In line with the new government lockdown,
the FEWI Centre will be closing at end of business on Wed 4th Nov until Thurs 3rd Dec.
Emails and voicemails will be checked but there will be a delay in response
so please bear with us and we will get back to you all as soon as possible.
ARTS & LEISURE COMMITTEE:
Arts & Leisure covers events and workshops, including the theatre, photography, poetry, literary lunches, Christmas Carol concert/services. They organise our darts tournament, inter-WI quiz tournament, walks, relaxing and informative days out, and the occasional sporting activity.
|Sue MacEwen, Purleigh WI||Chair|
|Moyra Jackson, Elsenham WI|
|Carole English, Southminster WI|
|Hazel Eldred, Great Hallingbury WI|
|Kay Lodge, Sandon & Marconi Belles WIs|
|Gill Sewell, Great Hallingbury WI|
|Diane Tyrrell, Harold Wood Evening WI|
|Steph Smith, St Osyth WI|
COOKERY AND CREATIVE ARTS:
We organise day courses and demonstrations in all aspects of Cookery, Flower Arranging and a wide variety of Crafts, to appeal to as wide a cross section of members as possible, in line with the WI ethos to offer opportunities for enjoyable learning for life.
We welcome suggestions for future workshops from our members.
|Fiona Cattermole, Hatfield Broad Oak WI||Chair|
|Julie Alen, Stisted WI||Vice Chair|
|Lesley Evans, Dolphin WI||Vice Chair|
|Judith Abrams, Halstead & Earls Colne WIs|
|Jo Adams, First Ladies (Barking & Dagenham) WI|
|Paulette Brabin, Great Hallingbury WI|
|Angela Flynn, Chignals & Mashbury WI|
|Moyra Jackson, Elsenham WI|
|Hazel Ridgwell, Purleigh WI|
|Margaret Cooper, (Country Markets), Woodham Ferrers WI|
Public Affairs aims to help members turn their concerns in to resolutions be they at local, Federation or NFWI level, our Resolution Coordinator can advise on the process to take your resolution forward across these levels. The Resolution Coordinator is also the go to person for updates on NFWI campaigns and finding out how to become the Resolution Representative for your WI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Essex are lucky to have several Climate Ambassadors who discuss and work on matters relating to Climate Change, our Lead Climate Ambassador coordinates meetings, contacting MPs and arranging events and welcomes members interested in this topic, email email@example.com if you’d like to find out more about becoming a Climate Ambassador.
Essex Federation are an Associate Member of ACWW – take a look at the ACWW section under Links for more information and updates or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
MEMBERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
The Membership Advisory Committee or MAC as it’s often referred to, is the Federation sub-committee that comprises of the WI Advisers, (some of whom are Federation Trustees) and Trainee WI Advisers and MAC helpers. WI Advisers are voluntary WI members who have undergone training provided by the NFWI, which enables them to help and support members in every aspect of their WI life. They provide the vital link between WIs, Federation and the National levels of the organisation.
MAC is a fully inclusive committee offering flexible working for any member to train as an Adviser regardless of her work, family or care commitments.
|Jan Nash, Buttsbury (Billericay) WI||Chair|
|Lindsey Peters, Elsenham WI||Vice Chair|
|Jo Norris, First Ladies (Barking & Dagenham) WI||Vice Chair|
|Sheila Gunson, Tiptree Priory Heath WI|
|Jan Curtis, Bulphan WI|
|Shirley Perkins, Leigh Evening WI|
|Angie Stephenson, Eastons & Tilty WIs|
MAC Helper with Responsibility
Kay Lodge, Sandon & Marconi Belles WIs
Pat Pratley, Manuden WI
Hazel Ridgewell, Purleigh WI
Diane Tyrrell, Harold Wood Evening WI
Website & Social Media Team: Sue MacEwen (Purleigh WI), Jan Curtis (Bulphan WI), and Jane Miles (The Brentwood Belles WI)
Editorial Team: Clare Wood (Witham WI), Lesley Crisp (Bulphan WI), Jan Curtis (Bulphan WI) and Tracey Enderby (Associate).