The beating heart of everything that happens within Holmfirth WI.

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To contact a member of the Committee, you can email secretary@holmfirthwi.org.uk with the name of the person you wish to contact in the subject heading and we will ensure they receive your message. 

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To contact our President, please email president@holmfirthwi.org.uk and for our Treasurer, please use treasurer@holmfirthwi.org.uk

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, helps organise our Games nights (her bingo calling skills are enviable!) 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: SUSAN MIDDLETON

Susan attended her first WI meeting about 3 years ago and loved it. She is a member of the Book Club and enjoys the discussions- currently via Zoom. 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.

MINUTES SECRETARY 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 is also part of our PR team and looks after our Facebook posts.

BOOKING SECRETARY: CAROL MCANDREW

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.

REFRESHMENTS CO-ORDINATOR: HELEN WILBERFORCE

Helen moved to Holmfirth in 2018 and immediately joined the WI.  In 2019 she joined the committee and has chosen to look after all refreshment needs at our meetings, making sure we all receive a cuppa and a slice of cake. Helen also organises our Games nights and is a member of our Events team.

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