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 Navenby Women's Institute

Navenby W.I. is part of the South Lincolnshire Federation of W.I.’s. Our meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Methodist church hall. I’m Jackie Jukes the re-elected president of Navenby W.I . I am very proud to have been President for the last year during which time there have been many highlights.
We have had some wonderful speakers and last month the Indian cookery demonstration was outstanding. We have had a varied programme at our meetings and lots of enjoyable social times. I hope you take time to look at the programme for the coming year and consider coming along to a meeting to see for yourself that W.I. is not all jam and Jerusalem. It is also a chance to make new friends, widen your knowledge on a range of skills/subjects and have a social evening with old and new friends. Come along dip your toe in and see if W.I. is for you.
Two of our new members have taken on the challenge to be involved in our entry in the Lincolnshire Show in June and are sharing their skills with two other existing members. We also welcomed a new member to our committee and I will always encourage new and old members to get involved,
Earlier this year we held a Musical Evening as a joint fund raiser with Wellingore W.I. which was both successful and very enjoyable. Hopefully the first of many joint ventures together.
For me my visit to the Queen’s Garden Party last June was a very memorable celebration, as was the Garden Party held at the home of Liz and Vinnie Ray to celebrate 100 years of the W.I. The day was topped by our interview on Radio Lincolnshire and the singing of Jerusalem. Though this was not rehearsed we sang perfectly in tune.
The Spring Council Meeting this year was made very special when Anne Mills and Liz Ray walked down the Conference Centre to receive the first prize for their entry in this year’s Chairman’s Challenge “A year in our lives”.
Our Annual Meeting this year was made special as it was the same day as the Queen’s birthday and Navenby WI’s 49th birthday. We celebrated in style with a Bring and Share Supper. The previous month all members signed a beautifully hand-crafted card made by a member and sent to the Queen. We later received a personal letter from the Queen’s lady in waiting thanking the members of Navenby W.I. on behalf of Her Majesty.
Annual subscriptions are due in January. Monthly payment cards are available. Members may bring friends to our meetings and visitors are always welcome. If you would like to know more, please contact Navenby WI President Jackie Jukes (01522 811401).

2016 Navenby Meetings
June 9
NewLife Gambia - Sylvia Morgan

July 21
Tales of a Wimbledon Umpire - Alan Gray

August 18
Reflexology - Anne Gayfer

September 15
Join in Jewellry - Kathleen Collins

October 20
October Beliefs and Traditions - Maureen Sutton + AUTUMN SUPPER

November 17
The Christmas Tradition - Jill Collinge

December 8
Bring & Share Supper and Singers - Annie and Tim Walker

2017 Navenby Meetings
January 19
Cyber Crime - Police Spokesperson

February 16
Line Dancing - Karen Holton + 50th Birthday Celebration

March 16
A Girl Cannot Have Too Many Bags - Lynda Kinnard

April 20
Annual Meeting and Resolutions and Crazy Games Night

May 18
Traditions of Flowers of Tudor England - Ann Barnes

National, County & Local Diary Dates
June 2016
Thur 11 NFWI Annual Meeting, Brighton
Wed 22-Thur 23 The Lincolnshire Show

September 2016
Fri 23 Federation Quiz Night - The Venue, Navenby
Thur 29 Phoenix Group Meeting, Caythorpe hosting

October 2016
Sat 22 Make and Bake Show - The Venue, Navenby

November 2016
Sat 19 Christmas Bazaar - 2pm

March 2017
Tues 9 Spring Council Meeting, Springfields, Spalding
TBA WI 50th Birthday Lunch

Lincolnshire South Federation Office
Open Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 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
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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