Try the WI
The NFWI has been very concerned about the disruption this lockdown period has had on WI meetings and activities and membership experience this year. As a result, NFWI is offering a three-month extension for renewing membership subscriptions. Due to this, new members and members who have not been a member in the past 10 years can join the WI from October 2020 to March 2021 for just £10.75!
When the ‘Try the WI’ scheme was created, we had hoped WI meetings may be back to being face to face in some form. However, as per this ever-changing and unpredictable year, the Government announced that from 2 December each area of the UK is going to be placed in 3 different tiers ranging from medium alert, high alert and very high alert. In the spirit of WI determination, this means our members have come up with creative ways to keep their WIs going such as running virtual meetings, having six-person breakout groups or Zoom buddies to get more people using the software to join in virtual meetings.
WIs responses to the practical challenges posed by lockdown have been truly impressive and we continue to be inspired by the activities being delivered to ensure people remain connected during this difficult time. Head over to our WI Community Champions section to find out more about the creative ways WIs have been supporting their communities.
Step into our WI Winter Warmer, a virtual winter fair with festive craft projects, recipes, quizzes, puzzles and information about supporting local food banks, women’s refuges and women’s prisons at Christmas.
The last few months have highlighted the importance of knowing your local community and supporting each other so this is a brilliant time to Try the WI! Find your local WI via the postcode search: