April 2022

Our President Julie Andrews welcomed 41 members to the April meeting; she then introduced three new members and one returning member. Apologies were accepted and Ann Brame was thanked for the lovely flower arrangement for the President’s table. The record of the March meeting was read, approved, and signed.

Biddy Fraser gave a report of the 100th Annual Council Meeting of East Kent Federation which was held at the Leas Cliff Hall in March. At this meeting it was proposed that East Kent Federation should change to be a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). Castle Green voted in favour of the proposal.

Jackie Vickerman drew our attention to the Twiddle muffs on display which will be taken by Gill Chapman to local nursing homes.

Future events. Next month will be our Birthday Breakfast meeting when we will be enjoying warm croissants with jam, orange juice, tea/coffee and discussing this year’s NFWI Resolution.

The June meeting will be held at 1pm and after listening to an illustrated talk about Madagascar we will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an afternoon tea.

Summer outing. Romany Cowans has booked a visit to Godinton House and Gardens on Thursday July 28th. The cost is £20.00 to include a guided tour of the house, visit to the gardens and a cream tea.

Julie said that we had a 2 coffee urns for sale if anyone was interested.

Due to the traffic problems on the M20 caused by Operation Brock, among other factors, our speaker had cancelled her visit to us. However, at very short notice our committee had come up with Plan B.

After an extended coffee break, we settled down to a Bingo session with Daphne Gazeley as our caller followed by two quizzes all of which were great fun.

Ann Brame was the first to call a full house and so won the tin of biscuits.

Both quizzes were won by the smallest team calling themselves ‘The Mugs’.

Margaret Alcock gave an impromptu vote of thanks.

Click here to read details of next month’s meeting on May 13th