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Welcome to BFWG Norfolk and Norwich Association

The BFWG Norfolk and Norwich Association provides an opportunity for you to meet educated women, not only graduates, of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities and interests.

If you live in Norfolk and would like to join in our discussion groups, social activities, luncheon club, book group, talks and local and national projects, then why not join us? We would be delighted to welcome you to our group.

Further details of our events can be found under CURRENT PROGRAMME using the tab above.

 

 

LATEST NEWS 

  • The summer heat didn't put us off enjoying afternoon tea in the garden with Carole and Ronald.  The sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea, were delicious, as always.  Thanks to Carole and Ronald for organising the event and helping us to raise money towards the Betty Robinson Education Fund.
  • Our yearly Summer Lunch took place in Hethersett this year. BFWG members provided food and drink, and we had partners and friends join us.  The weather was gloriously sunny, and everyone enjoyed the occasion.  We managed to raise extra monies for our Betty Robinson Education Fund, thanks to generous donations from members and guests.  A big, big thank you goes out to everyone who helped with the organisation of the event.  You know who you are!  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful team of members in our Norfolk and Norwich Association.

             

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Carole Smith

 

BFWG Norfolk and Norwich Association

Report for the Eastern Regional Meeting 2017/2018

 

 

Once again our Association has held a full calendar of events, all well attended. Each month we have a number of events to try involve all our members.  Most months we have speakers who talk on a variety of issues and interesting subjects. These talks have included, Female Genital Mutilation given by the Founder of Freedom Charity,  and a wonderfully illustrated presentation on the Iconography of the Nativity, just before Christmas.

 

Our Book Group meets at Waterstones in Norwich every 2 months and continues to flourish due to the range of interesting books. The Out to Lunch Club visits venues around Norwich, meeting 3 or 4 times a year. Discussions and other events, such as coffee mornings, afternoon teas, bring and buy, the ever popular Spring book sale and the Annual Quiz and Lunch, take place in members homes.

A number of interesting visits also take place throughout the year. One of these was to the Nelson and Norwich Exhibition at Norwich Museum and another, a bird watching trip on Barton Broad led by one of our members. At the Anniversary Lunch a speaker from the Norfolk Museum service entertained us with poems, anecdotes and songs based on thee Seven Ages of Woman. Our Alternate attended the National AGM and Conference in Durham last July.

 

In November, the recipient of our Betty Robinson Education Award was to have attended a meeting  to tell us how she had used  the Award, unfortunately due to illness this could not take place. She did however, write a very interesting description of her life and work at university and a detailed account of how she was using the Award.

 

We are sad to have lost some long serving members but pleased that we are able welcome  a number of new members. We continue to drive to increase our membership. Members encourage interested friends, colleagues and acquaintances, providing information about the BFWG, our local Association and inviting them along to talks and other events. The decision was taken at our last AGM to have a rolling Presidency. This role has been taken by 4 committee members and is working well, each President supporting the next.