I'm the Branch Coordinator, Claire Dain. I am currently pregnant with my second child, having had my first 23 years ago! A bit of an age gap, and things have changed so much over the years. That's why I joined the NCT - to get some advice, meet other mums in the area, and have some fun!
Let me introduce you to a few of our volunteers:
Hi, I'm Reiner Smyth, Treasurer. I was born in California and recently moved to the area when my husband was selected to work with the Royal Navy for a few Yeovilton. I've always had a career in retail and I'm now co-owner of a girls' handbag company, Flying Buttress, in the US which is the perfect job now I'm a mum and need flexibility. In my spare time (ha!) I enjoy running, cooking and photography. Currently, my favourite hobby is taking pictures of my newborn.
My name is Kat Jory and I am the Branch Secretary. I have two boys, Morton (9) and Oakley (6) and live with my partner, in Yeovil. I first joined NCT when I did antenatal classes when pregnant with Morton and got involved in the committee once he was born. Since then I have trained to be an Antenatal Teacher and I have also completed a further module so that I can teach Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes too.
Hello, my name is Lisa Whiteing, Parent Volunteer. I have two children, a teenager and a toddler! I have been an NCT member for several years, and following a recent move to the region, I wanted to support the local NCT group as they were in need of new committee members. As I am currently on a career break I wanted to use some of my new spare time to hlep out and support a worthy cause. I have found the NCT invaluable, with access to a fantastic network of people for both support and socialising.
I'm Gail Werkmeister and I currently represent the views of parents and NCT n the Somerset Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) covering maternity services in our area, including those provided by Yeovil and Musgrove hospitals. I have been an NCT Antenatal Teacher for over 20 years and we have three 'grown up' children William, Charlotte and Georgina. I am also an NCT Antental Tutor, I have trained NCT practitioners since 1998. Last, but not least, I was NCT President for 5 years before I moved to Somerset in 2010.