Hadlow WI

Thought for the Month




Hadlow WI was reformed in 2010 and meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Most meetings are held at the Old School Hall in the centre of the village. Occasionally there are outings in the summer when we might go on a walk or a visit.

2018 Programme

  • January - WI Resolutions followed by a Quiz.
  • February - Get crafting, make a mosaic coaster.
  • March - Breast Cancer Awareness, a must for all women.
  • April - Mmm CHOCOLATE! Hear all about it from a chocolatier and learn how to taste the difference between various chocolates.
  • May - Our AGM followed by an evening of verse and poetry.
  • June -Dance Like No-One is Watching, and if you fancy it, have a go at different dance styles.
  • July -Be wowed and dazzled by the V&A jewellery collection; an illustrated talk.
  • August - Out and About in August; summer walk.
  • September - Talk on the extraordinary life of photographer, Lee Miller.
  • October - Looking after HRM, an insider’s view from an ex Queen’s bodyguard and our 8th Birthday!
  • November - Silk Painting; create a card with a festive theme.
  • December - Christmas Festivities.

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 2018 at £41.00

  • £20.00 of the subscription is kept by your WI,
  • £9.30 will go to your federation (in our case Kent-West Kent) and
  • £11.70 will go to the NFWI

Subscriptions are due in January 2018. The WI subscription year runs from January to December

New members joining the WI for the first time, i.e. who have not previously been a member of any WI in the past 10 years, will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join. The rate per quarter is shown below:

  • 1 Jan – 31 Mar £41.00
  • 1 Apr – 30 Jun £30.75
  • 1 Jul – 30 Sep £20.50
  • 1 Oct – 31 Dec £10.25

WI members can belong to more than one WI, by paying the full membership fee to the first WI, and a further £19 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.


Our Next Meeting


Tuesday 20th November

Old School Hall

7.30 p.m.









Easy silk painting with fabulous results - make your own Christmas cards


New Members &

Visitors Welcome

Cost £4.00