How Does All This WI Stuff Work?

This post is by Wells Angels WI Vice President, Julia Mortimore.

So how does this all work then, this W.I stuff? How does it happen every month? Who decides what and why and when and HOW? 

The truth is, it’s a group effort and the Wells Angels Committee is the place that formulates a plan for what we’ll do for the whole year. All the ideas get thrown in, jiggled about and we see what feels right. There are 10 of us at the moment, all different, all busy and all committed to making those few hours every month worth every penny of your subs. It’s a juggling act, for sure, but it’s worth it. 

Our purpose, is to make sure you’re getting the WI you want. We follow some basic principles of trying to spin things in a more modern, women-positive and dynamic way, but essentially we are here to serve all of you. And we absolutely welcome ideas, suggestions and brainwaves on topics to curate. 

There are different roles, some bigger than others. Think of a job, we do it - from treasurers to secretaries to instagrammers to head office correspondence-sifters to wine buyers to minute-takers to newsletter-writers to subgroup-coordinators to get-to-the-hall-and-set-up-firsters. Basically there’s a bunch to be done. 

We meet once a month, normally at one of our houses and plan. And nibble. And often sip. We do have an agenda each month to keep us on track but the AnyOtherBusiness section at the end is normally the best bit. 

Some very special friendships have been born from being part of this WI and the committee is testament to that. I’ve also laughed so hard... often at times when I’d nearly forgotten what that felt like. Some of those girls are now mine for life. And no matter what life is throwing at any of us, I always feel a little better after committee meeting. That’s pure girl power. 

If you’d like to be part of the committee then you can read all the official details here and apply to be put forward at our AGM in May. The deadline for applications is Monday 9 April.

Join the Wells Angels WI Committee!

The May Annual General Meeting is almost upon us once again and that can mean only one thing... No, not just an open bar, but your chance to get involved with the Wells Angels WI Committee!

Do you love our WI and want to get involved with the behind-the-scenes work that makes the meetings, subgroups and events run smoothly whilst ticking *all* the WI rulebook boxes? Great!  

The committee is hella fun but it's also a big commitment and a lot of work. We need you to be:

  • Available to attend and, if you're able, to occasionally host meetings on the evening of the last Monday of each month
  • Enthusiastic about helping our WI run like a well-oiled machine
  • Pro-active in your approach to representing your role and carrying out all duties
  • Able to devote time outside of meetings to taking care of anything relating to your role
  • Willing to muck in and help out with the responsibilities of other members of the team
  • Great at working collaboratively with a group of amazing women

If this sounds like you, please send the following information to us via email by the end of the day of Monday 9 April, the date of our April meeting.

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • A brief biography
  • A brief summary of why you want to join the committee and what you would bring to the group
  • A photo of your lovely face! 

All nomination information will be collated into a ballot sheet so that members attending the May meeting on Monday 14 May can vote on who they would like to make up the committee for this year.