Kilrea YFC celebrate 70 years

YFCU president Roberta, Kilrea YFC leader Adam and secretary Kerrie
YFCU president Roberta, Kilrea YFC leader Adam and secretary Kerrie
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On this their Platinum Year – Kilrea YFC continued their celebrations by holding an anniversary dinner dance in the Royal Court Hotel, Portrush, on Saturday 7th November 2015.

It was encouraging for the members to see such an excellent turnout on this momentous occasion, especially from former club members. Kilrea YFC were particularly privileged that their oldest surviving member Mr William Mayberry attended the event and extend thanks to him for coming along making it even more special in particular for the current members to appreciate.

Some of the current members of Kilrea YFC

Some of the current members of Kilrea YFC

After a lovely dinner all in attendance heard some witty speeches from Linda Steele, club patron, Adam McCormick, club leader, David Linton, club president, Gordon Bell, former member and Roberta Simmons YFCU president.

Following this the anniversary cake was cut by Roberta and the club’s youngest member Mark Anderson.

Many thanks to YFCU guest speaker and YFCU president Roberta Simmons for travelling the distance to attend the event and for her valued input in encouraging the members and the club as a whole.

A vote of thanks was extended to all those who had helped to make the evening such a success and presentation of gifts followed.

Members of Kilrea YFC with their guests

Members of Kilrea YFC with their guests

The evening finished off with dancing and music provided by The Bentley Boys.

£500 was raised from the raffle and this will be added to the club’s charity donations which will be presented at a later date.

The club have on sale some anniversary books to mark their 70th anniversary and they are certainly worth a read. They also still have some from fiftieth and sixtieth anniversaries so if anyone would like to purchase any of these please get in touch with Adam 07803632691 or Kerrie 07938993568.

An enjoyable evening was had by all and Kilrea YFC would like to extend their thanks to all their sponsors and to everyone who supported the event by their attendance. Here’s to the next 70.

Former members of Kilrea YFC

Former members of Kilrea YFC

Meanwhile, club members are reminded that practises are on-going for choir competition and ask that you keep 
in touch via club officials Adam and Kerrie for updates about meetings and competitions.

Also members, parents and friends please keep in mind the club’s upcoming carol service to be held on Sunday 6th December, 2015 in Swatragh Presbyterian Church, your support would be, as always, greatly appreciated.

Club officials with their oldest and youngest member

Club officials with their oldest and youngest member

Some former members of Kilrea YFC

Some former members of Kilrea YFC

Club patron Linda Steele and former club members

Club patron Linda Steele and former club members