PRESIDENT: SARAH GATHERCOLE
Sarah is our president. She joined Holmfirth WI in 2018 and after a year to settle in joined the committee in 2019. She is also one of our Climate Ambassadors. Sarah is mum to four cats, a dog and a few chickens, a proud aloe-oholic and a novice bell ringer (since visiting with the WI).
VICE PRESIDENT: DEB ELY
Joined the WI in 2015 and then the committee in 2017. She has taken the committee by storm, making name badges for members, organising activities as broad as bell ringing, pie making and judging scout cooking competitions! Deb leads the Events team and is our Graphic Designer.
VICE PRESIDENT: KATE GAMBLE
Kate is Holmfirth WI’s longest standing committee member and one of the longest standing members as she has been with the group since it began in 2013. She loves baking (she made our birthday cake 🎂 when we turned five, yum!), cats, and caring. Kate is one of our Vice Presidents.
MEMBERS SECRETARY: CATHY TODD
Cathy joined in Jan 2018 to broaden her social circle and has settled in nicely. She decided to join the committee in 2020 after she retired. Cathy looks after all of our membership requests and she's a member of the Events Team.
SECRETARY: JENNY RUDMAN
Jenny moved to Holmfirth in 2013 and joined the WI during 2014. Jenny is a member of the Book Club. Jenny became a new member to the Committee during 2020 lockdown and has taken on role of Secretary keeping us all up to date on what is happening within the wider WI community.
FUND RAISING CO-ORDINATOR/MINUTES SECRETARY: SUSAN MIDDLETON
Susan attended her first WI meeting about 3 years ago and loved it. She is a keen member of the Book Club and has recently taken over as Minutes Secretary. Susan loves sewing, knitting and baking and finds she always learns something new at our meetings. Susan and her daughter Hermione are dedicated to fund raising for both our group and our chosen charity.
WELCOME TEAM AND FUND RAISING CO-ORDINATOR: HERMIONE MIDDLETON
Hermione attended her first meeting as a guest with her Mum around 3 years ago and subsequently became a member herself. She enjoys gardening, reading and cooking in her spare time. Hermione works alongside her Mum and is dedicated to fund-raising for our chosen charity. Hermione also co-ordinates the Welcome Team at our meetings and looks after our Facebook posts.
BOOKING SECRETARY: CAROL LONGLAND
Carol joined the WI in 2015. Carol is happily retired and loving having the time to do the things she enjoys. Carol is responsible for booking the venues for our monthly meetings along with all venues for our various craft activities. She is also a member of the Events Team responsible for our speakers.
Angela joined the WI in 2019 and has thoroughly enjoyed making new friends and learning about a wide variety of subjects. Angela loves spending time with her family, gardening, wildlife and reading. She is an active member of the WI Book Club and Gardening sub-groups. Angela joined the Committee in March 2022 and hopes to make a positive contribution to the group and its members.