Welcome to London West End WI

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Dates for the Diary July 2012

Hello Ladies
A brief but cheery thought for the month.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

LWWI July Meeting
Tuesday 17th July 2012

The speaker on Tuesday will be Emily Clark from The Mayhew Animal Home

The Mayhew Animal Home was established in 1886 it is one of the busiest animal welfare organisations in London. As well as rescuing and re-homing, the Mayhew run a Foster Care programmes for cats and dogs awaiting adoption and a Pet Refuge programme for pet owners in crisis, allowing them to place their animals in a caring foster home for a short period of time.   

Do join us on Tuesday for a glass of wine for what promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening among friends

Members / Non-members please bring a bottle / food 


Thank you x


Jubilee Street Party Photos

Kate & Helena have sent us a link to some photos from the Jubilee Street Party

Interesting twitter competition deadline 13th July 2012
Writers & Artists are also launching a Twitter competition to find the book idea with the most potential to follow the success of Fifty Shades. The idea must be Tweet-sized and submitted to @Writers_Artists by Friday 13th July. The winner will receive a free Writers’ & Artists’ How Strong Is Your Book Idea consultation with an agent and editor, worth £119

I thought your members might be interested in entering this competition too.

Very best wishes

Claire Daly
Bloomsbury Institute Events Manager
Direct Line: +44 (0)207 631 5717
August Meeting
We want  know what your feelings are about having an August meeting.

Also how would members feel about resurrecting the sewing club? it was a great way to socialise outside of WI and work on craft projects or just get to know each other better.

Please either speak to Pam at the meeting on the 17th or email her at londonwestendwi@gmail.com

Bloomsbury Fair - Rescheduled to August 2012

The Bloomsbury Fair has been rescheduled due to the weather to Friday 17th August 12-9.30pm

London Forum

LWEWI were the second London WI to be formed in 2006, and now there are over 25 WI branches in London and more in the pipeline. For financial reasons, a London Federation  would not be possible at the moment so the next best thing would be to start using the London Forum to exchange ideas, recommend speakers, unite for campaigns, have joint events and outings etc.

( Before 1980 a WI branch could only be formed in an area where the population was under a certain number, i.e. rural areas, and it was only when the rules changed that WIs were able to be formed in the suburbs, who came under the Federation they were geographically closer to. When WIs began to mushroom in London twenty years later  they were divided between the 5 counties surrounding London; Surrey, Essex, Middlesex, West Kent & Hertfordshire)

 It is a rather long winded process but If you would like to become part of the London WI Forum

    1.       Contact LWEWI’s MCS officer Jenny Anderson who will add your email address to your MCS entry   londonwestendwi@gmail.com
    2.       24 hours later you should receive an email with your user name & temporary password from NFWI , then go to  www.witraining.org.uk to login in
    3.       The London Forum is in the “Your WI”
    4.       You will then need an a password so you contact London WI Forum teacher (Anna Hartley)
    5.       Approximately 12 hours later Anna Hartley will email you back to say that you are now registered  with The London Forum – SIMPLES !


Website of the Month 

Found this super resource which I thought some of you might be interested in: www.alison.com

Check out this site with the most amazing food photography. It will not be at all what you are expecting:

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