Happy 2021! Membership details for this year

Happy New Year! We hope everyone is safe and well! Here is some housekeeping to start the New Year off.
Lee Green WI are pleased to confirm that in response to the challenges of the COVID situation over the past year, renewal of membership fees has been postponed by three months.  As a result, the due date for payment of annual subscriptions has been pushed back from January 1st to April 1st 2021, in recognition of the difficulties we have all faced during 2020.
This year’s subscription cost will be £44 for 12 months of online meetings (hopefully moving to in-person gatherings later in the year if the situation improves), non-meeting extras such as the Make-do-and-mend WhatsApp group, carol singing, quizzes plus the bi-monthly magazine WI Life.
For members wishing to join part-way through the year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022) the cost will be charged on pro-rata basis as detailed below:
Standard Annual Subscription from 1 April ‘21: £44
Members joining between 1 July – 30 Sept ‘21:  £33
Members joining between 1 Oct – 31 Dec ‘21:  £22
Members joining from 1 Jan ‘22: £11
For members wishing to attend WI meetings on a more casual basis rather than pay the annual subscription cost, there will be a visitor fee of £5 per meeting.  This cost will be payable from January and can be paid online to Lee Green WI bank account (as below)
Name of Account: Lee Green Women’s Institute
Account number: 22084074
Sort code: 40 04 15
Please use your surname and date of meeting as reference when paying online
If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please e-mail LeeGreen@wkfwi.org.uk for details of how to submit your payment.
For those attending their first meeting with Lee Green WI there is no charge.
If you have any queries about membership costs please contact us at LeeGreen@wkfwi.org.uk

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