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Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs
NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017

News from the County Chairman...


Hello!
 
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM. Congratulations to Fred ‘Hove’ Allen for being elected as the Vice-Chairman and to all of those who picked up awards. Well done again to Becky for a fantastic year as County Chairman.
 
Congratulations to all of those who took part in the Intermediate Just a Minute Competition, especially the clubs who got through to the final which took place on Wednesday night. There was an amazing turn out of competitors and spectators at both rounds, which has got the competition league off to a flying start. Good luck to all of those who are competing in the Mace Debating, Junior Public Speaking and Disco Dancing Competition happening this Sunday at The University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Campus, TF2 9NN.
 
I hope to see lots of you at the County Carol Service on the 14th December at St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch for an evening of Carols, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies – all friends and family welcome. SFYFC’s Charities for the Year are; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Shropshire Riding for Disabled.
 
Don’t forget the Social Committees Winter Warmer Dance at Park Hall in Oswestry on the 16th December –it’s a perfect Christmas warm up and a great chance to catch up with members and friends from around the county!
 
For the Chairman’s Trip this year, we are off on a once in a 'lifetime adventure' travelling to Peru and trekking the Inca Trail! Please get in touch with Clarrie if you are interested and wish to see the plan of the trip.
 
Chairman’s Charity Challenges have begun! We started with our first challenge swimming Alderford Lake and are looking for ideas and clubs to take on the next couple of challenges. Get in touch with Clarrie for more information. All money raised is going to the Charities mentioned above. We have 12 challenges to complete in one year, will we do them all?!
 
Thank you for getting your membership in to the office so promptly – anyone who has not yet signed up please remind them to do so as soon as possible. Without membership they are not insured or able to compete.
 
The office will be closed for Christmas from Monday 18th December until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
 
Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2018!

Clarrie
 

2017/18 County Committee Members

Results

Just a Minute Competition - Final
1st - Brown Clee
2nd - Whitchurch Team B
3rd - Wem
4th - Whitchurch Team A


Please can all clubs enter the upcoming competitions using this link.
 
 
What's on in DECEMBER
Full Calendar - click HERE

Friday 1st - 
Wem YFC BOGOF Dance
Saturday 2nd -
Rushbury & Cardington YFC Christmas Jumper Dance
Sunday 3rd -
Mace Debating, Junior Speaking and Disco Dancing Competitions at Wolverhampton University Telford Campus, TF2 9NN
Tuesday 5th -
Welding Training
Thursday 7th -
Social Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th -
Cake Decorating Training 
Thursday 14th -
County Christmas Carol Concert at St. Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch
Saturday 16th -
Winter Warmer Dance at Park Hall, Oswestry Showground 
Friday 22nd -
Whitchurch YFC Xmas Bash
Tuesday 26th
Nesscliffe YFC Boxing Night Ball
Wednesday 27th -
Whitchurch YFC Cold Turkey Walk 

From Monday 18th December - Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - YFC Office Closed 
  
Updates from the office:
  • Entries open 1st December on Ioomi for Pantomime and One Plus - Closing date 3rd January 2018 and  Situations Vacant, Junior Member of the Year, Senior Member of the Year and Bowling - Closing date 9th January 2018.
  • There is still time to apply for the Shropshire Chamber of Agriculture Bursary. An award of up to £500 will be offered to either an individual member for personal development or to a club for a community project. Application forms are available to download from HERE.  Closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017. 
  • Rally Sponsor 2018 - We are looking for a sponsor for the 2018 County Rally, If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the Sara Sartain.
  • A reminder that the NFYFC Smart Farming Guide is a new free business guide offering essential advice on how to get a farming business started. As the industry faces huge changes post-Brexit, the Smart Farming Guide, supported by Defra, offers a one-stop shop for practical advice on starting, funding, protecting and growing a robust agri business. The guide also helps YFC members to plan and deliver business development competitions as part of their programme of activities for developing YFC members’ skills.

The SFYFC Office opening hours are:
            Monday to Friday : 9am to 12.30pm and 1pm - 5pm with late night opening on
            Thursdays until 10pm.
           
            If you need to contact someone outside of these hours, please contact Sara Sartain,
            County Organiser on 07714249511 or Clarrie Hocknell, County Chairman on 07817992824.

DISCLAIMER

SFYFC frequently receives requests from commercial enterprises to include their advertisements in our newsletter.  Whilst we take every care with what is included we are not recommending any particular event or company and are not responsible for any undertaking or agreements clubs may make with such organisations.
 
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or Early Help on 0345 678 9021
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