East Sussex Federation

A Letter from Gill

Dear Members,

Four years have now passed since I became the Federation County Chairman in 2016. So, it is time to say goodbye and hand over to our new Chairman, Anita Jobling. Congratulations, Anita, on your new appointment. I wish you and the newly-elected Board of Trustees all the very best for the future.

I have had an amazing time whilst in office with so many happy memories that I have shared with you, the members. Thank you sincerely to all the WIs that have welcomed me so graciously, giving me tea and cake, and also many magnificent celebration cakes to cut on your special occasions. I also remember with great fondness the good times spent with some very inspirational women within the WI who I thank so much for all their friendship, laughter and sometimes tears that we have shared together, especially during this last difficult year, your support has been very much appreciated.

I have been very fortunate to have had Vicky, our Federation Secretary by my side, and also had the pleasure of working with Judy and Vanessa in the office, a great team, thank you to you all.

I am thinking of you all during this terrible situation we find ourselves in at the moment. Be strong, keep smiling and we will get through this together in true WI spirit.

Very best wishes
Gill Nokes

VERY LAST THOUGHT:
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
So true at this moment in time. Stay in, stay safe.