Why don't ewe join us?

The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs.

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

To sign up as a new member, please come along to a meeting and sign up.

Membership buys you access to:

  • 11 meetings a year

  • Sub-groups

  • WI events

  • Subscription to WI Life magazine

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1pm in The Three Links Club, Oddfellows Hall, 26 Rectory Lane, Skipton, but keep an eye on our website and social media for all our meeting, events and sub-group information.

You're welcome to pop along to 'try before you buy' for £4.  If you choose to join us we then deduct this from your annual membership payment. 


Skipton Ewes WI 2019 Annual Membership (January - December rate) is £42.

Dual membership is available to existing WI members in another group.  Dual 2019 annual membership (January - December rate) is £20.