Monday 30 May 2011

Competitions Day, near St Mabyn

Launceston YFC entered as much as they could at competitions day, including cookery (first), a mini cubicle (first), stockjudging (mixed positions!) and fence errecting (second). The club really pulled together and gained first place overall. Very well done!

Saturday 28 May 2011

Boys entertain girls

Following girls entertain boys, the tables were turned and so we headed to Bude for a surprise meeting of fencing, led by a registered fencing instructor, George! Donned in the appropriate clothing and armed with a sword, members were taught the necessary footwork, tactics and strategies for competing. It was a most entertaining and enjoyable. Many thanks to the boys, especially Ed Humber, for organising it.

Talk by a police dog handler

PC Andy Lewis and his trusty dog Victor, who is just coming up to retirement at the age of 8years, came to visit Launceston YFC at Eagle House. PC Lewis talked through his role as an officer, finding people as well as stopping people. Members were amazed at the strength of the dog, especially on hearing that Victor had torn someone's calf muscle, plus disemboweled a drink drive. It was a fascinating talk that was rounded off by amusement when Victor took a large interest in Ali Jones's bag!!

Sunday 15 May 2011

The Wedding of Nick and Karyn Brookham

On Saturday 14th May Nick Brookham and Karyn Kenyon tied the knot at Tresparrett Chapel. A guard of honour was provided by club members, with a tug of war rope entwined, as Nick was a member of Warbstow Warrior's tug-of war team. We wish the newly wed couple the best of luck for their future together.

Girls Entertain Boys

The girls entertained the boys with an evening of line dancing last week. With a good turn out, the hall was packed and full of laughter as we learnt lots of new moves. Jak Gubbin particularly enjoyed shimmering (or shaking your bottom in his case) to the music! To many people's surprise, it was one of the best meetings for a while. Many thanks go to Warbstow's line dancers for teaching us and Sofie Watton for organising it.

Monday 9 May 2011

Wotnot and National AGM

A keen group of fundraisers, referred to in Cornwall as Wotnotters, trekked the four peaks (Brown Willy, Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike) last week in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance and Precious Lives Appeal. Huge congratulations go to our members; Ed Humber, Jonny Shute, Steve Butter, Mel Kuhlmann, Leanne Gynn and Fiona Ham. Unfortunately Charlotte Parker missed out as a result of breaking her big toe the week before.

The Wotnotters ended their week at Blackpool, where they met up with hundreds of members from all over England and Wales for the Annual General Meeting and entertainments final. The weekend saw song titles coming alive as fancy dress costumes, Matt Baker (from Countryfile and The One Show) who was elected as President of National YFC, thus taking the place of Lionel Hill and on top of this, our own county organiser Gerald Haines being voted as being an honorary life member. What a legend! The weekend drew to a close with the entertainments final. Following months and months of rehearsals and with an outstanding performance of 'Its Not An Albatross', Cornwall's cabaret team were placed a well-deserved second. Congratulations to all 95 Cornish members, who have had endless amounts of fun and worked with such energy and professionalism together as a team. Special thanks to Mike Meer (producer) and his team.