Joining the WI

Welcome potential new member!

Please find all info on how to join here and pay your fees here. For any more general questions on the WI please visit our FAQs page.

When you can join us 

The 2021-22 WI membership year runs from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. This has changed from a January start membership in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the membership year will now always start in April.

 

How much does it cost and what are the fees for?

Anyone wishing to become or remain a member of Tooting WI will need to complete a membership form (see information below) and pay £44. If you would like to become a dual member of Tooting WI and another WI group, you will need to pay £44 to your primary WI, and an additional £21.60 to your secondary WI group. 

Your membership fee goes towards supporting both our local federation (Surrey) and National WI running costs and events, as well as supporting Tooting WI. You are also kept up to date with federation and national level opportunities through regular mailings and newsletters. In addition, you receive eight copies a year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life, and have access to exclusive information and resources on My WI.

Tooting WI holds at least 11 meetings each year. As a member, you can contribute ideas to the annual programme of speakers, activities and events and the committee is committed to running a diverse and engaging series of events each year.

This fee is broken down as follows: 

Tooting WI £21.70 (49.3%)
Surrey Federation £10.20 (23.20%)
National Federation  £12.10 (27.50%)
TOTAL £44

This year, we are including in our membership form the opportunity to be entered into our monthly raffle for 6 months, with the first raffle being drawn at the May meeting after new memberships have been processed. Our raffle prizes are always connected to the theme of the month’s meeting and each month’s winner will be drawn electronically. Winners will be notified and prize delivery arranged shortly after each draw. 

We have missed running the raffle during lockdown so hope you are pleased to see it back!

 

How do I become a member of Tooting WI and pay my fees?

We will not be able to set you up as a member until we have received both your membership form and your membership payment. This means you won’t receive any member benefits, or email updates from us about meetings, as we generate a new member mailing list each year. But good news, joining is quick and easy with multiple payment options – please see below. 

Step 1:  Complete the membership form here, including the Gift Aid declaration on page 2 if you are a UK taxpayer. The form can be printed and filled in, or completed on a PC, laptop or tablet. Your completed form can be emailed to tooting.wi@gmail.com. 

If you would like to print and mail us the membership form please email us for the mailing address.

Step 2: Select your payment total – £44 for annual membership or £50 for annual membership and 6 month’s worth of raffle entries

Step 3: Pay your membership / membership and raffle fees. This year, there are three ways that you can pay your fee. You can:

Pay by bank transfer – 

Account name:  Tooting WI

Account Number: 25825489

Sort Code: 23-05-80

Please add your surname (as on your membership form) as a reference for your payment.

Pay by credit card – tick this box on the form and we will email you a secure link to pay by card

Pay by cheque – please email us and we will send you a mailing address