Cornwall Federation Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is elected by WI members every two years. The Chairman is elected by Board of Trustee members annually. All Trustees have special responsibilities in the running of the Federation and are Trustees under Charity Law and Directors under Company Law. The Trustees also control all the finances of the Cornwall Federation, considering the demands on expenditure made by the sub-committees.
Membership Support sub-committee
This team of WI Advisers, plus a few trainees, is responsible to further the work of the WI in Cornwall. This is achieved by working with WIs, offering friendship, guidance and support as required. Training sessions are organised for WI officers and committee members from time to time. Encouraging women to become members and promoting the WI generally are important parts of their work.
Activity and Leisure sub-committee
This sub-committee organises events throughout the county which enable members to participate in a wide range of activities, including abseiling, bird watching, pamper days, quizzes, rambles and surfing, to name but a few. The aim is to encourage active participation in activities, with something to suit most members during the year.
Combined Arts sub-committee
The Combined Arts sub-committee deals with singing, acting, dancing, painting, photography and, if that isn’t enough, what about speaking with confidence? Life is never dull with this sub-committee. They’re brimming with ideas and enthusiasm.
Environment and Public Affairs sub-committee
This sub-committee deals with all matters concerning housing, local government, planning, transport, the natural environment, water, sewage, pollution, welfare of livestock, fisheries and food, the agricultural industry, conservation, health, public and international affairs.
This is a largely ‘behind the scenes’ group of members who plan and set up the Royal Cornwall Show display, Council Meetings and other displays or events as required.
Floral Art and Gardening sub-committee
The Floral Art and Gardening sub-committee encourages members to make full use of their artistic and creative skills in flower arranging, whether beginners or advanced. Demonstrations, workshops and competitions all prove popular. Informative lectures are also available for the avid gardener.
Home Economics and Crafts sub-committee
This sub-committee offers a wide range of opportunities from craft days to cookery demonstrations. Members are encouraged to learn old and new skills and further opportunities are available to certificate level in many subjects.
Other Appointments and Representatives
Advisers, committee or sub-committee members and volunteers who all contribute to the smooth running of CFWI.
Team members process gift and stationery orders received at Chy Noweth an Conteth on a rota basis throughout the year. They also assist with sales of gifts and stationery at Spring Countdown, the Annual Meeting at the Hall for Cornwall, the Royal Cornwall Show and at any major events run by the Federation.