz and Anne receiving their winner's certificate from guest speaker John Kettley.

Our WI 49th Birthday Cake and also celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday
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President Jackie Jukes presenting gift to Jenny Drury, retiring from Committee after 30 years
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