Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter December 2018.

A huge thank you to Sue for her patience and perseverance last night. Despite considerable difficulties, i.e. a lack of talent, my spinning top is actually spinning!! Hope you all had a laugh if not a working spinning top. Sue – you just don’t realise how talented you are!

It was very nice to see the two new ladies last night, Tracey who came last month and Jackie. We hope to see you both next month if not before. Our social evening next Friday is open to non-members and their friends too.

Next month our speaker will be from Swale Friends of the Earth. They will be talking about plastic waste, which has become so topical. We will be celebrating the Show the Love campaign at the meeting. If you were inspired by my paper seed ‘heart’ last night and would like to make something to show your love for the planet, bring it along next meeting. There are plenty of ideas on the My WI: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b40fe1be65940cc4889d33/t/5a3bb52953450af67d88ea2a/1513862478916/Seeded+Heart+Craft.pdf



or you can do your own thing!

This coming Wednesday 17th the film group will meet at 8pm Faversham Cinema to watch Darkest Hour. This should be a brilliant film. If you are interested just let Barbara know on 01795 474620.


If you didn’t put your name on the list for the Social Evening on the 19th January at 7pm can you let me know ASAP so I get the correct amount of shopping? This evening is open to all, so bring along friends and family for a fun evening. The cost is £7.50 each.

The first walk of the walking group will meet on Wednesday 24th January 11.00 at the swimming pool car park. We will walk around Faversham them have a coffee after. Can you please let Donna know if you will be meeting us so we don’t leave without you? Her number is 07740 823327.

We are going to Sittingbourne Dogs on Friday 23rd February, time to be announced. The evening will cost £26.95 for a three course meal, entrance and a race card. If you haven’t put your name down but want to go can you please let me or Marcelle know quickly as we will be paying the deposit next week. Husbands or a friend are invited too.

The Coffee morning at Frinsted takes place on Saturday 3rd March 10.00-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants, raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along.

If you haven’t paid your WI fees of £41, could you please either get the money to one of the committee or  send it to Dilys at 11 Shurland Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4QT.Cheques made payable to Milstead with Frinsted WI.

For the next two months we are collecting change for the Association of Country Women Worldwide. They are sponsoring 30 women to train as beekeepers which will enable them to become self-sufficient and look after their families. Please put whatever you can into the pot at the front table when you sign in.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House, (as Manor Cottage is now known!) on Wednesday 17th 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. You can bring along something that you are working on or start something new. There are lots of ideas on the Women’s Institute website if you want some inspiration.

Our next lunch club will meet on Thursday 8th March 13.00 at The Dove in Dargate. There will be lifts available for those who need one. More details to follow but here is an idea:  http://thedovedargate.co.uk/Lunch_Special.html

A big thanks to Donna for updating the MwF board. Each month she will print off the recipe of the month so please help yourself and take the time to look at the photos of our events and to put your name on the lists of events. We have a lot going on and it can get overwhelming at the meeting. If you are unsure about anything please contact me.

You will get your annual programme next month which will show you when you are hostess. Next month it will be Barbara, Alison and Diana.

If there are any events in the EK news that you would like to attend please contact Marcelle and she will book it for you.

Our best wishes go to the ladies who are under the weather at the moment, but especially thinking of Pauline and Iris. Get well soon.


Upcoming dates.

17th Jan 18   Craft Club Manor Cottage 13.00-15.00

17th Jan         Film Club Faversham Cinema 8pm – Darkest Hour

18th Jan         Bapchild and Tonge speaker from Great Ormond St Hosp 2.30p

19th Jan        Bingo with sausage and mash VH 7pm

21st Jan          Family service 11.15 Milstead church

24th Jan         Faversham Walk 11.00 Swimming pool carpark

1st Feb           Monthly meeting Swale Friends of the Earth 7.30pm

7th Feb           Lynsted with Teynham Birthday party 2pm

15th Feb         Bapchild Birthday party 2.30 Martyn Harrison

23rd Feb         Sittingbourne Dogs

2nd March     World Women’s Day of Prayer Milstead Church 2pm

3rd March      Coffee morning Frinsted 10-12

8th March      Lunch at the Dove, Dargate 1pm

23rd March   Our quiz night 7pm

28th March  ACM Folkestone.

10th April       Group meeting 2pm Baggy Boy Musicians

23rd April     Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH



Words by Angela Coleman – President