Information for Members
If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch and we will be happy to welcome you to one of our meetings as our guest.
Annual membership costs £42.00, with pro-rata discounts available as the year progresses for new members who haven’t been a WI member in the last 10 years. The cost for the remainder of 2019 is currently £31.50.
A proportion of this amount goes to national WI, another share goes to our Federation, Leicestershire and Rutland, with the remaining amount being kept by LBWI to fund our monthly room hire, speakers and other essentials.
As a member, you also receive a monthly copy of WI Life Magazine.
Keeping in Touch
Our monthly newsletter is emailed the weekend before each meeting, but do remember to visit this website to find out the latest news.
We will also occasionally email you with news or essential admin. Should you need to contact us, you can do so here, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a Facebook group (Little Bowden WI) and we’re on Twitter (@littlebowdenwi) and Instagram (Little_Bowden_WI).
Our social committee organises extra social events throughout the year. Click here for details of upcoming events.
We have a rota for the monthly meetings which means members are asked to provide a cake, serve refreshments and donate a raffle prize. As we have a large membership, members only have to do this once a year.
An interesting programme drives the membership, provokes debate and provides opportunities for education, entertainment and political engagement. Having speakers and events booked 12 months in advance could stifle that spontaneity so we reveal our programme intermittently for full-on surprise effect. Details of our upcoming meetings are as follows:
It’s our annual Resolutions meeting where we vote on the NFWI’s resolutions, ‘The Decline in Local Bus Services’ and ‘Don’t Fear the Smear’. We’ll also be voting in a new local charity and drawing our annual bursary. This year’s theme is ‘On the Buses’, so we’ll be enjoying a distinctly 70s flavour with our drinks and snacks!
Textile artist Nigel Cheney will be visiting to talk about Decorated, his art and research project commemorating 11 World War One soldiers from Naseby.
For our last meeting before September, we’ll be joined by a representative from Bradgate Park, who will tell us all about managing the park for wildlife.