Our February speaker was Peter Mockeridge a local caterer and baker who has previously done the food for our WI Christmas Party. He brought along all his own ingredients including his oven and with the help of two of our members made lots of different types of breads for us to try including focaccia, sour dough, bread sticks, pizza, and flat breads. They all tasted delicious.
Dates for your diary
13/03/18 WI Meeting – Craft and Social
23/03/18 Hever Castle trip – Dazzling Daffodils
As usual our December Meeting was our Annual Christmas Dinner. We always invite 2 members from each of the other WIs in our group. The delicious buffet was provided by Peter Mockeridge and as well as Warwick entertaining us with Carols and Christmas songs some of our members did a ‘turn’ on the stage. Jo deservedly won the table top decoration and some fortunate members won the fab hampers that we’d put together for the raffle.
We also made mince pies and served refreshments for our Village Civic Carol Service at the Lychgate outside of St Mary’s Church, which has become quite a tradition and is a lovely way to start the Festive Season.
Our November meeting was our annual meeting where the new committee and President were elected. Some of our current committee members had stepped down due to other commitments so we were very pleased to have several members re-join the committee. We are pleased to announce that Marion Rose was elected as President and we look forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of new speakers, trips and activities planned.
After the formal part of the meeting we had provided our members with cheese and wine and our speaker was from Ageless Thanet. Mandy gave our members lots of ideas about the free high quality local activities for all of Thanet’s residents who are aged 50+. Ageless Thanet also works with Citizens Advice Thanet to provide free, 1 to 1, intensive support and life planning to people who are 50+ and at risk of becoming lonely or isolated.
12th December-Christmas party and buffet dinner for members
9th January 2018-WI meeting-speaker from Thanet Families in Need
October was our craft and social evening. Members enjoyed making Christmas cards, painting Bondaweb, knitting and crocheting poppies for the Minster 2108 WW1 commemoration and playing darts. Nicky had asked members to bring along small hotel samples of toiletries that she made into packs that we donated to the Oasis women’s refuge in Margate. It was a lovely social evening and Zara won the limerick competition about the WI!!!!
14/11/17 WI Annual meeting-for the election of the Committee and President
12/12/17 WI Christmas meeting/party with buffet dinner -members only
19/12/17 Carols at the Lychgate – WI to make mince pies and help with refreshments