SOUTH YORKSHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S INSTITUTES

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OFFICE & FINANCE SUB COMMITTEE

The Office & Finance Sub Committee consists of the Officers of the Federation.  It considers and makes recommendations on all financial matters concerning the Federation.  It recommends the rate of payment to all who legitimately incur expenses on behalf of the Federation.  It prepares a budget at the beginning of the year, yearly and half-yearly financial statements and deals with all matters concerning the Federation Office and staff.


Ingrid House - Federation Treasurer                         Lesley Philipson - Financial Secretary                       

SUE THOMPSON

INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL EXAMINERS
Our Federation has 6 Independent Financial Examiners (IFEs) please see below, who have been fully trained to be able to audit your WIs annual accounts and are situated around the County. Please download the Application Form from our ‘Downloads’ page

on our website www.southyorksfedwi.org.uk or contact the office. An IFE will be allocated to you providing a full report to present at your Annual Meeting.

A charge of £25 will be made (for 4 hours time) payable to the Examiner. If your accounts take longer than this to audit there will be an additional charge of £5 per hour provided everything is presented in an orderly fashion, and all paperwork is enclosed (as stated in your allocation confirmation letter) and the accounts balance.
Please apply at least 6 weeks prior to your Annual Meeting.


Ingrid House – Wath upon Dearne WI                        
Eileen Whatley – Cantley with Branton WI                  Anita Reynolds– Crosspool WI                           Jacqueline Williams – Grenoside WI                           Fran Wright – Loversall WI
Hazel Vickerage – Wickersley WI

INGRID HOUSE

SANDRA CRAWFORD

LORNA MONTGOMERY

KIRSTY BOWSER

​FEDERATION SECRETARY

​​​​​GILL ATKINSON

​​WI ADVISERS

The WI Advisers try to keep in close contact with WIs throughout the Federation and are readily available to help with any problems.  Each WI may apply for a WI Adviser to visit on the application form supplied by the Federation. They would welcome invitations to speak at WIs.  WI Advisers are there to give help and support when starting new WIs and closing existing ones.

The role of a WI Adviser is to give support and advice to WIs when needed. They help in the training of WI Officers and committee members and help to promote the WI.  To become a WI Adviser a member is recommended by the Federation for training through NFWI at Denman.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES SUB COMMITTEE

The Leisure Activities Sub Committee plans events to provide members with sporting and leisure activities at both local and inter-Federation level.



Lorna Montgomery - Chair                                                            Pamela Clark - Secretary                                                                

                                                                        


                                                                                                                                                               

LESLEY PHILIPSON

​FINANCE SECRETARY

​​WHO WE ARE

DOROTHY MEEKINS - FEDERATION CHAIRMAN

                    

HOME ECONOMICS & EDUCATION SUB COMMITTEE

The Home Economics and Education Sub Committee is responsible for all aspects of home economics, cookery, handicrafts, horticulture and flower arranging.  It organises day workshops, conferences, demonstrations and exhibitions.



Sandra Crawford - Chair                                                 Sheila Knowles - Secretary                         

                                           

                                     


MEMBERSHIP SUB COMMITTEE

The Membership Sub Committee is responsible for arranging workshops and conferences on the work of the WI.  Formation of new WIs and is also concerned with the training of WI Advisers in co-operation with the National Federation. 


Committee members are:


Sue Thompson - Chair and WI Adviser                               

Ingrid House -  Federation Treasurer and WI Adviser                                Dorothy Meekins - WI Adviser           Anita Reynolds - Trainee WI Adviser                                                              


PUBLIC AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL SUB COMMITTEE

The Public Affairs and International Sub Committee aims to keep WIs informed on all matters connected with the environment, health, education, national and international affairs.  It arranges events, conferences and special interest days on these and all subjects of particular interest to women and concern to all.



Gill Atkinson - Chair                                                                   Susan Webster- Secretary

Roberta Eales - ACWW Rep.

                                                  

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