I have been a member of The WI for 20 years, and have loved every moment.
I first joined in my early thirties, when I had a short break from teaching to have my children. I loved the friendship and opportunities it afforded with such a diverse group of people, …. with some of my memorable events ranging from playing WI rounders on a summer’s evening followed by a splendid WI cream tea at sunset overlooking the Churnet Valley; singing ‘Jerusalem’ with 5,000 other WI members (including the Queen) in the Royal Albert Hall at the NFWI Centenary Meeting; and taking part in my WI’s production of‘Mamma MWIa’ as well as developing many new crafts and skills.
Having retired from teaching in 2008, I became a member of Broughton WI, near Eccleshall, serving many years as Secretary and Vice President. I am honoured to currently be the President in their Centenary year. I have enjoyed working with our members to overcome the challenges of Lockdown whilst working hard to grow our WI, and I am sure we will come through a stronger and more adaptable and continue to be a wonderful, fun-loving and supportive friendship group.
In 2011, I became a member of the SFWI Education and Environment sub-committee and in 2013, was thrilled to be asked to join the Board of Trustees and I took on the role as Chair of Education and Public Affairs sub committee and Facebook Editor. Since 2015, as SFWI Vice Chairman I have worked particularly on Strategic Planning and the Digital Future of SFWI, and am currently Chair of the newly formed Communications & Media sub-committee and Editor of the SFWI Facebook page and monthly News Bulletins.
I’m a keen gardener, artist and co-ordinator of the biennial Croxton Community Well Dressing Festival.
Vice Chairman SFWI Board of Trustees
SFWI Chairman of Communications and Media subcommittee
SFWI Facebook Editor
SFWI Digital Ambassador
SFWI News Bulletin Editor