Hadlow WI was reformed in 2010 and meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings were held at the Old School Hall in the centre of the village but to enable social distancing future meetings will be held at Hadlow Village Hall until further notice. Occasionally there are outings in the summer when we might go on a walk or a visit.
WI Resolutions followed by a talk on staying safe and avoiding scams in the digital age
Cookery demonstration and an opportunity to taste some delicious dishes
Low impact fun excerise with Paracise
Tales from the Crown Jeweller as he recounts his time serving the Royal family
Crafty work - details to follow
Look Fabulous Forever, make-up for the older woman
llustrated talk on The Red House
10th Birthday Party
Christmas Craft Along
The WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. Hadlow WI is part of Kent-West Kent Federation of WI’s and in turn they are part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, linking all members together. The WI is all about inspiring women and we do our best at Hadlow by endeavouring to put together a varied programme of speakers and activities to meet our members' interests.
How do I join?
Each WI can be very different so you may need to visit a few before you discover the one that’s right for you. There is no obligation to join when you visit, but you will be asked to pay a small visitors fee (currently Hadlow WI charges visitors £4).
Check the programme to see what's on and come along and meet us - we are a friendly bunch.
If you subsequently want to join us then there's a simple registration form and a membership fee to pay.
How much is membership?
The National Federation of Women’s Institute Board of Trustees has set the membership subscription for the year April 2021- March 2022 at £44.00. However Hadlow WI has decided to waive
part of our share and reduce the cost of this year’s subscription to £38.00, a reduction in Hadlow WI's share of £6.00. The subscription is divided as follows:
In light of the impact that Covid 19 has had on our members and WIs, a three-month extension was given to last year's membership and renewals are now due in April.
New members joining the WI for the first time will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rate per quarter is shown below:
WI members can belong to more than one WI, by paying the full membership fee to the first WI, and a further £21.60 to any additional WIs at any time of the year. There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership
What does my membership entitle me to?
Membership gives you access to all our meetings (12 per year) and any social events (additional costs may apply) as well as the national magazine -WI Life delivered direct to your door (eight times a year), a voucher booklet and the ability to vote on WI resolutions and for the Hadlow WI committee.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any questions about membership and fees please use our contact form in the Contact Us tab and a member of the committee will get back to you.