Former Federation Chairmen enjoy special reunion lunch

WI REUNION RI Farm

THE former Federation Chairmen of the Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland recently held a very enjoyable reunion lunch at Ballyrobin Country Lodge Hotel, Crumlin, County Antrim. Those who were able to attend and the term during which they served were: Margaret Torrens (1978-1980); Hilda Stewart (1982-1985); Helen Livingston (1985-1988); Jean Mann (1988-1991); Violet England (1991-1994); Jean Blair (1994-1997); Kathleen Doherty (1997-2000); Elizabeth McHugh (2003-2006); Ethel Patterson (2009-2012); Margaret Collinson (2012-2015); Elizabeth Warden (2015-2018).

The current Chairman Collette Craig and Irene Sproule, General Secretary, also attended.

Unfortunately, the two remaining surviving Chairmen, Joan Shanks (2000-2003) and Betty Birney (2006-2009) were unable to attend.

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