Avon Federation of Women's Institutes
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About Us

Chairman: Jean Sims

A very warm welcome to our Federation
Vice Chairmen


Federation Secretary
Finance Administrator
Office Administrator
Pamela C-Jones
Linda Sellers
Veronica Packham

Jane Footitt
Sarah Birch
Ellen Carling

The Federation with 114 WIs and 4980 members offers fun and friendship for members, with an opportunity to improve the quality of community life. Many events are organised by the sub committees during the year. These include outings to places of interest, holidays, speakers evenings, sports, crafts, historical and musical events.

Your Board of Trustees


Back Row left to right
Marion Hulance, Carol Coombs, Sue Murphy, Jo Morton, Ann Glass, Libby Lockyer,
Susan Meadows.

Front Row left to right
Veronica Packham, Linda Sellers, Jean Sims (Chairman),
Pamela Conway-Jones, Beryl Collins.

Beryl Collins
Pamela Conway-Jones
Ann Glass
Susan Meadows
Jo Morton
Veronica Packham
Linda Sellers
Elizabeth Lockyer
Sue Murphy
Carol Coombs
Marion Hulance

          Chairman of Environment & Public Affairs
          Vice Chairman
          Chairman of Combined Arts
          Member of Sport & Leisure
          Member of Combined Arts
          Vice Chairman, Member of Membership Support
          ACWW Representative, Membership Rep on the Board
          Chairman of Combined Sport & Leisure
          Member of Home Skills & Garden
          Member of Sport & Leisure
Longwell Green WI
Westbury-on-Trym WI
Lansdown WI
Stockwood WI
Shortwood Village WI
Timsbury WI
Mangotsfield WI & Bromley Heath WI
Bleadon WI
Wesbury-on-Trym WI
Mangotsfield WI
Kenn WI


Chairman: Ann Glass

This Committee is involved with all forms of music, drama, creative writing, together with art and photography. It is also famous for its Christmas interpretations.

Environment and Public Affairs

Chairman: Beryl Collins

The Committee has a very wide remit. It is involved with all matters concerning the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, Science and Technology, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and the DSS. The Autumn lectures have taken place over several years when various topics have been studied.

Home Skills and Gardens

Chairman: Donna Butcher

The Committee arranges various craft workshops.  The yearly coffee morning with demonstrations is always very popular.  There's the Home Skills and Gardens Day, when 3 expert speakers entertain members on food, craft and gardening topics.  There is a competition relation to one of the speakers and Country Markets provide a wonderful selection of goods for sale.  The Committee always welcomes new ideas from members.

Membership Support

  Chairman: Vacancy

This Committee is made up of WI Advisers who are NFWI trained.
They in turn arrange training sessions for WI members and are responsible for opening up all new WIs within Avon. They are also involved in the Agenda/Resolution meetings as well as ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World).

Sport and Leisure

Chairman: Sue Murphy

The Committee organises many indoor and outdoor activities ranging from horse riding and sailing, croquet and bowling tournaments, walks, skittles and dance sessions, darts and the popular quiz evenings.  Being active has high priority, so this has a big part to play in all the Committee’s arrangements.”

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