National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Find out more about NFYFC’s democracy and how it works.

1. Why do we have an Annual General Meeting (AGM)?

A. The NFYFC is a democratic membership organisation.  The AGM is an important governance process for the members of the organisation.  It provides a summary of the organisations activities and achievement over the previous year through the presentation of the Annual Report, the adoption of the audited accounts and gives YFC clubs and county federation, representing YFC members, the opportunity to vote on the motions on the Agenda that shape the organisations future.

2. Who does the AGM affect?

A. The outcomes of the motions to the AGM can affect every YFC member, every YFC club and county federation.

3. What do I do if I want to get my voice heard about the motions proposed?

A.  There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Attend the meeting on 29 April 2021 to be held online.
  • During the online meeting, you will be able to put forward comments using the ‘comment’ feature in the webinar platform – just like when using Zoom.  If you would like to speak to the motion concerning the upper age of YFC membership, this can be done, but we must know no later than Wednesday 21 April in order to make the required technical arrangements.

5. What if I can’t attend the online AGM?

A. As the 2020 meeting is to be virtual meeting, everyone can logon to watch/listen to the proceedings.

Voting instructions will be emailed to the club chair and club secretary (and county chairs and members of the NFYFC Council).  Voting will open several days before the meeting, so if you are not able to vote during the meeting, please submit your votes two or three days before the meeting.  In addition the meeting will be recorded a few days after the meeting, it be online and available for you to listen to.

6. Where do the motions come from?

A. Motions to the NFYFC AGM can be put forward by any YFC Club or County Federation affiliated to the NFYFC and by the NFYFC Council (individual YFC members cannot put forward a motion, nor can the Area Committees).

7. How do these proposals affect me as a YFC member and my YFC Club?

A. Proposals to the AGM can affect the rules of the YFC organisation, so may have an affect at a YFC Club, or they may be simple changes to an administration process.  Just like a YFC AGM, the subscription fee is fixed at the AGM each year.

8. What is the structure of NFYFC?

A. See a detailed breakdown of the structure of NFYFC and see the people who are currently in the leading roles.

9. How does democracy work?

A. Every YFC member elects YFC members from their YFC to the county executive committee (or similar).  These people represent the club membership at a county level. The county executive (or similar) elects representatives to join the NFYFC Council. These people form the NFYFC Council which meets to shape the programming and policy of the YFC organisation.

10. What if I want to know more?

A. Please contact James Eckley Chief Officer of the NFYFC.  It's also worth reading The Bigger Picture section of The Source for more information about democracy and the structure of the organisation.  

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