The Federation is run by a Board of Trustees consisting of up to 16 members, of whom 12 are elected and up to four can be co-opted. They are responsible for the Federation’s overall control, management and leadership. Certain responsibilities can be delegated to volunteers or the employed office team.
The trustees are a link between the NFWI and individual WIs in Surrey and must ensure that they follow charity law and Charity Commission guidelines. Their other responsibilities include:
- passing on information from the NFWI to members;
- setting the Federation’s budget and overseeing its finances;
- attending board and sub-committee meetings;
- issuing an annual report and accounts; and
- organising events and activities for members.
Every two years the Chairman invites the trustees and each WI in the Federation to nominate members to be trustees. If 12 or fewer nominations are received they are automatically appointed; if more than 12 are nominated a postal ballot of all Surrey WIs is held. The minimum number of elected trustees is eight. Additional trustees can be co-opted provided that they do not amount to more than a third of their total number. The trustees, who are all volunteers, appoint five officers from amongst their number: Chairman, three vice-Chairmen and the Federation Treasurer.
The Board of Trustees is always looking for new members, so if you are interested please contact the office. You may ask to be invited to attend a trustees’ meeting and must attend at least two meetings before you are asked if you are interested in becoming a board member, if you are you will need to be nominated by your WI or a trustee.
Member of Bagshot WI and Deepcut and Frimley WI
Trustee | Member of Membership Committee | WI Adviser | President of Tadworth Court WI
Trustee | Chairman of Membership Committee | WI Adviser | President of Streatham WI
Trustee | Member of Membership Committee | Member of Communications and Publicity Committee | WI Adviser | Member of Fulham & Chelsea WI and Streatham WI
Member of Events, Leisure and Fundraising Committee | Member of Surbiton WI, New Malden WI and Malden Manorettes WI
Chair of Home Economics, Craft and Gardening Committee | Let's Cook Co-ordinator | Member of New Malden WI and Malden Manorettes WI
Federation Treasurer | Member of Caterham Hill WI
Chairman of Events, Leisure and Fundraising Committee | Convener for the Haslemere Group of WIs | President of Churt WI
Member of Communications and Publicity Committee | Member of Events, Leisure and Fundraising Committee | Federation Meeting Co-ordinator | Co-convenor Purley Group of WIs | Member of Old Coulsdon Cupcakes WI
Member of Claygate Village WI and Cobham Cedar Club WI