National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

16 November 2010

Cumbria county AGM 2010


Chairman Craig Brough, President, Frank Gate, Vice-President Nick Utting
Cumbria Young Farmers, friends and supporters packed the ballroom of the George Hotel, Penrith for the 36th Annual General meeting of the Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.

Mr Steven Dixon, Chairman, gave the Annual Report in which he outlined a very busy and successful year of competition for the members at County, Northern Area and National Level.  He said, “ It has been an honour to be part of Cumbria YFC for the past year when membership has increased and the standard of competition has been so high.  Clubs are strong and finances are stable.

Cumbria YFC’s membership has steadily increased every year over the last 15 years standing in September at 1348 card-carrying members with many more social and associate members.  Steven also announced that members had raised £41,000 for charity over the year.  This had been achieved by Clubs through a variety of fund-raising events and been given to many National and local charities.

The President Mr Linda Park then gave her report.  She highlighted the Field Days as her favourite time of the year, “The Field Days are a brilliant showcase for all your skills and talent.”  She also remarked, “The efficient and confident way you organise and run your meetings and competitions is a credit to you all.”

Treasurer, Mr Robert Wharton presented the accounts which showed a small loss of £1500.

The Young Farmers then proceeded with wit and flair to propose and second their officers for the ensuing year.

Mr Craig Brough from Raughton Head YFC was voted in Chairman and Mr Frank Gate, Drigg YFC President.  Vice-Chair is Jan Booth, Crook and Vice-President Nick Utting.  Mr Robert Wharton of Dodd & Co. was again voted in as Treasurer and Mr Gethyn Dyne of HSBC as Auditor.


Drigg YFC with their 2 Trophies and Amy Johnson (in green) with her YFC Member of Year Trophy.
Trophies were then presented by Mrs Linda Park.  Those announced on the night were as follows: - Mrs Dorrie Galbraith Trophy for the member making the greatest contribution: Amy Johnson, Raughton Head.  PFK Trophy for the Club making the most effort: Drigg YFC.  Top Club Award for the Club with the greatest increase in Membership: Greysouthen YFC.

The Alan Bowe Charity Award for the Club raising the most for charity in the previous membership year; Drigg who raised £15,855.95 for the West Cumberland Special Care Baby Unit and have in total in the last 18 months raised a total of £23,000 for the unit.

The meeting was closed after Tom Bland gave the vote of thanks to the retiring officers.



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