Have you joined a WI and then discovered a second or even third WI that you would also like to become a member of?

Not a problem: the Dual Membership option is available for those full members who wish to take part in the activities of more than one WI. 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. This entitles you to take a full and active part in any additional WIs and have full voting rights on matters relating to your primary WI.

There is no pro-rata rate for dual membership, and the set fee will remain payable at any time during the year. In regard to flexibility, a dual member may have one WI that waives the fee and one that does not, thus a dual member may be paying different fees year on year for the WIs she is a member of. The dual member will only pay the NFWI and federation portion once when joining the primary WI, as is the case currently. At the dual member’s second WI, she will pay the applicable WI portion of the subscription fee only.

All you have to do is contact your primary WI, let them know your intentions, then inform your federation and they will explain how you go about becoming a dual member.

– See more at: https://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/membership-options/dual-membership#sthash.8jQCvjIS.dpuf

MESSAGE FROM THE WI ADVISERS:

ANNUAL MEETINGS AND DUAL MEMBERS

It has come to our notice that there is some confusion within some WIs regarding Dual members.

Dual members pay the WI portion of the subs and are therefore entitled to take part and vote on all matters within the WI they have joined as a dual. Dual members can only vote on National and Federation matters at their main WI, where they pay the full subscription.