Event Reports

AGM 2019 – Award Winners

AGM Award Winners 2019 Congratulations to the following talented WI members who recently won prestigious awards, which were presented at the Annual General Meeting in the Europa Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 21st March 2019:   Ho...


AGM 2019 – Scrapbook Competition – Winners

Scrapbook Competition 2019 Each year entrants to the Scrapbook Competition use various craft techniques, materials, photography and layouts to compile a vivid, colourful scrapbook depicting the story of their Institute’s acti...



AGM 2019

The 78th Annual General Meeting The 78th AGM was held on Thursday 21st March 2019 in the Europa Hotel, Belfast – a new venue for this year.  The proceedings were chaired by Federation President Lady Anthony Hamilton and the ...


Music Festival 2019

The annual Federation Music Festival was arranged by the Arts Sub-Committee and held on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Roseyards Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballymoney. There was an eclectic mix of styles and content, ranging from sh...



Federation Chairman Collette Craig Honoured with MBE Award!

Congratulations to Federation Chairman Collette Craig who was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019!  Collette received this accolade for services to the community in Londonderry and recently enjoyed ...


Arts Festival 2019 – ‘A Breath of Spring’

The Arts Sub-Committee organised the annual Arts Coffee Morning, held on 15th February 2019 at Federation House.  Around eighty-four members attended from ‘Derry and Antrim and Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone’ to enjoy ...



Christmas Event 2018 – Christmas in the City!

Hundreds of ladies from Institutes across the province descended on the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Saturday 3rd November 2018 for the Home and Garden Sub-Committee’s annual Christmas Event. This year’s gathering was e...


Autumn Council Meeting 2018

The Autumn Council Meeting (ACM) was held in the Bannville House Hotel, Banbridge on Saturday 20th October 2018, following the World Rural Women’s Day meeting.  The ACM gives members a chance to catch up on the latest Federa...



Festival of the Spoken Word 2018

The Arts Sub-Committee hosted the Festival of the Spoken Word in Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday 13th October 2018.  Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds opened the proceedings with her welcoming remarks....


Festival of Food and Flowers 2018

The Home and Garden Sub-Committee hosted a successful Festival of Food and Flowers in Sandholes Presbyterian Church, Cookstown on Saturday 6th October 2018.  The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Our Fruitful Land’ ...