August 2015 Newsletter

Milstead w Frinsted WI Newsletter August 2015


Our Centenary Celebration will take place at Walmer Castle on Saturday 5th. We are meeting at Sittingbourne station 12.00. There are 6 seats left on the coach if anybody knows somebody that would like to come speak to Mandy. 

If you take any pictures on the day please send them to me or Di Radbourne as there is a competition for Centenary Celebration photos. We need a really good group photo!!

Friday 11th September will be our annual Beetle Drive; don’t forget to put the date in your diary as it really is a good evening! The evening starts at 7pm. Let Angela know if you are coming and didn’t put your name on the list.

Friday December 4th we are going to Essentially Hops to take part in one of their wreath making days. The cost is £25.  If you want to check out the details look at Please let me know ASAP so I can book it.

I have booked our Christmas meal for Saturday 12th December at 1.30. The menus are just being printed so further details to follow.  There will be a list next month on the table.

If you are passionate about something and want the WI to consider it as a Resolution please let me know and I can give you the details.


Other upcoming events:

Milstead Church is having their Songs of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday 13th September. It would be lovely to see our members there.

If you are interested in the Preserves and Baking course please let me know so I can let Doreen Clark know.

East Kent are organising a Christmas Tree Festival at the Academy, Canterbury on Saturday 28th November from 10-3. See you East Kent news for details.

There will be a Centennial Fair at Harrogate International Centre on 3-6 September. Tickets are available from

We have been invited by Orlestone WI to their Centenary event at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch on 16th September 10.30-5.30. The cost is £12.50 which includes a ploughman’s and a pudding! There will be pig races, craft stalls, birds of prey, produce stalls and plants for sale.

Once again National is opening the head office in London to its members. The dates are Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th November with two sessions 11-1.15pm and 2-4.15pm. If you are interested please let me know.

 East Kent is holding their Denman visit next year Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016. There are lots of courses on offer. If you are interested please ask me for the brochure.

A centenary walk has been organised for 5th October. Details in the East Kent news.

There is a visit to Denman College on Tuesday 1st September. It costs £45 and includes executive coach travel, corning coffee, lunch, guided tour and afternoon tea. The details are in the EK News.


Next month’s meeting will see Michelle from The Painted Pearl show us how to make a lampshade.

See you all Thursday 3rd September.


Words by Angela Coleman, Secretary