NEWS/SPEAKERS

SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2019.

 

What a fun meeting! Huge thank you to Mandy and Kate for stepping in at the last minute and providing absolutely everything needed. The marshmallow idea is something I am stealing. Well done girls.

Also a huge well done to the ladies who submitted items for the WI entry at the Flower Show and the top quiz team – we won both!!!

We are visiting Shepherd Neame for a tour and a 2 course meal on Wednesday 9th October at 6.30pm.. The price is £32.50. If you aren’t on the list but fancy coming can you call me please. I may still be able to book another place or two.

Similarly the trip to the Great Danes for a Christmas Beatles lunch is booked but I may be able to add to the booking. It costs £30 for a 3 course meal and entertainment. At present there are 5 of us going – Marcelle, Lynne, Barbara, Karen and myself.

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.

Unfortunately we had to postpone the Hot Potato lunch on 3rd September. There was not enough interest to make it worthwhile this time so we will reschedule later in the year. Please let your friends and neighbours know as it is open to everybody.

Our Christmas lunch will be on Saturday 7th December 1pm at the George Newnham. If your name isn’t on the list either add it next month or just let me know. I will have the menus soon.

We have Bingo with Brogdale sausage and mash 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! At present we do not have many names on the list; please let us know ASAP as this is a brilliant evening.

On Friday 4th at 11am Vena will be teaching us some Tai Chi at Frinsted Village Hall. This is free and open to all members. If you are not sure where or how to get there we can meet you at Milstead village hall. This will be a great morning.

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

Next month we are asking for nominations for members of the committee. You can nominate others or yourself. We would really like to see some new members; we only meet 6 evenings a year and have a good laugh. Please consider it.

See you all next month October 3rd, we have a lady showing us how to line dance! Obviously you do not have to participate – it will be fun watching I’m sure!

 

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

 

19th September      Rodmersham Green birthday party 7.30

20th September      Bingo and sausage and mash

24th September      Penshurst Place –see Marcelle

3rd October            monthly meeting Line Dancing Carol Fox

4th October              Tai Chi at Frinsted VH 11am FREE

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

8th Oct                       Borden Birthday Party 2.15pm

9th Oct                       Brewery Tour 6.30pm

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

26th October            Horticultural Society annual dinner

2nd December         East Kent Winter Wonderland lunch Margate

3rd 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

President

AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER

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 www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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

President

JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

June 2019.

 

I hope you all enjoyed Belinda’s inspiring story. Huckleberry Farm is a really natural setting and I love it! Great place to take children but maybe we should have a WI trip there!

So lovely to see so many happy faces last night and great to see Valerie too.

Next week Tuesday11th June 7 of us are going for lunch at Old Weavers House then taking a boat down the river in Canterbury. We are meeting at 12.30. If you fancy joining us it’s not too late.

The trip to Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm is all paid up, but I can still add names if you are interested.  The price is £11 for concessions with £6.50 for tea and cake

Our Annual Garden Party will take place on Thursday July 4th in Janice’s garden. We have a great entertainer and a BBQ. If your name is not on the list can you please let Marcelle know ASAP as we need to cater for the event? Also please note that we have had to rescind our invitation to husbands. Sorry for the confusion! You will need to bring a plate, bowl, cutlery, glass and a drink (plus a garden chair if you have one and are able to carry it).

The Bredgar Group lunch on July 11th at Upchurch Golf Club is all paid for.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is £15 .I believe that Vena will be demonstrating Tai-Chi at the party. There are details in your WI magazine.

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, I have had to change the proposed date.

We are visiting the Great Danes for a Christmas Beatles lunch; the price is £30 for a 3 course meal and entertainment. Could you please pay Dilys when you next see her so we can make a group booking before all the tickets go?

The Art Course is now booked for 8 people on Monday 10th, 17th and 24th June. Don’t forget to bring £15 along on Monday.  Should be interesting!

The Frinsted Coffee morning is on Saturday July 6th 10.30-12.00. We need cakes, brick a brac, tombola prizes, plants and people to help us again. If you are free to help could you please let me know?

Milstead Church is organising a summer event with the Maypole Minstrels singing. This takes place on July 13th starting at 6.30 for 7pm. The cost is £10 and includes a pimms and light supper. Please see Janice for tickets (or let me know). Please support our lovely church and come along and meet friends.

The next Horticultural Society event is a trip to Wisley on 21st July.  Well worth joining!

The film group are seeing Collette on 21st June at the Avenue theatre at 7.45pm. Please let Barbara know if you are coming.

The committee are organising a village get together later in the year, 15th October at 1pm. We will provide a light lunch for £3. This is open to everybody in or around the village; the last one was a lovely afternoon.

We will be having our Christmas lunch on Saturday 7th December 1pm at the George Newnham

There will be a social morning in Milstead village hall next Saturday 15th from 11-2. There will be plants available too.

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.

Look forward to seeing you all at Janice’s house, Rose Cottage, next month with your plates, glass, cutlery and drinks! Let’s all cross our fingers and pray for sun!

 

 

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

10th June                   Art course 7pm MVH.              

11th June                   River trip Canterbury 12.30 for lunch then 2.30

15th June                   Milstead social 11-2pm.

21st June                   Collette Avenue Theatre 7.45pm

2nd July                      Provender House 2.30pm

4th July                       Garden Party Rose Cottage 7.30pm

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

11th July                    Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

13th July                    Church summer event 6.30 for 7pm tickets from Janice

22nd July                    Garden Party St Edmunds School

17th August              HS Flower Show

19th September      Rodmersham Green birthday party 7.30

20th September      Bingo and sausage and mash

24th September      Penshurst Place –see Marcelle

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

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

15th Oct                     Village get together 1pm

18th Oct                     Tour Shepherd Neame and dinner

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

7th Dec                       Christmas lunch

 

Words by Angela Coleman – President

MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

may 2019.

 

‘Many hands make light work’. Well done ladies the bouquets are really beautiful.  Thank you all so much.

It was another lovely evening and wonderful to see more ladies joining us.

I hope the resolution part wasn’t too much, but I think it is vital that we take part in the resolution process and make our voices heard. I will take your votes to Bournemouth and report back to you next month.

Our deepest condolences go to Valerie on the loss of her husband George.  Sending you all of our love Val.

We have had another very busy month and there are still more fun events coming up:

On 11th June 2pm we are taking a river trip in Canterbury (unless it is torrential rain) and will meet at 12.00 for lunch first. If you want to join us just let me know.

We are visiting Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm for a guided tour with tea and cake (optional). The price is £11 for concessions with £6.50 for tea and cake. If your name is down and you have not managed to pay me can you please do so by next month?

Our Annual Garden Party will take place on Thursday July 4th in Janice’s garden. We will have a great entertainer and a BBQ. Husbands are invited too. Please put your name on the list indicating if your husband is coming and whether you are bring a salad or desert.

The Bredgar Group lunch on July 11th at Upchurch Golf Club needs to be paid for and I need your menu choices. Please make cheques payable to Bredgar Group WI for £21 if you have paid your deposit or £26 if not.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is £15 .I believe that Vena will be demonstrating Tai-Chi at the party. There are details in your WI magazine.

I am trying to book a tour of Shepherd Neame brewery after the 9th October. If you are interested please let me know.

I am also enquiring to see who would be interested in a Christmas Party night at the Great Danes (it’s called Christmas Beatles) 3 or 4th December £30 for a 3 course meal.

The Art Course is now booked for 8 people on Monday 10th, 17th and 24th June.

The Frinsted Coffee morning is on Saturday July 6th 10.30-12.00. We need cakes, brick a brac, tombola prizes, plants and people to help us again. If you are free to help could you please let me know?

The next Horticultural Society event is ‘Cheese and wine’ at Torry Hill 7th June then a trip to Wisley on 21st July.  Well worth joining!

There are two upcoming films Rocket Man at Faversham on 22nd May and Collette 21st June at the Avenue theatre both start at 7.45pm. Please let me know if you are coming to the first and Barbara for the second film.

Next month we have Belinda Neal talking about her Huckleberry Micro Adventures!!!! Look forward to seeing you all then.

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

22nd May                  Rocket Man Faversham Cinema 7.45pm

5th June                     Annual Meeting Bournemouth

10th June                   Art course 7pm MVH.              

11th June                   River trip Canterbury 12 for lunch then 2.30

21st June                   Collette Avenue Theatre 7.45pm

2nd July                      Provender House 2.30pm

4th July                       Garden Party Rose Cottage 7.30pm

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

11th July                    Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

13th July                    Church summer event 6.30 for 7pm tickets from Janice

22nd July                    Garden Party St Edmunds School

17th August              HS Flower Show

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

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

 3 or 4th Dec             Great Danes Lunch and Christmas Beetles

 

Words by Angela Coleman

President

APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

APRIL 2019.

 

What an evening! A huge thank you to the committee for working so hard to make last night run smoothly.  We had a lot of visitors from the other Group WI’s plus a President from Graveney WI. I hope you all enjoyed the speaker and the Minstrels. I was mesmerised by the Schoolgirls War, so interesting. There were also a lot of new ladies wishing to join our happy ranks. I know we will make them all welcome. The more the merrier!

It has been a busy month. Ten ladies went to the ACM at Folkestone, in what was East Kent’s Centenary. We all had a really good day – apart from me – I got a parking ticket!!! Prue Leith was very easy to listen to, she has had a very full career so far, and she is just 79! She told us that her grandmother advised her to spend as much as possible on glasses as that is what people see when they look at you!

There are 16 of us going to the George Newnham this Sunday, if your name isn’t down but you would like to come please call me.

The soup and sandwich afternoon was a great success and certainly something we can build upon. We hope to organise another later in the year. It was a nice relaxed hour or two to chat and socialise. Another big thank you to the committee who made the soup and sandwiches and a nice profit too!

A few of us went to the Criterion Theatre, Bluetown last month to watch a Rodgers and Hammerstein show. Such lovely music with a lovely cream tea!

Finally last month we held our Quiz Night. It was a fantastic quiz with gorgeous food; we all had a brilliant laugh! If you have not been to one before look out for next March!

Here are the upcoming events:

Painters Forstal w Selling WI have invited us to their birthday party on Tuesday April 16th 2pm. This takes place at Eastling VH. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to go.

This month’s film will be Fisherman’s Friend showing at Faversham cinema Wednesday 1st May at 7.45pm. Please reserve your place with Barbara on 07986 840409

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

On 11th June 2pm we are planning to take a river trip in Canterbury, please let us know if you are interested.

We are visiting Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm for a guided tour with tea and cake (optional). The price is £11 for concessions with £6.50 for tea and cake. I will collect the money in May.

Our Annual Garden Party will take place on Thursday July 4th in Janice’s garden. We will have a great entertainer and a BBQ. Husbands are invited too. Please put the date in your diaries and pray for sunshine!!

The Bredgar Group of WI’s are celebrating East Kent’s Centenary on July 11th at Upchurch Golf Club. The cost is £26 for three courses. I have a menu but won’t gather choices until later. Please note the change of date if you have put your name down. We need a £5 deposit at the April meeting. Pam Draper hasn’t had much of a response. If the event is cancelled we will still go out on that day, so keep it in your diaries.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is £15 .I believe that Vena will be demonstrating Tai-Chi at the party and there are lots of things going on.

I have enquired at Shepherd Neame about the cost of a tour and dinner on October 9th at 11.45. Before I book I need to see who is interested and if I can drum up interest elsewhere to make the numbers up. Please let me know if you fancy it.

I am also enquiring to see who would be interested in a Christmas Party night at the Great Danes (it’s called Christmas Beatles) 2/3/4th December £30 for a 3 course meal. We would need to book early.

The Art Course is now booked for 6 people on Monday 10th, 17th and 24th June 7-9pm. Helen Neaves assures me that by the end of the third week you will all be able to draw! Some members have put their names down but if you haven’t got round to it but are interested please let me know.

At next month’s meeting 9th May we will be making small posies to distribute to the residents of Elvy Court Care home. Could you all please bring in a small bunch of flowers, and if a couple of ladies could bring in some greenery that would be great. You do not need to have any talent. This is something we do to spread a little happiness and to show that people do care.

The Coffee mornings have recommenced at Frinsted on the first Saturday in the month. Next month’s date is Saturday 4th May We will be raising money for the Freedom Project on Saturday July 6th 10.30-12.00. This is a charity which fosters dogs when a family need to go to a domestic violence refuge. We will need cakes, brick a brac, tombola prizes, and people to help us again. If you are free to help could you please let me know?

The Horticultural Society has a great year planned. You do not need to be particularly green fingered, just interested. If you would like to join at the cost of £3.50 see Jenny. There is a plant sale on Saturday 27th April, a trip to Hole Park Rolveden 5th May, Cheese and wine at Torry Hill 7th June and a trip to Wisley on 21st July.  Well done Jenny!

Looking forward to seeing you all next month Thursday May 9th, don’t forget your flowers!

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

 

7th April                    Sunday lunch at the George Newnham 1pm

10th April                  Spring garden day see EK News for details

15th April                  Resolution discussion and lunch Chartham VH

16th April                  Painter’s Forstal WI party Eastling VH 2pm

1st May                      Fisherman’s Friend Faversham Cinema 7.45 – see Barbara

8th May                     Eltham Palace

9th May                     Monthly meeting MVH.

5th June                     Annual Meeting Bournemouth

10th June                   Art course 7pm MVH.              

11th June                   River trip Canterbury

2nd July                      Provender House 2.30pm

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

11th July                    Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

22nd July                    Garden Party St Edmunds School

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

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

 10th Oct                    Group meeting Tunstall 7.45pm

 

Words by Angela Coleman

President

 

MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

MARCH 2019.

 

What a lovely evening again. The ‘mudwrestlers’ were so interesting!!! Sad how much mental health is a big part of their work. Something that hadn’t occurred to me! Very brave men, what would this country be without volunteers!

Once again so nice to see so many new visitors, we must be doing something right!  I know you will make them really welcome.

Another huge thank you to Jackie for the gorgeous pennant to represent MwF on the East Kent Centenary bunting. A deserved winner of Woman of the Month!

We send out a newsletter as on the night all the dates and events get a bit confusing. If you are interested in finding out about any of the events just call me on 07729828959.

Here are the upcoming events:

Tonight is the Annual meeting of the Horticultural Society. IF you aren’t a member it is just £3.50 per person to join and they organise great events and trips. This year they are going to Wisley on 21st July. Please come along and see what they do, you don’t need to be a brilliant gardener! Further details from Jenny Harper.

Our Craft Club will meet next Wednesday at Joyce’s house. They will be making Iris folded Easter cards. They meet 1pm-3.30pm. Please feel free to come along and see what they are doing. You do not need to be ‘crafty’ as Sue and Lynne will show everybody what to do.

Jo Arnell from Hornbrook Manor has a pruning workshop on Saturday 16th March. It is from 10-12.30 and costs just £20. If you would like to go please let me know. Her workshops are really fun and she is very knowledgeable. If you want more details just call me.

We are serving Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall on Tuesday 19th March at 1pm for just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as winter can be long and dreary. Please can you let anyone on the committee know if you are coming and how many guests you are bringing with you? All are welcome.

We are visiting the Criterion at Bluetown on Wednesday 20th March 2pm to see Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cost is 25 pounds which includes an afternoon tea. Please let me know ASAP if you want to join us, we can always arrange a life if needed. At present there are four ladies going Barbara, Lynne, Valerie and me but there is room for more.

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, you do not need a table or team as you can join a table. If you have not been before it really is great fun!

 

We are going to the George Newnham on Sunday 7th April for lunch, husbands or friends are welcome. We will meet there for 1pm. If your name isn’t on the list just let me know.

There is a spring gardening day at the Canterbury Academy on April 10th with some interesting speakers. I am going if anybody wants to come with me. It is 10.15-3.30 and £12.

Painters Forstal w Selling WI have invited us to their birthday party on Tuesday April 16th 2pm. This takes place at Eastling VH. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to go.

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

On 11th June 2pm we are planning to take a river trip in Canterbury, please let us know if you are interested.

We are visiting Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm for a guided tour with tea and cake (optional). The price is £11 for concessions with £6.50 for tea and cake. I will collect the money in May.

Our Annual Garden Party will take place on Thursday July 4th in Janice’s garden. We will have a great entertainer and a BBQ. Husbands are invited too. Please put the date in your diaries and pray for sunshine!!

The Bredgar Group of WI’s are celebrating East Kent’s Centenary on July 11th at Upchurch Golf Club. The cost is £26 for three courses. Please note the change of date if you have put your name down. We need a £5 deposit at the April meeting.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is £15 .I believe that Vena will be demonstrating Tai-Chi at the party and there are lots of things going on.

I have enquired at Shepherd Neame about the cost of a tour and dinner on October 9th at 11.45. Before I book I need to see who is interested and if I can drum up interest elsewhere to make the numbers up. Please let me know if you fancy it.

I am also enquiring to see who would be interested in a Christmas Party night at the Great Danes (it’s called Christmas Beatles) 2/3/4/5th December £30 for a 3 course meal. We would need to book early.

The Art Course is provisionally booked for 6 people on Monday 10th, 17th and 24th June 7-9pm. Helen Neaves assures me that by the end of the third week you will all be able to draw! Can you let me know ASAP if you are interested as numbers need to be kept to 6?

We will be distributing small posies in May to show that we care about people, the idea started a few years ago and it ties in with the Alleviating Loneliness resolution which is at the heart of the WI. I need flowers and people to make the posies plus an idea of where we could deliver them! I will make the arrangements.   Volunteers please!

The Coffee mornings have recommenced at Frinsted on the first Saturday in the month. We will be raising money for the Freedom Project on Saturday July 6th 10.30-12.00. This is a charity which fosters dogs when a family need to go to a domestic violence refuge. We will need cakes, brick a brac, tombola prizes, and people to help us again.

East Kent Federation have organised a lunch where the proposed resolution is discussed at length. This is to help members decide which way they will vote. We will be informed of the chosen resolution for 2019 very soon. I will be attending with Marcelle and Jean. This takes place at Chartham village hall on Monday 15th April 10.00. If you want to come along please let us know, lifts can be arranged. The cost is £7.50 which includes a very nice lunch.

Next month’s meeting will be fun – we have Mary Smith ‘a schoolgirls war’ then the Maypole Minstral singers. The other groups from our Bredgar Group are invited so it will be a great evening.  The committee will be providing food but if you want to make something it would be very welcome – just let me know so I can work out the necessary food. Look forward to seeing you all there. It’s a chance to show the other WI’s just how wonderful our WI is!!!

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

 

13th March               Craft club

16th March               Pruning workshop Hornbrook Manor, Woodchurch

19th March               soup and sandwich Milstead VH. 1pm

20th March               Criterion Bluetown 2pm

27th March               East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April                    Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

7th April                    Sunday lunch at the George Newnham 1pm

10th April                  Spring garden day see EKNews for details

15th April                  Resolution discussion and lunch Chartham VH

16th April                  Painter’s Forstal WI party Eastling VH 2pm

8th May                     Eltham Palace

5th June                     Annual Meeting Bournemouth

10th June                   Art course 7pm MVH.

11th June                   River trip Canterbury

2nd July                      Provender House 2.30pm

6th July                       Frinsted Coffee morning

11th July                    Bredgar Group lunch to celebrate East Kent Centenary

22nd July                    Garden Party St Edmunds School

 10th Oct                    Group meeting Tunstall 7.45pm

Words by Angela Coleman

President

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

February 2019.

 

I thought that that was another fabulous evening. Emily was like a lovely breath of fresh air and I will be taking her up on her very kind offer to immortalise us all in paint nearer to our centenary! Well done to the ladies who made a green heart – the completed post cards have been sent to your MP.

Lovely to see two new visitors and hope that Sam and Claire enjoyed themselves and join us again.

Another huge thank you to Jackie for the gorgeous pennant to represent MwF on the East Kent Centenary bunting. A deserved winner of Woman of the Month!

It may seem like we have a lot of events and lists going around but we are trying to give you all plenty of notice so that you can put the dates in your full diaries. We thought the more notice the better.

With that in mind here are the upcoming events in date order:

Tunstall have invited Helen Whately MP to their meeting on Thursday 14th 7.45. If you want to attend please let Marcelle know ASAP.

Bapchild have invited us to their birthday party on Thursday 21st February 2.30pm, names to Marcelle please.

We are serving Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall on Tuesday 19th March at 1pm for just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as winter can be long and dreary. Please can you let anyone on the committee know if you are coming and how many guests you are bringing with you?

We are visiting the Criterion at Bluetown on Wednesday 20th March 2pm to see Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cost is 25 pounds which includes an afternoon tea. Please let me know ASAP if you want to join us, we can always arrange a life if needed.

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, you do not need a table or team as you can join a table. If you have not been before it really is great fun!

Whist we want to support the Red Lion Milstead, we have changed the Sunday lunch to 7th April at the George Newnham as we feel that the Red Lion aren’t quite ready yet.

There is a Spring gardening day at the Canterbury Academy on April 10th, there are some interesting speakers. I am going if anybody wants to come with me. It is 10.15-3.30 and 12 pounds.

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

On 11th June 2pm we are planning to take a river trip in Canterbury, please let us know if you are interested.

We are visiting Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm for a guided tour with tea and cake (optional). The price is 11 pounds for concessions with 6.50 for tea and cake.

If your name isn’t down for the Centenary Group lunch on July 16th can you please let Marcelle know, it is a long way off but the Presidents group need an idea of numbers. It will probably be at Upchurch Golf Club.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is 15.

I have enquired at Shepherd Neame about the cost of a tour and dinner on October 9th at 11.45. Before I book I need to see who is interested and if I can drum up interest elsewhere to make the numbers up. Please let me know if you fancy it.

I am also enquiring to see who would be interested in a Christmas Party night at the Great Danes (it’s called Christmas Beatles) 2/3/4/5th December 30 pounds for a 3 course meal. We would need to book early.

The Craft Club are starting to learn to crochet this week. All you need is a No4 crochet hook! Please call Lynne for further details.

I will contact Helen Neaves about the possibility of a short art course, maybe evenings. I’ll let you know the outcome.

 

See you all on the 7th March where we have the Medway Coastguard telling us stories of Mud Rescuers!

 

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  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.

Words by Angela Coleman

President

JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

JANUARY 2019.

 

I hope you all had a fabulous time on Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! I am so sorry that some of you aren’t feeling well and missed the meeting; we all hope that you soon get well.

Welcome to our new visitor Vena.

Thank you all for choosing your resolution. I am not sure personally which was the most relevant or achievable but the votes will all go to national and then we can decide on the chosen one in May.

Thank you to the Craft Club for agreeing to make a pennant for the East Kent Centenary bunting. We look forward to seeing something gorgeous!

If your name isn’t down for the Centenary Group lunch on July 16th can you please let Marcelle know, it is a long way off but the Presidents group need an idea of numbers. It will probably be at Upchurch Golf Club.

We have postponed the Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall to Tuesday 19th March at 1pm. We are charging just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as winter can be long and dreary. Please can you let anyone on the committee know if you are coming and how many you are bringing with you.

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.

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.

We are going to visit the newly opened Red Lion, Milstead on Sunday 10th March 1pm. This is open to husbands, friends etc. all we need is numbers and a deposit next month. We want to support the new landlord. Names to Marcelle please.

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

Tunstall have invited Helen Whately MP to their meeting on Thursday 14th 7.45. If you want to attend please let Marcelle know ASAP.

Bapchild have invited us to their birthday party on Thursday 21st February 2.30pm, names to Marcelle please.

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

Next month’s talk will be ‘Show the love for Art’ Emily Cooper which ties in with the National WI day for Show the love for the planet. The WI was a founding member of the Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group dedicated to action on climate change and never has this been more relevant. There will be a postcard in your next WI life magazine which is heart which shows what you care about   and bring it to the meeting we can display them. It doesn’t have to be complicated, a photo of something you love in a great heart frame! Anything.

See you all on the 7th February. Hostesses ; Tuula, Tracy, and Sue Pennells.

 

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates, and a Facebook Group.

Upcoming dates.

 

17th January             Walk to Rodmersham Coffee shop

6th February            Lynsted w Teynham Party 2pm

7th February            Monthly meeting Show the Love for art.

14th February          Tunstall Helen Whately MP 7.45pm

15th February          tour of Marlowe theatre 11.30 £15

21st February           Bapchild 2.30pm

27th March 2019    East Kent ACM Folkestone

10th March               Sunday lunch Red Lion Milstead – partners welcome

4th April                    Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

8th May                     Eltham Palace

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

President

DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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

President

 

 

NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

November 2018.

 

I hope that you all enjoyed the Annual Meeting. It was so nice to have time to sit and chat.

The hats were brilliant – well done to those of you that took part, it was just a bit of fun but also a way of encouraging us to pop into the Charity shops and donate some money. A few of the hats were incredible value for money and I am sure they will make another appearance at a wedding or ladies day in the future (maybe not the winner hat though).

A huge thank you to both Dilys and Marcelle for their reports, both of which are being submitted to East Kent.

Your new committee is a bit smaller this year – Marcelle remains as Secretary, Dilys remains as Treasurer, Donna, Di, Jenny, Lynne, and me. We are already planning a great year for you next year but if you have any places that you would like us to visit or ideas please let me know. We try hard to please and are always open to suggestion.

Thank you so much for all the toiletries you brought in for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity. I have spoken to them today and will be dropping the stuff off as soon as I am passing. They are really grateful. You always come up troops!

We are visiting the cinema at Faversham on Monday to see They Shall not Grow Old at 7.45pm. Please let Barbara know if you want to join us.

Our Birthday Party is on Thursday 15th November in the village hall at 7 for 7.30pm. If your name isn’t on the list please contact Marcelle ASAP. This will be a really nice, fun evening with good food and entertainment.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s this Wednesday the 7th at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

This year’s Christmas Lunch will take place on Saturday 8th December at the Plough, Lewson Street 1pm. If you name isn’t on the list please contact Angela.

We are visiting Jo Arnell’s lovely workshop to make our Christmas Wreaths on Wednesday 12th December. This will be a gorgeous day; we will be organising cars so we travel in as few as possible. It is 25 pounds which includes everything including mulled wine and cake! Please let me know ASAP if you would like to join us so I can give Jo final numbers. So far I have Dilys, Di, Lynne, Donna, Kate Joy, Karen and me. It’s not too late to put your name down!

The membership fees are due in January, if you didn’t pay this month and want to pay before the December meeting send a post dated cheque (1st Jan 2019) 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.

Next month we will be collecting food to take to the Food Bank again. It is so important to remember that not everyone is as excited about the pending celebrations as we are. I hope you all agree that this is an important part of the W.I. I know you will all be super supportive.

Milstead w Frinsted are presenting a poppy wreath at the Remembrance Service at Milstead Church this year on Sunday 11th at 3pm. If you would like to join us please let Joyce or myself know.

The Horticultural Society has a quiz on Friday16th November at 7pm, just £7 for a great evening. If you want to form a table or join a table please let Jenny Harper know.

The Milstead Christmas Bazaar takes place on Saturday 24th 10.00-12.00. All profit goes to the Church, it’s a good social morning and you will be able to pick up some nice bits before Christmas. Could you please donate cakes?

The December meeting will be a good evening, I’ve seen the speaker Paolo Arigo from Franchi Seeds before. So please join us on December 6th. Don’t forget if you know anybody that you think would enjoy the WI please invite them along – this could be a good one to entice them to join!

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates.

Upcoming dates.

 

10th Nov        Armistice event at Borden Church Maypole Minstrel Singers 4pm

11th Nov        Remembrance Service Milstead Church 3pm

14th Nov        Usborne Book Party at Angela’s 1-3pm

15th Nov        Birthday party

16th Nov        Horticultural Society Quiz 7pm £7

24th Nov        Church Christmas Bazaar 10-12

8th Dec.          Christmas Lunch – The Plough 1pm

12th Dec        Christmas Wreath workshop at Hornbrook Manor Farm Woodchurch 11am

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

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

President