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News from the County Chairman...

Spring has sprung! And we’re as busy as ever…
AGRI Rep Sarah Hardman has done a fab job recently of organising Agri-forum events. We’ve had well attended talks from Shropshire Farm Vets and Pickstocks. Coming up we have a Farm Business Planning evening at the livestock market and a tour around Mawley Milk in Cleobury Mortimer – please see the county diary / the facebook events for more details.
The SFYFC comps calendar is starting to look a little quieter, but we do have the hotly contested Clay Pigeon shooting comp coming up! Then at the end of the month it’s time for the Stock Judgers to shine in the Stockman of the Year and Shropshire Show Stock Judging competitions. The shooting is once again a National Competition, so those at the top of the table will have the chance to represent us at the National Finals.
Congratulation to everyone who has been busy representing us at West Midlands Area and Southern Area rounds of comps recently – results are below, but I’m proud to report that Shropshire will be well represented in several National Finals.
SFYFC’s Chairman’s Charity Challenge Weekend is Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th April. The Chairmans Charity Challenge this year will see all 18 clubs undertake some community work or fund raising in their local community. You’ve got some great ideas planned; from tractor runs, car washes, soup kitchens, to undertaking some much needed maintenance of the local playing field. Make sure you let your local community know all of the good work your club does by getting it in the press!!
In the social calendar over the next month we have the Easter Ball, this year called “The Big Bow Ball” which will see members dancing away to a live band and DJ at Ludlow Racecourse. Remember to buy your tickets online early, as this is always a sell-out event. 
And then, the biggest social event in the YFC calendar – the NFYFC Annual Convention – this year we’re off to Torquay!! I’m looking forward to seeing a few hundred SFYFC members in their pink t-shirts having a lovely time by the seaside. Your club top tables have been sent the “Standards of behaviour for AGM” presentation which they should hopefully deliver at you April business meeting.
At the end of the month we have our quarterly Exec meeting – please pass your views onto your top table as they represent your club at this meeting.
Finally a date for your diaries: 18th June 2017 we will be hosting a Fun Ride, open to the public, over the Clee Hill, in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance, Breast Cancer Care and Oak Farm in Ditton Priors, we would love to see as many riders there as possible to support 3 great causes.
For those of you who are starting to emerge from the calving / lambing shed, I hope it’s all gone well.

Southern Round Speaking Competition  - Alberbury YFC and Clun Valley YFC are off to Nationals to represent Shropshire in After Dinner Speaking and Intermediate Brainstrust.


Men's Five a Side
First - Dorrington
Second - Cleobury Mortimer

First - Brown Clee
Second - Dorrington

First - Newport
Second - Dorrington

First - Rushbury & Cardington
Second - Whitchurch

West Midlands Area Competitions

Second - Whittington & Oswestry
Third - Whitchurch 

Senior Member of the Year
Second - Rebecca Green, Brown Clee

Southern Area Competitions

Second - Alberbury

After Dinner Speaking
Second - Clun Valley 

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

Saturday 8th -
Chairman's Charity Weekend
Sunday 9th -
Chairman's Charity Weekend
Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition
Monday 10th -
Flower Arranging
Thursday 13th -
Rally Committee Meeting
Saturday 15th -
Easter Ball
Sunday 16th -
Wem YFC Charity Lunch
Tuesday 18th - 
SFYFC Office Closed
Thursday 20th - 
F & D Committee Meeting
Friday 21st -
Saturday 22nd -
NFYFC AGM Torquay 
Sunday 23rd - 
NFYFC AGM Torquay 
Thursday 27th -
Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday 30th -
Shropshire County Show Stock Judging and Stockman of the Year Competition
Updates from the office:
  • Why not join the 250 Club before our next draw at our Executive Meeting on 27th April. For an annual payment of £20 will be entered into 4 draws with a quarterly prize pot of up to £375!
  • Please note that the closing date for grant applications for review at the next Executive Meeting is Thursday 13th April.
  • Entries via Ioomi for the Shropshire County Show competitions close at midnight on the 3rd April.
  • Entries via Ioomi for the County Rally competitions close at midnight on the 13th April.
  • Don't forget our new opening times:
            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 Becky Green, County Chairman on 07791185528
Shrewsbury Livestock Market
Bowmans Way
T: 01743 442880
M: 07715 674137
E: admin@sfyfc.org.uk
Charity Number 524412
Any concerns on Child Protection Issues?

Either ring the County Organiser on 07714 249511 or 01743 442880
or Shropshire Youth Association on 01743 730005 or 07745 590402
who will be able to advise and support you further. 
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