February 2022



Hello Ladies



Hello girls, so nice to see so many faces again this month. I hope that you enjoyed yourself and the cake! Well done Jen xx

The speakers were very good , I think we will book them for a workshop in the hall soon.

Just a quick reminder for all of us the fees of £44 are due this month or next. Please put your money in an envelope with your name on and pass to Dilys.

For the ladies that haven’t joined us yet , we have a limit of 50 members according to our byelaws. At present we are extremely close to that number, whilst we do not want to rush you, we also don’t want you to miss out on joining what is the very best WI available!  

While the covid restrictions have eased , please do not come if you feel at all unwell and please notify me if you become positive after the meeting. I like to test before we meet up for your protection. We seem to be doing well in the UK but we can’t take it for granted yet!

Next month Tony Cross from the village will be talking about his experiences as a psychotherapist! Should be very interesting!


You could also join us on a local walk starting at the Red Lion! This will be on 10th of February starting at 12.30. Dogs welcome. Just let me know if your name isn’t down on the list. If you can’t walk for any reason meet us in the pub afterwards.


Our first fundraiser is booked for Friday 25th March . Steve and Sue will be doing

a quiz. The evening starts at 7pm for 7.30 start. It is £10 a head which will include a gorgeous buffet. 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! If your name isn’t on the list please call Marcelle or Angela.


Please note the change to date and time for the trip to Chatham Synagogue. It is now 19th May at 6.30pm.


Other outings this year will include a visit to Downderry lavender nursery, Fort Amherst, and Pheasant Barn in Oare.


To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee year we are having our Garden Party on Thursday 2nd June in Janice’s garden. We would love you to come in your finest garden party dresses or in Red White and Blue , crowns and tiaras optional!


Milstead w Frinsted are celebrating their Centenary with an afternoon tea at Torry Hill on Saturday 21st May 2-4.30pm. This is a members only event.


Our actual 100th year will be celebrated with a meal (venue to be decided) on Thursday 24th November. We really hope that you will all join us on this very special date. Due to the fact that you will be paying for the meal we are not going to have our Christmas meal for this year only.


There are a few nice outings being organized by the East Kent Federation. These include ;

A literary lunch on 7th April

Resolution meeting 11th April

Spring garden day 13th April

National Federation WI Annual Meeting 11th June


The details are on the Federation FB page or twitter. Any events that East Kent organize are best booked through us via Dilys. Please let us know if you need any further information.


If anyone would like to join in a book club please let us know.

We are in the process of arranging a Table Top sale in the VH. The tables will be £10. If you are interested or know someone who is please let Marcelle know asap. More details to follow.


Lastly for those of you that weren’t at the meeting I am afraid to tell you that Jean Parkin has had a stroke and is currently at Maidstone Hospital. I know that you will all be sending her your love and prayers. We will try to keep you up to date with her progress. Thinking of Jean and her family .


Please call me on 07729828959 if there is anything you want to know about WI

Angela xx



February 10th walk from Red Lion 12.30

March  3rd monthly meeting Tony Cross

                                       March 16th Wednesday ACM Folkestone

Friday 25th March 7pm Quiz night

April 11th Resolution meeting

April 13th Spring Garden Day

May 11th Wisteria walk

May 19th 6.30 Chatham Synagogue

June 2nd Jubilee Garden Party

June 11th NFWI Annual Meeting

November 24th Centenary meal


Words by Angela Coleman