For a full list of items coming up in Shropshire, see our County News or join our Facebook group 'Shropshire Federation Women's Institute'.
Already held in 2018: WI Programme planning workshops, Treasurers' workshops, Lunch at Origins restaurant, Speakers' Auditions, trip to see Sleeping Beauty ballet, Machine patchwork workshop, Trivia Quiz, Driving confidence talk, trip to Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC, Shropshire Annual meeting at Theatre Severn, National Annual Meeting in Cardiff, Show the Love sew-in, Scrabble afternoon, Darts competition final, Polish International evening, Creative writing workshop, trip to Renishaw Hall, Presidents' Induction, Spring Ramble at Neen Savage, Showing Off workshop, Skittles evenings, Farm Visit to PDM Salad Growers, Evening Ramble at Woore, Digital Photography workshop, WI Show at Shrewsbury Flower Show, Visit to Stockport Hat Museum, Oil Painting Workshop, Pony trekking, Fabric photos and embroidery workshop, Autumn Ramble in Bishops Castle
Coming up in 2018
Eat drink and be sherry, another Oil Painting workshop (due to popular demand), Beginners' Free-Motion Embroidery workshop and much more...
Campaigning - Plastic Soup - Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans
Our weekend at Denman College will take place from 8 to 10 March 2019. Our members will have the opportunity to experience one of the following:-
Tai Chi; The Awaking Countryside around Oxford (5 miles/day); Garden Sculpture using Powertex; Silver Clay jewellery; Cheese-making; Britain with Betjeman or Pen and Wash painting.
During 2017, Shropshire Federation of WIs' activities included:
Events and competitions: Shropshire weekend at Denman College, Trivia Quiz, Lunches at Origins Training Restaurant, trip to Fashion on a ration exhibition, Rambles in Bucknell and Ludlow, Calendar photograph competition, Coronation Cup competition (placemats), our Annual Meeting, National Federation Annual Meeting, Darts Competition, Board Lunches in the South and North of the county, Speakers' Day auditions, Fads and Fashions talk at Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Skittles Evenings, Farm visit to Corfton Farm, Craven Arms, Press Secretaries Competition, Summer Suppers at Origins Training Restaurant, Boost your Driving Confidence with IAM, Autumn Ramble at Cockshutt (short and long walk options), Scrabble Afternoon, Faith Visit to Wolverhampton Mosque, including visit to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Preserves, Oils and Cheeses Evening - local producers attending, First Aid with St John Ambulance
Campaigning - FoodWIse Event to be held in Shrewsbury, focussing on ways to avoid food waste, excessive packaging and other topics.
Praise Bee action - bee boxes placed around the county
Workshops - Facebook and More (Fact, fiction and fears); Knit and Natter (Twiddlemuffs), Show Business (Staging and Interpretation Skills), WI Presidents and Secretaries', Delegates' briefing, Stewards' briefing, Little dresses for Africa - a sew-in to make simple dresses for Africa, Treasurers' training.