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Annual Membership FAQs

How do I join Whiteley Jambusters WI ?

Send us an email to tell us you are interested and let us take it from


Alternatively, just come along and you can sign up or just try our Meetings  

How much is the Annual Membership of Whiteley Jambusters WI ?


Full Membership costs £46 for 2023/24. Membership runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 and for any new members joining from April to June.  A new member is defined as someone who has not been a Member of any WI in the 2022/23 membership year. Any new member joining in the following quarters will be charged a pro rata rate as set out below: 

Date of joining in 2023/24

1 April to 30 June             £46.00 

1 July to 30 Sept               £34.50

1 Oct to 31 Dec                £23.00 

1 Jan to 31 March 2024    £11.50

For existing members the full cost applies regardless of when in the year you renew your membership.

Dual Membership is £22.60 and there is no pro-rata rate for dual members.

Payment can be made via online banking or in cash.  


What does my Membership include? 

For £3.84 per month your membership includes: 

  • 12 monthly meetings per year,

  • Access to all of our Clubs,

  • 8 copies of the national WI magazine. WI Life, delivered through the post 

  • Access to our  private Whiteley Jambusters members' Facebook group and WhatsApp groups

  • Any other social activities organised during the year

  • Events from the National Federation and Hampshire Federation

  • Access to the WI online


​​Where do the Membership Fees go ?

The Membership fee is split into three parts:


  • National Federation of WIs (NFWI) -  £12.60 (27%)  

  • Hampshire Federation of WIs (LFWI)  - £10.80 (24%)  

  • Whiteley Jambusters WI - £22.60 (49%) 

Whiteley Jambusters WI retains £1.88 per member per month towards the running costs of our WI.  Some of the costs that are incurred include:

  • Payment of the Speakers

  • School Hall Hire

  • Any Mailings

  • Fee repayment to 1 Member per year

Full access to our annual accounts is given to all of our Members.

​Can I try Whiteley Jambusters WI before joining ?


Absolutely Yes, we are a very friendly group and enjoy welcoming new people. We suggest a voluntary donation of £5 for visitors and this £5 is taken off of the Membership Fees if someone decides to join us.   Our Committee is always there to help prospective members get to know our WI.

​If I need help to attend a meeting does my assistant/carer need to be a member?

No, just let us know who they are to so that we know who to expect.


Are only women allowed to become Members? 

Yes, we are open to ALL women which includes anyone who identifies as a woman.  We do, however, let the men into some of our meetings.  They love the history talks and walks.  

We adhere to the NFWI policy on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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