Meet Our Committee
Sue Jarvie – President
Suzanne James – Vice President & Event Organiser
Rose Harris – Treasurer
Donna Thyer – Secretary
Maria Georgiou – Fundraising Manager
Our President - Sue Jarvie
Sue is the founder of the Dulwich WI and was instrumental in the set up in January 2018. Sue has been a Dulwich resident for over 30 years and has seen many changes in the area. Before her retirement, Sue had a longstanding career in IT.
Now Sue enjoys time in her workshop crafting Tudor style miniatures which has become her new business venture. Given its huge success Sue is invited to Chicago annually where she teaches workshops in how to make dolls houses and everything that goes in them. Sue also upcycles furniture in decoupage, knits, crochets or is found her sewing room where she passionately quilts.
Vice President - Suzanne James
Suzanne, like Sue, was one of the founding members of the Dulwich WI. Suzanne was born in East Dulwich, was schooled there, had her own children schooled there and runs her business there. Her love of afternoon tea runs through her business and you can always find Suzanne with a cup of tea and a scone… but is it jam or cream first? You decide!
Suzanne enjoys walks in the local parks and her Chihuahua, Dame Dolly of Dulwich! (great name btw)
Secretary - Sally Graham
Sally is definitely a ‘south of the river kinda gal’. She first moved to West Dulwich and then North Dulwich as a young ‘ad man’ and raised her 3 daughters ‘down the road’ in Herne Hill. After an 18 year break in Kew, she moved back to the area in 2020, this time East Dulwich – now very trendy and much closer to her family, when she is not travelling to exotic places!
A self confessed social animal, who enjoy the arts, food and wine accompanied by a good natter, she is a passionate amateur artist and member of the a cappella choir in Herne Hill.
Sally enjoy the buzz of living in East Dulwich and is an active member of the DWI, proudly taking ownership of the role as Secretary.
Treasurer - Suzanne Krasnowska
Suze lived in East Dulwich for 20 years where she raised her children and was involved in the local community. While she now lives in Crystal Palace she’s still very much an East Dulwich Girl at heart.
She worked for Lambeth council as a Graphic Designer for over 25 years, but after being diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 45 and struggling with the shakes, she had to take early retirement in 2015.
Suze enjoys anything crafty, you can find her pottering around the garden in the summer, and hibernating with a ball of wool in the winter. Oh and I almost forgot she’s in love with the Vapor’s and goes to see them as often as she can.
Committee Member - Rosaleen Boyle
Rosaleen joined the WI in 2022 and has been a committee member since February 2023. She has had various careers in TV/Radio Advertising, Hospitality and Healthcare.
Her interests include travelling, theatre, crafts, and much more. She is originally from Donegal on the west coast of Ireland.