CRAFT, FOOD & COUNTRYSIDE

Organises classes and workshops held in Kendal and venues out and about the Federation, encouraging members to develop new skills under expert tutor guidance. Regular clubs at WI Office include the 

Sew 'n' Sews (needlework) and Lacemakers.  Occasional day trips to venues of artistic merit such as historic houses

Current members:

FINANCE & OFFICE

Internal committee comprising Committee Chairmen and invited lay members, plus any Trustee wishing to attend. Current members:


MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT

Our meetings deal with all matters  encouraging new members to join and offering support to WIs needing advice and help. We handle the formation or suspension of WIs,  arranging training sessions, classes and visits to WIs, group, regional and NFWI meetings. 

Current members:

WI Advisers:

Members:                             

Secretary: (non-voting) Celia Cleobury 


LEISURE

This committee encourages interest and enjoyment in sporting and leisure activities by arranging classes including Dance Days, Federation Walks, sporting activities such as archery, ten-pin bowling, croquet and organising events such as the annual Federation Quiz.  Painting for Pleasure offers seasonal opportunities for members to enjoy open air painting/sketching.   

Current members:



MUSIC & DRAMA

Encourages interest and  the development of high standards in Music & Drama by organising performances, competitions and concerts which members can participate in and also arranges visits to see first rate professional productions.

Current members: 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS & 

THE ENVIRONMENT

This Committee aims to encourage interest in and address issues pertaining to General Education, Local, National and International Affairs and the Environment, by the arrangement of classes, courses, conferences and events.They include informative events following on from the resolution mandates agreed at the national AGM.

Current members:


SALES TEAM

Supports the Team Leader and Buyer of the Shop to distribute and sell goods to Groups and WIs to raise funds for the Federation. Stalls can be booked for individual WI events, with 10% of the profits being retained by the WI. We desperately need more volunteers to man stalls at Group events - see the vacancies below. Please contact the WI Office in Kendal if you can help!

Current members:

Groups:

                                  Margaret Lister       


SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

This committee makes all the administrative arrangements and runs the Federation’s involvement in the Westmorland County Agricultural Show, Country Fest and the biannual Northern Show.

They recruit the judges, demonstrators and stewards and set up the marquee displays at these events.

Current members:












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Our Committees are the life-blood of the Federation, helping the Trustees put on events to appeal 

to as wide a range of members as possible and fulfill our brief to educate, entertain and inspire. 


If you would like to join one of the committees below or find out more about their work, please get in touch 

on 01539 720921 or email via the contact us prompt

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Committees