NEW WAYS OF ENGAGING WITH OUR MEM­BERS

Derbyshire Life - - The Wi Diary -

At the time of writ­ing, the Covid-19 lock­down con­tin­ues. As such, Der­byshire Fed­er­a­tion held their first meet­ing of the Board of Trus­tees via Zoom re­cently, which went very well. The of­fice re­mains closed with a staff mem­ber who lives nearby check­ing the mail reg­u­larly.

Face­book has been a good way for our mem­bers to keep in touch and the Board of Trus­tees are all still able to an­swer emails and tele­phone calls. Our na­tional mag­a­zine, WI Life, ar­rived on time, but was writ­ten be­fore the cur­rent health cri­sis be­gan, por­tray­ing a very dif­fer­ent world.

Many mem­bers have re­sponded to the call for vol­un­teers to help the NHS and many WIs have been mak­ing scrubs and other items. Ne­whall & District WI, for ex­am­ple, made over 100 wash­bags for scrubs, of­ten adding treats for the nurses and doc­tors to en­joy when they can.

In the ab­sence of ac­tiv­i­ties, here, two Fed­er­a­tion mem­bers tell read­ers about the

WI and their re­la­tion­ship to it.

One of the con­tribut­ing mem­bers, Rosie, has re­cently been co-opted onto the Board of Trus­tees and we are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with her.

Scrubs made by Bur­ton Belles WI

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