MUDIAD CLYBIAU FFERMWYR IEUAINC MALDWYN
MONTGOMERY FEDERATION OF YOUNG FARMERS’ CLUBS
thMinutes of the Youth Forum meeting held on Thursday 11 September 2008, at
7.30pm in Abermule Community Centre.
PRESENT: John Woosnam, Catherine Bennett, Rosie Davies, Sara Robinson, Janet Rowlands
(Vice President) Andrew Davies, Luned Evans, Angharad Evans, Harry James, Steffan
Lowther, Maldwyn Francis, Greg Griffiths, Emma Baker, Ed Griffiths, Sara Moyle, Nia
Emberton, Rachel Trow, Laura Howells, Gemma Davies, Martyn Williams, Bryn Davies,
Ruth Edwards, Geraint Jones, Chris Evans and Robin Morris Jones.
PART ATTENDANCE: Nicola Walker (County Chairman, Becky George (Retiring Committee Chairman)
and Gwynfor Thomas (County President).
In opening the meeting, Becky George welcomed everybody to the first meeting of
the new YFC year and urged members to use the committee to air the views of the
Representatives were reminded that if they were unable to attend meetings a
replacement representative should be sought.
Those present were informed of the role of the Youth Forum Committee and how it
works in conjunction with the Wales Youth Forum committee at Wales YFC.
The election of officials took place with the following elected to serve the committee
for the year 2008 – 2009.
Chairman Mr John Woosnam, Dolfor YFC
Vice Chairman Miss Catherine Bennett, Vyrnwy Valley YFC
Minute Secretary Miss Rosie Davies, Llidiartywaen YFC
Youth Forum Leaders Mr Andrew Davies, Dolfor YFC, Mr Emyr Jones and Mr
Apologies were received from David Gethin, Powell James, Naomi George, Rosie
Powell, Bethan Lovgreen and Tomos Bailey.
YF/02/08/09 CONFIRM MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING thMinutes of the last meeting held on Thursday 29 May, 2008 were read and signed as
a correct record.
YF/03/08/09 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
YF/60/07/08 Sponsored Walk
The committee asked for feedback but no comments were put forward.
YF/61/07/08 Summer Events
The committee were asked for their feedback from the Alton Towers trip but again
no comments were put forward.
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A questionnaire from Wales YFC was discussed in relation to members views of the
2008 Young Peoples Village at the Royal Welsh Show. Comments were put forward
which would be relayed back to Wales YFC.
Young People’s Questionnaire
Members were asked to complete a Youth Service Satisfaction Survey in relation to
the YFC in Montgomeryshire.
YF/05/08/09 FINANCIAL REPORT
It was reported that to date the Youth Forum bank balance stood at ?1,879.41. It
was noted that this was approx. ?600 more than at the same time last year.
Members were reminded that the money is there for the sole purpose of the members
of the Federation under the age of 18, and that the Youth Forum are in charge of
their own finances.
YF/06/08/09 2008 – 2009 PLANNING
After discussion it was agreed to organise the following events for the Youth Forum.
Paintballing / Go Karting
It was agreed to organise a Youth Forum trip on the Sunday of the Autumn Half Term
to the Rednall Paintballing and Karting Centre in Oswestry.
It was agreed that the Forum should pay for buses for the day and members to pay
for the activity costs.
It was agreed to look into the following events for members under the age of 18.
? Ice Skating
? Cardiff – Rugby Match
? Weekend away to Liverpool, Manchester or London.
Information on each of these ideas would be brought back to the next meeting of the
YF/07/08/09 PUBLIC SPEAKING
The committee were asked for suggestions of books for the forthcoming Junior
st1 Choice was agreed as ‘Of Mice and Men’.
For the Welsh competition the following were suggested. st1 Choice was agreed as Jibar by Bedwyr Rees.
YF/08/08/09 WALES YFC YOUTH FORUM
The committee were asked to elect four members to sit on the Wales YFC Youth
Forum which meets in Builth Wells three times a year on a Saturday morning.
The following members were elected.
John Woosnam Dolfor YFC
Greg Griffiths Dolfor YFC
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Catherine Bennett Vyrnwy Valley YFC
Rosie Davies Llidiartywaen YFC
YF/08/08/09 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Gwynfor Thomas posed the question to the committee as to whether they thought an
Under 16’s dance would be a suitable event at the Rally before the main barn dance
Powys Youth Forum
Luned Evans and Sara Moyle agreed to represent the YFC on the Powys Youth Forum
which meets four times during the year at Staylittle.
Members were asked if they would like to order Youth Forum Hoodies. A number of
orders were subsequently taken.
The committee were asked to elect two members onto the editorial of the new Three
Federations Magazine project.
Angharad Evans and Luned Evans were duly elected.
As there was no other business the meeting was declared closed at 8.50pm.
Signed: …………………………………. Date: …………………………..
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