County AGM 2017
The retiring Chairman Becky Green (Brown Clee YFC) gave a very heart felt summary of her year in Office. She thanked everyone who made her year a success. This year Shropshire YFC received the most prestigious award in the country which is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. Shropshire YFC was chosen for being a fantastic example of young people through friendship, loyalty and encouragement.
Becky then handed over the Chain of Office to Chairman Elect Clarrie Hocknell (Whitchurch YFC). Clarrie announced her once in a lifetime Chairman’s trip to Peru and her plans to raise money for her two chosen charities ;The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Riding for the Disabled Association.
This year two incredible candidates stood for Vice-Chairman. After a very tense wait Fred Allen (Cleobury Mortimer YFC) gained the most votes to become Vice Chairman for 2017-2018.
Matt Tomley (County Treasurer for 4 years), Jeff Dale (Vice-President) and Tim Croxton (Vice-President) have sadly stepped down. They have all done a marvellous job supporting and advising Shropshire YFC. Their replacements Will Allen (County Treasurer), Linda Green (Vice-President) and Cathleen Morris (Vice-President) were given a warm welcome.
Cllr. Anne Hartley, The Chairman of Shropshire Council, presented many awards to members and clubs. Dorrington YFC won the Ian Lawrence Shield for winning the competitions league. The following received awards from Becky Green for their Shropshire YFC Achievements; Emily Grandfield (Whitchurch YFC) won the Boffey shield for the best up and coming member, Chris Potter (Dorrington YFC) won the Contribution to Agriculture Award, the most Sociable Member was Dan Roberts (Nesscliffe YFC), the club who raised the most money for charity was Alberbury YFC, the Best Female member was Ella Conde (Rea Valley YFC) and the Best Male Member was Alastair Sheppard (Chirbury and Marton YFC).
This year the 62 members who represented Shropshire YFC in the National finals were given special awards. Shropshire had two National winners; Jenny Dale (Rushbury and Cardington YFC) and Newport YFC Netball team.
Finally, Becky Green presented £3,500 each to Midlands Air Ambulance and Oak Farm which were her two chosen charities.
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