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🎉 FEDERATION EVENTS 2021

Poetry Competition - January

Theme 'Centenary' the entries which can be in any poetic style and have a title of your choice will be judged by local poet Patrick Jones.  Entries which should include your name and WI, to the Federation Office by 31 January 2021.

Tuesday, 23 February at 2pm on Zoom
'Who am I'

A Quiz where 6 clues will be read out, then you will need to write down who you think the person or character is.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.  The winner of  'Who am I' was Margaret Gabica of Beechwood WI with 17 points out of 20, joint 2nd Barbara Atton - Panteg WI and Lavina O'Brien - Llantilio Pertholy WI  with 16 points.  Congratulations to you all and a big thank you to everyone who took part.

Friday, 26 March at 7pm on Zoom          'Call my Bluff'
Twenty seven members enjoyed an evening Sports & Leisure Sub Committee organised for a quiz on Zoom.
Congratulations to:  1st - Alicia Moss of Usk WI, 2nd – Geraldine O’Malley, Govilion WI and 3rd – Gay Thomas, Newport Central WI
Gwent Federation Annual Council Meeting on Zoom  -  Saturday, 10 April 2021

Gwent Federation held their first virtual Annual Council Meeting on Saturday, 10 April.  Seventy-two Members joined in for what was an informative and interesting afternoon.  Jill Rundle, Gwent Federation Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the Speakers, namely Julian Hayman whose talk was “Opening of The Grange Hospital in a Pandemic” as you can appreciate, they had a few problems along the way but managed to overcome them and opened ahead of schedule on 17 November 2020 to help respond to winter season pressures and the second wave of COVID-19.  Jen Taylor, Pontypool Foodbank was our 2nd Speaker, Jen told us how the Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis and how Foodbanks have had to change the way they operate due to lockdown.   They also take time to listen and signpost people to further support.

Below are some screenshots from the event.

Jill Rundle, GFWI Chair