Membership & Joining
Thinking of joining?
Membership of the Golden Triangle Girls WI is open to anyone aged 18 or over who lives as a woman.
We have around 65-70 members from age 18-80+ with a wide range of different interests and skills. There is often a waiting list to join, so we ask that you come to a main meeting as a visitor before committing to an annual membership – just to make sure we’re what you are looking for. While covid restrictions apply, we are holding our meetings online via Zoom, and are still welcoming visitors!
Once you’ve been along to a main meeting, let us know if you’d like to join, and we’ll organise the paperwork!
We have a regular turnover of members (life moves on and our ladies move with it), so don’t despair if we have a waiting list when you apply. While you wait for a place you can visit again or try out our off-shoot groups.
Included in your membership subscription:
- 11 main meetings per year, Jan-Nov (we don’t have a main meeting in December)
- Access to our private Facebook groups
- 8 editions of the WI magazine, WI Life, per year (delivered direct to your door)
- Access to My WI, the WI members-only website with crafts, recipes, campaigns and other resources
- A membership booklet with exclusive offers, discounts, and competitions
You also have access to these ‘extras’:
- Our off-shoot groups
- Ad-hoc, members-only, events through the year (including a Xmas social with wreathmaking in December)
- Events run by the Norfolk Federation of WIs
- Events run by the National Federation of WIs
There may be additional charges for the ‘extras’, but you have the option to take part in whatever interests you.
The GTG WI is a member of the Norfolk Federation of WIs and the National Federation of WIs (NFWI). The annual membership fee is set by the National Federation. A proportion of the fee goes to the NFWI, part goes to the local Federation, and the GTGs keep the rest.
The fee for 2021/22 has been set at £44, but we have the option to reduce our share of that fee. As a thank you to our members for sticking with us through last year we have reduced our share by 50% for this year only.
The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. For new members joining part way through the year, the fee is reduced according to the table below:
|Joining Date||Total you pay||Golden Triangle Girls share||Norfolk Federation share||National Federation share|
|1st Apr-30th Jun||£33.20||£10.80||£10.30||£12.10|
|1st Jul-30th Sep||£24.90||£8.10||£7.73||£9.07|
|1st Oct-31st Dec||£16.60||£5.40||£5.15||£6.05|
|1st Jan-31st Mar||£8.30||£2.70||£2.58||£3.02|
If you were a member of any WI last year, there is no pro-rata amount and you will be charged the full fee, regardless of when in the year you join.
We can accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
If you are already a member of a WI, you can join the GTGs as a dual member. As a full member of another WI you ave already paid the local and National Federation fees, so you just pay the GTG share of the fee to us. However, there is no pro-rata rate, so the fee for 2021/22 is £10.80, regardless of when in the year you join.