Friday 25 October 2013

RNLI Visit and cheque presentation!

With 25 members attending the Padstow Life Boat station it was time to brave the winter winds and accidentally visit the lighthouse at the same time. After finally finding the life boat station members enjoyed a talk by 6 of the 28 crew members about the way the Spirit of Padstow works, how they launch it and past experiences and rescues. Members were also shown around the £2.7 million life boat, where they were able to investigate every aspect of the boat. We also learnt about the cost of kitting out crew members at over £1000 each.

After members had learnt about the RNLI and  the life saving work they do, it was time to hand over the cheque. Last years chairman Timmy Kenyon handed over a cheque on behalf of Launceston Young Farmers for £2356. This amazing amount of money was raised throughout the year and may well save someone's life.

Okehampton Carnival!

With members meeting at Okehampton school on  Saturday 19th October it was time for Chitty to fly again. With our multi coloured checked waistcoats at the ready and lots of enthusiastic dancers, Launceston members managed to win "Best Original Float"!

Saturday 19 October 2013

Bowling and Dodgems!

After of discussions of cabaret had come to an end, members proceeded to the bowling lanes to show off their skills…. With bowling shoes at the ready and everyone being their usual competitive self, the club set to work with their finest bowling skills. Questionable bowling techniques from members including Amy Trehane and Thomas Merritt lead many wondering how on earth the lanes were not left with severe dents. But bowling pro Matt Coles lead the way, managing a staggering 154! As the night progressed some member’s concentration wondered as talks of a very excitable, but somewhat farfetched Emmerdale took over. Resulting in many watching the events unfold on the laptop that happened to be brought along. After bowling had come to an end (and Emmerdale) members then proceeded towards the dodgems! As usual the dodgems showcased the questionable driving capabilities of the club and how much we all love crashing into each other. Finishing the eventful evening battered and bruised!  

Sunday 13 October 2013

Launceston Carnival

With many nights spent preparing the trailer at Steve Thornes, it was finally time for Chitty to fly! With everything finished, everyone met at Newport for judging of the first carnival of the year, Launceston carnival.  The weeks of work resulted in a huge success, with Launceston winning best in carnival, best young farmers and best illuminated! A thoroughly successful and enjoyable carnival concluded with the Launceston YFC after carnival dance, where members celebrated their success, with music from Jim and Fin in the White Hart Hotel! 


Another year, another committee and what a terrific one it is this year.  Our A.G.M was held at the White hart Hotel on Thursday 10th October. With our old committee standing down our new committee consists of: 

President: Mr Winston Davey
Vice President: Mr John Whale
Club leader: Miss Alison Jones
Asst. Club Leaders: Mr Richard Gribble and Mr Simon Burden
Chairman: Miss Claire Butter
Secretary: Miss Abigail Cornelius
Treasurer: Mr Richard Stanbury
Asst. Treasurer: Mr Sam Northey
Social Secretaries: Mr Dan Jasper and Miss Amy Trehane
Programme Secretary: Miss Jess Brookham
Skills for Life Secretary: Mr Luke Uglow
Supporters Club Rep: Miss Heather Stanbury
Sports Secretaries: Boys – Mr Thomas Merritt    Girls – Miss Becky Walters
Press and Publicity: Miss Avril Trehane
GP Committee Rep: Mr Nathan Dinnis
County Executive Reps: Miss Claire Butter, Miss Abigail Cornelius, Mr Nathan Dinnis
Trustees: Mr Michael Screech, Miss Alison Jones, Miss Claire Butter, Mr Richard Stanbury.
Club Management Committee: Mr Dan Uglow, Mr Nathaniel Thomas, Mr Sam Gubbin, Miss Stephanie Cornelius, Miss Emily Brookham, Mrs Charlotte Batten.
Advisory Committee: Retire in 2014 – Mr Roger Harris, Mrs Lisa Southard, Mr Simon Burden

Many thanks to Roger Goodman, this years president who has done a fantastic job.