I hope you are all well and have had a wonderful Summer. It was brilliant to have such lovely weather well into September, but it does highlight the strange behaviour of the weather and how our seasons are changing.
Luckily, the weather didn’t affect the Riverside Dip, Dabble and Picnic, which was held in Sunbury On Thames last month.
The event was arranged by Sunbury Village and Teddington WIs to raise awareness of this year’s Resolution, Clean Rivers for People and Wildlife.
The day was a great success – well done to all involved. More details and photos inside the newsletter – and well done to all who went for a “dip” in the river!
Last month, I was also pleased to attend the Hayes, Harlington, Iver, West Drayton and Hillingdon Group Meeting and celebration of WI Day. We all had a fantastic time; we played Skittles, tested our brains in a quiz and had to guess the identity of some childhood photos of some of their members. Unfortunately, the only one I could guess was of Georgina, our Federation Secretary. She hasn’t changed a bit!
Group Meetings are a fantastic way to get together with your neighbouring WIs and have some fun! I hope to be able to attend some more in the future.
As Autumn approaches, we are starting to plan for next year. A date for your diary is 25th March 2024, when we will be holding the Middlesex Federation Annual Council Meeting.
As we had such good feedback last year, we have decided to return to Questors Theatre in Ealing. I do hope you will join us – we had a great time last year and our speakers were excellent.
It’s a good opportunity to meet up with your colleagues from across the Federation and celebrate all that is good in the WI.
We are also hoping to revive the ‘Chair’s Challenge’. The idea is that we would like you to create a design for a new Federation tablecloth. More information will be sent to your secretaries, but we are looking for you to design a central focus for the front of the cloth.
Please start thinking about it, you won’t have to do the sewing, just the design!
Have a good month.