At the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) Annual Meeting held on Friday 25th March the prestigious President’s Plate was awarded to Alexandra Woods from Banbridge.
This special award acknowledges a Society member who has made a significant contribution to the RUAS over a period of years. This year, Alex was the worthy recipient having been a member of the RUAS since 1994 and elected to Council in 2011. She is an active member of the Catering, Cattle, Trade Exhibits and Kings Hall Exhibition and Conference Centre Committees and has stewarded at the Balmoral Show for over 20 years.
As valued and highly respected member of the Society, Alex represented the RUAS on several occasions as a ‘New Generation’ delegate at the Royal Agricultural Societies of the Commonwealth Conferences in Edinburgh, Singapore and Malaysia. In 2018, she was tasked with creating a photographic display to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Show and she had the honour of meeting Princess Anne and taking her on a personal tour.
Outside of the RUAS, Alex is the Assistant Secretary and Press and Publicity Secretary for Castlewellan Show.