There are two ways to join us at The Hive WI: as a guest or as a member.
Be Our Guest!
You might be a +1 of an existing member, or you might not have any links with The Hive WI at all.
You don’t have to reserve a place but it may be useful to know if you have any accessibility needs that we can help you with. We’re very happy to accommodate these where possible.
Guests can come to up to three main meetings each year, as well as going to any and all of our subgroups three times each. You can then either sign up for membership or wait until the following year to come again.
Please note that the rules around subgroups do not apply to friends of Hive WI members as our members can bring any friend to any subgroup for an unlimited number of times.
When we met in person, guests were asked to consider giving a voluntary donation up to £5 to help with the hire of the hall (we would refund this donation if you decide to sign up for membership that evening or within the week). We no longer ask for donations now that we are meeting on Zoom.
2021 Membership Costs
We’d love to have you on-board!
Each WI Member pays a subscription fee to cover the cost of her membership and to help with running the organisation. The 2021 subscription is £34, which is split between the WI, federation and the NFWI to help with running individual groups and the organisation as a whole.
If you’ve not been a member of the WI before or if you have not been a member for at least a year, the price changes depending on the month you join:
|Date of joining in 2021||Total subscription rate|
|1 April to 30 June||£34.00|
|1 July to 30 Sept||£25.50|
|1 Oct to 31 Dec||£17.00|
|1 Jan to 31 March 2022||£8.50|
Dual members pay an additional £11.60 to their second WIs, on top of their main subscription. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership; the fee is set for the year.