Contact and Membership




Membership and Visiting
All women are welcome to visit or join Clifton WI. 

Annual Membership of the WI starts in January and the membership fee for 2019 is £42. This includes membership of the National WI, Avon Federation, the Durdham Down Group of WIs and Clifton WI itself. We receive about half of the membership fee with the rest going to fund the many activities of Avon Federation and the National Federation. Like most branches, we supplement this basic income by fund-raising in various ways through the year. We also try to help other local charities from time to time. 

This year once again we are able to pay our membership renewal by BACS transfer in advance of the January meeting.



If you wish to pay by BACS please

1.       Ensure you put your name in the reference line on your transfer. This is critical so that we can correctly attribute all the £42 credits we receive into the account.
2.       Make your BACS transfer no later than end of day on Monday 28th January. This will allow your payment to reach our account before the meeting on the 30th when you will be issued with your receipt.

3.       Transfer £42 to 


Account No: 23438360       

Sort Code: 30-99-08


Membership is also now available part way through the year for new members.  You will pay a pro-rata amount - please ask for details thecliftonwi@gmail.com

The NFWI (National Federation WI) allows non-members (including past members) three visits per year to any and every branch of the WI, after which you are invited to commit to membership. Visitors to Clifton WI are asked to pay £5 per visit.

Dual membership is also available, useful if you'd like to become a member of one of our sister WIs in Durdham Down Group or indeed any other WI. Adding another membership costs just £21.50 a year, details here


PLEASE EMAIL US TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND OTHER CONTACT DETAILS IF THEY CHANGE - otherwise you won't receive WI Life! 


Contact Details:

Meetings usually take place at the Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, BS8 2ES.
Our email address is:

thecliftonwi@gmail.com

PLEASE EMAIL US TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND OTHER CONTACT DETAILS IF THEY CHANGE - otherwise you won't receive WI Life! 

Clifton WI Committeer

Committee for 2019
Eileen Bartlett (Co-President)
Barbara Quin (Co-President)
Val Brandon-Joyce (Secretary)
Sally Meadows (Treasurer)
Sue Easmon (Membership)
Jan Ward (Joint Programme Secretary)
Dianne Pitt (Joint Programme Secretary)
Vanessa Pilley (Campaigns/IT/Refreshments)
Poppy Brooks (Modern Media)


The committee meets once a month at volunteer members' houses (though there's absolutely no obligation to host a meeting). Meetings usually run from 7 to 9pm; the dates are flexible and set by common consent each time to accommodate other interests - we're all busy women! Most committee members volunteer to take responsibility for a particular job, eg providing the refreshments and organising the kitchen rota, or organising the raffle and other fundraising efforts, and of course we have the President, Treasurer and Secretary. Many hands make light work, and we are always keen to co-opt interested members (up to the maximum committee size of 10 members) to bring a fresh perspective. As a new committee member you would not be expected to assume responsibility for anything in particular but once you settle in you'll probably be keen to volunteer to use your talents for the benefit of your WI! It's a rewarding task and there's always plenty of back-up from your colleagues and AFWI, so please come forward if you would like to help shape Clifton WI.

If you might like to join the committee, please ask any of us about it. We'll be happy to tell you what we do and invite you to a meeting.