Meet the Team

Federation Trustees





Ruth Rigg    Federation Chairman  Old Hutton WI member

Ruth chairs Federation Board meetings plus our Annual and Half Yearly Council meetings. She receives invitations to many WI anniversaries and tries to get round as many groups as her timetable will allow. Ruth has also returned to her role as Shows & Exhibitions Chairman, planning our Federation's contribution to the Holker Garden Festival and the Westmorland County Show.

Margaret Hodgins    Federation Vice Chairman  

Stainmore WI member 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  Burton WI member

One of the five Federation Officers, Eileen serves on the Board and also the Art & Craft, Membership Support and Sport & Leisure Committees.

Anne Timmins    Hon. Federation Treasurer Bolton WI member Federation Officer Anne serves on the Board and is our Federation Treasurer, chairing the Finance & Office Sub-committee. 

She is a WI Adviser, serving on the Membership Support team and also serves on the Food, Farms & Gardens and Music & Drama Sub-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. She also serves on the Food, Farms & Gardens and Sport & Leisure Sub-committees.

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 is currently forging contacts as the Federation's new Press Officer. If you have a story for her attention please send it to: 

Shirley Cahill, Scales WI member

Shirley joined the Board of Trustees last year and is also a member of the Food, Farms & Gardens Committee.

Christine Kingsley-Chase   Food, Farms & Gardens Committee Chairman      Old Hutton WI member

Christine  also serves on the Arts & Crafts Sub-committee and the Shows & Exhibitions Sub-committee, where she handles Demonstrators bookings. She also runs Lacemaking courses.

Angela Monkman Brushett, Newton & Field Broughton member

Angela has just joined the Board (November 2016).

Lorraine Parker    Art & Craft Committee Chairman     

Bowness & Windermere WIs member

Lorraine heads the Art & Crafts Committee team and also serves on the Shows & Exhibitions Committee.

Anne Walshaw      Witherslack WI member
Anne is a WI Adviser serving on the Membership team and she is also a member of the Music & Drama Committee. Anne is Sales Team buyer, assisting Sandra Johnston in organising the Sales stalls that go out to Federation, Group and individual WI events.