The workshop for new WI treasurers held on 23 January 2021 was one of a series of training sessions for new committee members (or those looking for a refresher) run by Federation Treasurer, Sarah Endersby.
The session, run on Zoom of course, was an interesting and informative session, and it was nice to meet other new treasurers, and some deputy treasurers, on the call. The session was full of practical suggestions for running the accounts and keeping the books up to date throughout the year.
We learnt about our responsibilities as trustees and whether our WI needed to register independently as a charity (only if income is above £5,000). There were also tips for managing the petty cash; and I was impressed to hear one WI has managed to do away with cash altogether!
The discussion amongst attendees provided plenty of food for thought as well, and all in all it was a very useful and enjoyable way to spend two hours on a Saturday morning. I look forward to putting what I learnt into practice at Stroud Green WI.