Tuesday's meeting is at the Angel Centre!
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South Tonbridge          3 March 2016

President's Welcome

Welcome to Spring! Such a nice feeling, although the evenings getting lighter mean my new regime of running, undercover of darkness is threatened! I can totally recommend the NHS's 'Couch 2 5k' app if you're interested in dipping your toe into the world of running. 

This month's meeting will be in our new venue - the Riverside Room at the Angel Centre, which should be warm and plenty of parking, hurrah! We'll be doing some cupcake decorating and you'll need to remember to bring a rolling pin and chopping board. We'll be looking for ideas for the carnival too (WI flash mob anyone?!) so bring your thinking caps everyone....! 

We're excited to welcome Christine Black, our adviser from the Kent West Kent Federation, to our meeting this month, as she will be explaining the committee election process that we will be going through in May. 

Also, there is a spare ticket for our Federation's annual conference, more details below, so if you fancy a day out with yours truly in T Wells get in touch!
See you next week everyone!


NEW VENUE: Angel Centre
We will be meeting at the Angel Centre, Riverside room, for all future meetings!

Cupcake Decorating
Previous Meeting Minutes

Members' Meeting: Clever & Creative Cakes

Tuesday, 8 March; 19:30 - 21:30 
Angel Centre, TN9 1SF

Learn to decorate cupcakes with Clare Phillips who trained at Westminster College of Catering. She has taught at The Cordon Bleu and has since cooked and taught cooking in schools and kitchens across the UK.
Bring a rolling pin and a chopping board!

Jeremy Paxman to Speak at Kent West Kent Meeting 16 March
1 Ticket Available!

Wednesday, 16 March, 10:45-15:30
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Join Becky at the Kent West Kent 
annual federation meeting to represent South Tonbridge! We have one ticket available
, so let us know if you would like to attend. Speakers will be Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster and journalist, and Janice Langley, NFWI board and former chair. See the full agenda for the day here.

Sub-Group Update

Walking Group:
Feb 3rd: a pleasant Tonbridge circular walk via Powder Mills attended by 2 ladies. The weather was favourable and we managed to keep our boots fairly clean.

Feb 21st: Hellebore Walk and Hadlow village. 3 ladies sauntered through the village taking an unplanned shortcut via a muddy field. After some refreshments at the newly refurbished cafe, we were treated to an educational tour of Broadview Gardens with an emphasis on the colourful hellebores. 

Handicraft Group: 
Visit to Glazy Daisy very successful with several people who don’t normally join the handicraft group.
Also Handicraft group now meet in Waitrose café after several weeks trying to find a new free venue.  Call for possible volunteer help with small items such as swans etc.
Supper Club:
The View restaurant on 25 Feb went well attended by 6 people all had a good time. 

Upcoming Events

Check the calendar for full details 
  • STWI Supper Club, Gerkha Planet, 15 March, 19:30, 8 spaces available, Contact Sara
  • STWI Walking Group, Circular Walk Tudeley, 19 March, 13:00
  • District Whist Drive, Leigh, 23 March, 14:00 -16:00 - Contact Margaret
  • STWI Handicrafts Group, Waitrose Cafe, 29 March, 19:30-21:30
  • Home Economics Annual Days, Ditton, 5 & 8 April; 10:30 – 15:30, £9 per day 
  • STWI Member Meeting: 12 April; 19:30 – 21:30 – Women in the Media: From Pop to Porn with Vivienne Pattison, Mediawatch
  • District Scrabble Night, Leigh, 14 April; 19:00– 21:00, £3.50
  • District Ceilidh, 29 April, Tonbridge Rugby Club
  • STWI Member Meeting: 10 May; 19:30 – 21:30 – Annual General Meeting; Committee Election, 1st birthday party! 
  • Drama Workshop, Wrotham, 2 June; 9:30– 16:00, £15

NFWI Raffle 2016 First Prize: £10k!!

Enter to win the annual federation raffle where the proceeds will go to strengthening the WI at the national level, as well as the Kent West Kent federation getting 60% of the proceeds of the tickets we sell! Email us if you would like to buy a ticket and find out more here.
Member Profile: Andrea Graham
50 ( really! )
Where are you originally from: Bexhill on Sea
How do you spend your days: Mon-fri I work as a Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist at Lewisham Hospital London. At weekends and evenings I spend time with my teenage children, friends, Rock Choir or running club.
My favourite thing about Tonbridge: Haysden
What unique skill or area of knowledge can I share with members: Asthma in children
What is your theme tune: You've Got A Friend. Carole King

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations to Helen Williams for winning the free consultation with Dr. Glenville from last month's meeting! Here's to a healthy 2016!
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