New WIs

Should there be no WI convenient for you why not get a few friends together and we may be able to start a new one!  Our WI Advisers will be pleased to discuss this option.

Just a few facts you may need to know before you go any further:

  • The WI is a national organisation but each WI is run by its own committee.
  • It is a registered educational charity and as such is bound by Charity Commission rules.  This means we may not raise money for other organisations - it is important that this is understood from the start.
  • It is governed by a constitution which is signed by the Officers of the WI on formation.
  • The annual subscription is divided between the WI itself and the National and County Federations.
  • WIs meet once a month on a regular date a minimum of 11 times a year and many also arrange other activities during the month according to their members interests.
  • A WI may only be formed by a WI Adviser (a member appointed by the National Federation)  who will explain the procedure and the rules of the WI before a decision is taken.