MARCH 2022



Hello Ladies


Firstly, although Joyce isn’t officially 90 yet, I know you all join me in wishing her a wonderful month of celebrations. Happy 90th Birthday Joyce xxx

What a lovely turnout again. There is such a happy, friendly feel in the hall during our meetings. I hope you all feel welcome and included. We do try.  I am now self-analyzing myself and arguing with my dog, who is definitely in his RC ego mode – you had to be at the meeting to understand. He says it was the cat who emptied two sacks of bird food onto the kitchen floor???

Tony’s explanation of our ego voice and how we are affected by our various ego ‘moods’ was very interesting. Knowledge is power as they say.

Thank you so much for your kind donations tonight , we raised £121.50 which I will send off to Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal


If anybody hasn’t managed to get their subs money to Dilys yet, please can you do it asap. Cheques are made payable to Milstead with Frinsted WI, and her address is 11 Shurland Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4QT.

While the covid restrictions have ended, 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 have two tickets available for the East Kent Federation Annual meeting

At Folkestone on Wednesday 16th. If would like one, please let myself or Marcelle know asap. This will be a great meeting, if you have not been before you will really enjoy it.


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 please. There will be a raffle so don’t forget to bring some money.


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


We are visiting a local garden in Oare, a few of us visited last year in torrential rain but this year we have been promised sun! We will meet at 10am at Pheasant Barn, Oare on June 30th. The visit costs £7. IF you need directions just follow one of us. Please can you let me know asap as the garden owner needs numbers. We may well have lunch afterwards if you fancy it.


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 member only event.


There is a Congratulations card available online to send your best wishes to the Queen. IT is on our FB page – Milstead with Frinsted Women’s Institute. It is a private group so don’t be shy.


Our actual 100th year will be celebrated with a meal on Thursday 24th November in our village hall. We have got a caterer arranged so we do not have to do the hard work on our special night. We really hope that you will all join us on this once in a lifetime event! 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.

The cost is £30 per head, bring your own drink. There may be a little fizz too.


The menu is


Potted Ham Hock, pineapple chutney and sourdough

Or Brie, caramelized onion tartlet




Breast of chicken, pressed leek and serrano Boulanger potatoes

Or Butternut squash, mushroom and spinach wellington

Lemon Posset and shortbread.


If you have any dietary requirements, allergies etc. please let me know.  We really hope that as many of you as possible can make it. It will be a lovely evening.



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.


The Tabletop sale will be on Saturday 2nd April 10.00-12.00 in the VH. Please can you make a cake for the WI cake stall. Just let us know if you can’t get it to the hall on the day and we can arrange for a drop off or collection. Please bring as many of your friends as possible.


You are welcome to join us at Faversham Cinema to see The Duke on Thursday 10th March 7.45pm. Partners and friends are always welcome. Barbara will be booking films now, so if there is anything you want to see just let her know. Please let me know if you are joining us next Thursday.


Jean Parkin is making progress following her stroke. She is very keen to come home but not quite there yet. Again, I know you all will be thinking of her and sending her your love. Get well Jean xxx


Our condolences go to dear Viv this week as she lost her brother suddenly. Lots of love Viv. Xxx


We are buying a Rose to mark our centenary, when we have it, we will have a little ceremonial planting. We will let you know the date as soon as we have one. Please come and join us.


The East Kent Federation have been unable to print the EK news magazine as their printers have gone bust, but I am on the priority event notification list so we won’t miss out.


Next month we have a speaker, Judy, talking about clothes and rations during WW2. Should be very interesting.


See you on April 7th 7.30pm. You will receive your programme for 2022/23 at the meeting.


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

Angela xx



                                       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 30th 10.00 am Garden Visit Oare

November 24th Centenary meal


Words by Angela Coleman