April Newsletter 2016

April Newsletter 2016

Welcome to the new ladies that joined us tonight. There may have been lots of things that you did not understand tonight but it will all become clear in time!!

Our film club are going to see the highly acclaimed film Room on Monday 11th at 8pm, if you would like to join us please let Barbara or myself know.

We are having our annual Quiz Night on Friday 15th April at 19.00 for 19.30. It is a really good evening and if you do not have enough people to fill a table (6-8) just let us know and you can sit on a table with others. If you are interested please let me know.

Painters Forstal w Selling have invited us to their party 19th April at 2.15pm at Eastling VH ME13 0BA. If you want to come with us and see how another WI works please let me know ASAP.

We are hosting the Bredgar Group Meeting this month on Wednesday April 20th at 19.30. The cost is £1.50 per person and the entertainment is by Martin Harrison with ‘Mediterranean melodies – a cruise in song’. It will be a lovely evening and we would like to have as many of our ladies as possible. This is the bi-annual meeting where the WI’s within the Bredgar Group all get together and is a really good way of meeting other Groups and ladies. Please let me know if you will be attending but haven’t put your name on the list that went round. We will need food for the evening and would like finger food just like you did for our birthday party last year.

We are visiting Belmont House and Gardens on April 26th, meeting 10.30 at Belmont. The tour costs £7 and food is extra, you are welcome to bring partners or friends. This will be a lovely day and a great start to spring. If you haven’t put your name down please let me or Mandy know.

We will be meeting at Rodmersham Coffee Shop on Wednesday 4th May at 2pm. Please let me know if you are coming so I can give the shop an idea of how many of us will be there. It’s a nice chance for a chat and a coffee (and maybe cake!!)

Our June meeting on the 2nd will be a Bring your Daughter, Granddaughter, mother, niece to WI night.

In September we are visiting Quex Cotton Powell museum. We will meet at Quex on the 7th. The cost is £14 including a cream tea. Time to follow.

The visit to the Sikh Temple, Gravesend is booked for 8th November meeting at 11am. There is no fee, just a donation.

Another date for the end of the summer is our Beetle Drive on the 2nd September. This is a fast, hectic noisy night out and brilliant fun!

The Horticultural Society (not WI) is looking for new members; they have a great trip and interesting meetings each year. If you are interested please let me know and I can give you the contact details.

They are holding a Milstead Coffee morning on Saturday 30th April 10.00-12.00. There will a great selection of plants, cakes, bric a brac and teas and coffees available.


Date of next meeting is Thursday 12th May – this is the annual meeting where we decide how our WI is going to vote on the Resolutions. There is information on our Facebook page Milstead with Frinsted Women’s Institute. We also have a presentation on The Importance of Language.

Hostesses for May are Di and Donna (with one still to be decided).


Words by Angela Coleman