Membership and Visiting
All women are welcome to visit or join Clifton WI.
Annual Membership of the WI now starts in April and the membership fee for 2023 will be £46.00.
Please could renewing members update their details using the WI template form renewal
This includes membership of the National WI, Avon Federation, the Durdham Down Group of WIs and Clifton WI itself.
Clifton WI receives about half of the membership fee - £22.60. We spend approximately 2/3 of our subs income on hiring the Alma Hall. Like most branches, we supplement this basic income by fund-raising in various ways through the year.
We also try to support other local charities from time to time.
Paying your annual subs
The preferred option
We are able to pay our membership renewal by BACS transfer in advance of the April meeting.
1. Ensure you put your name in the reference line
on your transfer. This is critical so that we can correctly attribute all the credits we receive into the account.
2. Make your BACS transfer no later than end of
day on Tuesday 1st March.
3. Transfer £46.00 to
Account No: 23438360
Sort Code: 30-99-08
Joining during the year.
Membership is available part way through the year for new members. You will pay a pro-rata amount :
1 July to 30 Sept 23 £34.50
1 Oct to 31 Dec £23.00
1 Jan to 31 March 2024 £11.50
Dual membership is also available if you would like to become a member of one of our sister WIs in Durdham Down Group or indeed any other WI.
Visiting Clifton WI
Non-members (including past members) can make up to 3 visits per year to our (or other local) branches of the WI, after which you are invited to commit to membership.
Visitors to Clifton WI are asked to pay £5 per visit.
Meetings usually take place at the Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Road, Clifton, BS8 2ES on the last Weds of the month and start at 7.30
Annually we will ask for updated membership details when we send our February/March email newsletters so that the National WI database called the MCS holds correct information for you.
PLEASE EMAIL US TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AND OTHER CONTACT DETAILS IF THEY CHANGE - so you can continue to receive WI Life and other information from us firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifton WI Committee
Committee for 2022/23
Nicola Rew Jenny Ripper (Secretary)
Helen Bowen (Treasurer)
Nicky Henderson (Membership)
Dina Tetlow (Programme Secretary)
Gill Bridge (Social Media and publicity)
What does the Committee do?
We work as a team to keep Clifton WI thriving for all of us but we could always use some help. 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.
How much of my time would it take?
The committee meets once a month at volunteer members' houses and meetings usually run from 7 to 9pm. The dates are flexible 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.
Sounds interesting what next?
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 with or without some peer support initially. 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.