In Warwickshire we have four very active sub committees. They meet every other month and along with the Board of Trustees they arrange all the trips, workshops, talks and lunches that we offer to members 

Creative Activities
Leisure Activities
Public Affairs 
Membership & Promotions 

Each committee is chaired by a Trustee and made up of WI members from all corners of the county.
We thought it would be nice to showcase these volunteers and so here you go …


Trish Handsley
Sub-Committee –   Creative Activities
My WI is –  Newbold Pacey & Ashorne WI
The sub-committee event I am most looking forward to is –  launch of Warwickshire Federation Book Club on Weds 28th July (on Zoom and its FREE, just email to come along and find out more)
My favourite place in Warwickshire is – my allotment
Last book I read –  Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
My hobbies are – sewing, growing, baking, walking and reading
Wimbledon or Euros?  –  Euros


Corinne Davies
Sub-Committee –  Public Affairs
WI – Treacle Tarts 
The sub committee event I am most looking forward to – is a women’s health event scheduled for next June 2022. We hope here to give women up to date research based information on ageing well, the issues to be prepared for, HRTand it’s benefits and how to stay well as we continue to age. 
My favourite place in Warwickshire – got to be my home town of Nuneaton. Whilst it might not be the prettiest place to be due to its industrial past and more recently an increase in deprivation, it has wonderful people and a great community.  I have fabulous friends and family here and can always find lots of fun stuff to do. I do enjoy visiting Norfolk though and go regularly during the summer. 
Last book I read – ‘Cactus’ by Sarah Haywood. Excellent read, would definitely recommend it. 
My hobbies are – I’ve recently started cycling more and got myself a new road bike and I love it! I also have 2 daft miniature schnauzers that I love and they also get me out and about. It’s surprising how much having a dog gets you chatting to people!  I have 4 grown up children, 2 still at home, one who has just started university in Loughborough.  I work part time for an art organisation and enjoy anything creative. I also recently started refreshing my skills as a beauty therapist (my previous job) with a view to opening my own ‘in home’ salon at some point in the future. 


Julia Baker 
Sub Committee – Leisure Activities
WI – Kingswood & Lapworth
The sub committee event I am most looking forward to – Stand up Paddle Boarding
My favourite place in Warwickshire – My home
Last book I read –  A Woman of Firsts by Edna Adnan Ismail
My hobbies are –  Badminton, swimming especially snorkelling.


Anita Dudley
Sub-Committee – Membership & Promotions
WI – The Treacle Tarts
My favourite place in Warwickshire – Stratford upon Avon
Last book I read – The Girl You Left Behind by Jo Jo Moyes
My hobbies are – Knitting, cooking, cycling, walking
Wimbledon or Euros? – Neither!

 


Jane Waters
Sub committee – Creative Activities
WI – Kineton
The sub committee event I am most looking forward to – Willow Weaving in October
My favourite place in Warwickshire – Upton House
Last book I read – Katherine Swynford by Alison Weir
My hobbies are – Bobbin lace making, embroidery, singing
Wimbledon or Euros – both!


Terry Barker
WI – Wishaw

The sub committee event I am most looking forward to is – the Literary Lunch with Patricia Carswell in October
My favourite place in Warwickshire – Stratford on Avon
Last book I read – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
My hobbies are – Reading, knitting and films
Wimbledon or Euros – Wimbledon!