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About Us

Chairman: Sue Murphy

A very warm welcome to our Federation
Vice Chairmen


Federation Secretary
Finance Officer
Office Administrator
Judith Massey
Di Millard
Marion Hulance

Sally Wilson
Sarah Birch
Belinda Hudson

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


Sue Murphy, Judith Massey,
Di Millard, Marion Hulance.

Mary Berryman, Carol Coombs, Jo Morton, Linda Sellers, 
Susan Meadows, Lorna Tarr, Angela Brodribb.

Sue Murphy      (Westbury-on-Trym WI)                        Federation Chairman, Member of Sport & Leisure Committee             
Judith Massey  (Timsbury WI)                                        Member of Membership Support Committee                                   
Di Millard          (Thornbury WI)                                    Member of Events Team, Chairman of Flowers, Crafts & Coffee Committee       
Marion Hulance  (Kenn WI)                                            Federation Treasurer, Member of Sport & Leisure Committee           
Mary Berryman                                                            Member of Events Team, Member of Sport & Leisure Committee
(Rodway Rubies & Chipping Sodbury WI's)                         
Carol Coombs    (Mangotsfield WI)                                  Member of Flowers, Crafts & Coffee Committee                               
Jo Morton          (Shortwood Village WI)                          Member of Events Team, Chairman of Combined Arts Committee     
Linda Sellers                                                                  Member of Events Team, Member of Membership Support, Vice Chair
(Frenchay Afternoon, Rodway Rubies & Mangotsfield WI's) of Sport & Leisure
Susan Meadows  (Stockwood WI)                                    Member of Sport & Leisure Committee                                       
Lorna Tarr          (Westbury Park & Clifton WI's)              Chairman of Membership Support Committee                               
Angela Brodribb  (Westbury-on-Trym WI)                        Chairman of Sport & Leisure Committee                                         


Chairman: Jo Morton

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: To be Appointed

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.

Flowers, Crafts & Coffee

Chairman: Di Millard

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: Lorna Tarr

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: Angela Brodribb

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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