Sunday 30 October 2011

Camelford Carnival

Luckily the rain did not deter a good turnout of members for Camelford Carnival and our float gained us 3rd place- once again very well done!

Advisory Entertains

Last Thursday Roz Thorne, Matthew Shute and Julian Gribble provided the entertainment for our club meeting. We participated in many innovative games which encouraged everyone to take part- including new members who all got involved.

We played games which revealed hidden talents amongst members; Luke Uglow's ability to knock over a record number of cups using the air from a balloon, Jon Frayne's elastic band skills and Alan Wadge's creative technique to remove ping pong balls from a box attached to his back (just a few to mention which didn't go unnoticed!) .

Many thanks to the advisory for a very amusing evening. New members are always welcome- contact Dan for more details.

Thursday 27 October 2011

Launceston YFC Halloween Disco

This Saturday- 29th October at Lifton Farm Shop.


BK discos.

£6 with fancy dress, £8 without.

A night definitely not to be missed!

Friday 21 October 2011

Visit to Roger Young Landrover

This week, our club meeting was a visit to Roger Young Land Rover at Saltash.

The family run business has gradually increased over the years, now employing more than 80 staff and last year selling over 1000 new and used vehicles. Members were given a very interesting tour of the premises, led by Roger Young. We were shown around the showroom and work shop- which has the capacity for 14 bays, as well as a 4 wheel alignment adjustment area. We were also shown around the 'Engineering Dealership' area- run by Mark Young- where there was a vast range of products from (Nugent) trailers and quad bikes to yard scrapers and livestock crushes. Here we also saw the Isuzu vehicles which are a relatively new dealership for the company.

The members were then very privileged to be given test drives (rides!) in 4 brand new vehicles- Discovery 4, Isuzu Rodeo, Range Rover Sport and the new Range Rover Evoque.  We were particularly impressed with the gadgets that the Evoque had to offer- a dual screen TV (so that the driver can view satnav whilst the passengers watch a film), as well as the automatic parallel parking that the vehicle could perform!

To round off the evening, everyone enjoyed a pasty and took part in a quiz- with Karyn Brookham coming 1st and winning a driving experience. Many thanks to Roger Young and his team for a brilliant visit and kind hospitality.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Okehampton Carnival

Members travelled to Okehampton on Saturday 15th October to exhibit the 'James Bond' float. Their hard work was rewarded with another 1st prize- a brilliant result!

Saturday 15 October 2011

Curve Session- 'Managing Change'

On Thursday 13th October, members attended a training session run by Cornwall YFC officers: Katherine Spencer (County Organiser) and Clare Worden (National Representative).

The session delivered was designed to inform members about change, particularly to young people; recognising the effects of change, its impact on members and how support can be provided. The meeting was extremely interactive with scenarios to overcome such as drawing a person with the hand which you don't usually write with, and discussing how you would deal with a situation where cars' were no longer allowed on the road! The session was very interesting and members were able to take alot away from it.

Monday 10 October 2011

Launceston Carnival

On Saturday 8th October Launceston YFC's carnival season began. After many hours of preparation, the trailer (kindly loaned by Steve Thorne) was transformed into a stunning 'James Bond' setting. In their best attire, members' entertained the crowd from the float and gained an excellent 1st prize in the YFC class.

If you missed us this weekend... we will be in attendance at many carnivals over the forthcoming weeks- see calendar for details!

Saturday 8 October 2011

Club AGM

The club's Annual General Meeting that was held this week, marked the end of the young farmers year for chairman Ed Humber and Secretary Sofie Watton. The evening was held at the White Hart Hotel and was well attended by both club members and those on the advisory team. A run down of the year was provided as both speeches from Ed and Sophie , along with a pictorial slideshow that highlighted Ed's most memorable moments. Thanks were also expressed to everyone who had successfully performed roles over that past 12 months.

Congratulations to new post holders who are:
President: Janet Ham
Vice President: Roger Goodman
Assistant Club Leaders: Jeremy Shute & Richard Gribble
Chairman: Daniel Batten
Vice Chairman: Tim Kenyon
Secretary: Jess Brookham
Treasurer: Nick Brookham
Assistant Treasurer: Claire Butter
Social Secretaries: Martin Grigg and Tom Merritt
Programme Secretary: Oliver Stephens
Skills for Life Officer: Sam Gubbin
Supporters Club Secretary: Nathan Dinnis
Sports Secretaries: Sadie Cornelious & Richard Stanbury
Press and Publicity Officer: Hannah Gribble

New Chairman, Daniel Batten ended the meeting by announcing his chosen charity for the year, which will be Cornwall Air Ambulance.

 Ed hands over the club banner and hammer to Daniel.

New club President, Chairman and Secretary for 2011-2012.

Monday 3 October 2011

Dinner and Dance

The Annual Dinner and Dance was held on Saturday 1st October at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston. There was a huge turn out of both past and present members, along with friends and family of Launceston YFC to hear speeches from previous county organiser, Mr Gerald Haines; County Chairman, Mr Will Dymond; local businessman, Mr Jonny Statton; Launceston YFC's chairman, Mr Edward Humber. The evening ended with a disco by BK Discos.
Pictured below are the cup winners:

Saturday 1 October 2011

Visiting Lifton's Feed Mill

This week we visited Mole Valley's Feed Mill at Lifton. It was interesting to learn about the process that turns raw materials into a variety of animal feeds, and see this first-hand. Whilst touring the mill, members were encouraged to ask questions and were shown how each stage is monitored.