As far as WI is concerned I am a late developer!! Once I had retired as a primary school Head Teacher I had time to think about a life for myself. I joined Prees WI shortly after moving house there and beginning our last restoration project. I have made so many friends through WI and the last couple of years, despite the pandemic, have brought even more ladies into our friendly and energetic group.
I have been a member of Shropshire Federation Board of Trustees for longer than I can remember and I had the privilege of serving as Vice Chairman for over ten years. During that time I was responsible for “Dinner With…” , Lunches at Radbrook College which later became Lunches at Origins and with a colleague saw the need for and started our very famous Speakers Days. I was Chairman of the Flower Show Committee for three years until 2019.
It is good that we have some younger and very enthusiastic members on Board over the last few years and I am now enjoying seeing them take over some of those responsibilities and helping them if necessary as an “old hand”.
Besides being an active member of Prees WI, I am a School Governor and Social Secretary of St Chads Church .When I have time I love gardening and needless to say cooking meals for my family including my five grandchildren .