75th anniversary milestone

Rathfriland YFC members and Trustees were recently invited to an evening reception with the Lord Mayor of Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council at the Civic Buildings in Banbridge.

Sunday, 8th September 2019, 5:09 pm
Club members pictured with trustees and the Lord Mayor and local Councillors
Club members pictured with trustees and the Lord Mayor and local Councillors

The evening was a recognition of the clubs 75th Anniversary milestone and they were delighted to be asked.

The evening started with a drinks reception, followed by photos and a speech from the Lord Mayor, welcoming the club and Trustees as well congratulating them on their milestone achievement.

Roberta Simmons (Club President) responded with a general overview of the club activities and an explanation of the YFCU explaining how it is the best rural youth organisation in Northern Ireland. The evening concluded with a delicious supper. The club members and Trustees would like to extend their thanks to all attendees at the receptionl.

Club members pictured with trustees and the Lord Mayor

The civic reception provided the perfect venue for the club to officially launch their 75th Anniversary Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 19 in the newly refurbished Belmont Hotel, Banbridge from 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at a price of £35, to include a three course meal, by contacting Club Leader Stephen Gordon on 07871039833. The evening will be a celebration of the club and its past and present members over the past 75 Years. Thus the event is open to all ages and the club would be delighted to see friends, family, current and past members taking part in the celebrations. You can keep up to date with this event by following @Rathfrilandyoungfarmersclub on facebook.

If anyone has any club memorabilia to include at the event members b would love to display it, contact Lois Bingham 07842500186 (Club PRO).

Club Committee and office bearers pictured with the Lord Mayor of ABC Council
Club members at Banbridge Civic Centre for their 75th anniversary dinner
Councillor and past club member Jill McCauley pictured with some club members
Trustees pictured with club leader Stephen Gordon, Club President Roberta Simmons, and Secretary Matthew Murphy
Trustees pictured with local Councillors and the Lord Mayor
Hannah Cromie, Rebecca Cromie, Colin McMinn, Rachael McMinn, Victoria McCabe, Lois Bingham and Matthew Murphy waiting on the reception to begin
Roberta Simmons Club President mid speech