July 2015 Newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI Newsletter July 2015


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

Upcoming Milstead w Frinsted events:

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 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. If you would like to be on the team please let me know.

Mandy is trying to book us a trip to Belmont House and Gardens next year.


Other upcoming events:


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

Our August 6th meeting is the programme planning meeting. We really need your input, what do you want to do at the monthly meeting? do you have any good ideas for speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, fun evenings?  as the saying goes ‘it’s what you make it’.

I have booked the Fire Brigade to come and give us a talk on fire safety afterwards as an incentive for attending!!!!

Look forward to seeing you all there.


Words by Angela Coleman, Secretary