Why join the WI?

a group of women holding their wine and smiling
An impromptu fire alarm while out for lunch at 'Origins'

Our WIs are very welcoming, not only will you meet people from your local area, but there are many opportunities to link up with members across the county and even nationally.

ladies putting up a poppy display
The Craft and Home Economics Team assisted by other WI members assemble a poppy display in Shrewsbury Abbey

We like to think of ourselves and each WI as a team. Members work together to run both the Federation and their own WIs. 

WI members attending camp all geared up to go on the zipwire.

The WI is there to educate members and provide a range of opportunities and experiences. Whether it be craft skills, outdoor pursuits, cookery or something we haven’t thought of yet. It is never too late to try something new.

ladies with a giant green lady puppet
The Climate Team promoting awareness of climate change in Ludlow.

The WI has a longstanding history of campaigning for change and are is to organisations such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Climate Coalition. Each year the WI passes a resolution and forms a campaign giving members the opportunity to take action and make a difference.

Trustee ladies planting a tree
Members of Shropshire Federation Board of Trustees planted a tree to celebrate their Centenary.

We recognise that all our members have a wide range of skills and expertise and a lot to offer. We encourage members to be pro-active, offer ideas and support and to get involved.