Committee 2024 – 2025

Each year any member has the opportunity to be proposed to serve on the committee. If we have too many nominations, members attending the Annual Meeting in February, can then vote for new committee members and to re-elect those who wish to remain on the committee. When we need a new President she is then elected by the membership from those on the new committee.

On 9 February we held our Annual Meeting. Three of our previous committee stood down while the rest agreed to stand again. We are pleased that Julia Clark, Dawn Neale and Susan Young have agreed to join us

Left to right Gill Roffey, Margaret Wilson, Dawn Neale, Elisa Croucher, Julia Clark, Julie Andrews, Biddy Fraser, Barbara Buckie and Susan Young.

  • President: Julie Andrews
  • I oversee the day to day running and future planning for our WI. I conduct both the Committee and Monthly meetings. I have the responsibility of making final decisions on matters arising both from the Committee and the Monthly meetings.
  • I am also the Webmaster.
  • Vice President: Gill Roffey
  • My role is to support the President, to offer any advice needed from my previous experience as a President and to run the monthly meeting and committee meetings in her absence. I also act as the temporary Secretary and organise the Flower rota.
  • Secretary: Biddy Fraser
  • I write the minutes and agenda for both Committee & Monthly meetings, receive and relay all the information cascaded down from WI National Office each month to the Committee and members. Correspond with the EKF and other bodies and make the bookings for the Lads’ Club.
  • Treasurer: Wendy Richley
  • My role is to manage the finance of our WI, to prepare the annual budget and make sure that at the end of year our account is balanced, approved by a WI examiner and presented to the members. At each monthly meeting I give an update of the bank balance and ensure that all income is banked, receipts are filed, cheques issued and bank transfers are carried out, and that insurances, rents and subscriptions etc are paid.
  • Refreshments Officer : Elisa Croucher
  • I am responsible for organising the refreshments at the monthly WI meetings and for supporting the Hostesses at those meetings. I also organise and run any other food events that Castle Green takes part in eg Christmas refreshments. I organise the Hostess rota.
  • Speakers: Julia Clark
  • My role, with input from other members and the committee, is to select the speakers for some of our Monthly meetings. I then contact each speaker to make a firm booking and help to produce the programme for the following year. I am the point of contact for the speaker and will either meet and greet them when they arrive to give their talk or arrange for that to be done. I also arrange the vote of thanks rota .
  • Membership Secretary: Romany Cowans
  • I deal with all matters to do with membership and the recruiting new members. I also take the Register at monthly meetings. I am the MCS rep entering member’s details into the NFWI database.
  • Sales Table: Barbara Buckie
  • I organise and run the Sales table.
  • Other Roles: Dawn Neale and Susan Young
  • We help out wherever needed.