Annual Membership FAQs

 

How do I join Whiteley Jambusters WI ?


You can sign up to join Whiteley Jambusters by emailing us at team@whiteleyjambusters.co.uk 

 

Or you can sign up at our Main Meeting and pay either via our bank account, cheque or cash.  

 

How much is the Annual Membership of Whiteley Jambusters WI ?

 

Full Membership costs £44 for 2021/22. Membership runs from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 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 2020 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 2021 

1 April to 30 June             £44.00 

1 July to 30 Sept               £33.00 

1 Oct to 31 Dec                £22.00 

1 Jan to 31 March 2022    £11.00 

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

Dual Membership is £21.60 and there is no pro-rata rate for dual members.

 

What does my Membership include? 

For £3.67 per month your membership includes: 

  • 12 monthly meetings per year,

  • Access to all of our Clubs, (Book and Film Club continue to be online via Zoom)

  • 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) -  £12.10 (28%)  

  • Hampshire Federation of WIs (LFWI)  - £10.30 (21%)  

  • Whiteley Jambusters WI - £21.60 (49%) 

Whiteley Jambusters WI retains £1.80 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 and currently subscription to Zoom

  • 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 ?

 

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 team@whiteleyjambusters.co.uk 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 women.  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.