Meet the Committee

To contact a member of the Committee, you can email

Please put the name of the person you wish to contact in the subject heading. 

For the Treasurer, please email


Margriet Mulder became our President in April 2016. Margriet loves the outdoors and can often be seen cycling in the hills and swimming in lakes (not competitively though).  She prefers gardening to housework although neither her garden or house are pristine!

Vice President


Michelle Brown is our current vice president having been president for the last few years.  She’s into cooking, eating the resultant food, gadgets and singing (mainly in the shower!). Michelle manages the group’s Twitter feed and Facebook page and PR for the group.  To contact Michelle, you can post a message on our Facebook page (look for Holmfirth Women’s Institute) or tweet @HolmfirthWI of course! Or just send an email if you prefer.

General Secretary


Angela Payne is our general secretary.  When Angela isn’t working for the WI she is acting in local theatres.  One of two fabulous actors on our committee.

Minutes Secretary

Sandy Goler is our minutes secretary.  When Sandy isn’t putting her mind to WI business, she is often travelling the world. She is a busy lady so will sometimes be looking for volunteers to take the minutes for our monthly meetings.


We have two treasurers.



Louise Makin

Louise Makin is a member of our committee and is an administrative queen when it comes to making sure things operate smoothly. Another member of our fab trio, sorting fun events out.

Lynne Lennon

Lynne Lennon is a member of our committee and is also one of the three committee members who focus on events and activities. Lynne enjoys crafts, card making and walking. Lynne is also responsible for updating members contact information so make sure she has your details!

Kate Gamble

Kate Gamble is Holmfirth WI’s longest standing committee members as she has been with the group since it began in 2013. She’s into baking, cats, and caring.


Christine Askew is a member of our committee and is also a wizard at craft and sewing. Chris coordinates the craft group as well as the rotas for cake and refreshments for our monthly meetings.  It wouldn’t be WI without cake!



Debs Ely joined the WI in 2015 and then the committee in 2017.  She has taken the committee by storm, making name badges for members, organising activities as broad as bell ringing, pie making and judging scout cooking competitions!  She is also fond of a database and so will be helping Lynne track member information.

Catherine O’Halloran joined the committee in 2017.  A pillar of calm and efficiency, Catherine will be helping with various administrative tasks and committee business.

Melanie Duff joined the committee in 2017.  Melanie can oft be seen treading the boards at local and regional theatres.  A talented thespian who will be supporting a range of committee activities.

You can use the email at the top of the page to contact committee members or use our Facebook or Twitter accounts to message us.


3 thoughts on “Meet the Committee

  1. My friend is about to register on the West Yorkshire Federation yearbook as a speaker. They’ve asked her how much her fee will be and she hasn’t a clue so she’s asked me for a rough average figure for our speakers. Please can someone supply that – or a highest to lowest range. Many thanks

    • Hi Judith, can you speak to Louise about this. I don’t have a numbers in my head. Also apologies for the late reply, Margriet

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