OCTOBER (BELATED) 2017 Newsletter
Sorry to hear that we missed such a fun meeting! Well done Sue and Jenny for making the best of it. We are all looking forward to hearing more from Jenny.
A few of our ladies went to the Borden meeting last week and saw another of Barbara Stephens very animated talks and the following day we saw Helen Kendal-Tobias talking about diamonds, a very interesting talk. Do come along with us to these meetings at the other WI’s in our Group. It is always good to meet other ladies and see how other WI’s operate. You may be surprised how many people you know.
Craft Club will resume on November 8th 1.30-3.30 at Joyce’s house. We will continue with the Twiddle Cushions and also be making some White Ribbons for the Not in My Name day. If you would like to attend and your name is not on the list just let myself or Marcelle know.
This year our Birthday Party is going to be held in The Blacksmith’s Arms, Wormshill Thursday 16th November starting at 7pm. There will be a hot buffet, entertainment by Ruth Minhall and a drink on arrival for just £15. You do not have to worry if you can’t get there as we will be providing lifts from Milstead VH as we did at the Garden Party. If you haven’t put your name on the list please let me or Denise know. I know this will be a lovely evening.
Another National event that we have decided to add our support to is the Not in my Name (White Ribbon) Campaign. This is an initiative that asks men to denounce Domestic Abuse against women; a white ribbon is the symbol that shows support for the campaign. We have managed to attract two brilliant speakers for our event on Friday 24th November 4pm at Rodmersham Coffee Shop. Cllr Alan Horton is the Cabinet lead for Safer Communities and Andy Rabey is the White Ribbon Ambassador for Swale Action to end Domestic Abuse (SAEDA). Neither has done this before and is delighted to be asked. They will be able to tell us what their roles involve, what help is available and how they aim to reduce incidence of domestic abuse against women in Swale. We are able to accommodate 25 ladies, so if you are interested please let Marcelle know quickly as we have had a good interest already. I hope that this will be a really informative afternoon and again something we can build upon in the future. There will be tea and cake available to buy as well!!
Our Christmas meal will be December 9th 1pm at The Carpenter’s Arms in Eastling. Please add your name to the list or just let myself or Marcelle know.
We are having a social evening on January 19th 2018 at the VH with Bingo and fish and chips. Please support us at this fund raising evening and put your name on the list. This is open to non-members, family and friends.
Next year the East Kent Annual Meeting will be held at Folkestone on 28th March. The day starts at 10.30 till 3.30. This year the speakers are Sherrie Hewson (from Benidorm, Loose Women) and an Orthopaedic Surgeon talking about knee replacement surgery. The cost is £12. This is always a very interesting and entertaining day. If you would like to come please let myself or Marcelle know. There is usually a coach available but we always drive ourselves there and share the petrol and parking.
There are several interesting events listed in the EK news which we can attend. If you want to go to something but don’t fancy going on your own just let me know and I am sure there will be somebody else that will go with you.
Lynne and I went to Denman College last week and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was my first time there and we have already booked for next year. Please take a look online or at the brochure. You will be amazed at the huge range of courses on offer.
I look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting on 2nd November as this is our annual meeting where we vote for the committee that will organise another fun packed, interesting year for you. Our speaker will be Paula Trower talking of her work in Lebanon with Syrian refugee children (hopefully)!
of our ladies went to the Borden meeting last week and saw another of Barbara Stephens very animated talks and the following day we saw Helen Kendal-Tobias talking about diamonds, a very interesting talk. Do come along with us to these meetings at the other WI’s in our Group. It is always good to meet other ladies and see how other WI’s operate. You may be surprised how many people you know.
23rd Oct. ACWW annual lunch, Chartham. Madagascar and Fairtrade
27th Oct. Lunch Club at Clary’s, Sittingbourne
28th Oct. Horticultural Society Annual Dinner
2nd Nov. AGM
8th Nov. Craft Day Chartham VH £10
10th Nov. Charity Fashion Show at Alexander Centre Faversham 7.15pm
16th Nov Birthday Party Wormshill 7pm £15
24th Nov. Not in my Name at Rodmersham Coffee Shop 4pm
25th Nov. Church Christmas Bazaar Milstead
27th Nov. Christmas Fayre Chartham VH
1st Dec. Music Quiz at Milstead VH
9th Dec. Christmas Meal 1pm Carpenter’s Arms Eastling
19th January 2018 Bingo and fish and chips VH
28th March 2018 ACM Folkestone.
23rd April Resolution Lunch at Chartham VH
Words by Angela Coleman – President