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SI Lurgan congratulates Joanne Harris in becoming Northern Ireland Regional President at the Federation Conference which was held in Cardiff in October 2017. Joanne is a member of the Lurgan Club.

Delighted to have Twisted Sister’s at our first meeting on 10 September and to hear about their work with the homeless in Belfast. Twisted Sisters are a dedicated group of bikers doing this very important and essential voluntary service.  They do not accept money but we will continue to support them through denotations of clothing, sleeping bags etc. underwear for men and women.

SI Lurgan welcomes Maimie Wilson to our Club.   Maimie was a member of SI Ballymena before relocating to Lurgan.

Congratulations to Rhoda Larmour and Valerie Geddis on receiving Long Service Certificates 40 and 35 years respectively.

On Monday 26 February 2018, President Rosemary welcomed Jade Knowles – Diabetes UK NI. Jade gave us an invaluable insight into the causes and effects of Diabetes and provided excellent information on the prevention and management of the disease.

On Tuesday 12 December President Rosemary, on behalf of SI Lurgan, handed over the sanitary wear to Homeless Period Project at 6:30pm in the Oh Yeah Music, Gordon Street, Belfast.

On Monday 11 December President Rosemary welcomed and introduced our speaker – Mrs Felicity Rowland. Felicity entertained us in verse, covering the stages of life and helping us take a laugh at ourselves. Her humour was gratefully appreciated.

On Monday 27 November members packed the Christmas presents for the Gateway Party and also donated sanitary wear for the Homeless Period project. President Rosemary was delighted with the response. Joan Agnew won the beautiful flower wreath which Lois had made.

At our meeting on 23 October President Rosemary advised that she had spoken with Kelly from WRDA, who suggested that we team up with Queen’s University students who are currently working on a project called Homeless Period. Members were asked to provide sanitary wear which will be given to the project for distribution.

On Monday 25 September the speaker for the evening was Eleanor Damoglou whose talk was entitled “Love letters straight from the heart”, a heart warming insight into the personal lives of the people who had lived in her home in the late 19th century. Eleanor explained that while renovating her present home she had unearthed letters which revealed a blossoming relationship between Job and Angelina. Much of which was conducted by letter. Eleanor is a natural raconteur, and combined with members local knowledge, made this a very enjoyable talk. We all look forward to the next instalment.