Omagh and District Ladies’ Probus met in the library for their 2018 AGM on November 1, 2018. Rotary Liaison Officer, John Robson, presided over the election of officers for the forthcoming year. Zoe Reid has been elected President and Audrey Hodge is Vice-President. Other officers are Pauline O’Hagan, Pamela McClelland, Hazel Richards, Marjorie Greening, Margaret Scott , Frances Beattie and Lisa Bullick.
The speaker for this occasion was Geraldine Fitzpatrick from the Red Cross. She educated and entertained the group with quick practical solutions for any emergency they may find themselves in – using only items that may readily be found. As she explained, most emergencies happen when we are out and about when a First Aid kit is not available. Members were taught the appropriate action in many situations, including cuts, burns, broken bones, seizures, stroke, heart attacks and choking. They were also taught how to perform CPR.
Hazel Richards thanked Geraldine for her informative and entertaining talk and presented her with a small token of appreciation.
Zoe reminded members of the plans for November and December. These include a celebratory lunch to mark the 25th anniversary of the formation of the club in Omagh, the first in Ireland, and a trip to the Strule Arts Centre to enjoy a Feast of Christmas music.
New members are always welcome and the next meeting will take place on January 3rd 2019 in the library at 2.00pm. If you are interested, you are more than welcome to come along and meet us all.