October 2015 newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI October Newsletter 2015

Well done to all of you who became Dementia Friends last night. It’s an enormous subject and the more we understand the more we can make a difference. If you want to find out more Alison runs awareness days. I have details if you are interested.


If you need any more information on the events below please call me on 07729828959 or reply to this email

The Bredgar Group of WIs have their Group Meeting on Thursday 8th October at 7.45 Tunstall Village Hall. History of the Medway Queen is the topic of the talk. At present there are ten names on my list but if you fancy it please let me know ASAP.

Borden WI have their 66th birthday party on 13th October at 2.15pm, the entertainment will be Ian Porter – Young Dickens.  It is president plus two and I have Lyn, Barbara and Diana Cramp.

We will be going to the Creek Creative, Faversham on Saturday 17th October 9.45 to learn about ‘free from’ cookery with Lorraine. It is free with tea, coffee and cakes available to buy on the day. At present 9 of us are going but if you didn’t get the chance to put your name down call me ASAP and I’ll add you to the list. I know some of you can’t make that day so we will see how it goes and arrange another date, possibly 21st November.

Our 93rd Birthday is on Thursday 19th November and will be a fun evening. We have entertainment by the Free Guard Singers and it will be a good evening. As we said we would like a nice table of canapés and savouries. If you haven’t put your name down please do so next month, there will be a lot of people so we will need plenty of food.

There is a coach trip to London on Friday 11th December leaving Sittingbourne station 9am going to Borough Market then Covent Garden finishing off with a visit to the Oxford St lights. It is £22 and non-members are invited. Please let me know ASAP if you would like to join Lyn, Lindsey and myself.

Our Christmas meal is on Saturday 12th December 1.30pm at the Plough, Lewson St. the menus is attached if you haven’t given me your choices yet. It is £16.95 for two courses and £21 for three.

Mandy is planning lots of good trips for next year so watch this space!

We are going to Jo Arnell from Hornbrook Manor on Saturday 5th December 2-5. £25 which includes all materials, wine and nibbles. Four of us are going at present. If you want to come and get all festive please let me know ASAP.

Film night is Friday 16th October 7.45 at the Avenue Theatre. We will be seeing The Falling. Names to Barbara ASAP.

The annual meeting of the East Kent federation is at Folkestone Wednesday 23rd march 2016. It is just £10 and is a really brilliant day. There is business for a few minutes (which throws some light onto the workings of the WI) and then there is lots of really interesting and entertaining speakers. I need names ASAP. IF you haven’t been before I cannot recommend it enough.

See you all next month at our Annual Meeting. It is an important meeting and the more members that are able to attend the better.

Words by Angela Coleman