The president of Broughshane WI welcomed both members including Yvonne Crabbe, Federation HQ, and the speaker Shannon Maybin to the February meeting.
A minute’s silence for Sally Irwin and condolences for her family members were observed.
Mary Knox and team of crafters were congratulated for displaying their crafts in Ballymena Business Centre Craft Shop in Church Street where the Broughshane WI Scrapbook for 2015 was also exhibited by Iris McFetridge.
Martha introduced Shannon Maybin. Shannon had as a nurse injured her back from lifting patients and after many remedies found Bowen cured her and so decided to start her own practice. Shannon gave members an insight to the BOWEN fascial Release Technique she practices at her treatment room in Raceview Mill. Thomas Ambrose Bowen of Geelong, Australia had developed the technique (thus the name BOWEN). Shannon explained, with the assistance of Sheila King one of the members, and body banners what the Bowen Technique was all about. Bowen aims are to balance the whole person not just the symptoms. Back and neck pain, knee problems, sport injuries, RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, pregnancy, Colic babies, migraines and respiratory problems to name but a few. Any problem could potentially be addressed and for some people ‘stress management’ or simply ‘health maintenance’. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes with rest periods for the body to make subtle adjustments which helps re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain, features which make the Bowen Technique unique. The treatment is very gentle it can also be used with babies and infants but has amazing effects. Looking around the hall – everyone had sub-consciously readjusted their sitting postures.
Sally McBurney gave the vote of thanks and Raceview were thanked for serving up a wonderful supper.
Congratulations to Margaret Logan, winner of the November Magazine Competition (Foreign currency) and Diana McCaughey for her published article on drinking tea. Well done ladies.
Ballymena Agricultural Show - Jane Black WI Trophy shared for six months each with Glarryford was now with Broughshane and presented to Diane Murdock and Annie Hamilton.
Shannon Maybin judged the competition for the “oldest coin”: 1st Diana McCaughey, 2nd Clare Barr and 3rd Marlene Adams.
The monthly magazine winner was also Clare Barr.
Broughshane WI Annual Table Quiz - Friday 10th April at 8pm in Broughshane Community Centre (tables not to exceed six persons).
The next meeting is on March 9th. Speaker will be Tracey McIlwaine – Trek to Himalayas. Visitors are always very welcome, so do come along yourself or with a friend and enjoy a cuppa. Monthly meetings start at 8pm in Broughshane Community Centre.
Elizabeth Patterson played the Country Women’s song and the president wished everyone a safe journey home.