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VIRTUALLY NORFOLK WI News

2024 January onwards

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February 2024: Annual Meeting

Welcome to Carol Cole, Jay Page and Aleathia Richards who have joined the existing members on the committee.

Congratulations to Hazel Jones who was unanimously voted in as our President for the forthcoming year.

Our thanks to President Hazel and the committee for all they do to support our Virtual WI.

February 2024: Afternoon Tea on zoom

Our next “afternoon tea” on zoom will be Tuesday 19th March 2024 2pm to 4pm. Members can come and go as they please,  even invite a friend to join them. An ideal opportunity to get to know each other and discuss whatever topics we want.

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January 2024:  2024 VWI Summer Festival dates

The 2024 VWI Summer Festival has been announced.

9TH TO 11TH AUGUST 2024

Open to all members of Virtual WIs.

You can also find the VWI Member Group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/768489058092074

A Facebook Group which is for all Full & Dual members of a Virtual WI.

January 2024:  Floral Table Decoration Zoom Workshop

Members have been sent a flyer with details and an application form for our March 2024 Floral Table Decoration workshop.

Why not join us and create a “Floral” Table decoration ready for Easter. Details can be found here.

A complete list of all you will need to make your arrangement will be sent to you upon receipt of registration form/payment.

The workshop is by Zoom on THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 2024  TIME 2-4PM

COST £5   The cost is to cover Admin & Tuition.

Closing Date for applications is 23rd February 2024

For non-members who wish to take part, please email virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com for an application form.

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VIRTUALLY NORFOLK WI News  2023

2023 October to December

October 2023:  Afternoon Tea on zoom

Our next “afternoon tea” on zoom will be Tuesday 16th January 2024 2pm to 4pm. Members can come and go as they please,  even invite a friend to join them. An ideal opportunity to get to know each other and discuss whatever topics we want

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2023 July to September

August 2023:  Prize Club 2023/24

The last Prize Club draw for 2022/23 was at our August meeting.

For members wishing to renew for 2023/24 or join,  payment is due by 1st September.

Payment details have been sent out to members.

£5 per entry. Draws will take place every four months with the first in our December meeting.

August 2023:  Christmas Cracker Zoom Workshop

Booking is now open to all virtual and classic WIs as well as our own members. This is open to friends and family too, so you don’t have to do it alone. Any WI member in the UK wishing to join us should apply for an application form via email to virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com.

The workshop is by Zoom and is being run by an outside organization on

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2023 

Prompt 2pm start – 4pm (zoom opens @ 1.45pm)

The closing date for applications is 20th September 2023 to allow preparation & posting.

Cost £25 per pack (Usual cost £37)

This includes all materials to make 3 crackers, Template & postage plus FREE Raffle Ticket.

Open to UK residents only due to posting of packs

 

July 2023:  Afternoon Tea on zoom

Our next “afternoon tea” on zoom will be Thursday 21st September 2pm to 4pm. Members can come and go as they please,  even invite a friend to join them. An ideal opportunity to get to know each other and discuss whatever topics we want.
 

July 2023:  Advertising Virtually Norfolk

Our committee has been looking at ways to advertise our Virtual WI. One of the places we will be advertising is in the Village Book, a free publication that covers much of East/South Norfolk along the A47 corridor. See our ad here.

Our ad is on page 45 of the August/September edition of the Village Book, which you can see online at

https://issuu.com/villagebook/docs/lr_vb_aug_sept_2023

Members can contact virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com with any further ideas on how to advertise our Virtual WI.

 

July 2023:  Christmas Cracker Zoom Workshop

Members have been sent a flyer with details and an application form for our November Christmas Cracker craft workshop. This time our workshop is being run by an outside organisation and is open to members and any of their family (in the UK) who might wish to join in.

The workshop is by Zoom on WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2023 2PM to 4PM

Numbers are limited so members are asked to get their completed application back by Tuesday 1st August, after which it will opened up to Classic & other Virtual WIs.

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2023 April to June

June 2023:  Free Virtual Summer Festival

Members have been sent the registration form for the VWI Summer Festival on Sunday 20th August 2023. The form needs to be submitted by Friday July 7th to indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Please send a copy to virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com.

This is totally FREE and is open to members of Virtual WIs.

 

May 2023:  SAVE THE DATE  Free Virtual Summer Festival

The first event of the new Group of Virtual WIs will be a pop in and out as you wish Summer Festival on Sunday 20th August 2023.. This will be totally FREE to members of Virtual WIs.

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May 2023:  Next Zoom Craft workshop

We are looking at setting up another Zoom Craft Workshop on Wednesday 29th November 2023 perhaps with a Christmas theme in line with the date. More information on this nearer the time.

April 2023:  Afternoon Tea on zoom

Friday 12th May has been confirmed as our first “afternoon tea” on zoom. Members can come and go as they please,  even invite a friend to join them. An ideal opportunity to get to know each other and discuss whatever topics we want.

Expected to last no more than an hour and a half.

 

April 2023:  New 2023/24 programme and change to April speaker

Our programme for April 2023 to May 2024 has been sent to members.

In a change to our original programme, our April speaker will be Ann Morgan with her talk ‘Life is Like That’.

Our changed Programme can be found here.

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April 2023:  2023 Subscriptions

Our 2023 Subs are due from 1st April and are £46 full member. £22.60p dual.

If you are a member and need reminding of our bank details, or if you wish to become a member, please contact virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com via email.

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2023 January to March

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February 2023:  Annual Meeting

Welcome to Chris Frederick who has joined the existing members on the committee.

Congratulations to Hazel Jones who was voted in as our President for the forthcoming year.

Following her re-election as President, Hazel thanked all the members for their continued trust in her.

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February 2023:  Change to February speaker

In a change to our published programme, our February speaker will be Alison Gardiner with her talk "My Life As An Illustrator & Designer".

This will be followed by our Annual meeting.

 

January 2023:  Gingham Lace Afternoon Workshop by Zoom

Details and application form for the Craft Workshop by Zoom on Thursday 30th March have been sent to members. Committee member Ann Morgan will show you how to make a Gingham Lace Napkin.

Booking is open to all Virtual and classic Norfolk WIs. This is open to friends and family too, so you don’t have to do it alone. Any WI member in the UK wishing to join us should apply for an application form via email to virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is 21st February 2023.

Open to UK residents only due to posting of packs

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VIRTUALLY NORFOLK WI News  2022

2022 October to December

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November 2022:  Change to December speaker

In a change to our published programme, our December talk on the History of Panto will now be given by Pete Allen.

Our December meeting is one week early.

 

November 2022:  2022/23 Programme

Our Programme covering November 2022 through to March 2023 with dates and speakers can be found here.

Our December meeting is one week early. Our Annual meeting is in February.

 

October 2022:  Craft/Social Event 3rd December CANCELLED

The deadline for applications for the craft and social day has now passed.

It is with regret that, as we have not reached our minimum numbers to make the day viable, we have had to cancel this event.

We are hoping instead to run online workshops next year.

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2022 July to September

September 2022:  Prize Club 2022/23

The prizes in our Prize Club for 2022/23 will be £25 per draw.

Draws will take place every four months with the first in our December meeting.

 

August 2022:  Craft/Social Event 3rd December

Details and application form for the Craft/Social Event on3rd December 2022 at Garvestone have been sent to members. A choice of four crafts is available and there is an option of lunch and Social Afternoon only tickets for Non-Crafters. The flyer containing details of the crafts can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 21st October 2022.

Non-members are welcome if space allows – priority will be given to members. For an application form please contact virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com via email.

July 2022:  Prize Club 2022/23

The last Prize Club draw for 2021/22 will be at our August meeting.

For members wishing to renew for 2022/23 or join,  payment is due before 1st September.

Payment details have been sent out to members.

£5 per entry. Draws will take place every four months with the first in our December meeting.

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July 2022:  Save the date -  Craft/Social Event 3rd December

A craft/social event is being planned for 3rd December 2022 at Garvestone.

Members will be sent details once finalised.

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2022 April to June

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April 2022:  Change to April speaker

In a change to our published programme, we will be entertained at our Birthday meeting in April by Saffron Summerfield who will be telling us about “Milton Keynes to Mississippi” – live music with anecdotes, stories and a brief history of the guitar.

https://www.motherearthmusic.co.uk/

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April 2022:  2022 Subscriptions

Our 2022 Subs are due from 1st April and are £44 full member. £21.60p dual.
Bank details for transferring funds or setting up standing orders have been sent out to members.  
If you are a member and have further queries or you wish to become a member, please contact virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com via email.

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2022 January to March

 

March 2022:  Garden Party in June

Details of our planned Garden Party on Thursday 16th June have been sent out to members. To assist with planning the transport and catering, members are asked to send replies and any comments via email to virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com by 17th April

March 2022:  Hazel’s Virtually Norfolk EDP article

You can find President Hazel’s EDP WI WEEK article on the Norfolk WI Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkWI/posts/1832660033590748
and shared onto our own Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/VirtuallyNorfolkWI

February 2022:  Proposed Garden Party

As our birthday lunch could not go ahead in April, we are planning a Garden Party in June instead. Thanks to the generosity of one of our members offering her garden. More information in due course.

February 2022:  Birthday Meal

In these uncertain times, our proposed birthday lunch in April had poor take-up, so it is with regret that this has had to be cancelled.

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January 2022:  New email address for Virtually Norfolk WI

We have changed our email address. If you wish to contact us, please do so on virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com

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For more information contact us at virtuallynorfolkwi@gmail.com