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  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