In no more than 500 words, WI members are invited to submit a piece of writing, either comical or serious, fact or fiction, based on a conversation they have overheard, or imagined they had heard, on the bus.  Your secretary has the entry form and full details.  Please note that entries sent directly to National cannot be accepted and will be returned to the entrant.
To allow a fair and standardised competition timescale across all WIs and federations, the NFWI has set a new closing date of Friday 18 September 2020 for members to submit their entry to their federation office. After this date, federations have until Friday 16 October 2020 to select up to three entries to go forward for national judging.  Results will be announced by mid-December 2020. If anyone needs another entry form please make contact and we will be happy to send you one.
Chairman's Rose Bowl award 2020
Closing date for nominations is Thursday 23rd July 2020
|Now is the time to nominate one of your members for her extraordinary service within your WI and the community. This should be a surprise to the nominee.  Please provide details of the work done by this member and why you feel they should be awarded the Rose Bowl.  This can be done by letter to WI House or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Closing date for nominations is Thursday 23rd July 2020; one winner will then be selected.
Olveston & District Bowls Club, Alveston Road, Old Down, Tockington, BS32 3BA
SORRY FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT CAUSED
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020
Departing Thursday 10th September 2020
|Departure date Thursday 10th September 2020 for 5 days (4 nights)|
We will meet at our designated pick up points & transfer by coach to our allocated London airport for our direct flight to Munich. Here we are transferred by our executive coach to the 3* Hotel Kolberbrau in Bad Tolz (or similar) for a 4 night stay on half board basis.
The tour includes Oberammergau Passion Play tickets & package, Herrsching am Ammersee, Andechs Abbey, Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace & Munich tour (if flight times permit). Optional cruise on Lake Ammersee & Guided city tour of Munich.
COST: £999 per person, Single Supplement £89 per person.
EXTRAS: Upgrade Passion Play ticket, Insurance, single room supplement, entrance fees to places of interest, optional guided tour & lake cruise, and gratuities.
FINAL BALANCE due 60 days before departure.
NO MORE APPLICATIONS CAN BE TAKEN
FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING 2020
Tuesday 29th September 2020
4* NORTHERN SPAIN & THE PICOS MOUNTAINS
Departing Thursday 8th October 2020
Departure date Thursday 8th October 2020, 5 nights
We will meet at Bristol Airport for our flight to Bilbao, where we will be met by our tour manager and transferred to the 4* Felisa Hotel in Quevada for 5 nights (half board).
During our stay we will visit Santillana del Mar, Altamira Museum & Replica Cave, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Picos Mountains & Potes (optional cable car excursion), Santander, El Soplao Cave (commences with a mine train excursion) and spend some time in Bilbao before the return flight.
NB:  Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, so this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems
OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS
COST £849 pp.    Single supplement £99 pp.    INSURANCE £44 pp.
Non-refundable deposit of £100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Thursday 7th November 2019. Final balance due by Thursday 6th August 2020
Should this holiday be oversubscribed places may have to be allocated.
Your WI secretary has the application and booking forms but Carole King may be contacted
email email@example.com for more information.
You may also view this tour at www.tailored-travel.co.uk & quote afwi203
Members only - Cost including coach travel £380 + £50 for London Visit
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Peter Lawrence.
With the success of the 2012 London Olympic Games, this course traces the history of the Stratford location through 2,000 years of history, its abandonment in the last quarter of the 20th century, to become the amazing public space to enjoy today.  The course includes a day at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and a trip on the rivers that have run through the area for centuries.
Sculpture: Animal Sculpture for the garden using Powertex - Liz Dixon. During the course, students will create an animal sculpture using Powertex Art products & recycled textiles.  The choice will be a Sheep, Highland Cattle or a Bison sculpture.  It will include simple armature, clay work, wet sculpture techniques etc. The course is ideal for beginners, new to Powertex.  Students will be able to work at their own pace with individual guidance.
Health and Wellbeing with Yoga, Qigong and Mindfulness - Elaine Whittaker.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy some gentle Yoga and Qigong and try out some Mindfulness practices.  In addition, there will be workshops on stress management, strengthening your pelvic floor and making healthy eating choices.  Elaine is an experienced tutor, so will be able to adapt things for anyone with troublesome knees or wrists.  Complete beginners or experts you will be able to enjoy the sessions.
Deposit of £50, payable to AFWI by Thursday 21st May 2020
Balance of £330 (Sculpture & Health & Wellbeing) or £380 (Olympic Park) by Thursday 13th August 2020. Cheque made payable to AFWI please.