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Young Farmers Club
The Young Farmers Club (YFC) is an organisation that dates back to the 1920's (Hemyock was the birthplace of the YFC, starting as the Calf Club in 1921) and was started to give young people in the countryside a way of socialising with other young people in their areas. Today there are over 700 clubs in England and Wales, 37 of which are in Devon alone!
Yet again it has been a busy couple of months for Culm Valley Young Farmers who have certainly not let the recent cold weather get in the way of the busy schedule!
The competitions diary has been full of events with Culm Valley being placed respectively in both the interclub table tennis and badminton. Further fixtures are scheduled with volleyball, hockey and basketball featuring early within the 2010 calendar! Eight members of the club are travelling to Val Thorens in the French Alps along with members from clubs across the region on the annual YFC ski trip - Hopefully the itinerary will not include any trips to A & E!
Culm Valley Young Farmers held their AGM on 13th October, where it was time to recap on yet another successful year and vote in the new members to take on the various roles as officers leading the club, from chairman down to the very important coffee makers! Thank you was said to Emma Greenslade and Emily York who as Chairman and Secretary along with the other officers had given much dedication and hard work in maintaining the clubs momentum. To start off the new year's competitions Culm Valley presented 3 teams at the group Public Speaking held at Awliscombe where the teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Michelle Batting, Emily Vallis and Kate Stevens will now progress to represent East Devon at the County Round.
Apologies for the long delay in updating you on what we have been up to within the club. I would like to congratulate Emily York for scoring the highest points in the junior public speaking competition earlier on in the year and her team coming overall 3rd. Other results were the Devon girl's football team, including Amy Broomfield and Kelly Reed who came 2nd and the Devon rugby team which included Richard McCabe who came 5th. Also the Devon ten pin bowling team, made up of all Culm Valley members who came first. Well done to you all.
In January we entered four teams into the Countryside and Safety quiz. Well done to all who took part, especially Marcus Busch, Carly Veale and Jeremy Turner for coming fifth.
We also won the east Devon group dodge ball, which again, representing the group we came first at Okehampton later on in the month. We also won ladies 5 a side football and U18 men's football. Also we played skittles against Axminster and lost by 15 pins. The East Devon round of Stars in their Eyes took place in February, congratulations to Mark Davis who came 3rd as Daniel Bedingfield.
Looking back to the beginning of the August saw a very wet and muddy Honiton Show, which many of our members participated at. We had members showing stock, crafts, cookery and our boys pulled Tug-Of-War and even though they didn't take top place, they still managed to appear on Spotlight the same evening on BBC One!
May was a very busy month for many of our members due to Devon county show. We had members taking part in a whole range of classes and activities after weeks of preparation we came home with awards for the club with most points in the cookery section, club with the most points in the static section and club gaining highest number of points in all classes.
In February we took part in the East Devon Group drama competition with our play "Zartan", produced by Lorraine Penngelly in which we came first, qualifying us for the Devon round which we also won. We then went on to represent Devon at the south west area round in Weymouth which we came second, again qualifying us for the next round. So then we went up to Cheltenham to compete in the National semi finals which we came a very respectable third. Also throughout our performances we picked up the best moment cup at the group round and the best actor went to Mark Davis at the group and county round as well as the national semi final.
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Mostly dry with variable cloud and sunny spells until Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight:
A rather cloudy end to the day for many areas, but dry, and a chance of some late sunshine before dusk, especially south Devon and Cornwall. Remaining dry overnight across all parts with cloud thickening again in places by dawn. Minimum temperature 6 °C.
Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some good sunny spells. Feeling slightly cooler and fresher than of late, especially around northern and western coasts with a moderate northwesterly wind. Maximum temperature 17 °C.
Updated: 1517 on Tue 21 May 2013
Forecast for Exmoor National Park for Wednesday
Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine at times. Winds will be moderate and northwesterly.
Updated: 1444 on Tue 21 May 2013
Forecast for Dartmoor National Park for Wednesday
Fine and dry with variable cloud, sunny spells, and moderate north or northwesterly winds. No hill fog expected.
Updated: 1444 on Tue 21 May 2013
sourced from the Met Office
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