Meet the Team
Karen Hanks Federation Chairman Ireleth with Askam WI
Karen chairs Federation Board meetings plus our Annual Council Meeting and the Federation Spring Meeting. She receives invitations to many WI anniversaries and tries to get round as many groups as her timetable will allow. She recently qualified as a WI Adviser.
Lillian Berry, Federation Vice Chairman,
Membership Support Chairman, 2020 Committee Chairman
Ulpha & Seathwaite WI
Lillian is a qualified WI Adviser so is your 'go to' person for any queries about running your WI. She is also Federation Social Media Representative, administering the Cumbria-Westmorland Federation Facebook Closed Group.
Eileen Kirby Federation Vice Chairman
Leisure Committee Chairman Burton WI
As well as being a Trustee, Eileen also serves on the Homecrafts and Gardens and the Membership Support Committee.
Sally Parsons, Honorary Federation Treasurer
Nateby & Wharton WI
Sally oversees the day to day Federation finances and is working to qualify as a WI Adviser this year - a busy lady! She is currently also Judges Clerk for the Shows & Exhibitions Committee.
Rachael Edmondson, Assistant Federation Treasurer, Chairman of the Sales Team
Urswick WI member Rachael has been concentrating on getting new lines of stock for our popular Sales stall. She also attends Shows & Exhibitions meetings.
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.
Doris Aldworth Music & Drama Chairman
Natland & Oxenholme WI member
Trustee Doris is also a WI Adviser on the Membership Support team and is Secretary to the Public Affairs & the Environment Sub-committee. Doris is the Federation Combined Arts Representative cascading information from NFWI to our members.
Sandra Johnston Kentmere WI member
Sandra is Secretary of Kentmere WI and was for many years Chairman of Sales.
Old Hutton WI member
Christine serves on the Homecrafts & Gardens Committee and the Shows & Exhibitions
Committee, where she handles Demonstrators'
bookings. She also runs Lacemaking courses
at the WI Office.