Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

december 2018.


What a brilliant meeting this week, sorry that some of you weren’t well enough or otherwise busy, but it was a great atmosphere. Helped no doubt by the Prosecco. Huge thanks to Mandy and Sue for the fabulous food too.  Followed by the Christmas meal yesterday, we have had a great week. Kevin at the Plough said we are the nicest group he has, probably why he gave us the yummy blackberry vodkas!!

I just went to see the Tunstall Christmas Tree Festival. It gives me great hope to see such creativity and generosity of time and effort. People are still engaged and passionate about our lovely part of Kent.  Well done Mandy and the girls who helped her. Our tree was beautifully elegant.

New Leaf Support was hugely grateful for the generous donation of food and she was taking it to two ladies that have just moved in. They are such a great Charity and she appreciates our support. Thank you girls.

Seven of us are off to Hornbrook Manor to make our wreaths on Wednesday. I am sure there will be photos !

The membership fees are due in January, if you didn’t pay this month you can send a cheque made payable to Milstead with Frinsted WI for £42 to 11 Shurland Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4QT. Dilys needs to get the membership sorted out before she goes on holiday, so if you can pay her asap that will really help.

Teresa Clark and Lindsey Kite will not be renewing their membership this year as they both have a lot of other things that they are involved in. We have loved having you and wish you all the best. You would be warmly welcomed back if you ever find the time.

The January meeting takes place on the second Thursday, the 10th. We will be playing a fun game of bingo with a fish and chip supper. If you have not put your name on the list can you please do it ASAP so I can order?  The cost is £5. If you do not want to eat that is absolutely fine too.

Next year our Group of WI’s are planning a Centenary lunch on July 16th. I know it is a long way off but the Presidents group need an idea of numbers. It will probably be at Upchurch Golf Club.

The committee thought it would be nice to have a Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall on Tuesday 12th February at 1pm. We are charging just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as February can be a long dreary month. Please can you let Marcelle have numbers ASAP?

Our annual Quiz Night will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30pm. This is a great night at just £7.50 a head which includes a great supper. Friends and family are all welcome, but if it is just you there will be a team you can join.

If you would like to join us on a tour of the Marlowe theatre on Friday February 15th at 11.30 I need to know ASAP as they have limited places. £15 includes a cream tea.

The first walk of the year will start at the Village hall at 1pm on Thursday 17th January. We will walk to Rodmersham Coffee Shop and back, but there will be cars there if you want to drive back. Also if you want to meet us there that would be great too. Please let Donna know if you are joining us.

Lynsted w Teynham have invited us to their birthday party on the 6th February at 2pm.

Can you please look at the Resolutions that are suggested on P24 in your WI life and decide which one you believe that the WI can achieve the most with? Please bring your slip to Januarys meeting, if you forget there will be slips available. This is a really important part of the WI and I will represent you at the AGM in June to vote on the selected resolution.

Lastly if you are interested in seeing Brendan Cole at the Marlowe on Thursday 21st March £37 please let me know so I can book.

Happy Christmas to every one of you and your families. I wish you all love, happiness, health and peace and can’t wait to see you all in the New Year.

Upcoming dates.


12th Dec         Christmas Wreath workshop at Hornbrook Manor Farm Woodchurch 10.30

10th January             Bingo and fish and chips Monthly meeting

17th January             Walk to Rodmersham Coffee shop

12th February           Soup and sandwich 1pm £3 open to all

6th February             Lynsted w Teynham Party 2pm

15th February          tour of Marlowe theatre 11.30 £15

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

21st March                Brendan Cole Marlowe

29th March               quiz night 7.30 £7.50

4th April                     Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

5th June                     Annual Meeting Bournemouth

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

16th July                     Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

10th Oct                     Group meeting Tunstall 7.45pm

Words by Angela Coleman