WI Fundraising

You will all have seen beautiful glossy adverts recently in both County News and WI Life promoting Breast Cancer Now‘s Afternoon Tea.  While we all acknowledge what an important cause this is, we do need to draw your attention to the fact that, per our WI Constitution, WIs cannot lawfully fundraise for national charities and, […]

A Letter from The Palace

As you’ll recall, we held a competition earlier in the year in which we asked members to create a celebratory card to send to HM Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. Our competition was won by Lynne Watson of Betjeman Belles WI. We sent the card to Buckingham Palace on behalf […]

St Dennis WI Celebrates 100 Years

A sunny Saturday afternoon in May saw more than 80 people gather together to celebrate St Dennis WI’s Centenary at the Working Men’s Club in St Dennis. St Dennis WI’s inaugural meeting was held on 4 May 1922 at the village school, with 53 members signing up, including the patronage of Ingeborg Lady Molesworth St […]

It’s Not All Hard Work!

Yesterday, members of the Board of Trustees along with our hard-working office staff, took a day off for a lovely outing to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. WI talk was strictly forbidden and it was a day of pure enjoyment. We heard a talk about the history of the gardens from a member of Heligan’s […]

A Very Special Jubilee Garden Party

Some months ago, the CFWI Board of Trustees was asked by the Lord Lieutenant to help with the catering at his Platinum Jubilee Garden Party to be held at Boconnoc. We were told that it was likely the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall would be there, but we were sworn to secrecy! The day finally […]

Free Motor Vehicle Course: For Women by Women

Cornwall College  in Camborne is offering a relaxing environment for women aged 19 and older to enjoy some stress-free automotive learning. This is a completely free course. You will be able to expand your knowledge of vehicles and how they’re serviced. You’ll learn how to replace a wheel, check your levels and even how to […]

WI Resolution Process – 2022-23

All WI Federations have been sent a memorandum from NFWI about this year’s resolution process. If you or your WI is preparing a resolution proposal, this is for you! There are small but important changes in the timetable for submitting your proposal. The following deadlines are: 2 September 2022 – Closing date for resolutions to […]

Mermaids’ Success at Stithians Show

Members of Mermaids: Mylor and Flushing WI were delighted to scoop first prize (by one point!), as well as the Alice Longden Perpetual Cup in the WI Class at this year’s Stithians Show. The theme was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the Arts, Craft and Cookery section. Mermaids: Mylor and Flushing exhibited a stylish combination […]