NO-one could ever have imagined that shortly after the emergence of the Covid-19 virus all YFC activities would cease.
So the committee members in Kells and Connor put their brains together and came up with some novel ways to engage with their members. This included Bingo, Bring Me, Home Management, Brain of Kells and Connor, Best Decorated Buns as well as virtual stock-judging.
A big thank you to the members who took time to organise their stock and take videos. Club treasurer James Fullerton even managed to organise a virtual poultry video for something a bit different. These stockjudging videos were of an extremely high standard so well done.
As is traditional in any club, the year ends with a Parents and Friends night. Club secretary Emma Cochrane put together a fantastic video to announce the prize winners. (This can be viewed on the club’s Facebook page).
Club President Caroline Fullerton had contacted a few celebrities and had video messages from Marty Mone, Adam Henson, Zita McNaughter (outgoing YFCU President).
At the beginning of August, members were able to meet up at The Lake, Kilrea, for their summer meeting. It was great to see everyone together at last.
The next meeting took place at the home of the McKay family in the form of a games night and BBQ. A big thank you to the McKay family for the hospitality.
Club member Maggie McMillan features in the video Ulster Rugby star Rory Best has put together to publicise his walk to Mayo to raise funds for Cancer Fund for Children. Unfortunately, Maggie had to undergo surgery for a brain tumour and the club wants to support Rory’s effort to raise funds for this worthwhile charity.
The new committee has been working hard in its duties as the 2021-22 year has begun.
The committee consists of:
Honorary Patron – John James Mawhinney;
Honorary President – Caroline Fullerton;
Club Leader – Houston Bonnar;
Club Secretary – Zoe McIlroy;
Honorary Treasurer – James Fullerton;
PRO – Shannon Morton;
Assistant Club Leader – Andrew White;
Assistant Club Secretary – Emma Cochrane;
Assistant Treasurer – Adam Lyttle;
Assistant PRO – Georgia Swann;
Catering Officer – Emma Cochrane;
Council representatives – Houston Bonnar and Julie Bonnar;
UFU representative – Alec Currie;
Sports Co-Ordinator – Georgia Swann and Alex Millar;
Stock Judging Co-Ordinator – Andrew Millar and Julie Bonnar;
First Aid – Andrew White and Zoe McIlroy;
Child Protection – Emma Cochrane, Houston Bonnar, Andrew White and James Fullerton.