Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

october 2018.


I just can’t believe I am doing the October newsletter, where did that year go again!

I hope the ones of you that managed to get to the meeting enjoyed Dick Bolton’s really knowledgeable presentation on the Stained Glass Windows of Kent. It was very interesting – something that you don’t always think of when you enter a church or Cathedral. It was very kind of him to step in at the last moment.

The Wine Tasting fund raising evening was a brilliant evening which raised 321.82 (my pound button isn’t working on my laptop!) if you didn’t join us this year make sure you put your names down next time we do it. A huge thanks once again to Denise and Mike.

Our Birthday Party is almost upon us. The committee have agreed to make hot food again as this seems popular but we are asking the members for a desert or a bottle of drink. If your name isn’t down can you let Marcelle know ASAP. We need definite numbers to cater for. The date for our party is Thursday 15th November at 7.30. For our newer ladies this is something that all WI’s do to celebrate the date the WI was formed and we invite other WI’s to come and celebrate with us.

Next month’s meeting on Thursday 1st November is our AGM. We won’t be having tellers or voting as we have less than 8 nominations but your officers will be giving their reports. Please join in with the Charity Shop Hat Challenge. All you need to do is buy any hat from a charity shop for 5 pounds or less!

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s this Wednesday the 10th at 1pm. If you are going please let Joyce know for numbers.

There are speaker auditions taking place at Bobbing tomorrow if you are interested.

Borden has their birthday party on Tuesday October 9th at 2.15pm. If you would like to join us please let Marcelle know.

The Bredgar Group of WI’s have their Group Meeting on Wednesday 10th at Bredgar 7.15pm.

On Tuesday 16th October we are visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We will travel from Sittingbourne to Stratford meeting at Sittingbourne station at 9.15.

This year’s Christmas Lunch will take place on Saturday 8th December at the Plough, Lewson Street 1pm. If you name isn’t on the list please contact Marcelle and please bring along the £5 deposit next month. I am sure Kevin will look after us and it will be a fun meal.

We are visiting Jo Arnell’s lovely workshop to make our Christmas Wreaths on Wednesday 12th December. This will be a gorgeous day; we will be organising cars so we travel in as few as possible. It is 25 pounds which includes everything including mulled wine and cake! Please let me know ASAP if you would like to join us so I can give Jo final numbers.

The membership fees are due in January, next month Dilys will be bringing in envelopes for your fees, if you could bring in post-dated cheques this will help her enormously. They can be dated 1st January 2019 if you like. Obviously cash is good too. The fees are 42 pounds this year.

We are collecting toiletries again this year for the domestic abuse charity New Leaf. Please be generous and bring your toiletries in for the November meeting.

At the December meeting we will collect food to take to the Food Bank again. It is so important to remember that not everyone is as excited about the pending celebrations as we are. I hope you all agree that this is an important part of the W.I. I know you will all be super supportive.

Milstead w Frinsted are presenting a poppy wreath at the Remembrance Service at Milstead Church this year. IF you would like to join us please let Joyce or myself know.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Iris well. Hope to see you back soon Iris!

We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates.

Upcoming dates.



9th Oct           Borden Birthday party 2.15pm

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

11th Oct         Tunstall open meeting 7.30pm

16th Oct         Olympic Park trip 9.15am

1st Nov           ACM monthly meeting

14th Nov        Usborne Book Party at Angela’s 1-3pm

15th Nov        our Birthday party

8th Dec.          Christmas Lunch – The Plough 1pm

12th Dec        Christmas Wreath workshop at Hornbrook Manor Farm Woodchurch 11am

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm

5th June         Annual Meeting Bournemouth

6th July           Frinsted Coffee morning


Words by Angela Coleman