Hiring now! Join us at the Committee meeting this evening

Would you like to be a Committee member but are not too sure what it’s all about?  Or, maybe if you can’t commit to being on the Committee all year you could help out with specific events?   If so, do come along to our Committee meeting this evening at 7.30 pm at The Roebuck on Rockingham Road, Market Harborough (behind the Tesco garage).    Come along and spend a relaxed evenings with fellow MHWI members.

There are various roles to fill from our September annual meeting: President and Vice President (without which MHWI cannot continue), as well as help with the Secretary’s role, Website/Social Media and Refreshments.


Your ideas on learning cooking skills

For the website perhaps.

Best wishes

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: W.I House <wihouseleics@aol.com>
Date: Thursday, 10 August 2017
Subject: FW: Learning Approaches and Straw Poll
To: “W.I House” <wihouseleics@aol.com>


Please pass onto your members for their feedback direct to Emily at NWFI.

Many thanks.


On behalf of the NFWI Food and Garden Committee, I am writing to request your feedback about different learning approaches when it comes to helping members developing their baking, cookery and preserving skills.

Towards the end of this month we will be asking members the following question on social media to try and find out which learning methods have the greatest appeal and relevance:

Which form of learning would most appeal to you for improving your baking, cooking and preserving skills?

1) Practical courses at Denman

2) Practical workshops in your local area

3) Distance learning online course (work at home in your own time)

4) Certificate course in your local area which involves home study, practical sessions and producing coursework

5) Demonstration videos

Or any other suggestions?

We would be very keen to hear back from federations about what would be practical and preferable from your perspective.

The NFWI Food and Garden Committee remains committed to offering fair and inclusive opportunities to all federations to encourage and support the practical development and application of cookery skills. It has been agreed that future educational opportunities or initiatives created by the Food and Garden Committee will need to be member-led in order to ensure significant nationwide take-up.

As not all members use social media, we would be grateful if you could you kindly pass on this information to your WIs, and ask that any feedback is passed back to me, either by email or letter to the below address, by Monday 25 September 2017.

Please could you copy this email to your relevant sub-committee chairs.

Kind regards,

Emily Breeds
Administrative Secretary, Food & Garden Committee
NFWI Unit, Denman, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6NW
T: 01865 391788 Ext. 278
Fax: 01865 391908

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Trial a car and get paid!

Check out this intriguing offer – email and .pdf poster below:

From: Nick McCarthy [mailto:nick.mccarthy@cenex.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 2:58 PM
To: wihouseleics@aol.com
Subject: FAO Susan – driving experiment participation
Importance: High


My company has been employed to administer a set of experiments on low emission vehicles. We need to recruit several hundred drivers from the general public to conduct these experiments, and we would like to invite the membership of the WI to participate.

A full summary of the project can be found at this web site http://cveiproject.trl.co.uk/

I have also attached our two approved flyers. We would very much like to invite any of your membership, who live within 50 miles of Loughborough, to participate. If you were able to distribute one or both of the attached flyers in a news email, we would be extremely grateful.

If you would like more information on this topic, or if you have any suggestions on how we can best advertise the experiment to you membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,


Nick McCarthy | Technical Specialist

Cenex, Advanced Technology Innovation Centre, Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

E: nick.mccarthy@cenex.co.uk | W: http://www.cenex.co.uk | Twitter: @CenexLCFC

T: +44 (0)1509 635 761 | M: 07769 210 250

We’re hiring now!

We’re looking for those who would like to be more involved with MHWI whether it be ad hoc or on an ongoing basis.

With the AGM looming we have two must fill positions to keep our WI running. President and Vice President.  These roles can be shared if you don’t fancy taking it on alone but must be filled for our WI to keep running.

There are also other roles, including website/social media and refreshments co-ordinators, and help with the secretary’s role..

For more information Contact us or attend our next meeting at The Roebuck, Market Harborough, August 16th @ 7.30pm.

Alfresco evening tonight!

Hope everyone has a lovely time tonight at the Alfresco evening at Wistow! Unfortunately, due to the rainy weather, Wistow Bistro have informed us it will now be inside!  People can arrive from 7.00pm and food will be served at 7.30pm and soft drinks will be available to buy but BYO alcohol if you’d like!