September 2021 Newsletter


Hello Ladies

It was so good to see such an amazing turnout last night. It lets me know that we are doing the right thing restarting meetings again.


I hope you all appreciated the measures in place to keep you all safe. If we can just repeat for the next few months, sanitizing on entrance, report to me at the door for your subs then take a seat and stay at your table for the meeting, hopefully we can continue meeting and not have to cancel everything again. As I said the National WI suggest that all members do a LFT before meetings to ensure we are all safe. It goes without saying if you feel at all unwell before the meeting please stay away , that applies to me as well! We just want to keep you all safe at WI meetings. If you feel safer with a mask on please wear it , don’t worry about what others are doing.

As I said last night it might be a good idea to bring a throw or pashmina next month as we will need to keep windows open! When it snows we might have to close them!!


A huge welcome to the ladies that joined us last night for their first time, don’t worry I won’t talk so much next time!


Next month Thursday 7th October we have a speaker named Jack Dean, he was booked for last year. He is a Scotland yard forensic detective and promises to be very entertaining.


November 4th is our AGM. If you would like to join us on the committee please let myself or Marcelle know. It is a lot of fun for a bit of commitment, if you don’t fancy it that’s fine too. We are happy just as long as you are enjoying yourselves. If you have any ideas for speakers or outings please let me know. We are very happy to take suggestions.


On Thursday 18th it will be our 99th birthday party – yes we celebrate our birthday every year!! We have a fantastic singer , Mandy Winters, entertaining us. She is absolutely fabulous and a bit saucy! You will love her. We will behaving fish and chips, so we will need to know if you are attending. We will put a list out next month.  Obviously next year is our big one! Please let us know if you have any ideas for the celebrations. We will have to scale back on the celebrations but we will still mark the occasion accordingly. We will have more details soon.


Our December meeting on Thursday 2nd will have Jo Arnell, a landscaper and all round gorgeous person demonstrating making something for Christmas, hopefully we will all be able to make one too. Again we will need numbers please.


I have booked the Plough at Lewson Street for our Christmas lunch on Sunday 5th December 12.30 . We will need a £10 deposit. We will get menus as soon as possible. We will be doing the same game as last time, a gift costing no more than £5 starting with the letter I. Get thinking girls!


The January meeting on the 6th will have George Ward the Cheesemaker of Kent! Hopefully with lots of samples.


Our first fundraiser is booked for Friday 25th March . Steve and Sue will be doing a quiz. More details to follow. Don’t worry if you do not have a team , there will always be a team to join. It is going to be a really fun evening! Bring your own drinks!


Barbara will be in touch soon with a film club night.


Following our desert island book discussion last night these are some of the books mentioned:

Midnight Library Matt Haig

The Humans Matt Haig

A history of the world in 21 women Jenni Murray

Summer of 69 Elin Hilderbrand

A long walk home Judith Tebbutt


If you want to join a new book club just let us know and we can arrange it .



I have provisionally booked a visit to the Chatham Synagogue on the afternoon of April 1st. Nearer the time there will be a list out.


Once again thank you so much for sticking with us over the last year, it hasn’t

been a great time but we have survived it and no doubt learnt a lot of things about ourselves plus lots of gardening!!


If you would like a WI diary at £5.50 please let me know before next  months’ meeting.


See you all next month. If you need to ask anything call me on 07729828959

love from Angela xx



October 7th monthly meeting

November 4th AGM

November 18th Birthday party

December 2nd monthly meeting

December 5th Christmas Lunch

January 6th Monthly meeting

Quiz night Friday 25thMarch 7pm

April 1st Friday Chatham Synagogue visit