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October 2018


Autumn Council Meeting

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Bannville House Hotel,

174 Lurgan Road

Banbridge,

BT24 7AE


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Autumn Council Meeting Saturday 20th October 2018 Bannville House Hotel, Banbridge Proceedings from 2pm Admission: £5.00  Tea/coffee & scone: £2.95  Two course lunch (including tea/coffee): £12.25pp Soup: £3.50 Soup & sandwich combo: £6.96pp  Lunches must be booked directly with the Hotel during the first week in October.  Telephone: 028 4062 8884 Email: reception@bannvillehouse.co.uk

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November 2018


Christmas Event – ‘Christmas in the City’

November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am4:30 pm

Crowne Plaza,

117 Milltown Road

Belfast,

BT8 7XP


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Brought to you by the Home and Garden Sub-Committee Christmas Event – ‘Christmas in the City’ Saturday 3rd November 2018 Crowne Plaze, Belfast Competition: A gift wrapped Christmas box  (width not to exceed 20cm) We have stalls for your perusal, including lots of new ones, and a very interesting itinerary which shall proceed as follows: Tea/coffee & scones on arrival Fashion Show Festive Flowers with Rosemary Harrison Lunch Cookery Demonstration led by Angela Connan from Lidl Results of competition and…

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January 2019


Arts Festival Competitions

January 31 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Arts Festival Painting/3D Decoupage/Calligraphy/Good Handwriting Competitions Theme: ‘A Breath of Spring’ Closing date for entries to WI Headquarters: Thursday 31st January 2019 For more information, including full class detail, please click the link below: Arts Festival

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Scrapbook Competition

January 31 @ 9:00 am4:30 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Full Scrapbook and Single page entries must all be submitted to WI Headquarters by: Thursday, 31st January 2019, with completed entry form attached. (The office is open 9.00am – 4.30pm and does not close for lunch) Entries must be compiled on standard loose-leaf pages, available from WI Headquarters, or can be purchased elsewhere using the same size (51cm x 38cm) and similar weight (240gsm) of card.  There is no restriction on the colour of card used.  There is no entry…

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Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition

January 31 @ 9:00 am4:30 pm

Federation House,

209/211 Uppe Lisburn Road

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2019 Title:  ‘If I Could Go Back In Time’ Entrants must compose an original story of 800 words – 1000 words relating to the title. *Please adhere strictly to the word count and ensure you record your final word count on your entry, along with your name and Institute. The title is open to interpretation so let your imagination take flight!   Submissions to WI Headquarters by: Thursday 31st January 2019. Entries can also be emailed…

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February 2019


Deadline for Entries to the Music Festival

February 15 @ 9:00 am10:00 am

Federation House,

209/211 Uppe Lisburn Road

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Entries for the Music Festival 2019 must be submitted to WI Headquarters before Friday 15th February 2019. (Between 9am and 10am on the morning of 15th Feb at the very latest!) For more information, including  entry form, full class details and all entry criteria, please click the links below: http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Music-PDF-NEW-2019.pdf http://www.wini.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Music-Festival-Entry-Form-2019-1.pdf  

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Arts Festival Coffee Morning

February 15 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Arts Festival Coffee Morning WI Headquarters, Belfast Friday 15th February 2018 10am – 12 noon (Presentation of trophies to the winners of the Arts Festival Competitions will commence at approx. 11.30am) The works of art created by our very talented WI members for the Arts Festival Competitions will be on display

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Deadline for Entries to the Mary Boyd Competition

February 28 @ 9:00 am4:30 pm

Federation House,

209/211 Uppe Lisburn Road

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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International Sub-Committee MARY BOYD COMPETITION 2019 It’s time to get creative! For the 2019 Competition entrants are tasked with producing a tissue holder for a travel pack.  The dimensions should be: 11cm x 5cm x 3cm  The holder should be quilted, hand or machine sewed, lined and washable.  The theme is ‘Trees’.  CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: **Thursday, 28th February 2019** Entries to be submitted to WI Headquarters before 4.30pm on Thursday 28th February. *Please note entrants cannot have their pieces…

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March 2019


Homecraft Trophy Judging

March 4 @ 9:00 am4:30 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Craft entries for the March Homecraft trophy judging need to be submitted to WI Headquarters by Monday 4th March 2019 to facilitate time for marking and the engraving of trophies in preparation for the AGM. (This includes entries for the Isobel Lusk Competition). Many thanks.

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Music Festival

March 9 @ 10:30 am4:00 pm

Roseyards Presbyterian Church Hall,

114 Kirk Road

Ballymoney,

BT53 8HN

United Kingdom


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Music Festival Roseyards Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballymoney Saturday 9th March 2019 Proceedings from 10.30am For more information, including full class detail, please click the link below: Music Festival

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Annual General Meeting

March 21 @ 11:00 am4:30 pm

Europa Hotel Belfast,

Great Victoria Street

Belfast,

BT2 7AP

United Kingdom


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AGM Thursday 21st March 2019  Europa Hotel, Belfast  (Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP)  Proceedings from 11am (sharp) – 4.15pm (approximately) The guest speaker will be Dr Michael McBrien, representing Mercy Ships UK.  The consultant anaesthetist will discuss his aid work on board the ‘Africa Mercy’ – a state of the art charity hospital ship which is moored off the coast of Africa and is transforming the quality of life for some of the world’s poorest people.   The ship is…

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Bowls Final

March 30 @ 9:30 am5:00 pm

First Omagh Presbyterian Church Hall,

Dublin Road

Omagh,

BT78 1HF


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Brought to you by the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee –The WI Bowls Final Tournament 2019– First Omagh Presbyterian Church Hall Saturday 30th March 2019 Tea/coffee will be served from 9.30am The tournament itself will commence at 11am Tea/coffee & scone = £3.50 Lunch = £5.00 For directions of how to reach the Hall, please click the link below: https://firstomagh.com/where/location/

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April 2019


ACWW 29th Triennial World Conference

April 4 @ 9:00 amApril 10 @ 5:00 pm

ACWW 29th Triennial World Conference Melbourne, Australia Thursday 4th – Wednesday 10th April 2019 The theme for the Conference is: ’90 Years of Achievements. Building 90 Years of Opportunities’

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Drama Festival

April 13 @ 10:30 am4:00 pm

Macosquin Presbyterian Church Hall,

116 Coolyvenny Road

Coleraine,

BT51 3SF


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Brought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee Drama Festival Macosquin Presbyterian Church Hall, Coleraine Saturday 13th April 2019 Proceedings from 10.30am

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May 2019


Quiz Final

May 8 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Hillsborough Village Centre,

7 Ballynahinch Road

Hillsborough,

BT26 6AR


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Brought to you by the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee The WI Quiz Final 2019 Hillsborough Village Centre Wednesday, 8th May 2019 The Quiz will commence at 7.15pm (sharp) Admission: £4.00 Supper (if required): £3.50 

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Balmoral Show

May 15 @ 8:30 amMay 18 @ 6:00 pm

Balmoral Park Showgrounds,

Halftown Road

Maze, Lisburn,

BT27 5RF


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Balmoral Show Balmoral Park, Halftown Road, Sprucefield, BT27 5RF Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th May 2019

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Membership Survey 2019

May 23 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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We Need Your Help 👉 A Membership Survey has been circulated with the March Ulster Countrywoman and all Institutes are encouraged to get involved! This is your chance to give your honest insight and opinions on all things WI! More information is published on page 3 of the March magazine, as well as on the survey form itself. Completed surveys should be returned to WI Headquarters by Thursday 23rd May 2019. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

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June 2019


Golf Tournament – ‘WI Golfer of the Year 2019’

June 10 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Portstewart Golf Club,

117 Strand Road

Portstewart,

BT55 7PG


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Brought to you by the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee WI Golfer of the Year 2019 Portstewart Golf Club (Riverside Course) Monday, 10th June 2019 (Tee off times from 10.30am)

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September 2019


City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show

September 14September 15

Botanic Gardens Belfast


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Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th September 2019 Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB Theme: ‘Picnic in the Park’ Please view the Downloads section of our website for details of the WI Section, as well as the Open Competitions

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Arts One Day School

September 21 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm

WI Headquarters (Federation House),

209/211 Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy

Belfast,

BT10 0LL


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Saturday 21st  September 2019 WI Headquarters, Belfast, BT10 0LL Classes in Calligraphy & Acrylic Painting

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