The launch meeting will be run by Christine and Sheila Miles, WI Federation Chair for West Kent. They will give a brief introduction to the WI, and Becky and April will share more about some of the ideas and plans already in place to get us under way. If you have ideas or suggestions for speakers and topics, side groups and fundraising, please come prepared to share them.
The purpose of the meeting is to be formally adopted as an official WI group. To do this, we need people to become members on the night. This will involve completing a WI Member Details form and paying your annual subscription of £27 by cash or cheque (this is pro-rated for 2015, it is usually £36 for a full year).
Finally, we will also need to appoint our first ever committee at this meeting. There are up to 8 places available on the committee, which will meet on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Being part of the committee will be lots of fun - but also quite a commitment, as you will be expected to attend both the committee and members' meetings, help with finding and booking speakers, be in touch with our members regularly and also help with organising fundraising and other events. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please get in touch via the Contact Us page before the meeting so we can tell you more about what's involved in advance.
However, you don't need to be on the committee to play a role in organising and running the group. There will be lots of opportunities to get involved, including sharing your skills and knowledge, helping to set up side groups and organising fundraising events and activities.