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 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

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