November 2016 Newsletter

As I write this we have just returned from the Sikh Temple in Gravesend. We were made to feel so welcome and all enjoyed the hospitality and the warmth of our guide. It was so interesting; if you have never been it really is worth visiting. Thanks Mandy for organising yet another great trip.

The Beetle Drive is this Friday 11th November 7pm. It is such a good evening – with no skill involved (if you haven’t been to one before) and a nice ploughman’s! If you haven’t put your name down it’s not too late, just let me know ASAP.

The first of our 4 week flower arranging courses starts November 15th 1.30pm in the village hall. The ladies on this one are Lynne, Teresa, Denise, Linda, Julie and Jenny. I will meet you at the hall with the bits you need for the first one, all you need to bring is a selection of flowers and some greenery.

Our 94th birthday party is on Thursday 17th November. We will start a little earlier at 7pm as we have a brilliant singer booked. The committee will be cooking hot food so make sure you are hungry! If you are unable to come please let me know (at present I have apologies from Elaine S and Janice).

Our Christmas lunch is on Saturday 10th December 12.30 for 1pm at The Plough Lewson Street. I almost have all the menu choices and deposits and will pay Kevin this week so if you haven’t already put your name down just let me know this week.

Loose Women is on December 15th meeting at Sittingbourne station. We will get the 9.46 train. There are still two tickets if you want one.

The Annual Meeting of the East Kent Federation will be held in Margate on 22nd March. We have applied for tickets but I can always try for some more if you are interested.

There are two birthday parties coming up – Tunstall on December 8th at 7.30pm with The Ukele Band and Rodmersham Green 2.30 the same day. Both President plus 4. At present Angela, Lynne, Sue, Joyce and Jean Slate to go to Rodmersham. Barbara and I are going to Tunstall if anyone else wants to come to Tunstall please let me know.

We are collecting non-perishables for the local food banks for Christmas, can you please donate as much as you can and to the next meeting. It is to tie in with this year’s Food Poverty resolution and is a good thing to do this time of year.

Milstead Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday 26th November 10.00-12.00. Please come and support the village. There are raffle tickets available from Janice.

The Remembrance Sunday service is Sunday 13th November 3pm.

The Christmas Tree Festival at St Michaels runs from Thursday 24th November to Sunday 27th. Put the date in your diary and pop along to see our entry.

There is a Music Quiz in the Village Hall on 9th December at 7pm £6 which includes a buffet. If you would like to come alone or with a team just let me or Janice know.

Two Group meeting dates to put in your diaries for next year are 20th April 2017 at Bapchild village hall at 2.30pm with the Medical Detection Dogs and 4th October 2017 at Teynham CH 2pm.


Our next monthly meeting is Thursday 1st December where we will be making a Christmas Table decoration.

The ladies who went to the Sikh temple today – don’t we look good?


Words by Angela Coleman