Membership and meetings

How do I become a member ?

Annual membership of the WI costs £37.50 for 2016. New members joining mid year will be asked to pay a pro-rata amount depending upon the quarter in which they join.

Your membership also entitles you to eight copies per year of the WI membership magazine WI Life, as well as a federation newsletter each month.

Think Hartburn Village WI might be for you ? Why not come along as a visitor and see for yourself. Please don’t be shy – we were all new members once and you will receive a very warm welcome ! You can either just turn up or let us know in advance that you are coming, and potential members can come along to two meetings as a visitor for only £2 per session before deciding to join.

What can I expect at a meeting ?

When you arrive your name will be checked off the register (or added if you are a visitor) and you will be given a copy of the latest Federation newsletter. You will also have the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket at 50p each !

Our meetings start promptly at 7.15pm; the President gives a warm welcome and invites everyone to stand to sing ‘Jerusalem’. Business then follows, with a short financial statement, a resume of events and activities and the sharing of local news and WI business.

Once the business is concluded the President introduces our guest speaker or activity as the main focus of the evening. Following this, we have social time with refreshments, the raffle draw, judging of the competition (linked to the topic of the meeting) and the opportunity to subscribe to forthcoming trips etc. We also have books for sale plus collection points for pennies for AWCC and toiletries for the local women’s refuge.

Meetings are normally finished by 9.00pm, and we welcome any help in clearing away !