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.

ARTS & LEISURE COMMITTEE:

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.

Moyra Jackson, Elsenham WI

Chair

 

Sue MacEwen, Purleigh WI

Vice Chair

 

Carole English, Southminster WI

Minute Secretary

 

Hazel Eldred, Great Hallingbury WI

 

 

Kay Lodge, Sandon & Marconi Belles WIs

 

 

Gill Sewell, Great Hallingbury WI

 

 

Diane Tyrrell, Harold Wood Evening WI

 

 

Steph Smith, St Osyth WI

 

 

Associate Members

Liz Buxton, Shenfield & Hutton Morning & Brentwood Belles WIs

 

 


COOKERY AND CREATIVE ARTS:

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.

Fiona Cattermole, Hatfield Broad Oak WI

Chair

Julie Alen, Stisted WI

Vice Chair

Lesley Evans, Dolphin WI

Vice Chair

Judith Abrams, Halstead & Earls Colne WIs

 

Jo Adams, First Ladies (Barking & Dagenham) WI

 

Paulette Brabin, Great Hallingbury WI

 

Angela Flynn, Chignals & Mashbury WI

 

Moyra Jackson, Elsenham WI

 

Hazel Ridgwell, Purleigh WI

 

Associate Members

Margaret Cooper, (Country Markets), Woodham Ferrers WI

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: 

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.

VACANT

Chair

Jo Adams, First Ladies (Barking & Dagenham) WI

Vice Chair

Gay Leggett, Baddow Bees WI

Vice Chair

Jill Bruce, Chappel & Wakes Colne WI

 

Philippa Croft, Audley End WI

 

Jan Curtis, Bulphan WI

 

Ruth Hutchins, Hornchurch Harmonies WI

 

Lindsey Peters, Elsenham WI

 

Associate Members

Natasha Elliot, Woodford Wonder Women WI

 

Maureen Hindle, Sandon WI

 


MEMBERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

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.

Jane Bird, Chadwell St Mary & Orsett WIs

Chair

 

Jan Nash, Buttsbury (Billericay) WI

Vice Chair

 

Lindsey Peters, Elsenham WI

Vice Chair

 

Jo Adams, First Ladies (Barking & Dagenham) WI

 

 

Jan Curtis, Bulphin WI

 

 

Kay Lodge, Sandon & Marconi Belles WIs

 

 

Andrea Neale, Baddow Bees & Southminster WIs

 

 

Diane Tyrrell, Harold Wood Evening WI

 

 

Shirley Perkins, Leigh Evening WI

Pat Pratley, Manuden WI

 

 

Angie Stephenson, Eastons & Tilty WIs

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Members

Judith Abrams, Halstead WI

Tricia Evans, Shenfield & Hutton Morning WI

Moyra Jackson, Elsenham WI

Marie Galley, Silver End WI

 

 


MEDIA TEAM: 

Sue MacEwen (Purleigh WI), Jan Curtis (Bulphan WI), Jane Miles (The Brentwood Belles WI) and Isobel Ashcroft (Staff Member)

The Media Team aims to facilitate better communication and marketing between the Federation and individual WIs, and their members, through the use of Essex WI News, the Federation website, and the Federation social media streams (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). They also aim to help educate, promote and encourage individual WI members to improve their own IT skills through education and support.