NEWS/SPEAKERS

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

February 2020

                  

 

What an inspiring woman. It has certainly made me think and I will double my efforts to recycle and buy less stuff! If you want to know more about Kresse and Elvis check out their website www.elvisandkresse.com, twitter @elvisandkresse or their FB page.

With that in mind if you have any clothes that you no longer want please feel free to bring them along to see if somebody else wants it. I don’t mean huge bags of stuff just the occasional item that you feel may be good for somebody else. A kind of dress exchange without any money. Let’s see how it goes. Kresse has said that she will invite us to the Mill when the forge is active!

I was extremely remiss last night as I didn’t mention that Ann Martin, who was a member of MwF for a few years, but a federation trustee for many years, has passed away.  She was a lovely lady and our thoughts go to her family at this sad time.

So lovely to see so many of you again last night and a warm welcome to Peta. Look forward to seeing you all next month. We have another very inspiring speaker!

East Kent are organising a Wisteria Walk on Tuesday 12th May either am or pm. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to go.

On Tuesday 28th April there is a coach trip to Greenwich organised by East Kent Federation.  The details are in your East Kent magazine. To book onto this see Marcelle.

There are several trips on P10-11 of your East Kent news. Please see Marcelle to book onto any of them. These are always really well organised outings.

The East Kent Annual Council Meeting is on Wednesday 25th March at Folkestone. There are two very interesting speakers; Helen Sharman, the first British person in space and Colin Woolgar a counter terrorism security adviser for Kent.

The Annual Meeting of the National WI is at The Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 4th June. There are observer tickets available and a coach is organised.

Please put Saturday 4th July in your diaries. This is our annual Charity coffee morning at Frinsted. We will need cakes, plants, raffle and tombola prizes please. We also would love to see you there!

We have three fund raisers this year; a Quiz on Friday 27th March, a Wine Tasting on Friday 25th September and a bingo night with sausage and mash on Friday 23rd October. These will be an enormous fun way to raise money for your WI. There is a list for the quiz night to add your name to. You don’t need a team!

If you are interested in learning more about the Resolution chosen this year there is a meeting at Chartham VH on Monday 20th April 10.00. The cost is £8.

This year’s outings are:

  • 18th June Belmont Garden Tour with the head gardener £7 with optional cream tea for £6.50. Please put your name on the list. This will be open to friends and family if we do not get the required 12 needed. We would probably meet at 2pm. See Di
  • The Chatham Synagogue Wednesday 17th June, tour starts at 7pm. The cost is just £2.50. Car sharing available. See Angela
  • Downderry Lavender Nursery in July
  • Fort Amherst Friday 18th September this will be an evening tour. Be warned it may be scary!! Time to follow.
  • Possibly a trip to see the Strictly come dancing dresses.

This month’s WI craft club is at Joyce’s house at 1pm next Wednesday. All are welcome.

There is a silent auction at Tunstall VH Saturday 7th March 10-12

Mandy is organising another Travelling Trends fashion show on Wednesday 22nd April in Bredgar VH. The cost is just £8 and the clothes are really fabulous.

Milstead Church is having a Garden Safari on Sunday 5th July. The Old Rectory, Hoggeshaws, Rose Cottage plus others will be open with tea and cake. All profits go to our beautiful church.

As I said the Centenary committee are busy organising our 100th year in 2022. We will have our Milstead w Frinsted Book launch on Saturday 13th November 2021 to start our 100th year. This should be a very interesting day with lots of archive material available to look through. It will be open to anybody.

I have just found out that the Group meeting this year will take place on May 4th at Tunstall VH. The speaker will be Martyn Harrison singing Musical Mysteries. Please let me know if you wish to attend.

Next month’s meeting is on Thursday 5th March.

 

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.

 

 

11th February          Skills lunch £10.50 3 course lunch

5th March                 Monthly meeting

7th March                 Silent Auction

20th February          Bapchild Party 2.30pm.

25th March               Annual Council meeting Folkestone

27th March               Quiz night

15th April                  Spring Garden Day

20th April                  Resolution lunch

22nd April                 Fashion show

28th April                  Greenwich trip

4th May                     Group meeting Tunstall VH 2.30pm

12th May                   Wisteria walks

15th May                   Flowers for friendship.

18th May                   Belmont Garden tour

4th June                     Annual Meeting Royal Albert Hall

17th June                   Chatham Synagogue

2nd July                      Chelsea Physic Gardens

2nd July                      Annual garden party Frinsted VH

4th July                       Coffee morning Frinsted

5th July                       Milstead Garden Safari

11th July                    Downderry Nursery

18th September      Fort Amherst

25th September      Wine tasting evening

23rd October            Bingo night

5th December          Christmas Lunch

8-10th December   Thursford extravaganza

Words by Angela Coleman

President

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

january 2020

                  

 

Well done Mandy that was a great quiz and a fun meeting.

Thank you for the collection of toiletries I spoke to New Leaf today and will be taking the collection over the weekend. She is really grateful for our continued support.

If you haven’t put your name on the list for the Skills Lunch on 11th February at 12.30 please let Dilys know ASAP. This is amazing value for money three courses for £10.50!

There is a Spring Garden Day on Wednesday 15th April at the Canterbury Academy. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to attend, there are 4 of us going and there may be tickets still left.

There is also a Wisteria Walk on Tuesday 12th May either am or pm. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to go.

On Tuesday 28th April there is a coach trip to Greenwich organised by East Kent Federation.  The details are in your East Kent magazine. To book onto this see Marcelle.

The East Kent Annual Council Meeting is on Wednesday 25th March at Folkestone.

The Annual Meeting of the National WI is at The Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 4th June. There are observer tickets available and a coach is organised.

Please put Saturday 4th July in your diaries. This is our annual Charity coffee morning at Frinsted. We will need cakes, plants, raffle and tombola prizes please. We also would love to see you there!

Our two fund raisers this year are a Quiz on Friday 27th March and a Wine Tasting on Friday 25th September. Both will be an enormous fun way to raise money for your WI. There is a list for the quiz night to add your name to.

If you are interested in learning more about the Resolution chosen this year there is a meeting at Chartham VH on Monday 20th April 10.00. The cost is £8 which includes a really good ploughman lunch.

We have several ideas for trips out next year:

  • The Salutation Gardens in Sandwich in April. This may have to change as it seems the Gardens are closed!
  • The Chatham Synagogue in June
  • Downderry Lavender Nursery in July
  • Fort Amherst in September
  • Trip to see the Strictly come dancing dresses month tba

Please speak to Barbara if you are interested in either of the two films; 1917 on 17-30th January or Little Women 31-6th February, both at Faversham.

This month’s WI craft club is at Joyce’s house at 1pm next Wednesday. All are welcome.

Mandy is organising another Travelling Trends fashion show on Wednesday 22nd April in Bredgar VH. The cost is just £8 and the clothes are really fabulous.

If you would like to visit Jean Delves house for a coffee later in the month please let me know.

The committee are meeting next week and we will be arranging the dates for all the events we have in mind in line with the results of the questionnaire you filled in last month. We hope you will fancy some or all of the outings. Vena is also organising several trips which she will keep us informed about. Thanks Vena.

Next month’s meeting is on Thursday 6th February. We have local business Elvis and Kresse coming along as part of our Show the Love for the planet day. You will love them if you have not already heard of what they do!

 

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.

 

 

15th January             Craft Club

5th February            Lynsted w Teynham 100 year party

6th February            monthly meeting. Elvis and Kresse

11th February          Skills lunch £10.50 3 course lunch

20th February          Bapchild Party 2.30pm.

25th March               Annual Council meeting Folkestone

27th March               Quiz night

15th April                  Spring Garden Day

20th April                  Resolution lunch

22nd April                 Fashion show

28th April                  Greenwich trip

12th May                   Wisteria walks

4th June                     Annual Meeting Royal Albert Hall

2nd July                      Annual garden party Frinsted VH

4th July                       Coffee morning Frinsted

25th September      Wine tasting evening

Words by Angela Coleman

President

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

december 2019

                  

 

What a lovely lunch yesterday! Nice to see so many of you were able to make it. I thought the food was good and the company better. It was brilliant to see so many different ‘W’s.

You all seemed to be having a very good time at the Gin Tasting and the birthday party. We try to keep it all fresh and FUN. We will take your comments on board on the survey when we try to book the outings for next year.

There is a large contingent going on the coach trip to London on Friday with East Kent Federation. You will all have your tickets so see you all at the pick-up point. It should be a lovely day.

Don’t forget to save any toiletries or surplus food for our collection at our January meeting. Whilst we will all be having a warm Christmas with plentiful food it is important that we remember people whose Christmas will be very different. I know you will all support the collection.

If you haven’t put your name on the list for the Skills Lunch on 11th February please let Dilys know ASAP. This is amazing value for money three courses for £10.50!

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.

There is a Spring Garden Day on Wednesday 15th April. It costs just £12 and is a very interesting day. I went last year and will be going again this year. There were three very good speakers and lots of stalls.  Highly recommended! Tickets will go fast. Let Marcelle know if you want to go.

There is also a Wisteria Walk on Tuesday 12th May either am or pm. Please let Marcelle know if you would like to go.

Huge thanks to the craft club and everyone who made the gingerbread people. Our tree looked fabulous. Both festivals were good but Tunstall was really super with 97 trees!

Don’t forget next month next year’s subs are due. You should have had an envelope with the details on. Please return to Dilys ASAP. It is £43, either cash or a cheque to Milstead with Frinsted WI please.

We have several ideas for trips out next year:

  • The Salutation Gardens in Sandwich in April.
  • The Chatham Synagogue in June
  • Downderry Lavender Nursery in July
  • Fort Amherst in September
  • Trip to see the Strictly come dancing dresses month tba

 

Before we go ahead and make a booking please let me know if you particularly want to come but need it at a certain time. The synagogue can do weekends for us, the salutation can do dusk tours. So we have some flexibility.

 

I would like to wish you all a Wonderful Christmas spent with your loved ones and a very happy, healthy New Year to us all.

See you on the 9th January!

 

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.

 

 

9th Dec                       Carols at Canterbury Cathedral

13th December       London at Christmas.

2020

9th January               Monthly meeting

5th February            Lynsted w Teynham 100 year party

11th February          Skills lunch £10.50 3 course lunch

20th February          Bapchild Party 2.30pm.

25th March               Annual Council meeting Folkestone

27th March               Quiz night

15th April                  Spring Garden Day

12th May                   Wisteria walks

4th June                     Annual Meeting Royal Albert Hall

2nd July                      Annual garden party Frinsted VH

25th September      Wine tasting evening

Words by Angela Coleman

President

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

November 2019

                  

 

Thank you for your confidence in me. You all know that I love WI and I do try very hard to make it all work. I will do my best again this year for you.

Your new committee is made up of Marcelle, Donna, Dilys, Di, Jenny, Sue, Sam and me.

Thank you all for your donations to the Sittingbourne Foodbank. It was very much appreciated, even if they drove off without it!!

Don’t forget we are collecting toiletries in January.

I was very moved by Ester and in particular Rae’s story. It was the first time I have cried at WI! I know you will have all been touched and I am sure you will want to support the amazing work that they do. If you want me to coordinate the advent calendars or food contributions please let me know.

If you name isn’t on the list for the Christmas lunch on Saturday 7th December please let me know ASAP. So far there are 29 of us, so it will be great fun. This year we are asking you all to buy a secret Santa gift. You should spend no more than £5 and the gift must start with the letter W. Should be interesting! I have spoken to The Plough and there will be parking for us in the car park and any overspill will be okay on the street. The Christmas Fayre starts at 5pm. So it will be fine.

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.

There is a Spring Garden Day on Wednesday 15th April. It costs just £12 and is a very interesting day. I went last year and will be going again this year. There were three very good speakers and lots of stalls.  Highly recommended! Tickets will go fast. Let Marcelle know if you want to go.

Please try and visit our Christmas tree at the Tunstall and St Michaels Tree festivals. The Sittingbourne festival is 28-30th November and the Tunstall one is 5-8th December.

Don’t forget next month Dilys will start collecting next year’s subs. It is £43, either cash or a cheque to Milstead with Frinsted WI please.

Our birthday party is on the 21st November; please let us know if your name isn’t on the list ASAP so we can cater accordingly. This will be a nice relaxed evening.

The December meeting is a Gin Tasting evening, but it is just a bit of fun. If you don’t like Gin please don’t be put off!

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.

 

11th November       new committee meeting 7.30pm

15th November       Horticultural Society Quiz Night 7.30pm

21st November       Our Birthday Party – please give names to Marcelle.

2nd December         East Kent Winter Wonderland lunch Margate

3rd Dec                     Great Danes for Lunch and the Christmas Beetles

5-8th Dec                   Tunstall Christmas tree Festival

7th Dec                       Christmas lunch The George Newnham 1pm

9th Dec                       Carols at Canterbury Cathedral

13th December       London at Christmas.

2020

9th January               Monthly meeting

20th February          Bapchild Party 2.30pm.

25th March               Annual Council meeting Folkestone

15th April                  Spring Garden Day

4th June                     Annual Meeting Royal Albert Hall

Words by Angela Coleman

President

 

 

OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

October 2019.

 

Well done ladies, I thought you were all natural Line Dancers! Thank you for all entering in to the fun of it. It certainly made a change.

A few of us are going to the Great Danes for a Christmas Beatles lunch on December 3rd .If you would like to come I may be able to add to the booking. It costs £30 for a 3 course meal and entertainment.

If you name isn’t on the list for the Christmas lunch on Saturday 7th December please let me know ASAP. So far there are 28 of us, so it will be great fun. This year we are asking you all to buy a secret Santa gift. You should spend no more than £5 and the gift must start with the letter W. Should be interesting!

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

We have had many new nominations for the committee so some of you will be getting a phone call to see if you are willing to stand for election. A good strong committee means that we grow and the work load is evenly divided. Some of you may not fancy being on the committee but may fancy helping our occasionally. Please let us know if you feel you can help.

If you won’t be at the meeting your vote is still important. Please let myself or Marcelle know and you can vote by proxy.

Also at next month’s meeting we are collecting food for the Fair share Kent and Family foodbank. Please donate as much as you can. Then in January we will collect toiletries, any unwanted smellies can be put to good use. I really appreciate your generosity girls.

We are entering a Christmas tree into the Tunstall and St Michaels Tree festival. If you have not taken a gingerbread person kit (and you want one) please let me know and we will get one to you. They all need to brought in to the November meeting. It should be lovely to see all the different ones!

Don’t forget next month Dilys will start collecting next year’s subs. It is £43, either cash or a cheque to Milstead with Frinsted WI please.

See you all next month on the 7th November.

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.

 

8th Oct                       Borden Birthday Party 2.15pm

9th Oct                       Brewery Tour 6.30pm

10th October           Tunstall evening meeting 7.45pm

26th October            Horticultural Society annual dinner

7th November         Monthly meeting plus AGM

11th November       new committee meeting 7.30pm

15th November       Horticultural Society Quiz Night 7.30pm

21st November       Our Birthday Party – please give names to Marcelle.

2nd December         East Kent Winter Wonderland lunch Margate

3rd Dec                     Great Danes for Lunch and the Christmas Beetles

5-8th Dec                   Tunstall Christmas tree Festival

7th Dec                       Christmas lunch The George Newnham 1pm

9th Dec                       Carols at Canterbury Cathedral

13th December       London at Christmas.

2020

9th January               Monthly meeting

 

Words by Angela Coleman

President

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