Broughshane WI keeping busy in lockdown
The last meeting of Broughshane WI was held in March 2020 and members have continued to deal with successive lockdowns in their own way.
The committee, however, has been busy working behind the scenes.
Marlene Adams, secretary, now has a full programme organised for the season.
In December members received a 2021 WI diary and a beautiful Christmas card designed my member Elaine Hine.
In February Sandra Adams secured a grant through the Northern Area Community Network,(NACN),funded by the Department of Communities and Department of Agricultural and Rural Affairs.
A total of 80 Well-being packs, put together by NACN, were delivered by committee, undeterred by the snow in early February, to members and others in the community. Each pack included a woolly scarf, gloves, a hat, socks, crossword /puzzle books, a stress ball and lots of health information. Also included was a February newsletter, using submissions by members, and containing a message from President Janet Gaston. The quiz was won by Annie Davison, 2nd Mary Adams, 3rd Iris McFetridge.
March saw members receive another updated Newsletter, an Easter card, a packet of garden seeds and a mini cross stitch kit.
Members now look forward to the publication in April of the ‘Ulster Countrywoman’ magazine.
They remain hopeful that with the roll out of a successful vaccination programme they will soon be able to resume normal WI activities.