Rathfriland YFC kickstarts the new club year on a high

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ICE-BREAKER: Enjoying the ice-breaker evening at Rathfriland.

RATHFRILAND YFC has had a busy September with the start of the new club year.

Two meetings in, the club is excited for the year ahead and looks forward to welcoming both new and old faces back to fortnightly meetings.

BIG BREAKFAST: Rathfriland YFC held its first big bBOG reakfast and information morning in early September. Pictured are club members and supporters.

On Saturday, September 8, Rathfriland YFC held its first big breakfast and information morning in the club hall at Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland. The event was kindly sponsored by Milestone, Rathfriland, Home Bakery, Rathfriland, Mourne Eggs, O’Hares, Rathfriland, and could not have been held without the help of Audrey McDowell and team running the kitchen and Regal Fabrications for the loan of the cooking equipment.

The informal morning gave the opp-ortunity for both potential members as well as their family/friends to come along and find out what the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster is all about as well as find out information on joining Rathfriland. The club would like to thank the local community for its support.

On Monday, September 10, the club started its programme with the annual new members night. The club was delighted to welcome so many new faces as well as the usual returning members.

The evening consisted of ice breaker games such as shave the balloon, fluffy bunnies and pass the polo. This was followed by a well deserved supper.

On Monday, September 24, the club held the second meeting of the year with guest speaker Jo Graham, past YFCU president from Trillick, taking the meeting. Joe told members of the importance of taking part in the club programme and competitions and how, by doing so, he has aquired skills that would otherwise have been difficult to achieve.

This includes public speaking, something a lot of us find hard. The evening concluded with a hearty supper.

For anyone who is still interested in joining Rathfriland YFC there is still time to do so, just follow on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest meetings and tag along!

The club looks forward to its upcoming fashion show on Friday, October 19, including style from Martha Janes, Rathfriland, SM Shoes, Rathfriland, and Amelia Jane, Kilkeel. Tickets can be purchased by phoning 07938 877089.

MEETING: Club members at one of Rathfriland’s first club meetings of the Winter Season.

Date for your diary: November 9 – Junior Disco.

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