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The Hive
Public Affairs Digest
Regular Events at Park Farm
Save the date
Golden Ticket
The Hive
Issue 12 (3rd September)
Issue 11 (20th August) and Quiz
Issue 10 (6th August)
Issue 9 (23rd July)
Issue 8 (9th July)
Issue 7 (25th June)
Issue 6 (11th June)
Issue 5 (28th May)
Lockdown Quiz Answers
Issue 4 (14th May)
Issue 3 (30th April) and Lockdown Quiz
Issue 2 (16th April)
Issue 1 (1st April)

Dear All,

Please find attached our new fortnightly newsletter, The WI Hive.

Unfortunately the virus has now stopped production of the WI News so we are using this opportunity to keep in touch.

I hope you enjoy it and are all taking very good care of yourselves,


Rachel Hows

Federation Secretary

Public Affairs Digest
No. 53 August 2020
No. 54 September 2020
No. 52 July 2020
No. 51 July 2020

The Federation and Committees organise many events for members. For more details see our Upcoming Federation Events

Regular Events held at:

WI HQ, Unit 11
Park Farm Business Centre
Fornham St Genevieve
IP28 6TS

Bridge Club
Yearly Subscription £5.00 plus £2.00 table money

Every THURSDAY 10.00 am to 12 noon.  At Board of Trustees Discretion.
Enquiries: Rosemary Pemberton via the WI HQ Office (01284 336645)

Mah-Jong Club
Yearly Subscription £4.00 plus £2.00 table money.

Every first and third MONDAY of the month at 2.00 pm. At Board of Trustees Discretion.
Enquiries: Christine Johnson via the WI HQ Office (01284 336645)

Federation Choir
£10 each half term.

New members are always welcome.
No auditions.
Meeting on Mondays at Southgate Community Centre 1.30 - 3.30 pm.
Enquiries: For more information please click here to contact Patricia Mason, Choir leader, or phone the WI HQ Office (01284 336645)



Save the Date

WI Open Meetings



Other Mailings

July 2020
Letter from Julie Higgins re Denman
Letter from NFWI re Denman
Denman FAQ
WI News
June 2020
IFE Guidance
Lady Denman Cup extension
April 2020
Founders Day Photo Challenge
Lady Denman Cup 2020
Thanksgiving Service Update
March 2020
Decisions and Bye-laws 2020
Speakers Directory 2020 New Entries
Year Book Form 2020
February 2020
Delegate Linking List 2020
GDPR reminder
PA article
SWFWI Golden Ticket 2020 - 2021
January 2020
IFE Letter
Cervical Screening
Welsh Choir
December 2019
Subs Jan - March
Denham Vouchers
Aquarius Singers
November 2019
Budget Report 2019 - 20
SW Resolution Submission Form 2019-20
October 2019
I challenge you
Resolutions submissions
Subs Oct-Dec 2019
September 2019
AW Innovate East Event
My WiSH Charity
Speakers Evaluation Form
August 2019
Science & Technology Sub-committee
Help with travel to Denman
Soup & Natter dates
July 2019
Subscriptions July to September
Diary Order Form
Guest nomination for Centenary Thanksgiving
WI News order
June 2019
Bunting Reminder
WI Support programme
May 2019
Subscription rates for new members April to June
April 2019
Letter & Ticketing Guidelines
Diary Order
March 2019
Insurance clarification
February 2019
Letter clarifying ACWW funds
Decisions and Bye-laws
Science Festival Events
Speakers Directory
SWFWI Bunting and Template
Year Book Form
January 2019

NFWI recommended Stay Safe Online leaflet

Calendar of hints & tips for WI's

WI Insurance Guidelines
Wanted - Independent Financial Examiners (IFEs)
Advisers' Clusters and New WI
WI News Event Report Form
Suffolk West Resolution Mandate - Invisible Disabilities
Template Letter to MP - re Invisible Disabilities
Feedback Form on letters re Invisible Disabilities
Sensory Bands - important update
Secretaries Letter re details on Event Booking Forms



‘Amazing Discoveries’


A description of a discovery or invention in the field of science – real or imagined?

Using no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to write a piece of science, fact or fiction, describing a historic breakthrough or a future invention as yet unknown.

Entrants must submit 4 copies of their entry, typed if possible, on A4 paper to theFederation Secretary (Rachel Hows). Emailed entries will also be accepted. Please do not send entries directly to the NFWI Unit. Any entries sent directly to the NFWI Unit without being approved by the federation, cannot be entered and will be returned to the entrant.

Entries must be at the Federation office by Monday 1 July 2019.

Entries must be accompanied by a completed Individual Entry Form.  One entry form is enclosed, further copies can be obtained from the Federation Office.

If you wish to submit your entry via email please send it to

Please note

  • Each entry must include a total word count; entries with over 500 words will not be accepted.
  • Please note that entries will be judged in the first instance at federation level and up to three entries from each federation can go forward to the national competition.
  • All entries at national level will receive a critique by the Judge.
  • No correspondence will be entered into after the competition.

Book tokens will be given as prizes: 1st prize, book tokens to the value of £75; 2nd prize book tokens to the value of £50 and 3rd prize book tokens to the value of £30.  The winner/winning federation will be presented with the Lady Denman Cup.

Please note that all forms relating to the Lady Denman Cup Competition 2019 can be downloaded from the My WI website or obtained from your Federation Secretary.

SWFWI Golden Ticket Club

SWFWI Golden Ticket Club

Dear Members,

Golden Tickets can be purchased by individuals and groups at a cost of £5 for the year (May 2019– April 2020) and can be purchased from the office. Remember you can buy a Golden Ticket and donate your prize to your WI, but please remember that you MUST NOT use WI funds to purchase your Golden Ticket.

We have monthly prizes of £15, with a special prize of £50 at the Autumn Council Meeting and at the Annual Meeting.

Remember we have a minimum number of Golden Tickets that are needed to be purchased to make this viable.

Please complete one part only of the application form and return it to the Office with a cheque payable to SWFWI.

Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your application.

Rules and more application forms can be obtained from Federation Office.