January 2022



Hello Ladies

Happy New Year


I hope that those who could make it enjoyed the meeting last week. I was so pleased to hear about a local business promoting everything we have locally. I hadn’t realized they had a shop in Dargate too. It was lovely to see so many of you and great to visit another new lady, Carrie.

Thank you all for testing and sticking to the covid rules. Lots of other WI’s have made the decision not to restart after Christmas. I really do not want to do this and if we are all vigilant , stick to the rules , try not to move about too much at the meetings and let me know immediately if we experience any symptoms we can keep Milstead w Frinsted open!

I know a few of you cannot attend for work/personal reasons and I fully respect this. I wish we could offer hybrid meetings with zoom for those ladies but I am afraid we do not have WIFI at the village hall. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon.


The February meeting is on the 3rd. Janet and Claire from Fancy Tat will be demonstrating reusing items to make new things. This fits in with the environmental theme for our February meeting. Members all over the country will be making green hearts to symbolize love for the planet , there will be ideas in your WI magazine and on the WI website. Basically it is anything from a biscuit to fridge magnet that symbolizes our love for nature and our planet. We could plant something out in our gardens or a house plant and take a photo. Whatever you like. You could also join us on a local walk starting at the Red Lion! This will be on either 9th or 10th starting at 12.30.


We have Tony Cross as our March speaker – it shouldn’t happen to a therapist!  then Donna (a committee member and bank manager) will be talking about Scams and Internet safety in April.


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.


We are visiting Chatham Synagogue on Friday 1st April, times etc to follow.


Other outings next 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!


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.


Please call me  on  07729828959 if there is anything you want to know, about WI that is! Although I think I know about everything I am reliably informed that I don’t!!  


love from Angela xx



February 3rd monthly meeting Show The Love

 March 16th Wednesday ACM Folkestone

Friday 25thMarch 7pm Quiz night

April 1st Friday Chatham Synagogue visit

April 11th Resolution meeting

April 13th Spring Garden Day

June 2nd Jubilee Garden Party

June 11th NFWI Annual Meeting


Wordy by Angela Coleman