Staffordshire YFC has re-started its new membership year with a great influx of new and returning members aged 10 – 28 years joining one of the ten clubs across the County. The County would love to reach 601 members, the “magic” number in the YFC world as this will then secure two teams heading to the next round of competitions in the NFYFC Competitions Programme for 2022-23, giving more members opportunities to compete in skilled competitions including Public Speaking, Tug of War, Floral Art, Cookery and Stockjudging. This is looking highly likely as new members enquiries and joining up forms are becoming a daily occurrence.
Toby Hall, County Chairman said “A huge thank you to everyone in clubs and the County Office for making this happen. To reach 592 members is fantastic and we should definitely be reaching 601 soon. Its great to see Staffordshire YFC making huge progress following the pandemic, which is testament to everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm for our organisation.”
YFC Clubs have been busy recruiting their members since 1st September, the start of the YFC Membership Year and have been able to provide a full programme of weekly activities including talks, visits and social meetings, all ran in accordance with latest covid safety at the time. The federation saw a drop in membership during 2020 – 21 as a result of the pandemic, which meant many clubs had no meeting place and no connectivity, due to their rural locations, for online activities either. With the support of past members, Club Leaders, Club Advisory , County Officers and the Staffordshire YFC Office, each club is successfully rebuilding, which is great news as Staffordshire YFC is celebrating 70 years of running in 2022 as well.
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