President - Sue Wyatt-Jones
Joining the WI was a brilliant experience, meeting new people, experiencing new things (Bollywood Dancing being one) and generally having a great time with lovely people. I also find it inspiring that the WI was the first time women had a democratic vote in this country and that we still make decisions on subjects that impact on all women at all stages of our lives. My background Bristol University in my (late) 30's and studied to do the work I now do in the NHS, Hearing Therapist.
Love being on my own, gardening reading etc, very sedantary life in comparison to my youth when sailed, kayak'd wind surfed very out doorsy and sporty - where did it all go wrong?'
New members always welcome
Secretary - Abigail Shepherd
A good name for someone who has to organise our committee meetings, minute what is discussed and liaise with everyone it seems. Abigail is also our MCS rep which means she feeds member information to Avon and organises our emails, distribute the Newletters etc.
Treasurer - Lottie Walker
Lottie completes the banking and sorting of any monies to be paid in, out and everything else moneywise for Westbury Park WI. She makes sure we keep on track and makes sense of all the financial stuff.
Our Committee members
Jane Payne : Durdam Down Group Representative, Westbury Park, Clifton, Blaise, Brislington all belong to the Durdham Down Group. Jane meets and liases with the other DDG reps and feedsback information to our Members. Jane also contacts the visitors we have who would like to received our emails and newsletters.
Julie Hart: Resolutions Champion. Has been a long standing member and one of the Committee of the Redland May Fair which she has recently stood down after serving for 12 years.
Lorna Tarr: Has joined us from Clifton WI as a joint member and is actively seeking new and exiting speakers for our 2019/20 programme. She is also a WI advisor and very knowledgeable about everything WI!
Jenny Smith a new Westbury Park WI member who has had some brilliant programme ideas for 19/20
Any member can join the committee and we are actively seeking people who would like to manage the website and be involved.
All our members feed into the programme we produce and all approaches to our WI for interested speakers are considered. We are sorry if we cannot always fit you in but we will bear in mind any interesting topic for our members.
Also apologies if we do not always answer you quickly as any suggestions will be taken to the committee meeting (held monthly) for consideration.
Please see Avon Federation of W.I.'s website for lots of further information
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Why Join Westbury Park WI? To find out please read on:-
We are a friendly WI and members come from many surrounding areas.
Join in to forge friendships, learn new skills, have your voice heard and make a difference in your community. WI members are entitled to a great range of benefits. Find out more!
As a WI member you are entitled to:
•At least 11 WI meetings per year, with room to contribute your own ideas for speakers, activities, and events.
•A platform to have your voice heard and make a real difference by getting involved with national WI campaigns.
•The chance to help influence how the organisation is run by joining your WI committee, federation board or even the national Board of Trustees.
•Regular newsletters and mailings with the latest news, events, and opportunities open to you.
•Eight copies of WI Life, the WI magazine delivered directly to your door.
•Exclusive access to My WI, the WI members-only website.
•Exclusive offers, discounts, and competitions for WI members in the Membership Booklet.
•Lot’s of FUN at our WI including our monthly Newsletter and Sub Groups.