Meet the Team

Federation Trustees

Karen Hanks    Federation Chairman  Ireleth with Askam WI member

Karen chairs Federation Board meetings plus our Annual Council Meeting and the Federation Spring Meeting. This year she is heading the team organising the Federation's International Women's Day event at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. She receives invitations to many WI anniversaries and tries to get round as many groups as her timetable will allow. Karen serves on the Public Affairs & the Environment committee and pops into many of the other committee events on the calendar.

Margaret Hodgins    Federation Vice Chairman  

Membership Support Committee Chairman Stainmore WI 

Federation Officer Margaret serves on the Board and is also Chairman of the Membership Support Committee. She is a WI Adviser and also serves on the Public Affairs & the Environment and Sport & Leisure Committees.

Eileen Kirby   Federation Vice Chairman

Leisure Committee Chairman  Burton WI member

As well as being a Trustee, Eileen also serves on the Craft, Food & Countryside and the Membership Support Committee. 

Anne Timmins    Hon. Federation TreasurerBolton WI member Federation Officer Anne is Federation Treasurer, chairing the Finance & Office Committee. She is a WI Adviser, serving on the Membership Support team and also serves on the Craft, Food & Countryside, Music & Drama and Public Affairs & the Environment Committees.

Sandra Johnston    

Assistant Federation Treasurer  Kentmere WI member

Sandra combines serving on the Board with assisting the Federation Treasurer, and heading the Sales Team. 

Doris Aldworth   Music & Drama Committee Chairman

Bowness and Natland & Oxenholme WIs member 
Trustee Doris is also a WI Adviser on the Membership Support team and is also Secretary to the Public Affairs & the Environment Sub-committee.  Doris is the Federation Combined Arts Representative cascading information from NFWI to our members.

Lillian Berry,  

Ulpha & Seathwaite WI member

Lillian joined the Board of Trustees in 2015 and as well as serving on the Membership team is also Federation Press Officer. If you have a story for her attention please send it to: 

Shirley Cahill, Scales WI member

As well as serving on the Board of Trustees Shirley is also a member of the Craft, Food & Countryside Committee.

Rachael Edmondson      

Urswick WI member

Rachael joined the Board in October 2018 and attends Shows & Exhibitions meetings.

Christine Kingsley-Chase        

Old Hutton WI member

Christine  serves on the Craft, Food & Countryside Committee and the Shows & Exhibitions Committee, where she handles Demonstrators bookings. She also runs Lacemaking courses at the WI Office.

Angela Monkman Brushett, Newton & Field Broughton member

Angela joined the Board in November 2016. She has been helping with the Trustees' Strategic Planning strategy and serves on the Public Affairs & the Environment Committee.

Lorraine Parker, 

Bowness & Windermere WIs member

Lorraine is Secretary of the Homecrafts & Gardens Committee team and also serves on the Shows & Exhibitions Committee.

Sally Parsons, 

Nateby & Wharton WI member

Sally is the Judges Clerk for the Shows & Exhibitions Committee and also serves on the Membership Committee.

Tracey Wade, 

Windermere WI member

Lorraine is a member of the Public Affairs & the Environment Committee and writes on environmental issues in the WI News.