MONTHLY UPDATES

As our monthly meetings resume there will be monthly updates available at the meetings for members and the special delivery newsletters will end. If you miss a meeting the updates will be posted here just so members can keep up to date.

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OCTOBER

  

September  Update

Thank you to everyone who signed up  to help at our Macmillan Tea and Coffee Event at Farningham Village Day on September 4th.

Marilyn will be contacting the ladies who have offered to help with the stall or in the village hall . If you are baking cakes – and it`s not too late to put your name down! -please bring them along to the hall around 10 o clock or drop off at Marilyn`s house on 3rd. Our  profits will be donated  to Macmillan and this will also be an opportunity for us to raise awareness of this year`s campaign , as well as our own WI.

We look forward to seeing you!

Join in Farningham WI’s 

Big Green Walk ! 

September  24th

WIs are being urged to support `The Great Big Green Week`,

(18th-26th Sept),  a national week of events celebrating action on climate change.

Back by popular demand, Joan is organising a walk for us, along the Darent Valley Path and other footpaths to Horton Kirby,  returning via the bridge at Westminster Fields (this used to be the Granary Store in Roman times) and back by the river to Farningham.   

This route is approx 3 1/4 miles.

Departure :  10.00.a.m. from Village Hall.

Return : approx  12.30- 1.00 , then join us for tea and cake in hall.

Trainers or sturdy  footwear recommended.  

Dogs may accompany their owners BUT please ensure they are  kept on leads AT ALL TIMES.

Check out our Groups Update for other events.

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      HAVE A GO at our October Competition !               
“Harvest Fare”  Show off an Autumn recipe or a display of
harvest fruit and vegetables  or an Autumn flower arrangement .  

OCTOBER  Meeting : Thursday 7th   “From Titanic to Mary Poppins Returns”  Lucy Allen tells us about her career as a stunt lady.

Remember – you can ask a friend to pick up a monthly update for you or  check  out our website  for monthly updates. . Don`t forget to click on the Gallery tab too. www.farninghamwi.wordpress.com

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                                          HAPPY BIRTHDAY  US!

There were lots of smiles at our birthday party! Perhaps it was the glasses of prosecco served by Rita, to welcome the ladies, or maybe the afternoon teas, prepared by the committee  or even our presentation of “Murder at the Manor”! Congratulations to our winning sleuths : Barbara, Marianne and Janet and many thanks to all the ladies who contributed to the celebrations.

                   August Update

Good Evening ladies !      Welcome back to the monthly meeting!

As restrictions ended we expected that our newsletters would too, as you can catch up with everything (and everybody) at the monthly meetings .  However , on reflection, we will be issuing short updates each month , alongside the usual diary dates. These will be available to collect at the meeting – and feel free pick one up for any ladies who can`t make it – but we won`t be delivering or posting to absentees.

         Happy Birthday to us!                     
   103 and still going strong!

Better late than never…join us for a belated birthday celebration on Saturday August 14th at the Village Hall . Arrive at 2.00.pm. for  Afternoon Tea , followed by “Murder at the Manor” , a short murder mystery presented by a (willing?) group of volunteers from our committee  and  a couple of other ladies. Set in locked – down Farningham, your task will be to discover how the Lady of the Manor ended up floating in her swimming pool…… Please sign the list this evening as we need to know numbers for catering. (Thank you to Delma Gould of Axstane Players for allowing us to plagiarise her script!)    

Calling all cake-bakers!

We`ll be hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning at Farningham Village Day on Saturday 4th September 11.00a.m. -3.00p.m.

Our  profits will be donated  to Macmillan and this will also be an opportunity for us to raise awareness of this year`s campaign , as well as our own WI.

We will need lots of cakes , to be delivered to the village hall that morning or to Marilyn on 3rd . All contributions very gratefully accepted.

Please sign the list at the meeting if you can help. ………………………………………………………………………

It was great to see so many smiling faces at our `Beside the Seaside` event in July. The fish and chips arrived on time – unlike the speaker  – but we carried on regardless, enjoying a lively game of Bingo and a light-hearted quiz. Congratulations to our Bingo winner, Beryl, and our winning quiz team of Sheila, Pat, Marianne and Barbara. Marj found her `inner David Baillie` and provided souvenir photos for each lady to take away. Thank you to the committee members who, as usual , worked hard to make everything run smoothly.

DID YOU PICK UP YOUR PROGRAMME?
Available from Brenda, plus updated reminders for Tea and Room Stewards. Thank you to Jane who has organised this year`s Speakers and to Lesley for the printing . Details of speakers for March and April 2022 to follow very soon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

To our August ladies : Bridget (12th), Micaela (15th), Tina (18th), Bobby (22nd)

Next Meeting : Thursday September 2nd 7.00.p.m.

Learn more about aromatherapy and the properties and uses of the oils from Jackie Gillard , owner of “Blended Therapies” .  Make your own sample pot to take home!