Monday 18 November 2013

Farm Fire Safety Talk

Members listened to a talk by Mark White from Bodmin Fire Station who talked about the best ways to try and prevent a fire and the best ways to deal with a fire if one breaks out at your farm! Mark showed us lots of photos of serious fires and road traffic collisions and it was very interesting to learn about his role as a fire officer.

Sunday 17 November 2013

Holsworthy Carnival- The final one!

Lots of members braved a chilly night to dance on the float for the final time this year! Made much more entertaining by Dan Uglows dancing and the "happy" boys in the child catchers cage! Members danced their way to another 1st place! Meaning that we have had a first prize at every carnival attended- All the hard work paid off!!

Hatherleigh Carnival

Lots of members turned out to travel to Hatherleigh carnival, with lots of strong competition members waited eagerly to find out the results, it was a huge shock to the club to learn that we won 1st for best visiting float, best yfc float and best artistic float! A fantastic achievement at such a well supported carnival!

Monday 11 November 2013

Fireworks night!

With kind thanks to Nathan and Daisy Dinnis, club hosted a bonfire and fireworks night at their farm in North Petherwin. With parents, farmers club and NFU invited, members provided a fantastic BBQ with teas and coffees. Also Daisy's butternut squash soup went down a treat.The night was filled with the sounds of the crackling bonfire and the fireworks. A huge thanks goes out to Luke Uglow and Ed Humber who were in charge of the lighting of the fireworks. A fantastic night was had by all and thankfully my stint on the BBQ did not result in any food poisoning!

Friday 1 November 2013

New Members Evening

With plenty of the cousins, friends, neighbours and family friends dragged along to white Hart , it was the unmistakable new members evening. With Games arranged by Claire and Abby it was the perfect opportunity for members to show off to the new members. Natalie fell victim to the apple bobbing then finding the jelly baby in the flour.  Members also enjoyed games aimed at introducing each other and making new members feel welcome.  A very funny evening was to be had by all and the club wishes to see plenty of fresh faces in the next few weeks!


On behalf of the 310 people that attended the event, what a night! Hosted at Threthorne, BK discos filled the room with some great music, as always.  The fancy dress party show cased some interesting outfits with superman making an appearance and a LOT of cats. Social secretaries Amy Trehane and Dan Jasper, did a great job which reflected in the £1000 profit!
Thank you to everyone who was on the door and everyone else who helped, it was a brilliant night!

Dinner and dance

Well what a wonderful night. With suits ironed and dresses bought it was time for the annual Dinner and Dance. With a mouth-watering meal from eagle house, members, parents and guest speakers tucked in. Some fantastic speeches from Ed Humber, Timmy Kenyon and guest speakers filled the room with a lot of laughter and a few tears. Once emotions under control it was time for the cups. And thank you to Sadie Cornelius for cleaning the cups they all looked superb.

Edward Baker cup (boy and girl with most points) – Oliver Stephens & Claire Butter
JD Rashley cup (Best new boy and girl member) – Avril Trehane & Chris Heard
Jubilee Cup (best non- committee boy & girl member) – Kelly Cornelius & Dan Uglow
Ruby trophy (most meetings attended by boy & girl) - Luke aglow & Lauren Cornelius
Joan Blackmore Drama cup (Dramatic achievement) – Kelly Cornelius
Eric Neele stock judging cup (Most stock judging points gained throughout the year) – Becky Walters
Fiona French cup (Most helpful member) – Dan Jasper & Kelly Cornelius
The J C Maynard Plaque (Boy and girl gaining most points at county rally) – Oliver Stephens and Sally Bartlett
The D R Batten public speaking cup (Most improved speaker, best achievement throughout the year) – Heather Stanbury
Janet Ham cup music and artistic achievement (most improved member, best achievement)- Mitchell Hawken.

Well done to everyone who was successful!  With the excitement of cups over it was time for the pictures. Let’s just say it was mug shots galore. The rest of the evening was spent chatting and continuously changing the music on Natalie’s IPhone, that she had kindly leant us to play music through the speakers.