A Welcome from The Chair

Welcome to the Cornwall Federation of WIs. 

Whether you’re an existing member or someone visiting our site for the first time with a view to joining the WI, I hope you’ll find something here that interests you.

I am so proud to be involved with the WI, and particularly with the Cornwall Federation. I’ve been a WI member for about 12 years and every day I find something new to love about it. I’ve tried things I never thought I would – from willow weaving to fly fishing, and even zip wiring across the Eden Project.

During my time with the WI, I’ve served as Secretary and President of my own WI and have also been a member of a couple of our Federation Sub-committees. I have been a WI Adviser for five years, Federation Vice-Chair for three years, and I was elected Federation Chair in October 2021.

In my spare time, I keep busy with my two charming cats, Mungo and Harry. I love to read, cook and watch rubbish television. And I spend far too much time on Facebook.

I’m currently a member of Gulval WI and am President of the newly-formed CyberCats Virtual WI.

I look forward to seeing you soon, whether it’s at a Federation event or at one of your own WI meetings.

– Helen Kestle