July 2023

President Julie Andrews welcomed 35 members plus 5 guests to the July meeting. Julie then thanked Valerie Humphries for the flowers, and the two hostesses, Alex Tubman and Molly Morris.

Julie checked that members had all received their copy of the East Kent News and reminded them that this was both the July and August editions. Flyers about the Top Team Quiz, the Photographic Competition and the Knit and Stitch show were available for those without email to see.

Kay thanked members on behalf of the Ukraine Appeal. Member’s generous donations had enabled her to deliver four large boxes of supplies. Kay had received a lovely thank you card from the Ukrainians, that she read out to members. The supplies were delivered to a rural village in southeast Ukraine and to an orphanage.

Details of all our subgroups meetings and our Summer events were given out.


Sue Hankins our delegate at this year’s NFWI annual general meeting gave her report of the day and answered questions from members.

After a busy coffee break when raffle tickets were bought, prices won and items purchased from the sales table we welcomed back Clive Nuttman.

Clive gave us a very interesting illustrated talk about Kent’s Chalk grasslands. At the end of which members asked several questions and Marjorie Mitchell gave the vote of thanks.