THE ARTS & LEISURE COMMITTEE:
Sue Winfield (Chairman), Pamela Livings (Vice-Chairman), Janice Baldwin, Liz Buxton, Hazel Eldred, Sheila Gunson,Sue MacEwen, Gill Sewell, Val Stone, Diane Tyrrell
Arts & Leisure covers events and workshops, including the theatre, photography, poetry, literary lunches, Christmas Carol concert/services. They organise our darts tournament, inter-WI quiz tournament, walks, relaxing and informative days out, and the occasional sporting activity.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
Judith Abrams (Chairman) Maureen Hindle (Vice-chairman), Andrea Neale, Elizabeth Haines, Philippa Croft and Lindsey Peters., Gay Leggett, Ruth Hutchins, Jam Curtis, Angie Stephenson
Public Affairs aims to help members to turn their concerns into campaigns and resolutions and then to help all WIs to support all resolutions passed at the annual meeting.
ACWW AND EWAG are also supported.
COOKERY AND CREATIVE ARTS:
Fiona Cattermole (Chairman), Julie Alen (Vice-Chairman), Hazel Ridgewell, Margaret Cooper (County Markets), Paulette Brabin, Lesley Evans, Pauline Michaels, Ann Godfrey, Moyra Jackson.
We organise day courses and demonstrations in all aspects of Cookery, Flower Arranging and a wide variety of Crafts, to appeal to as wide a cross section of members as possible, in line with the WI ethos to offer opportunities for enjoyable learning for life.
We welcome suggestions for future workshops from our members.
MEMBERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Andrea Neale – Committee Chairman, Jane Bird, Liz Buxton, Sheila Gunson, Kay Lodge, Helen Morris, Shirley Perkins, Pat Pratley, Val Stone, June Ward
Trainee Advisors: Jo Adams, Jan Curtis, Angie Stephenson
The Membership Advisory Committee or MAC as it’s often referred to, is the Federation sub-committee that comprises of the WI Advisers, (some of whom are Federation Officers) and Trainee WI Advisers.
WI Advisers are voluntary WI members who have undergone training provided by the NFWI, which enables them to help and support members in every aspect of their WI life. They provide the vital link between WIs, Federation and the National levels of the organisation.
MAC is a fully inclusive committee offering flexible working for any member to train as an Adviser regardless of her work, family or care commitments.
COMMUNICATION & MARKETING COMMITTEE:
Sue MacEwen(Chairman), Jane Miles (Vice-chairman), Fiona Cattermole,Jan Curtis, Helen Fryer, Stephanie Smith, June Ward.
If any member would like to come and observe at one of our committee meetings, then please contact the WI Centre to arrange a date – you will be most welcome