Welcome to Example Federation

Jennifer LonglandFederation Chairman

Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Federation

The Pembrokeshire WI is a very active and dynamic WI Federation with 51 WI groups and over 1100 members.

Our WI groups span the whole of the county's geography -  from Saundersfoot, in the South, to St Dogmaels, in the North and the Preseli Hills, to the East. Wherever you live, in Pembrokeshire, there will (without doubt!) be a WI that you can join, just down the road from you!  Many of our members also like to join several Wis – it just makes 'getting to know new friends' even better and, of course, means getting involved in so many and varied activities!

The Pembrokeshire Federation was formed in 1921 - therefore, in 2021 we will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary.  At the moment, our Federation and all of our WIs are busy planning for 'our Big Year'!  In addition, in 2021, we will be hosting the NFWI Wales Conference, in April, 2021.

The meetings, across our county, are all so varied – we are so lucky to have so many different groups – those that meet in the daytime, those that meet in the evening.  We also have a great variety of groups with a big mix of ages as well as some that are slightly younger versus those that are slightly older.  Whoever you are and whatever you like to do, you can guarantee that you will find a WI that suits you!

We own our own House in the county town of Haverfordwest (WI house) which is open to members on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm – all our members are welcome to pop in and have a catch up and chat with a Board Of Trustee member – between those hours there is always someone there to welcome you!  We use this house for meetings as well as hiring it out for the local community to use for day schools, educational course and seminars.

We are fortunate to have a variety of sub-committees which organise the events both within Pembrokeshire and beyond – these include Sports & Leisure, Home Crafts, Membership & Community & Environment.  We publish a monthly newsletter, which keeps WI members informed of all future events and enables groups to share information, across the county, too!

Quite simply, Pembrokeshire, with all its beautiful landscapes and gentle pace of life, is blessed with having a WI Federation that is so friendly, dynamic and so welcoming no matter who you are, what your age or what your beliefs are – give it a try, you'll just find so many friends along the way!

With my very best wishes and looking forward to meeting up with you very soon!

Jenny Longland
Federation Chairman