I’d like to thank everyone for voting for me as the new President – I am very excited about this new role and I promise I won’t bang away at the gavel too much! Victoria is the new Vice Prez and has already earned her stripes on the committee for many years, we are in good hands. Karen is our new Secretary – if she’s even close as amazing as she was Speaker’s Secretary we are spoiled indeed.

We have some new committee members, some old committee members with new jobs, and a fantastic line up of speakers and activities coming up. Please have a look at our new committee page to see who’s who.

I would like to thank Sarah and Mel for all that they have done for the Bath WI since we all sat around three years ago – giggling over our wine glasses when the idea first started. Sarah and Mel have worked tirelessly for the WI – making our chapter the fun and exciting one it is. They have carried the WI Torch in its tour of Britain and stood in the pouring rain as our garden was judged by the RHS. They rallied the troops to slip slide around Bath on an architectural tour in a storm and cheerfully faced down the red tape and paperwork when we first started.

They have amused and distracted us when speakers were late, written up reams of notes, cheerily led us through some wobbly moments and generally have been a super dream team of leadership. Thankfully they are still with us on the committee, and I for one am grateful for all the energy and love they have given our lovely WI. They will be a tough act to follow!

Jess M