About Membership

Membership information

You don’t have to join Chavey Down WI on your first few visits but here’s some information about the benefits of membership.

The WI subscription year runs from April  to March; the subscription for 2021 is £44 for the year and of that:

Chavey Down WI will receive £21.60

Berkshire Federation will receive £10.30

National Federation will receive £12.10

We as a WI have forgone our portion thus the fees are £22.40 for this year due to reduced meetings last year because of covid.

New members joining a WI for the first time pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join which is:

1 April-31 March £22.40
1 Jul-30 Sep £16.81
1 Oct-31 Dec £11.20
1Jan-31 March £5.61

WI members can belong to more than one WI, by paying the full membership fee to the first WI, and the WI portion to the second there is no pro-rata for a duel membership on the second

Every WI holds a minimum of eleven meetings each year. In August Chavey Down WI also arrange a social event such as a garden party or picnic.

WI members receive the WI membership magazine, WI Life.

WI Life magazine

WI Life magazine is especially for WI members and delivered directly to them eight times a year, with articles and news stories showcasing their wide-ranging interests and activities.