Tuesday 24 November 2009

officers training weekend

Gerald asked me if I thought it was worth county putting on the officers training weekend... my answer - definately yes.

So 9.30 on saturday morning Sam, Pippa, Tam and myself arrived at Portpean outdoor adventure centre nr St Austell. A morning of training to make sure you know what your role is all about, an afternoon of outdoor activities around the centre, followed by a night of games made it an excellent weekend.

Unfortunately I now have the flu; not so excellent.

Friday 20 November 2009

new members evening

What a turnout - over 50 people showed up (including existing members of course). Jer Shute & Rich Risdon provided us with a load of fun games, including sorting yourselves into animals, a beetle drive, and a trip to the zoo for little ernie. Bit of an animal theme it seems.

Thanks to all you new guys that turned up, hope you enjoyed it and hopefully see you next week!

Monday 16 November 2009

Hatherleigh Carnival

Here's a link to the photo the pro photographer took on Saturday:
Go to the gallery and it's on page 4.

Sunday 15 November 2009

wine & wisdom & hatherleigh carnival

Thanks to everyone for coming to the Wine & Wisdom evening. Due to the stormy weather causing a near cancellation, then people delayed in turning up, as well as a PA system that didn't want to work we had a bit of a late start, but the evening went well in the end. Thanks to all members who helped out, including Oli, Tam, Mel, Ed and Claire who came to help me clear up yesterday.

Yesterday afternoon, I had a few concerned calls about whether we were going to go to Hatherleigh Carnival or not cause of the weather. Thankfully it cleared up - no wind or rain all evening and we managed to get second place. Cudos to Stratton YFC who created their carnival float from scratch yesterday and entered it in the evening - not up to Lanson YFC standards of course, but well done anyway!

Friday 13 November 2009

indoor sports success!

I'm a little shocked, and very proud - we got through to the indoor sports final last night, after coming 3rd in our round at Bodmin College. Shocked - cause we never seem to do well in this comp, and also as we went to fireworks last week instead of having a practice! Well done everyone. The final is Fri 27th - details on calendar above.

Wine and Wisdom tonight, Coads Green starting 7.30pm. Help from members from 6.30 please!

Carnival tommorow - meeting 4.45pm prompt at pig market, or 5.30 at Hatherleigh. Hopefully the weather won't cause the event to be cancelled or anything, fingers crossed!

Wednesday 11 November 2009

committee meeting

I chaired my first committee meeting last night, which proved to be quite a long affair as lots has happened, and there's lots about to happen... Most of which was just the general goings on, preparing for social events etc.

One point decided that I should announce, is that it was decided that we will no longer advertise every week in the paper about what the next meeting is. This will come into effect after next weeks new members evening. Instead, a text message from myself to members each week puts the information in your pocket, and will save us a considerable amount of money each year which we feel can be better spent on other things.

Our monthly column in the Farming Section of the Cornish & Devon, plus the information on this website are our ways of keeping in touch with family, friends and anyone interested in the club. New members are generally recruited through the new members evening, or are are friends of friends. For those who aren't, the newspaper and website will be our ways of attracting them in. Please note that few, if any other YFC clubs advertise in their local paper each week and are sucessful. Any questions or issues, please get in contact with me.

Friday 6 November 2009

fireworks night

Best fireworks ever! The original plan of Padstow fireworks got cancelled, then Launceston the same, so I decided upon Bodmin cause I'd heard they were good. Whoever told me that wasn't wrong - they were the best fireworks I've ever seen - and I was in Sydney for New Years Eve last year! And despite all the rain, it was barely muddy in Priory Park.

After having a pint in Bodmin afterwards, we decided that this sat night we should have a proper YFC night out in Bodmin followed by Eclipse, so come on down to Bodmin town everybody.

Monday 2 November 2009

meeting, carnival & halloween

Last thursday's meeting was the second part of the sign language course. The teaching was a little quick for some, but most people enjoyed it and we had a bumper turnout of 32 people!

Camelford carnival on saturday went well, and we came away with second place (we should have won really we all reckoned!). It's a bit of an odd carnival, just going up and down one street, but was still a good laugh. Hatherleigh Carnival is a week on saturday. Pictures are here

Halloween disco later that evening was a great event, and I'm really impressed with BK discos who kept the party going. If anyone knows who started that brief fight, please quietly tell them they're not welcome at any of our do's again - behaviour like that gives us a bad name and ruins people's evenings, even though it's generally nothing to do with the Young Farmers. It was good to see Frayner out as well, after a period of hibernation! Pictures are here

Club meeting this thurs is Fireworks - a change to original plan to be later and more local; it's now 7.00pm meeting by Launceston Leisure Centre itself (£5 to get into event but should be good!).

Camelford Carnival - A Donkey's Clearer View!

I was going to add a couple of pictures that came out a bit better than last time but seeing as I got here before Steve I'd better also put for all the adorning fans that having been waiting for results that we came 2nd in our class which means a steady progression and fingers crossed it will will continue onto Hatherleigh!