Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Step behind the door of 104: Members’ Open Days 2014

Following their success in 2013, the NFWI will be holding Members’ Open Days once again this year from 15-16 October 2014. WI members are invited to visit the NFWI Headquarters and see what really happens behind the door of 104!

Hosted by the NFWI Chair and the Chair of the NFWI Membership committee, the Open Days provide WI members with a valuable opportunity to meet with NFWI staff and find out more about the work that we do. It’s also a great chance to meet and share ideas with members from other WIs across the country. As well as taking a guided tour of our building, every attendee receives a commemorative photograph in the style of the front cover of our membership magazine, WI Life – a fantastic souvenir to take away from your visit.

The 2013 Members’ Open Days were extremely popular with WI members – a huge amount of applications were received, and those in attendance gave us some great feedback. Here are some of the comments we received:

“We were made very welcome and it was nice to see the building from where ‘everything happens’ and to hear from those people who work in all the various departments there who make it happen. We now have a much better idea of what goes on at Headquarters.”

“I feel that I gained a greater insight into the day to day life at HQ, I have only been a member since January this year and feel that I truly belong.”

“We really enjoyed our visit and found it to be both informative and enjoyable. It was interesting to meet with other WIs across a wider geographical spectrum and to hear their questions and some of their work.”

The NFWI Membership department will now be collating members’ application forms before the submission deadline of 31 July 2014. If you’d like to apply for a place, further information can be found in the March WI mailing, and on the Membership area of the WI Moodle.

For any queries on Members’ Open Days 2014, please contact Eleanor Rudge at hq@nfwi.org.uk, or telephone 020 7371 9300 ext. 247.

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