SEPTEMBER 2017 Newsletter


It was lovely to see two new faces last night. We hope that you felt welcome and that you enjoyed the interesting speakers and will join us next month.

I know you all join me in wishing Teresa all our love as she progresses with her treatment for breast cancer. Our thoughts are also with Lynne following the death of her father Roy, who many of you knew.

Well done to our Quiz team who came fourth this week at Tunstall.

For those of you that weren’t able to attend last night, Milstead W Frinsted won Best of Show for their entry in the Horticultural Society Annual Show. My huge thanks go to Joyce, Sue and Mandy for their hard work. I think that it looked amazing. Now we have a lot to live up to next year!



Upcoming events:

The Craft Club will resume on November 8th 1.30-3.30 at Joyce’s house. We will continue with the Twiddle Cushions and also be making some White Ribbons for the Not in My Name day. If you would like to attend and your name is not on the list just let myself or Marcelle know.

Sports Day will be this Tuesday 12th at 1.00 till 3.00 at the Village Hall. We will have Pilates with Dee Matthews and Medau with Jane Seyler. Both classes are free and the instructors will bring all the equipment needed. I hope to see lots of you, again if your name is not on the list can you please let me know for numbers. This is a National Event which Milstead w Frinsted are proud to be a part of.

Thursday 21st September twelve of us will meet at 5.45 outside the cinema at Dockside for our tour of the Copper Rivet at Chatham Dockyard. We will eat after the tour at Zippers. If you haven’t paid please bring your money on the night.

The Bredgar Group’s October meeting takes place on October 11th at 2.30. Helen Kendall-Tobias will entertain with Diamonds are a Girl’s best Friend! At present I have Linda, Marcelle and myself. It would be lovely if a few more could come and support the Group.

Lynsted w Teynham WI are holding a quiz night on the 14th October 6.45 for 7.15. If you are interested in forming a table of 6 please let myself or Marcelle know. The cost is just £7 per person which includes fish and chips .The event is being held at the Community Hall in Teynham.

Friday 27th October is the date for our fund-raising Race Night. We will start at 7pm and there will be a fish and chip supper. We think the cost will be £10 (still to be confirmed) for a fun night out. This is a new idea to replace our usual Beetle Drive. Please put your name on the list next month or let Marcelle or myself know.

This year our Birthday Party is going to be held in The Blacksmith’s Arms, Wormshill Thursday 16th November starting at 7pm. There will be a hot buffet, entertainment by Ruth Minhall and a drink on arrival for just £15. You do not have to worry if you can’t get there as we will be providing lifts from Milstead VH as we did at the Garden Party. If you haven’t put your name on the list please let myself or Denise know. The committee hope that by providing hot food it will prevent all the food waste we tend to generate (unintentionally!) and make it easier for us all. I know this will be a lovely evening.

Another National event that we have decided to add our support to is the Not in my Name (White Ribbon) Campaign. This is an initiative that asks men to denounce Domestic Abuse against women; a white ribbon is the symbol that shows support for the campaign. We have managed to attract two brilliant speakers for our event on Friday 24th November 4pm at Rodmersham Coffee Shop. Cllr Alan Horton is the Cabinet lead for Safer Communities and Andy Rabey is the White Ribbon Ambassador for Swale Action to end Domestic Abuse (SAEDA). Neither has done this before and is delighted to be asked. They will be able to tell us what their roles involve, what help is available and how they aim to reduce incidence of domestic abuse against women in Swale. We are able to accommodate 25 ladies, so if you are interested please let Marcelle know quickly as we have had a good interest already. I hope that this will be a really informative afternoon and again something we can build upon in the future. There will be tea and cake available to buy as well!!

Our Christmas meal will be December 9th 1pm at The Carpenter’s Arms in Eastling. Please add your name to the list or just let myself or Marcelle know.

Next year the East Kent Annual Meeting will be held at Folkestone on 28th March. The day starts at 10.30 till 3.30. This year the speakers are Sherrie Hewson (from Benidorm, Loose Women) and an Orthopaedic Surgeon talking about knee replacement surgery. The cost is £12. This is always a very interesting and entertaining day. If you would like to come please let myself or Marcelle know. There is usually a coach available but we always drive ourselves there and share the petrol and parking.

There are several interesting events listed in the EK news. We have a booking form if you are interested in attending.

Next month’s speaker will be Barbara Stephens talking about the toils and tribulations of public speaking. The hostesses are Katy, Linda and Lindsey (I think)!

I hope that you agree there are plenty of interesting events coming up. We are working hard to provide a variety of ideas for you. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.


Upcoming dates


12th Sept.       Sports Day 1-3pm Milstead VH. Pilates then Medau

21st Sept.      Copper Rivet Chatham Dockyard 6pm then dinner (optional)

23rd Sept.       Benefice Coffee Morning Frinsted VH

5th Oct.          Monthly meeting – Barbara Stevens

10th Oct.        Borden birthday party 2pm

11th Oct.        Group Meeting 2.30pm Teynham Community Hall

23rd Oct.        ACWW annual lunch, Chartham. Madagascar and Fairtrade

27th Oct.        Race Night 7pm £10

28th Oct.        Horticultural Society Annual Dinner

2nd Nov.         AGM

8th Nov.         Craft Day Chartham VH £10

10th Nov.        Charity Fashion Show at Alexander Centre Faversham 7.15pm

16th Nov        Birthday Party Wormshill 7pm £15

24th Nov.       Not in my Name at Rodmersham Coffee Shop 4pm

25th Nov.       Church Christmas Bazaar Milstead

27th Nov.       Christmas Fayre Chartham VH

1st Dec.          Music Quiz at Milstead VH

9th Dec.          Christmas Meal 1pm Carpenter’s Arms Eastling

28th March 2018    ACM Folkestone.

23rd April       Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH


Worde by Angela Coleman – President