NEWS/SPEAKERS

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

 

OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

october 2018.

 

I just can’t believe I am doing the October newsletter, where did that year go again!

I hope the ones of you that managed to get to the meeting enjoyed Dick Bolton’s really knowledgeable presentation on the Stained Glass Windows of Kent. It was very interesting – something that you don’t always think of when you enter a church or Cathedral. It was very kind of him to step in at the last moment.

The Wine Tasting fund raising evening was a brilliant evening which raised 321.82 (my pound button isn’t working on my laptop!) if you didn’t join us this year make sure you put your names down next time we do it. A huge thanks once again to Denise and Mike.

Our Birthday Party is almost upon us. The committee have agreed to make hot food again as this seems popular but we are asking the members for a desert or a bottle of drink. If your name isn’t down can you let Marcelle know ASAP. We need definite numbers to cater for. The date for our party is Thursday 15th November at 7.30. For our newer ladies this is something that all WI’s do to celebrate the date the WI was formed and we invite other WI’s to come and celebrate with us.

Next month’s meeting on Thursday 1st November is our AGM. We won’t be having tellers or voting as we have less than 8 nominations but your officers will be giving their reports. Please join in with the Charity Shop Hat Challenge. All you need to do is buy any hat from a charity shop for 5 pounds or less!

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s this Wednesday the 10th at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

There are speaker auditions taking place at Bobbing tomorrow if you are interested.

Borden has their birthday party on Tuesday October 9th at 2.15pm. If you would like to join us please let Marcelle know.

The Bredgar Group of WI’s have their Group Meeting on Wednesday 10th at Bredgar 7.15pm.

On Tuesday 16th October we are visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We will travel from Sittingbourne to Stratford meeting at Sittingbourne station at 9.15.

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 Marcelle and please bring along the £5 deposit next month. I am sure Kevin will look after us and it will be a fun meal.

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.

The membership fees are due in January, next month Dilys will be bringing in envelopes for your fees, if you could bring in post-dated cheques this will help her enormously. They can be dated 1st January 2019 if you like. Obviously cash is good too. The fees are 42 pounds this year.

We are collecting toiletries again this year for the domestic abuse charity New Leaf. Please be generous and bring your toiletries in for the November meeting.

At the December meeting we will collect 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. IF you would like to join us please let Joyce or myself know.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Iris well. Hope to see you back soon Iris!

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.

 

 

9th Oct           Borden Birthday party 2.15pm

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

11th Oct         Tunstall open meeting 7.30pm

16th Oct         Olympic Park trip 9.15am

1st Nov           ACM monthly meeting

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

15th Nov        our Birthday party

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

 

Words by Angela Coleman

President

AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter AUGUST 2018.

 

Well I don’t know about you but I thought that was one of the most interesting talks we’ve had. It’s good to know our safety at airports is in such good hands!

Another huge congratulation to our first Woman of the Month – Donna. For those of you that weren’t at the meeting, Donna has been going to Faversham pool every Saturday morning to learn how to dive!!!!!!!! Watch out Tom Daly. What an amazing achievement. We look forward to a demonstration Donna!

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s tomorrow at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers. They will be starting on the gorgeous rag garlands.

Please come along to the Village Hall on Saturday 18th August at 2.30 to see the amazing entries in the Horticultural Society Annual Show or even see Jenny for the entry form and submit something yourself!

The lunch club are meeting at Oad Street on Thursday 20th August. Please let Marcelle know ASAP if you are joining us.

East Kent Federation are organising a trip to the Globe Theatre on September 10th. They have arranged coach pick-ups from Sittingbourne station and the total cost is £30. There are three of us going. Would anybody else like to join us? This will be a lovely trip. If you would like to go please let Marcelle know as soon as you can.

Put your name down on the list for the Sports Week or let myself or Marcelle know. We will be doing Line Dancing on Thursday 20th  September at 2pm in the Village Hall and there will be a nice walk on Tuesday 18th, please let Donna know if you want to participate in the walk (more details to follow). This is a National Initiative to encourage women to take part in different sports, please come and join in as the more the better!

On September 21st we are having a wine tasting evening. It will be £10 a head and is of course open to anyone. It is a fundraising event so please support us.

On Tuesday 16th October we are visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We will travel from Sittingbourne to Stratford by train. We are having a walking tour which lasts around an hour and will cost £8/£6, then a boat tour £9/£8. For those wanting to go up the Arcelor Mittal Orbit tower the cost is £11.50/8.50. You can also come down via the slide! We will have lunch at Westfield’s shopping centre afterwards. This will be a really interesting day. Please let Marcelle know if you are joining us.

Our Christmas Lunch will take place on Saturday 8th December at the Plough, Lewson Street 1pm. There will be a list next month.

Next month’s meeting on Thursday 6th September will inform us about Wills and Power of Attorneys. A very important issue.

Keep as cool as is possible girls!

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.

 

8th August     Bredgar Birthday Party 7.15pm

18th August  Milstead Horticultural Society Annual Show 2.30pm

30th Aug        Lunch Club Oad Street 1pm

6th Sept          Monthly meeting

10th Sept       Trip to the Globe Theatre

18th Sept       Sports week – Walk

20th Sept       Sports Week -Line Dancing 2pm

20th Sept       Rodmersham Green Birthday Party 7.30pm

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

16th Oct         Olympic Park trip

8th Dec.          Christmas Lunch – The Plough 1pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

Words by Angela Coleman

President

SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2018.

 

So nice to see so many of you on Thursday. All of our best wishes go to Iris and Elaine B who are very under the weather at the moment. Get well soon.

Congratulations again to Jenny for being simply amazing. She was our Woman of the Month for September. She not only organised the Horticultural Annual Show but also had entries in so many categories and at the very last minute made the most beautiful cake for the WI entry as yours truly couldn’t do it! Thanks Jenny between you, Joyce and Marcelle we not only beat the other two WI entries but picked up best in show as well.

At the November meeting you have a chance to make a difference by joining the committee. If this is something you would like to do just let Marcelle or I know. Next month you will be asked to nominate 8 people for the committee members. They will then be asked if they want to stand for election. If they do, you all get to vote for 8 ladies at the November meeting. Can’t believe another year has passed!

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s this Wednesday the 12th at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

Next week is the start of Sports Week. We have a walk around Moat Park on Tuesday the 18th at 2pm and Line Dancing on Thursday 20th September at 2pm in the Village Hall. If you want to join in please let Marcelle know. It is only for fun and the more of us that take part the more fun we all have.

We are really looking forward to our September fundraiser on Friday 21st 7pm for 7.30pm.

Borden has their birthday party on Tuesday October 9th at 2.15pm. If you would like to join us please let Marcelle know.

On Tuesday 16th October we are visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We will travel from Sittingbourne to Stratford by train. We are having a walking tour which lasts around an hour and will cost £8/£6, then a boat tour £9/£8. For those wanting to go up the Arcelor Mittal Orbit tower the cost is £11.50/8.50. You can also come down via the slide! We will have lunch at Westfield’s shopping centre afterwards. This will be a really interesting day. Please let Marcelle know if you are joining us.

Our November meeting will have a £5 charity hat challenge – an amazing prize will be given to the Hat considered the most impressive. The only proviso is that it costs no more than £5!!!! So when you are out and about keep your eyes peeled!

Our 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 Marcelle and please bring along the £5 deposit next month.

If there are any events you see in the EK news that you would like to join in with just speak to Marcelle and she can book it for you.

For our new ladies – if there is anything that you do not understand please ask me , it can be a bit confusing to start with !

Look forward to seeing you all next month for the Candle Making demonstration on Thursday October 4th.

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 Sept       Trip to the Globe Theatre

18th Sept       Sports week – Walk

20th Sept       Sports Week -Line Dancing 2pm

20th Sept       Rodmersham Green Birthday Party 7.30pm

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

4th Oct           Monthly meeting – candle making demonstration.

9th Oct           Borden Birthday party 2.15pm

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

16th Oct         Olympic Park trip

8th Dec.          Christmas Lunch – The Plough 1pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

5th June         Annual Meeting Bournemouth

6th July           Frinsted Coffee morning

 

Words by Angela Coleman

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter june 2018.

 

It was lovely to see so many at this month’s meeting. I hope you enjoyed the speaker. What a different way of life now in our villages !

As I mentioned upon on Thursday I attended the AGM at Cardiff and will try to put together something cohesive when I can find my notes! It was a brilliant meeting with superb speakers. The Mental Health Resolution was passed with a 98% majority.

A huge thank you to the ladies that made floral posies for Dilys, Julie and I to distribute at Age UK in Sittingbourne. They were absolutely delighted and surprised to receive them. Some gentlemen took one as well. We also managed to give one to each member of staff.  For such a small effort and expense we made 50 people very happy.

At present we have 11 visiting Tram Hatch gardens near Ashford on Saturday 23rd June at 12.00. If you would like to join us just let me know.  These gardens are really beautiful and Pam is going to make us a ploughman’s lunch.

The Walking Group are meeting at Riverside County Park, Rainham on Friday 29th June at 1pm. Dogs are welcome too.

Thank you to the ladies who have volunteered to help at the Coffee Morning at Frinsted on the 7th July. If you can arrive around 10.00 to help prepare that would be wonderful. We need as many cakes as you can all make please. If you can’t make it to Frinsted you can leave them with us at the Garden Party meeting. We also need raffle prizes, plants for sale and tombola prizes. If you haven’t been before this is a very nice coffee morning with all the proceeds going to a Charity we have chosen – New Leaf Support.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s on 11th July at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

Our Garden Party this year is at Mandy’s house on Thursday 5th July. We will have entertainment this year, plus picnic boxes (as we had last year). If your name isn’t down please let Marcelle know as soon as you can. This will be a brilliant evening and a chance to really socialise.

Please join us on Saturday 18th August at 2.30 to see the amazing entries in the Horticultural Society Annual Show or even see Jenny for the entry form and submit something yourself!

On September 21st we are having a wine tasting evening. It will be £10 a head and is of course open to anyone. It is a fundraising event so please support us.

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.

 

23rd June       Tram Hatch Gardens 12.00 £5

29th June       Riverside Country Park 13.00

5th July           Our Garden Party 19.00 Bexon Court

7th July           Frinsted coffee morning 10.30-12

11th July        Craft Club

8th August     Bredgar Birthday Party 7.15pm

18th August  Milstead Horticultural Society Annual Show 2.30pm

20th Sept       Rodmersham Green Birthday Party 7.30pm

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

Words by Angela Coleman

President

JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter june 2018.

 

It was lovely to see so many at this month’s meeting. I hope you enjoyed the speaker. What a different way of life now in our villages !

As I mentioned upon on Thursday I attended the AGM at Cardiff and will try to put together something cohesive when I can find my notes! It was a brilliant meeting with superb speakers. The Mental Health Resolution was passed with a 98% majority.

A huge thank you to the ladies that made floral posies for Dilys, Julie and I to distribute at Age UK in Sittingbourne. They were absolutely delighted and surprised to receive them. Some gentlemen took one as well. We also managed to give one to each member of staff.  For such a small effort and expense we made 50 people very happy.

At present we have 11 visiting Tram Hatch gardens near Ashford on Saturday 23rd June at 12.00. If you would like to join us just let me know.  These gardens are really beautiful and Pam is going to make us a ploughman’s lunch.

The Walking Group are meeting at Riverside County Park, Rainham on Friday 29th June at 1pm. Dogs are welcome too.

Thank you to the ladies who have volunteered to help at the Coffee Morning at Frinsted on the 7th July. If you can arrive around 10.00 to help prepare that would be wonderful. We need as many cakes as you can all make please. If you can’t make it to Frinsted you can leave them with us at the Garden Party meeting. We also need raffle prizes, plants for sale and tombola prizes. If you haven’t been before this is a very nice coffee morning with all the proceeds going to a Charity we have chosen – New Leaf Support.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s on 11th July at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

Our Garden Party this year is at Mandy’s house on Thursday 5th July. We will have entertainment this year, plus picnic boxes (as we had last year). If your name isn’t down please let Marcelle know as soon as you can. This will be a brilliant evening and a chance to really socialise.

Please join us on Saturday 18th August at 2.30 to see the amazing entries in the Horticultural Society Annual Show or even see Jenny for the entry form and submit something yourself!

On September 21st we are having a wine tasting evening. It will be £10 a head and is of course open to anyone. It is a fundraising event so please support us.

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.

 

23rd June       Tram Hatch Gardens 12.00 £5

29th June       Riverside Country Park 13.00

5th July           Our Garden Party 19.00 Bexon Court

7th July           Frinsted coffee morning 10.30-12

11th July        Craft Club

8th August     Bredgar Birthday Party 7.15pm

18th August  Milstead Horticultural Society Annual Show 2.30pm

20th Sept       Rodmersham Green Birthday Party 7.30pm

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

Words by Angela Coleman

President

MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter mAY 2018.

 

I hope all the ladies who came to the meeting on Thursday found the speaker informative and that it helped you when you considered how you want me to vote for MwF at Cardiff.  I found the presentation really interesting. It really is down to each and every one of us to talk about mental health in the same way as we would physical health. I believe that the WI can really help to bring parity between mental and physical health.

We are visiting Tram Hatch gardens near Charing on Saturday June 23rd at 12.00. This is a really beautiful garden and I am sure you will love it.  Pam can provide us with a Ploughman’s lunch for £7.50, cake and tea £3.50 or a cream tea for £5. The entrance to the garden is £5 per person. You are welcome to bring along husbands, family or friends. If you are coming can you please let me know your choice of food ASAP as Pam will prepare the food fresh?

The Coffee morning at Frinsted has been rearranged for Saturday 7th July 10.30-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants; raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along. We are hosting the event so will need lots of items and a few helpers for the stalls please.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House on the 6th of June 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. The group will continue to make the bunting for the village hall which we will use for our events. Everything will be provided and there will be something for everybody to do, you do not need to be particularly crafty. If you have any spare green/red Christmas material could you please donate it as the cost of material is very high and we have a big hall!

Donna is organising our next walk for the 29th June meeting at Riverside Country Park, Rainham at 1pm. Dogs are very welcome. This is just our second walk; hopefully the weather will be kinder than last time!

Our annual Garden party will take place on July 5th at Mandy’s house – Bexon Court, Bredgar. Food will be the picnic boxes we enjoyed last year, but this year we are asking you to pay for the box. This is still cheaper than providing a plate (or two) of food, and much easier with no waste. Please can you let Marcelle know if you will be coming to the Party as we need to order the food? We have entertainment for you all to enjoy. This should be a wonderful evening.

Bredgar have invited us to their birthday party on August 8th at 7.15pm. If anybody would like to join Diana, Lynne and me please let Marcelle know.

Borden WI are organising a trip down the Thames from Windsor on September 25th leaving The Maypole at 8.30am. The cost is £27.50 which includes coach and boat fare. If you are interested can you please let us know?

Our next fundraiser will be a Wine Tasting evening on September 21st. This will be in place of our games night. Please put the date in your diaries.

Milstead will be hosting the Group meeting next April 4th 2019.

Our notice board looked brilliant again. Please check the list of future dates when you take your recipe of the month. For those that do not know we put all the lists for future events and any information that we think you may be interested in on the table beside the notice board. We also have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details too. The National website is jam-packed with information and advice. If you do not know how to access it please speak to myself or Barbara.

Last month I asked if any ladies would like to make some simple posies to distribute at Age UK on Friday 8th June. I haven’t had any volunteers yet, if you can help please let me know soon before I call Age UK.

If you have any unwanted gifts at home can you please bring them in for our raffles, of course you can always buy some gifts.

Next month’s meeting will be on June 7th. We have Helen Allinson talking about Kentish village life in Victorian times. This should be very interesting and very different from today’s village life! I look forward to seeing you all then.

Upcoming dates.

6th June         craft club 1pm

7th June         monthly meeting 7.30pm

8th June         Flowers for Friendship

20th June       Marlowe Theatre tour 11.30am

23rd June       Tram Hatch Gardens 12.00  £5

7th July           Frinsted coffee morning 10.30-12

8th August     Bredgar Birthday Party 7.15pm

18th August  Milstead Horticultural Society Annual Show

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

 

Words by Angela Coleman

President

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter APRIL 2018.

Hope you all enjoyed the speaker this month. Although we all had a good laugh there were some very useful tips. It’s given me a few ideas for my next holiday.

On Tuesday April 17th we have Swale BC head of recycling Vikki Sedgwick coming to explain to us how to recycle correctly. We are meeting at 1pm in the Village Hall. Please support us and show your love for the planet. It won’t be long meeting and there will be a cup of tea! It is an open meeting so please bring along friends and neighbours too. If you are coming can you give me a rough idea of numbers for chairs and cups!

Next month on May 10th we will have a speaker from MIND talking about mental health; this is to enable you to make an informed decision on this year’s Resolution Mental Health Matters. There is a lot of information on the WI website and a few of us are going to the Resolution meeting in Chartham this month. I am sure most of us have come across the problems and stigma attached to mental health issues.

The Film Club will be watching Three Billboards at Faversham on Thursday 26th April at 7.45pm. If you are interested just let Barbara know on 01795 474620

The Coffee morning at Frinsted has been rearranged for Saturday 7th July 10.30-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants; raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along. We are hosting the event so will need lots of items and a few helpers for the stalls please.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House, on Wednesday 9th May 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. We will be making some bunting for the village hall which we will use for our events. Everything will be provided and there will be something for everybody to do, you do not need to be particularly crafty!

For those ladies who put their name down for the Group meeting we will meet at Borden Village Hall April 10th at 2pm.

On Wednesday 25th April we are going to take a trip to The Turner centre with Afternoon Tea at the Walpole Bay hotel afterwards. There will be lifts organised if you need one. The cost of an afternoon tea is £12.95. Please let me know ASAP if you want to come.

Milstead Village Hall is having a social morning on Saturday 5th May 11-2 and the Horticultural Society has their plant sale on Saturday 28th April 10-12. There will be tea and coffee etc. at both events.

The WI’s Environmental and Natural History subgroup are visiting the Marlowe Theatre for a backstage tour on June 20th at 11.30. Let me know if you want to join us – maybe a lunch afterwards!

Later in the year we are having a Wine Tasting evening on September 21st. This will be in place of our games night. More details to follow.

I hope you all took your recipe of the month from the board. Thanks Donna. The lists for the events that are upcoming are always put on the table with any other relevant or interesting information. We also have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details too. If there is anything you need to know please feel free to ask one of the Committee.

Next year the East Kent Federation is 100 years old. They are planning lots of events to celebrate the Centenary – dates will follow but will include an event at the Winter Garden, Margate in December 2019. Canterbury Cathedral and Mount Ephraim in July.

If you can help us to make some simple posies to distribute at Age UK on Friday 8th June can you let me know please?  We can provide the flowers this year so we just need many hands!

If there are any events in the EK news that you would like to attend please contact Marcelle and she will book it for you.

Upcoming dates.

10th April       Group meeting 2pm Baggy Boy Musicians

17th April       Recycling talk 1pm

23rd April     Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH

25th April       trip to the Turner Centre and The Walpole Bay hotel

26th April       Film Club 7.45

28th April       horticultural Society plant sale 10-12

5th May          MVH coffee morning 11-2

9TH May         Craft club 1-3

10th May       Resolution meeting

8th June         Flowers for Friendship

20th June       Marlowe Theatre tour 11.30am

7th July           Frinsted coffee morning 10.30-12

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening

27th March 2019 East Kent ACM Folkestone

Words by Angela Coleman

President

FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

I hope you found the speakers from Swale Friends of the Earth interesting. They hadn’t done this sort of thing before but the subject was certainly thought provoking. I am going to Take the Challenge 18th– 24th February and have already started to make long term changes. There is a lot of information on the WI website on plastic waste.

This coming Wednesday 7th the film group will meet at 7.30pm at SITTINGBOURNE cinema to see The Greatest Showman. This is meant to be a great film with a brilliant soundtrack. If you are interested just let Barbara know on 01795 474620.

Hopefully you have already put your name on the list for our Quiz Night on Friday 23rd March 7.00 for 7.30. This will be a great evening and a very good laugh as always. Plus Steve will be our Quizmaster – watch out Jeremy Vine! If your name isn’t down just let Marcelle know ASAP. 01622 884536. Teams of 6-8, there will be a lovely supper but please bring your own drink. £7.50 per person.

The trip to Sittingbourne Greyhounds has changed to a week early. We are now going on Friday 16th February, time to be announced. The evening will cost £26.95 for a three course meal, entrance and a race card. If you haven’t put your name down call me ASAP please.

The Coffee morning at Frinsted takes place on Saturday 3rd March 10.30-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants; raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along. We are hosting the event so will need lots of items and a few helpers for the stalls please.

Thank you to all the women who put some money in the Honey Pot, please bring along as much as you can spare next month so we can take it to the ACM. The Association of Country Women Worldwide is a really wonderful body and the WI support is very much needed. This year’s project sponsors 30 women to train as beekeepers which will enable them to become self-sufficient and look after their families. Please put whatever you can into the pot at the front table when you sign in.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House, (as Manor Cottage is now known!) on Wednesday 21th Feb. 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. You can bring along something that you are working on or start something new. There are lots of ideas on the Women’s Institute website if you want some inspiration.

Our first lunch club this year will meet on Thursday 8th March 13.00 at The Dove in Dargate. Please let Marcelle know if you want to put your name down. There will be lifts available for those who need one. More details to follow but here is an idea:  http://thedovedargate.co.uk/Lunch_Special.html

There is a Group meeting of the WI’s in our local group on 10th April at 2pm Borden. If you would like to come along please give Marcelle your name. These are the same as our monthly meetings with just a few more ladies.

East Kent Federation organise a lunch at Chartham VH to discuss this years proposed resolution. This is always a good meeting and costs just £6.50. it is on Monday 23rd April 10am.Please let Marcelle know if you would like to attend. Again we can car share.

On Wednesday 25th April we are going to take a trip to The Turner centre with Afternoon Tea at the Walpole Bay hotel afterwards. There will be lifts organised if you need one. The cost of an afternoon tea is approx. £12 (depending on numbers etc.). Names to Angela please.

A big thanks to Donna for updating the MwF board. Each month she will print off the recipe of the month so please help yourself and take the time to look at the photos of our events and to put your name on the lists of events. We have a lot going on and it can get overwhelming at the meeting. Don’t forget to look at our Website too. www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  if you are unsure about anything please contact me.

If there are any events in the EK news that you would like to attend please contact Marcelle and she will book it for you.

As always our thoughts go to any of our members who are going through a hard time at the moment, we are thinking of you Iris. Get well soon.

Next month’s meeting will have Mary Smith talking about a Schoolgirls’ War.

Upcoming dates.

 

7th Feb           Lynsted with Teynham Birthday party 2pm

7th Feb           Film Night 7.30pm Sittingbourne

15th Feb         Bapchild Birthday party 2.30 Martyn Harrison

16th Feb       Sittingbourne Dogs

21st Feb         Craft Club 1.00-3.00

1st March      monthly meeting

2nd March     World Women’s Day of Prayer Milstead Church 2pm

3rd March      Coffee morning Frinsted 10.30-12

8th March      Lunch at the Dove, Dargate 1pm

23rd March   Our quiz night 7pm

28th March  ACM Folkestone.

10th April       Group meeting 2pm Baggy Boy Musicians

23rd April     Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH

25th April       trip to the Turner Centre and The Walpole Bay hotel

 

Words by Angela Coleman – Persident

JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter December 2018.

A huge thank you to Sue for her patience and perseverance last night. Despite considerable difficulties, i.e. a lack of talent, my spinning top is actually spinning!! Hope you all had a laugh if not a working spinning top. Sue – you just don’t realise how talented you are!

It was very nice to see the two new ladies last night, Tracey who came last month and Jackie. We hope to see you both next month if not before. Our social evening next Friday is open to non-members and their friends too.

Next month our speaker will be from Swale Friends of the Earth. They will be talking about plastic waste, which has become so topical. We will be celebrating the Show the Love campaign at the meeting. If you were inspired by my paper seed ‘heart’ last night and would like to make something to show your love for the planet, bring it along next meeting. There are plenty of ideas on the My WI: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b40fe1be65940cc4889d33/t/5a3bb52953450af67d88ea2a/1513862478916/Seeded+Heart+Craft.pdf

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b40fe1be65940cc4889d33/t/5a0acb5ae2c483d6cbe2171e/1510656859540/STL_Pizza+Heart+Recipe.pdf

showthelove.org.uk

or you can do your own thing!

This coming Wednesday 17th the film group will meet at 8pm Faversham Cinema to watch Darkest Hour. This should be a brilliant film. If you are interested just let Barbara know on 01795 474620.

 

If you didn’t put your name on the list for the Social Evening on the 19th January at 7pm can you let me know ASAP so I get the correct amount of shopping? This evening is open to all, so bring along friends and family for a fun evening. The cost is £7.50 each.

The first walk of the walking group will meet on Wednesday 24th January 11.00 at the swimming pool car park. We will walk around Faversham them have a coffee after. Can you please let Donna know if you will be meeting us so we don’t leave without you? Her number is 07740 823327.

We are going to Sittingbourne Dogs on Friday 23rd February, time to be announced. The evening will cost £26.95 for a three course meal, entrance and a race card. If you haven’t put your name down but want to go can you please let me or Marcelle know quickly as we will be paying the deposit next week. Husbands or a friend are invited too.

The Coffee morning at Frinsted takes place on Saturday 3rd March 10.00-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants, raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along.

If you haven’t paid your WI fees of £41, could you please either get the money to one of the committee or  send it to Dilys at 11 Shurland Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4QT.Cheques made payable to Milstead with Frinsted WI.

For the next two months we are collecting change for the Association of Country Women Worldwide. They are sponsoring 30 women to train as beekeepers which will enable them to become self-sufficient and look after their families. Please put whatever you can into the pot at the front table when you sign in.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House, (as Manor Cottage is now known!) on Wednesday 17th 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. You can bring along something that you are working on or start something new. There are lots of ideas on the Women’s Institute website if you want some inspiration.

Our next lunch club will meet on Thursday 8th March 13.00 at The Dove in Dargate. There will be lifts available for those who need one. More details to follow but here is an idea:  http://thedovedargate.co.uk/Lunch_Special.html

A big thanks to Donna for updating the MwF board. Each month she will print off the recipe of the month so please help yourself and take the time to look at the photos of our events and to put your name on the lists of events. We have a lot going on and it can get overwhelming at the meeting. If you are unsure about anything please contact me.

You will get your annual programme next month which will show you when you are hostess. Next month it will be Barbara, Alison and Diana.

If there are any events in the EK news that you would like to attend please contact Marcelle and she will book it for you.

Our best wishes go to the ladies who are under the weather at the moment, but especially thinking of Pauline and Iris. Get well soon.

 

Upcoming dates.

17th Jan 18   Craft Club Manor Cottage 13.00-15.00

17th Jan         Film Club Faversham Cinema 8pm – Darkest Hour

18th Jan         Bapchild and Tonge speaker from Great Ormond St Hosp 2.30p

19th Jan        Bingo with sausage and mash VH 7pm

21st Jan          Family service 11.15 Milstead church

24th Jan         Faversham Walk 11.00 Swimming pool carpark

1st Feb           Monthly meeting Swale Friends of the Earth 7.30pm

7th Feb           Lynsted with Teynham Birthday party 2pm

15th Feb         Bapchild Birthday party 2.30 Martyn Harrison

23rd Feb         Sittingbourne Dogs

2nd March     World Women’s Day of Prayer Milstead Church 2pm

3rd March      Coffee morning Frinsted 10-12

8th March      Lunch at the Dove, Dargate 1pm

23rd March   Our quiz night 7pm

28th March  ACM Folkestone.

10th April       Group meeting 2pm Baggy Boy Musicians

23rd April     Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH

 

 

Words by Angela Coleman – President