Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

AUGUST 2019.


So nice to see so many of you this week. The speakers were very sweet, if a little slow! But I am sure you agree that without volunteers like Robin and Warren the Country would be in a sorry state. It was a lovely meeting.

If you are not able to attend next month’s meeting can you please let me know as the speaker needs to know how many cupcakes to bring along. She is from Cakie Wakie and will be demonstrating cupcake decoration and I assume we will all get a go too!

I am sure you all join me in wishing Joyce a very speedy recovery following her recent op! Get well soon Joyce.

We are visiting Shepherd Neame for a tour and a 2 course meal on Friday 18th October in the evening. The price is £30. Please put your name on the list if you are interested. Could the ladies who are going please either send me a cheque or if you prefer you can do a bank transfer (contact me for details 07729828959). The list is still open for a few days if you would like to go.

We are visiting the Great Danes for a Christmas Beatles lunch; the price is £30 for a 3 course meal and entertainment. At present there are 5 of us interested. Marcelle, Lynne, Barbara, Karen and myself.  Could these ladies please send the money ASAP? I will be booking this now.

Following the really successful Art Course I am compiling another list if enough ladies are interested. Just let me know, it really was great fun.

The committee are organising a village get together later in the year on Tuesday 3rd September at 1pm. We will provide jacket potatoes for just £3. This is open to everybody in or around the village; the last one was a lovely afternoon. Please put the word out even if you cannot come.

We will be having our Christmas lunch on Saturday 7th December 1pm at the George Newnham. I will need names and a £10 deposit please.

Our Fundraising Bingo with Brogdale sausage and mash will be on Friday 20th September 7pm for 7.30pm. The cost is just £8. Please put your name on the list and indicate how many people so I can cater for it. This is open to all and will be a fun evening!

Borden WI are organising an outing to Penshurst Place. If this interests you please contact Marcelle for details.

I will be organising a sports day in September as soon as I can find a venue! It should be Tai Chi with Vena. I will give you exact details as soon as I have them.

There are several events organised by East Kent Federation in your EK news magazine. If you are interested in any of them just let myself or Marcelle know and we can book it. The Christmas trip to London is a really great day out – you can buy as many presents as you want and just put them on the coach! Please let Marcelle know ASAP.

Our member Vena is holding a free Tai Chi session in Bredgar Park on Sunday 1st September at 11am. There is no need to book just turn up!

The Newington Group of WI’s are holding an Afternoon tea to celebrate the centenary of the East Kent Federation on Tuesday 1st October 1.30-3.30 at the Baptist Church Sittingbourne. The cost is £2.50 and I have 6 tickets. If you would like to join in please let me know.

The Horticultural Show will be on August 17th from 2.30. Please come along and support your WI exhibit!

The Horticultural Society has a meeting on Friday 6th September where Chelsea garden designer, Fern Alder will explain the process from conception to finish. For members it is just £7 (NM £8) See Jenny for details.

Next month’s meeting takes place on Thursday 5th September. We will have a lady demonstrating cupcake decorating.

Enjoy this lovely weather.

We have a website  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates, and a Facebook Group please LIKE our page.

Upcoming dates.

17th August              HS Flower Show 2.30pm

29th August              Group quiz

3rd September        Village social – jacket potatoes £3 all welcome

5th September        monthly meeting Cakie Wakie.

6th September        Horticultural society meeting

19th September      Rodmersham Green birthday party 7.30

20th September      Bingo and sausage and mash

24th September      Penshurst Place –see Marcelle

1st October              Afternoon tea at Baptist Church, Sittingbourne

5th Oct                       RHS Hyde Hall – see Marcelle if you want more details

10th Oct                     Old Time Music Hall Bluetown – see Marcelle for details

18th Oct                     Tour Shepherd Neame and dinner

26th October            Horticultural Society annual dinner

2nd December         East Kent Winter Wonderland lunch Margate

 3 or 4th Dec             Great Danes for Lunch and the Christmas Beetles

7th Dec                       Christmas lunch The George Newnham 1pm

13th December       London at Christmas.

Words by Angela Coleman