About us

Your Board of Trustees

Following our Federation Annual Meeting we are delighted to confirm that your Board of Trustees for 2022 - 2023 are:

Dorothy Proietti and Lee Ede, as joint chairs. This is their second term of office and they look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Picture of Dorothy Proeitti Lee Ede

Kim Dunn continues in her role as our Treasurer.

Kim Dunn

Kim is joined this year by Pamela Thatcher, who has agreed to become Kim's Assistant Treasurer.

Pamela Thatcher

Our 1st Vice Chair is Sue Davies

Sue Davies

Our 2nd Vice Chair is Liz Lash

Liz Lash

To complete the team we have Jacquie Frost, Sharon Hamby and Susanna Way

Jacquie FrostSharon HambySusanna Way 2

We are indebted to the many individuals who support the ESFWI, in the following roles:

WI News Editor

Our WI Editor is Lynda Hayler from Hampden Park Decoy Ducks WI - If you have any articles that you would like to add or see published in out ESFWI News then please email Lynda on winewseditor@gmail.com

ACWW Representative

Our ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) representative is Dorothy Proietti. If you would like to know more about the work of the ACWW, why not visit their website https://acww.org.uk/our-history-1

Resolutions' Co-ordinators

Each year the WI work through a Resolution process to find the one Resolution that National WI will adopt as a Campaign. This is a very interesting process and has historically seen seminal campaigns being launched, such as Keep Britain Tidy. To find out more about the process, its history and the latest campaign news click this link to take you to the NFWI Website. Sharon Hamby and Lee Ede are our Resolutions' Advisors.

County Archivist

Shirley Kirby is our County Archivist.

Independent Financial Examiners Liaison Officer

Each year in the lead up to each Individual WI's AGM, the Treasurers will prepare accounts for presentation at their meeting. Prior to the meeting the Accounts are verified by an Independent Financial Examiner IFE), in order to ensure financial  integrity and best practice. Sally Pulling is the liaison officer for this, ensuring that IFE's are allocated to individual WIs.

Web Editors

Sharon Hamby and Susanna Way, working alongside the team at HQ, look after the development of the Federation Website pages held on the NFWI website, and will be working with individual WI Website Editors to enhance and develop individual WI's pages.

Press/Media Officer/committee      

This is a 'Situation Vacant' at the moment and we would ask anyone interested in performing this role, to contact Vicky Booth, our Federation Secretary.

Finance

Our trustees on this committee are joined by Jennifer Johnson and Marilyn Grout

Our Sub-Committees

We have the following sub-committees who work hard to create a calendar of Events that uphold one of key Missions:

"The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities."

We are always pleased to hear from members who might like to join our sub-committees, and if this is YOU, please email one of the Contact names shown.

WI Support Team (WIST)

We have a fantastic team of WI Advisors who together comprise our WIST Team. They are our 'one-stop' shop for help and support to all our individual WI's.  The team currently consists of Lee Ede, Sharon Hamby, Marion Piggott and Sally Pulling. To find out more about them, how they can help you and, just maybe, how you can help them why not check out their dedicated page.

Craft & Art

We aim to produce a varied programme of events, in both online and in person settings. They may be more Arty or Crafty, or sometimes a combination of them both! We try to arrange events at times and on days when most of our membership will be able to attend. We are always looking for new ideas of what we can do and how we can do it.

On our team currently we have Val Attwood, Sandie Goman, Linda Grange, Jan Kelly, Hilary Lewis, Julie Terry and Susanna Way.

If you have an inkling to join us or ideas of what we could add to our Programme please email susannawaywi@gmail.com

Food & Garden

We love food, and enjoy putting on events that give members an opportunity to share in this love. We also love gardens - and aim to stage events that inspire our members to get out into gardens of all shapes and sizes.

On our team we currently have Sue Davies, Avril Parrini, Mary Taylor, Jacquie Frost and Ginny Lewis.

Leisure & Learning

We host things as diverse as Speaker Selection events and Quizzes! As our title suggests our remit is quite broad - we enjoy holding events which enhance our member's opportunities to learn more or enjoy a more leisurely activity.

On our team we currently have Anita Jobling, Anne Reed, Dorothy Proietti, Kim Dunn and Julie Aris.

Climate Ambassadors

We care passionately about what is happening to our Environment. We exist to share and promote Climate initiatives at all levels.

On our team we currently have Gill Norman, Margaret Plank, Angie Lintott, Ann Majic, Susan Santos and Susan Wilson.