Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Meet Our WI Advisors - Helena Harrington & Gillain Swift
In 1990 Gillian joined Farnley Tyas WI where she held the position of president and treasurer. During the years when Farnley Tyas was suspended Gillian joined Stocksmoor WI where she is now a dual member. Gillian has been on the Public Affairs sub-committee and chaired from 2003-2013. She spent 4 years on the Executive committee and also chaired the Membership sub-committee. Gillian also organised many outings and holidays for WI members. She now serves on the Membership sub-committee and is the Resolutions Coordinator.
Helena (2010) and Gillian (2012) trained as WI advisers. The course equipped them with the information they need to help fellow WI members. Many of you may have had contact with them through this role. Helena and Gillian cannot solve all problems but they can and do offer a listening ear.
For anyone thinking 'I could do that' we suggest that the first step is for you to be involved in your own WI and progress to knowing how the Federation works and if you enjoy meeting and speaking to people and are interested then contact the office for more information.