August 2015 Newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI Newsletter August 2015

 

Our Centenary Celebration will take place at Walmer Castle on Saturday 5th. We are meeting at Sittingbourne station 12.00. There are 6 seats left on the coach if anybody knows somebody that would like to come speak to Mandy. 

If you take any pictures on the day please send them to me or Di Radbourne as there is a competition for Centenary Celebration photos. We need a really good group photo!!

Friday 11th September will be our annual Beetle Drive; don’t forget to put the date in your diary as it really is a good evening! The evening starts at 7pm. Let Angela know if you are coming and didn’t put your name on the list.

Friday December 4th we are going to Essentially Hops to take part in one of their wreath making days. The cost is £25.  If you want to check out the details look at www.essentiallyhops.co.uk. Please let me know ASAP so I can book it.

I have booked our Christmas meal for Saturday 12th December at 1.30. The menus are just being printed so further details to follow.  There will be a list next month on the table.

If you are passionate about something and want the WI to consider it as a Resolution please let me know and I can give you the details.

 

 

Other upcoming events:

Milstead Church is having their Songs of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday 13th September. It would be lovely to see our members there.

If you are interested in the Preserves and Baking course please let me know so I can let Doreen Clark know.

East Kent are organising a Christmas Tree Festival at the Academy, Canterbury on Saturday 28th November from 10-3. See you East Kent news for details.

There will be a Centennial Fair at Harrogate International Centre on 3-6 September. Tickets are available from www.thewishow.com

We have been invited by Orlestone WI to their Centenary event at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch on 16th September 10.30-5.30. The cost is £12.50 which includes a ploughman’s and a pudding! There will be pig races, craft stalls, birds of prey, produce stalls and plants for sale.

Once again National is opening the head office in London to its members. The dates are Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November with two sessions 11-1.15pm and 2-4.15pm. If you are interested please let me know.

 East Kent is holding their Denman visit next year Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016. There are lots of courses on offer. If you are interested please ask me for the brochure.

A centenary walk has been organised for 5th October. Details in the East Kent news.

There is a visit to Denman College on Tuesday 1st September. It costs £45 and includes executive coach travel, corning coffee, lunch, guided tour and afternoon tea. The details are in the EK News.

 

Next month’s meeting will see Michelle from The Painted Pearl show us how to make a lampshade.

See you all Thursday 3rd September.

 

Words by Angela Coleman, Secretary

May 2015 Newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI Newsletter May 2015

If you weren’t able to join us last night you missed such a good evening. The speaker Ray Spiller took us through all the hits of the 50’s to the present peppered with some of the funniest jokes we have ever heard! We may have to have him again.

Some sad news is that several of our members have been very unwell lately. Jean Slate has had a nasty sudden operation and is recovering at home, Viv has had a digital cochlear implant and now has to wait 4 weeks before they turn it on and let’s pray she will be able to hear! Lastly Sue Pennells has had a dreadful accident in Cuba and has been flown home for surgery on her leg.  Our thoughts are with all these brave ladies and their families at these difficult times.

The result of our resolution meeting was that we were unanimously against the resolution but we have given Lyn discretion to vote as she thinks is appropriate at the AGM in the presence of the Her Majesty and the Princess Royal.

Orders are now being taken for the WI diary for 2016 £3.80, orders to Katy please.

Upcoming Milstead w Frinsted events:

The Rotary Club have their fashion show at Bredgar Village Hall on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm.

We are going to see Far From the Madding Crowd next Thursday 21st. the film starts at 8pm. If you would like to come contact myself or Barbara for a ticket £5.50 and for any further information.

We are meeting at Doddington Place for a talk on sweet peas and a walk around the gardens with lunch/afternoon tea on Wednesday 27th May at   10.30 see you there! We have places available still if you want to come.

Sue Porter is involved in a Food and Produce Fayre at Stockbury on 30th 11-4pm. Admission is free .there will be plants, meat, pies, cheese, olives, honey and so on.

Sunday 19th July is the Call the Midwife tour at Chatham dockyard it is booked but if you want to come please let Mandy know and she may be able to book another place.

Our Centenary Celebration will take place at Walmer Castle on Saturday 5th. We will be paying for the coach all you have to pay for is your entrance to the castle and/or gardens and lunch. Mandy needs final numbers as soon as possible as she wants to get it booked. Please come if you are able as it will be a brilliant day.  Plus ones are invited too. So there is no excuse!!

Friday 11th September will be our annual Beetle Drive; don’t forget to put the date in your diary as it really is a good evening!

The Top Team Quiz is the 14th September. For new members this is an inter-WI quiz. Four members of each WI form a team and take part in a quiz, round after round until there is a winner. Suffice to say we haven’t done particularly well in recent years so any new members are very welcome- please!!!! Don’t worry, we don’t take it too seriously.

Mandy is trying to book us a trip to Belmont House and Gardens next year as they couldn’t accommodate us this year.

 

Other upcoming events:

 

 

Lynsted with Teynham are having an Edinburgh Woollen Mills fashion show on 20th May at 2pm Teynham VH. Admission £2.50.  Ann and Dawn are going so if you would like to join them please let me know and I can get you a ticket.

Faversham WI is holding a talk at the Fleur de Lys Hall, Faversham on the Magna Carta as part of the 800 year celebration. The date is 26th May with 2 sessions at 1pm or 3pm. The cost is £5. There will be sandwiches and scones, cakes and tea/coffee. The exhibition is on next door at the Alexander Centre. If you are interested please let me know ASAP as we only have 2 tickets left.

June 10th is the date for the Group lunch at Hempstead House. I have the menus and money for the ladies who have already expressed an interest but I still have 3 places left. So if you would like to come please let me know ASAP.

Tunstall WI is celebrating their 50th birthday with an afternoon tea on Saturday 20th June 3pm to 6pm. They will be planting 2 centenary roses and entertainment is the Sittingbourne Wind Ensemble. If you are interested please let me know.

Lynsted w Frinsted are organising an annual outing to Finchcocks Musical Museum in Goudhurst on Wednesday 8th July. Departing 10.15 -4.30. The cost is £20 which includes tour of house, garden and a musical recital. We need to reply ASAP.

They are also arranging an acrylic art course 15th, 29th July and 12th august £20 for all materials. It’s at the Community Hall in Teynham, please let me know if you are interested.

East Kent are organising a Christmas Tree Festival at the Academy, Canterbury on Saturday 28th November from 10-3. Further details to follow.

There will be a Centennial Fair at Harrogate International Centre on 3-6 September. Tickets are available from www.thewishow.com

We have been invited by Orlestone WI to their Centenary event at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch on 16th September 10.30-5.30. The cost is £12.50 which includes a ploughman’s and a pudding! There will be pig races, craft stalls, birds of prey, produce stalls and plants for sale. If you are interested please let me know so I can give them numbers.

Once again National is opening the head office in London to its members. The dates are Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November with two sessions 11-1.15pm and 2-4.15pm. If you are interested please let me know.

 East Kent is holding their Denman visit next year Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016. There are lots of courses on offer. If you are interested please ask me for the brochure.

A centenary walk has been organised for 5th October. Details in the East Kent news.

There is a visit to Denman College on Tuesday 1st September. It costs £45 and includes executive coach travel, corning coffee, lunch, guided tour and afternoon tea. The details are in the EK News. But if any of you ladies are interested please let me know as I would like to go.

If you didn’t take a leaflet for the WI bulb scheme please look out for one next month. They are supplied by deJager Bulbs suppliers to The Prince of Wales and they give a percentage of all orders to the WI. I have to place the order next month so please fill in the order form and return it to me at next month’s meeting.

 

Next month’s meeting is Thursday 4th June. We have a lady coming to demonstrate sugar craft from the Sugarcraft Guild. Lyn will be at the AGM on the same day!

Words by Angela Coleman, Secretary

April 2015 Newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI Newsletter April 2015

 

Hope you all enjoyed this month’s entertainment – she is a very good speaker and always has something extra to say!

For those of you who enjoyed it she is at the Marlowe Theatre on 21st June ‘up close and personal with Mandy Winters’. A Father’s day treat maybe!

 

Our upcoming events:

 

Our next meeting is our Resolution meeting, hopefully you were able to take the resolution notes and have thought about your views. We also have a speaker The Music Charts 1952-now. Please note the date Thursday 14th May.

The Rotary Club have their fashion show at Bredgar Village Hall on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm.

We are meeting at Doddington Place for a talk on sweet peas and a walk around the gardens with lunch/afternoon tea on Wednesday 27th May at   10.30 see you there!

If anyone is interested in going to Cineworld to watch the AGM live on Thursday 4th June please let me know ASAP.

Sunday 19th July is the Call the Midwife tour at Chatham dockyard.

Friday 11th September will be our annual Beetle Drive; don’t forget to put the date in your diary as it really is a good evening!

Other events:

Lynsted with Teynham are having an Edinburgh Woollen Mills fashion show on 20th May at 2pm Teynham VH. Admission £2.50

Faversham WI is holding a talk at the Fleur de Lys Hall, Faversham on the Magna Carta as part of the 800 year celebration. The date is 26th May with 2 sessions at 1pm or 3pm. The cost is £5. There will be sandwiches and scones, cakes and tea/coffee. The exhibition is on next door at the Alexander Centre. If you are interested please let me know as they have limited tickets.

June 10th is the date for the Group lunch at Hempstead House. Menus and time to follow.

East Kent are organising a Summer Fete on the 13th June. Further details later.

There will be a Centennial  Fair at Harrogate International Centre on 3-6 September. Tickets are available from www.thewishow.com

We have been invited by Orlestone WI to their Centenary event at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch on 16th September 10.30-5.30. The cost is £12.50 which includes a ploughman’s and a pudding! There will be pig races, craft stalls, birds of prey, produce stalls and plants for sale. If you are interested please let me know so I can give them numbers.

Once again National is opening the head office in London to its members. The dates are Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November with two sessions 11-1.15pm and 2-4.15pm. If you are interested please let me know.

As Lyn mentioned last week East Kent are holding their Denman visit next year Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016. There are lots of courses on offer. If you are interested please ask me for the brochure.

 

If you didn’t take a leaflet for the WI bulb scheme please look out for one next month. They are supplied by deJager Bulbs suppliers to The Prince of Wales and they give a percentage of all orders to the WI.

 

Next month’s hostesses are Di, Dilys and Valerie Hemsley Flint.

 

By Angela Colema

Secretary

Shelter Box

 

Thursday 5th March

 

We had a very interesting talk by Steve Wood from Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary club about Shelter Boxes.

Shelter Box supply emergency supplies to countries hit by disaster.

shelter boxes

 

If you would like more information or donate to shelter box,  the website address is www.shelterbox.org

March 2015 Newsletter

 

 

Once again welcome to two new members, look forward to seeing you both next month. Hope you got the gist of everything that was going on, it will all make sense eventually. But please ask if there is anything you are unsure about.

The Coffee Morning at Frinsted VH is in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Please come along on the 7th March from 10.00-12.00 and support your WI and this worthwhile charity. It is our turn to man the cake stall so we need donations of cakes and any good quality bric-a-brac.

Please try to come along to our quiz night, as Lyn said it is a big fundraiser for us but most of all a lot of fun. For just £7 you get a good quiz and a lovely supper. Try to get as many as you can together but if you can’t please come along and join a team. The date is 27th March 7 for 7.30pm. Bring your own drink.

Outings in date order:

20th May 7pm – Fashion Show at Bredgar VH. Tickets £7 from Mandy

27th May time to be confirmed – a tour of Doddington Place House and Gardens plus a talk from Philip Johnson from Johnson’s on Growing Sweet Peas. The cost is £5 plus £5.99 for a cream tea.

16th June 2pm at Faversham – a visit to see the Magna Carta in historic Faversham, for further details see www.magnacarta800th.com. This exhibition is free.

20th June – we are going to Walmer Castle for a tour and afternoon tea by coach to celebrate the WI’s centenary. Times and price to follow but we would really like to fill the 33 seater coach that we are booking. We will be paying for the coach. Partners or friends are welcome although there may be a charge depending on numbers. This will be a fantastic day and the more of us the more fun we will have!

19th July Sunday 11.30am – a tour of ‘Call the Midwife’ at Historic Dockyard Chatham £12.  If you haven’t already put your name on the list hurry up as the places are going fast!

September date of be confirmed – a visit to Belmont House and Gardens. If you are interested please let Mandy or myself know.

 

Other dates for your diary:

The ACM 2015 will be on Wednesday 25th March at Margate and promises to be an excellent day.

There will be an audition day for speakers at Bobbing VH Monday 13th April with the morning session starting at 10.30am – pay on the day.

Spring Garden Day 15th April at Canterbury Academy £10 per person.

Group meeting 16th April at 7.30pm at Rodmersham VH. This is open to all and is just £1.50. The entertainment will be Morris Dancers. Joyce has said she will make an Easter Bonnet for the competition. Well done Joyce.

Resolution debate and lunch at Chartham VH £5, closing date 27th March. This should be a lively debate and an excellent chance to find out more about this important part of the WI’s role in politics.

Wednesday 10th June Hempstead House lunch more details to follow. If you are interested please give Angela your name.

If the new ladies want to know any more about these dates please ring either myself or Mandy (07729828959 or 07930190436)

Other information

East Kent Federation are asking members to look in their cupboards and donate any unused , unwanted craft items, sewing items, materials, crocheting, knitting, wool, threads, anything you bought but never used. They can make good use of it. You can either take it into Canterbury to the office or if you bring it in to us we can take it there.

If you haven’t paid your subs can you please send a cheque to Katie ASAP. The booklets and programme cards are all ready and the sooner we can get this done the sooner we can update our member list.

Barbara will be arranging another film night soon – watch this space.

Please bring in any unwanted new items /gifts you have for our raffle. These can be brought it any meeting and given to Denise.

The lucky winner of the Buckingham Palace place is Jean Parkin, one of our new ladies. Details of travel will follow Jean.

IMPORTANT next month’s meeting is on the second Thursday the 9th April.

Please all check out the new website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk

Next month the speaker is Mandy Winters – not to be missed!!! It’s called ‘my life in show business ‘and is a really good laugh.

 

 

By Angela Coleman

Secretary

January 2015 Newsletter

New Year 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year ladies

First of all we would all like to wish Joyce a very speedy recovery, sorry to hear that you’ve not been well.
Dates for your diaries:

  • Thursday 29th January 2-4pm Afternoon Tea £10 all proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease. Angela’s House 07729828959 or 01795 522648
  • Saturday 31st January wine and wisdom at Teynham VH, details from Elaine Broad
  • Thursday 19th February 19.30 Bapchild and Tonge WI birthday party, if you are interested please let Angela know.
  • Saturday 7th March 10.30-12.30 Frinsted Coffee Morning at Frinsted VH all proceeds to Motor Neurone Charity, please bring friends along.
  • Saturday 7th March Have a Go Day at Chartham VH £5.
  • Wednesday 25th March ACM Margate – 10.15 -15.45 at the Winter Gardens.
  • Friday March 27th is our quiz night. Please support this; it is good fun and a good fund raiser for your WI. You can either join a team or bring your own team.
  • Wednesday 10th June Hempstead House lunch.
  • Saturday 13th June details to follow. East Kent celebration of WI centenary.
  • Saturday 20th June our trip to Walmer Castle for afternoon tea on a coach. This will be a day for partners as well.

Please bring in any unwanted Christmas presents for raffle prizes, and don’t forget our trading table is for your use. If you have any goods you would like to sell please bring them in and place on table for sale. You can either donate proceeds to WI or pay 10% to WI and keep the rest!!!

If you bought a Centenary Mug can you please bring it in to next month’s meeting, or pass to Angela, to be returned and replaced.
Lastly if you have any manicure/pedicure items (in perfect condition) that you do not want, please bring in to next month’s meeting or pass to Angela asap for our basket for the ACM. If any of you feel creative and want to make a basket that would be wonderful too.

Next month’s meeting is February 5th where Sue will be showing us quilling, and we can hopefully have a go ourselves.
See you all then
Hostesses are Pat, Alison and Mandy.

By Angela Coleman

Secretary

February 2015 Newsletter

Sorry we had to rush things tonight but we have a lot of exciting outings and things to look forward to this year.

Welcome to our two new members, look forward to seeing you both next month.

Bapchild WI is having their birthday party 19th February at 14.30 (that’s 2.30 in old money) if anyone else would like to come with us please let me know ASAP.

The Coffee Morning at Frinsted VH is in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Please come along on the 7th March from 10.30-12.30 and support your WI and this worthwhile charity. It is our turn to man the cake stall so we need donations of cakes and any good quality bric-a-brac. If you can’t come please bring your donations along to the meeting on 5th March.

Please try to come along to our quiz night, as Lyn said it is a big fundraiser for us but most of all a lot of fun. For just £7 you get a good quiz and a lovely supper. Try to get as many as you can together but if you can’t please come along and join a team. The date is 27th March 7 for 7.30pm. Bring your own drink.

BBC1 this Monday 9th at 19.30 – Inside Out will feature the East Kent Baton journey.

Outings in date order:

20th February 2pm – Rodmersham Coffee shop. Please let me know if you are coming so I can give numbers to Paula.

6th April Easter Monday 1pm – a visit to Jane Wilcocks’ Spring Garden, suggested donations of £5 to the Pilgrims Hospice, tea and cake weather permitting.

20th May 7pm – Fashion Show at Bredgar VH. Tickets £7 from Mandy or Denise.

27th May time to be confirmed – a tour of Doddington Place House and Gardens plus a talk from Philip Johnson from Johnson’s on Growing Sweet Peas. The cost is £5 plus £5.99 for a cream tea.

16th June 2pm at Faversham – a visit to see the Magna Carta in historic Faversham, for further details see www.magnacarta800th.com. This exhibition is free.

20th June – we are going to Walmer Castle for a tour and afternoon tea by coach to celebrate the WI’s centenary. Times and price to follow but we would really like to fill the 33 seater coach that we are booking. We will be paying for the coach. Partners or friends are welcome although there may be a charge depending on numbers. This will be a fantastic day and the more of us the more fun we will have!

19th July Sunday 11.30am – a tour of ‘Call the Midwife’ at Historic Dockyard Chatham £12.  If you haven’t already put your name on the list hurry up as the places are going fast!

September date of be confirmed – a visit to Belmont House and Gardens. If you are interested please let Mandy or myself know.

 

Other dates for your diary:

Have a go day Saturday 7th March at Chartham VH is just £5 per person.

The ACM 2015 will be on Wednesday 25th March at Margate and promises to be an excellent day. Tickets should arrive soon.

There will be an audition day for speakers at Bobbing VH Monday 13th April with the morning session starting at 10.30am – pay on the day.

Spring Garden Day 15th April at Canterbury Academy £10 per person.

Group meeting 16th April at 7.30pm at Rodmersham VH. This is open to all and is just £1.50. The entertainment will be Morris Dancers. Joyce has said she will make an Easter Bonnet for the competition. Well done Joyce.

Resolution debate and lunch at Chartham VH £5, closing date 27th March. This should be a lively debate and an excellent chance to find out more about this important part of the WI’s role in politics.

Other information

East Kent Federation are asking members to look in their cupboards and donate any unused , unwanted craft items, sewing items, materials, crocheting, knitting, wool, threads, anything you bought but never used. They can make good use of it. You can either take it into Canterbury to the office or if you bring it in to us we can take it there.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a bursary to Denman College just put £1 in an envelope clearly marked with your name and name of our WI and we will take it to the ACM in March.

If you haven’t paid your subs can you please send a cheque to Katie ASAP. The booklets and programme cards are all ready and the sooner we can get this done the sooner we can update our member list.

If any of you have any ideas for stretching £20 as far as it will go please let myself or Lyn know. The idea is that EK give each WI £20 and the WI uses that money and makes it go further. So far an idea of a raffle has been put forward.

We are starting a WI film club (as well as our Book Club). We will be using the cinema in Sittingbourne or Faversham. Barbara will organise the first trip and we will see how it goes from there. I for one will be going! If you are interested can you please let me or Barbara know?

Well I think that is it, apart from a huge thanks to Sue for the cards, I don’t know where she gets the patience or time to cut out all those tiny pieces of paper. Thanks Sue.

Next month Thursday 5th March we have Steve Wood coming to talk about the Shelter Boxes.

The hostesses are Andrea, Sue Pennells and Barbara (is that right Barbara?).

See you for coffee on the 20th at Rodmersham.

 

By Angela Coleman

Secretary

 

 

Welcome To The Blog and News Page

Welcome to the blog page. This page is to give you updates and information about events we have attended.

Last year we had quite a few trips out to various places

We had a backstage tour of the royal Opera House in London. We hired a local mini bus, driven by one of our members husband. Had a very informative tour of the Royal Opera house. visiting rehearsals, props department and the amazing auditorium. We followed this by a lunch in Covent Garden

The also had a river boat trip on the Kentish Lady river boat. 20 people met on a lovely summers evening and boarded the boat at the Archbishops Palace, where we had a fish and chip supper. The trip lasted a couple of hours traveling along the river to Teston Lock.

Also during the summer we had a tour of Whitstable Castle. Another lovely sunny day and a very interesting tour of Whitstable Castle followed by afternoon tea in their tea shop.

7th March 2015 – Coffee morning Frinsted village Hall

On Saturday 7th March a coffee morning was held at Frinsted Village Hall. This was in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The sunshine bought out lots of people as the event was well attended.
From the sale of bric a brac, teas, Raffle and the cake stall we raised £313.18

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Here are some of our committee members helping out on the cake stall.