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Y.F.C

                                       What is a Young Farmers’ Club?  
It is a body which includes not fewer than 10 young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years and which has been formed with the authority of The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, and registered and approved by the Executive Committee. A Y.F.C. is strictly non-political, non-sectarian and is open to anyone, no matter of his or her ethnic background, religion or profession. The only qualification for membership is an interest in rural life.
 
How can a person become a member?
First find out where your local Club is and when it meets. Contact some of the members and get them to bring you along. Its a simple as that!
 
What takes place at a club meeting?
Each club meeting starts with a business meeting (15 minutes max!) which includes the following – Minutes; Completion of Register; Business arising from Minutes; General Correspondence; County Committee and Headquarters Business. The main programme can be almost anything the members want to do. Remember that it’s Your Club and you decide the programme. Each club organises and determines the club’s programme six months in advance.
 
Who Controls the Organisation?

You the members. Each club annually elects a Club Leader, a Secretary and other office bearers who, together with you the members, organise Club affairs for the year. Each Club also has representation on the County Committee which meets at least four times a year, and co-ordinates YFC events and activities in the County. All six County Committees, together with a few other people, make up the Council which is the governing body of the Association. The Council meets only once a year, at which time it elects officials, the Executive and other Committees to handle the day-to-day business of the Association.

 
How are Officials elected?
Committee members and Club officials are elected by ballot at the Annual General Meeting, at which the Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports are adopted. Certified copies of these reports, together with the names and addresses of officials are then sent to Headquarters.
 

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