Annual General Meeting 2016

Posted April 22, 2016 by WI Staff in Event Reports


The AGM took place on Thursday 31st March 2016 at the Kings Hall Conference Centre in Belfast, with hundreds of WI ladies in attendance. Members enjoyed catching up with friends, reflecting on the WI year so far, listening to the Resolutions and hearing all about the various recent WI activities, events and achievements. Award winners were presented with their trophies and creative work by talented members was on display for all to admire. The guest speaker was Olivia Giles OBE, who delivered an emotive and inspiring presentation. Olivia, a lawyer from Edinburgh, lost both her hands and feet after contracting meningitis in 2002. Surgeons were forced to amputate her limbs in order to save her life. Since her illness, Olivia has been greatly involved in fundraising for meningitis charities. In 2008 she established the charity 500 Miles which helps to rehabilitate amputees in deprived parts of the world. Oliva discussed her charity work and the members listened intently, in awe of her life story. The ladies left for home with much to reflect upon, at the end of this very successful and enjoyable AGM.














Ladies at the ACWW stand, including Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden and former Federation Chairman Margaret Collinson, showcasing the great work of the International Sub-Committee in conjunction with ACWW.











Magazine & Leisure Sub-Committee Chairman Ann McCurdy and Executive Member Evelyn Armstrong manning the sales table and scrapbook display at the AGM.











The Thelma Goldring table at the AGM, featuring the beautiful craft work of the late Thelma Goldring, a very talented WI lady.











Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, pictured with the guest speaker Olivia Giles OBE and Federation Treasurer Elsie Loughlin, at the AGM.


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