The speaker at Drumbeg WI in February was Michelle, a Physiotherapist from The Apex Clinic.
Michelle encouraged everyone to maintain a level of fitness and demonstrated some simple exercises many of which can be combined with the household chores. Michelle stressed the importance of regular exercise, a balanced diet and daily water consumption,all of which help with cardio vascular issues and arthritis.
President Rosalind Bloomfield congratulated Margaret Jordan and Maureen Lindsay who had submitted entries to the recent Art Festival.
Margaret won third place in the “Any other Medium”class.
Monthly competition winners were Olive Palmer, Jane Steele, and Pat McKeag.
In March Catherine Fegan from Ulster Wildlife inspired with a fascinating talk on owls.
Some of her work involves discussion with land owners and farmers encouraging them to set aside areas of land to provide cover and food for Barn Owls.
President Rosalind congratulated Ann Simpson ,Doris Campbell and Rosemary Reid who won the area quiz and will represent the Institute at the final in May.
Olive Palmer was presented with a colourful planter of spring flowers to celebrate her diamond wedding anniversary.
She and Rodney were married in Lowe Memorial 60 years ago and are still members of that Church.
They received a card of congratulations from The Queen and another from The Lord Lieutenent of Belfast.
Laurie King was welcomed as a new member. Rosalind extended sympathy to Hazel Irvine following the death of her husband Norman .
Competition winners were Kathleen Kerr, Olive Palmer and Margaret Jordan.
Following a special supper for Saint Patricks night the meeting concluded by singing A Country Woman’s Song