Tuesday 18 May 2010

executive committee meeting

I've just got back from the Cornwall YFC executive committee meeting, which is where myself and Ed get to represent our clubs views, keep up with whats going on at county and national level, and vote for any decisions to be made by county.

A few relevant things mentioned: (I'll read this out to club at the next suitable opportunity as well)

  • Clubs were requested to put forward ideas for the posts of Junior County Chairman and GP Vice Chairman
  • It was decided that at any do's at Pure nightclub or any indoor do there will be no entry after 12 midnight from now on
  • Valentines Ball will be on a saturday next year - 5th feb - to try and boost attendance
  • The Fresh Start training course was well recieved and they want to know who's keen for next year - its a course covering all the basics of running your own farm business (both Pip and Burdie did it and thought it was good)
  • National AGM next year is at Blackpool, 6-9 May, weekend will cost around £210
  • >16 & 17 year oldsare still fine for the SWA weekend next year (there was talk of stopping them attending a while back)
  • The SWA competitions day in a few weeks is at shaftsbury and gillingham county showground
  • Royal Cornwall - herdsmans bar will be closed from 6pm onwards each day to the general public - only those showing cattle or exhibiting (who will have wristbands) will be allowed to enter. This is predicted to cause chaos as a lot of people turn up evenings for a drink, and there's no where else to go nearby, and no alternative laid on!
  • The royal cornwall campsite will be closely monitored this year for those not paying, causing trouble etc. Apparantly its filling up fast and you need to book in advance - not sure how true that is
  • Harvest festival is at truro cathedral this year on 24th sept, with do after in Pure, Newquay
  • Membership across the county is down on previous years, and we need to help get it up to a higher level. PLEASE if you havn't paid up, do so. If you have a friend, bring them. 
  • Mole valley farmers asked if club members across Cornwall would do a 'welly conga' at RCS to set a guiness world record! However no-one felt they'd be able to get enough people together at the right time so its unlikely this will happen

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