Spring Area Meeting – Quoile Area 2018

Posted May 8, 2018 by Quoile in Local Areas

Air Ambulance receiving donations from Institutes


The spring meeting was held on 18th April in Killinchy Presbyterian Church hall, hosts for the evening were Killinchy W.I. Area Chairman Mrs. Mary Duffy President of Ardglass W.I. gave all a warm welcome, especially to Executive member Mrs Edwina Marr, Guest speaker for the evening Coleen Milligan from the air Ambulance and judges Mrs Mary Tomsett and Mrs. Jennifer McBurney.

All area Institutes were represented and reports given by Annalong, Seaforde, Slievenaman and Spa.         Subcommittee reports were given by Arts Mrs Margaret Broome, Balmoral Mrs. Annabel Cleland Choir Mrs Geraldine Gray and Mrs Marr on behalf of Homecraft, Home and Garden, Magazine and International. Edwina also gave the Federation report.

Coleen Milligan our speaker gave us an informative talk on how important the air ambulance service is to the community. It was launched on 1st August 2017 and has been called out over 300 times in eight months. It brings hospital to patient within 25 mins. to all areas in Northern Ireland and has consultants on board.   This is invaluable in reaching farms, work places and traffic accidents. The cost is 2 million a year for this service and it relies on donations to keep it running.

A delicious supper was served by the Killinchy Ladies and the Quoile Choir then enthralled us by singing wonderful pieces conducted by Mrs Isobel Keenan and accompanied by Mrs Kathleen Gill on the piano.

The Area Competitions were awarded to the Following ,

Pearl Shaw Cup, Downpatrick W.I.                                             

Nora Lennon Cup, Card suitable for a new baby , 1st Evelyn Trimble, Annalong WI , 2nd Rose Allen, Annalong WI, 3rd Babs Bassett,  Ardglass WI 

 Joan Shanks Cup, Knitted or crochet bonnet (Premature baby)- 1 st Lynda Moates, Annalong WI, 2nd Charlotte Campbell ,Annalong WI, 3rd Babs Bassett, Ardglass WI   

Petal and Pots Cup, Spring arrangement – 1st Edith Edgar, Annalong WI ,2nd Lorraine Bothwell, Seaforde WI, 3rd Olive Gordon Annalong WI.

Awards gained at Federation Level : Gold Spinning Wheel, Fiona Patterson, Spa W.I.

Logan Salver (watercolour open), Debbie Smyth, Crossgar WI.

Harbinson Trophy, 3d Decoupage, Evelyn Trimble, Annalong WI

Deborah Horan Trophy, Best overall ,Quoile Choir .

Carrickfergus Cup, Quoile Choir,

Elizabeth Hasley Rosebowl, Kathleen Gill, Ardglass WI    

Ann Getgood Salver, Margaret Taylor, Downpatrick WI.


 A comprehensive vote of thanks was given by Olive Hanna , Annalong WI

          The Country Women’s Song brought proceedings to a close.


Quoile Choir Winners






Competition – A5 New Baby card.


Competition – New Baby Bonnet

Two of Quoile Area Quiz winners, Jenny and Jennifer from Killinchy W.I.






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