Once again time has whizzed by and I have no idea where it went, what I did or what I am about to do. I thought I had left life in the fast lane when I left the City of London many moons ago… clearly not this past month!
Sadly, I would have been in my bolt hole ‘office’ in Corfu at the time of writing this, but I was not comfortable with travelling to and from as we are still shielding family members and if anyone knows Greek airports, during the summer, they are not mainly used by those who like to follow rules. I hope however that some of you managed to get a break of some sort to re-charge your batteries.
Having said we are busy, please do communicate with us. As a team we are here to help, clarify your queries and we do still appreciate snail mail if anyone is unable to use email. Some of you may be surprised, but I still use a fountain pen! I do hear murmurs from the WI chatter at times of discontent, happiness, confusion but I rarely get correspondence or discussion to back it up—it is so much easier if we were made aware of things as we can’t know what we don’t know, and needless to say, we cannot fix or clarify anything we know nothing of.
I do hope you are all as well as can be expected and you are able to get out and about a little more than you have been doing. Talking of wellness, I have had my regular breast screening done: please do take up your appointments if and when offered.
WI Day came and went and to be honest as we did not have our planned afternoon tea, it seemed very quiet on the MFWI front. I hope you all managed to mark the day in one way or another. Hayes Town did add a splash of colour—to be featured in the November newsletter. We will try and book another date for Afternoon Tea for early December so watch this space.
We have had some observers at our Board of Trustees meetings, more details to come, however we still have capacity for others to join us. All you have to do is get in touch to show your interest. Same applies if anyone is interested in being a WI Adviser or maybe joining our sub committees such as Public Affairs or Craft: more hands make light work, as we all know. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Our MFWI ACM March 2022 date is not that far away. It is our Centenary meeting (finally!) and we are asking all members to take part in the poll attached to the email in which this newsletter is sent. For those who do not have access to email, please feel free to telephone or post your views
- Will you attend the face to face meeting at the RGS in March 2022 if it goes ahead
- Are you happy to travel into central London?
- Would you not attend the RGS under any circumstances?